The Coaching Life Podcast

In the Coaching Life Podcast internationally renowned coach, speaker and author Phil Goddard interviews coaches and clients to give a real-life, no-filter look at the coaching profession and what it really takes to be a coach.

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Episode 030 Rachel Henke

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Little did I know that today’s guest had been living just 10 miles from me for 15 years, and also coaching for that long! - and it took a mutual friend some 4000 miles away to introduce us. Funny how life works that way sometimes… In this episode Rachel shares her story of building a business around looking after her children, only to reinvent it all some years later.

Here’s a little more about Rachel:
Rachel Henke is the founder of Living Fearlessly, transformation coach and bestselling author of numerous books.

Breaking free of the job world upon relocating to a sleepy village in the UK, Rachel started her first business working from the breakfast bar around her two young daughters.

After 30 years of self-improvement, she has finally found the answers she was seeking.

Combined with her extensive business experience and transformative coaching expertise, Rachel helps her clients move through fear so they can follow their dreams with confidence and ease.


Episode 029 Kim Kaase and Phil Goddard

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Coaching Through Adversity
Life often presents us with unexpected twists and turns which sometimes seem to floor us, other times inspire us. In this very open, personal and honest episode, Kim and Phil talk about their recent experiences of running a coaching business through some of life’s toughest times.

Here’s a little more about Kim:
Kim Kaase is a leader of leaders. As a professional business coach, consultant and transformational trainer she supports her clients by working with them to craft a clear personal vision while creating results that are important to them. She uses her background as a designer to creatively solve problems and approach challenges as a coach from a very unique perspective.
Kim's experience in creating breakthrough sales results as well as executing company vision and goals melds perfectly with her coaching career. As a dealer principal, Kim led sales and sales support teams to grow the dealership from $14mm in 2003 to $38mm in just 4 years while industry trends were going in the opposite direction.
Kim graduated from the University of Houston in 1990 with a BFA in Interior Design and a certification in Transformative Coaching. Her career has included work with a vast array of professional services firms and successful entrepreneurs.. She is the Principal at her firm, LEAP Business Coaching. In her free time she enjoys transformational work, bird watching, cooking and creating memories with her son, Rex.
Kim’s vision includes creating a world where everyone leads lives that they absolutely love!

And Phil:
Phil Goddard is an internationally renowned coach, author, speaker, leadership trainer, and lover of life and humanity. He is a published author of three books and the host of The Coaching Life Podcast.

With humour and sincerity, he combines over twenty-one years in I.T. and Telecoms corporate leadership with twelve years as a professional coach, to help organisations build harmonious teams utilising the most potent force in leadership - love. He also works with individuals to help them develop a deeply grounded understanding of the principles behind our human experience and live wonderfully productive, happy lives, connected to love, ease and compassion for humanity.

He has coached Hollywood actors, international models, journalists, artists, authors, film directors, corporate executives, and numerous business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

He challenges his work on happiness by following a few English sports teams.

Phil can be contacted via and on Facebook via
He can often be found on the Greek Island of Zakynthos.

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How do you fit in being a Wife, Mother, Writer, a Speaker, a very enthusiastic Activist, and a Coach?
And, if as an activist you end up protesting and sleeping in a tree, how do you pee?
Lea Ann reveals all in this wonderfully real, honest and raw episode.

Here’s a little more about Lea Ann:
Lea Ann Mallett is a wild woman, lifelong activist and midlife momma who believes fiercely that we all are changing the world, every day. Her greatest desire is to make the world a better place by demonstrating to everyone that our everyday choices DO change the world. In her activism, she has travelled from direct action wilderness activist to nonprofit leader, from sitting in an ancient cedar for three days to protest clear-cut logging to leading forest protests to creating thriving nonprofits. She now inspires mission-driven leaders and entrpreneurs to greater impact as a coach, is creating a new vision for activism, and she creates photoessays of her life in the wilds of suburbia in her blog, Becoming Undomesticated.



Episode 027 Elsie Storm

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From the outside it looks like Elsie achieved rapid success in her coaching practice. But of course, things are rarely as they seem. In a very open and honest conversation, Elsie reveals what was really going on behind the scenes, shares some wonderful lessons she’s learnt along the way, and has an inspiration message for other coaches.

Here’s a little more about Elsie:
Elsie Storm, M.A. wears many hats: A life coach who leads clients to their greatness; an international retreat leader who creates travel experiences filled with adventure, play, and transformation; a loving wife to her husband Jonny; and mom to her Belizean tripawd, a street dog named Ollie.

A traveler at heart, she worked throughout Latin America for a social enterprise, leading teams, transforming communities, and facilitating service work abroad.

Elsie has her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, and paired with a coaching certificate from Tony Robbins, is a powerful Life Coach who shines the light on her client’s limiting stories so they can honor their truth and stand tall in their greatness.

Elsie now coaches clients throughout 9 countries around the world and leads transformational retreats to countries like Peru and Belize to provide her clients with an opportunity to engage in what she calls Conscious Travel.

You can find her leading the #Truesday movement on Facebook, at her website, or having global adventures with her beloved husband, Jonny.


Episode 026 Nicky Bartley

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At the time of this interview, Nicky had a high-quality problem with her coaching practice. One that many coaches would love to have. In this episode she shares how she created this problem, from having a mythical business to something quite different.

Lots in this episode for coaches, not least a demonstration of the amount of work that is sometimes required to build a sustainable business.

Here’s a little more about Nicky:

Nicky Bartley is an International Coach and Trainer who has a passion for working with women. She has done work with corporates, prisons, small charitable organizations and panic attack sufferers. Her only pre-requisite is your willingness to start an internal enquiry



Episode 025 Jesse Gros

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In his latest book, My Life Coach Wears a Tutu, Jesse says he works at the intersection between business & entrepreneurship and what would be best described as highly-effective woo-woo. In this interview he shares his journey of being of service, how he built his practice from running retreats, and his current challenges.

Here’s a little more about Jesse:

Jesse Gros is a Life Coach, Adventurer, and Philanthropist. He’s the author of the award-winning book “Your Wild & Precious Life – Adventures in Conscious Creation” & his new book “My Life Coach Wears a Tutu.”

Through his one-on-one Coaching, Breathwork healing circles and International Retreats, Jesse is a Wayshower, coaching entrepreneurs to create a life of meaning and purpose.

Something he knows a lot about. In the midst of the 2009 recession, Jesse walked away from a lucrative professional career to follow his calling and create a thriving coaching and international retreat business, Insight Adventures.

He has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and is certified Breathwork Practitioner.

You can find him online at:


Episode 024 Matt Watkins

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To say Matt has had a bumpy ride on his coaching journey would be an understatement. In this dynamite episode, he opens his heart and shares how his substantial investment in coaching and coaching training did not bring the results he initially wanted, and reveals with incredible rawness and honesty the part he played in that. It’s a powerful lesson for every single one of us.

Here’s a little more about Matt:

Born and raised in the Wyoming valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania, an area historically known for its hard-nosed work ethic, Matt has been immersed in a no-BS culture of results without excuses from the moment he was born.
Since first beginning his studies into psychology while at Wilkes University, Matt has been positively obsessed with excellence and helping others develop the strength to lead, dominate, and win.

After years of single-minded study and training with the foremost experts in the world in developing mental strength and fitness, with a particular focus on the unconventional philosophies and approaches that develop the most unconventional results, Matt has pulled together an approach that is grounded, relentlessly pragmatic, and wholly unique.

His work is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is true strength, excellence, leadership, or success.



Episode 023 Monica Day

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What happens when doors behind you are closed? When you realise you simply must move forward, the only other option is a price too high? In this episode Monica talks about how her one-woman show led to building a successful coaching practice, and how living an un-oppressed life is inspiring others to do the same.

Here’s a little more about Monica:
Monica Day is many things. Writer, artist, performer. Producer, muse, entrepreneur. Coach and overall instigator of aliveness.

Her innovative individual and group programs cover topics from sensuality to creativity to business to larger social issues of race and oppression (often in the same session). By forging powerful links between the private self to the public self, clients eventually realize an unprecedented feeling of wholeness that is life-changing.

Her performance credits include: a one-woman show titled Song of the Sacred Whore, a collaborative cabaret entitled The Secret Order of the Libertines: An Intimate Revolution, and numerous appearances at the Erotic Literary Salon and other spoken word and storytelling venues in NYC and Philadelphia.

Her business credits include working with start-up companies, such as Odwalla and The Republic of Tea, dozens of businesses and nonprofits as a consultant, and thousands of hours with groups and individuals to build skills in the areas of diversity, communication, and collective decision-making.

“If there is one thing I’ve learned, through this diverse and complicated path I’ve chosen, it is this:

Our best self is our whole self. Our unfiltered self. The authentic person we are when we are not trying
to fit into tiny boxes and roles and stereotypes.

Ultimately, that’s both what I do, and who I am: an advocate and instigator of embodied, integrated, activated, be your whole fucking self, live your biggest life, always.

I think that’s what changes the world.”


Episode 022 John Wittry

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Whenever I think of John I think of professionalism, integrity and love, particularly his love for his wife. In this episode, recorded on their 31st wedding anniversary, John reveals his fun side too. He is one of many coaches out there who are running a successful coaching business without any of the endless selling and sharing we often see on social media. John is out there, getting on with doing it!

Pictured here with his daughter deliberately doing a ‘badass look’ at the top of a 1400ft mountain pass, in this conversation John demonstrates how you do not need to have funnels, groups, community, content and celebrity status, having built his practice through personal connection and dedication to service. This is a goldmine conversation, with some great distinctions that will be of use to all coaches. Enjoy!

Here’s a little more about John:

John Wittry, Executive Coach and Master Facilitator

John has a passion for unraveling challenges so that things work. Applying this to relationships, leadership development, high performing team development and/or facilitating crucial conversations is his area of expertise. He believes that when things work, greater focus and energy can be spent on creating.

Wittry is described as a thoughtful leader, powerful coach and master facilitator with a gift for uncovering the heart of the matter. He leads his clients through a discovery process to identify what they want, what’s in the way and creating clear action plans toward attainment. With him, it isn’t just about the outcome or goal but what learning is obtained along the way and how it can be leveraged in every area of life. Wittry is often heard saying “learning is everything”.

An experienced follower and leader, he has served as an executive in research, pharmaceutical and design/marketing industries. As a coach and master facilitator for over 15 years, Wittry has worked with senior level executives and their teams in some of the most recognizable, global corporations as well as private individuals and small businesses.

Wittry is committed to reinvention. When faced with an ever-changing landscape, individuals, teams and organizations must continually reinvent themselves to remain relevant, engaged and experience ever greater results. Reinvention requires a willingness to be introspective and embrace change. It is people with these qualities who most inspire Wittry and he relishes the opportunity to work with them on this journey.


Episode 021 Rohini Ross

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Having seen her wonderfully real, open and honest v-logs with her husband, Angus, I was delighted to talk with Rohini and to learn more about her journey into coaching, and was curious about how those videos came about. Rohini also reveals her one guiding principle that has helped her through life and to build a successful coaching business. It’s something we all have and can all use.

Here’s a little more about Rohini

Rohini Ross is passionate about helping people wake up to their true nature. She is a psychotherapist, a transformative coach, and author of the forthcoming Soul-Centered Series. She helps individuals, couples, and professionals embrace all of who they are so they can experience greater levels of wellbeing, resiliency, and success. She also co-facilitates The Space Mastermind for Solopreneurs with Barb Patterson. You can follow Rohini on Facebook, watch her Vlogs with her husband, Angus Ross, and subscribe to her weekly blog on her website,


Episode 020 Pete Bryceland

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How does someone turn fixing computers into a successful coaching practice? And how can being part of a particular community almost kill that coaching practice? Pete, who’s been coaching for around 12 years, tells all in this episode. With so much experience in both the private and public sector in the UK, he also shares some incredibly useful wisdom around the business aspect of coaching.

Here’s a little more about Pete

Pete Bryceland runs a 3 Principles coaching and consultancy business.
He has worked for the last 10 years successfully providing therapeutic services to clients suffering from symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and Depression, who want a permanent, sustainable approach to overcoming these problems.
In addition, Pete coaches Business Owners, Executives and Managers, at all levels within organisations, who are feeling lonely, harassed, and burdened. They may be feeling overwhelmed and under constant pressure to perform. Caught in a psychological quicksand, the more they try the worse it gets.

Pete's approach allows you to see through the illusion of your circumstances and allows you to operate at a greater degree of clarity.
More recently, Pete has been helping new or struggling coaches to build a more sustainable business. He firmly believes that this understanding is vital to the world and needs skilled and professional coaches to bring about a societal change in understanding. This will happen much more quickly if those coaches are skilled business owners and spend less time stressing about money and business issues and more time doing what they love: Transformational coaching.

You can find out more about Pete at


Episode 019 Susan Andrewes

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Susan is a very experienced executive and performance coach, and I’d seen her around the coaching community and was fascinated by the absence of the typical ‘marketing’ posts on social media we often see. How was she running a coaching practice, I wondered? Well, the answer is natural connection, rather than intellectual selling, which is just one of the distinctions that come up in this wonderful conversation.

Here’s a little more about Susan:

Susan Andrewes is the founder and director of Susan Andrewes Consulting Ltd, a New Zealand-based consultancy dedicated to creating a better world through a clearer understanding of the mind.

An experienced executive and performance coach, in 2011 Susan was introduced to a profound new understanding of the principles behind the human experience and was incredibly impacted by the transformations in her clients’ lives and work. Susan has since trained with many of the pioneers in this field and is one of the Asia-Pacific region’s foremost specialists in this work. She now partners with leaders and change-makers interested in re-defining what is possible for themselves, for their communities, for their organisations and for the world.

Susan is also a professionally-trained conference interpreter (simultaneous and consecutive) and translator. She has ten years’ experience in interpreting at high-level international meetings in Brussels and throughout Europe. She speaks French, German, Spanish and Hungarian and spent 17 years living in France, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and the UK before returning to New Zealand in 2015 with her endlessly patient and supportive husband and their two small boys.


Episode 018 Tripp Lanier

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In this episode Tripp talks very openly about shifting from dicking around to being all-in, the importance of getting support, getting your head out of your ass, and what he looks for in his dream clients. He also has an important message for coaches running away from their pasts, and reveals who has impacted his coaching the most.

Here’s a little more about Tripp:
The host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for almost a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.
He coaches entrepreneurs around the world to get out of the shallow end of the pool, redefine success, and align their work with what they were put on this Earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, and fun.
As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life including:
Tim Ferriss (The 4 Hour Workweek, The 4 Hour Body, The 4 Hour Chef)
Laird Hamilton (Big wave surfing legend)
Ken Wilber (A Brief History of Everything, A Theory of Everything)
Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior)
Steven Pressfield (The War of Art, Turning Pro)
Robert Greene (48 Laws of Power, Mastery)
Steven Kotler (The Rise of Superman, Bold)
AJ Jacobs (Esquire Magazine, The Year of Living Biblically, My Experimental Life)
Chip Conley (Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow)
Dr. Robert Glover (No More Mr Nice Guy)
Ret. Navy SEAL Mark Divine (Unbeatable Mind, The Way of the SEAL)
Neil Strauss (The Game, The Truth)
The New Man Podcast reaches tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self Help Top 10 list. TL-family As a creative entrepreneur, Tripp created one of the first digital video post-production companies in the Southeast. For over twelve years, Tripp crafted TV shows and commercials for national and regional clients. Other contributions include working with Ken Wilber as Co-Director of Integral Institute’s Art Center. On the artistic front, Tripp has written, performed and produced albums with his own rock groups, Hank Madison and Screaming Witness. He’s also co-produced Stuart Davis and frequently humiliated himself on Stu’s Sex God Rock n Roll TV Show on HDNet. Tripp is married to therapist/relationship coach Alyson Lanier and has the best daughter in the whole wide world. They live near the ocean and where he spends much of his time surfing, playing music really loud, and laughing his ass off.


Episode 017 Amir Karkouti

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In this episode Amir talks about how your coaching business may not need to look like you think it does, and is certainly not the place to find happiness, and he shares how his realisations around coaching and clients have helped him feel liberated to love and enjoy life. He also reveals his big secret to handling feeling desperate down & lost, the simplicity of which may surprise you.

Amir is all about doing what you enjoy and enjoying what you do.

Here’s a little more about him:
Amir Karkouti is a transformative coach, owner of a San Diego based chain of restaurants, author of numerous titles, including Do NOTHING To Get EVERYTHING, Lessons From My Coach, and Happiness Formula. He has spent over ten years as an adviser, mentor, and coach to Fortune 500 CEO's, military men/women, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. From his personal and professional experiences working with a range of clients, he has discovered that we all have the capacity for innate well-being. He lives in Carlsbad, and can be found spending time with his beautiful wife, French Bulldog, and the world's smallest and cutest coach; his daughter, Aria.


Episode 016 Kimberley Kaase

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In this episode Kimberley reveals her very detailed strategy for building a very successful coaching practice whilst navigating some major changes and challenges in her personal life. Okay, it is not particularly detailed, in fact it contains one step and one principle, but it’s simplicity may just help to liberate you from all that prevents you from building the kind of coaching practice you desire.

Here’s a little more about Kim:

Kim Kaase is a leader of leaders. As a professional business coach, consultant and transformational trainer she supports her clients by working with them to craft a clear personal vision while creating results that are important to them. She uses her background as a designer to creatively solve problems and approach challenges as a coach from a very unique perspective.
Kim's experience in creating breakthrough sales results as well as executing company vision and goals melds perfectly with her coaching career. As a dealer principal, Kim led sales and sales support teams to grow the dealership from $14mm in 2003 to $38mm in just 4 years while industry trends were going in the opposite direction.
Kim graduated from the University of Houston in 1990 with a BFA in Interior Design and a certification in Transformative Coaching. Her career has included work with a vast array of professional services firms and successful entrepreneurs.. She is the Principal at her firm, LEAP Business Coaching. In her free time she enjoys transformational work, bird watching, cooking and creating memories with her son, Rex.
Kim’s vision includes creating a world where everyone leads lives that they absolutely love!


Episode 015 Jason Goldberg

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Jason really needs no introduction. If you like to be entertained, like to laugh, and have any kind of interest in the coaching profession, you need read no more - just go listen to this episode! Jason is one of my most favourite people on the planet, his immense enthusiasm for life and fun is extremely contagious, and any conversation with him is so often a wonderful cocktail of laughter, fun and innuendo, laced with a generous splash of wisdom.

There’s lots in this episode for coaches, and a bunch of laughs for all of us. Enjoy!

Jason has kindly agreed to provide a free copy of his fabulous book Prison Break, in ebook form, and paperback for anyone in the US, using this link.

Here’s a little more about Jason:

What does an award-winning entrepreneur, a TEDx Speaker, a bacon-atarian (thats a vegetarian who still eats bacon), a funky sock lover, a former rapper (who opened for the Wu-Tang Clan - YES, really!) and a previously 332lb man (who has since lost over 130lbs despite his affinity for bacon) have in common?

They are all the same guy!

Jason Goldberg (JG for short) is a geek, turned entrepreneur, international speaker, Edu-tainer, creator of the “Playful Prosperity” Program and author of the #1 International Best-Seller on (SELF) Leadership: “Prison Break: Vanquish the Victim, Own Your Obstacles, and Lead Your Life”

JG blends his love of personal growth, comedy (and sometimes even rap music), with his speaking, training and workshops to help people open their minds, transform their lives and businesses and pee their pants from laughter (...okay maybe not literally on that last one, but no judgment if it happens).


Episode 014 Lian Brook-Tyler

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When I met Lian at a coaching intensive a few years ago, like many there she was exploring building a one-on-one coaching practice. I wanted to interview her for The Coaching Life because what she is up to now looks quite different from most people’s coaching practices, and by following her heart she seems to be having a whole lot of fun whilst being of wonderful service to others, despite a few subtle changes in direction.

Lian reveals here how she allows her creativity to flow freely and is still able to follow a plan, the secret to why she’s doing what she’s doing, and the business benefits of the wonderful podcast - The Primal Happiness Show.

Oh, and you’ll hear her dog make a guest appearance :)

Here’s a little more about Lian:

Lian is a co-founder of the education platform Primal Happiness and the host of the weekly top 10 ranked iTunes happiness podcast The Primal Happiness Show.

Lian was lucky to have had an amazingly happy upbringing, bursting with love and adventure. And she was attacked which resulted in chronic facial pain, massive panic attacks and anxiety.

That started a 15 year search for relief from her emotional and physical pain... she tried traditional medicine and then most types of self-help and woo that you can think of. Nothing helped.

Until she discovered the true nature of happiness and then in an instant, her anxiety, fears, limitations, and even the chronic pain dropped away!

Her life is now ridiculously happy and her mission is to share the fundamentals behind reclaiming happiness and thriving in all areas of life… with the world!

Lian lives in cottage in England, with her husband, their two young children, and a triple helping of ginger goodness: their cat Beatle and their two Hungarian Vizsla dogs Laszlo and Mabel.

Her passions are baking, writing, hosting parties, making and drinking cocktails, and watching wonderful people wake up to a life without limits.

Primal Happiness:
The Primal Happiness Show:


Episode 013 Robert Holden

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With his often beautifully-simple wisdom, in this episode Robert inspires coaches and transformation professionals to explore and talk about love and happiness in organisations.

Robert’s impact on my own life and that of my clients is immeasurable, so I was especially grateful that he agreed to do this interview with me and that I get to share with you someone who has helped me greatly understand love, happiness, and life. I could have selected almost anything he said as the opening audio snippet, not least his summary at the end of the episode. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did creating it.

You’ll find the video I mention at the start of the podcast, on Robert’s website here:

Here’s a little more about Robert:

Robert Holden, Ph.D., is Director of Success Intelligence and The Happiness Project. His work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy.  Robert coaches and mentors people from all walks of life. His corporate clients include Dove & Real Beauty Campaign. He teaches a 5-day Coaching Lab for the Soul-Centered Professional Coaching Program at University of Santa Monica. He teaches Leadership & Enneagram for clients like Google and IBM.  He is a Fellow of The Leadership Trust. He runs a private Coaching Mastermind Group for coaches.

Robert is a best-selling author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success, Be Happy, Loveability, Holy Shift: 365 Meditations from A Course in Miracles, and Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay.  He is an official contributor to Robert hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! He posts daily on

He is currently writing his first book of poetry Disappearing into Love.


Episode 012 Carolyn Freyer-Jones

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One conversation I had with Carolyn Freyer-Jones at Steve Chandler’s ACS Coaching Prosperity School a few years ago was worth the entire fee for the school, demonstrating how conversations do change lives. And Carolyn has been doing that for over 15 years. Maybe there is something in this conversation that will help change yours, as she talks about owning all her experiences, including all the bumpy or messy ones, and demonstrates to us her loving dedication to being of service, irrespective of any fear.

You can connect with Carolyn on Facebook at
Her website is
And details of her latest program for women is here:

Here’s a little more about Carolyn.
Carolyn Freyer-Jones, M.A. has been coaching women and men for over 15 years, assisting them in their growth as leaders. Her clients include corporate executives, business owners, authors, lawyers, television hosts, salespeople, and more.
Carolyn has supported clients in launching new businesses, strengthening relationships, transforming careers, and experiencing greater success, fulfillment, peace and joy. She loves supporting service professionals in growing in their ability to be powerful and effective enrollers—many of whom have experienced results of growing their income two and three times.
Carolyn is a long time champion of women. She developed and co‐facilitated a series of dynamic women’s coaching groups with her business partner and beloved friend, Michelle Bauman, who passed away in December of 2015. Carolyn continues to carry on their work and often shares about their friendship, their partnership, and their shared vision as an inspiration to others.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 9 year old daughter, where she also serves as lead faculty of the University of Santa Monica’s Soul-Centered Professional Coaching Program which she co-developed with Steve Chandler, Michelle Bauman, and Dr's Ron and Mary Hulnick. 


Episode 011 Lynette Allen

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In this episode, Lynette Allen, who I met on my iPad, talks very openly about some massive life changes, breakdowns, authenticity and honesty. She also talks with much passion about her her work in empowering women, including her daughter, about the importance of being unprepared for coaching sessions, changing plans and her ever-changing mad, passionate rollercoaster of a life.

Okay, I didn’t really meet her on my iPad, but it’s not far from the actual truth that I reveal in this episode.

Here’s a little more about Lynette and her work:

Labelled an ‘Activist’ on Social Media, Lynette’s unrivalled experience in developing women meant that her ‘Increase your Power & Influence’ programmes are now delivered all over the UK and Europe. She works tirelessly to help women recognise and utilise their power in order to influence and direct their personal and professional lives.
As an authority on developing women, Lynette has worked with numerous companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Bemis, UK Power Networks and MasterCard. Her experience means she has worked with women all over the world on topics surrounding female advancement. Her flagship programme addresses these issues head on and reaches 100’s of women each year.


Episode 010 John P Morgan

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My notes from my last conversation with John had a simple heading: Wow!
And this interview also reflects that.
John talks about the magic of coaching and creating, his intense curiosity about others, about life, his commitment to his personal journey and his desire to create a more connected and loving world. I found this conversation personally inspiring, and loved how John reflected that back to me, such is his vision and his curiosity and love for the person in front of him.

This one is definitely worth taking the time to listen to.

You can connect with him here:

A little more about John:

My vision is a more connected and loving world. I create this by challenging leaders to discover a whole worldview and to embody a radically deep personal integrity.

I have been 'coaching'​ and 'speaking'​ since the late 90's and this work became my profession in 2009. I have supported numerous leaders to grow their organisation by growing themselves. I have been invited to share my ideas on human connection on the TEDx stage, at a private event attended by billionaires I spoke about creating a borderless world and the University of Cambridge Psychology department has researched the impact of my leadership on students.

Previous to my current work I built a property business and then a web company serving non-profits. I travelled and lived nomadically, coached human rights leaders, funded development of a kids library in Cambodia and studied with spiritual teachers. To this day I am engaged in an often obsessive pursuit of knowledge and experience in the art and science of being human.


Episode 009 Deniz Türkçü

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From struggling to thriving.

Deniz and I met a couple of years ago on Facebook, and whilst she has become a very special friend, she is also a previous client, and I have been privileged to play a small part in and witness first-hand some of her beautiful transformation and her building a thriving coaching practice.

There is a lot a back story in the episode, bear with us, it is worth it! You’ll get a glimpse of how transformational coaching has been for Deniz, how committed she is to her own work and development, and also how lovingly committed she is to serving her community and clients.

Deniz is the perfect example of the genuine coach killing it in her own way, achieving extraordinary results. There is no fluff here, only honesty, a little modesty (I know she’s killing it way more than she lets on in this interview,) and dedication to fun and loving service.

I hope you enjoy this one and are inspired to allow more fun and love into whatever you do.

You can follow Deniz on Facebook here:
and on Instagram here:
Her website, in Turkish, is here



Episode 008 Phil Goddard

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For the first episode of The Coaching Life Podcast in 2017, Dave Kibby offered to interview me, to show the story behind the interviewer.
Dave showed up in his usual colours, with his usual humour and warmness, and unsurprisingly we ended up talking about love quite a bit…
I hope you enjoy this one!


Episode 007 Rich Habets

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Rich designs companies for the 21st century.
With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Rich’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential in themselves and others.

I met Rich at a coaching intensive in London in 2014 and we quickly became very good friends. He is someone I find inspiring, and is someone who is killing it in his own way, which makes him a perfect guest for this podcast.

There are some fantastic gems for coaches in this episode, and some reminders about some fundamental principles too.

You can find out more about Rich and his blog here:



Episode 006 Allison Crow

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Irreverent priestess with a humongous heart. A modern medicine woman using deep coaching, creativity, intuition. Wild Artist

Allison is simply one of my most favourite people on the planet, and I LOVED recording this episode! I couldn’t have a Podcast and not invite her as a guest, and I’m releasing this a week ahead of schedule because I just can’t sit on it any longer!

Allison is the one person that I often suggest people check out when they talk to me about their own concerns around how they show up in the world, and whether they can make any kind of living through their own creativity and by freely expressing theirselves. Allison does exactly that, with zero filters.

She lights up my Facebook feed every day in rich colour, in both pictures and words, and shows it all!
She is also one of the most creative people I have ever met.

Hold on to your seats and enjoy the ride! She doesn’t hold back!

You can find Allison on Facebook here:
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Episode 005 Dave Kibby

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Recording this one was a lot of fun! Dave and I have developed a beautifully honest friendship since connecting at the start of this year. In this episode, he shares very honestly about his journey this year, how he handled some times of despair and has come out the other side energised and in love with what he is doing. And he’s doing some amazing things.

Dave is an executive coach currently coaching a number of CEOs of big multi-national companies. He spent twenty years of his previous life in two careers, as a school teacher and then in to business where he became CEO fo a small, privately owned PLC that became hugely successful on Dave’s arrival after many previous years of stagnation.  During this time, Dave learnt the art of using professional honesty to change the performance of others and he hasn’t looked back.

You can connect with Dave on Facebook here:



Episode 004 Kamin Samuel

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Kamin has an incredible career story to tell of her move into coaching.

She is the U.S. Navy's first female African-American helicopter pilot and has a background in information technology, web development and online merchandising and served as a Vice President of Global Website Operations at a billion-dollar company.

She is also the award-winning author of the Amazon bestseller Increase Your Abundance Starting Today and her newest book The Wealth Transformation Journal.

You can find out more about Kamin here:



Episode 003 with Piers Thurston

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Piers has been coaching for over 16 years, and is ‘just getting on with it’ serving individuals and organisations with work grounded in the 3 Principles.
Among the many riches of this conversation Piers talks about business development, the importance of value in how we serve our clients, and why he does this work.
You can find out more about Piers at



Episode 002 with Karen Davis

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Karen is a powerhouse of Love! You’ll really get a sense of who she is in this episode.
Her practice is focused on one-on-one deep coaching with high-performing executives, entrepreneurs, and business coaches who are committed to their success, ready to uncover their hidden potential and make their own unique difference in the world. Karen's deepest purpose is to awaken more love, kindness and care inside the workplace.
You can find out more about here at



Episode 001 with Kevin Waldron

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Episode 1 of The Coaching Life Podcast is with rather brilliant Kevin Waldron, of Waldron Leadership. I was delighted when Kevin agreed to the interview, knowing he would give a completely open and honest account of his own coaching practice and his views on the coaching profession.

This was a thoroughly real and enjoyable episode to record and I am sure will be very useful to many coaches.

Kevin is the founder of Waldron Leadership, a business coaching and consulting company, that helps business owners and their teams achieve higher levels of performance. An experienced entrepreneur, Kevin started and grew a $24M a year disaster restoration company with over 200 employees and 5 offices, before selling his business to a national franchise. Based in Novato CA, Kevin now works with business owners and clients around the world to grow their results.

In 2015 he pioneered the Kilimanjaro Project, a life leadership program, that had him take a client to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Kevin is also the author of the upcoming book “LOOK! ... How high performers change how they see their world to create a life worth living.”

You can connect with him at

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