At age 46 John accepted a position in Australia as the Overseas Chief Executive Officer of a major Australian Insurance company responsible for all its operations outside Australia. This provided the opportunity to work with and understand various different cultures including Hong Kong, New Zealand, USA and Europe. It was during his tenure based in Australia that he experienced several deeply spiritual events. One was with a spiritual Maori woman in New Zealand who explained to him that he was a Shaman. Another experience with dolphins showed him that he had a close affinity with them. At that time John was not ready to understand what he was being shown but he never forgot those experiences. It was only in later years, when he was more spiritually aware, that he was able to fully understand all that he had been shown. At age 51 John returned to the UK having retired from corporate life at which point his personal life completely changed for the better and his spiritual growth truly began.