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.
Ways to Listen
Episode 026 Nicky Bartley
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
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
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
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
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
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, www.rohiniross.com.
Episode 020 Pete Bryceland
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 www.bryceland.co.uk
Episode 019 Susan Andrewes
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
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
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
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
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
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: http://primalhappiness.co/
The Primal Happiness Show: http://primalhappiness.co/podcast_list/
Episode 013 Robert Holden
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: http://www.robertholden.org/about-robert/
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 Oprah.com. Robert hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! He posts daily on www.facebook.com/drrobertholden
He is currently writing his first book of poetry Disappearing into Love. www.robertholden.org
Episode 012 Carolyn Freyer-Jones
You can connect with Carolyn on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.freyerjones
Her website is http://www.carolynfreyerjones.com/
And details of her latest program for women is here: https://www.selfmasteryforwomen.org/
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
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
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
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: https://www.facebook.com/denizturkcu
and on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/denizturkcucom/
Her website, in Turkish, is here http://denizturkcu.com/
Episode 008 Phil Goddard
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
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: http://www.richardhabets.com/
Episode 006 Allison Crow
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: https://www.facebook.com/allisoncrow
and her website here: www.allisoncrow.com
Episode 005 Dave Kibby
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: https://www.facebook.com/dave.kibby
Episode 004 Kamin Samuel
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: http://www.kaminsamuel.com/
Episode 003 with Piers Thurston
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 http://www.piersthurston.com/
Episode 002 with Karen Davis
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 www.KarenDavisCoaching.com
Episode 001 with Kevin Waldron
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 www.waldronleadership.com