...Whether it's a personal trainer at the gym or a life coach, you're accountable and committed each week to having to go back and tell them how you did... you need to do whatever it takes to break an old habit and start a new one.
Slimming & Health, Life Coach Lisa Branigan, February 2008
Quantum Coaching, life coach, Lisa Branigan said people needed to set goals to avoid becoming stuck in a rut. People often stayed stuck in a rut because they were reluctant to make changes outside their comfort zone
The West Australian Newspaper, Mind & Body, 26th June 2007
Quantum Coaching Life Coach Lisa Branigan said adversity, or feeling
stuck in life, career, relationships..health issues,
often led people to bring in a life coach.
The West Australian Newspaper, Mind & Body, 29th
In most cases stress is a result of letting life get out of balance.
This happens when we put all our energy into only one or two areas
of our life (usually work) and ignore the rest... there are steps
you can take to restore balance to your life. If you discover you
can't make the changes on your own, get support from a . . . life
coach who specialises in stress issues.
Australian Natural Health, Life Coach Lisa Branigan,
Springs here: so it's put with the old and in with the new. But
if a fresh approach to life is something you crave but you're unsure
where to start, it could be time to call in the "life coaches."
Perth Woman, Spring 2004
. . . a life coach is suppose to give you a nudge in the right
direction and make sure you don't stray to far from your goals.
Dynamic Coaching, Feb/March 2004
One reason life coaching is growing in popularity is because people
are tired of saying life's good... More than 50,000 life coaches
have been trained worldwide... Life coaching is action-oriented
and about moving forward..
Forum, June 20, 2005
The skills required by a life coach involve a dexterous combination
of commitment and common sense, and unlike opinionated relatives,
complacent colleagues and jaded friends, a life coach has only one
vested interest - to see people access their unique potential and
realise long-held dreams.
Nature & Health, August/September, 1999
Life-Coaching is having a dedicated mentor, it's getting knowledgeable
support and encouragement and new way of looking at things when
Basically, life coaching is designed to help people
struggling through a murky phase find clarity and pursue their goals
Hillary Clinton and Madonna are among its high-profile advocates.
It looks at every aspect of your life, from finances to health,
and plucks out your strengths, the areas you want to change and
how to move forward.
Advertiser (South Australian), Maria Moscaritolo, 5
Life coaches are being hired in Victorian schools to help overworked
The State Government is providing "high-performing" principals
with coaching in a bid to improve leadership skills, prevent burn-out
and balance work and personal lives.
Age (Australian), Farrah Tomazin - State Political Reporter
January 12, 2005
Life coaching has been one of the fastest growing industries in
the United States and Australia is not far behind.
Providing support and guidance has become a professional service.
"It is filling that gap where people are now spread out across
the world and don't have access to family, extended family or mentors,"
Ms Green said.
Mother of two Juliet Scrine found herself wanting even more out
of life after juggling a successful marketing business and a separate
full time job.
"I guess life is getting a bit hectic," Ms Scrine said.
"I like to take on more than I can chew and I was starting
to get bogged down."
With Ms Green's help they found ways for Ms Scrine to manage her
life and find time to develop her dream of running a theatre company.
Ms Scrine believes that women put a lot of pressure on themselves.
"You've got to be superwoman, you want to be the best mother,
the best cook, the best hostess, the best person at work, the best
dressed the most beautiful - all of those things." Ms Scrine
"I'm all for help - I need help!"
Today Tonight (Australia), 'Get a life coach'
REPORTER: Sophie Hull
BROADCAST DATE: January 14, 2005
Full Story: http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=18051
The airborne pillow fights for well-heeled customers are getting
Virgin Atlantic Airways, for instance, is spending $130 million
to revamp Upper Class, including personal suites with an ottoman
for guests and a leather armchair that flips over to make what it
describes as "the longest fully flat bed in the world with
a proper mattress for sleeping."
Last month Virgin installed a handful of double suites for couples
traveling together and began offering free, 30-minute "life
coaching" sessions before takeoffs from London's Heathrow airport.
For years, the airline has offered limo service.
Los Angeles Times, www.latimes.com,
21 November, 2004
Television life coach Rhonda Britten says that fear is the only
thing holding people back from all the success and happiness life
has to offer.
Britten, a life coach on the second season of NBC's popular daytime
reality show, "Starting Over," helps the show's cast of
six women overcome issues from obesity to broken relationships to
learning how to be a single mother.
"This show is like no other show in the history of television,"
said Britten, who was visiting her sister, Linda Snively, in Stafford
County last week. "We are changing lives on television."
Free Lance-Star, 3 December, 2004
Life-coaching focuses on the pragmatic side of putting structures,
strategies and support mechanisms into place
such as setting
realistic goals and expectations or keeping a daily planner to stay
focused and organized.
Greeley Tribune, Millete Birhanemaskel, email@example.com,
22 September, 2004
Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool
for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better-than-average
odds of success and making the change stick for the long term.
The Ivy Business Journal, September-October 2000
The coaching process proved simple, straightforward and astonishingly
Vive, Summer 1999/2000
Coaching can certainly help you strengthen your sense of self-worth,
focus on your goals and get there, fast.
The London Daily Telegraph, 22 March, 1999
Unlike a professional consultant, the coach is usually not an expert
in the client's field. Tax advisers, marital counselors, organizational
con-sultants, physical fitness trainers, psychologists or dietitians
are experts in the field in which they advise their clients.
"The coach is not an expert in content. He is an expert in
creating an environment in which the client feels untrammeled by
all kinds of inter-ference and other considerations, an environment
in which the focus is on what's important for the client. It's a
well-organized, safe environment in which the client feels that
he can create growth and ideas for change from within him,"
Haaretz International, http://www.haaretz.com,
9 September, 2004
Striving to get the best out of life - to fulfil the dreams you've
let fall by the wayside - is not only natural, it's achievable.
The hard part is finding the motivation to overcome your stalling.
Everyone's dreams are different, but
you'd be amazed how far
you can get with a practical plan and some help.
More and more people are turning to life coaches to achieve their
goals ... Whether life coaching is for you or not, the underlying
principle of setting positive goals within a fixed time scale has
been proven to unleash impressive results. There's no hidden secret
to the process, but
"you have to be willing to make a
Sunday Telegraph 'Body & Soul' (Australian) -
21 March, 2004
Life Coaching began in the USA and is a growing trend in Australia.
Combining techniques drawn from business, psychology, personal development
and sport, it aims to help get you through the game of life.
For Me magazine, June 2001
Got a nagging feeling that your life could be more fulfilling?
Want to change direction but aren't sure how to do it? Here's how
to jump start your new life today
Hire a personal coach.
Modern Maturity, January-February 2000
How do you define success? That's not a trick question, and there
are no wrong answers. For some, obviously, success means money.
Others rate emotional happiness as being more important. Yet others
rate popularity above all else. Regardless of how you define success,
an emerging specialty called 'success coaching' (also known as personal
and professional coaching) offers the chance to visualize your highest
and stay on track to achieve them.
Central New York Business Journal, 25 May, 1998
Before dismissing [life coaching] as mere self-help psychobabble,
think again. As a $100 million business second only to the IT industry
in its US growth rate, life coaching is the latest must-have lifestyle
and business accessory - the solution to both workplace under-achievement
and premature stress burnout.
Life Coaching is one of today's fastest growing industries - there
are now thousands of life coaches in the US and the industry has
already caught on here.
Nine to Five magazine, July 2001
In the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, personal coaching
was ranked as the second fastest growth industry in the US, after
Harpers Bazaar, September 1999
Four years ago, no-one had heard of life coaches. Now you find
them talked about in magazines, at dinner parties and in the HR
departments of major corporations. "People are recognising
that there are pockets of advice that make your life happier and
more successful," says Rock. "They are willing to pay
for the help they need."
New Woman, July 1999
For years, business people have used corporate coaches to help
their companies work more effectively. Now, an increasing number
of individuals are turning to coaches for help in finding balance
in their personal lives.
The Spokane Spokesman Review, 15 December, 1998
Coaching started in the business world to help stressed executives
cope with their professional and personal lives, and it still thrives
in the corporate environment. But individuals are increasingly turning
to coaching for help with all sorts of challenges.
Kim Palmer, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, 26
I first heard about personal coaches five years ago at the
same time personal fitness coaches were beginning to flex their
muscles. The two fields are related: coaches in both areas help
you achieve your potential
Personal coaches provide powerful
professional insights. My personal advice: Get one.
Chicago Tribune, 17 June, 1998
Today's managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs are hiring coaches
to help them with time management, a change in career, or balancing
their work and personal lives.
People are looking to coaches as sounding boards and motivators
who can offer a fresh perspective on career and life problems
but without the conflicting agendas of a spouse, family member,
or even a mentor.
Fortune, 28 September, 1998
The number of executives hiring personal coaches is rocketing as
more and more professionals turn to outside help for advice in how
to manage their day, dollars, employees, develop better leadership
skills and maximize effectiveness.
London Evening Standard, 11 June, 1999
If you're thinking of overhauling your career to achieve a more
fulfilling life, consider joining the estimated 100,000 Americans
who annually enlist the help of some 4,000 personal coaches each
Money, December 1997