I’m John Allan, a coach who helps ambitious Christian introverts take life into their own hands so they can live—and work—with personality and purpose.

In a world full of imitation and conformity, I help people dare to be themselves and make a difference.

I post valuable content to my blog regularly, but my best stuff comes through my informative and enjoyable email newsletter.

Unlike those people who send you boring emails, and only when they have something to sell you (Looking at you, Black Friday emails!), I’ll send you email you actually look forward to reading. And should you decide they aren’t for you, you can unsubscribe easily.


This site is new, but growing. If you haven’t been looking around already, here are a few good posts to get you started.

*Why you must take your personal growth into your own hands
*Why Personality and Purpose Matter
*GOOBers and GOOBstoppers


Personal growth has been a lifelong interest of mine, largely because of necessity.

I grew up shy, introverted, and fearful. As an undersized, mild-mannered kid I was an easy target to be picked on. My appearance wasn’t much to mention. And while I loved sports, I was only slightly above average at most of them. I didn’t rack up many accolades, but I did spend plenty of time on the bench.

I was also horribly afraid of confrontation, painfully awkward around other people, and don’t get me started on how much I hated phone calls!

If I wanted to get much of anywhere in life I had to grow. And I did, through self study and trial and error.

But it took me a long time.

Today I try to be the coach for others that I didn’t have for myself. With my help, they can push through their obstacles much faster than they would on their own.


There are a few different ways we might be able to work together. If you’re up against a particular obstacle or challenge, I’d love to hear more, and encourage you to contact me.

Thank you for visiting my web site.