A client asked me to put something together for a novel and fun way to sort out … well, everything, really — life, work, man trouble, money worries, confidence crises … pretty much most things can be dealt with. And the best part, it’s totally painless. Here is the press release I wrote, which is being picked up by the media as I type:
***[Possible Feature/Human Interest Story and/or Reader Giveaway]***
How a Shambolic Bag of Junk Can Provide the Catalyst to Lasting Change
You might think that your new Prada is THE stylish accessory of the moment, but to Debbie Percy — the UKs ONLY official handbag therapist — it says a lot more about you than you think. And its contents can give clues as to how to change your life for the better…
[21st April 2009, Surrey, England, UK ] QUESTION: What everyday item has the potential to reveal unmet and unarticulated needs?
ANSWER: A handbag (or even a manbag, if that floats your boat). Which is why life coach and corporate human-resources specialist and the UKs ONLY official handbag therapist Debbie Percy launched Handbag Therapy a unique and fun way to sort out your life.
Until now, handbag therapy has been associated with women who get a kind of emotional release from buying the latest Chanel, Prada or Louis Vuitton. But today its more about providing practical insights and answers, says Debbie who uses her credentials to take a look at the contents of a handbag, manbag, purse or even backpack to see what it reveals about the owner, and then provide a personal and confidential handbag analysis. No long-winded therapy sessions. No probing questions. Just a quick and pain-free way to make positive changes.
Its about helping people improve their lives or simply get more out of it
and at £9.99 (approximately $14, Euros 11) its much cheaper than traditional therapy, she laughs. And a lot more fun!
The informal analysis can also take the form of a party piece. Gather a group of gals (or guys) together and Debbie will provide face-to-face handbag readings. These can be either private or carried out in the open for the more brave of heart.
Launched alongside her existing coaching business, Handbag Therapy has recently been featured on BBC Radio 2 and Radio Leeds and is available as an online service at HandbagTherapy.com (www.handbagtherapy.com).
A video showing live readings is available on YouTube and at the Handbag Therapy website, as is an interview with BBC Radio 2s Chris Evans.
Her assessments are remarkably accurate, and provide valuable insight into how our behaviours affect every aspect of our lives, says says Roni Williams, of The Roni Report.
A reference to the past, a comment on the present and a glimpse into the future! says Chris Evans.
For more quotes and information, or to arrange an interview or shoot with Debbie Percy, call 01189 076186/0771 325 2104 or email debbie [at] handbagtherapy.com
About Debbie Percy
Debbie Percy has pursued a corporate career in human resources for 21 years working with global businesses across different sectors, in the UK and abroad. From 1997 to 2002 she lived in the USA where she developed her skills as a top-level coach, and many of her interests including Metaphysics and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Debbie now runs Handbag Therapy and her own coaching company called Acamar Coaching Limited, and she specializes in working with people who are serious about changing their life or simply getting more out of it. During the last six years, she has developed a unique method for introducing clients to personal change and life coaching.
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