Hi. I’m Brian. I’m an author, coach and charity CEO.
Welcome to my blog. This page will give you a quick overview on me, the purpose of this website, and the services I offer.
My mission in life is pretty simple. It’s to help you to become more of who you are and who you want to be.
Note that I didn’t say it’s to help you become “better” or “improved”. I’m not interested in improving you, because I don’t think you’re faulty. But I think that you – like all of us – deserve the opportunity to explore your curiosities, dreams, and aspirations, and that you deserve to be as happy and healthy as possible while you do it. Most of all, I want to help you to develop self-coaching skills so that you don’t have to rely on any experts “out there” to tell you what your best next step should be – you can figure that out for yourself!
Everything you’ll find here is designed to help you carry out your own self-coaching explorations.
What I Offer
This blog details a number of offerings I have created to help you:
• You can get a copy of my book on finding your life and career purpose
• You can work directly with me by hiring me as your coach
• You can download my free e-books on creative career design and healthy eating
Staying In Touch
I publish articles to the blog when I feel I have something useful to share. It is always my intention that my articles inform, empower and serve my readers. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, subscribe to my RSS feed so that you’ll be alerted each time a new article is published.
And don’t forget to put your email address on my mailing list. You’ll get two free (and useful!) ebooks for your trouble, and I promise I won’t clog up your inbox with lots of emails. In fact, I rarely send emails to my mailing list, so there’s no need to worry about spam. I also won’t give your email address to anyone else. Ever.
What They’re Saying
I’ve been writing and coaching for a while now, and people are beginning to talk. Thankfully, some of it is actually pretty good…
Too many of us have gone about finding our livelihood in a haphazard way. Before long, we become a statistic in a job dissatisfaction survey. Happily, it doesn’t have to be that way and Brian Cormack Carr proves it. If you think that work should be about more – much more – than just a way to pay your bills, this book is the roadmap you’ve been looking for. Work with ‘How To Find Your Vital Vocation’ for a short time and you’ll be working at your real work for a long time
– Barbara Winter, bestselling author of Making a Living Without a Job
Brian’s coaching gave me more confidence to believe in my ability as a writer. Very worthwhile!
– Joanna, coaching client
Warm, witty and wise. Brian knows his stuff and How To Find Your Vital Vocation is a breath of fresh air.
– Grace Owen, executive coach and author of The Career Itch
Since working with Brian I have set up my own therapy practice and I’m hopeful of a bright, happy and successful future. I’d recommend Brian’s services to anyone.
– Cecilia, coaching client
Brian’s coaching helped me withgetting my time at work organized better, which has reduced my stress and increased my effectiveness. I also gained clarity in setting my health and fitness goals which has led to really positive changes in my life.
– Lili, coaching client
Brian helped me to explore a variety of topics in our series of coaching sessions. Despite having some difficult personal events during this time, I feel proud of what I’ve achieved and consider Brian’s coaching – which was supportive, encouraging, and understanding – as a very significant part of that success.
– Matt, coaching client
My Favourite Blog Posts
If you want to find out more about what I think and the approach I take in my writing and coaching work, these articles are a good place to start.
- Beat The Darkness: Petter Moen, Anne Frank & Writer’s Block
- Icons, Allies and Archetypes: The Cheerleaders of Your Imagination
- Are You a Thwarted Genius?
- Being Yourself, or How To Find Your Purpose In Life
- The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking
- The Old Tree That Discovered Its Destiny
- Effort Is Underrated
- Coping With The Critics
- Time Freedom: The 80/20 Rule
- Resurrection in the Present Moment
- How To Clear Any Backlog
- The Placebo Effect and the Art of Conscious Action
- You Are a Work in Progress
Who Am I?
I was born and grew up in Scotland (I’m from a town called Carnoustie, which is famous for golf). After getting a degree in English Literature and Language from the ancient University of Aberdeen, I moved to England for my first job – as a personnel manager with the very modern Marks & Spencer plc.
I write about the process of transitioning from that first job to the career of my dreams (a portfolio career that I still enjoy today) in my first book How To Find Your Vital Vocation. It’s a pretty good book, even if I say so myself. It actually outsold Donald Trump’s latest book for a very brief time (about 20 minutes on the Kindle chart). I’m not telling you that to prove it’s a good book – I’m telling you that because…well, wouldn’t you tell people if you had outsold Donald Trump? After that, How To Find Your Vital Vocation hit the Amazon Top 5 bestseller list for career guides, and has been in the Amazon self-help bestseller charts since its release.
Apart from writing and coaching, I work as CEO of BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, which is a local charity that works to support community groups, activists and volunteers to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy cooking, keep fit, travelling, socialising with friends, listening to music (often Kate Bush) reading whodunits and exploring the arcane mysteries of the Tarot (I’ve been known to use the cards in my coaching sessions – they’re a marvelous tool for creative thinking – but if we work together I won’t do that unless you ask me to. I wouldn’t want to spook you too soon).
Other Ways to Connect With Me
This blog is my Mother Ship. But you can also find me on the following social networks and sites. Come and say hi!
Can I Help You?
If you think we may be able to work together, I’d be glad to hear from you. Please take a look at the services I offer, or get in touch using the contact form below: