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Bio

"John Wareham has the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth"-New York Times

John Wareham is a leadership consultant, lecturer, writer, poet, playwright, and podcaster.

He has counselled top business leaders on three continents, and he developed and teaches a transformational program for maximum-security prison inmates. 

  • His crossover life-changer How to Break Out of Prison is targeted to both prison inmates and 'corporate inmates' trapped in lives they do not want.
  • His metafiction includes, The President's Therapist (and the secret intervention to treat the alcoholism of George W. Bush) and, Chancey On Top, which explores the similar dilemmas of duplicitous leadership and illicit love.
  • His prison poetry anthology, How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart, fits into the self-help genre, as does Sonnets for Sinners, a treatise for incarcerees within 'the asylum of forbidden love.'

John is founder and chair of The Eagles Circle Foundation, a New York registered 503c corporation dedicated to developing community leaders from within the prison population.

A Kiwi /American he divides his time between New York and New Zealand, where, during the Covid19 lockdown, he teamed online with graduates of his prison classes to create the Pulitzer Prize nominate podcast series, The Breakout Plan, which now has listeners worldwide in more than 400 cities.

Politically John is a pragmatic progressive, nonaligned with any political party. A noted keynote speaker, he has also been a featured guest on CNN, NBC, Court TV, and the BBC.

MOVIE-MAKER HUANHUAN ZHANG'S ACCLAIMED BIOPIC OF JOHN WAREHAM

After reading John's life-changer, How to Break of Prison, and then his schooldays memoir, Exposed, Chinese moviemaker Huanhuan approached John and sought an on-camera interview. Impressed by the potential, he hired a troupe of professional actors and create a 30 minute biopic. That movie, also titled How to Break Out of Prison, was critically acclaimed, and selected and shown at the Doc-Edge festival. The trailer can be viewed at this link