Testimonials

The following feedback comes from my individual coaching clients and workshop participants:
 
 
After 30 years in business I feel I’ve taken every workplace training, management and psychometric course known to man. Jonathan offers something different: Personalised, blended, sourced from his own experience and totally effective. He’s helped change my home and work life, improving effectiveness and fulfilment in both. I now rely upon him as much in keeping balance and perspective during good times as in tough ones. He’s not for everyone; he’s supremely confident, driven, unbending, brutally honest and disciplined. But if you can handle this while valuing the qualities of integrity, compassion and a sense of humour, you’ll find your life will improve permanently.

Coaching Client


I was so happy with the outcomes of our individual work together that I asked Jonathan to facilitate a workshop with my immediate team. 17 strong, with 11 nationalities and a fair selection of potentially awkward customers, we spent an entire day together at our European HQ. Jonathan had worked with me beforehand in the planning of the workshop, and also dedicated time to meet some of my team in an informal setting. Throughout this pre-work I was impressed by his attitude: that I was to set the goals for the workshop which he would then drive us towards. Never once did I feel that our workshop was being moulded to suit his techniques. The day itself was a mixture of group work, observation, and collective reflection, and was a resounding success. The feedback from the group was universally positive, and I saw a very real change in the group behaviours. I continue to work with Jonathan, and will have no hesitation in calling on him next time I plan a group workshop.

Workshop Participant


“I found Jonathan’s way of working to be quiet, calm and very reassuring. He is open and straightforward. He has great insight, but uses clear language and some vivid images, as well as humour, to great effect. When he talks, things just make sense. He is always willing to share his own experiences if he thinks they will help; he never asks his clients to do things he is not prepared to do himself. It really felt like a joint project, working together, not like ‘being coached’ at all. I found some of the sessions challenging, many of them inspiring, and all of them fascinating and enlightening.

Coaching Client


“Probably the most thought-provoking presentation I have ever experienced. I can confidently say for the first time in my life I was able to clearly self-evaluate and understand why it is that I communicate with others in a certain way. In addition, I started to see how changing my own approach and response could lead to a better end result for all involved.”

Workshop Participant


I started my work with Jonathan on an individual level when I transitioned jobs. I immediately connected with him, liking his straight and honest approach. I wasn’t force fed this month’s latest fad, nor pointed to endless books and reading lists. What he offered me was his time and patience, and gradually through questioning and reflection, a heightened awareness of my behaviours, together with some simple techniques to help me manage them.

Coaching Client


“Reading your blog I feel like I am skimming the water of a very deep ocean in all that you have learnt and know about yourself and others.”

Coaching Client


“Jonathan and I have worked together intensely over the past year, from personal growth to career development. Jonathan consistently leverages his extensive experience and insightful mind to create a clarity of issue and purpose in every conversation. His commitment to excellence in coaching (and in life) both instructs and inspires. I thoroughly recommend Jonathan as a coach to anyone truly committed to rise.”

Coaching Client


“I am a writer and journalist. When I got stuck on a big project (writing a book) I asked Jonathan for help. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. I wish I had done it earlier. Not only because he got me on track with my project – fast, impressively effectively, and in a very pleasant way – but also because he provided me with tools I will use for the rest of my life. Tools to get work done faster and better. And, maybe more importantly, to enjoy life even more.

Coaching Client


“With Jonathan’s guidance I was able to uncover habits and patterns of behaviour that I had barely been aware of, to recognize them and realize what impact they were having, both good and less good. The work was guided by what was on my mind, by things that I wanted to talk about, examine or address. This took me some way outside my comfort zone, but once I got used to it – what a liberation! Our work was like drawing back a curtain, throwing light on a whole array of things that had been lurking in the dark, that suddenly became clear and obvious. There were several ‘Eureka!’ moments.

Coaching Client


“I worked with Jonathan during the last four months of writing my PhD-thesis. Without him, these wouldn’t have been the last months of thesis writing, though. I would have taken longer to finish. He really helped me to get on track, but also to learn about myself in the process. I have acquired new knowledge about my particular set of pitfalls that get in the way of my productivity. More importantly, because of our daily contact I picked up new skills and habits to increase my productivity, and these skills are here to stay.”

Coaching Client


I opted for the immersion package, working intensely with Jonathan for two full days. The chance to step back and reflect on my career and my life in general was something I’ve never done or thought of doing before, but it was so valuable. Learning about some of the techniques, like Transactional Analysis, has been great. I’ve taken the things I’ve learnt and used them successfully in my professional and my personal relationships. But most valuable of all, Jonathan has helped me become more aware of myself.

Coaching Client


“Jonathan has been helping me to move forward in my career and has also been priceless help in my personal life. He didn’t just give me the solution to problems, he guided me to find the answer myself and then reflect back to intensify what I had learned and experienced. He is patient, easy to work with, personal, demanding and understands my struggle. He gives examples from his experiences that are easy to understand. Without his help I would not be where I am today.”

Coaching Client


“I worked with Jonathan as I reached a crossroads in both my career and my life. It was a wonderful exercise in raising my confidence and self-awareness that I could never have achieved alone. He directed my thinking toward the positive and productive, helped strip away the modesty and humility and enabled me to step outside myself and see me as others do. I felt I was given permission to be the person that deep down I always knew I was.”

Coaching Client


“Jonathan helped me through a moment of major life transition with care and insight that helped me let go and move forward, more confident, more aware and able to take on the challenges I could barely articulate before we worked together.”

Coaching Client


“I had the pleasure to work with Jonathan during the period I was writing my thesis, which turned out to be just a small part of the work we did together. He gave me priceless insights about myself and the way I lived life. He helped me understand myself and the world around me, and he taught me why personal development is one of the most important things in life. Jonathan is a great coach who aims for long-term, sustainable improvement. I would recommend him to anybody. He is a unique person who changed my life.”

Coaching Client


An excellent presentation, very informative with valuable insights. I always thought it would be easier to just go through life ignoring many of the points you pointed out today, but I realize you can make your life so much easier if you become aware and recognize things.

Workshop Participant


“You have already changed and impacted my life in ways I could not have imagined. Just knowing that we’re going to be working on this [new issue] together brings a sense of calmness to me already. I know that working with you, I will have success.

Coaching Client


“Jonathan coached me through my thesis, explaining that the goal is not only to write a great thesis, but also to see it as a process and to observe myself within that process. I was successful in every way. Working with Jonathan has been a pleasure and I wish everybody the same learning experience as he has given me. It really is a gift to me.

Coaching Client


“I had been to see other people but hadn’t had anything close to the success I have had with Jonathan. The way he teaches, the way he presents, and the way he relates by sharing his own experiences. He actually communicates. That is unique.”

Coaching Client


“Jonathan’s coaching has helped me see certain aspects of my behaviour which, although they seemed small, had a big influence in both my working and private life. While seeing them was the first major step, the improvements, influenced by the coaching, have improved both my private as well as my business life. As a result, I feel much more at ease with myself.”

Coaching Client


The work with Jonathan has fuelled an increased interest in myself. To be able to identify my own behaviour and to know that I can influence it is a highly motivating factor in my own personal development. Furthermore, the TA work has helped me in my communication and my relationships with others. It is good to know we can analyse everyday situations and influence them, and it just shows how important it is to observe yourself – also in situations as they unfold – which is not easy.

Workshop Participant


“I found the Transactional Analysis illuminating, and the workshops using this technique made a lasting impression on me. I got to know the different aspects of TA and how I can react differently. I especially learned that communication is not as easy as it seems and where the reasons for communication issues lie, such that I no longer see them as problems. I learned techniques to be able to improve my communication. A very good combination of theory and practice.”

Workshop Participant


“The workshops addressed the core of the issues of behaviour. As a result, I am better able to influence my own behaviour and to control my communication with people in a way which makes it more effective. Meeting and discussing these things regularly helps me to maintain my focus on the everyday issues which arise. It provides the discipline to help practice the techniques.”

Workshop Participant


“Jonathan’s coaching helped me to arrive at a tailor-made solution for my management team. It’s great to see that one can have a vision and, without necessarily knowing the details, be able to get on with things, inspire people and have the flexibility to bring in new ideas along the way.”

Coaching Client


 

 

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