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Sharon Eden
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3 Jan 2011
With Whack Around The Head you discover how the emotional gap from being dispirited or bored to being enthusiastic about your work is actually minute, and easily achievable through engaging with your purpose, passion and power. Are you suffering with - Stress? Depression? Monday morning blues? Lack of life purpose or direction? Low energy and lack of enthusiasm? Lack of engagement with people or suffering from the "There has to be more to my life than this!" feeling? Sharon Eden, creator of the Whack Around The Head methodology is an Inner Leadership Coach, Psychotherapist & NLP Trainer: the expert who debunks mumbo-jumbo of personal development, stripping away mystery, jargon and hype with her transformative coaching approach. Your successes can happen through choice rather then chance...to take control of your WHOLE life.

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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Ecademy Press Limited (3 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905823851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905823857
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 756,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I wanted to be a writer and actress but bamboozled myself in my 20s, through a desire for 'normality' and 'respectability', into a corporate career in sales and marketing in the wine trade.

Several 'whacks around my head' in my late 20s/early 30s, fuelled by curiosity about what made me and other people tick, led me into higher education, studying Psychology. I later qualified as a psychotherapist, then coach, then trainer.

My credentials include MA Psychotherapy, Member Institute of Directors, Founding Member Association for Coaching, Member European Mentoring and Coaching Council, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Trainer ILNPTA, Member Applied Psychology Association and Charter Member International Positive Psychology Association...

I've been told that my skills and presence as a writer and actress, allied with absolute passion for my topic, are woven indelibly through my roles. And that they contribute to making me a dynamic, enlightening, humorous and sometimes surprising coach, presenter, speaker and trainer.

And, as my ego can spin all kinds of grandiose ideas from such delicious feedback, that's when I remind myself being humble means knowing my right size... An ongoing developmental journey for sure!

I live in a London suburb and am lucky enough to be 20 minutes' train ride into town and 5 minutes' drive from the country. Both of which, together with my delicious family and friends, nourish me and my appetite for life.

You can reach me via www.tpw.uk.com and @sharoneden on Twitter... I would love to hear from you.




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'Whack Around The Head' helps those of us in business to challenge ourselves to be more, to really find what's important in our lives and take a stand for who we want to be. That makes a positive difference not only to ourselves but all of those around us. A big 'thank you' to Sharon for her stories, exercises, passion and, above all, role modelling of awakening our lives. --Charles Brook, Director, The Performance Coach, www.theperformancecoach.com

If you're feeling restless and asking yourself if there is more to life but wouldn't be caught dead reading self-development books, read this one! Sharon knows what will help you find and live the very best in yourself and her book takes you white-water rafting to personal change. Be prepared for an exhilarating journey with a skilled guide. --Ann Lewis, Director, Ann Lewis Coaching, www.annlewiscoaching.com

This book is like no other book you have read before. It engages your emotions and your intellect as you explore your own life and, more importantly, your future. This book's simply brimming with insight and authenticity, which can only come from profound personal and professional experience. Sharon shares a number of personal anecdotes in order to encourage us to be honest about our own. This is not like reading a book. It is like a personal and intimate conversation with a close and trusted friend who is completely honest with you. As you read it, you can practically hear her voice. --Stan Hornagold, Director, The Marstan Group, www.marstangroup.com

'Whack Around The Head' shows you how to be more effective at work and enjoy your job, even if it's not the job of your dreams. It's not a theory book full of unproven ideas. Instead, it's an essential instruction manual illustrated with real life stories to guide your way forward. An excellent mix of the inspirational and practical. --Marina Nicol, Managing Director, OH Works Ltd, www.ohworks.co.uk

Fun, punchy, engaging, down to earth, inyerface. Good blend of commonsense perspective and profound depth about life. The exercises are great, easy to follow, and Sharon's examples and self-disclosure really give it life. --John Leary-Joyce, CEO, Academy of Executive Coaching, www.aoec.com

If you're feeling restless and asking yourself if there is more to life but wouldn't be caught dead reading self-development books, read this one! Sharon knows what will help you find and live the very best in yourself and her book takes you white-water rafting to personal change. Be prepared for an exhilarating journey with a skilled guide. --Ann Lewis, Director, Ann Lewis Coaching, annlewiscoaching.com

This book is like no other book you have read before. It engages your emotions and your intellect as you explore your own life and, more importantly, your future. This book's simply brimming with insight and authenticity, which can only come from profound personal and professional experience. Sharon shares a number of personal anecdotes in order to encourage us to be honest about our own. This is not like reading a book. It is like a personal and intimate conversation with a close and trusted friend who is completely honest with you. --Stan Hornagold, Director, The Marstan Group, marstangroup.com

Fun, punchy, engaging, down to earth, inyerface. Good blend of commonsense perspective and profound depth about life. The exercises are great, easy to follow, and Sharon's examples and self-disclosure really give it life. --John Leary-Joyce, CEO, Academy of Executive Coaching, aoec.com

For anyone who thinks there has to be more to life or they are living the wrong life, this is your book. It is a no-prisoners-taken wake-up-call to go out there and live the life you've always wanted to. Buy it for yourself or buy it for your friend. It will introduce you to the real you and give you the life you have longed for. --Simon Horton, Director, World Class Performance Ltd, worldclassperformance.com

About the Author

Sharon Eden wanted to be a writer and actress but bamboozled herself in her 20s, through a desire for 'normality' and 'respectability', into a corporate career in sales and marketing in the wine trade.Several whacks around the head in her 30s, fuelled by curiosity about what made her and other people tick, led her to higher education, studying psychology. She later quali?ed as a psychotherapist, then coach and trainer. Sharon's credentials include MA Psychotherapy, Member Institute of Directors, Founding Member Association for Coaching, Member European Mentoring and Coaching Council, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Trainer INLPTA, Member Applied Psychology Association and Charter Member International Positive Psychology Association.She's been told that her skills and presence as a writer and actress, allied with absolute passion for her topic, are woven indelibly through her roles. They contribute to making her a dynamic, enlightening, humorous and sometimes surprising presenter, speaker and trainer. Sharon lives in a suburb of London, UK, and is lucky enough to be 20 minutes' train ride into town and 5 minutes' drive from the country. Both of which, together with delicious family and friends, nourish her and her appetite for life.Connect with her at www.sharoneden.biz and @sharoneden on Twitter.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 7 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
Last night it must have been a full moon because no matter what position I tried, sleep was just off the cards. I was further irritated by the fact that my boyfriend was smugly snoring beside me like a proud cat, I had a million and one things bothering me and whirring around my head and it just didn't seem fair that the noisy neighbours were keeping me awake and not him. Enough was enough. With the hope I would `unintentionally' wake him up, I decided to start chatting about all and sundry. Sure enough, my voice must have been suitably loud enough as he soon responded, making appropriate soothing remarks and tender comments in the hope to get me to shut up and go to sleep. It was surprisingly effective and I soon calmed down and drifted off. This morning, he had absolutely no recollection of the conversations we had or even waking up at all - I regretted even bringing it up to apologize!

Point is, is that we are capable of having conversations with people, interacting and affecting others even if we aren't fully conscious and engaged, and I'm not just talking about the conversations you shared last night over five bottles of vodka and on the way home on your ex's answering machine. Mine may have been an extreme example, but it's not far from what most of us suffer from during our daytime hours. Sure it's impossible to be completely engrossed and energized about everything we do, everyone we meet and at all times. All of us will have drifted from class to class, lecture to lecture, from one day to another dreaming of the end of play, the next ski trip or how many hours until the weekend. But it's more than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Working on purpose and not accidentally 3 Jan 2011
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I've had the priviledge of working closely with Sharon Eden, author of Whack Around The Head, PURPOSE PASSION POWER at work right now! for several months now on the promotional campaign for this book. Sharon knows that I seriously do think she has written an excellent book. Many people have accidental careers and are dissatisfied with their working lives: there is clearly a need for a book about locating our purpose. 'WATH' needed to combine absolute professional credibility and advice (which it does) with a healthy whack of realism and humour (which it does). We've had some superb media for the book so far with much more to come. This book will really resonate with those who stuck in a rut and just know in their heart that what they are doing isn't enough or represents more of who they really are.

My personal view for this book, as for others where we, the reader, hope to be transformed, is not to be a book flicker. The pure alchemy of Whack Around The Head lies in performing the exercises to find your eureka moment.

Sharon Eden, you are a diamond lady and a superb author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Experience Rebirth 17 Feb 2011
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Sharon Eden is a brilliant author, an initiator and master of internal change. I dived straight into the book and I wasn't disappointed. Sharon uses positive language and engages the reader from the outset. The book is for everyone who wishes to 'live' their life and to celebrate their uniqueness and their 'own' great story! Every demon, excuse, voice, negative memory calling, is revisited and you really do run out of excuses to stay within 'your box' once you've finished the first few chapters! Sharon's writing style is fun, dynamic and punchy. I never knew 'self improvement' could be this 'HOT'....Sharon Eden works 'magic'. The book is SENSATIONAL, Do you dare to to change your life?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 31 Jan 2011
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Sharon is truly brilliant! Such a great book that's easy to read and absorb but that leaves you with a great sense of Me'ness at the end and every bit in between for that matter! Who would've thought it was so easy to start to climb out of ya box!! Highly recommended :)
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In the first two chapters of her book, Sharon Eden engages you, sucks you in, and gets you excited about the possibility that the power to change your life is within you, and then - Whack! She asks you to quickly answer 7 "simple" questions that open your mind like an unfolding lotus blossom.

The charm of Whack! is that reading it is a little like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. For example, what other "self-help" book describes blaming your behavior on something and not taking responsibility for it as being a self justification for your "spitting cat" behavior?

There are many great stories sprinkled throughout the book from the author's own experience and those of her clients. One of my favorites was the fellow who was bitterly disappointed about how his career had gone. When he finally realized his expectations were not his at all but those his parents had implanted in him, he was able to get clear about his purpose in life. This Whack helped him see that he could fulfill his purpose right were he was, in his current job. He just needed to know who he really was, what he really wanted, and then embrace that with passion and power.

But the story gets even more interesting. A little while later he saw that his purpose could be even better fulfilled in another area of his company's operation. Filled with that same passion and power, he made an excellent business case for this transfer and got it. As Sharon says, "None of this took away the chance he had to develop himself into CEO material if he wanted. In fact, it helped him realize that he had a choice to do that or not. He no longer experienced himself as a failure without opportunity.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It makes sense
The book is pretty much common sense. Usefu if you are unhappy in your work place but not great re self help or reflection
Published 7 months ago by R MCI
5.0 out of 5 stars Find your passion purpose and power ...
Eden has a fast paced, no nonsense, and very engaging writing style. Read the book, do the activities and I'm sure you will get enormous value from this super little book!
Published 11 months ago by Suzanne Hazelton
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a professional book
There are many things about this book which make it hard to like. The poor quality layout, the annoying jargon, the tone, the bits that don't make sense, all make it hard not to... Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2012 by Peter E. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars WHACKED!
Some books impress you with the weight of their logic, the depth of their references and their seemingly inevitable yet elegant conclusions, providing solid advice that you... Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2011 by TimDouglasHR
5.0 out of 5 stars This will change you
Written in a refreshingly straightforward (some might say 'in yer face') style, this book will help you find and set free the real you in your work. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2011 by Andrew Horder
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
It's Just what I needed - A whack around the head.
I have read a multitude of motivational and self help books but never have I come across anything like this. Read more
Published on 2 May 2011 by Mr. Dennis A. Knox
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent a must read!
This no holds barred, straight forward and no jargon book tells you exactly how to start getting the most out of your life. Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2011 by Adam G
2.0 out of 5 stars Whack around the head
I bought this book because my counsellor's manager is the author. It does have a lot of good advice - look on the bright side, keep things in perspective, find a job in something... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2011 by AmazonianShopper
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to find your oomph
This is a great book to read if you are stuck in a rut or going around in circles. Sharon's writing style is really easy to follow. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2011 by Tom Evans
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