About me

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Jon Lavin

I suspect that you are trying to get a sense of what ‘rocks my boat’; so to speak.


So I am going to offer the answer to that ‘boat-rocking’ question through the following short essay.


We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Thus said Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Intuitively, it strikes one as correct. However, reflect for a few moments on how you think and very quickly it becomes clear that how you think is based on deep-seated experiences and the learnings that flow from those experiences.

As it is for all of us.

Just as relevantly, perhaps more so, is that how we behave is based on those same deep-seated experiences and subsequent learnings. This offers a clue as to why bringing about lasting, behavioural change can often feel like pushing water uphill!

What about bringing lasting, necessary change in the workplace? Frequently for directors and managers the only effective solution is to use a form of facilitated self-discovery.

In other words, using an outside professional to provide a unique, individual approach to personal development; so critical to bringing about that lasting change.


My contact details are here but let me offer a little of my background:


I have been working with people in a wide range of organisations for over 25 years. My speciality is working with behaviours and people so they have a greater, positive impact in the workplace. My engineering background means that I understand how people think in high pressure, productive environments so what I do is more acceptable and can be put into use immediately. I work with managers at all levels to support them in bringing, lasting necessary change. My approach is down to earth, integrous and fun and draws on extensive personal, professional development and life experience.

Additional Experiences

Have worked with the food industry, engineering and National Health Service (NHS). My engineering background supports my work in manufacturing environments to effectively apply my people management and leadership skills.


  • Psychology of behaviours applied to the workplace
  • Supporting managers in getting the best out of their people – in a fun, down-to-earth way
  • Supporting businesses in bringing about lasting change
  • Group & one to one development work
  • Customised development programmes
  • Psychological profiling
  • Team forming & building
  • Personal development work

 Relevant qualifications: 

MA, UKCP accredited therapist, BEd, NLP Practitioner, Transactional Analysis Practitioner, HNC, IEng MIET(elect)

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    • Jon Lavin says:

      I find replying to posts difficult, which is why you don’t see many of them, and my recent training as a psychotherapist has taught me to reflect before saying anything – and then be very careful as everything should focus on the client, not me!
      The link between therapy and how I feel dogs see us is acceptance for what is in the moment rather than being overly conditioned by past experience. The therapeutic relationship is based on high levels of trust, mutual acceptance and being non-judgemental. It is only then than we can feel safe enough to open to what troubles and unlock the natural movement towards well-being that is within all of us.
      In Paul’s writings about dogs, I see evidence of this relationship he has with all the animals that have come into his and Jean’s lives. Long may it continue!

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