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This Humean Life with The Philosophical Coach is hosted by Sam Kukathas. Philosopher, Hume expert, and high performance coach. 

At its core it's about navigating the complexities of being human, giving you the opportunity to go beyond any view of who you think you are really. 

In freeing yourself from finding your purpose or who you are, there is a space for creating a life free from constraint. 



The ideas are drawn from neuroscience, philosophy, Sam's coaching, working with elite leaders, and experience. You can expect candour, vulnerability unfamiliar ideas and some you disagree with.

This Humean Life with The Philosophical Coach Sam Kukathas

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This Humean Life with The Philosophical Coach is hosted by Sam Kukathas. Philosopher, Hume expert, and high performance coach. 

At its core it's about navigating the complexities of being human, giving you the opportunity to go beyond any view of who you think you are really. 

In freeing yourself from finding your purpose or who you are, there is a space for creating a life free from constraint. 



The ideas are drawn from neuroscience, philosophy, Sam's coaching, working with elite leaders, and experience. You can expect candour, vulnerability unfamiliar ideas and some you disagree with.

    How to Unlock Your Joy Potential with Saj Shah

    How to Unlock Your Joy Potential with Saj Shah

    How often do you feel and experience unbridled joy?

    Everyday, every week, rarely, never.

    Whatever measure speaks to you, joy is something we can unlock. And it is the question of how that Saj Shah and I address in this conversation.

    Saj Shah is a force of nature whose recent Ted Talk was the most watched talk worldwide for the month of March. His book Joynetix: Unlock Your Joy Potential is a must read. And Saj just happens to be one of my closest friends.

    Saj talks about moving from the STORM of life - where overwhelm, stress, exhaustion, fear make life like a battleground – to the Playground – where there is deep love, connection, fun, laughter and fulfilment.

    Our promise to you is that in listening to this conversation you will be more present to joy.

    To Connect with Saj Shah:

    https://joynetix.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sajshah/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joynetix/

    Over the last two years this podcast has been committed to taking listeners beyond what they know and to create a future not based on the past. If you would like the opportunity to create a future not constrained by the past, then I invite you to book a 30 minute Create Your Future Call.   

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How to Lead with Authenticity in both your Professional and Day to Day Life
 with Neelu Kaur

    How to Lead with Authenticity in both your Professional and Day to Day Life
 with Neelu Kaur

    How do you lead with authenticity in both your professional and day to day life? 

    This question could not be more pertinent right now during a period of unprecedented upheaval in the workforce. Countless people are leaving their jobs because they don't experience the kind of leadership that inspires, supports and gives people space to grow. The impact of the Great Resignation is expanding not decreasing.

    And work is just one part of life, despite the constant blurring during the pandemic of the boundaries between work and home, the personal and the professional.

    Unless, however, we all learn to lead with authenticity then we will continue to experience the negative impact in personal and professional lives. 

    In this conversation, I had the pleasure of working with Neelu Kaur, a Corporate Facilitator, Leadership & NLP Coach, and Stress Management Specialist.  We offer a context that creates an opportunity for you to bring authenticity to your life – both professional and personal.

    This is about throwing away preconceptions of what leadership looks like where they exist as limitations. It's an invitation to be open and curious, and question not just what you know but how you go about your work. We bring innovation to this conversation by taking familiar ideas like a 'beginner's mindset' but exploring them in a context which transcends the norm.

    This is for you if you want to learn and explore the subtle art of effective leadership as a context not just for your job but your life. If you would like to explore this as an individual or organisation then you can book a consultation here.

    About Neelu Kaur

    Neelu Kaur is a Corporate Facilitator, Leadership & NLP Coach, and Stress Management Specialist. Neelu has 15 years of experience specializing in Adult Learning & Leadership Development in large organizations. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda Specialist, and an Ericksonian trained Hypnotherapist focused on bringing mindfulness and stress management practices to individuals, teams, and organizations.

    Connect with Neelu

    Website: https://www.neelukaur.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neelukaur/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neelu.kaur/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neelu.kaur01


    About Host:  
    Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists for people to live lives that are not just okay, but magic. If you want to learn more or hear what others have said about working with Sam then go to: thephilosophicalcoach.com 

    Connect with The Philosophical Coach


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    • 51 min
    Creating Freedom from Anxiety

    Creating Freedom from Anxiety

    What would it be like if you had freedom from anxiety as opposed to just seeking to manage anxiety?

    When I interview leaders around this it is not in the realm of possibility for them. In fact many equate freedom from anxiety as simply being able to manage it better.

    The hold of anxiety is so pervasive, that when I ask ‘Will you always have anxiety?’ the answers are either an emphatic ‘yes’ or ‘I hope not’.

    There is such a high level of resignation that this is how life will always be and you just have to make the best of it.

    And I get it!

    That was exactly how I saw things up till just under 4.5 years ago.

    I believed having anxiety was my lot in life and I just had to make the best of it.

    The impact for me was crippling, and the cost was extreme. From the outside it looked like I was ‘making it’ but eventually for me everyday became a struggle.

    Having discovered the peace of mind that freedom from anxiety created it is my mission to create freedom from anxiety for as many people as possible.

    In this episode I challenge the societal understanding of anxiety and share why this reductionist approach is killing any opportunity for people to live a life of aliveness, joy and peace of mind.

    I share why our understanding of anxiety is conceptual and not experiential. So long as it remains conceptual, anxiety will expand as a problem in society.

    You will hear me share about the work I have done to reverse engineer anxiety. This comes from experience, coaching, neuroscience, cutting edge research on anxiety, and working with leaders who have shaped the entire transformation industry.

    When I get leaders present to the possibility of having freedom from anxiety, and ask them what difference it would make they say things like: trust, confidence, being present, joy, even 'it would be everything'. What they all say is ‘peace of mind’. If you are tired of trying to manage anxiety or rely on tips about dealing with anxiety, then I invite you to go to thephilosophicalcoach.com and book a complimentary call with me. Together we will create a pathway for creating freedom from anxiety which is bespoke to you.

    And if you want to connect with me about anything, then here are all the ways you can do so:

    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach

    Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists for people to live lives that are not just okay, but magic. If you want to learn more or hear what others have said about working with Sam then go to: thephilosophicalcoach.com 

    • 27 min
    How to Reignite the Spark to Alter the Trajectory of Your Life with Jeff Le

    How to Reignite the Spark to Alter the Trajectory of Your Life with Jeff Le

    How do you reignite the spark to alter the trajectory of your life?

    What if you had the power to get out of your own way, to break through resistance, because you stepped into a bigger game by getting clear there was something bigger than you at stake? What would that be like?

    This is the superpower that I discuss with my guest Jeff Le as he takes us through pivotal moments in his life where he developed the ability to act from this place. In doing so he started achieving things which are remarkable.

    Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at such publications as POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

    During the height of the Asian Hate #StopAsianHate movement, Jeff penned an opinion piece that received national attention in POLITICO Magazine called I Thought I Knew How to Succeed as an Asian in U.S. Politics. Boy, Was I Wrong. that highlighted his experiences in workplace discrimination in politics and racism throughout his life. 

    If you are ready to reignite the spark and alter the trajectory of your life, then I invite you to listen how the lessons that Jeff shares could be the catalyst for exactly this.


    Follow Jeff Le

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    Website: https://linktr.ee/jeffreyle


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    About Host:

    Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists for people to live lives that are not just okay, but magic. If you want to learn more or hear what others have said about working with Sam then go to: thephilosophicalcoach.com 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    How To Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering with Brian Bogert

    How To Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering with Brian Bogert

    Today we are looking at How To Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering with Brian Bogert.

    There are times where you speak to someone and it energises your being and alters your thinking. This is what Brian Bogert brings to the table. There is a sleeping giant in every human. Awakening those giants within and turning them into legends, by helping individuals grab just what’s out of their grasp, is Brian’s purpose in this life. Brian is a heart surgeon without a blade. He does not start outside with what you need to do, he starts inside with who you are. In a world that is disconnected, Brian is revolutionizing how individuals, leaders, and entrepreneurs deeply connect with their authentic selves to achieve the best version of themselves.

    In this conversation you will learn about Brian's life philosophies on “how to embrace pain to avoid suffering”.

    We will tackle authenticity as a buzz word versus what he calls radical authenticity.

    And we will look at the foundational question of this show, 'who are you really?' and is there an answer to this question.

    If you are not blown away by this episode I will eat my hat.

    Get complimentary access to “Chapter 1: Purpose & Legacy” of Brian's the No Limits YOU video experience at www.nolimitsprelude.com


    Connect and Follow Brian

    Website: https://brianbogert.com/

    Social Media: @Bogertbrian

    You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhaMgY8q-tMMCj0rpGg7iw

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbogert/



    Connect and Follow The Philosophical Coach

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    About Host:

    Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists for people to live lives that are not just okay, but magic. If you want to learn more or hear what others have said about working with Sam then go to: thephilosophicalcoach.com 

    • 50 min
    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Michele Molitor

    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Michele Molitor

    Most of us, if not all of us, experience what we have come to call imposter syndrome.

    How it looks can take many forms: triggers, anxiety, overwhelm, burn out, not belonging... to name but a few.

    Why do we experience imposter syndrome?

    Why is it possible to get to the root cause of an issue and yet still feel stuck?

    And is imposter syndrome just tied to some fundamental belief about who you see yourself to be really?

    And if so, what would be possible if we could give it up?

    These are some of the questions that Michele Molitor – founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting Inc., and co-author of the best-selling book “Breakthrough Healing” – and I explore here.

    Follow and Connect with Michele:

    Michele works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing more than 25 years of experience, intuitive insights, and strategic business savvy to their success. She is an expert at enhancing the capacity of leaders, to build high-performing teams and exponentially increase bottom-line results.

    Michele’s unique Rapid Rewiring approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, organizational psychology and Rapid Transformational Therapy. She helps catalyze shifts in thinking and eliminate mental and emotional blocks to rapidly rewire your brain for greater confidence and success.

    Website: https://michelemolitor.com/
    Free E-Book: “Do You Have Imposter Syndrome? 6 Triggers That Are Crushing Your Confidence”

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    About Host:

    Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists for people to live lives that are not just okay, but magic. If you want to learn more or hear what others have said about working with Sam then go to: thephilosophicalcoach.com 

    • 1 hr 5 min

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Dee442 ,

Well prepared and helpful podcast

I’ve listened to about 4 or 5 episodes of this podcast and have found it really helpful. Sam shares his experiences on successes and failures and how to live a life ‘beyond constraints.’

The episodes are well prepared and interviews are very intriguing where he has thoughtful and great questions. They contain discussions on ways to build your confidence and really experience joy. I plan to listen to more and I’m already feeling a sense of self growth. Thank you Sam and please keep going. Cheers, Celena