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Flossyfloof Wed 27-Mar-13 18:36:38

Hi, I fancy doing a course in this. Would be very interested to hear from anyone who has successfully completed a course or had lifecoaching themselves, please. Thanks!

crescentmoon Wed 27-Mar-13 19:28:58

Will be watching with interest. In thinking to go see a lifecoach to help me organise my life and time well- but how to rate the best one to go to?

Mondrian Thu 28-Mar-13 11:03:15

I saw that and thought hmmm, funny it's popped up here ... Just downloaded a book that is supposed to be along those lines . I am particularly interested in the organisational emphasis of the book which should appeal to crescentmoon. So off I go to a remote place in the Forrest with no Internet access to read. Will report back in a week.

Flossyfloof Thu 28-Mar-13 12:20:21

Yes please do Mondrian! Crescentmoon I think it is quite a new thing and am not sure whether it would be better to do this than counselling. I think many people need support to use their time wisely - we lead such busy lives but I am sure waste an awful lot of time as well, especially on the internet in my case! I am always wary of testimonials on websites, I could always get my Aunty to write one for me couldn't I? I suppose a reputable person would always give you an initial session or at least an initial consultation for nothing? If I do the training I'll let you know!

Mondrian Thu 28-Mar-13 18:40:37

Have you read the chimp paradox, imo a must read for anyone interested in overcoming our inner demons/bad habits.

crescentmoon Thu 28-Mar-13 19:51:30

V been looking at a few websites and iv always thought the same thing flossie about testimonials. Not interested in counselling just practical advice and strategies to take. Iv recently gone back to work and in feeling abit overwhelmed. What was that book you downloaded Mondrian it sounds very interesting. I'm packing all three kids off to my parents for Easter holidays so il have 2weeks to myself to concentrate on organising things. A week in a forest no Internet access sounds very lovely right now I wish I had that superpower where you can freeze time so i can have a walk around and a breather for abit but life goes on regardless!

Mondrian Thu 28-Mar-13 20:35:22

The road less travelled by Scott Peck. Its actually 25yrs old so should be interesting to read on the back of chimp paradox which is pretty recent ... as both are written by psychologists.

crescentmoon Thu 28-Mar-13 20:55:45

actually thanks flossy for starting this thread. iv had a pm from a very helpful mnsetter recommend a lifecoach personally and sounds like what im looking for.

Flossyfloof Fri 29-Mar-13 13:52:29

I have downloaded an ebook from the library, Lifecoaching for Dummies. Just wanted to see what kind of thing is out there. I feel though that the main benefit of lifecoaching is bouncing ideas off someone else and maybe having your eyes opened to things you would not have thought of yourself. I have done a lot of work on time management and that is a good place to start I think if you are struggling with a busy life, as we all do at times.

Moanranger Sun 31-Mar-13 22:30:25

I actually started Life Coaching training (did not complete for various reasons, mainly v difficult to make a living from without high level corporate connections) The principles are interesting & I use the techniques surreptitiously on my staff - lots of active listening, open-ended questions, etc. Key text is "Time To Think".
Life coaches can vary in quality. I DIY it, and every couple of years complete Jenny Ditzler's "Your Best Year Yet". I set aside a weekend day & go through the goal setting exercises. I highly recommend this& find it very effective.

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