Personal Life Design Programs

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Life Design Coaching Programs For Creating Results
—Starting With Whatever You Have To Work With

My Personal Coaching Programs can help you embrace and transcend problems, and bring into being your most highly desired results—starting from where you are now, and with whatever you have to work with.

It differs from problem-driven counselling, therapy, or ‘coaching light’ that focus primarily on issues, solving problems, or fixing the past.

If clients’ problems or issues are too big, I refer them to other trusted professionals.

My Life Design coaching can help you envision what you really want, then show you how to bring it into being, step by step—independent of problems, habits, and adverse circumstances.

My BASIC COACHING PACKAGE comprises a free Intro chat, eight 50-minute coaching sessions, on-line feedback and support between sessions, several helpful books and ebooks, and a workbook to guide your at-home practice.

“I loved that first 8-week program. And the emotional mastery approach. Both generated momentum I still use, today.”

C.M., Human Resources Trainer, Victoria, BC

I also offer more advanced FOLLOW UP PROGRAMS that dig deeper into the structure of success, and the dysfunctional structures that keep you stuck, stalled or backsliding.

They include another, customized, 8-session program, spread over 20 weeks, the time it takes to create a new, lasting habit.

I also offer long-term ONGOING PROGRAMS that spread 10 sessions over year, and include email assistance, and occasional between session check-ins.

“Your personal coaching had a profound impact on my life, both personal and professional. You have a very special way of challenging clients in a firm but gentle way to look above the smog to see the top of the mountain.”

Les Brost, President, Southernstar Communications, Edmonton, AB

Practice May Not Make Perfect But It Does Make Progress

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Many coaching programs provide helpful chats and advice, but very few offer a structure—an organizing framework—in which to practice and apply what you learn in sessions

Focused and structured practice builds mastery. It empowers you to bring into being results you previously thought were too difficult, or impossible.

Small results become building blocks for larger results, which become building blocks for completed results.

I worked intensely with Bruce for about 16 weeks. Then, over the next two years, he helped me transition from a depressed government bureaucrat to an excited entrepreneur running my own business. Downsizing and simplifying life and work made that easier to do. Well worth the investment.

Susan J. Mallory, Chicago, IL

“Bruce Elkin has an exceptional ability to teach the creative process and help you practice it until you develop mastery, and can relate it to the circumstances of their life. He is a great personal and professional coach.”

Duncan Dow, Business Consultant, North Vancouver, BC
The ABCs of Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.

“I was stuck, stalled and depressed. I’d almost given up on my dreams, when a friend suggested Bruce. Using his life design and emotional mastery approach changed everything. Over six months, I got past my depression, recommitted to my art, and found a dream day job in a gallery. People say I’m lucky. But it wasn’t just luck. It was consistent work, helpful coaching, and a new way of thinking about creating.”

J.I. Oxford, Vancouver, BC

How To Get Unstuck, On Track, and Create Great Results

Getting Unstuck, On Track and Creating What Matters