On Coaching: Colour Comes Back

Three images of a man I coached recently. I drew them immediately after our session.

I added colour and words at the top – to give the client a reminder of how the conversation started like a blah-blah recital of his CV to something more daring – how it seemed to make him come alive.

It’s only when somebody dares to be themselves that we find out what they want to achieve, and how to get there.

Coaching isn’t therapy (I’ve had lots of both). It’s focused on results.



JP is outstanding in his approach to coaching, and the outcomes we created through our conversations were breathtaking. I wholeheartedly recommend... wonderful learning and life-changing outcomes
Chrissy Levett
You took the talk somewhere I had not expected. As a CEO, people don't challenge me directly, but you pushed and challenged me in a way I've not had for years... I've had three coaches in my time. You were the only one who ever said anything that I felt was helpful. I still think about a lot that we talked about, even though the discussions were a long time ago now. I learned a lot
Grahame Hindes
Helen Caton Hughes
I still value our last conversation so much – it’s helped me focus on unloading a whole bunch of life baggage to unlock my creative side
Helen Caton Hughes
You coached me out of a hopeless rut in my life. The big thing was to teach me to value delight over duty. That liberated me so much
Sophie Howarth
John-Paul spoke my language. He helped me get out of my own way. He made me even more confident - no mean feat!
Michael Obiora
I thought, maybe we can make a little headway and you, like, ballooned it and it was, wow, what have we got?! You have some kind of magic there
Liz Blaxell



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