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A coach guides you in identifying core life desires,
uncovering authentic talents and in applying your unique
qualities in pursuit of your goals.

Stephen Covey gives a nice sense of the outcome of coaching when he says,

"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and, keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and do what really
matters most."

Today, life is more full and fast-paced than ever before.
One might assume that a sense of personal fulfillment would accompany this process. Sadly, the reverse is true for great numbers of individuals today. Life is too hectic.

A sense of emptiness, lack of direction, confusion and
joyless living permeate many lives, perhaps even yours.
The coaching profession has been called into creation by
these and similar needs amongst you.

It's important to realize that you were born into this
world whole, with unique gifts. Over the course of time 
you unlearned some of your golden qualities, put them on the shelf, sacrificing them towards some perceived good. You became lost to yourself. Your once vivid and detailed
dreams became fuzzy, distant and finally, forgotten.

What if procrastination doesn't mean you are lazy or a
perfectionist? What if there's a divine reason for your
anxiety or depression? What if your relationship problems
are really about lost dreams? What if your high level of
stress and inability to sleep well are red flags with
important messages written all over them?

You may find this hard to believe, but your natural state
is to live life full of energy, enthusiasm and with great
joy! What's terrifying is that a lack of these qualities
has been accepted as normal. You've been brainwashed into this belief, so much so, that when you come across
individuals living with abundant joy you may quickly judge
them as odd or naive.

Life's hiccups (anxiety, depression, procrastination,
stress etc.) are a beacon of light. Follow the beacon and
come home to yourself. A coach provides the guidance,
through powerful questions, deep listening, formation of
action plans and heartfelt accountability.

Coaching is positive, focusing on identifying your
strengths, and is oriented towards the future. You glance
backwards only for understanding to fuel forward movement into your desired future.

Life coaching occurs in person, by phone, through email or some combination of these three. You will have weekly
contact with your coach. Life coaching normally lasts for
one year or longer and begins with a three month commitment.

Are you ready to come home to yourself?


Dave Turo-Shields (email)
Veteran Psychotherapist, Trainer & Life Coach

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Ask Dave!



"My biggest question would be how do I get myself back?"




This is a wise question.  It implies that you are aware that depression has ultimately replaced who you are.

The first step is to reintroduce yourself...  To YOU!  Begin by making two lists. In the first list put the traits which are present  when depression is strong. This is NOT you!  The second list is a list of qualities you possess outside of depression.   If the second list proves more challenging, that's normal.  Keep at it.  Pull out old picture albums, interview people about your strengths etc.

Write out a description of you  one year from now, being fully yourself again.  Tweak it until the story is a perfect 10.

Now ask yourself what tools/resources you will need in your life to get back to who you really are.  What are the  three most important things to do towards reclaiming yourself?  Does depression bring a lesson for you in all of this?  If so, what is it?

Best wishes on living the life you deserve!


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If you personally identify with the main article, I have exciting news for you.  I have openings for a few new coaching clients.   

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