What our clients say

Over the past 30 years we have worked with some of the world’s most successful leaders helping them achieve breakthrough results. Here’s what some of them had to say about the impact of our work.

Mike Bennetts
CEO, Z Energy

JMW is like the finishing school of leadership.


“JMW is like the finishing school of leadership. One that provides people with access to extraordinary leadership, which then gives the extraordinary financial and broader business results that I am looking for. JMW enables us to get to a different type of business result and often it is beyond what was originally thought possible. That is results on the financial statements, it is results for my people and their potential, and it is all the other balanced scorecard elements of our performance.”

Tom Knudson,
Bristow Group Inc Chairman

JMW will give you the tools, the techniques and the understanding to create the possibility in your organization...


“If you are responsible for an organization and you believe that there is an outcome that’s possible for your organization that’s significantly better than anyone else believes possible, JMW will give you the tools, the techniques and the understanding to create the possibility in your organization for that to happen and how to empower your organization to go get it.”

Gretchen Haskins,
CEO, HeliOffshore

The thing that made JMW so amazing for me were the people...


“The thing that made JMW so amazing for me were the people who mentored me in the course, my fellow participants and my colleagues at work who had also been through it. The experiences we shared added great value to my life and I am very grateful to them.”


Rod McCracken,
Chief Operating Officer, IHI E&C

Where I think JMW is most useful is at the beginning of a project.


“Where I think JMW is most useful is at the beginning of a project. They get involved in setting up the leadership team – not only from us – but also the owners, subcontractors and others, to have all the tools that are available be understood by the leaders and gradually put down all the way through the organization.”

Simon Bowen,
Managing Director, URENCO UK Limited

JMW really opened my eyes to the possibility of delivering levels of performance that I simply did not have access too before.


“JMW really opened my eyes to the possibility of delivering levels of performance that I simply did not have access to before. We have transformed the way in which our executive team relates to leadership and each other. So what would I say to someone considering engaging JMW? The tools for understanding human interactions and the insights that you gain will have a profound impact in your life and in your business – for good. So why wouldn’t you engage them?!!”

Tony Stante,
Alliance Project Manager, Ballina Bypass

JMW is a highly trusted partner on the Ballina Bypass Alliance project and a champion of our business…


“JMW is a highly trusted partner on the Ballina Bypass Alliance project and a champion of our business. We could not have achieved what we did as a high-performance team on Ballina without the overall support, one-on-one coaching, team and large group facilitation, and continually insightful consulting and guidance from JMW. Many senior members of my staff gained significant personal improvement in behaviors and superior professional performance as a result of our work with JMW.”


Norman Chambers,
President & COO, NCI Building Systems

JMW’s unique combination of developing leadership while focusing on achieving specific results is complementary and supportive in having a company achieve a new level of performance.


“JMW’s unique combination of developing leadership while focusing on achieving specific results is complementary and supportive in having a company achieve a new level of performance. As a result of their work, I have observed an unmistakable change in how people view their roles, and who they need to be to fulfill on the company's future...Having JMW on board provides an incredible tool for any leader trying to transform their company from where it is to where they want it to be.”

Chris Gibson-Smith,
Chairman, London Stock Exchange

Time and again, JMW helps you produce outstanding results whilst also transforming your organization’s abilities.


“Time and again, JMW helps you produce outstanding results whilst also transforming your organization’s abilities. They don’t bring the answer into the organization; they induce the result from the inside by revealing the inherent capabilities and strengths of the people.”

Dick Auchinleck,
Retired President & CEO, Gulf Canada Resources Ltd

Our work with JMW had significant impact in three areas: It produced a shift in employee morale and contribution, a shift in the market perception of our company…


“Our work with JMW had significant impact in three areas: It produced a shift in employee morale and contribution, a shift in the market perception of our company, and a dramatic increase in financial and business performance. A defining moment came when I challenged my senior leadership to achieve a very difficult operations target. Unexpectedly, they not only accepted the challenge with ownership, they came back volunteering to deliver something even bigger. I knew then that we had what it would take to move the company to a new level. JMW was instrumental in the leadership relating to the goals in this new manner and going on to produce the dramatic improvement in our company’s performance.”


Rick Warters,
VP New Ventures & Geoscience, Paramount Energy Trust

I have had many years of involvement with the folks at JMW. They were instrumental in the successful merger of two companies…


“I have had many years of involvement with the folks at JMW. They were instrumental in the successful merger of two companies I worked for, and the resulting organization was one of the most powerful I have ever worked with. These guys are very good with senior leadership and developing middle managers and with the field guys. They had a major impact on our leadership and our commitment to the future.”

Colin H.J. Maclean,
Retired Business Unit Leader, BP

I have had JMW as a partner in some of the toughest situations anyone could experience in business, from revitalizing whole oil exploration provinces…


“I have had JMW as a partner in some of the toughest situations anyone could experience in business, from revitalizing whole oil exploration provinces where the challenges were capital cost and technology, through refocusing manufacturing by the introduction of new plant and products, to securing the future of unprofitable businesses by blasting out costs and transforming plant reliability. There is no doubt that reason alone would not have delivered the required results. The step beyond, that our people needed to take in every instance, was invented, nurtured and delivered together with JMW.”

Robert Edwardes,
Executive Vice President Development, Woodside Energy

We know that at least half of the factors that make a project successful don’t relate to technical content, they relate to human behavior.


“We know that at least half of the factors that make a project successful don’t relate to technical content, they relate to human behavior. JMW have a very deep understanding of how to develop and coach leaders, and how to coach project management teams to achieve extraordinary results.”