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Hosted by best-selling author, speaker and performance coach Brett Bartholomew, the Art of Coaching Podcast is a weekly show aimed at getting to the core of what it takes to change attitudes & behaviors in the weight-room, boardroom and everywhere in between.

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Hosted by best-selling author, speaker and performance coach Brett Bartholomew, the Art of Coaching Podcast is a weekly show aimed at getting to the core of what it takes to change attitudes & behaviors in the weight-room, boardroom and everywhere in between.

    E234 | How to Motivate a Lazy Staff

    E234 | How to Motivate a Lazy Staff

    Less than 31.5% of the US working population report being “engaged” in their work.

     

    51% report being “not engaged”.

     

    And 17.5% report being “actively disengaged”. (Gallup, 2014)

     

    With numbers like that, it should come as no surprise that many of us feel like we’re dealing with lazy or unmotivated staff members. 

     

    But why? Is it a lack of ambition? Of skills and abilities? Of work ethic? Of character? Or is it something else?  

     

    Today’s episode will help you identify what’s causing your staffing woes as well as give you a blueprint for re-engaging and motivating them. 

     

    Before giving up or moving toward firing, give this a listen: 

     

    How to assess what’s causing the lazy behavior (4:00)
    Figuring out if you’re being too trait focused (9:30)
    Identifying the best influence tactics to be used in the given context (16:20)
    When to consider if a restructuring of roles is an option (26:45)

     

    All of these questions, and more, are unpacked on an even deeper level in our weekly newsletter and at our live events. 

     

    By signing up for our weekly newsletter, you’ll unlock access to our latest resources, tips and advice from first hand experience, as well as exclusive discounts and promotions! 

     

    If you want to learn more about using influence tactics and gain actual practice having the hard conversations - a part of the messy realities of leadership - you need to check out our Apprenticeship™ Workshop.

     

    On the other hand, if you’ve noticed that your team or staff is connected but constrained, or stagnant and struggling, and you’re looking for a way to fix it, our Brand Builder™ event is for you.

     

    At the end of the day, none of these points are mind blowing or overly complex.  They are basic and straightforward, but often overlooked.  Don’t be the leader that gives up on someone, then watches them go change the world working with your competition.

     

    It’s about context and creativity, patience and pragmatism.

     

    Referenced Material:

    Art of Coaching Podcast Episode 63: Power Dynamics in Leadership
    Art of Coaching Podcast Episode 202: Why Facts and Logic Don't Change Our Minds
    Quiz: What Drives You?

     

    Today’s episode is brought to you by DFND and our newest sponsor HomGon.

     

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    • 47 min
    E233 | Richie Incognito: The Secrets to Becoming One of the NFL’s Best

    E233 | Richie Incognito: The Secrets to Becoming One of the NFL’s Best

    In many circles, the National Football League (NFL) has become (just as) well known for its alternate meaning, "Not For Long". 

    But every once in a while, a player comes along who's able to defy those odds. 

    In today's episode, Richie Incognito, taken by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2005 draft, four time pro-bowler, and 15 year veteran, reveals in his VERY FIRST post-retirement podcast interview what it takes to manage the brutality of a 15+ year stint in the trenches.

    As he reflects on the lessons learned, and looks ahead to a future of living life on his own terms, Richie credits much of his success to a few things: 

    The mindset to constantly find ways to increase the standard year to year (9:30)
    Creating buy-in and leadership in the locker room (16:30)
    Using money as a motivator and managing it the right way (26:35)
    Being cognizant of the brand you’re creating and putting out there (29:40)

    If you want to learn more from Richie and his experience, you can connect with him via Twitter - @68INCOGNITO.

    If you’ve been listening to our podcasts consistently, you’ll notice a trend - defining and building your own brand is a necessity in reaching your goals. If building your brand is something you feel that you struggle with, and you’re looking for help, check out our upcoming Brand Builder event.  The Super Early Bird sale ends this coming Friday, August 5. So ACT NOW to get the best deal!

    We also want to thank our sponsor, Momentous, for today’s episode. If you ask Richie, a large part of creating a sustainable career was fueling his body with the highest quality products.  Check out their entire line of protein and supplements at livemomentous.com and use code BRETT15 at checkout for 15% off!

    Lastly, if you find value in the content we provide, and you want to be the first to know about new live events, resources and weekly insights from our team- check out artofcoaching.com/begin.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E232 | The Hidden Powers of Procrastination

    E232 | The Hidden Powers of Procrastination

    It’s time to flip the script.

    If you’re like me, you’ve fallen victim to procrastination guilt - the feeling that something’s wrong with you, you’re broken, or you haven’t found your true “why” because you’re waiting until the last minute to get a certain task done. 

    The truth is, our perception of procrastination has been tremendously influenced by the unrealistic expectations of nonsense leadership books and mantras like “how we do anything is how we do everything.”

    In today’s episode, we outline the reasons why this perception is off the mark, and how you can harness the power of procrastination.  More specifically, we discuss:

    What the term procrastination actually means and what it is not (7:00)
    How procrastination and perfectionism are related and how to deal with it (11:15)
    Material Reference: Art of Coaching Podcast E190 - Why It Seems Like We Never Have Enough Time (18:00)


    How procrastination taps our inner adversity drives (18:10)
    Material Reference: Find Out What Drives You (18:30)


    The physiological effects of procrastination that can help and/or hurt you

    If this episode hits home for you, and you want to continue learning how to be more adaptable, go here for our latest content!

    Remember - it’s not about being perfect or optimal all the time, because chaos leads to clarity. Flip the script, and put your work out there.

    As always, we want to make sure to thank our loyal sponsors for helping us continue to deliver high quality free content, like this podcast.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Dynamic and Athletic Greens.

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    • 36 min
    E231 | How to Craft the Perfect Apology

    E231 | How to Craft the Perfect Apology

    “I’m sorry.”

     

    Depending on the context, these can be some of the hardest words to say.  

     

    Whether it’s because emotions are running high, you aren’t sure what you’re sorry for (but you feel it’s what the other party wants to hear), or any number of other conflict resolution scenarios, these words often get used and abused, making their impact dull or unintentional.

     

    In today’s episode, we define and address the do’s and don’ts of conversational repair, and reveal some common case studies showing the use of these tactics in real life situations.  Some of the core principles discussed include:

     

    Using an apology as a starting point - the beginning of a new set of behaviors (11:10)
    Having the right timing (12:25)
    Knowing when or how an apology will actually make things worse (13:40)
    How to not over-apologize (16:35)

     

    These are meant to help you formulate a research - backed game plan when going into these types of high risk conversations, so that you can avoid the unintentional consequences that so often occur.

     

    Because the fact is that apologies are a messy part of life and leadership, and they will always be required at some level. 

     

    Listed below are the materials referenced in this week’s episode:

     

    Article reference (15:20): When Saying Sorry May Not Help
    Art of Coaching Podcast (29:10): E126: Eight Obstacles to Building Buy-In & E207: How Perception Impacts Communication and Relationships
    Art of Coaching Podcast (37:00): E63: Power Dynamics in Leadership & E202: Why Facts and Logic Don't Change Our Minds
    Questions? Follow this link to ask us! (45:45)

     

    Today’s podcast is brought to you by our awesome sponsors, Momentous and DFND.

     

    Momentous: Whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior or just looking to improve your everyday health / performance, check out their entire line of protein and supplements at livemomentous.com and use code BRETT15 at checkout for 15% off! My personal favorites are their fish oil and magnesium, both of which I attribute to my better sleep and recovery. 

    DFND: As our official compression partner, DFND is engineered to help anyone who loves to train and compete go harder longer, recover quicker, and get better faster. Their first line of compression wear was tested on special forces trainees under the harshest training conditions in the world, but now they’re worn by athletes at all levels and anyone serious about performance. Use code: AOC20 to get 20% off your order.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E230 | How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Your Job & Go Out On Your Own

    E230 | How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Your Job & Go Out On Your Own

    Are you in a job or situation where you’re feeling stuck, unfulfilled, under-appreciated or just ready for something new?  

    We hear you! You're not alone.

    If you're considering leaving and/or going out on your own, there are some essential questions to ask yourself before taking the leap.

    On today's episode, I'll give you not only a comprehensive guide to some of the factors you need to consider,  but also some of the questions I wished someone would have asked me before I made the jump:

    What is it about my current situation that is making me consider another option?
    If I’ve been feeling this way for a while, why haven’t I left yet?
    Affective Commitment
    Normative Commitment 
    Continuance Commitment


    Do I have the risk/ stress tolerance to deal with the ambiguity and uncertainty?
    What do I consider being “productive?”

    This episode just scratches the surface of questions that are answered much more thoroughly in our online course Blindspot, which is ON SALE right now for a limited time.  If you are considering going out on your own, you need to check out this resource so you don’t make the same mistakes I did.  And if you’re not ready to spend the money to do your homework before taking the risk, then you are NOT READY to go out on your own!

    But if you are ready, if you have a plan, if you’re ready to stay the course when ambiguity and uncertainty are at their highest, if you’re ready to weather the storms, Art of Coaching would be honored to provide you with the necessary resources to get started.  

    Check out Blindspot now, and use the code GROW30 for 30% off.  Don’t wait.  The offer is for a limited time only!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by none other than Momentous. Whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior or just looking to improve your everyday health / performance, check out their entire line of protein and supplements at livemomentous.com and use code BRETT15 at checkout for 15% off your first order! My personal favorites are their fish oil and magnesium, both of which I attribute to my better sleep and recovery.

    • 51 min
    E229 | Greg Hoffman: Leadership Lessons From 27 Years at Nike

    E229 | Greg Hoffman: Leadership Lessons From 27 Years at Nike

    What is your brand?  

    What do you want to be known for?

    If you don’t have a solid handle on the answers to these questions, you'll have a hard time communicating with others what you bring to the table. In today’s episode, our guest Greg Hoffman, former Nike Chief Marketing Officer, teaches us how to apply principles of branding and design from top companies to our own personal brand. Specifically, he speaks on:

    3 things you must consider when creating your personal brand
    Identifying the essential traits and characteristics you want to be known for
    Why writing is one of the most powerful skills you can build & how to do it
    The essential role of both art & data in decision making  

    Greg is a global brand leader.  For over 27 years, Greg held marketing, design, and innovation leadership roles at Nike, including time as the brand’s CMO.  In his most recent role as Nike’s Vice President of Global Brand Innovation, he led teams tasked with envisioning the future of storytelling and consumer experiences for the brand. He's also the founder and principal of the brand advisory group Modern Arena, and author of the new book Emotion by Design: Creative Leadership Lessons From a Life at Nike.

    Connect with Greg:

    Via Instagram: @ghoff70
    Via his book: Emotion by Design: Creative Leadership Lessons From a Life at Nike.
    Via his website: https://www.emotionbydesign.co/

    Even further, if building your brand is something you feel that you struggle with, and you’re looking for help, check out our upcoming Brand Builder event.  We would love to equip you with the skills and tools to build the exact “brand of YOU” that you envision!

    Also, don’t forget that Art of Coaching is kicking off the month of July with an ALL COURSE SALE!  Throughout the entire month of July, Bought In, ValuED, and Blindspot are all on sale!  Just use the code GROW30 to get 30% off! 

    As always, a big thank you shout out to our sponsors, who make it possible for us to provide free resources like this! Dynamic Fitness & Strength is our go-to equipment partner. Fully customizable and manufactured in the heartland of America- whether you’re looking to outfit your home gym or entire weight room, visit mydynamicfitness.com to get started. Tell them Brett and the Art of Coaching Team sent you!

    • 1 hr 19 min

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564 Ratings

Coach Maal ,

Current favorite podcast!

The Art of Coaching (AOC) delivers quality, thought-provoking content on all of its episodes. The consistent emphasis on communication, as well as thinking and acting in the “gray area” are what really drew me in for the long haul. Each topic and new guest that the AOC team features goes more and more in depth on effective communication and playing in the “gray area”. Additionally, each podcast leaves you with gems that you can begin working on in real life to sharpen day-to-day interactions with everyone you come in contact with, as well as yourself.

I am a new gym owner and have been a fitness professional for over 10 years now-so I’ve been keen on Brett Bartholomew for 3 years now. My wife bought Conscious Coaching for me as a Christmas back in 2018 and I absolutely love it!

Coach Weber ,

Great podcast!

Awesome podcast! Learn something new every time

M_Walkup ,

Worth the time it takes to listen!

The Art of Coaching podcast is something I stumbled upon after purchasing Brett’s book ‘Conscious Coaching’ and it has been an amazing gem. This podcast transcends different career fields from Strength and Conditioning to Private Sector. Definitely worth investing time by listening to the principles on communication, behavior change, and much more. I started with Episode 1 and working my way up to present. Enjoy the content!

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