Find Your Purpose

(through Presence



A Small-Group Coaching Programme

Something’s missing.
You feel lost.
A strange dissatisfaction.

Have you neglected your passion, vocation or calling?

Is it too late?

Searching for a way forward, you look online and see promises:

‘Three simple things that’ll change your life…..’
I’m living my dream. You can too……’
‘Imagine it and the universe will make it happen….’

These offers taste of dust.
Secondhand shortcuts.

You want something substantial, grounded, real.
You’re looking for space to be heard and people to listen.
You want to explore, to discover your own true way.
You want to be challenged.
You want tested, practical guidance to help you get back on track.
You want to reconnect with passion.
You want support, and you want to support others.

A purpose-driven life is waiting for you: aligned, holistic, impassioned, fulfilled.

Presence and Pleasure can be your guide.

What’s PPP about?

Over the course of 6-weeks, as part of a select group, you’ll develop key skills to quieten your mind, hear your inner voice, reconnect with passion and make the changes you’re yearning to make.

You’ll develop insights and skills to shift from lost & frustrated to focused & energised

Through teaching, practical work, conversation, reflective exercises and individual & group coaching, you’ll define/refine your Purpose, become more Present (less distracted) and learn to place Pleasure at the heart of everything you do.

Between sessions you’ll be given practical actions to implement and report back on.

You’ll receive:
– an individual 45 minute induction session to explore your needs,
– 6 x 2hr group sessions
– a final hour-long individual session to review, reflect and set out next steps.

PPP is limited to 12 people.

What’s the approach?

My approach is holistic and psychophysical. It’s developed from deep research into mind-body connectedness.
All of my work is based in Self-With-Others – ‘a framework for thriving in an interconnected world‘.

My coaching is founded in a simple idea: to achieve more, do less. Worry less, struggle less, block yourself less, be distracted less, criticise yourself less. When you stop wasting mental energy on things you can’t do anything about, you become more focused, present and energised – more able to imagine – and build – your best life.

A ‘psychophysical approach’ recognises that ‘thinking’ is only part of knowing. We must also listen to, and respect, the body.
The body talks.
Hear it.

What will we actually do?

Sessions will combine learning, self-reflection, discussion, focusing and physical sensitisation.

There’ll be practical guidance on becoming more present, exercises to discover your life-purpose, insights into the role of pleasure (including how to access flow state), one-on-one conversation with other participants, and time for group discussion, support and accountability.

If you’re accepted into the programme you’ll commit to attending all six group sessions and to contribute to creating a supportive and rigorous community in which all of us can thrive and grow. If you unavoidably miss a session – or simply want to watch one again – you’ll have access to a recording.

Is it for me?

I work with people from all walks of life and from all around the world.

I’ve worked with therapists, coaches, educators, artists, business people, priests, activists, veterans, performers, health professionals and many others.

Most, though not all, of my clients are connected in one way or another with the arts and creative practices.

Many of my clients come to me feeling disconnected, lost or trapped.

Often they sense there’s another life they could/should be living, or a new direction they might follow.
Sometimes they know what they want. Sometimes they don’t.
They come to me to gain clarity and overcome blockages.

They come to reconnect with passion.

So – are you ready?

Only you can answer that – but I know this: you’ll only join if you trust me to deliver on my promises. If you’re not sure, I invite you to set up a no-obligation 30-minute call with me. We’ll explore what you’re looking for and you can ask any questions you need to. Click the link below and you can set up a call at a time that suits you.

Some more detail about the 3 Ps


What’s your ‘WHY’?
Do you know what you’re trying to achieve?
Are you thriving or surviving?
Do you feel your real life is elsewhere, or hasn’t started yet?
Do you feel disconnected?

Without a ‘why’ – a sense that you’re doing what you were born to do – you’re just filling time between birth and death.

Once you know your purpose, you can commit – passionately – to shaping the sort of life you want to live.

Your Purpose is beyond words.

It’s a feeling of ‘rightness’.

You know when you’re living it.


Presence is a superpower.

It’s one of those things people know is ‘a good thing’ but usually don’t understand.

I make it really simple.

Presence means ‘not being distracted’.


When you stop being distracted you connect with the world around you – inside and out. You make better choices based on ‘what really is’, not the incessent chatter of your thoughts.

Being – and remaining – Present is essential if you’re going to hear your little voice, from deep within, telling you who you were born to be.

Each week we’ll do some simple practical work to quieten the mind and enhance focus. From a place of quietness you get to hear your deepest and most vital voice – the voice your chattering mind usually drowns out.

During the sessions we’ll explore The 8 Principles of Presence.


There’s a thousand memes and quotes about it – ‘do what you love and you’ll never do a day’s work in your life’, ‘follow your bliss’……

But what does it actually mean – to put pleasure at the heart of your growth?

Prioritising Pleasure means valuing intrinsic satisfaction over extrinsic reward. It means creating a life where you enjoy what you do, not only the rewards of what you do.
It means refusing to live a life of drudgery in exchange for a pay-cheque.

We’ll look at different TYPES of pleasure – in particular ‘hedonia’ and ‘eudomonia’.
How can they serve you at different times?
We’ll explore structuring your work so it doesn’t even feel like work anymore (accessing ‘flow state’).

People think committing to pleasure means doing what you like. None of us can do that all the time! Prioritising pleasure is not about doing what you like, it’s about finding what you love in what needs to be done.

Your Commitment

A group process needs a supportive and committed group. I ask, before you apply, that you commit to attending all six group sessions. They’ll take place on Thursday evenings (Ireland/UK Time) via Zoom. They’ll be recorded so you can review them afterwards to dig deeper into the material.

Thursday February 8th: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)
Thursday February 15th: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)
Thursday February 22nd: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)
Thursday February 29th: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)
Thursday March 7th: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)
Thursday March 14th: 7.15pm – 9.15pm (Ireland/UK Time)

11.15 am (US West Coast)
2.15 pm (US East Coast)
9.15 pm (Athens)
11.45 pm (India)

When you sign up you’ll receive:

1 x 45-minute individual induction call
6 x 120 Minute group calls
1 x 1 hour individual review/wrap-up coaching call
Access to a private Whatsapp group
Permanent access to recordings of the sessions
A free copy of ‘Presence – What it is. Why it matters. How to get it’
(My book, published November 2022)

The cost of the entire programme is £650

If you set up a call before January 15th, there’s an early-adopter price of only £545

What Previous Participants Have Said

‘It helped me reinforce my transformation. The clarity with which John talks about Presence is second to none. I highly recommend this workshop.’ (OS – USA/Argentina)

‘Former shiny object seeker, now purpose aligned thanks to this course!’ (CR – Mexico)

John’s Find Your Purpose (through Presence & Pleasure) is a space of reflection, sharing, learning… with tools to introspect and apply… in your personal life and creative practice. (Abhay – India)

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for one of the 12 places on ‘FInd Your Purpose (through Presence & Pleasure)’ please click on the button below. You’ll be invited to find a time to have a chat with me. Simple as that.

This initial call is ENTIRELY without obligation on either side.

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