Dr James Adonis is one of Australia’s most well-known employee engagement and team leadership educators.
James has rich practical experience as a leader in a variety of industries, such as financial services and contact centres, at which his most noteworthy achievements were in relation to his employees’ engagement, performance and retention. Still today, he is employed full-time in a leadership capacity with responsibility for more than 100 staff, thereby ensuring he’s sharing with his audiences what he, too, is actively putting into practice.
James is frequently featured in the media as a thought leader on all matters related to workplace relations. This is most obvious in his weekly business column with the Fairfax group of online news publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In combination with his books and fortnightly newsletter, James’s insights are read by over 100,000 people every month.
For more than a decade, he has worked with hundreds of organisations helping them successfully lead change, engage staff, and improve performance. A truly international speaker and consultant, he has worked with leaders in Australia, New Zealand, India, Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, and Belgium, with an impressive list of clients including McDonald’s, American Express, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Optus, Ernst & Young, Gucci, Toyota and many government departments.
Education:His qualifications include a PhD that researched the ways in which leaders can engage employees during organisational crises and significant change. His previous qualifications spanned a diverse range of disciplines including business leadership, marketing management, and political science.