Why Me – Spirit Bear Coaching

Johnathan Brooks MA, PG Dip, MAC is a Master Cognitive Behavioural Coach who has trained in a wide range of coaching methods including the “Power Therapies” (CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (postgrad (level 1, University of West of England), EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Master NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming), has a MA in ‘Applied Coaching’ from Derby University and a Postgraduate Diploma degree in ‘Coaching and NLP’, which he passed with a ‘Commendation’ from Kingston University. Is also a licensed Firework Career Coach.

Johnathan is a registered full member of the Association for Coaching UK (MAC), master coach member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and professional member of The Association for NLP.

Benefits of my coaching At some point in all our lives we face challenges but just talking to family, friends or Doctors isn’t going to be enough or adequately dealt with, though they mean well. They will unknowingly, be biased with their own view of life and try and fix you.

There are times when you want to speak to someone who doesn’t know you or your background and can listen, empathise and guide you to find your own solutions. I am experienced and passionate about coaching as it’s a journey of adventure into the unknown. I ask questions that allow you to reflect on your life and as you do you can begin to see the world as it is without confused perceptions drawing out your inner greatness with clarity, without me projecting or judging.

There isn’t a one size fits all solution to people’s problems, and my coaching services are truly unique, having studied a wide variety of recognised counselling techniques, a combination of old and new thinking developments. Using a blend of NLP Coaching, EFT and CBT, we’ll get to the core of your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and bring out your true Self, identifying your life purpose and take actionable steps to making your goals and dreams a reality.

Some of my coaching programmes, are very structured with homework. And, sometimes it’s a less structured style, dependant on what’s going on with the client at that time.

My coaching philosophy is that I am simply a catalyst. I am not here to teach anything, as people already know it at a deeper level. I am simply here to remind people who they really are and draw out their own innate self healing.

I work with a variety of wellbeing issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, lack of confidence, relationships, anger, career, life/work balance and life purpose.

Before making a commitment, ask yourself if you are ready to change? And remember, change doesn’t happen overnight.

I am known for coaching, the life coaches and mentoring those that want to become coaches.

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and offer daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0) 7929 451 012
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

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Member of European Mentoring & Coaching Council

Member of The Association of NLP

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About – Spirit Bear Coaching


Johnathan Brooks, MAC, PG Dip, CBT, MNLP, EFT is a Cognitive Behavioural Coach who has trained in a wide range of treatment methods including the “Power Therapies”. Based in Tunbridge Wells, Johnathan has had an unconventional upbringing and has a truly fascinating background.

With many years of personal development behind him, you couldn’t choose a better coach to see you through a personal crisis, or loss of confidence in the work place.

His story…

Johnathan’s original birth name was Troy Lynn Fisher and he was born to Native American parents from the Northern Cheyenne and Cree tribes of Montana, USA. At an early age he was adopted by a German mother (Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen) and a Hollywood Executive American father. The exchange took place between the two mothers in a hotel lobby in San Francisco. A transaction unthinkable since the Native American Indian Welfare Act of 1978.

Johnathan Brooks with a new identity and a weighty history; he was now the great-great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck, direct descendant of Germany’s “Iron Chancellor” the first chancellor of the German Empire, became a seasoned traveller, his adopted father’s film career taking the family far and wide. Finally his adopted mother decided that it was time for a more settled family life and they planted their roots in London.

Johnathan came across coaching when a relationship fell apart and he seeked help from a local NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer and practitioner.After recalling his current situation the NLP practitioner identified a recurring pattern in Johnathan’s unsuccessful relationships; he was regularly dumped having embarked on unsuitable affairs. It was suggested that this pattern of behaviour was somehow linked to the awkward relationship Johnathan had with his mother.

Johnathan’s adopted mother had died ten years previously in 1986 yet he was going to have to revisit this relationship with his dead mother and not just forgive her but more importantly forgive himself and be grateful for it if he was ever going to experience a happy family life himself.

It was a long journey. Attraction is a tricky business you can’t always choose who you fall for, they either do it for you or they don’t. This apparent lack of power in choosing a suitable partner led Johnathan to become a personal development course junkie. During this time he learnt and expanded his awareness and consciousness, and still is as it’s a never ending process. He says it’s a beautiful journey of self discovery, learning about people, life and healing. Johnathan believes coaching is a form of healing. He can now look back at his life and see purpose in all that he has experienced and lived through. It all fits into place. Successfully out the other side he is now a shiny wounded healer who makes a difference to other people’s lives and feels there is no better reward.

Personal Coaching:

My coaching is about giving you the tools you require to make lasting changes so that you can manifest abundance in all areas in your life, bring forth your true self, and achieve the greatness within you.

Executive Coaching:

When an employer employs someone, the employer takes on the whole person. The fact is that a high percentage of busy executives and staff do have families and stress, anxiety, loss of confidence and productivity can affect their work as they juggle work and home life. The consultancy provides a range of coaching support for both employees’ professional and personal lives.

The benefits allow employees to work more efficiently, increase staff loyalty, reduce absenteeism therefore there is a real benefit to the bottom line.

Specialties: The consultancy provides coaching support in Executive Coaching, Goal Setting, Team Management & Leadership, Life/Work Balance, Life Purpose and wellbeing issues such as depression and anxiety.

What my clients are saying…

“Johnathan’s style of coaching is a reflection of himself. Calming, insightful and thought provoking. He has the ability to hone in on what is happening in your world at present and what requires some work. We have had fantastic conversations working on my purpose through to preparing me for an emotional conversation with a gravely ill parent. He has a variety of tools and technqiues which are all used depending on what you are focusing on. As a coach myself I exepct quality and productive conversations. This is what you get with Johnathan. Give it a go, what have you got to loose?” ~ Kirsty Sales Coach

“Johnathan has been a very strong influence in my life in past few months. I was depressed and could not see any way out of the dark depression. I had been to see my doctor who had put me on antidepressants and wanted me to see a psychologist, from past experiences I was reluctant to see a psychologist as I found it a very short term fix and unhelpful. I went for my first session with Johnathan and found it to be such a positive and motivating session, I started seeing him on a weekly basses and grew stronger in myself week by week, the tools that Johnathan taught me to use have been excellent and have helped me to reduce my dosage of antidepressants with an aim of stopping them all together, which I did after six sessions with Johnathan. The tools I have been given are not the short term fix I was avoiding but will remain with me for life and help me maintain the strength I have found within myself.” ~ Dan I.T. Support

“Spirit bear coaching was a facinating experience. I was amazed at how we achieve in an hour what seems to have been taking me a lifetime to figure out. With Johnathan’s expert guidance, visualisation just made the realisations just pop right out of my head.” ~ J.O. Osteopath

“Spirit Bear has a gentle but strong message to give people interested in knowing more about themselves. I was buzzing for days!” ~ H.A. Hotel Consultant

“I am a counsellor and trainee psychotherapist, so am always interested in new methods of problem solving. I used Johnathan’s exercise (Divination) to address a long-standing question and found a straightforward, comforting and gentle answer came to me, based on my deep core identity! Right at that moment in time, it was just right for me.” ~ Georgina Counsellor and Psychotherapist

“…I found the sessions with Johnathan very practical and good fun. I thought I knew a little about some of the techniques having learnt of them from my business and personal experience but working with a master & trainer made a huge difference in how effective and useful they have become for me. I had to experience them not just read about them. I left with a clear understanding of my goals, what they meant to me and with some clear actions to help me on the journey to achieving them.” ~ S.L. BT Global Services

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