Who are we?

I’m Dr Tracy Johnson and I founded Brainbox Coaching in 2004. Originally based around life and career coaching, Brainbox evolved to focus on health and fitness in tandem with my own journey back from post-viral fatigue to a happy and active life.

After seventeen years spent teaching in higher education (English Literature, learning and teaching, professional development), I launched Brainbox full time in 2014. I work independently but have partnered with Sally Parkes Yoga and the One Mile Bakery on specific projects.


I am lead coach with Realise, specialists in workplace productivity and performance, delivering corporate training and facilitation at a range of companies, including: IMG, Ogilvy, Clarke Willmott, Havas Media and We Are Social.


I was featured throughout 2017 in the TV series Be Fit Bristol Fit, as both a performer and presenter, produced by http://www.troy-tv.com. Click the link to watch my episodes and see me working with my clients. I was kept on by Troy and now work both behind the scenes in production, as well as in front of the camera as a presenter.

My work with Realise and Troy TV will take precedence from September 2019, and Brainbox services will be run at a minimum, and only where possible.


I am delighted to have been featured in and written for OM Yoga Magazine, the Guardian, the Bristol Post, Body Fit Magazine, Movement for Modern Life, Happiness+Wellbeing, the Personal Trainer Development Centre, MindBodyGreen and to have struck a yoga pose for the cover of Cardiff Life.

I am also a very experienced public speaker and have presented as far afield as a medical university in China as well as around the UK at conferences and events. I am the author of careers guide Working in Science for Trotman Education, available through Amazon.