John Amaechi

The Founder of APS Intelligence, Research Fellow at the University of East London, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, New York Times Bestselling Author & Organisational Psychologist





Man In The Middle

Man In The Middle

The Promises Of Giants: How You Can Fill The Leadership Void

The Promises Of Giants: How You Can Fill The Leadership Void

John Amaechi received a 4.5 star rating across 12 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager

"John Amaechi OBE, with a storied NBA background and acclaim as an organisational psychologist, is an outstanding choice for speaking on leadership, productivity and high-performance teamwork. His profound insights on organisational behaviour make him an essential voice for fostering inclusive and thriving workplace cultures. Engage John for a transformative event experience."

How to hire John Amaechi

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring John Amaechi for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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John Amaechi's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Future of Work
  • Change Management
  • High-Performance Coaching

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"John has a great story. His talk stimulated lots of discussions and was clear and inspirational." - Deutsche Bank

"Brilliant. Did exactly what we had hoped for and more. Exceeded my highest expectations" - DLA Piper UK LLP

  • 2023 - Named as one of the Top 17 Speakers for National Inclusion Week Events by Champions Speakers
  • 2022 - Diversity and Inclusion Board Member of Sanofi
  • 2021 - Author of The Promises of Giants
  • 2020 - Non-Executive Director of Greencore
  • 2018 - Chartered Fellow of CIPD
  • 2018 - Chartered Scientist for The Science Council
  • 2018 - Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
  • 2017 - Board Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • 2016 - Board Member of the Inclusion Advisory Panel for Tesco
  • 2016 - Contributing Writer for The British Psychological Society
  • 2014 - Non-Executive Director of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2014 - Board Member of KPMG UK
  • 2013 - Training Partner of the NHS Leadership Academy
  • 2013 - Member of the Commissioner's Ethics Committee for Greater Manchester Police
  • 2012 - Chairman of Coeus UK
  • 2011 - Appointed OBE
  • 2010 - Working Group Member of Centre for Social Justice
  • 2008 - Director of the LOCOG Diversity Board for London 2012 
  • 2008 - Author of Man in the Middle
  • 2007 - Founder & Everyday Jedi for APS Intelligence
  • 2004 - Player for the Houston Rockets
  • 2002 - Owner of Animus Consulting
  • 2001 - Player for Utah Jazz
  • 1999 - Player for Orlando Magic
  • 1995 - Player for the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1995 - Player in the National Basketball Association, the first British player to have a career in the NBA
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the American Psychological Association