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.