Johny O’Donnell

Entrepreneur | Business Consultant | International Keynote Speaker

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Ignite your business.
Inspire your team.
Unleash your potential.

Johny O’Donnell is the founder of digital agency, ShiftOn, an experienced business coach and consultant, and an accomplished international speaker. Having worked with more than 1000 businesses through ShiftOn and his popular marketing workshops, Johny has gained invaluable insights into what it takes to transform and grow businesses for the digital age. A futurist and optimist, he is deeply immersed in the latest business trends and technologies and strives to use them as a force for good. Based in beautiful Motueka, New Zealand, surrounded by three national parks, Johny brings a grassroots, people-first approach to building and growing globally-minded businesses. Whether you meet Johny one-on-one in a coaching or consulting session, or see him speak at a workshop or conference, you’re sure to come away inspired, energised, and armed the actionable tools and information to empower you and your business.

He makes the seemingly insurmountable, accessible.
— Robyn McLeod, Director, Leap NZ


Engage, inspire and entertain your team or audience with a presentation that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Johny is an accomplished international speaker who delivers tailor-made talks and keynotes aimed at disrupting the status quo and provoking innovative thinking in life and business. Topics include social media, digital marketing, business development, and engaging young people and bridging the generational divide in the workplace.

When Johny speaks people listen, because he speaks from the heart.
— Billy Matheson, Co-Founder and Director, EXP Agency

Consulting &


Clarify your vision, optimise your strategies and transform your business with advice and guidance from a consultant and coach who’s wholly invested in your success. Johny has worked with more than 1000 businesses from a wide range of industries and knows how to get you laser-focussed on the things that really matter. He’s not afraid of getting his hands dirty to help you achieve your goals and realise your full potential.

What People Say About Johny


“Johny is someone we trust - he stays abreast of emerging technologies, customer trends and best of all translates these and the opportunity they offer our business in a way we can understand and implement. His communication style is energizing and effective - both in a one to one situation and in a group learning environment. Implementing his recommendations have benefited our business - both our bottom lines and our approach. He comes from a place of principle and integrity, is enjoyable to work with, and really knows his stuff. Highly recommend without reservation.”



“While planning a conference, the name of Johny O’Donnell surfaced. He was highly recommended as a youth activist who knows how to get things done. Consequently, I invited him to give a keynote talk about engaging youth in the movement to end corporal punishment.

He delivered an outstanding address. It was both captivating and thoughtful. He is not just an articulate and impassioned speaker but he is also knowledgeable and pragmatic. In fact, he is one of the most impressive young person I have had the pleasure of meeting. Already he has accomplished a lot but he still has far to travel.”

- George Holden, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Organiser of the Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment


“He has genuine mastery of his subject matter and the personal skills to deliver his message in an inspiring and compelling way. I think Johny is an exceptional character who possesses the acumen, personable nature and business know-how to bring about radical and positive transformations in the business world. I back him 100%”


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