Who Am I?
My name is Jonathan Lewis. I was born in 1968 in the UK. Personal development has always been the main focus of my life, along with an interest in what makes us who we are and how we can actively influence our own growth.
For a number of years I worked in the financial sector in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands; mainly in investment banking and software. My work now is focused on coaching individual clients and groups, and running workshops and seminars on communication, self-awareness, and personal development. A native English speaker, I also speak fluent German, and have a very good knowledge of Dutch.
A pivotal experience in my own development was working closely with a psychotherapist in the UK. For four years (2000-2003) I was part of a group of dedicated people, determined to improve themselves. We were supported in ways which went far beyond the support one could normally expect on such a journey. The work was intense, often extremely tough and demanding, but also highly rewarding and ultimately life-changing. (My journals from that period have been published on my blog and can be found in the archives.) I will always be grateful for having had that opportunity and I am dedicated to extending the same opportunity to all those who are similarly committed to discovering themselves. It is the reason I established C-volution.
My mission is to foster awareness, personal development, and self-discovery. With a talent for making sense of what people tell me, I routinely demonstrate how much potential for insight and learning exists in even the simplest of experiences. I have an acute ability to reflect deeply and make meaningful connections. By highlighting the connections within an individual’s story, I am able to distil the essence in a way which simplifies and illuminates their development process. I also excel in groups, connecting the stories, issues, and insights of different people, enabling them to support each other and maximise their learning.
In my search for truth I ask questions until there is clarity and understanding. My goal is always the same: to support people in seeing things clearly for themselves, because that is what drives real and lasting personal growth. People believe and trust in my work because it is firmly rooted in my own experience. I lead by example, not asking anyone to do anything I have not done myself. I am both teacher and student, learning from every experience and interaction with a charming curiosity, an excellent ear, and an honest desire to serve.