Witharen, Netherlands (PressExposure) June 30, 2009 -- The reactions of the first U! members are overwhelming:
â¢ âU! is as wonderful as Twitter, but without the 140 characters limitâ â¢ âU! is like Facebook, Hyves and MSN for coachingâ â¢ âU! introduces a coaching model of this day and ageâ.
U! goes live at a time when an increasing number of people are questioning their personal values and as businesses seek to retain the best employees.
The centre, which will provide high-end global coaching, consultancy and training and incorporate social networks, has been founded by Liliane Rausch, a Netherlands-based psychologist and management consultant and the name behind The Ultimate Self consultancy and the virtual coaching centre U!
Although the idea for U! was born 25 years ago, it was given new impetus during a sabbatical in the USA, in 2007. While there, Liliane recognised shifts in attitudes towards work and the global economy and more emphasis on personal values and happiness. She also recognised that the word âtalentâ was on the boardroom agenda as companies stepped up their efforts to win and retain the best people.
The U! site - http://www.the-ultimate-self.com/ucenter offers users: â¢ Coaching-on-the-go to fit in with today's busy schedule; â¢ Tailored business coaching services; â¢ Instant coaching; â¢ Talent and experience sharing; â¢ Coaching on demand; â¢ Goal setting and support.
âThe aim is to create a place where people can come together to support each other through difficult times, to achieve their goals and dreams and discover - or rediscover - their purpose, passion and talentsâ.
âOur personal and corporate branding conveys a confidence and belief in what we do and this comes from recognising our purpose and our talents. This is something U! will help bring about by providing formal and informal coaching to people and organisationsâ.
âThe recession has clearly prompted a lot of soul-searching. For some people, itâs about anticipating the opportunities that the recession - and our emergence from it - will bring. For others, the current uncertainty means staying where they are but that doesnât stop them learning how to enjoy what they are doing and being the best at what they do.â
"I want to help people through challenging times".
Many services and resources in U! will be free or highly cost-effective.