John Olsen

About John

In a career spanning over 20 years with experience in technology, financial services, logistics, and manufacturing, John has learned that there is no single playbook for solving many of the challenges facing businesses today. Working backwards from the needs of your customers John works with you to chart a path to achieve your goals. With a focus on strategy, leadership, organisational design, technology, and culture, John helps you drive the change required for the success of your business.

Having conducted business around the world, e.g. Australia, China, the US, the EU, India, and New Zealand, with organizations ranging from family-owned to startups to over 500,000 employees experiencing business challenges as diverse as hyper growth to turnaround, John brings an authentic interest in understanding your business and customers. Those experiences, coupled with his own personal journey of growing to lead a global organization of 9,000 employees, allows John to relate to and help business leaders regardless of size or turnover.


John Olsen | Icehouse Business Coach

Areas of Expertise

• Leading change
•Structuring for growth
•High performance teams and culture
•Organisational design
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Human resources

Areas of Expertise

• Amazon
• Likeable Lab
• coHired
• Microsoft
• GE Capital
• Nyriad
• LawVu

"John took a business challenge that I had spent months contemplating and, without ever telling me what to do, was able to ask a series of exactly the right questions for me to find the answers myself."

Nick McDonald
Likeable Lab

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John Olsen Blog: People and Culture Matter - 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Business Results

People and Culture Matter: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Business Results

Here are three top tips on hiring decisions, tough conversations, building trust and gaining feedback to benefit you, your teams and your business.

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