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Sophia Coaching

Sophia Coaching

Sophia is the ancient word for Wisdom; how we work in Sophia Coaching is by enabling our clients to uncover their own inner wisdom. A wisdom that is always there for us but which often can be hidden by our thoughts about ourselves or about  our circumstances. Through our work, individuals and teams uncover their own innate positive wellspring of resources that can be relied on no matter what the situation or the circumstances of our lives or our businesses.

John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly

Coach & Facilitator

The coaching model, Performance = Potential minus Interference, developed by Tim Gallwey sums up the coaching approach that I use in helping people and teams and organisations in fully realising their potential.

I believe it holds true that our potential is infinitely greater than we believe.

In my coaching I bring all the experience of over 30 years in business with more than 25 years spent at director level. In addition I bring a wealth of personal experience and study in the field of human potential, spirituality, well-being and understanding our innate health, resilience and brilliance.

An EMCC practitioner with a passion for helping indviduals and organisations realise their full potential; I have also undergone a coaching mentorship with 2 graduates of Michael Neill’s Supercoach academy and am a licenced facilitator of the IHEART (Innate Health Education and Resilience Training) for schools.

In my journey through business life, family life and personal life I have experienced the growth that comes from better understanding of my true nature; assisted in this journey by the many trials including serious anxiety and depression and assisted by fantastic coaches. I can confirm that coaching works.


Life makes much more sense to me ever since I developed an understanding and insight into how it works. In particular how we all make up our own realities through our Thoughts in the Moment.

All of my reading and self-help work and spiritual direction has so much more meaning for me now that I see the truth about how humans really operate. Not how we think we operate, or how others tell us we operate or should operate…NO…I now see for myself how we truly operate. Unfortunately my human condition means I don’t always see it as clearly as I would like or see how it operates as often as I would like. That’s what causes the fun, madness and sometimes sadness in my life. But knowing that I’m innately alright, innately full of Love, Compassion, Resilience, Well-Being, Gratitude, Wisdom, Peace of Mind; always means I can fall back into my innate qualities and strengths whenever my thinking about how life seems to work, quietens down and my insights into how life really works come to the fore…then life has a wonderful, eternal, heavenly quality to it…and in those moments I see I am  Pure Love.

In my coaching I will point you to how life really works and not how it seems to work. When you see it for yourself then whatever the coaching issue you want help with will be transformed, not by my words and experiences, but by your own inner wisdom and well-being.

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