The key to life is being able to personally apply the advice you give to others. In this show, Jared Cohen, Alexandra Ellis, and guests discuss the struggles, philosophies, and evolving practices of coaching—being a coach, having a coach, and or any avenue of providing value for another individual that advances his or her life.
Using the three EX’s as our guide: Experience, Experimentation, Example.
Experience - What do you bring to the table both professionally and personally when interacting with clients or creating content for clients?
Experimentation - how willing are you as a coach to embrace what you know, what you don’t know, and what you don’t know you don’t know?
Example - how well do you personally and professionally uphold your own standard of excellence? Are you practicing what you preach?
While we hope to answer some questions - the key to learning and growth is continuing to ask better questions! Keep tuning in in order to get answers to your current questions, spark new questions, and continue to refine your coaching and leading skills. The best coaches cannot do it alone. This podcast hopes to cast a larger net over those coaches interested in the nuances of putting theory to practice.
For references of everything mentioned in this episode, head over to www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com.
Ep 67: Austyn Layne Nealer and Healthy Skepticism
Today we are going behind the podium in person at Oak Park Los Angeles, home of CrossFit LA, with Austyn Layne Nealer, who is a coach, master’s graduate of Cal State Fullerton, certified Athletic Trainer, cockroach hater, runner, yogi, CrossFitter, blueberries enthusiast, beachgoer, coffee zealot, reggae fan, lavender-flavored kombucha drinker, runner, sister, healthy skeptic, rope climber, and, last but not least, a student of mine at Oak Park.
Specifically, this guest of ours is one of the Ath
Ep 66: Elizabeth Wipff Being an Influencer vs Being a Leader
Today we are going behind the podium for a second time with Elizabeth Wipff; coach, teacher, mentor, meditator, competitive Olympic Weightlifter, Yoga Tune Up teacher/teacher-trainer, movement-mobility specialist, CrossFitter, dancer, theatre arts graduate, singer, straight-shooter, anti-bullshitter, quote-collector, wife, and life-long searcher.
Specifically, this guest of ours has been coaching and teaching nationally since 1999 and has presented trainings and workshops at Kripalu Center for Yog
Ep 65: Dr. Jason Von Stietz and the Von Stietz Bump
Today we go behind the podium with Jason Von Stietz. He is a coach, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology consultant, neurofeedback technician, sumo wrestler, an avid supporter of house Stark, weightlifter, recipient of the student-athlete of the year award from his high school, husband, and father of three cats—Penny, Cowboy, and Mimi.
Specifically, this guest of ours helped bring a sports psychology presence to the Major League Baseball Youth Academy in Compton, Los An
Ep 64: Brian Mackenzie + Rob Wilson – Methods are Many but Principles are Few
Today we have Rob Wilson. Rob, with his wife, co-owns CrossFit Virginia Beach. He has over 15 years of experience as a manual therapist both as a practitioner and a teacher, a very robust background in martial arts, and is a part of our previous guest, Dr. Kelly Starrett’s, MobilityWod Team. Rob is also the head coach of Power Speed Endurance’s Breath and Tactical programs.
Our other guest today is Brian Mackenzie—the Creator of Power Speed Endurance. Power Speed Endurance is a programming,
Ep 63: Jared Goes to the Art of Breath Seminar
This week, Jared and Alex chat about Jared’s recent experience with The Art of Breath seminar. The Art of Breath is a program developed to give participants an experience-based understanding of how breathing can affect both short-term performance and long-term health. Breathing is the new wave of training – you’ll learn about this awesome new course presented by Power Speed Endurance and get a better understanding of how and why you’d utilize this in your own training.
Ep 62: Dr. Ryan Smith
Today we are going behind the podium with Ryan Smith, a coach, doctor of physical therapy, gym owner, soccer player, wrestler, CrossFit coach, alumnus of Ohio State University, former bartender of Figlio Wood-Fired Pizza, a self-proclaimed bookworm, craftsman, vivacious learner, and all around genuine good dude.
Specifically, our guest is the Chief Operating Officer, Head Coach/programmer for Recharge HoCo CrossFit. As a physical therapist, he specializes in treating individuals who participate in
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I’ve listened to Episode 50 with Mark England multiple times, it has changed everything that I thought I knew about my use of language. I’ve had the great opportunity to sit and chat with Jared, he is truly a game changer. I’ve also had the opportunity to take classes with him at Oak Park LA, what he does is just a different experience. I’ve been coaching for many years and every time I have the chance to be in front of him or listen to this podcast I take the time to do so because I always come away with something that changes my perspective. I have yet to meet Alex, this podcast is something I’ve shared with friends and family, and I’m very fortunate to have coaches like these two that are always looking to stay up to date with health and fitness. Big fan, keep doing what you’re both doing, it’s been a huge help to me.
Wonderful episode - about the alchemy of teaching, coaching and motivation.
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Alex and Jared bring cutting edge coaches and movement educators on to talk about the ups and downs and ins and outs of the challenges and joys of helping people move better. I love their unending quest for knowledge and openness to anything that might be useful. If you want to get inspired you must listen to these interviews!!