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Who is John ?

John McKenna – Empowerment Advocate, Podcaster & Commentator …

I love hearing people’s stories. I’ve worked as a empowerment advocate for over 30 years, working with people from all sectors of the community & their families in my hometown Melbourne & throughout Australia & the Asia-Pacific.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I worked with Telstra in the area of accessibility of all aspects communications solutions for seniors & people with disabilities.

July 2013, in the early days when they were establishing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), my involvement was as an independent panellist during the recruitment process.

Over many years, I have shared my views about the disability world both from a lived experience perspective & as a professional advocate.

Platforms such as

♦  Co-producer & host of No Limits, a disability-focused TV program on Channel 31

♦  Presentations Nationally & Overseas
Video training for Government

♦  Founder and Producer of ‘Guess What I’ve Discovered’ YouTube channel

♦  Host & producer of numerous Podcast programs

♦  At a Governance level I sat on many not-for-profit Disability Service Providers Board

♦  Have my own consulting practice Better Access Consulting

♦  Co-founder of Empower Your English (EYE), an innovative service which focuses on empowering culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) & people who find it hard to assert themselves using English.

Contact me by mobile on 0419 877 712 or e-mail below

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  1. Hi John

    Good to see your new site John, and, looking forward to seeing the way it comes together!


  2. Geoff Donovan Geoff Donovan

    Fantastic site John. I share your committment and passion to ensure “every Australian counts”. Keep up your great work, your contribution to the sector is so worthwhile. I look forward to the Tuesday bullitens! Regards, Geoff

  3. Gail Gail

    Well done John (Macca) thanks for inviting me into this space. It’s great to hear views and commentary on recent initiatives and issues that we ALL should care about. Keep up the great work! Best wishes, Gail

  4. Jennifer Hallinan Jennifer Hallinan

    Hi John. It was a pleasure meeting you at Carex today. I am from Smart Seating and you spoke with Andy at some length about our Revolution Chair. We will have a sample sent to you shortly and as per your e-mail, we hope it improves the lives of those living with a disability. You’re doing fantastic work and keep it up!

  5. Milly Parker Milly Parker

    Hey Macka
    Good to see you today!!
    Just signed up told you I would!!
    Lets make sure we get together soon.
    Take care mate

  6. Jennifer Hallinan Jennifer Hallinan

    Hi John
    We just saw you write up on the Revolution chair. Thanks! Your description really speaks to those who would need such a product.
    We are currently updating our website and were hoping to use part of your write up. Do we have your permission to do so? Regards

    • John John

      No problems whatsoever Jenny, thanks are making the time to comment.

  7. Hi John
    Great blog! I hope you don’t mind if I link you to my site under Blogs we Like…

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