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Own Goals Coaching – Eric Mercier

Eric Mercier is a well-regarded positive psychology practitioner and a certified coach with a background in management consulting in the areas of Program and Project Management. Eric’s approaches are focused on strengths rather than weaknesses. He has a background in IT, Business, Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching. He is the lucky husband of a great woman, the proud father of two young children and a fierce advocate for involved fatherhood, work flexibility and gender equality.

Eric Mercier Profile:

I am the founder and main life coach of Own Goals Coaching (

I help individuals with their own goals. In me, you’ll find someone who is easy to talk to, your fiercest supporter and someone who helps expand your thinking at the same time.

My most cherished values are the respect of others’ differences and a strong belief in self-efficacy. I live my life according to these values and they have guided me in all my life projects, in the countries I lived in. I believe that life is fluid and no instant is ever the same. As we grow, we go through different stages of life and theses stages demand flexibility, adaptation and change. What others call a life crisis is for me the natural reaction of a body/ mind which is rejecting something that is not suited to that person. And that’s ok. There is nothing wrong with you. You are probably in the wrong place, not where you truly belong. With coaching you can shift that paradigm and find that environment which will foster your flourishing.

I am an experienced Positive Psychology Practitioner (I have a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Australia) and a licensed life coach. As a member of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), my focus is on strengths rather than weaknesses. As a licensed life coach and member of ICF (International Coaching Federation), I follow and abide by the ICF code of ethics.

Outcome focus:
I have many years of experience in IT, Business and Consulting, successfully managing multi-million dollars projects and programs in high pressure environments. I combine this experience with my positive psychology knowledge and life coaching experience to successfully coach clients from diverse backgrounds.

Family & Community focused:
I’m the lucky husband of a great woman, the proud father of two young children and a fierce advocate for gender equality, involved fatherhood, and real work flexibility, which are the current focus of my PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Amanda Le Couteur, at the University of Adelaide, Australia ( I also coach young adults at a revolutionary high school Youth Inc (,au).

– Master of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
– Professional Certified Coach with ICF Life Coaching Certificate 4, Life Coaching Academy, Australia
– Master of Technology in Business Systems Design and Management, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Areas Eric Specialises in:
• Business Issues
• Career
• Corporate Coaching
• Goal Setting & Self Development
• Motivation & Time Management
• Relationships & Personal Issues
• Stress Management
• Team Management

Contact Eric:
(043) 951-1484
South Australia

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