Transform your difficulties into triumphs. Supporting you to discover your purpose and fulfill your potential through life change, retirement, challenging or traumatic times.
- seem to be directionless.
- feel limiting beliefs or fear are holding you back.
- want greater clarity around what you really want, what is important to you and what your purpose is.
- feel as if you’re just existing, rather than living; and keep doing the same things over again, with very little growth.
- feel stuck in life difficulties.
- feel life makes no sense because of trauma.
“…this striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man.” Viktor Frankl
When we encounter challenges in life, often we discover somehow, that we can’t find a centre, a way to cope. What is it all about? Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life lessens uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, to unfold a deep fulfilment in our work and personal lives.
Hi, it’s Carol Knox and I want to tell you why I am passionate about coaching work. Because I have been through many major changes in my own life, divorce, single motherhood, full-time work and study, loss of loved ones, aging and illness, I made a decision to move to the Cape four years ago. My focus is to bring my life experience in finding my own WHY and purpose, including what I learnt in preparing to do research for a PHD, to help you to find yours.
I am the author of the self-help workbook: Transform Difficulties Into Triumphs in 30 Days. A Story-Based Workbook. This workbook can be used daily, weekly, in various settings, for self-help or in community based workshops or with a coach or guide.
Reviews of the workbook:
“The capacity to turn tragedy into triumph is a Logotherapy theme that Carol Knox has picked up throughout her self-help workbook. She challenges the reader to do it in 30 days and hence the book itself is arranged around 30 day by day stories, action plans and personal reflections.
From the organization of chapters there seems to be an assumption that the book will be picked up by someone at the bottom of their trough in life, the first chapter, This too shall pass, implies as much as does the second, Finding something to live for is critical. Knox then moves the reader through searching for meaning in life and particularly a focus on finding meaning from suffering. As the reader learns to be compassionate with the self and to appreciate the life they have, the turning point in therapeutic terms seems to be intended on day 13 Your watershed moment.
However, Knox also suggests that it is possible to select any particular story simply for its inspirational message. Hence the person feeling on top of their game right now might choose to begin at Day 26 Igniting humour…
…This could be a powerful 30 day journey, or more like 30 weeks, that could change a life. It is most likely to be used by dipping into one or a few of the stories rather than the more demanding 30 day journey. It is a book that all logotherapists might consider putting in their reference library of client resources.”
- Paul McQuillan PHD, Director at LifeChange Therapies, Brisbane, Australia.
“Carol Knox’s story-based workbook is a true gem with highly relatable and relevant stories about human triumphs in the face of adversity and pain. The workbook provides helpful cues for reflection and highlights specific aspects of healing stories that connect to your own life experience. What’s more, the workbook prompts you to come up with your personal actions to put your reflections into practice in your life, thus making your insights immediately – and meaningfully - actionable. Frankl’s concepts really come to life – in your life – transforming suffering, pain and difficulties into uniquely human triumphs. Your triumphs!”
- Sabine Indinger Logotherapy Practitioner and Logotherapy@Work Coach, Austria
“I love your book! I have read it a couple of times and I think it is a rich source of inspiration, wise words and practical suggestions. I would buy it for myself and give it as a gift. I think it will lead to ‘ah ha’ moments and could be life changing for some people.”
- Carol Barton, Positive Psychology Coach, United Kingdom
I have developed several programmes - including working with my workbook, or customised coaching, to help you through based on sound theory, (Logotherapy and the thought of Viktor Frankl), and personal experience. This potentially life-changing process will take you step by step towards a more fulfilled life.
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I have worked my whole life in education and training as well as in business soft skills training. I have practiced mindfulness for more than 15 years. I love working with people and my personal life meaning and purpose is to guide you to discover yours.
HOW I WORK
I work on Skype because it is convenient and we can connect from anywhere and it is confidential since we are not eyeballing each other and we have the support of our voices. I am currently in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town.
According to Viktor Frankl:
“…meaning must be found and cannot be given.”
Let me guide you to find your meaning and life purpose even during challenging or difficult times.