“Your work with me has turned my life around and that means more to me than I can express in words.”
Frankly, I jumped into this coaching with Jefferson on a bit on a whim. I am a 66 years old man and don’t really need to change and, honestly, what can you teach an old dude like me? But over coffee one day with Jefferson I got to talking about my public speaking fears and that I had been asked to present at a workshop in a few weeks and that I really wasn’t thrilled about it and that it would probably be my last one. Jefferson described NLP and how it might be used to improve my speech. That piqued my interest, so I scheduled a session with him.What happened from the day I met with Jefferson to the day after my talk (two weeks) is best described as a delightful, unexpected introspective journey that changed my life. The journey was far more than conquering my fears around public speaking. The tools that Jefferson taught me created space for more choice in parts of my life that I didn’t know was available. I played with the tools he gave me and used them in innovative ways that worked for me while Jefferson encouraged me to tailor them for my needs.And how did the speech go? Was it great or close to perfect? My work with Jefferson made me realize, that question had always been the wrong question to ask and had always gotten in the way of giving good presentations. The better question was, “did I bring myself fully to the presentation, with my curiosity, creativity, energy, love, humor, honesty, respect while forgiving myself for my shortcomings, imperfections, and flaws?” The answer a resounding yes. The work I did with Jefferson made this the easiest and most enjoyable presentation of my life.
“When I came into the coaching I was frustrated with how my reactiveness was getting the best of me in client relationships, and I was unclear about where my best efforts would generate the most revenue. If I wasn’t upset when things didn’t go as planned, I’d be running anxiety about what might go wrong in the future. These are things I took for granted before, I assumed this was how things were. Exactly as promised, in the time frame promised, Jefferson handed me the tools to take control of my mindset and reactions. It’s incredible what we’re capable of as business owners. Work is fun again! I am sleeping better, and I can control my thoughts and recognize when my thoughts are controlling me. The coaching gave me the tools to not only to maintain balance and focus, control my own mindset, it allowed me to slow things down and choose differently. By the end of the 3 months, my values were clear in my business, I prioritized my income streams, and I have a renewed drive and ideas that I’m already putting into play.”
“The work I did with Jefferson in the Coaching process has made a dramatic impact on me personally and professionally. He challenged me to see how my choices were limiting my success and to make a shift toward creating a more sustainable business model that supports where I want to go in life. Of course this is an ongoing journey, but I have a clear vision of where I am going and systems in place to scale my business in a meaningful and positive way.”
“Jefferson is one of the most thought provoking, intuitive people I know. He has the ability to understand where you are mentally & emotionally in life & business. He uses this understanding to develop an engaging plan that will push you to the next level. He guides you on your journey by holding you accountable and being encouraging at all times. My experience with Jefferson has left me a much more organized, confident leader. He helped me see that your business is a direct reflection of yourself. By helping me become a better leader, he helped my company become a better company. I would recommend Jefferson to anyone that has a difficult time seeing the big picture of business and life in general. If you feel like your business is running you instead of you running your business, Jefferson will help you see the light.”
“Before starting the coaching process, I had some old limiting beliefs that were affecting my ability to move fully into a future most serving of myself and others. The challenging tasking work and the processes he facilitated for me dissolved the old limiting beliefs and thrust me into my most rewarding future. Working with Jefferson has been a powerful, enlightening and almost magical time for me. I’m inspired and attracted to his coaching skills and abilities in applying NLP, and the apparent simplicity of the processes in letting go of old limiting decisions and creating new beliefs and learnings.”
“Working with Jefferson has been nothing short of miraculous for me. I arrived at his door steps carrying in me much confusion, fear and doubt. As business owner responsible for leading over 900 clients across various age groups, these challenges were affecting far more than just myself. Jefferson helped me connect deeply with myself as a business owner, visionary and human. The issues I was facing were not to be solved by logical linear “scientific” approaches. There was nothing that had to be “ticked off”, “sorted” or “dealt with”. They lay in the unexplored places where I had to search, ordinate and embrace parts of myself that were costing me my sanity and the life of my business. He helped me better navigate through the unknown and the challenges to where the source of the issues hid. Each session with him felt like a pocket of air that I didn’t even know I needed until after. His style is unique, ancient, modern, poetic and profound. Inside Start was not just the name of his practice, it was my initiation as a business owner in aligning my deeper purpose with the pragmatic elements of running the business. I came to him not knowing what up was from down. There was much work to be done and I didn’t know if I could make it through or not. With great patience, care, challenge and encouragement in the coaching, I found my center. This now allows me to lead my team from a grounded, passionate place. It’s a privilege to have worked with Jefferson. He lives from the center of his being and in so doing, helped me do the same for myself and all of the people my business impacts.”
“Working with Jefferson was a recurring opportunity to self-examine what I was doing, why I was doing it, and to discover opportunities to let go, reconfigure, add, or to reimagine. More than anything the lingering impact of his coaching is evident years later and, to my mind, speaks to the effectiveness of his ‘eyes and heart wide open’ approach to serving his clients.”
Hands down one of the most transformative experiences I’ve ever had was getting coached by Jefferson. His aptly named Inside Start program literally builds strength from within in order to effectively face the challenges of life and business from an empowered point of view. He demonstrated an uncanny ability to quickly read the underlying issues that needed to be addressed and then focused on them with laser accuracy to get the major obstacles out of the way. From there he empowered me to find resources I didn’t know I had in myself to make the changes. I experienced a paradigm shift in my perspective and learned that I am always in full control of my life regardless of the situation. He helped me put structure to my days and I went from “winging it” and falling short on my goals as a result, to a much more structured approach where confidence stems from knowing that my days are well planned ahead of time and all in sync with my goals. Jefferson is extremely resourceful and repeatedly provided me with helpful recommended reading on the issues that matter. He showed up to every single call very well prepared and showed genuine care for my development. I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone looking to get real results in turning his or her life around.
My savings account is healthy for the first time in years. My credit score is up a couple hundred points. My net worth is increasing, so is customer loyalty, profitability, work-flow consistency, employee growth, communication, order, predictability, faith, hope, clarity, and serenity. Jefferson has a special ability to help those who dare dig deeper within themselves, face the scary questions, squirm through the embarrassing answers, envision something different, and take these first and subsequent shaky steps toward liberty.”
“I’m continually surprised by Jefferson’s ability to distill our coaching calls, to filter through my comments, even those that seem like tangents, and truly hear the themes at their core. His experience has given him a 50,000 ft view of the mosaic called Small Business Development Struggle and Success, and, from this perspective, he instantly knows where to place each color chunk I toss him. Our coaching calls are a process of focusing and re-focusing toward a big picture, and, over the past year, he’s helped me push through barriers to see, and also to act, from 30,000 ft. The transformation in my business - and in my ability to lead it - has been remarkable. In the past, I didn’t recognize the value in coaching, and now I don’t know why I waited so long.”
“Jefferson is a terrific coach. He not only is instrumental in clarifying goals and setting the steps in motion to reach those goals, he also has an uncanny ability to recognize psychological intricacies of his clients that may be holding them back.”
“The impact of working with Jefferson is difficult to capture in a few words. His way of engaging stretches me and encourages me to grow in areas I wasn’t even consciously aware of. One way he does this has been through a nuanced ability to find questions about the impacts of my limiting beliefs and behaviors. Exploring them and finding my own answers has inspired me to figure out what my roadblocks to growth are and work on changing that part of myself. He’s always respectful, even when bringing difficult questions that sometimes start out feeling awkward, but have led me toward true growth and change. I’ve become a better boss as a result, and relate to my employees with a more mature directness and care. One of the best results of his work with me is that I am more aligned with what I want my life to look and feel like, and I can see and experience now my relationship with the business and results supporting this kind of life. Interestingly enough, this was a primary goal when we began working together.”
“At a time where I had many things going on with my life, Jefferson was able to coach me through using his own unique style of care and understanding yet identifying excuses as he saw them. Jefferson changed the way I looked at things and took me away from being a technician and a cog in my business to being able to stand back, gain a better work life balance and enjoy being a business owner. I highly recommend him as a coach, and I hope will remain a friend. He firmly holds a vision of you succeeding as a more complete version of yourself, holding you accountable to your goals. If the content of what you’re doing day to day is detached, however good it may be it just won’t stick. Jefferson makes it stick by caring about you and the outcome you’re driven to achieve.”
“After every coaching session with Jefferson we left the conversation more confident, calm and excited about our business/life. I highly recommend Jefferson for entrepreneurs who need help with vision, execution, building systems, or a neutral teammate to solve problems.”
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