For all human beings to live the life that they desire, and which is aligned to their own beliefs and goals.
The vision of Own Goals Coaching is to support individuals who are experiencing changes or transitions associated with particular stages of life, by providing coaching services in a form that suits your needs, in order to help you move forward with your own goals with clarity and certainty in your personal and professional life.
My name is Eric Mercier. I am the founder and main life coach of Own Goals Coaching.
Why would you like to work with me? Because I genuinely care and I can help you with your own goals. In me, you'll find someone who is easy to talk to, your fiercest supporter and someone who helps expand your thinking at the same time.
My most cherished values are the respect of others' differences and a strong belief in self-efficacy. I live my life according to these values and they have guided me in all my life projects, in the countries I lived in. I believe that life is fluid and no instant is ever the same. As we grow, we go through different stages of life and theses stages demand flexibility, adaptation and change. What others call a life crisis is for me the natural reaction of a body/ mind which is rejecting something that is not suited to that person. And that's ok. There is nothing wrong with you. You are probably in the wrong place, not where you truly belong. With coaching you can shift that paradigm and find that environment which will foster your flourishing.
I am an experienced Positive Psychology Practitioner (I have a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Melbourne, Australia) and a licensed life coach. As a member of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), my focus is on strengths rather than weaknesses. As a licensed life coach and member of ICF (International Coaching Federation), I follow and abide by the ICF code of ethics.
I have many years of experience in IT, Business and Consulting, successfully managing multi-million dollars projects and programs in high pressure environments. I combine this experience with my positive psychology knowledge and life coaching experience to successfully coach clients from diverse backgrounds.
I am executive coach for Experiential Insight.
I'm the lucky husband of a great woman, the proud father of two young children and a fierce advocate for gender equality, involved fatherhood, and real work flexibility, which are the current focus of my PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Amanda Le Couteur, and Professor Paul Delfabbro at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
You can read my 2022 peer-reviewed article on part-time working fathers there: https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2022.2045904
I also coach young adults at a revolutionary high school Youth Inc.
I am an Accredited Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation Professional Coaches, the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards.
I am a Member of International Coaching Federation Professional Coaches, the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards.
I am accredited with Mental Health First Aid Australia as a Mental Health First Aider. An MHFAider Accreditation demonstrates an individual has the skills and knowledge to provide Mental Health First Aid.
As a personal life coach Organisation, I provide a personal life coaching service that helps support you with the transitioning stages of life. If you need the help of a qualified and experienced life coach in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK or elsewhere then get in touch with ME today. Own Goal Coaching is a life coaching service providing sessions that help you take your first step on the coaching journey.
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