"The Euro Coach List is absolutely central to my professional career as a coach.
Through the extraordinary generosity and wisdom of colleagues on the List I have probably learned more about coaching and new ways of living than from hundreds of books or formal seminars." -
George Metcalfe, Coach
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"I am addicted to the list. I feel
part of a large, supportive and loving community, I feel
I've made friends with people all over the world, in the easiest
possible way. I have access to a huge amount of information,
learning, techniques, attitudes. I have gained both confidence,
and believe I have developed both personally and professionally
due to being part of this wonderful community. And of course, I
can ask any question I need the answer to from a multi-talented
Where and what else on this earth can give so much return for such little effort?"
Annie Jackson, Motivational Training & Coaching
"I have been on the list since it
was recommended to me in March 2001 and I have found it a tremendous
resource in a number of ways. My requests for information relating
to both coaching and business have been answered quickly and professionally,
the discussions have, in the main, been enlightening, and the adverts
I have placed have produced results! There are many wonderful,
supportive and professional people on the list and I value the contact
I have with them."
Allan Mackintosh, Professional Management Coach, Author & Speaker
"The Eurocoach list has been a place through which I have:
Gained new friends
Found a place to live
Heard about things that I might not have heard of otherwise
Been given encouragement
Been able to help others
Had some fantastic coaching
Advertised me and my services"
Diane Kutz, Shaman, life adventurer and life journey coach
"Sense of community; great advice; inspiration; ideas; access to courses for me and my clients; news and views. I've found it invaluable."
"For me, the Eurocoach list is a fantastic resource. It has made me new friends, alerted me to events, seminars and training I might otherwise have missed out on, added to my knowledge through the discussions and compilations and most importantly provided a safe and supportive place to ask for help and guidance."
Heather Warring, life and business coach
"Fantastic support - unparalleled - answers to very vexing questions - great IT support (how to back up Outlook generated fabulous informed replies within minutes). But more than all of that I feel part of the coaching profession, I work from home but feel part of a much larger group - I gain a sense of what is going on and I also have attended some fantastic events, workshops, social evenings through its medium. I would not be without it and I love being in touch with other coaches and being part of such an amazingly generous group of people."
Sue Ingram, Life and Executive Coach
"The Euro Coachlist has been an
endless source of information for me, but the best thing about
it is the support you get. I have made a stream of friends
through the list with many people phoning with their support and
information when I have made a request to the list."
Jo Menneer, Parent Coaching, Catalyst Life Coaching
"If it weren't for the EuroCoach
List, I would not have known about at least three opportunities
that have accelerated my own development as a coach and as a person.
The first two examples were workshops by other coaches which were
tremendous value, and the lessons from them continue to be reflected
The third opportunity was an invitation to do voluntary coaching with pre-exam sixteen years olds and that has brought priceless satisfaction. To say this particular experience of coaching is uplifting would be an understatement.
And then there are the discussions... although I often stay on the sidelines, am often intrigued and challenged.
Last but not least, the compilations bring information I didn't even realise I needed until someone else asked for it!"
Wynette Scott, Career and Life Coach
"I find the coach list to be an
invaluable resource for everything from technical problems to advice
on solving client issues. Plus the fact that some of the discussions
are great fun because they show the passion lurking among
"The eurocoachlist subscribers are
community spirited - we help each other. The greatest benefit
to me has been access to a huge pool of knowledge, both in corporate
and life coaching, closely followed by the networking opportunities
and friendships that have sprung from here. You are never alone
and there is always a group available to bounce new ideas off and
to share what worked for them so you don't have to reinvent the
"One moment I love being on the
Euro Coachlist and then the next I loathe it because there's always
so much good stuff to read and I get frustrated not having
enough time. I have unsubscribed from time to time but then I feel
like a child without my security blanket. Anyway I'm just
dead nosey and I HAVE to keep up with things; I have to know what's
going on. Even when I feel I'm drowning in email, I'd still rather
turn on my back and float for a while rather than get out of the
Jilly Shaul - Coach PCC, CUCG
"I love the list and have
learnt a tremendous amount from it."
Hilary Blundell, Career and Corporate Coach
"I appreciate the euro-coach list,
particularly in its current digest form. Though I am an infrequent
contributor, the list helps me keep across some of what's going
on in the coaching world and I always respond to a request if I
feel I can be of help. On the two occasions I have made a request,
I have had positive responses. I also very much like the (mostly)
supportive nature of the list".
Polly McDonald, Executive/Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner
"I would like to say what an excellent
resource and supportive community the Eurocoach. I've bought a number
of excellent products, attended inspiring talks and enrolled in
excellent training. Finally, it makes me proud to be part of
the coaching fraternity."
"No one who is serious about being
a coach could afford to miss out on membership of the Eurocoach
List. It is simply THE (virtual) place for coaches to meet."
Diane West, Life Coach
"The Eurocoach circle has been an
unexpected constant supply of ideas, often reaching far beyond coaching.
Every morning I look forward to its lively, friendly and encouraging
environment. In particular, the way Coen has structured the list
means that the answers to questions are brief and to the point,
full of value. Coen's charge for his large investment of time is
paltry, and I paid without hesitation."
"Being a member of this list, for
me, is inextricably linked with being a coach. I've belonged
from the time it was set up, and have found it an invaluable resource
of friendship, advice, support, interest -- and pleasurable irritation.
It's allowed me to keep track of the development and creative ideas
of other coaches, find answers to queries, find coaches for people
who are not the right clients for me, and to find clients myself.
I especially like some of the discussion items, particularly if
they are passionate or a bit loopy. Sometimes I join in, sometimes
I delete quickly, sometimes getting involved is a procrastinatory
device -- but a highly amusing one. I save most of the compilations,
and they have earnt their space on my hard disk by eventually turning
out to be just what I, or a client, needs to know at a later date.
Mainly, I just love the connection with other coaches --
the messages are a daily reminder of others out there doing what
I do,with the same challenges, joys and inspiring ethos."
"The coach list is a very important
part of my toolkit as a coach. It's great to know that I can
access information for myself and for my clients by simply sending
an email to the list. Over the years I have found that I've effortlessly
gathered information about many topics, just by glancing at
the various emails on all kinds of subjects. It makes a huge difference
to my life and I'm very grateful to Mark Forster, who started the
list, and to Coen de Groot, who does a wonderful job in managing
and developing it."
Maartje de Wolff, Personal Coach and Alexander Teacher
"I am a fan! - Since becoming
a professional coach the euro-coach list has been
a cornerstone of my business. Through it I have been a
brilliant resource for my clients in being able to provide amazing
information, resources and other coaches, I have attracted new and
interesting business, I have formed great alliances with other coaches
and enjoyed a breadth of awareness of our industry that I
might otherwise not have. A key element is the sharing of
information which underlines the non-competitiveness of our field.
The list means that we are able to maintain and grow the high standards
we have as coaches faster than we otherwise might if we all had
to do our own research and networking. The connection of people
it facilitates is astonishing, I'd be willing to bet the money and
energy made directly and indirectly would shock as all in it's high
"Having moved to New Zealand from
the UK, it is wonderful to hear all the words of wisdom from the
UK; I am always inspired by many of the wise responses that
present themselves on a daily basis. I do not know of anything like
this in any other country.
It is very empowering to be part of such a community and is a resource I would not like to be without. I get very relevant thoughts, insights and camaraderie from the site for an unbelievable price."
Sue Jamieson, Coach and teacher, Wellington New Zealand
"I am proud to be a member
of such a supportive group as this, I have got so much out of it,
it is worth every penny! and I feel good when I can help
others too! where else would I find out about so many opportunities,
and have people who will challenge and enhance my thinking. What
are you waiting for? Join!!!"
"The EuroCoach List is absolutely
central to my professional career as a coach. As one of the
first dozen or so members on the List I have seen it grow and flourish
along with our growing profession.
Through the extraordinary generosity and wisdom of colleagues on the List I have probably learned more about coaching and new ways of living and sharing than from hundreds of books or formal seminars (even when I'm giving them myself!).
When I have been stuck and haven't a clue what to do or think next, the List like some eternal wisdom bank, is always there to help. On the odd occasion when I have nervously done a TV programme, the List has been there to allow me shamelessly to plagiarise other members' wonderful thoughts and advice.
The List has given me clients and I have been able to give clients to the List. The questions from the List have so often helped me to clarify my own ideas and stimulated me to provide a response, however asinine.
Perhaps most important of all the List has opened up so many wonderful connections and friendships which might otherwise have never come into being.
But it can't run itself. First, Mark Forster generously filled the need, and now Coen de Groot, who brings an unique combination of dedication, love of coaching and rare computer skills is our doorkeeper to excellence. As the coaching profession here in Great Britain and parts of Europe, we are truly blessed. Thank you, Mark, for what you did and Coen for what you do now.
£20 is the cheapest but best value subscription of any of my clubs and memberships."
George Metcalfe, Coach