Coaching Self-Help Resources
For Educational Transitions
By Richard Bolles
By Henri Junttila
For Relationship Transitions
By John Gottman
By John Gottman and Julie Gottman
For Work Transitions
By Ernie Zelinski
By Pam Fox Rollin
For Relocating Transitions
By Cathy Goodwin
For Medical Changes (that last for a while)
By Arthur Barsky and Emily Deans
By Jon Kabat-Zinn
By John James and Russell Friedman
By Mitch Albom
By Harold Kushner
Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., ABPP
- Mission/Noe Valley, San Francisco
- Menlo Park, California
Examples of Transitions for In-Transition Coaching
- Think about or begin some type of educational experience (e.g., college, graduate school, vocational, specific skill training)
- Graduate from, leave without graduating, or be asked to leave an educational/training experience.
- Become single after a relationship ends
- Pre-marital coaching
- Marital coaching
- Figure out the different types of friendships that tap into the different parts of you
- Learn when you want to be with certain types of friends versus others
- Work--Change relationships with colleagues as you or they (or both) change positions in a company or change companies
- Family—relationships with family members can transition when you:
- Leave home
- Return home
- Have children/decide not to have children
- Begin or end a romantic relationship
- Blending families
- Have to “take care of” a family member who was previously more independent.
- Change your position in a company
- Change companies
- Change jobs (the types of work you perform)
- Become unemployed
Move to a new place provides you with an opportunity to “reinvent yourself” and to allow other sides of yourself to come to the fore. Moves offer this opportunity in various aspects of your life: family, new friends, neighbors, colleagues.
Medical change (that last for a while):
- Incur an injury or developing/being diagnosed with a disease or disorder
- Recover from a long-standing injury, disease, or disorder.
Lose a family member, friend, partner, or job changes your identity. As your grief transitions, how do you want to make meaning of that loss?
You may not have any transitions that are coming up or occurred recently, but wish that you did—you want something about yourself to change. You want to make some type of transition. Coaching can help you figure out what part(s) of your life and what to transition toward.