Wednesday, 29 July 2020





Recently I have been spending a lot of time trying to define (and redefine) what I do for clients and how the whole process works.  

As a result of this I arrived at a place that was (to say the least) rather depressing. 

I have undergone several years of study and have attended several courses / seminars to obtain my qualifications (Life Coach; Music Therapist; Crystal Therapist and Reiki Master) and I am currently working towards a Diploma in Mindfulness and yet in these recent years I am rarely called upon to use them in a client / therapist situation.

Whilst all the work in a professional capacity is as a senior manager I have never styled myself as a business or career coach because I do not hold the appropriate qualifications in either of those disciplines.  Therefore I have always styled myself as a Personal Development Consultant but lately I have been asking myself what the hell does that actually mean?  What IS personal development anyway?

I suppose it could be said that I help clients to develop there own personal identity and gain some amount of self control and direction skills along the way.  I can assist with Goal Setting, Stress Reduction and Life Mapping all of which go some way to helping clients become more confident versions of themselves.  I can also help with exam nerves and relaxation.  

But I ask myself - is this really the sum total of what being a PDC is all about?  Recently I have been feeling pretty disillusioned by it all, I feel that something is not as it should be! 

So that said I decided to begin a meditation group and the first session attracted a number of people. These sessions ran successfully for three months and then the venue had to close because of flooding.  When the location became available for use again only 2 returned and the decision was taken to close the group down because it was costing me money each month.

I devised a course entitled "Take Off The Mask and Be Yourself" that has been successfully delivered on a couple of occasions and presently I am working on a follow-up that is called "The Mask of Masculinity" however I am want to present it it in a new and more 21st Century way.

While all of the history may at first appear quite depressing  I feel that it has been necessary to bring me to where I am now and as a result it has made me more determined than ever to move boldly forwards.   I have to say that I am very excited about this new direction.  Whilst I still firmly believe that coaching / meditation and healing, together with other alternative therapies do have a place in 21st Century life there are other ways that can be utilised to bring about change.

A new workbook is currently underway and that will be somewhat different from the earlier versions

I am writing new course material and getting to grips with the new tech. that I will be using for online delivery.

I refuse to be beaten!

This project has now become a burning desire and bears the catch phrase:-

 "If I can't do it local, I will do it global!"

DAve x

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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded The Blue Sky Company to enable me to develop my work in more ways.  In addition I am also a therapist and my therapy work includes music therapy; crystal therapy, Reiki and I am working towards a Diploma in Mindfulness.

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