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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.

The Coaching Life Phil Goddard

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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.

    096 Dominic Scaffidi - Creating Success

    096 Dominic Scaffidi - Creating Success

    Creating Success

    Originally recorded for The Loving Being Human Podcast, with the launch of that podcast on hold, shared here so that the thousands of listeners of The Coaching Life Podcast can enjoy this amazing conversation with Dominic Scaffidi.

    In this episode we discuss:

    * Our relationship to being human
    * Self creation and self discovery
    * How our questions reveal our understanding
    * Financial and material success
    * The law of attraction and the laws of physics
    And, of course, what do we mean by Loving Being Human? Dominic shares a very moving story that completes our conversation, in answer to that question.

    Here’s a little more about Dominic:

    Dominic Scaffidi’s purpose is to “awaken greatness.” As a certified executive coach, he fulfils this purpose by partnering with individuals to point them back toward the unlimited potential and possibility of who they really are. By accessing their own innate wisdom, clients are supported to take on important professional and personal goals.

    In 2008, following a 20-year corporate career, Dominic founded HR Possibilities to provide three core services:
    1) Individual Executive Coaching for senior leaders, entrepreneurs and high performing individuals.
    2) Team Coaching for senior executive teams
    3) Training for leaders and people managers to learn “how to be a Great Coach rather than a good boss.”

    Dominic has worked with leading edge, global organizations across a variety of industries. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed through the International Coach Federation and has been awarded two Prism awards for excellence in coaching within organizations. He is also grounded in the Three Principles and certified as a transformative coach through Michael Neill’s coach academy.

    You can find out more about Dominic at

    • 1 hr 43 min
    095 Peter McCammon - Experience Leads

    095 Peter McCammon - Experience Leads

    Experience Leads

    Peter is a gem of a genuine coach, self-described as relatively new to the profession. However, it’s very apparent he has extensive experience outside of coaching that is relevant to coaching, and most of his clients are also from all walks of life outside the profession.

    During this conversation we discussed:

    * Peter’s story of transitioning from the family business into coaching, via psychotherapy.
    * His evolution as a coach over the last 3 years.
    * How he created his first clients.
    * What he noticed about clients not signing up.
    * What a full practice looks like.
    * A somewhat controversial system he’s been using to connect with some new clients.
    * How his experiences in his family business and as a psychotherapist help his coaching

    In his own words, here’s a little more about Peter:
    ‘I am 55 years old and married with 2 grown-up kids. I love coaching, am passionate about health and fitness (I want to be still coaching when I’m 70) and have never been more excited about my future.

    I am fairly new to coaching. I trained in 2016 after 20 years in retailing and 10 years as a psychotherapist. A burnout experience led to my move from retail to psychotherapy. Coaching was really more of a hobby until late 2020, when I hired a coach and started coaching full-time. It took me 12 months to fill my practice and another 12 months to increase my fees to the point where my practice started to feel sustainable. My clients are mostly owners, founders, directors and leaders in SME’s across a range of sectors. I also work with some coaches. My work is mostly helping people to get clear about what they really want to create in their life, their work and their relationships and then to help them to see the amazingness that is already within them so that they can go and create whatever it is that they want. If they want help with the creating part, I can help with that too.’

    You can find out more about Peter at https://pm-coaching.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    094 Hans Phillips - A Master-crash

    094 Hans Phillips - A Master-crash

    Having been working in this profession for over 29 years, master executive coach and trusted advisor Hans Phillips experienced one of life’s ultimate masterclasses - a mast-crash.

    In this insightful, personal and moving conversation, as well as his own story into coaching, Hans also shares:

    * How he created a sustainable coaching & consultancy business 30 years ago, including creating his first clients.
    * What is at the heart of Being an impactful coach.
    * The power of authenticity and relationships in coaching.
    * When is awareness useless?
    * Deeply personal details of how his life-crash came about, and its impact on his family.
    * His road of recovery, and the moving lessons it has brought.
    * What differentiates the most impactful and successful coaches from those bringing less value.
    * The importance of having intimate support in our personal & professional lives.

    Here’s a little more about Hans
    Hans Phillips provides executive consulting, training and coaching for clients worldwide. He guides people to discover permanent solutions to long-term challenges. With a focus on sustainable high performance, Hans works to transform people’s mindset, actions and results. He also assists in creating new avenues of communication that result in empowering relationships. Whether the project is professional or personal, with 31 years and 31,000 client hours, Hans has the experience and ability to create lasting change. Using proven processes, methods and philosophies from the fields of ontology and phenomenology, Hans helps his clients discover their unique path to a self actualized life. His clients report high levels of satisfaction, liberation, joy and power.

    You can find out more about Hans at http://ontoco.com/

    • 50 min
    093 - Phil Goddard - Inevitable Prosperity

    093 - Phil Goddard - Inevitable Prosperity

    Episode 093 - Phil Goddard
    Inevitable Prosperity

    In this solo episode, Phil speaks to the number one question asked by aspiring and new coaches:
    “How do we approach and connect with people who may become clients?”

    And he explores the answer in the context of 5 Fundamental Elements of building a prosperous coaching life.

    Phil also exposes some uncomfortable truths about your prospective clients, and reveals the one shift that will open up a prosperous coaching life for you.

    If you’d like to dive deeper and have Phil as part of your soul support system in creating your Prosperous Coaching Life, Coaching Life Unleashed may be perfect for you. Get in touch to explore.

    Here’s a little more about Phil:

    Phil Goddard brings a uniquely compassionate understanding of being human into his work as an executive trusted advisor, leadership mentor, and relationship coach, to help organisations develop teams in which people love to work, love to lead, and love to create.

    Mastering the art of intimate coaching over the past 31 years, his own extensive experience in leadership roles during his 26 years in corporate, with a mix of down-to-earth humour and sincerity, enables him to connect with his clients with empathy, clarity and vision.

    Phil’s work centres around transforming relationships and leadership through developing a deeply grounded understanding of the principles behind our human experience and the nature of how our experience of life is created

    He has worked with Hollywood actors, international models, journalists, artists, authors, film directors, corporate executives, and numerous business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs. A prolific writer, ghostwriter, and author of 5 books, he is also the host of the award winning Coaching Life Podcast.

    Working with individuals and organisations throughout Europe and Asia, he regularly holds exclusive coaching immersion retreats in Bali and on the Greek Island of Zakynthos.

    A father and friend, he challenges his work on happiness and continues to develop his sense of humour by following a few English sports teams.

    You can find out more about Phil at philg.com

    • 49 min
    092 Kendra Cunov - Loving Spirals of Life

    092 Kendra Cunov - Loving Spirals of Life

    Loving Spirals of Life

    Returning to the path of coaching and facilitation after becoming a parent, Kendra has stayed on that path while navigating her life as a mum to 2 children, building a successful business with much compassion and love.

    In this episode we discuss:

    * Spirals of evolution, understanding and development.
    * The ripple effects of community
    * Following the spiral rather than an idea of what should be done.
    * The importance of a supportive environment, what that means and what to do with that.
    * Kendra’s relationship with money, and the relationship between motherhood and her work.
    * How much does a coach need to understand what it’s like to be in similar circumstances to you?

    Here’s a little more about Kendra:

    Founder of The Collective: A Global Web of Women Devoted to Embodied Wholeness, Kendra Cunov has been studying, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating, Embodiment Practices & Deep Intimacy Work for nearly 20 years, and has pioneered some of the most cutting edge relation work on the planet.
    Kendra has worked with thousands of men, women & couples in the areas of embodiment, intimacy, communication & full self-expression.

    She works with organizations & leaders, as well as men, women & couples, who know that embodied presence, truth, connection & integrity are our truest access points to success – in business & in love.

    You can find out more about Kendra at kendracunov.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    091 Todd Randall - Lessons from an Entrepreneur

    091 Todd Randall - Lessons from an Entrepreneur

    Lessons from an Entrepreneur

    In this candid conversation, Todd brings his extensive experience and expertise as an entrepreneur in ‘ordinary’ businesses into an open discussion about the coaching profession. Wanting to be an entrepreneur from a young ages, he reflects on some of his lessons from those early years, and masterfully articulates what is required in a coaching business.

    Phil & Todd discuss:
    * What’s missing in the coaching industry.
    * What distinguishes coaches who will succeed in creating a prosperous coaching life from those that probably won’t.
    * Why some folks leave the coaching industry after a short while.
    * The benefits of working with people smarter than you.
    * The dangers of social media & comparison.
    * Starting out as a pro coach, & why it can be so difficult to succeed in building a sustainable coaching practice.
    * An insight in Paris that has helped Todd live a happy life.
    * Making his life more about horses than the office.
    * What’s the one thing that contributes the most to his financial liberty and financial success.

    Here’s a little more about Todd
    Not every entrepreneur has a world-changing innovation to bring to market or can spin off a division from a larger company to get their start. Todd Randall was a mid-level manager at a large company when he reset his work values to match his personal ones and still found a way to be a successful multi-preneur with the liberty lifestyle he craved.
    Currently, Todd is a multiple-entity business owner including retail, wholesale and real estate businesses. His pride and joy is a consulting/coaching business to help aspiring entrepreneurs in hopes that they can avoid the mistakes he made in creating the liberty and/or success they dream of.

    You can find out more about Todd at

    🔹 Coaching Life Unleashed🔹
    If you’d like someone with 30 years coaching experience, 16 years running a coaching business, in your corner as you develop your coaching practice, my Coaching Life Unleashed program may be perfect for you.
    I have simplified my own coaching business over the last couple of years, at its core now focusing on working with 4-6 business owners and leaders and their personal relationships.
    Working with other coaches is a small supplemental aspect to my practice, giving back into a profession I truly love.
    Coaching Life Unleashed is an intensive coaching and mentorship program, personalised to you, where you are at, what you are bringing and what you want to create.
    During our time together, you will embody the fundamental principles of a Prosperous Coaching Life in ways that are aligned with you.
    Being a personal, one-to-one coaching relationship, you will also be supported in any aspects of your life as they show up during our time together.
    2️⃣ I only work with a maximum of 2 coaches at a time on 6 month engagements.
    📩 Message me if you’d like more details or to apply

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Tim Downes ,

Peace Shared

Loving listening to these podcasts by Phil. The most recent one I’ve listened to was episode 80 with Steve Chandler, The Lightmaker. A joy to hear that Steve is NOT retiring from creatively writing books, as he’s one of my most favoured authors. So much in here that I could pick out. Let’s just keep it simple; “Curiosity is LOVE.” Thank you from the heart Phil and Steve.

Rachpink27 ,


Never-mind being really informative to a coach wannabe but each a really enjoyable listen. Thank you to Phil for his down to earth and really accessible podcast series.

lorzzz2134567 ,

Informative, Wise and Easy on The Ear

Listening to Phil interview his guests is like being wrapped in a cosy blanket of eternal knowledge and simultaneously shocked backed into consciousness. Both Phil and his guests share not only their coaching experiences but their personal journeys too. Love this podcast!!!!!!

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