The Life Garage

Build your toolkit for life
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (3 ratings)
580 students
32min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Identify the skills, concepts and tools needed to live life well.
Practice a variety of communication tools designed to improve your quality of life
Develop an awareness of the individuality and ongoing commitment to development required to live life well and with authenticity.
Explore the boundaries of life improvement DIY.


  • No prior experience required, just an open mind and a willingness to work on change. You will explore everything you need to know.


The Life Garage is based on the concept that people service their cars as a regular activity regardless of how well they are working, so why not their life?

Comprising six central concepts, theoretically grounded in psycho-social theory and positive psychology, but presented in a non-technical practical way, The Life Garage will provide you with an opportunity to develop the tools you need to become your own life mechanic and help tune up your life.

The simple idea at the heart of The Life Garage is that most people who own a car think nothing of signing up to a regular package of maintenance and servicing, but that few of us do the same thing for our own lives. For a car to run well, and not breakdown, having a planned and regular servicing and maintenance schedule are critical.

The Life Garage takes this concept and translates it into the world of everyday living. Well-being doesn’t need to be for people who have broken down (struggling with life). It also doesn’t need to be just for those who like meditating, yoga, and vegan food (although there is nothing wrong with those things). Because the word well-being can have some of these associations for people, and therefore put some people off, at The Life Garage we prefer to talk about living life well. The Life Garage is designed to take some of the best psycho-social principles for living life well and make them relevant for all.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is interested in living life well and likes the idea of developing a service pack and tool box for life maintenance and improvement as they might in relation to maintaining a car.


Life Coach, Trainer, Community Theologian and Academic
Dr David Wood
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 3 Reviews
  • 614 Students
  • 2 Courses

I am a former Senior Probation Officer and lecturer of Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour with over 20 years experience working with people struggling with a variety of complex issues. In addition to my work as a life coach I am the founder and director of a social enterprise, Metanoeo CIC, which trains and supports life coaches to transform communities.

My qualifications include; PhD (Theology and Community Justice), MA Criminal Justice, BA(Hons) Community Justice, BA Bible and Theology.

I am also a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

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