Party Coaches Might Just Be the New Career Coaches

It makes more sense than you'd expect

Partying has its own system of learning.
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If you’re looking for a new job and find yourself unsure of the best way of going about it, you might find yourself calling on the services of a career coach. The same is true for countless aspects of life — and getting an outside perspective on certain dilemmas can be a useful decision. What happens when the thing you’re looking to expand isn’t your professional life but is instead your social life?

Turns out there’s a coach for that as well.

Writing at the Los Angeles Times, Jackie Snow wrote about the field of party coaches. Though technically, that should be party coach — Snow notes that there’s only one who turned up in a web search. That would be Evan Cudworth, who has a background in the music industry and has been working as a party coach since 2020.

While the concept of a party coach can seem odd at first, a closer look at what Cudworth actually does starts to make his line of work a lot more clear. The article points out that his tasks vary from client to client, with him hosting events to get people used to being in social situations again.

Interacting with other people is very important from a mental health perspective — and getting out of practice with interacting with others can make it harder to get back into what were once familiar routines. So it’s not that strange to see someone embracing the best practices of partying — and offering a method by which others can adopt them as well.

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