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Career/Life Coaching - is it worth it?

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Badgerqueen Fri 19-Jun-09 13:22:29

Have gone back to work after a year off and am really hating it. Partly its because I seem to have been marginalized with a very unsatisfactory job share, partly I am not sure I want to be working at all and partly I don't much like the organization any more. Not sure what to do. Has anyone had experience of coaching and was it worth the cash or are their other ways of getting help and advice?

onebatmother Fri 19-Jun-09 19:29:29

Hello there - can't speak personally but have heard generally good things through friends of friends etc.

I think they vary though, in that anyone can be one - have you looked into who the various professional bodies are?

Mintyy Fri 19-Jun-09 19:51:17

I would heartily recommend life coaching. As onebat says, it is unregulated, so anyone can say they are a Life Coach, and the training varies hugely from organisation to organisation, so you do need to be careful with who you approach. Personal recommendation is usually the most reliable way (as with plumbers and childminders!).

I have a vested interest so cannot post a recommendation but I would urge you to pursue this; life coaching works very well in the circumstances you describe.

Badgerqueen Sat 20-Jun-09 21:13:29

Mintyy - are you one, oh I wish you could recommend. I googled and was totally overwhelmed by the options. I don't know anyone who has ever used or even met one, its not something that probably happens much in my sector, so personal recommendation isn't likely. Not sure what to do next really.

kimaesha Fri 26-Jun-09 14:13:04

here you can rely on this it would help a lot with you career as a life coach life coaching program

jeannie8 Sun 19-Jul-09 18:20:23


I totally agree with finding a good coach or training. I trained as a Psychologist and then took a post grad in Counselling. Followed by NLP training and then a Mediation Diploma. After this I trained as a lecturer and turor.
For the last five years I have written for Distance Learning companies around the world as well as written a 'Problem Page' for a parenting magazine and a National Newspaper.
I think Distance Learning is a great way to study but I was concerned people were unable to practice their skills which, I believe, is very important in Person Centred work.
Because of this I have decided to run 3 day intensive courses in a beautiful venue in Guildford Surrey, There are many people who charge thousands of pounds for these courses, but I do not think this is fair.
The courses I am running will be £600 for a certificated course but Mumsnet members can have a 50% discount and pay only £300.
I am not hear plugging my courses as they book up very quickly, just saying make sure you choose the right course and it doesnt have to cost a fortune.

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