“I love coaching because it is about fun, experimentation, learning and fulfilment. If you aren’t enjoying the process of coaching then it isn’t working!”
My name is Jon Hill and I am a Certified, Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). I began working as a Personal Development Coach in late 2010 and have been loving it ever since. I came into this line of work because I wanted to change my life and have fun – the exact same experience that I support my clients in achieving today.
I trained as a psychologist, and spent the majority of my career in the field of addiction and drug treatment, initially working directly with clients, and latterly moving into the area of Learning and Development.
In the course of this work I have met people from all different walks of life, and come to firmly believe that life can be exactly as you want it to be, and that the majority of obstacles that we face are ones that we put in our own way.
I decided to make the transition into life coaching in 2010, and studied at the Coaches Training Institute, the first training school to have its programs accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Through CTI I became well versed in the Co-Active Coaching model, which holds that clients are entirely capable of finding their own answers, and that motivation that comes from within is more powerful than that which comes from outside. I also incorporate principles from the revolutionary new approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and run ACT workshops for the public with my colleague Dr Joe Oliver.
As a coach, I bring energy, humour and irreverence – like I said the coaching process should be fun and exciting! Career change often feels stressful, but my aim is to help you turn it into an adventure – to get to a place you didn’t think was possible, and have some laughs along the way.
Well, I am 34 years into a life sentence as a fan of Aston Villa FC, a relationship defined by fleeting moments of joy in the midst of long stretches of frustration and terrible football.
If I had the time and money I would watch literally every film that is released at the cinema. Not that I have no sense of quality control whatsoever, but I love the experience of being in the theatre so much – the anticipation as the lights go down, the last handful of popcorn stuffed into my mouth before it goes perfectly quiet – that I am willing to give any film a chance. If I had the choice though, I would watch a new film by Wes Anderson or starring Paddy Considine every day. If you haven’t seen the films ‘Rushmore‘ or ‘A Room for Romeo Brass‘ yet then my advice would be – ‘do see those films’.