The road to Masca has become a life metaphor for Cathy and I. This picture is the one we took en route. The village is a mini machu-picchu perched like a jewel on the hillside. You have a distant view of where you want to go, but the road is hard and unpredictable. It doesn't always feel safe, yet the journey and destination is so worth the struggle.
As we've navigated our own journey through life, we've come to realise that the purpose of the journey is the journey, not just the destination. The more we understand our values, passions, and dreams and our own unique personality, and the lessons of life hidden in the journey, the easier it is to see the purposes of our life yet to be fulfilled and the direction of travel we've yet to embrace.
You have one life - you owe yourself and the world more than 'just a job'. Your potential is immense and meaningful purpose is yours for the finding, but the weight of life's struggle tends to hide it. Careful excavation will reveal it. Now is the time to make the most of the time you have and live your best life possible. The Emerge Life Direction Programme is bespoke to our partnership. It's designed to get to the heart of who you are and what you're about. Join with us to forge your own path and live your best life now.
Richard Burwell is the founding partner of the Coaching Dynamic (since 2008) and author of the Emerge Life Direction Programme. This personal development programme is amongst a number of coaching programmes and books that Richard has written specifically to empower his audience into the next season of their life. Tested in its early form the Emerge course received rave reviews.
Richard’s experience of working in leadership positions in charitable settings, together with his depth of understanding of coaching provides unique tools and a carefully-delivered approach to help those seeking new and clear direction in life. His clients have made genuine and life changing discoveries about their potential and their route to a fulfilled life. He is a qualified personal performance coach, coaching author, public speaker, ordained minister, certified NLP practitioner, qualified teacher and the founding partner of The Coaching Dynamic. A range of his books are shown below.
Catherine is married to Richard, and is a partner in the Coaching Dynamic. Her background blends education with coaching. she is a learning and development adviser, qualified teacher, personal performance coach, facilitator and coaching supervisor. She is certified in NLP; MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Consultation; SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) and AEM cube team productivity. In addition to contributing to the structure of the programme, Catherine supports Emerge in the area of personality and self awareness.
They have been married for 32 years, and have two grown up children.
"This course has helped me reassess my values and skills and helped me think about what I want to do at this stage in my life. It’s reminded me of my gifts and talents and how I need to use them. It's a very well thought out course! It gives great positive instruction, helping you understand that your dreams can be fulfilled and that we can live life without fear. I recommend it! Christine.“
"I loved it all. You will find it invaluable. It will help you to recognise your individuality, passions, values, skills and life experiences and how they shape you. It will enhance your confidence in your identity and clarify your vocation. C Walker.
"Amazing! This was a very helpful course. It asked the right questions which I realised we don’t ask ourselves. I now have a clearer picture of what's important to me and I can use that in my job. Definitely do it! It's a life changing course! S. Davies.
"The exercises help to focus on important issues relating to possible life or work direction changes or to improving your existing situations by understanding yourself better and under standing your career, calling & specific interests." M. Wright - Retired corporate trainer and director.
"The result of being coached left me with a tangible plan to do something about the challenges I’d previously struggled to work through. The discipline of working through the issues together with someone who skilfully asked searching questions and helped keep my focus on what the real crux of the matter was, was a great return on investment." H. King DWP Bid and Delivery Change Programme.
"This course helped me reassess my values and skills and helped me think about what I want to do at this stage in my life. It’s reminded me of my God given talents and how I need to use them. The programme's very well thought out giving great positive instruction helping you understand dreams can be fulfilled and we can live life without fear. I recommend it." C. Webster