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Dr John Cokley Travels from Brisbane, QLD

John Cokley


  • Inspirational
  • Leadership
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Society / Social Trends
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Success

Dr John Cokley PhD is a nationally-accredited business trainer who has owned and successfully operated small businesses in Australia since 1982. John’s businesses have included a publishing company, wedding photography and a bookshop.

He has led innovation-award winning teams in new product development since 2001 and researched business strategies in the UK, the US and Asia. He also brings senior experience in large organisations such as universities and media publishers, has delivered seminars around the world – including in the United States, Wales, Ireland, France, China, Fiji, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Iran – and published the revolutionary business success book Shopping News in 2015.
John’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (QUT), a Graduate Certificate in Education (JCU), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD from Griffith University). He is current with all new marketing, financial and leadership strategies as he is also completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Griffith University.

Keynote Titles

  • Setting yourself up as an entrepreneur
  • Shopping around the world
  • Citizen Journalism for beginners


I wanted to let you know how useful and thought provoking the small business training sessions that you recently provided for me have been. Your ability to think laterally about ways to apply the skill sets I have has surpassed any expectation I had when I began the sessions.

Associate Professor, Griffith University

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