carolyn johnson

Director, Carolyn Johnson Associates Ltd
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

About carolyn


I am a Coach, NLP & Hypnosis Practitioner and Business & HR Change manager – I love my work! I believe it is a real privilege to be able to work alongside people as they are going through changes or challenges in their lives, and am passionate about empowering people to identify their potential, overcome barriers and to apply these skills to achieve the best possible outcomes, whether in their professional or personal lives.

Outside of my “day job” I work with Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter – great people doing great things to address homelessness, and I am the Festival Entertainment manager for Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

I also volunteer as a mentor at
*FutureYou – it’s a really innovative was of providing support to young people quickly and informally,
*Horsesmouth, providing mentoring support ona huge range of issues and
*with the SME mentoring scheme Get Mentoring.

Areas of Expertise

coach - business - life , Coach - Young Adults, Children & Families, HR and change management projects, Charity Governance, Homelessness, youth homelessness,, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations , Charity start-ups, NLP & Hypnotherapy, Dyslexia & Visual Learning

An idea worth spreading

How about the basic idea that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. If we could embed this approach through our education systems I believe we would empower our Young People to experiment more, approach learning with curiosity and without the fear of "getting it wrong"

I'm passionate about

Real Empowerment : Supporting individuals to recognise their true worth, achieve their full potential and make the very best of all their life chances

Talk to me about

Ideas for getting mentoring and coaching accepted as main stream funded support options for Young Adults, Students and Homeless People

People don't know I'm good at

Natural beekeeping
Teaching people with dyslexia diagnosis how to learn to spell

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

carolyn johnson
Posted almost 2 years ago
What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)
definitely support the comments re critical thinking, to which I would add skills and techniques for maintaining resilience, tenacity and understanding your own unique values and self worth. In particular I think we dont allow space to understand the concept that there is no failure, only feedback. If you follow this principle it encourages learning by experimentation and curiosity which supports creative innovative thinking and children who are not limited by the fear of getting things wrong, but learn from what doesn't work to get better results next time.