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

I believe God is glorified when his followers consciously choose to live and work with excellence. 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 most Mondays (and sometimes more), but try to send my best writing to the fine folks who receive my email newsletter.

Unlike those people who send you boring emails when they have something to sell you (Remember all those Black Friday emails!), I’ll send you stuff you look forward to reading. And should you ever decide they aren’t helping you, you can easily unsubscribe any time.


You might have looked around the site already, but if you haven’t: 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 most people, and don’t get me started on how much I hated phone calls!

It was obvious that if I wanted to get anywhere in life, I would have to grow. Personal development was a MUST.

Thankfully, over time I did grow. And I’m happy to see where I’m at now compared to where I once was. And to think about where I’ll go as I continue to learn and grow.

But it took me a long time, a lot of self study, and a ton of trial and error.

Not to mention, so many times I had to tiptoe through minefields of foul language and vulgarity (apparently some personal growth teachers think profanity is necessary) to find some of the material that has made the biggest impact on my life.

Today I try to be the coach for others like me that I didn’t have for myself. Somebody who can help you push through obstacles faster than you could alone, and in a profanity-free environment.


If you’re up against a particular obstacle or challenge, I’d love to hear more, and encourage you to contact me. The odds are in your favor I can help somehow, and I look forward to seeing you put your Next Foot Forward.

Thank you for visiting my web site.