The prizes: One lucky winner will receive a life coaching package from Soul Vision, consisting of a one-hour Skype call every two weeks for three months ($450 USD value).
Available to readers from: Worldwide
Having a coach is like having a friend who is completely focused on your best interest as it relates to every aspect of your life. At Soul Vision, we support clients from around the world as they make the tough choices that bring about soul nourishing results. It’s not easy living on purpose, but it is so worth it!
Why I dig it
I admit I'm a cynical person with a very strong wariness of anything with the word "soul" in it, unless it pertains to music from the 60s and 70s. I thought life coaching was a wee bit too froufrou unicorns and rainbows for me.
Then last year I purchased a Cardio Coach workout and they offered a free Soul Vision Life coaching session as a gift with purchase. I was feeling very down and lost at the time and thought, "Well it couldn't make me feel any bloody worse!".
So I had a Skype call with life coach Jeff Weber. He was very kind and patient. We talked over a questionnaire that he'd had me fill out beforehand, in which you have to rate various aspects of your life on a scale. I had high scores for relationships, but shockers for things like authenticity, career, personal growth, health, play and sense of direction. Soon my cynicism and resistance dissolved into floods of honking tears and I was very glad the Skype call had video disabled.
My Soul Vision session was so illuminating and I'm glad I had the nerve to try something out of my comfort zone. Along with a session I had with a UK life coach Rachel McGuinness (who was also wonderful), it was the catalyst for me getting counselling, as it made me see I needed to talk to someone about some serious stuff.
I think life coaching would be a good option to explore if you have the really deep-seated stuff in hand (a life coach is not a shrink) and you want an ally to help respark your lust for life and make changes to your career, personal life, health or whatnot. If you're looking for a real sounding board and cheerleader, or if you're someone who skips straight to Martha Beck's column when you get your O magazine, I reckon this prize might be your cup of tea.
There is one three-month Soul Vision life coaching package to be won. Simply leave a comment on this blog entry to enter. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.