Personal Life Coaching For Success

Sharon Wood, 1st woman in the Western Hemisphere to summit Mount Everest, and author of “Rising,” was the first person to call me “Coach.”

“Bruce’s friendship and personal coaching have supported me in navigating 25 years of the life I dared to long for. His voice, insight and wisdom are a part of the inner everyday language I used to climb Mount Everest, raise kids, pioneer a school, take dance lessons, deliver over a thousand presentations, and take on many more courageous adventures.”

Sharon Wood, Climber, Guide, Mother, Author of Rising

When Sharon returned from her triumph, in 1986, I helped her reinvent herself as a motivational speaker, and supported her in that transition.

Sharon Wood On Top Of The World!

Life Design Coaching

Since then, I’ve coached, given speeches and talks to, or done Life Design and Leadership workshops for 1000s of clients on six continents.

My personal coaching clients range from single moms to CE0s, doctors to deputy ministers, actors to activists, entrepreneurs to environmentalists, homemakers to home business wannabes—and a host of writers, painters, photographers, filmmakers and creatives

My Life Design Coaching is based around a life/work organizing framework in which you can integrate vision, reality, and action—your head, hands and heart

“Bruce knows what it takes to rise above dysfunctional patterns and organize your life to support what you most want. His coaching helped me create a simple, rich and successful life by uncovering and focusing on my passion.

Sonna Atawell, Coach/Counsellor, Victoria, BC

Writing provides me passion, purpose, and meaning

My books

  • Maverick (coming soon!)
  • Simplicity and Success
  • Thrive! Create What Matters Most — In Challenging Times And Beyond
  • The ABCs of Emotional Mastery: Manage Moods, Build Resilience, Create Results
  • Emotional Mastery: Manage Your Moods and Create Results — With Whatever Life Gives You
  • Creating Sustainable Success
A man sits on a hillside looking across a cloud filled valley at mountain ranges partly lit by a rising sun—contemplating simplicity and success

My Background

Professional Educator and Coach

I began my career as a High School teacher, but soon found “the system” restrictive. I moved on to teaching teachers at the university. But, again, I struggled with the commodification of learning.

Trainer Bruce

At the Action Studies Institute in Calgary, AB, I helped design programs for developing generic Life Design skills for kids, adults, and teams.

Later, I was an Advanced Instructor and Coach for Robert Fritz’s  Boston-basedTechnologies for Creating (TFC) program.

I facilitated TFC and Organizational TFC workshops in Canada and the US. And coached participants in applying their learning to their unique needs and desires.

“The best two days of training I have ever attended.”

— Glen Farrell, President, Open Learning Agency of BC

Personal And Professional Challenge Programs

A Much Younger Bruce

I created Earthways: Experiences In Personal and Environmental Exploration: a wilderness camp for teens focused on developing life design skills .

I helped found the Banff School of Environment, and taught in the Environmental Decision-Making for Managers program.

I was the founding Director of Yamnuska Mountain School, in Canmore, AB. I lead the process of transforming it from a defunct, money-losing, YMCA program into a reputable Mountain Leadership school.

I developed and ran leadership and team-building retreats for professionals, managers, and executives, with One Step Beyond, an international adventure organization.

All these programs involved instruction plus personal and group coaching.

“Unbelievable effect and impact. We’ve never come together like this. A fantastic job. You have a skill industry can use.”

Al Redmond, Senior VP, Ciba-Geigy Canada

Personal Life Design Coach

Using my education, training and experience, I narrowed my approach to Personal Life Coaching. Using the Life Design Framework, I’ve helped empower individuals on six continents, and enable them to create the results they most want in life and work.

Life/Work Coach For Writers And Other Creatives

I love working with writers, artists, photographers and other creatives.

Writing Simplicity and Success

I’ve written five books, published a bi-weekly newsletter and blog for 20+ years, and placed articles in national magazines.

I’m currently working on a memoir describing how I worked my way from a depressed high school teacher, through a myriad of institutional and personal barriers.

For the last 25 years, I’ve used the Life Design Framework to make creating results easier, more effective and more enjoyable

Check out my Professional Profile here.

“Bruce is an accomplished personal coach and this comes across in his writing. His ebook Thrive! is enabling others to bloom. Best of all, the book is free — available now for download. Read “Thrive!” and enjoy!”

Patricia Lustig, Consultant, LASA Development UK Ltd