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I work in a very strategic growing business environment, growth rates within my business is very aggressive. Within this type of environment, it is important to match my own personal growth to match the type of business that I operate. I researched a few different consultants and finally selected John, why? I found John approachable and authentic throughout our sessions, not selling but more listening to the challenges I face in this demanding environment. Some of the tools that John deployed were interesting and the approach was not what I expected, the ELI is a very powerful tool, and I was able to remove some key energy blocks with John’s support. John guided me through the process, and was able to use his business and operational experience to help me understand how to move some of the barriers I had built up that stopped me from moving forward.

- Steve Appleton (Managing Director Facilities Management)  


I used John’s business coaching services and I could not be happier with the results. From the initial meeting John and I understood exactly where I wanted my business to go. John's advice has really helped me plan my next moves and take my business to the next level. His advice and guidance show so much knowledge. I saw a difference within a week of working with John. I had been considering a business coach for a while and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made. I would not hesitate to recommend John’s services. I now look forward to the possibilities of John and I working together on future projects.

- Pearl Cox (Business Owner Strategic Digital Marketing)  


I have held many senior and strategic roles in my career, with businesses and people dependent on my decision-making ability. I had therefore always considered myself to be a confident and charismatic leader. As such, I was not in the least surprised at high scores in my initial ELI assessment. When however my scores dipped strongly under stress into the very low numbers, it was like John shining a light on how my resultant behaviours had reduced my success-rate in certain situations and therefore limited my personal progression. John’s sensitive interpretation of the hard data, coupled with sympathetic situational analysis, enabled me to recognise and manage my own energy levels in any given situation. The final results are yet to be seen and it’s still not an unconscious process but keeping connected with John allows me to continually refine the process to the point that I’m sure I will be able to attribute specific positive outcomes to it.

- Paul Clow (Managing Director Eden-e-Motion)  


It was my good fortune to have a coaching session with John during a very challenging and decisive period of my life. At that time, I was changing career and everyone knows how uneasy to take charge of your own transition. John helped me to learn, listen to myself and realize what I want to do and how I show up in a new role and as a leader (which I rarely discussed openly with anyone before). It was an advantage to have John’s perspective be different from what recruiters/friends/colleagues all around me are saying and thinking. He asked questions with fresh eyes and helped me get out of my "box": I had major breakthrough during our work changing the industry, market, role I work and my career vision itself, extending my network going beyond my country. Lastly, I feel like I “gel” with John who builds a lot of trust while we create my future. If I need a change again I know what to do, and where I get support.

- Yulia Yakimenko (Business Process Manager)  


I first met John during our Capital Effectiveness Project in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk in 2012. It was the largest project for DSS Ukraine ever for the biggest industrial group – “Metinvest”. John was heavily involved into top-management coaching and gained the highest recognition from the Client. John’s expertise and passion has motivated and recharged the entire multi-national Dupont’s team. John led the others by example, he’s never accepted “no” or “may be” as an answer, demanding the full dedication to the project’s ultimate goal. At the same time John is a great team-player, giving away his broad experience, rather than taking from others. I’d specifically stress on his persistency, transformational skills, broad knowledge, eagerness to learn and assist the Client. I would gladly cooperate with John many times again once I would have such an opportunity.

- Volodymyr Kostianyi (Business Development Manager DuPont Sustainable Solutions Ukraine)  


I had few coaching sessions with John, including the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) assessment/feedback and I must say, they have tremendously helped me at better understanding my strengths and how to adapt myself to different situations. These sessions not only improved the way I conducted myself towards my team, peers and clients, but also allowed me to be more positive and adaptable in stressful circumstances, both professionally and personally. John fully understood my needs, challenges and aspirations quite rapidly, which resulted in getting made-to-measure solutions and action points that I can now apply in my day-to-day job.

- Jamie Thomas (Head of Content Partnerships, Management Today/Haymarket Media)  


John had a very natural coaching style that quickly put me at ease. He's comfortable switching between serious tone and lighter ones, which makes thinking and exploration very fluid. John picked up that I like my thoughts and assumptions to be challenged. I can still hear his voice in my head when I'm up against issues we've explored. In working with John, I was reminded of the power of metaphors and straight forward speaking and mirroring. With John's help, I was reminded of the importance of some of my previous work and have since given it much greater weight.

- Sehaam Caselberg – Senior HR Business Partner    



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