1. How long does what you do take and how much does it cost?
You can work with me in three ways:
- One-Day Intensive Workshop, costing £10,000, is usually organised and paid for by businesses organisations. These are group events and I only have availability for two a month.
- One-Day Private Consultation, costing £5,000, can be booked at least seven days in advance. I have availability for four Private Consultations a month.
- My One-to-One Coaching Programme is an 8-week course, costing £20,000, with weekly meetings. The first meeting will take about three hours at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge. The remaining meetings are via video call and take about an hour each. There is homework to be done during the programme by both you, the client, and by me. I have availability for four new clients a month.
2. What if your workshops or programmes don’t work for me?
Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”. In other words, if you start with a mindset that this programme won’t work for you, then I can guarantee that you will be right.
In fact, if you are thinking this way, it means you might not be not ready yet. You must have an all-encompassing desire for this to work. Because although I will be your guide, and encourage and motivate you, what I can’t do is the work itself. Only you can do that – because it’s your life that you’re going to be changing.
3. What if I discovered that I have no ambition or dreams or visions?
It’s impossible for a human being not to have or harbour ambition, dreams or visions. It would be just as absurd as someone declaring that they are not thirsty of hungry. Just as the body’s needs are nourished by water and food, the mind is nourished by ambition, dreams, and visions.
Now it may be the case that a parent may have, through repetition over the years, helped to bury any ambitions, dreams, and visions out of their child’s subconscious mind. But what is buried can be excavated: the oak tree lies in the acorn. There is a seed within each of us that wants to be nurtured and watered to germinate and grow. The seed, or dream, will always remain in us. It can take years before it is planted, but once it is planted in good soil and watered, it will grow and sprout.
Each one of us has a seed – an ambition, a dream, a vision – and we must not fear it. Our parents and schools and our environment perhaps pushed us in a different direction and destination. We feel something is missing in our lives but can’t put a finger on it. This is because we have been programmed and if you want to pursue your dream, you must face your fear and recognise that you need help to change your mental programming.
4. How long have you been doing this?
I have been in business for 40 years, a Chartered Marketer for 35 years, a partner in a US commercial real estate for 35 years, an author of ten books and a speaker for the past 20 years, and also a financial adviser for about five years in the 1990s. All this experience has helped me to get to this point, and to be able to share these workshops and programmes with you.
Albert Einstein was a mathematician, yet he solved the theory of relativity, which is in the domain of Physics. The Wright Brothers – Orville and Wilbur – were bicycle manufacturers, yet they imagined and built the first airplane. Dr Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon, yet he solved what psychologists couldn’t; that self-image is the key to human personality and human behaviour. Why do I mention these three individuals? I mention them because I am a firm believer that solutions to problems are often solved by those outside the discipline.
Even though I have been a coach as recently as 2017, my wide and varied experience in business over the past 40 years makes me a coach like no other. So much so that instead of retiring, I have re-created and re-visioned myself into a coach and consultant to help retiring entrepreneurs or “greypreneurs” to find their passion, their purpose and their potential for the next chapter in their lives. How did I accomplish that? First off, I went on a 30-day silent retreat in 2016, and in that time, I did an audit on my life, which you can read in my book: Spirit of Gratitude: Crises are Opportunities, which is available on all Amazon sites. I have a deep investment and commitment to this profession – after all, I am living what I teach.
5. Do you have client testimonials?
Yes, I do, and they are shown on my website – www.georgejerjian.com
6. Who are your competitors?
Excitingly, I am one of the first, if not the first at this point, to do this kind of coaching. In the US and Canada, there is a Retirement Coach Association, which was established as recently as 2017. In essence, retirement coaches help you with the transition process from work into retirement and they provide the emotional and mental cover required to make the transition.
However, this is not what I do. What I offer is very different: I advise against retirement, unless you are very infirm – physical, mentally, or emotionally. I encourage my clients to ignite a new chapter in their lives and live a life of purpose, passion, and potential.
7. What are your success stories?
Many of my success stories are already written in depth in Spirit of Gratitude: Crises are Opportunities, which is available on all Amazon sites in paperback, Kindle, and Audio-book formats. As I mention in my book, my successes and failures are intertwined. Without my failures (crises) my successes (opportunities) would not have materialised.
8. Have you failed any clients?
Of course. As I said earlier, one cannot find success without experiencing failure. When I was a young man, I would avoid failures at all cost, and it did not occur to me at the time that, in the words of C S Lewis, “we can only fail forwards to success.”
9. Do you make any promises or guarantees?
The only promise or guarantee that I can give is this: if you commit to doing the work and putting the required time into my programme, then I promise that you cannot fail. However, if you’re in two minds about it, then I can guarantee you won’t succeed. So, if you want to be my client and you want to succeed, you must do your part too.