Frequently Asked Questions
What is meaning-based coaching?
Meaning-based coaching helps you get clear on your direction and how to have a meaningful experience along the way. It helps you understand what matters to you now and in the future.
Meaning-based coaching takes a ‘whole person’ approach. It integrates life and work. It is both profound and practical. Not only will you take away a practical action-plan, you will also build the skills to create meaning everyday and become your own guide using the Map of Meaning.
Is Meaning Makers for me?
Meaning Makers is for anyone who wants to create more meaning in their life or work.
People who have benefited from meaning-based coaching are often:
- Feeling stuck or in need of motivation
- Facing a new challenge: new project, new job, new country
- Leaving school or higher education
- Facing changed personal circumstances
- Going back to work after a long break
- Stopping work and wondering what to do next
"This is a great experience for anyone who needs a reset and a catalyst to starting on a new route in life." Desiree G - Lawyer
Will Meaning Makers help me find my purpose?
Purpose is part of it, but not all of it. Why? Purpose is important because it gives us direction and motivation, but sometimes it is not enough on its own.
For example, we can be so focused on getting things done and moving towards our purpose that we forget who we are becoming in the process, or we burn out. Sometimes, life throws unexpected twists and challenges in our way and our purpose feels out of reach or unrealistic.
Other times, we finally reach that purpose, we ‘get that job’ or ‘make that move’ only to find that something is still missing. This is because we have not been paying attention to what truly gives us meaning in life.
I'm hesitant about joining a group program. Does it really work?
The program is intentionally designed to be experienced together in a group. We have found that the group dynamic creates a richer experience for the individual. Here's what other participants said about learning in a community.
"I really enjoyed the community aspect and to gain and give unbiased feedback to each other." Jen Prokopowicz, Talent & Engagement Manager, RED Global
"I wasn’t initially sure how working in a group would work because this is a very personal process, but the way it was organised and the fact that people were on the similar journey gave me a sense of a safe space to share, and we could find understanding and inspirations within each other." Jo, Architect
"I loved Meaning makers because Celine ably led our course members, who were diverse and located from locations around the world. She is a very skilled facilitator creating a safe place for a range of activities and was very helpful as we grappled with the tensions of meaning in our own lives and careers. It was great to work with people from around the world and enjoy and experience their different perspectives on meaning." Paul - Health Sector Consultant
What happens if I can't make all the sessions?
We know that 'life happens' and that sometimes, despite our best intentions we can't be where we planned to be. If you already know prior to signing up that you are likely to miss a session or more, we recommend that you sign up to another Meaning Makers program where the dates/ times fit better with your schedule and existing commitments.
What if the timing of the Zoom sessions doesn't work for me?
We aim to offer the sessions at a time that allows people from different time zones to participate. However, for some this may still not be a feasible or practical time. If you are interested in participating in Meaning Makers but the times of currently advertised programs don't work, then get in touch and we will look to schedule more programs.
How much does it cost?
$750. This includes:
What if I am on a low income?
Bursaries are available on application. Please contact Celine.