John Vellema

Partner and Senior Enabler 

John founded Business Through People ApS in 2012, and is today partner and senior enabler. John focuses on honest, kind and direct communication in the relationship between himself and those he is working with. He is considered one of best TWI master trainers in leading global projects; being very respectful when coaching senior leadership in driving and creating the leadership systems. 

As part of John’s work-life, he worked for the LEGO Group, where he, among other things, implemented a Global Job Training Organization across their manufacturing sites. The results and learnings of this process he described in the book “Building a global learning organization”, which received a Shingo Publication Prize. Working as an external consultant, he has created a stream of successful TWI cases, and is highly respected for his humble and very effectful style. 

John lives on a farm near Kolding in Denmark with Line, their son Niels and their dog Henning. He loves to cook good healthy food and devotes himself to physical and mental training.

John has also been a coach of the Danish Rowing Association for 5 years, where he trained talented young rowers supported by Team Denmark.

Favorite quote: "To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself"  by Søren Kierkegaard