Death coach – The alternative life coach?

Posted on April 20th, 2009 by Jim

Ever considered a life coach?

Seriously, or do you know anyone who has?

I am one, I have one and I find the whole experience fulfilling, rewarding and finanically viable enough to keep me off the streets during my recent redundancy allowing me to crack on accordingly.


A few years ago in Dubai there was an article shunnig life coaches concluding that “You just as much out of a cup of tea with a neighbour than you do a session with a lifecoach”.

I had to agree BUT how many of us have tea with our neighbours thesedays?

Maybe you shun life coaching? Cringe at the thought or it and you’re looking for an alternative to life coaching. O’DB in Manchester sent us this LOL link to the Death Coach blog
‘I highly recommend Life Coaches, but what if you still feel like sh*t after you are all prioritized, organized, and sanitized? It’s time for a Death Coach. ‘*

Quote taken from the death coach blog.

Comments welcomed here folks -  evil laughs optional.

11 Responses to “Death coach – The alternative life coach?”

  1. O'DB says:


    Thought you might like it.

    & whilst here let me congratulate the Toffees on getting to the FA Cup Final.

    With Chelsea beating The Arse to make it through, too, it’s a Blue-on-Blue final. Who gets dibbsies on home-strip? Penalty shoot-out to decide?

    Can’t stop laughing at Fergie going mental when Welbeck went down in penalty area under Jagielka supervision, but no pen given. Think I might loop it & make it my FA Cup highlights real.

    • O'DB says:

      KO’d of spellingbee – real should be reel

      • Jim says:

        Cheers O’DB…

        Fergie needed a life / death coach after that ‘peno’ decision but a tough one to call unless certain.

        Watching it in Muscat, at a carrot juice bar and will be in London for the end of May 4 sure…

        Glad I had the Everton tattoo done now…

  2. Hilary says:

    Hi Jim .. I have just started working with some re my net presence and re my self development .. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to cope with my dying mother and my uncle .. but it’s sort of freeing – developing the freedom within the things that I’m working on.

    I’m not sure – in fact I’m fairly sure I couldn’t just go and meet an outsider, who didn’t understand where I came from, what I’m about etc .. that’s why I’ve steered clear.

    Life develops ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

    • Jim says:

      Hi Hilary, Having an outsider is often easier than someone you know in many respects – it’s a complete fresh forward look with now judgement and labels – just quality one on one time…

      Maybe worth a GO!

  3. I know someone who is a therapist and does life coaching. It is interesting hearing the differences. However, I do not know of anyone personally who has a life coach. And, personally I think therapy four times per week and psychiatric care every other week is enough and all I have time for.

    I think the article in the link focused only on the negative or controversial aspects of life coaching. I very much see the benefit is life coaching if it is done skillfully and properly.


    • Jim says:

      I assumed therapists tookk you back in time, to re-live issues and that us life coaches were more ‘ forward’ and into the future…

      Not back to the future, as it were…

  4. Jim

    That depends on the theoretical base that the therapist uses. For instance Reality Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy is more focused on the here and now. But, in general most therapists look at the past as a way to see how it impacts present feelings, thoughts and behavior. Therapists can do the same thing as life coaches, but they are less directive. Therapists also help plan for the present and the future, but with less formality than a life coach does. The therapist I know does mostly therapy.


  5. At least now I know where to direct my emo patients. LMAO!
    Yes. I joined. Several of my regular callers refer to me as a “spiritual life coach” … it rolls better than “the 900 line side kick”

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