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Juan Aguilera
Juan Aguilera brings a wealth of commercial experience to his coaching, from owning his own business to working in corporate and venture capital firms. He has been an executive coach since 2000, with engagements in the manufacturing, consumer goods, banking and finance sectors. Juan has also been a lecturer on executive coaching at international business schools.

Juan has been working in leadership development for over 10 years and has more recently specialised in assisting senior leaders with their transition into new roles.

After a successful investment banking career in Venezuela, Juan decided to explore new horizons and relocated to Australia, initially working in business development then moving across to executive coaching and change management. Over the years Juan has worked on many culture change programs, with demonstrated improvements in productivity and performance.

A marathon runner and mountain climber, Juan believes that all people are extremely capable and powerful, and that coaching unleashes hidden potential. He lives on acreage just outside of Auckland, with his wife and two sons.

Professional Summary

Areas of expertise

  • Transition Coaching – Supporting individuals to successfully manage significant career change events with confidence, resilience and positive energy, balancing the various demands and stakeholders in the transition process
  • Resilience & Wellbeing – Working with individuals to imbed strategies to strengthen their emotional and physical capacity, support personal sustainability and promote autonomy, purpose and satisfaction
  • High Potential Development – Supporting emerging leaders to recognise their potential and skillfully apply this with confidence to accelerate performance and personal effectiveness
  • Developing Coaching Skills – Building within individuals and teams the skill, capacity and insight to apply coaching in leading and developing others
  • Cross Cultural Leadership – Enabling individuals to successfully lead and integrate businesses and teams across different cultural contexts to accelerate and achieve high performance.


  • Zest Leadership – Managing Director
  • Vero Insurance – Organisational Development Consultant
  • De La Rue – Business Development Manager.


  • Masters of Coaching Psychology & Human Resource Management – University of Sydney
  • MBA - IESA, Venezuela
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela.


  • LSI & GSI (Human Synergistics), Voices (Lominger), DiSC.

People Transformation Director APAC, FMCG

“Juan is a high experienced career coach whom I have hired to work with me as an Executive Coach and leadership consultant at multiple companies. Juan builds rapport quickly and is able to provide deep insights and coaching to leaders regarding their personal goals, performance and development. I would highly recommend Juan to any organisation seeking someone who can really support and enable their leadership development aspirations.”