Giving real people a collaborative role in big systems

Let’s step into a more cocreative future, where everyone is inspired and empowered to play an active role shaping the world around them.

I specialise in strategy and processes for participation & collaboration, with a particular interest in active citizenship & creative enterprise.

Consulting | Facilitation | Events

John Baxter
0405 447 829 | | @jsbaxter_

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Art of Hosting including Open Space, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry | Collective Impact | Asset Based Community Development | community organising


I draw on my own broad experience and expertise, also bringing in any specialist skills needed, drawing on networks of the most innovative practitioners from around the country.


Government employee and strategy consulting, collaboration in non-profit and community groups, community social change projects and startup enterprise strategy.

Including CoCreate Adelaide | Victorian Auditor-General’s Office | Majoran Distillery | Global Sustainability Jam (Eco Jam Adelaide) | Towards a City of Entrepreneurs’ forums with Adelaide City Council | Red Cross Migration Support Programs

I have been a participant in several events run by John Baxter and have enjoyed all of them. They are always well organised and extremely rewarding for the participants. John has a unique approach to facilitation and brings a high energy to the events that tends to be contagious for the participants. He also has a strong skill in bringing out all different opinions and thoughts from the participants, even the quieter persons in the room. This all leads to a fantastic end result that is well processed, based on input from everybody and better than the expectations. No business or NFP can afford not to engage his methodologies and leadership. I can strongly recommend John for any project involving challenging existing paradigms or business/organisational models where a co-creation approach will not only create a sustainable solution, but also bring everyone on-board at the very beginning of the project.
John Saldin, Small Business Advisor,