Life & Business Coach / NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer
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Are you looking for a coach who is flexible, highly experienced, can quickly help you cut through the clutter to work on what’s most important for you and make positive change?
I offer a free telephone consultation to help you decide if coaching is right for you. I work both face to face and/or also via video calls, according to what works best for you.
My approach is pragmatic, grounded and I have the considerable experience to coach at a depth and quality that facilitates real and lasting results.
I'm Martin Johnson and I'm an experienced coach, NLP Trainer and NLP Master Practitioner.
I'm also a certified Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy (GHSC) and Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy (ABH); a certified IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) Advanced Practitioner. I've been coaching since 2004 and worked successfully with hundreds of clients.
Areas I help with include:
• getting back to work after a career break
• changing career or career development
• confidence and personal development
• managing stress / living a more healthy life
• adapting and moving forward after a major change in your life
• overcoming anxiety and negative experiences
• developing greater self-confidence / self-belief
• taking a new challenge
• depression, trauma or PTSD
• overcoming a phobia
• building relationships and developing communication skills
• business coaching; executive coaching; developing management and leadership skills
NLP and personal coaching: http://www.8020coaching.co.uk
Business and executive coaching http://www.8020challenge.com
I work both face to face and online. For face to face sessions I see people from across London, Surrey and the South East and I am particularly convenient for Cheam, Croydon, Epsom, Ewell, Sutton, Reigate and Banstead, Coulsdon, Purley, Ashted, Leatherhead etc. Free parking and also a train station within easy walk.
I support people internationally via online video calls.
These are examples of the feedback I get:
"It is safe to say that I would not have achieved what I have at (Company) if it hadn’t been for you. I have learnt so much from you over the years, even when we see you less frequently your influence is still constant! You haven’t just taught me new skills, but you have always been so encouraging and massively increased my self-confidence. I have so much respect and admiration for your knowledge and how you can apply it to different people and situations, and I feel really lucky to have had you as such a huge influence in my career. Nicola, London, 2022"
"I have benefitted in so many ways from my sessions with Martin. My confidence is boosted and I have overcome debilitating anxieties with Martin's help. Moreover, in the process I have learned a whole range of techniques and new ways of managing situations which I will be able to draw on in the future, should the need arise - so the healing goes on! MB, Surrey 18/2/2022"
"I value your time and effort greatly Martin. Heartfelt thanks for the over-and-above attitude you have taken with me. I'm sure all your clients feel as special as me after seeing you. It truly has given me a much needed lift, better focus and a noticeable uptick in my wellbeing. You may say it's just facilitation, but without it I can guarantee I would've found life significantly more difficult/unpleasant and my challenges insurmountable. I found you not a moment too soon!" SG, Surrey 29/4/19
“I cannot thank you enough for both the insight I have gained and the healing from events that have caused me increased anxiety and restriction in my life. I left today feeling so much lighter and more free to just be me. I have let go of some severe blocks to aid my own mental wellbeing and to be the best I can be for my clients.
It's been a privilege to be your client. I am more excited about my journey going forwards now. Thank you.” SW, London 8/8/19
A blended, flexible approach - where your needs come first and together we find out what works best for you.
By using a combination of coaching and NLP I help people get a greater understanding of their goals, increase their skills to effectively manage emotions and draw on their strengths to achieve success. I can draw on all kinds of tools (including hypnotherapy and IEMT) to support people who have faced tough challenges, or tried unsuccessfully to make change in the past, and now want to move positively on.
IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) is particularly helpful for overcoming unhelpful memories, emotions and past experiences, without the need to re-live them. Using this technique it's possible for change to happen without even talking about it. IEMT is also useful in addressing symptoms of PTSD. IEMT can be used on it's own or in combination with NLP and coaching.
'The coach that people trust to work with their loved ones':
I often find that my clients and contacts will ask me to work with other members of their family. A mother might ask me to work with her son or daughter. Or a daughter I coach in business, may recommend me to a parent. They do this because they place great trust in my ability and skill to work with their loved ones and they know they will be in safe hands.
Services: life coaching; career coaching, coaching for young people, executive coaching; business coaching; NLP coaching; personal development & confidence; work/life balance; dealing with symptoms of depression; mentoring; staff coaching, personal coach.
DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS
Are you playing to your strengths in your current career or life?
Do you know what your core strengths are?
When we focus on our core strengths most people increase their success and lead happier lives.
I'm an accredited Strengthscope Practitioner.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified NLP Trainer
NLP Master Practitioner
IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) Advanced Practitioner
Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner (certified with American Board of Hypnosis)
Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, UK)
Certificate in Coaching - Newcastle College
Accredited Belbin Team Roles Practitioner
Accredited Stengthscope Practitioner
I have over 1000 hrs of logged training and development. A large amount of my professional development has been through high quality 'face to face' training courses and workshops with some of the best international trainers in their fields; this has been supported by regular continued professional development (CPD).
I regularly undertake more than 100 hrs of CPD a year, enjoying the development and challenge. My motivation is to be the best coach I can possibly be, to support my clients to reach their goals easily and effectively.
My clients range from age 14 to 60+. They choose me because they want to work with a coach who is practical, down to earth and applied.
They value my flexibility and know that I will always give them honest, non judgmental feedback and will help them achieve results quickly and safely.
Many of my clients come via recommendation - hearing the success I have achieved with other clients. Normally within one or two sessions they have already begun to make significant progress towards their goals.
With my NLP and coaching skills I can help people: develop greater confidence and self belief; address work/life balance; reduce stress; develop their career path; address health and relationship issues; overcome fears and phobias; achieve goals such as being in control of their finances and much more.
I have over 30 years experience of running my own businesses
I set up and ran a successful creative communications agency
I have worked with some of the worlds most well known brands and organisations.
I focus on helping SMEs grow quicker and develop their performance and their people.
The results my clients achieve from business coaching include: faster business and profit growth; greater clarity on their strategy; clear next steps for the year ahead; improved efficiency and smarter processes; increased skills and confidence in managing and leading their teams; less stress and more flexibility in dealing with challenging or difficult situations; clearer defined roles and structure.
IEMT - Integral Eye Movement Therapy
I'm a member of the Association for IEMT Practitioners. Visit:
I'm a certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy (American Board of Hypnosis), Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council - UK), which link also to my NLP services. If you would like more information please refer to my website www.8020coaching.co.uk of contact me for a 'no-obligation' phone call.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Overcoming irrational fears
Presenting in public / Public speaking
Coaching for young people
Business coaching and mentoring
Please contact me for further information.
You will be getting the support of a highly experienced coach (not a junior or trainee coach that could end up costing you twice as much and still not meet your needs!).
I offer a full Guarantee: in the unlikely event that you are not 100% satisfied with a session you will not be charged for that session (providing you have also kept to your part of any agreed work/preparation).
Association of NLP (ANLP)
WHAT CLIENTS SAY:
"When I arranged to see Martin I was feeling very low. I had lost my confidence and direction in life and didn’t know how to get out of it. Over the course of 6 meetings Martin helped me to break down my issues and begin to rebuild my confidence. His friendly and understanding manner meant he was easy to talk to and trust. Using a combination of NLP techniques and good old fashioned listening and advice he has made a massive difference. Now 1 year later my adult life is the best it has ever been and I now look forward to the future with confidence and a feeling that I can achieve anything if I am prepared to dedicate myself to it and apply myself fully. Martins coaching techniques and recommendations will live with me and help me to meet life’s future challenges. I highly recommend Martin as a life coach. Thank you Martin." Stuart.
"Martin Johnson is exceptionally well trained and brings both expertise and natural empathy to his work, achieving impressive results in a desirably short space of time. Well planned sessions but without rigid structure enable a most efficient and rewarding process which Martin leads with energy and good humour. I strongly recommend his services." G.A., Surrey.
'I can't believe the difference in my grandson. I thought it would be impossible for him to get back to school. Not only did he return, he has just completed his exams and is looking and feeling so much happier'.
'I have absolutely no doubt that the one off session you did with me yesterday had a huge impact on the way I handled my interview today. From competing against many applicants, I've just received the call to say I've got the job. I feel more relaxed and less stressed. I've even reduced the chronic back pain that I normally live with. Thank you!'
"Thank you for today's session. I thought I knew what I wanted, but in our short time together, I learnt so much. My priorities are so clear, and they would not have been, had it not been for your thought provoking insights. And you made it so conversational and painless.”
JB, Londo"I have seen so much positive change; for the first time in years I am no longer worrying about him"Parent.
"Being a Coach and NLP Master Practitioner myself, I decided to work with Martin to identify direction and underlying issues in order to move forward.
What I enjoyed was that from the beginning I trusted him and his ability to use appropriate methodology of his immense portfolio in order to bring issues to the surface and deal with them successfully. I would happily recommend him at any time."
Volker Ballueder, Director cb consulting
I just wanted to write this note to thank you for all the work you did with me for the last 7 sessions and to let you know that I have learned so much from you about understanding different ways of communication styles and behavioural flexibilities.
“I have huge respect and admiration for Martin on both a personal and a business level. Martin’s coaching and support has been instrumental in developing our people and our business.”
“Martin is extremely personable, calm, measured and has the ability to connect and build rapport with audiences immediately. He has the ability to effortlessly inject his enthusiasm for his subject when coaching and training others. It is a pleasure knowing Martin.”
"Talking to someone about it all, writing it down, discussing and comparing ideas helped me to get a better idea of where to head next, and how soon I can achieve my own personal goals.
I’ve learned to believe in myself and my capabilities & skills. Thanks Martin, for making an “I don’t think I could” person into an “I know I can” believer."
“I have had two coaching sessions with Martin because I had a very difficult and life changing decision to make with regard to my business.
I found his coaching helped me to move on and feel positive about what I was going to do. It also helped me to feel good about myself and to look forward with anticipation to the changes ahead.
I would be happy to recommend Martin and his coaching skills.”