About John Nolan
About Me – John Nolan
What you need to know about me to help you decide if we should work together.
Sooner or later, if we decide to work together, I’m going to find out a lot about you! I think it’s reasonable therefore, for you to find out enough about me to at least make that decision straightforward.
I’m not the kind of person who believes that hard work and a good education will solve all my problems and make my life happy. I’m pretty sure that it won’t work for you either!
However, I do believe that if you study that which fascinates you, interests you and captures your attention, and you put your energy and focus into it, you can turn it into a lifelong passion that can provide you with a very healthy living.
AND you will have a lot of fun, make all kinds of great friends and experience things that you would never have considered even in your wildest dreams.
How can I be so sure? Well, I speak not only from personal experience, but also from the experiences of the people I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years. I can help you discover that for yourself too.
So here’s the short story about me and my life. If you have any further questions…ask away.
I share my life with two fabulous females; my partner Joy, and Millie the Wonder Dog. We live on the pretty west-side of Sheffield, with a panoramic outlook over a beautiful park with clear views across the valley to the start of the Peak District. From here I can walk through the woodlands by the river, either into the city, or the other way out to the Peaks – some of the most stunning countryside in the UK.
Working for myself and running my business from home gives me some great options. For example, I can choose to go walking with the dog whenever I feel inspired. I love walking, it’s a great form of healthy exercise, and staying healthy is important to me. My goal is to stay fit, healthy, active and useful until the day I die. It doesn’t matter what you know, or how much money you make, if you don’t take good care of yourself, you won’t be around long enough to enjoy any of it.
When we’re not working we love spending time with friends, walking in the countryside or experiencing interesting parts of the world. We live on an amazing planet. So far I’ve visited over 20 countries from Indonesia, to America and from Sri Lanka, to Egypt.
I really like personal development, reading good books, having great conversations with interesting people and making great friendships. I like to keep up to date with science, health, the spiritual side of life, camping and adventure holidays (white water rafting, snorkelling, volcano climbing, tandem riding (that way Joy and I can be sure of reaching the top of the hill together) and cooking for both friends and family.
Many years ago I was employed in the computer industry, but I was far more interested in people. It was exploring that fascination that led to me choosing, in 1993 to leave my employee position in computing and work for myself – at that time helping people improve their health. I studied the things that interested me, followed my passion and started my own business.
My business has evolved, much like life itself, and I now work as a professional Personal and Business Coach. As a business owner and entrepreneur I’ve found a way to earn a living doing rewarding work that uses my strengths as a consultant, teacher, mentor and educator. My passion is teaching people how to live the life they love so they never have to ‘struggle to work hard’ again.
I love the freedom of choosing when I work, who I work with, and on what. It makes me happy to work with good people who have a passion for life. I believe we should all be happy and useful in life, and for me there is satisfaction in knowing I’m doing a good job, inspiring others to make positive changes to their lives.
Given the opportunity and a reasonable amount of time, I will gladly share with you everything I know and everything I’ve learned, and I’m confident that in doing so, you will discover your own happiness and usefulness in life.
Personal and Business Coaching
The clients I enjoy working with most are intelligent, creative, action – oriented and rather than being pushed, they prefer to work out the answers for themselves people. I’ve also found that a good sense of humour goes a long way to speeding up the learning process.
My breadth of experience (personal, corporate and self-employment) and my ability to think outside the box, means that I’m confident I can guide you to finding things that will work for you in getting the results you want. So:
- If you’d like to live a more fulfilling, prosperous life and don’t want to wait 20 years while you figure it all out on your own – I can help!
- If you feel it’s too hard to work out on your own what you really want – I can help!
- If you’ve figured out what you really want, but getting it is a whole different issue – I can help!
- If you know what you DON’T want, but can’t figure out how to leave it all behind you – I can help!
- If you feel too close to the forest to see the trees – I can help!
- If you’re fully engrossed in your business and are in danger of overlooking both the warning signs and opportunities – I can help!
- If you feel you have challenges to deal with that are insurmountable – I can help!
- • If you need contacts or strategies but you don’t know where to find them – I can help!
- So – enough about me – if you think I can help you and you’d like to have a free chat, Contact me.
“I am not a teacher, only a fellow traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.”
George Bernard Shaw