There are numerous active NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners, NLP Trainers, Life Coaches, Speakers and Firewalk Leaders in the UK that all have one thing in common – Jonathan trained them…
Now he firmly believes that the mark of a good Trainer and Coach are the results his clients get – it’s never about how good the Trainer is, it’s all about the success of the students.
However, people do like to know a bit more about Jonathan’s background, so here it is:
Jonathan is the author of the breakthrough book “Ignite & Unshackle The Latent Power Of You”. He has given public talks and private consultations for the best part of 25 years. He has taught these skills in household-name kind of companies and is often asked to come and do seminars and trainings for household-name firms. He still has a full therapy practice in Glasgow and a full life-coaching practice, as well. He’s been interviewed on local radio-stations. He’s worked has been featured by BBC Scotland, by the channel STV2, in the Sunday Post, Sunday Mail and the Glasgow Herald.
The Anthony Robbins YES Group in Glasgow was originally launched and run by Jonathan way back in 1995.
Jonathan is the Founder & Developer of HGE. He’s also a Certified NLP Trainer trained by Tad James and David Shephard, and has been using NLP for 25 years. The bulk of that was over 6000 hours of one-on-one therapy with over a thousand individual clients, and countless group-workshops, which means he has a lot of experience dealing with NLP in the real world, dealing with real people, with real problems, real concerns and real aspirations. He didn’t just do a course one day and thought it would be a good idea to reproduce it. He didn’t just read a book, and he is not just newly certified. In fact he’s been certified by 3 different NLP training companies, and is certified by the American Board of NLP.
Jonathan is also a professional Business Life Coach.
He was trained and certified in 2001 over three years by Coach University in the States founded by Thomas Leonard, which is probably one of the longest-running if not THE first life-coaching companies on the planet. He recommends Coach University over and above any other life-coaching companies, because they seem to have the definitive, comprehensive model on how to do that. If you’re going to model a good Life Coach, then go to the company that’s been here the longest, who consistently turn out elegant and exquisitely skilled coaches.
Jonathan started his first self-employed business when he was 19 years old, and to this day teaches that a new startup, especially in a service professional industry like Coaching or Therapy, can make a profit in month one.
He is also a qualified Financial Adviser. He spent a number of years in financial planning and financial services advising people on what to do with their savings, investments and pensions. That comes in handy. It also exposed him to the world of sales and all that kind of thing, which generally is a source of references of what not to do. However, it did emphasis regulation and governing bodies, which Jonathan firmly believes in.
Also, he’s a Master Practitioner of Time-Line Therapy, personally trained and certified by Tad James and David Shephard. Time-Line Therapy is a particular technique devised by Tad James, which enables you to let go of emotional traumas very, very quickly – in minutes, in fact, not years. It also enables you to create things that you want to happen in your future, and to change things that have happened to you in your past, or change the effect that they have on you.
Jonathan is also a Master Hypnotherapist, a registered and certified Hypnotherapist and has used hypnotherapy with hundreds of clients in his therapy practice over the last 25 years. He’s currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, because a lot of HGE techniques go hand-in-hand with hypnosis techniques, because a lot of them came from hypnosis originally. We certainly have a lot of HGE people who are learning hypnosis, and a lot of hypnotherapists who are learning HGE. The two go hand-in-hand, and he can teach you both.
Jonathan also teaches the uncanny ability called Photoreading – the skill of reading at 25,000 words a minute, or an average-sized book in 10 minutes. This allows professionals, students and teachers to keep abreast of new developments, stay on top of their game, and devour information faster than it can be published.
Ancient secrets and modern wisdom
For 25 years Jonathan has practiced Feng Shui, often called “the ancient art of placement”, which is based on the belief that the way you lay out and organised your space has a great effect on the internal and external results in your life. Now, whether you believe in it or whether you don’t – the fact is, an organised system in a neat office works more efficiently and effectively than a cluttered one. People whose houses are cluttered tend to have cluttered minds as well. As within so without. If your house is a mess, then usually your finances are a mess. So, whether you look at it from an esoteric point of view, or whether you look at it from a purely common sense point of view, there are aspects that work. Many ancient teachings and ancient philosophies have certain core concepts that keep showing up time and time again, and Feng Shui is one of them.
Another one is Hawaiian Huna. Huna is rumoured to be the source of the majority of other esoteric disciplines, such as Chinese Medicine, Energy Healing and Shamanism. Jonathan has been initiated on a live volcano in Hawaii by Huna Masters 5 times, and has been granted permission by the Ka Ha O Hawai’i Foundation to teach the healing, spiritual and shamanic discipline of Huna, including initiating you into the ancient healing Ho’omanaloa Symbols. He’s currently also studying towards a PhD in Esoteric Studies.
He’s taught classes and workshops as a lecturer in three Scottish colleges, and is regularly asked back to talk to the Entrepreneur Course at Strathclyde on how to set up in a private practice that’s profitable from month to month. In fact, one of his seminars teaches you exactly how to do that, how to set up a service-based professional practice, such as therapy or life coaching, starting from zero and earning a profit within your first month.
Previous clients that Jonathan has worked for include professional footballers, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Stockbrokers, Virgin Cinemas, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Texstyle World, Decorum, Laura Ashley, Waterstones, Slaters Estate Agents, Share, and Paisley & District Chamber of Commerce.