John Vamos was born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1960. His parents are Hungarian immigrants and John and his three siblings grew up in a learning-focused environment where there was a high importance placed on having the best education and realising professional and personal potential.
For many, success comes from adversity, but for John nothing could be further from the truth. His father’s long and successful career with IBM provided the family with a lifestyle and security that John aspires to emulate for his family.
John completed an arts/law degree at Macquarie University and further tertiary qualifications in financial services at Deakin University.
Since starting Business Coaching Systems (BCS), the only dedicated organisational coaching business in Australia, John has become recognised as the pioneer of organisational coaching. Using his successful business ‘Thinking SystemsTM’ methodology, he now has operations spanning Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
He recently founded the Institute of Organisational Coaching, a professional development business designed to promote and teach the successful methodologies he uses with his clients today. The curriculum includes methodologies for strategic planning, organisational change management, operational planning, performance management and executive coaching.
John holds directorships in the financial services, management services and hospitality industries. He is also a leading commentator on business and social issues in the commercial press and has authored a book called You Don’t Think As Smart As You Are. His aspiration in life is to be instrumental in defining and developing the thinking and practice of organisational coaching.
Today, John lives in Sydney with his family and music collection. When he isn’t coaching or spending time with family, you can find him watching rugby league and American football or listening to his favourite rock group, KISS.