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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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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.

    Perception: How Our Bodies Shape Our Minds (Dr. Dennis Proffitt - Episode #178)

    Perception: How Our Bodies Shape Our Minds (Dr. Dennis Proffitt - Episode #178)

    Seeing may be believing, but is the way we see the world accurate in the first place? In this intriguing interview with best-selling author and researcher Dr. Dennis Proffitt, we are talking about his book, Perception.  You learn why the things we DO influence what we KNOW. You'll understand how our bodies change the way we perceive the world, and what it means for us on a day-to-day basis.

    Over decades of study, University of Virginia psychologist Dennis Proffitt has shown that we are each living our own personal version of Gulliver’s Travels, where the size and shape of the things we see are scaled to the size of our bodies, and our ability to interact with them. Written with journalist Drake Baer, Perception marries academic rigor with mainstream accessibility. The research presented and the personalities profiled will show what it means to not only have, but be, your unique human body.

    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

    • 53 min
    Morgan Housel - Psychology of Money (Episode #177 - Hidden Gem)

    Morgan Housel - Psychology of Money (Episode #177 - Hidden Gem)

    Our most popular guest of ALL TIME is the focus of this special Hidden Gem episode. Best-selling author Morgan Housel (The Psychology of Money) joins us this week to explain why it's not what you know about money that makes the difference but rather what's happening between the ears that has the biggest impact on our success.

    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

    • 59 min
    Mental Health Connection to Gut Microbiome: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD & More (Dr. Christopher Lowry - Episode #176)

    Mental Health Connection to Gut Microbiome: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD & More (Dr. Christopher Lowry - Episode #176)

    Anxiety, depression, PTSD and so many other aspects of mental health have been shown to benefit from an enhanced microbiome. But what does that even mean?!? And what practical steps do we take to enhance something we don't even understand in the first place? In this fascinating interview, Dr. Christopher Lowry, who has spent his entire career researching the answers to these questions, brings the realities and everyday practical steps to help us get there.

    Christopher A. Lowry, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Lowry’s research program focuses on interventions for the prevention and treatment of disorders including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. His research has an emphasis on the role of the microbiome-gut-brain axis in stress resilience, health, and disease.

    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
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to (Really!) Think with Open Eyes and Minds - Peg Tittle (Episode # 175)

    How to (Really!) Think with Open Eyes and Minds - Peg Tittle (Episode # 175)

     In the world of health and wellness and performance, there are so much logical fallacies all around us.  In this podcast popular author Peg Tittle will talk with us about critical thinking and how to navigate the increasing dependence on logical fallacies.  Peg shares how to come back to what is the actual evidence and how to think it through starting with the building blocks of a good argument.

    Peg Tittle has taught critical thinking and applied ethics at both the university and high school levels.  Along with her book Critical  Thinking: An Appeal to Reason, She is also  the author of What If…Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy and the editor of Should Parents be Licensed? and Ethical Issues in Business: Enquiries, Cases, and Readings.
     To find out more on the book Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason:
    https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Thinking-An-Appeal-to-Reason/Tittle/p/book/9780415997140
    https://pegtittle.com/books/critical-thinking

    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
    The Genius of Athletes (and what it means for us) - Noel Brick, PhD (Episode #174)

    The Genius of Athletes (and what it means for us) - Noel Brick, PhD (Episode #174)

    Athletes earn our attention  at every turn, but what if our focus went beyond entertainment to actually learn something.  What if  the lessons from world class athletes can actually improve our lives?  Today’s guest,  Dr. Noel Brick, is a co author with Scott Douglas of  the best-selling book, The Genius of Athletes.  Dr. Brick will share his insights on the 'dumb jock' stereotype, the 'If - then' plan, and much more!

    Noel Brick, PhD, is a British Psychological Society–chartered psychologist, a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at Ulster University, and a researcher on the psychology of endurance performance. He has published research in the most prestigious sport and exercise science journals, such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine) and Psychology of Sport and Exercise (flagship journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology).

    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

    • 52 min
    Brain Health, Mental Health and Nutrition?? Professor Felice Jacka (Episode #173 - Hidden Gem)

    Brain Health, Mental Health and Nutrition?? Professor Felice Jacka (Episode #173 - Hidden Gem)

    The connection between our nutrition and both mental health and long-term brain health (e.g., Alzheimer's) is a growing area of interest worldwide. Does what we eat influence more than just our body's physiology? Could it also influence our psyche? The evidence is growing and we are pleased to welcome one of the foremost experts on the subject to this week's episode. Professor Felice Jacka out of Australia is one of the world’s leading experts in the area of Nutritional Psychiatry. She has pioneered research examining how our diet and gut health influence our mental and brain health. Her recent book is titled Brain Changer and it might very well be the game changer you’ve been looking for.

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

tayleit ,

Great Podcast

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

The Blue Goat ,

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.

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Dr. Bradford, host of the Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Coaching podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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