John Nawotka

Career Summary

John's career in Enterprise Architecture and Project Management spans over 25 years, with a focus on Infrastructure Development and Best Practice methodologies. He began as a cross between a Solution Architect and Business Architect, designing solutions for major clients of a software development firm. John then transitioned to the architecture team of a multinational corporation, where he played a pivotal role in developing and implementing infrastructure architectures across four major regions of the world. He later leveraged his expertise to become a consultant and help clients align their IT with longer-term business strategies, using the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture framework as a baseline for best practice methods.


As a Corporate Trainer, Coach, and Mentor for 16 years, he specialises in TOGAF EA® and Applied Business Architecture, as well as Project Management and Agile disciplines. His training philosophy centres on simplicity and engagement, using clear communication and relevant examples to break down complex concepts into easily digestible pieces. He encourages participation and feedback through interactive techniques like group discussions, quizzes, and games, to ensure the training is relevant and impactful for each individual. He's a self-motivated, customer-focused individual who communicates confidently at all levels and interacts positively with senior management, business customers, and technical staff. He's passionate about empowering delegates to apply their new knowledge and skills with confidence and enthusiasm, ensuring success for both the organization and the individual. John thrives under pressure, enjoys challenges, and is committed to driving capability improvement for various organisations.

Training Credentials

John is Certified by The Open Group as an Applied TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner. John has over 27 years experience in the Information Technology arena, in various technical, management and consulting roles. John is also a Member of Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)

John has significant classroom experience training professionals on TOGAF. John is a senior trainer and coach specialising in Project Management methodologies, particularly PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner courses.

John's credentials include :

  • The Open Group Certified: Applied TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Business Architecture Foundation
  • The Open Group Certified: ArchiMate® 3 Practitioner
  • The Open Group Certified: ArchiMate® Essentials 3.1
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Essentials 2018
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® 9 Certified
  • The Open Group: Authorized ArchiMate® Trainer 3.1
  • The Open Group: Authorized TOGAF® Trainer 9.2
  • The Open Group: TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Modeling Practitioner 9.2

Training Philosophy

Excellence of the trainee’s learning experience is the key outcome.

"John has extensive knowledge and experience in the area, and he was providing really good examples and helpful guides and directions."
Solution Architect, TOGAF EA Foundation and Practitioner
“(John) was very knowledgeable and had practical experience. Also, the online quizzes and extra touches he added was much appreciated. John kept me engaged during the whole course and made me feel welcome in the class.”
Solutions Architect, TOGAF EA Foundation and Practitioner Virtual Classroom