Why philosophical coaching?
Everyone – including you – has a philosophy of life. But for most of us it can be vague, unclear, inconsistent, even contradictory.
By learning the tools and practices of philosophical reflection, you can clearly define and successfully apply a personally meaningful philosophy of your own.
This kind of active wisdom helps you make better decisions, become more successful as a human being, and live a life of deeper meaning, coherence, and fulfillment.
The ancient Greeks called this eudaimonia or complete happiness, and it is the ultimate goal of philosophical coaching.
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