Client Testimonials

We can together in a difficult situation and it was important for you to not judge and take sides, but since then the assurance you have provided with grief management, problem solving, self-talk techniques and in particularly the career transition has been deeply valuable and much appreciated.I hope we bump into each other in the future. All the best and many thanks.

As I have said before: I have never left an interaction with without feeling better about myself. A rare skill that I really appreciate.


Jon freely provides information both initially and ongoing and all of it has played a valuable part in not only dealing with the redundancy, but also taking a forward looking perspective. Jon has an easy going manner and ability to relate.

Thanks Jon, it was a pleasure meeting and working with you.


Siddons & Associates provides a flexible and pragmatic service that deals with critical human resource sensitive issues at short notice.

Thanks Jon, Your presentation was excellent and very well received.

Thanks once again

Chief Financial Officer | HVP Plantations

Your presentation was greatly appreciated by the whole group and the feedback received was overwhelming.

The entire group found this presentation very insightful, professional and extremely helpful to their personal and business needs.

They were a little disappointed that we could not give it more time – something we will need to take on board should we do it again in future.

Thank you also for taking the time to do this and for allowing me to assist with ideas. People within the organisation are still talking about it a week later which is what we want.

Should we decide to do this again in another forum with a different set of professionals from our organisation, I am sure that you will be considered to present again (and hopefully you will be able to).

Accountant & Office Manager
Hancock Natural Resource Group Australasia Pty Limited

What aspects of the program did you find most valuable?

  1. The time taken to establish an insight into my personal situation and needs, this has a large impact on one’s ability to market themselves in a positive light for new employment.
  2. The time taken to work out the best plan of action to find a position
  3. Working together to prepare and finalise a stand out CV
  4. Working together to work on good interview techniques
  5. Working together to work on good salary negotiation techniques

I was very happy with the program and it led to a very swift re-employment for me personally

The program offered a compassionate, understanding, insightful, safe environment to tackle issues that may prevent someone from putting their best foot forward in order to find a new position, but also provide guidance to build an eye catching CV to give the best chance of securing employment.

The program also worked on different tactics & mindset to becoming successful in obtaining new employment.

Thank you for your kind assistance. I appreciate the compassion and insight you showed for what was a very difficult time.

What aspects of the program did you find most valuable?

  1. Learning new management tools, such as the  SCARF model.
  2. Jon’s experience and insight into managing ‘difficult’ colleagues.
  3. The informal sessions, made it feel less like a ‘class’ and more of a  discussion.
  4. The EQ-I Test helped to cement some of the traits that can be improved on.

A positive experience, and it was a pleasure to learn from Jon. I rate his Leadership Program 5 out of 5.


I’ll read your “food for thought” article but you’ll be pleased to know that since our meeting we’ve had no problems at all. Things are on the up so to speak. Thank you once again for your help. I’ve always found your intervention positive and helpful over the years.


Any knowledge learnt in my opinion is knowledge well learnt as you can never stop learning. Thanks Jon for your advice and knowledge. Your assistance has certainly helped assist me in landing a role. The resume preparation was particularly valuable.

The program provided me with good advice and guidance, an opportunity to talk through issues, information about concepts I was not aware, plenty of additional reading of and plenty of positive reinforcement which is helpful in the confidence-eroding job hunting process.


I found the program, the consultant and the assessments excellent. I found these specific services also very useful:

  • Tips and questions to ask in work situations
  • Questionnaire – i.e. EQI assessment
  • The relaxation and stress management skills and exercise
  • The relaxation track to listen to.


“The career transition process has been very good. No pressure applied to making it a smooth transition from my (company withheld) era!”


“I feel I have received practical and useful strategies for dealing with workplace problems that are specifically targeted to my needs. I responded well to the supportive environment created for all sessions and was able to relate to Jon in a very direct and honest fashion. This would not have happened without the level of trust through report achieved. Thanks Jon”


“Talking to a professional with knowledge and experience in the field. The services are invaluable to HVP staff in times of crisis. It can make the difference between a staff member being either a functional and contributing person or a gibbering wreck.”


Jon was excellent to work with. He is a great active-listener and is good at getting people to re-build confidence and re-channel focus towards attaining their next job. His ability to assist in polishing my resume was second-to-none, which improved response rate for applications made. He had good follow-up, and was very flexible in arranging meetings


This has been a turning point in my professional journey. I have renewed clarity of my role and my contribution to wider society.

You very much assisted me on the following areas:

  • The time and space to pay attention to what I was thinking, and then to review this analytically.
  • The affirmations which emerge about my self and my skills
  • The action-based responses to the positive insights.

Church Minister

I have never been through a program like this. The lesson learnt here has provided me with a wealth of information and will go well with the advancement of my career. A big thanks to the Program Consultant for his patience, understanding and the resolve to enable a positive outcome from this problem. It is an outcome that is good and something that I did not even expect or could possibly imagine.

CN, IT Programmer

As a result of (participating in) the program and the invaluable tips, has indeed proved itself very successful. I could not be more pleased. In fact this program should be offered earlier to employees, when it becomes apparent that a redundancy will be occurring. Forward preparation is a good thing.

AB, Manager

Please accept my grateful thanks for your support over the last few months. You filled a role no-one else could – impartial observer and confidante.  Without your coaching and support, I probably would not have got past the grief stage. You are an excellent psychologist as well as a career coach.

JI, TAFE Manager

I always feel that I have not achieved enough, and would like to have done much more.  Perhaps I can give myself a pat on the back for some of the things I have achieved now. Thanks so much Jon for all your support, letting me into some of the issues you have faced, which has helped to clarify things for me. I was pretty angry with (name withheld) when I arrived, and now I feel as if I can ‘cope’ with his behaviour appropriately.

I also did not want my record at (organisation withheld), or in education for that matter, to be tarnished at the end of my career, and I now realise that one person cannot cause that. Finally, I enjoyed the chats we had about other things, but which were always brought back to the issues at hand. DS, Education Manager

Thank you for your guidance over the last few months. You particularly assisted me with in the following areas:

  • Revising the resume to include more details and changing the forma
  • Information on how to network
  • Various letter formats

DH, Financial Controller

I enjoyed the program John and thanks for your honesty and empathy over our time together.”

LB, Coordinator