Meet the Mentor | Justin Tipper | May 2021

Each month we will be publishing an interview with one of our wonderful CAP mentors to highlight their background, experience and expertise, along with relatable insight into past triumphs, failures and the lessons learnt. This week we chat to Justin Tipper from GanlyTipper Learning who has a wealth of knowledge within business coaching, making him the most perfect mentor.

Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021




Tell us about your career to date and did you envision this is where you would be?

At 19 I joined Williams & Glyn’s Bank in the City of London. Then moved to Jersey to work in banking and fund management, and then to the island in 1989 for a role in a trust company.

In 1999, I became an independent corporate trainer & coach, teaching financial services topics initially, but then business psychology, leadership and management.

I am currently a director of GanlyTipper Learning, a financial services and people development company based in Athol Street.

I never had a grand plan. Churchill is quoted as saying ‘Only one link in the chain of history can be dealt with at once.’ So I tend to take things as they come.

Given your role and experience, what kind of advice and expertise could you offer a mentee who has signed up to the Chamber Advisory platform?

My mission is to help people be the best version of themselves that they can be.

I bring a wealth of business coaching experience to client interactions, and help people get their mental blocks out of the way, and become clear and committed to the future they want for themselves.

In life, our biggest barriers are the ones we create for ourselves – limiting beliefs, poor self-image, ineffective thinking processes. Sorting these out releases a huge amount of energy and focus.

What motivates you?

Seeing people change for the better, and grow in confidence. If I can help them do this, so much the better.

Seeing a team come together, learn, grow, and achieve something astonishing, which none of them on their own would have even believed possible at the start.

What is your biggest success and how did you achieve it?

Becoming a Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in 2004. I spent years studying and practising NLP, then travelled to the US to become certified by two of the most skillful trainers in the world. It was a life changing experience.

Tell us about your biggest failure and what you learnt from that experience?

There have been many failures! An early one in business was starting a wholesaling company then realising that I did not possess the necessary sales skills to drive it. I learned that preparation & planning for a new venture is absolutely essential, and to stick to my strong suits, skills-wise.

Failure is not the opposite of success. Failures are vital stepping stones on the journey to successes.

What are your strengths?

Gaining deep insights into how someone thinks, and helping them to change that if it is not working for them.

Communicating complex ideas simply.

Finding ways for clients to achieve what they really want in business and in life.

What are your weaknesses?

Intolerance of those who seek to put others down, or bullying.

Lack of patience with rudeness.

How do you balance your work and home life?

Staying flexible, and asking others to do the same.

Having clear boundaries for work and home time.

What are you trying to accomplish this year?

Grow the profile of GanlyTipper Learning to become the go-to provider on the island of financial services and business psychology training.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would that be?

Be clear about what you want from any situation.

Be more assertive in voicing your needs and wants.

Be more confident in your own abilities.

Did you ever have a mentor, and do you have any mentors in your life right now?

Yes, I did have a mentor. His example to me was, and still is, pivotal in the work I choose to do now.

No, I do not have a mentor right now.

If you think you could benefit from Justin's experience or from other mentor's like him please sign up to the chamber advisory platform here