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TCI has helped me become a stronger person, helping me to be a strong man and father for my kids.

I completed my first training at the Foundations Of Coaching Success in October 2014. Before my journey began I had been going through a separation from my marriage in July 2014. With the marriage I also have 2 kids, Emily who is now 3 & Alex who is now 2. Dealing with this was challenging because at the same time I had a self employed personal training business at home plus the primary carer of the kids while my wife was running her business. (I got into personal training as a way to help others achieve their health and fitness goals after losing 28 kilos myself). When my wife left, I got a job at a local gym, but my emotional state was getting the better of me & was affecting my job. On Alex’s first birthday (22nd July) was my turning point. I only got to see him on his First Birthday for only 15mins due to the communication break down with my ex wife. My brother then suggested I see Vanessa Talbot. Vanessa worked with my brother a few years before helping him with moving forward from his marriage break down. I spoke to Vanessa that night for hours. This changed everything; Vanessa guided me & helped me move forward for 6 months. In this time I was interested in life coaching, spoke to Vanessa & then signed up with TCI. I was just doing it to help with my personal journey. As I am now in the middle of a family court battle for 50/50 with my kids this has helped me become a stronger person, helping me to be a strong man and father for my kids.

 I am still working as a personal trainer at the gym which I love doing. With my life coaching I am in the niche of empowering people through separation & divorce. This is something I didn’t expect to get into but when talking to a few people going through the same or a similar situation I felt I could help them move forward. My business name is Johnny M.

In November 2014 I was referred to a young man who was going through life difficulties with party drugs and relationships. I spoke to him & he ended up being my first paying client – only 2 months from my intake weekend. I worked with him for 6 sessions in which he improved so much & forwarded me a killer testimonial.

I would still like to keep my personal training going but would mainly like to be on the coaching side, as this will work in with me when I have my kids. I would like to run workshops, webinars & help people one on one with the journey of separation & divorce. To do this full time would be a dream.

I attribute my success firstly with getting help from Vanessa Talbot, this was the start of my journey, and I’m not sure where I would be now if I hadn’t made that choice to get the help. Now 12 months on I still keep in touch with Vanessa but also I attribute my success to my personal journey of just focusing on developing my coaching skills, bettering my personal skills & keep on moving forward each day again for me & my kids. With the end goal in mind of having a thriving coaching business that is cantered on empowering the other underdogs of divorce and separation, while also enabling me to be the best hands on dad for my kids.


John Musumeci
- Credentialed Advanced Practitioner of Coaching
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