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Welcome to the #1 podcast for engaging, evidence-based, thought-provoking health, wellness & performance insights for health & wellness coaches and others looking to improve their lives. Catalyst is the evidence-based journey toward better! If you've been looking for a health & wellness podcast that avoids the fluff and the headline-chasing fads while providing practical, real-world guidance, you just found it. We bring together the world's foremost experts, from researchers to authors to athletes to executives to coaches, sharing their insights about how to make the most of your (or your clients') personal and professional life. If you're looking for an entertaining format to help optimize your own health, wellness and performance (and perhaps that of your clients) through such evidence-based practices, this is the place for you! The Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance podcast is hosted by Dr. Bradford Cooper, who brings a uniquely expansive background to the table. He has a PhD in performance psychology along with Masters degrees in both physical therapy (MSPT) and business (MBA) and a Bachelors degree in biology. He is CEO of US Corporate Wellness, co-founder of the Catalyst Coaching Institute, an internationally recognized speaker, and elite masters endurance athlete (11 time Ironman, including 4 times at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, winner of the 2-person 3,000 cycling Race Across America and 2:47 marathoner). Most importantly, he's husband to Suzanna (celebrating 28 years of marriage) and Dad to three amazing kids, now ages 25, 23 and 21.

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    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

Welcome to the #1 podcast for engaging, evidence-based, thought-provoking health, wellness & performance insights for health & wellness coaches and others looking to improve their lives. Catalyst is the evidence-based journey toward better! If you've been looking for a health & wellness podcast that avoids the fluff and the headline-chasing fads while providing practical, real-world guidance, you just found it. We bring together the world's foremost experts, from researchers to authors to athletes to executives to coaches, sharing their insights about how to make the most of your (or your clients') personal and professional life. If you're looking for an entertaining format to help optimize your own health, wellness and performance (and perhaps that of your clients) through such evidence-based practices, this is the place for you! The Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance podcast is hosted by Dr. Bradford Cooper, who brings a uniquely expansive background to the table. He has a PhD in performance psychology along with Masters degrees in both physical therapy (MSPT) and business (MBA) and a Bachelors degree in biology. He is CEO of US Corporate Wellness, co-founder of the Catalyst Coaching Institute, an internationally recognized speaker, and elite masters endurance athlete (11 time Ironman, including 4 times at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, winner of the 2-person 3,000 cycling Race Across America and 2:47 marathoner). Most importantly, he's husband to Suzanna (celebrating 28 years of marriage) and Dad to three amazing kids, now ages 25, 23 and 21.

    Stoicism in 2022: What Would Marcus Aurelius Suggest?? (Donald Robertson - Episode #202)

    Stoicism in 2022: What Would Marcus Aurelius Suggest?? (Donald Robertson - Episode #202)

    Are you at the end of your rope with some person or situation? Exasperated about the unfairness of a situation or circumstance in your life? Are anger, desperation, sadness or fear constantly invading your thoughts and affecting your health, wellness and even performance? What if there were some specific strategies you could tap into that would minimize those emotions and help turn your focus back to making the most of this life and its opportunities?
    Welcome to the Health, Wellness & Performance Podcast. Today’s guest is Donald Robertson, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist and best-selling author of the brand new book Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius and How To Think Like a Roman Emperor.
    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Enhancing Your Sleep and What it Means for Immunity (Dr. Meeta Singh Hidden Gem Episode #201)

    Enhancing Your Sleep and What it Means for Immunity (Dr. Meeta Singh Hidden Gem Episode #201)

    Sleep. Based on your downloads of the various sleep experts we’ve had on the podcast, it’s a topic on which we’re all looking for answers and I’m right there with you. There’s good reason for that based on the way it influences other aspects of life. In fact, our published research on mental toughness showed sleep played an important role there too. Today you’ll get to add to your sleep toolbox with one of the best in the business. 
    Welcome to the latest episode of the Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance Podcast. Today’s episode features Dr. Meeta Singh. She is the sleep physician who works with the world’s greatest athletes, from the NFL to NBA, NHL to Major League Baseball. Today she’ll not only be sharing steps we can take to improve our sleep but also how that sleep enhances our immunity.

    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 48 min
    Motivational Interviewing (MI) Creator - Dr. William Miller (Special 200th Episode)

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) Creator - Dr. William Miller (Special 200th Episode)

    Legend. The creator of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dr. William Miller, joins us for this very special 200th episode of the podcast. Used by coaches, counselors, physicians, parents, teachers, addiction programs and more, Motivational Interviewing has literally changed the world for the better since Dr. Miller introduced it in 1983. Now, in this special episode, you'll get the chance to learn (more) about this valuable strategy and the man who originally created it.

    Dr. Miller's new book On Second Thought: How Ambivalance Shapes Your Life is available here or on Amazon.

    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.

    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 56 min
    How to Create a Powerful, Clear Personal Vision for 2022 (Episode #199 - Dr. Bradford Cooper)

    How to Create a Powerful, Clear Personal Vision for 2022 (Episode #199 - Dr. Bradford Cooper)

    Are you looking to give your life a turbo boost? Do you need clarity around the direction you're heading, the goals you're setting, the adventures you're pursuing? It all starts with a vision and this episode will help you dial in a powerful, clear, personal vision for your life heading into 2022. If you'd like to see specific examples of from Dr. Cooper, they are available via this short (6 min) video - https://youtu.be/NjVXzzjm3j0

    This 5 minute video accompanies the podcast and is an incredibly valuable "must see" if you're considering the process of developing your own personal vision: https://youtu.be/XE1UqVprpRY

    If you'd find a transcript helpful, we've included a full transcript to the original version of this episode here: https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/podcast/creating-a-clear-unique-and-powerful-vision-for-your-life/

    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 25 min
    Coach George Karl: 3x Cancer Survivor and 6th Winningest Coach in NBA History (Episode #198)

    Coach George Karl: 3x Cancer Survivor and 6th Winningest Coach in NBA History (Episode #198)

    What is it like to be one of the most successful coaches in history? How does that coach respond to a cancer diagnosis not once but 3 different times? What emotions accompany being named NBA Coach of the Year and then being fired weeks later? 
    Welcome to the Health, Wellness & Performance Podcast. Today’s guest is Coach George Karl, the 3x cancer survivor who sits #6 on the all-time winningest coaching list. 
    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 41 min
    Aging - How to Maintain Strength and Agility as We Age (Dr. Vita Sonjak - Hidden Gem #197)

    Aging - How to Maintain Strength and Agility as We Age (Dr. Vita Sonjak - Hidden Gem #197)

    Do our muscles automatically get weaker as we age? Is it just a fact of life that we’ll become slow and wimpy over time? What magical supplements are available that can make us a decade younger? 
    Welcome to the latest episode of the Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Coaching Podcast. Today’s guest is Dr. Vita Sonyak. She has done some fascinating research on aging muscle and the differences between “typical” aging adults and “masters athletes” of the same age. The results of her research drive home the point you already understand – movement matters. But sometimes it’s nice to pull back the curtain on what’s really happening beneath the surface and we’ll do exactly that in this episode.
    If you'd like to join the Catalyst Community and get into the drawing for the upcoming (complimentary) video consult with Dr. Cooper, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/newsletter/

    For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com
     If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst
     If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more.
     Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

    • 27 min

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Great Podcast

Easy to listen to and helpful whether you are a coach or not!

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Great info and more than just a podcast for coaches

Dr. Coopers podcast has been great in helping me though a major injury and now the recovery process. Topics like preparing for surgery to mental toughness and nutrition have all been beneficial.

I’ve specifically been diving into the concept of mental toughness for a while now. How to become stronger mentally and having the ability to practically apply it. Dr. Coopers unique approach to mental toughness has really intrigued me. It’s not just about grinding yourself into the dirt everyday. He has also been great in taking the discussion further with questions and thoughts I’ve has about it.

I’ve also enjoyed fun interviews with pro’s like Craig Alexender and Chrissie Wellington.

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