JT Foxx – The Teacher Appeared

There is an old saying that when the student is ready the teacher appears. For this season of my life that teacher is JT Foxx and his team of coaches.

I have had many teachers in my life – some academic, some spiritual, others personal. JT is my first business teacher because this is the first time in my life that I have set my sights on building my own business.

This desire for a business of my own has been percolating for decades – specifically for an international speaking business. I have a gift for communicating and have wanted to use that talent to build a business of my own – largely to prove to myself that I can.

To follow this dream, I left full time employment and within a month of having done that the opportunity to attend a JT Foxx one-day seminar presented itself. I was sceptical when I first saw JT’s ad on Facebook about creating women speakers as I wondered what a brash young American man could teach an older woman about being a female speaker.

However, when a friend sent me a link to the same event I decided that perhaps this was a sign and I registered. Armed with a large notebook I travelled into Melbourne’s CBD and joined a few hundred other people for a day that would mark the beginning of something totally new and unexpected.

It was not long before I realised that JT would be offering opportunities for further coaching that would not be free and I mentally set a monetary limit. There were several offers made and the top option – the one that excited me the most – fell within my limits so I went for it.

This was a surreal experience as it was the first time I had spent a significant amount of money on myself, but it felt so right – and my instinct did not fail me.

Within three months I received intense business coaching, laid the foundations for a business model, travelled from Australia to the US and presented my business to an international audience in Los Angeles – and topped it off by spending some time with Al Pacino and gaining from his wisdom. As a result of that presentation I established a business partnership with a younger entrepreneur couple in the US.

In the space of just three months, I had achieved my dream of being an international speaker and had a burgeoning international business.

One of the things that characterises JT and his business is a spirit of generosity. Even if I had not opted to purchase the business coaching I would have walked away from that first free seminar a richer woman, as I took over 20 pages of notes from the dense content presented by JT and his team.

Another thing that is very important to JT is being genuine and authentic. I hadn’t heard of JT Foxx before that first seminar and went with a healthy dose of scepticism – Aussies do not easily respond to US-style hype.

The moment I realised that JT was ‘the real thing’ was during a clip he played of the time Vanilla Ice was a guest at one of JT’s functions. JT was decked out in a US-flag onesie and as he pranced around the stage an expression on his face reminded me of my sons (I have three adult sons, the eldest of which is only a couple of years younger than JT). I thought, ‘He’s just like my boys’.

In that moment of silliness, JT convinced me of his authenticity and I knew I could trust him. And that trust has never been misplaced – he and his team have delivered on everything they promised and given so much more.

I now have a growing speaking and coaching business helping people turn their backstories into real power for the future. I have published my first book. I have learnt the importance of consistency in branding and how to market myself and my services. I have been taught by generous and knowledgeable coaches and met inspiring business people from around the world. My life is so very different from anything I ever imagined.

Another truism is that no-one is self-made. In this journey to international speaker many people have played a part – friends, family and business associates. I have been encouraged, challenged, loved on, picked up and dusted off.

My business sprang out of a decades-long dream but it has been given shape by JT Foxx and his team, and I am conscious of what I owe to him. But it is his tag-line of ‘Powered by your Success’ that sums up JT’s attitude to business – he helps others because he knows that together we can achieve our dreams.

Thanks JT.

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  1. What an amazing blog. JT Foxx has changed my life. Your blog is a true aspiration of what can acheive. I attended Mega Speaker and it changed my life 🙂

  2. Bron – congratulations on your amazing journey! My major take away in this post is that you took action and made things happen! A true inspiration. You had a vision and you’ve made it a reality. As JT Foxx coaches us: “Dreams don’t come true. Visions do.” Great post and congratulations again on your tremendous progress! Here is a link to my blog where I’ve recently shared some of the Branding nuggets I’ve learned from JT Foxx: https://thesidehustlecoach.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-jt-foxx-is-my-coach-and-why-you.html?m=1

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