Graham Teeple

Professional Gardener, Toronto, Canada

Javan and I connected for 10 sessions around personal resistance work. His approach was supportive, adaptable, and highly practical. I have noticed tangible changes in my inner and outer life months after completing these sessions, and I look forward to working with him in the coming years for his expertise in personal and professional development. 

I originally approached Javan as a regenerative business mentor, and he was quick to identify the personal root of my professional challenges. Our first “good fit call” was really a wake-up call for me. In the past I have turned to talk therapists, a life coach, and self-help books/podcasts to help tackle the ol’ demons. I am confident that working with Javan has been the most influential in this regard. I now have access to a number of tools that we tested together, with concrete evidence that they work for me. As someone who values a good, lean toolkit, this is awesome.

Javan is the real deal. He will help you develop a foundation of the right skills for your journey. He will call out your bullshit in a respectful and gentle way, guiding you closer to the truth. Most importantly, he will genuinely care about what you are working on together. My advice for anyone who embarks with Javan is to do the work, be as open as possible, and enjoy the process. And be silly when you can, it’s way more fun!

I feel so thankful to have connected with Javan. In a dark time, our weekly sessions were brilliant.

Life Design, Limiting Beliefs

 


 


Raleigh Latham

Educator and Promoter

Going through Holistic Life Context with Javan is like learning to rewire your brain.

Thinking in terms of your own Holistic Life Context (HLC) is akin to training your brain like a muscle. The more your brain thinks in holistic terms, the more you’re able to deal with complexity, to make more difficult decisions, instead of automatically agreeing to something and hoping for the best.

It’s a new skill.  A highly useful skill, but a new one.

Making my own context was a challenge at first, but one worthy of doing because the benefits are so lifelong and incredible. Holistic Life Context offers you a way to check your decisions, to find directions in the fog of uncertainty.  If you’re like me and sometimes feel lost in opportunities, possibilities, and directionless in the entrepreneurial journey,

Javan’s personal holistic context work is a powerful tool to set yourself on the right track.

I’m still learning to use it like a muscle, but I’m intrenching it like a habit in my head, so every decision that comes my way can be run through context so I can make good decisions for my life, vs. decisions making my life for me.

Life’s a long journey, and often a lonely one, but his methods allow me to adjust and achieve lifelong goals that always seemed out of reach.  Little by little though, with my context, I am seeing results.  The more you use it, the better it gets, and the more it helps you.

You have to commit though, and I’m glad I did.

Business, Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Limiting Beliefs

 


 


 


 


 


 


Nikki Martens

Educator

I am honoured to say that I am Javan’s longest running client. (I’ve always been a bit of a slow learner).

In this case my ‘slowness’ might have been because I was unaware that the collection of small steps towards a new direction would eventually have such impact at a core level. Like a spaceship changing course by a mm and ending up on Mars instead of the Moon.

I can best describe the totality of my experience with Javan as a slow blooming lotus.

At first I was cranky to be digging up old patterns, and laying a new foundation for what felt like an impossible fantasy. But by trusting Javan’s process, and progressively zeroing in on my life design, I started gaining a surprising momentum.

I see now that the things that are most crucial to me have come out of the rafters and taken centre stage, and the things I thought that mattered, or mattered to other people, have sloughed off.

I was very much a believer that I didn’t have time to do yoga or practice ‘less is more’, or develop a self-appointed profession based on my passions. But really that’s ridiculous, of course I have the time to do these things! What I do not have time for are the things, unnecessary commitments and distractions that take me away from my passions (as much as I love Netflix).

Javan’s patient and persistent guidance made me accountable to creating and pursuing my unique path in a way that now feels potently simple.

Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Limiting Beliefs, One-on-One Coaching

 


Sarah and Jonathan Spranza

Farmers Wild Wood Farm

We called Javan after listening to Permaculture Voices podcasts about creating a Holistic Context. His ideas, depth of knowledge and candid approach resonated with us both. As parents of young kids trying to start a diverse small farm using permaculture principles, but struggling with overwhelm, lack of clarity and with our relationship, Javan seemed to be a good fit. We were in a space where planning was difficult if not impossible because of conflict. We were hoping for direction and clarity about our farming enterprises thinking that the clarity would help settle the overwhelm and the relationship issues.

From the first call, Javan gave us tools to begin strengthening our relationship so that we could work effectively together. Incredibly, we began shifting immediately as Javan helped us define and commit to a single common purpose. With Javan’s guidance, we continued to strengthen our relationship and to open the lines of communication as we began to develop our Holistic Context.

We often felt that Javan’s knowledge, skills and gifts were perfectly suited to the needs of our situation. He is highly intelligent, widely experienced, perceptive, intuitive, inspired, compassionate, and well grounded.
The result of our work together is a living document and decision making tool that we can use for any decision to create clarity, to simplify and to move forward in a mutually beneficial direction. We now have a stronger and healthier relationship with each other, our children and ourselves. We now have the tools to continue to take charge of our lives and create our own ideal lifestyle.

The time and money we invested in this process has had an incredible amount of impact on our lives, more than we could have imagined or hoped. We would highly recommend working with Javan to anyone who has a great desire to take charge of their life and embody their full potential.

Deep gratitude to you, Javan, for sharing your gifts with us.

Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Limiting Beliefs, One-on-One Coaching