Whether you are an experienced coach, new coach in training, or simply someone fascinated by all things human behavior, you’ve come to the right place. Join Kate SOLO, as she interviews coaches, teachers, trainers, farmers, hair stylists, and other interesting humans - and pulls out specific habits and practices you can borrow, and apply to your coaching practice. Kate has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, focusing on health, resilience and trauma. She has coached over 1,000 clients.Everyone has superpowers. Let’s find yours.
Iron Sharpens Iron, And Being All In With Todd Durkin
In episode 008, I am interviewing Todd Durkin. Todd trains elite professional athletes, including NFL MVPs, Super Bowl Champions and MVPs, and Olympic Medalists. We talk about his coaching approach to high level athletes, being all in - as a coach, as a parent and as a human, as well as Todd’s own physical AND spiritual conditioning at a time of global pandemic.
You can learn more about Todd Durkin at:
From Cruise Ship To Oil Sands, You Can Always Change Your Mind With Sophie Byfield
In episode 007, I am interviewing Sophie Byfield. Sophie is a fellow coach, and traveller, and today we talk about how our goals as coaches and people might have shifted during the global pandemic. We also talk about ketogenic diet, and what might be responsible for making it work for some people, but not others.
From Building Hot Rods To Climbing Volcanoes With Stony Smith
In episode 006, I am interviewing my workout buddy, racing partner and friend Stony Smith, who also happens to be one of Canada’s most respected custom car builders.
We talk about some of the most remarkable cars that he built, including one French beauty from 1932. We also chat about some of the most remarkable endurance events that he participated in - including his three attempts to finish the 48-hour Goruck selection , and how he finally became the only Canadian to finish that event, and climbing an active volcano in Nicaragua during the 24-hour Survival Run.
You can learn more about Stony Smith at his YouTube channel:
Training People Like You, Niching Down, And Following Your Gut With Bryce Henson
In episode 005, I am interviewing Bryce Henson. Bryce is a fellow coach, a fellow extrovert, and fellow traveller. He is also the Vice President of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest-growing fitness boot camp franchise.
Bryce and I talk about his transition from coaching folks like himself - young guys who wanted to lose fat and build muscle - to coaching high energy group fitness classes - to now coaching gym owners and other high performing fitness professionals.
You can learn more about Bryce at:
Cooking For Athletes From MMA Legend To US Open Champion With Jen Nickle
In episode 004, I’m interviewing professional chef Jennifer Nickle. Jen has trained and cooked in numerous fine dining restaurants in Toronto, Montreal and New York City. In 2009, Jen became the personal chef for MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, accompanying him and his team of coaches to seven title defences. She later went on to work with Toronto Maple Leafs and US Open Champion Sloane Stephens.
Jen and I talk about how she got into cooking, after initially planning to pursue zoology and photojournalism. We talk about her experience cooking for professional athletes, and draw parallels to cooking for just about anyone. Listen in to learn how Jen would approach cooking for an athlete, who needs a super high calorie diet, and to get her tips on making a proper frittata, as well as one surprising thing she likes doing to a cabbage.
You can learn more about Chef Jen Nickle on her website. https://www.chefjennifernickle.com/
Running, Farm Boy Strength And Identity Shift From Athlete To Coach With Dennis Wayne Welch
In episode 003, I am interviewing Dennis Wayne Welch - the head coach and founder of the Endurance Project. Dennis coaches primarily obstacle racing athletes, helping over 200 of them make it to podium.
In this episode, we talk about running, and how it can be anything from a method of transportation to an obsession. We also talk about the aspects of fitness that are universal and others that are specific - tune in to learn about "farm boy strength". Dennis also talks about his ARVC diagnosis (a rare heart condition), and how that prompted an identity shift from competitive runner to running coach.
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Great podcast to help coaches of all kinds. This is “real talk” about under-the-surface topics that truly matter.