Life Design Coaching For Creating What You Most Want
—In Life, Work, Relationships … Whatever
“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
My Personal Coaching Program 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 a bit from conventional counselling, therapy, or ‘coaching light’ programs that focus on issues, solving problems, or fixing the past.
My approach will help you envision what you really want in your life, and show you how to bring it into being, step by step, starting with whatever you have to work with—including your past, your problems, old habits, and adverse circumstances.
My Basic Coaching Package comprises eight 50-minute coaching sessions, on-line feedback and support between sessions, several helpful books and ebooks, and a workbook to help you focus on what matters, and guide your between-session practice work.
Practice may not make perfect, but it does make progress
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 and enables you to bring into being results you previously thought were too difficult, or impossible.
“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
Creating Results With The Life Design Framework
In my personalized life coaching, you create small results that become building blocks for creating larger results, which become building blocks for creating even larger, and fully completed results.
Your action steps are energized and guided by Creative Tension—the tendency to move— that arises out the gap 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, it us easier to integrate rational your and intuitive thinking, and master a dynamic planning framework for creating almost anything.
My job is to help you master the basic skills and organizing framework, and practice them on real desired results. I keep you on track, moving forward, and following through to completed results—success!
“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 Personal Life Design Coaching Programs
For clients who want to go beyond the basics, I offer ongoing, customized follow-up programs. Deep Change and Technique To Burn help you groove in new skills, and use the organizing framework to stretch for more complex goals and dreams.
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
If stressful, self-sabotaging, negative emotions prevent you from clarifying or creating what matters, my Emotional Mastery (EM) approach might help.
“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
EM Coaching can be part of Basic and Follow Up programs. Or it can be 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 those thoughts and stories, negative emotions tend to dissolve. Clarity emerges. Energy rises. You more easily move toward to your greatest goals and deepest dreams.
Details in my free ebook, The ABCs Of Emotional Mastery.
Video: How To Get Unstuck, On Track, and Create Great Results
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