Jonathan Goldsmith
@BeMoreYou / Trailblazer member

BIOGRAPHY

Male, New Barnet, Greater London, United Kingdom, birthday 28th July
Joined November 2017

I am a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Coach and a Trainer and my company is called Be More You. I work in private practice with individuals and couples for one to one therapy and for businesses and organisations, I work as a coach and trainer. I also offer mentoring and workshops to help and guide people with their creative projects, aspirations, and dreams with my project Be More Creative.

I am a founder member, developer and supervisor with an international community of therapists, coaches, trainers and people who work in transformational change called: The International Association of Generative Change (IAGC). We see Creativity as being at the heart of any kind of change work. For us to be 'Generative' is to create something new; How do you create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create great personal relationships? How do you develop a great relationship with yourself — your body, your past, your future, your wounds and your gifts? These are the basic challenges in leading an extraordinary life. It's a fantastic organisation to belong to and be a part of.

My prior life was working in event production, hospitality and the creative industries which has led me to be involved with various creative projects utilising Generative Change principles included helping produce immersive theatre shows in New York and London. I continue to collaborate with artists, musicians, chefs, actors, and performers and believes that the creative arts are an area in which the principles of Generative Change thrive.

I think there is a really exciting place where Personal Transformation meets the Creative Arts and this is where I am developing some of my work, into creating immersive transformational workshops and events.. All art, music, theatre is something that is processed by both parts of our brains and psyches (the conscious and unconscious parts) and for me Creativity and Therapy are essentially the same process: A conversation between the conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves. I want to move Personal Transformation out of traditional 'workshop' spaces and into the real world, parks, galleries, churches and museums as well as using a multi-modal approach including the best parts of immersive theatre, ritual and storytelling.

I am also a partner in a NLP Training school called PPD Learning. Our vision is to develop and inspire people in the world-wide field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) who want to explore, experiment, extend and enrich their skills to acquire expertise, mastery and artistry in NLP.

We offer new kinds of events and advanced training opportunities, specially designed for coaches, therapists, trainers and everyone who wants to take their NLP practice to new levels of integration and effectiveness. We are promoting a warm-hearted, relational, systemic, intelligent, skillful and creative approach in using the tools of NLP. We believe that the core tools, skills and principles of systemic NLP enhance leadership and contribution in fundamental, positive and practical ways – and in the direction of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. We believe it is possible to become a 'Picasso' of NLP: creative, spontaneous, gifted, innovative, expressive and influential. As we see it, the original vision of NLP was that not only would it be an extension of applied linguistics, neurology and psychology, and create useful, effective models patterned from various human activities, but that it would also be a professional field in itself with a unique skillset, purpose and methodology. We believe mastery and artistry are possible in NLP and that, beyond the basics, there is a joyous, life-enhancing, generative pathway of learning, towards genuine, measurable, personal and professional achievement and wellbeing.

About

Influences

People I have worked with and been my mentors, my partners Judith Lowe, Stephen Gilligan, Robert Dilts.

My past life working in amazing creative places and with fantastic people.

My son, he is always a source of joy and wonder

Good music whether it's on my headphones or in a live show.

Restaurants, where they get the right mix of sublime food and hospitality

Interesting immersive theatre, multi-modal events, new ways of being entertained.

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