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Life Design Coaching for Creating What You Most Want

“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

My personal life coaching approach differs from counselling, therapy, or ‘coaching light’ programs that focus on issues, solving problems, or fixing the past.

In it, you’ll learn to embrace and transcend problems, and bring into being desired results—independent of obstacles and issues.

Basic Life Design Coaching

My Basic program introduces you to the skills and structure of the Life Design Framework. I coach you in applying them to creating small, medium and large results.

“I loved that first 8-week program. It generated momentum I still use.”

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

Working with the framework, you create sub-results and sub-sub results that become the building blocks for larger results, which become the building blocks for fully completed results.

In the framework, your actions are both energized and guided by the creative tension—a tendency to move—that arises out the gap between between a clear vision of a desired result and an objective description of the current reality of that result.

Working in the “possibility space” between vision and reality, you create and adjust, create and adjust… building skill and learning from your own experience.

I keep you on track, moving forward, and following through to completed results.

“Bruce Elkin has an exceptional ability to teach the creative process and relate it to the circumstances of peoples’ lives. He is a great personal and professional coach.”

Duncan Dow, Business Consultant, North Vancouver, BC

Follow Up Coaching Programs

I also offer follow-up and ongoing coaching programs to help you groove in new skills, and use the framework to stretch for larger and more complex goals. Email for details.

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. And changing my stories! Well worth the investment.

Ray Mallory, Chicago, IL

Emotional Mastery Coaching and Materials

If stressful, self-sabotaging emotions prevent you from creating what matters, my Emotional Mastery approach might help.

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 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 luck. It was hard work, helpful coaching, and a new way of thinking about creating.”

J.I. Oxford, Vancouver, BC

EM Coaching can be part of Basic and Follow Up programs. Or a series of stand alone coaching sessions. Both zero in on the obstacles and adversity that prevent you from creating results, and the stories you tell yourself about them.

When you change your stories, negative emotions tend to dissolve. Energy rises. It becomes easier to apply the Life Design Framework to your goals and dreams.

Details in my free ebook, The ABCs Of Emotional Mastery.

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

Getting Unstuck, On Track and Creating What Matters

Bruce’s Emotional Mastery coaching was more helpful than 8 years of therapy, trying to “heal” what my therapist called “emotional scars.” Bruce helped me accept these scars as part of who I am, and rise above them to create what I care about.

S. Barlow, Seattle, WA

Books by Bruce Elkin

Thrive! Creating what matters most, by Bruce Elkin.
Simplicity and Success, by Bruce Elkin.
Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.
Creating Sustainable Success, by Bruce Elkin.
The ABCs of Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.
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