I first started life coaching sessions with John the year before last. Initially we spent time talking about what areas of my life I wanted to look at and what my priorities were. I decided the most important areas were health and fitness and raising my profile at work. We looked at both areas in turn, along with a couple of others such as balancing quality family time with other day to day pressures.
John has helped to transform these areas to a place I wouldn’t have dared consider a year and a half ago. I wanted to run a half marathon which was a long-time ambition of mine. I successfully completed my first half marathon in October 2013. I then wanted to revise my goals so John helped me work towards successfully completing 3 further half marathons during 2014 along with the Wolf Run which was a 10k race with mud, water and obstacles; something I’d have certainly not contemplated previously!
As far as work is concerned, I needed to have more confidence in myself and I really had to take a step out of my comfort zone and test out new things I’d not have done before. I’ve started to deliver training to groups of people internally and externally and I was overwhelmed to win a company-wide award in May this year for designing and delivering training to intermediaries to enable them to more easily recommend our company’s products and services to their clients. I’ve also recently submitted an entry to the UK Employee Engagement awards, highlighting what we’ve been doing within our department at work to develop our people to ensure success and job satisfaction. We’ve now been announced as finalists and will be going to London in March 2015 to present our entry to a panel of judges!
I know John always tells me I’m the one whose achieved these things and I suppose that’s true, however I certainly wouldn’t have got to where I am currently had it not been for John’s level of support, empathy, enthusiasm and time. He is an amazing life coach. I suppose one of the most striking things about John is his approachability. He is so easy to talk to and totally there for me throughout our sessions. Whenever I’ve achieved something he’s worked with me on I can’t wait to let him know. I’d recommend John’s life coaching to anyone. He’s inspired me to go for my dreams, look for the positives in every situation and never give up, a philosophy which is always with me now.