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What is Life Coaching? Your right brain will love the experience of this answer!

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And now the answer that the right brain part of you will enjoy…

What is Personal Life Coaching and How Can It Help You?

Life Coaching is a process that gets you from where you are to where you want to be.

But what does that mean???” you might be saying, perhaps having read that statement often enough in your research.

WHAT IF … we do this a little differently.

Let me take you on an imaginative journey, with YOU as the key character, to
help you get clearer on how coaching works:

1. Imagine an ocean. Off to the right is
“The Island Of Pure Potential and Possibility”

2. Imagine how amazing this island is. (I mean, really do imagine. You’ve found your way here, you might as well enjoy
an experience.) Imagine what it feels like living your purpose; feeling inspired, playful, significant, energized, motivated, soulful, balanced, healthy, safe, strong and supported.

3. Imagine there’s a whole treasure chest of wonders there.

4. Choose a name for your island.

Maybe it’s like one of these:

“The Island
of My Book is Published”

“My Business Rocks

“My Travel the World

“I AM an Artist After
All Island”

“I’m Making a
Difference Island”

“The Island of Knowing
I got Through my Loss.”

“Wow, I found
my voice Island”

If you don’t know exactly what you’d be ‘doing’ on that island, simply call it

“The Island of Dang, My Life feels Good.”

  Really..  just imagine.. even just a little bit.. the possibility of you truly living an inspired life and  that even when an occasional storm comes in, (because islands are islands and oceans are oceans, after all) you have what it takes to weather it well or even bask in the adventure of it.

Got that island pictured?

5. Okay, now off to the left of the ocean, imagine an Island of Where You Are Now.

6. Give it a name. People have named their island things like..

“Island of
Chaos, Yearning, Stuckedness, Overwhelm, Trying and Trying to Get to Where I Want to Be but Not Getting There”

“The Island of Unexpected Loss and Sudden Transition”

“The Island of
the Inner Critic and Procrastinator and
Never Getting to My Creative Stuff.”

“I want Out of
the Cubicle and into my Life Island”

“Good Island,
but I really want to take it up a notch or ten.”

 7.  Okay. Two Islands. Many ways to get from one to the other. 

a. You could swim, but don’t start because you’re not confident of your swimming skills or you’re afraid of sharks. Or you don’t start because if you can’t do it perfectly, you’re not going to do it at all.

b. You could start swimming, but it seems a long ways and you might feel safer going back than going the distance.

c. You could wear a life jacket and bob along, but the path might go strangely off course, what with currents and storms and such, and who knows what island you’ll end up on.


d. You could get a ship.
Not just any ship. A well-equipped solid ship that can handle any weather and
take you on the truest  course to your Island of Pure Potential.  You are the captain. Your ship is the means of getting there.

~ And that ship? As your coach, I get to be that ship – dedicated to your success, a partner and  support on your journey from here to where you want to be.

8 Let’s imagine more.. now in the case of Musings and Mud Ships, imagine your ship is enchanted and particularly attuned to understanding its creative, soulful and adventurous captains.

We know they captain their ships differently than 80% of the population might.

a. When you spot a pretty island off to the side that you insist you must explore “because it’s pretty!” .. the ship gets that you are ‘multi-passionate’ and collaborates with you to determine if that island happened by as an opportunity or new idea, or a necessary place to pause and percolate ideas, or if that island might merely be a distraction or a place to procrastinate.

b. The Musings and Mud Ships wisely know that ‘straight course’, ‘straightforward’, ‘linear timelines’, ‘strategies’ and ‘traditional goal setting’ might not just be boring for you, they might bring out the rebel in you.. you might abandon
the ship!

Musings and Mud Ships are particularly attuned to the individual unique ways of empowerment for their extraordinary captains.  They know that compassion and laughter and chocolate and imagination and
creative thinking  are key to inspiring the best in their captains.

 Musings and Mud Ships
are no ordinary ships,

because YOU are no
ordinary captain.

About Janet

Author and artist with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Creativity Coach (KMCC), Curator/owner of Writerly Kits, workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Author: 'Beyond All Imaginings'- a magical memoir. (on Amazon, if you are keen, or contact me for a signed copy) Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Been through breast cancer and found her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization assisted healing through and after treatments. Ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

7 responses »

  1. The right brained explanation is MUCH more fun 🙂


  2. Well, Janet…clean out your guest room 🙂 I think i just need to move in! What a wonderful explanation of life-coaching! I need me some of that! I will be contacting you for more details!
    take care,


    • Hi Pat,
      Okay, guest room ready to go… actually, it’s sort of a captain’s quarters. (smile)
      Looking forward to connecting with you.. feel free to email We can set up a complimentary call to connect and experience coaching, if you like.
      In the meantime, imagine that island…that’s always a great start to getting there.
      Cheers to going sailing!


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