https://flic.kr/p/7nYxTN I saw this rather inspirational young man giving a talk talking about how he started an educational charity that opens schools in developing countries. (see link below). Following some key experiences that shaped his perception about what is important he mad decision that now enable him to do something he loves doing and has passion for. The idea … Continue reading Achieving awesome things
Finding your purpose
Saw this interesting video claiming to know your life purpose in 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M Adam Leipzig says people who were happiest knew five things about their purpose: Who they were - What is your name? what they did - what do you love to do? who they did it for - Who do you serve? what those … Continue reading Finding your purpose
Stories about the expectation reality gap
Came across this story I first read when I was reading 7 habits: A battleship had been at sea on its routine manoeuvres under heavy weathers for days. The captain, who was worried about the deteriorating weather conditions, stayed on the bridge to keep an eye on all activities. One night, the lookout on the … Continue reading Stories about the expectation reality gap
What is coaching?
People often get stuck with goals they want to pursue, undecided or unsure how they are going to meet them. Often they have an inner voice telling them that they cannot succeed or give themselves reasons for why not to progress. Although many people have supportive family and friends, sometimes this can be unhelpful in working … Continue reading What is coaching?
Who I am
My name is Volker Patent, and I am a chartered psychologist and a qualified life coach. I am based in the UK in Bedfordshire. I have worked in areas of self-development in academic, vocational and personal settings for many years and so have extensive experience of helping others achieve their goals, including my own. As … Continue reading Who I am