In June 2005, Naomi Johnson quit her full time job, packed up her two bedroom flat and moved into a bedroom the size of her hallway, 100 miles away at her Aunt and Uncle’s house. She left behind her friends and a town she had come to love.
She had a dream to run her own Personal Development Business.
As fate would have it, things didn’t quite go to plan the way she imagined. Instead of making her millions, she moved house 10 times in 18 months and found herself in critical debt. In 2008 she was sleeping on the sofa renting out her bedroom because she couldn’t afford the rent. At one point things were so bad she ate baked beans for a week, using a knife to open the tin because she couldn’t afford a tin opener.
Today, Naomi is a sought after Business Development Consultant working with Sole Entrepreneurs helping them manage the daily grind. Naomi also offers coaching to coaches who are at the grass roots stage of their business and need support. At the beginning of 2011 she was appointed the Director of MarketingHelpForCoaches.com a website that provides resources and support to coaches, consultants, speaker and service based businesses.
In 2010 Naomi began working with Hannah McNamara at ‘Marketing Help For Coaches’. Her frank honesty about her failures as a life coach won her the affection of the clients and in 2011 she took over the business becoming the full time Director. Hannah says ‘At the beginning of 2010 I started looking for someone who I could hand the baton to who shared the same values and genuine desire to help coaches do what they do best – coach people. Naomi started working with me in March 2010 and proved herself to be someone I c0uld trust to continue this work”.
Naomi’s makes no secret of her mistakes and has complied a report called ‘My 18 Business Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them’ which you can download now available here with compliments.
In February 2011 Naomi is publishing her insightful new book “Grass Roots To Green Shoots” in which she shares the business wisdom that restored her to grace and retells the story of her experience. Her sole intention with the book is to help others learn from her mistake. She also has a number of other products coming out designed to help sole entrepreneurs manage their life and achieve their dream.
Naomi currently lives in Wimbledon, London and enjoys traveling, movies, going out for dinner with friends, chocolate, kayaking and walks in the country. In 2010 she worked virtually living Japan for 5 weeks, traveled to America and Sweden. In 2011 Naomi ran her business ‘from the road’ and travelled through 10 US states over 10 weeks.
Her favourite days are those she spends with her two nieces and she claims that for her, the two best moment of 2010 were when her 1 year old niece reached out and hugged her for the first time, and her 3 year old niece told her she loved her Auntie Omi, no that’s ‘really really‘ loved her.
Naomi graduated from Swansea University in 2002 having completed a BSc Business Studies degree. She worked for three years at the Student Union managing the student activity groups and organising large scale events. During this time she studied for the Chartered Institute of Personal Development masters course. In 2005 Naomi left her job to become a full time coach.
“When it comes to business Naomi has something incredible to offer. Her unique insight, self honesty and ability to learn from her own mistakes makes her an expert in her field. This blog is a compelling place to visit for anyone who wants to turn their passion into a profitable business”