“I took up life coaching which helped me organise my life!! It’s resulted in me making many lifestyle changes. Some of the changes it’s made are losing weight, restructuring my finances and buying a new house. It’s made such a transformation in my life.”– JS
“I met with Johnathan in May 2015. I was at a point where my children no longer needed my attention quite so much and I wanted to start looking at my own career again. I wasn’t sure what was open to me as I had been in the same type job for nearly 11 years and needed something that would challenge me.
Johnathan spent time with me going through my options and really drilling down on what I wanted to do. The problem was what I had aspired to do for a long time always seemed out of reach. He gave me ideas and suggestions how to go forward and that anything is achievable. He also helped me decide the best course for me as an individual and who would be the best person company wise to help me achieve this.
Within the week I had a mentor who was a manager in the area I wanted to be in. After only a month working with my mentor a secondment came up. My mentor suggested to go for it. I wasn’t sure if I was ready but knew if I wasn’t successful the feedback would be invaluable.
I was piped to the post by 2 points, but still ahead of the competition. I booked in for my feedback and worked on the areas that were suggested.
Six weeks later a second position came up. I was invited for a ‘chat’, so the manager could see what I had been since my feedback. As it was within such a small time scale I was offered the new secondment without having to advertise. I have been in team now since December, the first month took some adjustment but I am now thriving and I am very happy.
I have a supportive team manager and a fantastic team. I love my job and look forward to coming to work every day. I have not had a day sick since coming into the team and have lost 1.5stone in weight since April due to how positive I feel. All I needed was that initial push and guidance. What a difference a year makes!“ – HC Change Manager
“I feel just having that time with you away from my usual environment really helped. Although I felt I knew the type of role that would suit me, I needed to hear it from someone completely independent. You were able to ask thought provoking questions and tried to get me to think about things in a completely different way. You were also able to give me support and guidance in how I should go about creating my ideal role. After our first session the encouragement you offered made me realise that there is something different out there for me.” – AC Team Manager
“Life Coaching – I was recommended to use Johnathan Brooks when IT underwent the re-org in 2014. As a direct result of the sessions we had I was able to apply for a new role within IT. He suggested I completed Strengths Finder to identify the strengths that I had to bring to a new role. We also looked at job analysis to help me establish which skills I had that were transferrable to a new role. Then we looked at what I needed to demonstrate at interview. It was really encouraging to have someone support you through the process and be readily available to answer any questions that I had. I successfully secured the role and am truly grateful to him for all of his help and assistance during what was a very difficult time.” – LF Project Manager
“I took advantage of the life coaching last year, which had been advertised in internal comms. I found this to be very rewarding and extremely helpful and have recommended it to all my colleagues. Following meeting up with my Life/Career Coach I successfully applied and secured a new role and promotion! If you are having any personal or work issues, or just need to work out what you want to do next. I would highly recommend booking up with Johnathan Brooks!” – SS
“Johnathan has a great ability to calmly listen and gently draw out feelings and emotions while also looking at the core route of any anxiety or worry. He offers life/career coaching and counselling and helped me through a dark patch where an attempt at constructive dismissal within a poorly managed department led me to take courage and approach the company before accepting a happier outcome and renewed vigour in moving into self-employment and pursuing my own goals and ambitions.
I highly recommend his approach and impartial guidance.” – LH Entrepreneur
“Hi Johnathan – I really do appreciate everything you have helped me with and am really really glad that I decided to do the careers coaching.
When I first heard about careers coaching as an option I was feeling very bad about my job. I had gotten to a point where I felt very stuck, increasingly stressed and was not happy. I was very sceptical about careers coaching, I felt like it would just make me feel worse and that I already knew the solutions to my problems but was just powerless to do anything about them.
With every session from the very first one I have gone in feeling very low and come out with a new energy and with some positive actions to go away and make things happen. The sessions have had a positive effect on how I view my work life but have also helped me significantly with my home life and stresses outside of work. I have found the sessions a really good forum to voice my frustrations in a safe environments and to get support in identifying what is wrong, why it affects me so much and what I can do to address it. I have learnt a lot about myself, what I want from a career and have ultimately ended up finding a different role that matches better with my core values.
Before going into the careers coaching I didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I didn’t want what I had. Now I have a much clearer picture and am genuinely excited to make the next steps and work towards a clearer goal. I am incredibly grateful for the help I have received and would recommend it to anyone who is struggling with their work life.
Again, thank you so much for all your help, I really am grateful.” – SL
For more life changing stories go to linkedin.com/in/johnathanbrookslifecoach/