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WSP 165 — Managing Perfectionism and Procrastination

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Date(s): Apr 9—Apr 16
Duration: 2 days
Drop By
Drop Deadline: Apr 2
Unit(s): 1 Units
Tuition: $225
Format: On-campus course
Status: Open
More of us are held back by destructive thoughts and habits than by lack of ability or drive. The twin obstacles of perfectionism and procrastination account for a majority of the professional and personal dilemmas that clients bring to executive and life coaches. The two are related, for they stem from a false belief that it is disastrous to fail. This course will offer strategies drawn from research in positive and Buddhist psychologies, leadership, and neuroscience. Interactive exercises, writing, and discussion will allow students to customize theoretical material and practical techniques to their own situations. We will discover how to dissolve these obstacles with humor, safety, and creative zest.

This workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

Carolyn Foster, Principal, Creative Choices

Carolyn Foster coaches individuals on professional development and creative projects and teaches communication and leadership skills within organizations. She was a founding member of the Coaching Center at Google. She received a master’s in counseling psychology from the American Academy of Family Studies.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Tal Ben-Shahar, The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life (ISBN 9780071608824)
(Recommended) Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen, Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now (ISBN 978-0-7382-1170-1)