Biography

Finn Jackson is a coach, consultant, author, and speaker on new approaches to strategy and leadership in times of change.

His core experience includes nearly a decade served on the European leadership teams of two of the top three global accounts at EDS. Here he designed and implemented top to bottom changes to strategy, process, organisation, and culture, ultimately across three continents: cutting costs, raising revenues, and increasing the agility of this technology services company.

Finn has also worked as a strategy consultant, a defence analyst, co-founded an Internet startup, founded a Transition Town, and co-written a movie screenplay. In 2017 he walked the Camino de Santiago in only 28 days.

Life has also brought Finn his fair share of personal challenges, including divorce, bereavement, and cancer. When faced with these, Finn chose to learn to understand his emotional responses. Deep study of Carl Jung, Gregory Bateson, Will Schutz, Marshall Rosenberg, and others (both experientially and from reading) have enabled him to achieve what others now see as an unusually high level of emotional intelligence.

It is this unique combination of abilities — to see the strategic overview and the detailed execution, combined systemically with emotional intelligence — that is probably what enables Finn to perceive insights and generate solutions in ways that others describe as “alchemy”:

“I find it difficult to put into words the alchemy Finn brought to my project.”

“If ever you have an intractable problem you’d like alchemised into pure solution, Finn Jackson is probably your man.”

Finn Jackson thinks differently, and in a time of change that brings advantage.

Reviewers called Finn’s first book “A unified theory of business” that “Describes how business works as a living system.” They also said it was, “A blueprint for winning any game your business chooses to play.”

People are calling his second book, “Outstanding,” “Entertaining,” and “Wise.” “The inspiring manual for improving our ability to thrive in times of change.” “An essential shift in thinking: an ethical framework for business decision makers, based on emotional maturity.” “Essential reading for any leader who wants to thrive in times of change… A book that should be on every change-maker’s bookshelf.” 

Finn holds a degree in physics from Oxford University and an MBA with distinction from Imperial College, London.