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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.

The Art Of Coaching Brett Bartholomew

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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.

    E168 | Clint Pulver: I Love It Here - How Great Managers Optimize Employee Retention

    E168 | Clint Pulver: I Love It Here - How Great Managers Optimize Employee Retention

    What would managers and leaders learn if they had access to raw feedback from their team? What truths would be unearthed and what leadership styles would rise to the top?

    As the “Undercover Millennial”, today’s guest Clint Pulver gives managers a peek behind the curtain in their own organization while gathering data and proposing solutions in order to close the gap between leaders and the lead.

    Having experienced literally hundreds of working environments across every domain, Clint is uniquely qualified to help us understand the nuance between leadership and mentorship and discern the pros and cons of multiple managerial archetypes. 

    We also discuss:

    Why managers don’t get quality feedback

    How to gain respect as a young professional 

    What to do when empathy is used against you

    Are all employees inherently selfish? 

    Clint is a professional keynote speaker, author, musician, pilot, and workforce expert. Known as the leading authority on employee retention, Clint has transformed how corporations like Keller Williams, AT&T, and Hewlett Packard create lasting loyalty through his work and research as the Undercover Millennial. He has been featured by Business Q Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40,” and, as a professional drummer, he has appeared in feature films and on America’s Got Talent. In 2020, Clint won an Emmy Award for his short film Be a Mr. Jensen, which tells the story of how a single moment in time—and one particular mentor— can change the course of a life.


    Connect with Clint:


    Check out his book: I Love It Here 

    Via Instagram: @clintpulver

    Via Twitter: @ClintPulver

    Via his website: clintpulver.com

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    • 56 min
    E167 | Why Humility Can Be Harmful

    E167 | Why Humility Can Be Harmful

    These days it can feel like we’re being beaten over the head with leadership cliches like “grind in silence,” “be seen not heard” and other preachy rhetoric about servitude... 


    We’ve been told that good work will speak for itself and that self-promoters aren’t in it for the “right reasons”… 


    But how do we reconcile these “leadership laws” with the understanding that in order to adapt and evolve we have to be vulnerable and put ourselves (and our work) out there?


    In truth- like anything, excessive modesty can be a hindrance. Today’s episode is all about what happens when humility goes too far. Specifically- why not speaking or standing up for yourself can lead to lower self-esteem, career/personal stagnation and poor quality work. 


    If you want to dive deeper into this topic, check out these other episodes: 

    E93: The Sin of Self-Promotion 

    E56: The Weaponization of Guilt & Not Being a Sucker

    E137: Greg Adamson: Downfalls of Servant-Based Leadership


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    • 43 min
    E166 | Dr. Katy Milkman: How to Change - The Science Of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

    E166 | Dr. Katy Milkman: How to Change - The Science Of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

    We all know people who don’t enroll in the 401k program at work despite understanding the power of investing or those who won’t stop smoking even though there’s a history of lung cancer in their family. But while incredibly frustrating to the outside observer, we are all resistant to change in some aspect of our lives. 


    Understanding where and why we resist change is important because modifying the behavior of those we lead is often central to our mission. And what do we do when information and rational persuasion don’t work? Today we have the pleasure of talking to a world renowned behavioral scientist, Dr. Katy Milkman about what makes change so hard, strategies to tackle these barriers and how to harness the power of a fresh start. 


    Dr. Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at the Wharton School, author of How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, co-founder and co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and host of the Choiceology podcast from Charles Schwab. 


    We discuss:

    Why information and logic alone doesn’t change behavior 

    “Fresh starts” and the science of timing

    Planning for disruption and the power of expectations

    What’s the “price for the vice”?

    Barriers to change and how to overcome them 


    Connect with Dr. Milkman:

    Via her website: www.katymilkman.com/book

    Via her podcast: Choiceology

    Via Twitter: @katy_milkman


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    E165 | Kenny Kane: The Message is The Medium

    E165 | Kenny Kane: The Message is The Medium

    Living in a moment when competition for our attention is at an all time high makes the medium through which we convey our message absolutely critical. From social media to marketing, the platform we wield (or don’t wield...) can communicate as much about our values as the words themselves. And while this debate is nothing new, today’s guest Kenny Kane has a unique perspective on this issue and many more. 


    Kenny is the owner of Oak Park Los Angeles (Home of CrossFit Los Angeles - CFLA) where he and his team have created a paradigm through which gym members are able to transfer the adaptive capacity developed through physical fitness training to life itself.  Kenny also teaches “The Craftsmen’s Workshop,” an intensive coach development program and is the Founder/Host of The Body of Knowledge Podcast (as well as two others). If that wasn’t enough, Kenny was also a dual sport collegiate athlete and comedian before dabbling in martial arts and hip hop dance.


    At Art of Coaching, we STRONGLY believe the medium matters. That’s why we created a space for leaders to learn and practice communication away from social media. No ads, no distractions, no fluff - just video based personal interactions with people who want to get better. Join us at artofcoaching.com/channels and become a part of our new favorite learning space - The AoC All-Access Community. 


    In this episode, we cover:

    Why and how to match your medium with your message

    Identifying and navigating extractive technology

    Marketing vs. coaching - does all behavior change need to be ethical?

    The Diamond Goldfish & how to lead under pressure 

    Earning your voice - should there be a meritocracy in social media?


    Connect with Kenny: 


    For more on The Craftsman’s Workshop, email info@oakparkla.com

    Via his website: www.oakparkla.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    E164 | Jenny Noiles: From Coach to Manager - How to Navigate Role Changes & New Cultures

    E164 | Jenny Noiles: From Coach to Manager - How to Navigate Role Changes & New Cultures

    Unless you keep the same job from the time you leave school until the time you retire, you’re bound to experience change. Like a personal relationship, moving up within or leaving one workplace culture to join another requires understanding, adaptation and most importantly communication. 


    So how do you go from being just a tactician to manager/director who needs to understand both the minutia AND the bigger picture? 


    Our guest today, Jenny Noiles, the Performance Director at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Rochester, MN), paints us a picture of this transition while discussing how to establish credibility without being a robot. Afterall, lacking warmth, our competence holds little weight. 


    We cover:

    Demonstrating credibility without being a robot

    How to use anxiety in a productive manner 

    Leaving a dream job for a relationship & “following your heart”

    The importance of shared experiences and being relatable

    Why leaders need to be both heroes and villains 


    Connect with Jenny:

    Via instagram: @jennynoiles


    Like Jenny said, you can’t fake reps. So if you think communication is important, you need to come to an Apprenticeship, ASAP! We create a place where failure is expected and celebrated using role play to practice navigating the obstacles you face in both your career and your personal life. 


    This is the ONLY way to truly build your communication skills. Visit artofcoaching.com/apprenticeships for a list of cities we will be visiting this summer!!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E163 | Courtney Kelly: Leadership Language - Why Words Matter More Now Than Ever

    E163 | Courtney Kelly: Leadership Language - Why Words Matter More Now Than Ever

    Regardless of occupation or title, we all write. Whether it’s in short form on social media or long form as in email, proposals, blogs, articles, books, or academic journals- it’s something that unites all fields. 


    That being said- what’s your perception of writing? Do you enjoy the craft or is it the bane of your existence? Were you raised to think of writing as a formal process reserved for academics and novelists or as an artistic endeavor? Whatever your history with the written word, our guest today will change your perspective of the practice. Not only do we discuss the neurological and biological underpinnings of language, we dive into how to develop your skill as an amatuer writer and why good writing doesn’t mean writing like Hemingway. 


    Courtney Kelly is a writer and editor who partners with individuals and organizations to create brands, products, books, and other media that aim to effect real, prosocial change. Before starting her freelance business, Ethos Alchemy during the summer of 2020, she served as marketing director for Strength Ratio, a strength and conditioning and sport performance company, and as curriculum director for Strivven Media, an Asheville-based education technology company. She began her career as an English teacher, and writing education remains central to her work today.


    We also cover: 

    Theory of mind and why we think we’re better than we are

    Using ethical manipulation and adaptation in communication - where do you draw the line?

    How to become a more efficient writer when it’s not your full time job 

    Why saying what you’re NOT can be more powerful than what you ARE

    Why you should read more fiction and watch tv


    Connect with Courtney:

    Via her website: https://www.courtneykellywrites.com/



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