Jon Pratlett

Jon Pratlett has over two decades of experience, coupled with extensive study and on the ground action, supporting leaders and their teams steward their organisations to transform to their desired state.

What People Say

"As a consultant to the chief executive officer of an organisation, as somebody who really gets down an understand your issues and is able to design programs that work on those issues to give you the results, Jon's programs are absolutely first class."

Mike Parsons. CEO, GE Capital Finance Australia.

"Jon's work with us highlighted the unique communication strategies and teamwork required for this diversified group. Jon's excellent facilitation challenged us to adopt new methods of addressing and encouraging a healthy team environment."

Dr Darryl Maher. Medical & Research Director. CSL.

“I have worked with many facilitators during my career and I have no hesitation in saying that Jon is one of the best. He is well organised and well researched but more importantly he has the mental agility to deal with vastly different group dynamics and challenges posed by the idiosyncrasies of some very strong egos. He also has a very engaging personality. I have valued my sessions with Jon and would recommend him unhesitantly to anyone.”

Chris Skilton. Former Chief Executive Officer, Suncorp Metway.

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Jon at the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon 2000 World Championships - 3.8k Swim, 180k Bike & 42k Run.

Jon Pratlett and Associates

Jon Pratlett and his Associates have been helping organisations for over two decades to develop highly effective and sustainable leadership/management practices, leadership skills and alignment of teams and culture, to create outstanding engagement and results.

His clients include AMP, Anglo Coal, Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Institute of Management, Asset Management Council of Australia, Australian Mutuals Institute, Australian Settlements Ltd, Commonwealth Bank, CSL, Foxtel, GE Capital Finance Australia, Gold Coast City Council, HBOS Aust., IBM, Macquarie Bank, Mettle Group, NAB, Noosa Shire Council, NSW Department of Education, Vision Eye Institute, Westpac Banking Corporation. 

Jon is a Senior Consultant with the Langley Group, joining in May 2016. 
A people development company that focuses on the application of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology, the Langley Group helps build positive organisations and leaders and get the best from people. Through the Langley Group, Jon is now bringing to the table a vast array of emotional intelligence, strengths and neuroscience wisdom and tools, as well as national and global resources to help him develop custom leadership and management programs to achieve your individual and business goals. 

 

About Jon Pratlett

Jon has over two decades of experience, coupled with extensive study and on the ground action, supporting leaders and their teams steward their organisations toward their desired state. As an Ironman Triathlon finisher and expert in sustainable, brain friendly practices, Jon knows what it takes to get leaders and teams to the next finish line and beyond.

Read his bio at the Langley Group


What is most unique about Jon

Five Australian and two Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Finishes requiring 20-25 hours a week of training, facilitating high performance Leadership and Team Development Programs nationwide, and keeping his marriage vibrant.

Born and raised? Weston-Super-Mare and Bath in Somerset, England.

Higher education? Post graduate work in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Physical Education & Social & Communities Studies at Alsager College in Cheshire and stayed an extra year to complete a Bachelor of Education (Hons) through the University of Keele.

First full-time job? Three years as Head of Boys P.E. at Sunnyside Secondary School in Halifax, Yorkshire.

Moved to Sydney, Australia? In July 1981.

Initial work in Australia? 

  • Sold Phillips Language Courses for 3 months. 
  • Part- time lawn mowing and window cleaning business contractor.
  • Co-founded Vacation Sport Australia - holiday sports camps for 6 to 18 yr olds utilizing facilities at the University of Sydney, University of NSW and University of Wollongong.
  • Lecturer, part-time at the Australian College of Physical Education and Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education. 
  • Director 1984 National Wheelchair Games. 
  • Founding Executive Director - NSW Sports Council for the Disabled.
  • Commercial Manager - Laing & Simmons Real Estate, Bondi Junction, Sydney.

 
Sporting achievements and roles in Australia?  

  • Coach - Sydney Women's National League Volleyball Team.
  • Coach - NSW Wheelchair Basketball Team.
  • 5 time Australian Ironman Triathlete Finisher.
  • 2 time Hawaii Ironman Finisher.
  • Club Captain - Bondi Running & Triathlon Club - 2002/2003.
  • Triathlon NSW Club Champions 2002, 2003 and 2005.
  • President - Bondi Running & Triathlon Club 2003 -2005.
  • Federal Government Sport Achievement Award - Services to Bondi Running & Triathlon Club.
  • Triathlon NSW - Club Member of the Year 2005. 

 

Biggest Career Change Influence? Attending a personal/entreprenuer development program - Money and You in 1986, taught by Robert Kiyosaki, (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) where he was introduced to the work of Richard Buckminster Fuller (Geodesic Domes, World Game) and Edwards W Deming. Also introduced to superlearning, accelerated learning and experiential learning techniques and advanced facilitation skills.