Life Coach and Listeners to Help Radio Presenters Achieve New Year Resolutions

Some of BBC Radio Scotland's best-known presenters have set themselves New Year resolutions, which they are going to try to fulfil with the help of a life coach.

Presenters such as Kaye Adams, Shereen Nanjiani and Gary Robertson are being helped achieve their goals for 2010 by life coach, Gillian Brown. Listeners are also getting in on the act, to provide support.

For instance, Robertson is hoping to run a half-marathon with the assistance of listener and niece, Sara.

Meanwhile, Nanjiani is buddying up with listener, Gavin – a nightclub DJ with a phobia for needles – to overcome a fear of moths. Gavin hopes to overcome his fear so he can give blood.

Music presenter, Vic Galloway, is aiming to cut down on his smoking and drinking, and is being helped by listener, Lesley, who is looking to lose weight.

Fellow music presenter, Bryan Burnett, is looking to learn to dance, while Adams – who says she hates early morning starts – is hoping to re-tune her 'body clock', so she can be fully awake for her new, 9am show, starting in March.

Says Jeff Zycinski, Head of Radio at BBC Scotland: “Our presenters have taken up the gauntlet this year with 'A New Year, a New You' and our listeners have the chance to hear buddies on and off air find a whole new level of confidence in the various challenges they will encounter. Making a change for the better is always easier if you've got the support of friends… I'm sure our presenters and listeners will be encouraging each other along the way.”

Jeff – who quit drinking alcohol during the station's alcohol awareness season in October – revealed that he'll also be taking part in this new campaign. He continued: “This is the year I'm determined to get off my backside and get myself in shape.”