This pages contains various testimonials for Naomi Johnson, her work and her coaching.
Business Coaching Clients
“Being able to access Naomi’s skills and experience in marketing has been invaluable to me in establishing my own business. Particularly in areas I am not accustomed to, such as sales and the use of social media. Naomi “tells it to me” the way it is in reality, without embellishment drawing on her own experience of what works. I respect her honesty and genuine attitude.”
James Cooke (Former Chief Inspector Scotland Yard)
“After just one session with Naomi my mindset had changed completely about something I was reluctantly thinking about doing. She challenged the way I was thinking and in doing so it became a turning point for me, which has helped me move forward more positively. That Naomi has turned what was once a struggle into a success only adds to her credibility in helping others who are just starting out and finding it difficult. Her knowledge and experience shine through in the practical advice and suggestions she makes. And she has a sense of humour about it – always good for working through these situations! I would definitely recommend working with Naomi if you’re just getting going with your business and want to avoid a lot of the pitfalls that so many new business owners fall into.”
Cheryl King, Career Coach, London
“Your great suggestions have clarified my thoughts. Now I think I’ve found my niche! Naomi, thank you, no, I actually mean, THANK YOU!!!!”
Maree Schena, Coach
“For some time I was confused with my business direction and niche. It was a great pleasure to have someone such as Naomi help me out. She gave me straight forward advice that really addressed my problem areas. I am grateful to be on track now, more than ever”
Shane Gilliam, Coach
“Naomi is an excellent marketing coach, with an excellent understanding of the principles of marketing and how to apply them to your business. Since using her as my coach I have developed a proper marketing strategy, which is producing results. I have also increased in confidence and feel more at ease promoting my services.”
Alistair Miller, Career Coach
“Prior to working with Naomi I was drifting along making all the decisions in my business with little guidance. I had invested in various programmes but struggled to implement them. Working with Naomi allowed me to gain practical
feedback on ideas I was playing with that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. In doing this I was able to identify the key challenges I was facing and make a plan to resolve them. Naomi helped me to step back from my business, and evaluate its structure in terms of cost and time to deliver, and then point me in the right direction. Naomi has a really good
understanding of business and marketing issues and really understands how a good coaching business works. She was able to show me where I was going wrong – getting stuck with trying to produce an off the shelf product for example – and was able to show me that the timing for this was not right for me. Even better, she helped me to see what I should be doing right now.
My sessions with Naomi were really helpful and being able to talk to someone directly and sound them out (rather than following an online or self-study programme for example) was invaluable. Naomi has a lovely style, warm and kind but also challenging and directive when necessary. She is a good listener and hears what you are not saying as well as what you are saying! She also has a great sense of humour and the sessions were good fun too. I would not hesitate to recommend Naomi”.
Marisa Angelillo, MA Consulting
Previous Business Consultancy Clients
From time to time Naomi works under contact in businesses helping with marketing, system buildings and administrative processes. Here are testimonials for her work:
Naomi is a delight to work with. She is a very rare combination of a highly creative leader and an enthusiastic team player. She will back you up totally and help you to achieve what ever it is you ask her to do. I trust her implicitly with our business.
Working with Crazy Food Company she is everything we look for in being high energy, fun, and bringing to the table a superwoman skill set to adapt and change direction on a dime, as needed to achieve any goal. Naomi thinks for herself, never wastes your time, and yet hears you clearly and adapts herself to what you need moment to moment. Working with her is an adventure and an opportunity to achieve your goals effectively and efficiently. I recommend her highly and without reservation!
Makima Byron Founder Crazy Food Company. Naomi built the website crazyfoodcompany.com and liaised with an international team to establish the online shopping cart. She is currently helping to build the business and help it accomplish its vision.
Hannah McNamara, HRM Global
Naomi is a dedicated and hard worker. She came to work for me in 2010 when I had too much work on my plate and needed help managing the load. She proved herself to be an absolute asset working things out for herself and needing little direction. She has a thorough understanding of business and quickly become someone I could bounce ideas off and trust with my business. Naomi is a pleasure to work with, reliable and easy to get on with and highly professional. She is loyal and always looks for the best solution to any problem.
When I had to take time out of my business unexpectedly, I have to admit being a little nervous about leaving Naomi in charge with minimal hand-over. I needn’t have worried because she handled the situation professionally and used her initiative to make decisions based on her best judgment. Something that you don’t always get when bringing other people into your team!
Hannah McNamara is a popular business coach, author, speaker and commentator, who helps business owners, company executives and entrepreneurs to be more effective at work. Working with both organisations and individuals, Hannah has helped her clients to get focused on their career development, de-stress and blossom into inspirational and motivational leaders.
Patrick White, HRM Global
Naomi Johnson worked for the HRM Global Group for nine months from March to December 2010 as a contracted Business Manager. The Group comprises a consulting company, an SME academy, international training and an executive coaching. There is also a membership site providing marketing help for coaches.
She reported to the two Directors that also own the group.
In her role as Business Manager, Naomi undertook a wide range of responsibilities and tasks. Her initial challenge was to tidy up the various processes that we used and streamlined our activities. After this was accomplished, she used her innovative outlook to provide valuable strategic input to the Directors that significantly helped them improve and rationalise the activities undertaken.
Naomi is a self starter and meticulous with her timekeeping and had a very good customer service ethic. Her assignment was completed as there was a change in objectives by the Directors and the type of person then required needed different skills. However Naomi still continues to assist us on an ad-hoc basis.
Therefore, I would have no reservation in recommending Naomi’s services in undertaking a similar role.
Patrick White is an experienced international management consultant and trainer whose background as a senior corporate executive and serial entrepreneur equips him well for his work. Patrick is a principal of the HRM Global Group of Companies which offer a holistic approach on all matters relating business and people. During his career he has brought and sold 14 companies for a large profit all in different industries.
David Scarlett, Adviser Gym Ltd
“Naomi worked on a project basis for our company in Summer/Autumn 2010. Within a few weeks she was able to:
· Understand the ethos, objectives and challenges within our business
· Apply rather more business and marketing skills than we had originally anticipated
· Suggest a more profitable marketing funnel
· Guide our thoughts on up-selling and cross-selling opportunities
· Watch over the business whilst I was ill, or on holiday
· Drive forward marketing projects that we will be applying during 2011
· Constantly meet project deadlines
· Find virtual assistance in various disciplines
· And altogether provide full value for her fees
Naomi should prove a useful asset to other coaches, infopreneurs, trainers, speakers who need project support, management of virtual resources and marketing strategies implemented.”
David Scarlett is an engaged coach, speaker, trainer and mentor to the Financial Services industry via his Business School ‘Adviser Gym’. He is also the co-author of a book by business and financial giants Brian Tracy, Robert G Allen and Mark Victor Hansen – who between them have sold 150 million books. His own book is called ‘Soul Millionaire’ and on its second edition.
Simon Borland, JiveNaton Ltd
Simon Borland talks about Naomi’s work with Jive Nation:
“As soon as Naomi arrived in my business, I knew I had made the right decision. She assumed responsibility for many tasks that desperately needed completing. Working together with Naomi, I was able to realise my business goals. Naomi managed things from beginning to end, allowing me to go away several times for long periods knowing that my business was in capable hands.” spacespace
Simon Borland is the founder of the internationally renowned brand ‘JiveNation’, which teaches Modern Jive Dance in major cities around the world. Jive Nation has branches in Poland, Toronto, France, London and Birmingham. Naomi was influential helping establish the London, Poland and Toronto launches.www.JiveNation.co.uk
What others say:
Daniel Priestley, Triumphant Events, London
“Naomi serves her clients in ways that few ever do. She helps create products, websites and is amazing at getting things outsourced. She is incredible putting in systems to free up the business owner to be able to get more done for less overheads. She has really started to fly in these areas and is definitely someone worth having a chat with. I recommend really opening up to her about what you want done in terms of products and systems”spacing
Daniel Priestley is a successful entrepreneur and author. Arriving in the UK in 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and credit card, he quickly went on to build one of the UK’s top Events Company featuring some of the worlds best speakers. He is now a highly sought after business speaker.
AnnaLena Nordin “During the time I have known Naomi she has proven herself to be extremely competent and wise. She has a fabulous character and I have only positive things to say about her. Over the years she has successfully stirred me (and others) through many challenges helping us to produce fantastic results. Her advice and insight is invaluable. I owe her greatly.”
Selene Leone “I am a work at home, homeschooling mom of two active girls – Naomi encouraged me to outsource my day to day – i.e. travel arrangements, online research – whether it be for my consulting business or homeschooling, even Christmas cookie recipes! She has been a constant bright spot in my week, reminding me of what I am capable of and supporting me in achieving my goals. I honestly do not know where my life would be today without her!”