Press Coverage for The Sabbatical Coach:


"A Pause that Refreshes" Kiplinger's Personal Finance Mar. 2006


"Put me in, Coach!"Outside Magazine Sept. 2005

"How to Take a Year Off". Men's Journal July 2005




ClivePlanning a sabbatical?

Do you just need a break?

Or is it time for a bigger change?

Hello, my name is Clive Prout. I am The Sabbatical Coach.

I work with professionals who have achieved significant financial and career success and are at a turning point. They have realized that more money will not make them happier. They want greater meaning and fulfillment in their work lives. They are ready to leave the path of a conventional career to create a life which matches their unique talents and dreams. Some are ready to step out on their own as lifestyle entrepreneurs.

sabbatical is a period away from your normal routine - a time to immerse yourself in a Rcoky Mountain Traildifferent environment, a chance to see your life from a different perspective.

Taking a break from the routine of a high pressure work life is essential if you are going to connect deeply with the dreams that can inspire you on the next stage of your journey. To create the life of your dreams, you must slow down and listen to what your heart and soul are trying to tell you.

My purpose is to free people from misguided concepts of success (such as status and net worth) to pursue authentic happiness, contributing their unique gifts in the service of life.

My coaching services are individually tailored to help my clients use a sabbatical as a springboard to creating a deeply fulfilling life for themselves. If we choose to work together, I can help you:

  • Free yourself from the beliefs about success that have kept you trapped in unfulfilling work
  • Discover what is most important to you now
  • Connect with your “best self” - the person that you want to become
  • Discover the purpose that will give greater meaning to your life
  • Create a vision for what you truly want to be doing with your life
  • Develop a plan for bringing your vision into reality
  • Realize a fulfilling, successful and sustainable career
  • Make the internal and external changes necessary to generate greater happiness

I love helping people connect with their deepest dreams and turning them into reality.

Sabbatical or Vacation?

What about you? What is driving your desire for a sabbatical?

Do you need a rest, so you can return refreshed and ready to recommit to your current Beachwork? If this is the case, then you need a vacation. You want time to relax, unwind and regather your energy for the next phase. If this is the case, you probably don’t need a coach, and I won’t be much help to you.

Perhaps, on the other hand, you know that there are bigger changes lying ahead. Maybe you suspect you have reached the end of the line with your current work. You might be wondering “Is this is all there is?”. Perhaps you know that you need to make a fundamental change in life. You might even hold a secret dream of doing something completely different, charting your own course in your own business.

If you suspect that the work which you are currently doing is not what you want to do long term, and you have the courage to look at alternatives and choose, I want to talk with you.

I work with successful professionals taking time out from their careers to find what is truly important to them, and create their lives and their work as expressions of that. Read their testimonials for a better sense of how they have benefited from working with me.

If this sounds like you, let’s talk. I would love to hear about your deeper aspirations – and explore ways that I might be able to help them become a reality.

Contact me to arrange a complimentary conversation and coaching session.

I want to hear what you’d rather be doing,

With love and respect,

Clive Prout

The Sabbatical Coach