‘the work that we did together was to bring to the surface and crystallise some of the dreams and thoughts that I was curious about and wished to explore in more detail.’
My name is Simon Lees from North Yorkshire. I own a company offering fundraising and business management support to environmental organisations. I retained Jeremy Deedes for over 12 years from May 2003 until November 2015 when he ran Planning for Life.
As an owner of a small business my motivation for beginning to work with Jeremy was a need to make sense of my financial situation bringing together a number of different investments so that I could get an overview of what was actually happening. I have always had a positive view of life and money and have never been afraid to take responsibility, the work that we did together was to bring to the surface and crystallise some of the dreams and thoughts that I was curious about and wished to explore in more detail.
Jeremy got me to think and identify what was really important to me in my life at any particular time, identifying achievable short, medium and long term life goals.
During our time working together I was faced with some difficult personal challenges yet was able to spend two months in Canada training to be a ski instructor, spend a month volunteering at an eco resort in Portugal, undertake a course in personal and business coaching as well as enjoying a number of cookery courses and tango classes in different part of Europe.
I have stripped away the need to consume and am lucky enough to invest the spare income that I have in experiences for myself and latterly share these with my partner. Jeremy offers realistic advice, challenge, support and good humour in equal measure and I would not hesitate to recommend working with him if you are at all curious about finding out life and financial coaching.