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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.

    E250 | Chris Do: Reinventing Yourself & Do What You Love

    E250 | Chris Do: Reinventing Yourself & Do What You Love

    “You need to be able to communicate your ideas to other people, because whoever is the most effective [at] doing that wins the game.” (47:00)
    When it comes to setting yourself apart in any field- whether that be art or finance, education or entrepreneurship- the skills of thinking critically, communicating effectively and learning continuously rise to the top.
    And yet, these skills are seldom taught in traditional education or schooling. 
    Chris Do is trying to change that.
    Chris Do is a self described “loud introvert”, recovering graphic designer, middle child, serial entrepreneur, Emmy award-winning director, educator and founder of The Futur.  He has served as a chairman and advisor to several high level organizations, and has taught Sequential Design for over 15 years.
    In today’s episode, Chris shares some valuable insights from his experiences, including:
    Specific tips for creating great content on a budget (19:00)
    Why you can’t afford to NOT take risks (32:00)
    How to overcome a career change (37:15)
    The 3 critical skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century (45:00)
    How to connect with Chris:
    All Social Media: @theChrisDo
    Website: thefutur.com
    YouTube (800+ videos)
    Futur Podcast (Top 10 ranked for Marketing)
    How Art of Coaching can help you:
    If you are in a situation where you feel extraordinarily frustrated at work, maybe there's power dynamics or agendas getting in the way of the stuff you're trying to accomplish.
    Or maybe you've just lost your spark because it seems like the organization doesn't want to change or is sterile. 
    Or maybe you're just looking for more feedback as a leader and you feel like you're not growing as much as you would like to.
    If any of this sounds familiar, then make sure to check out our Live Events for 2023. We offer a wide variety of workshops that are all dedicated to helping people with these real-life situations. 
    Real Life happens in the gray area, there's no getting around that. And real leadership often requires a tremendous amount of improvisation or being able to think on the spot. This is exactly why tactical improv is a huge part of our clinics at art of coaching.
    If you want to learn, you have to get hands on, you have to be able to explore the full range of your decision-making, your communication skills, your behaviors under pressure, and your ability to think laterally.
    So don’t wait - find the right workshop for your needs HERE. 
    If you've enjoyed the podcast, please consider joining our newsletter as well. This is your door to exclusive discounts, more tips, a combination of rants, reflections and research strategies we come across and utilize on a daily basis.
    Lastly, we cannot forget to thank our sponsor Dynamic Fitness & Strength for their support.
     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 18 min
    E249 | Art Of Coaching Staff: The Most Important Things We Learned This Year

    E249 | Art Of Coaching Staff: The Most Important Things We Learned This Year

    You’ve heard it said that experience isn't something you get until just after you needed it.
    But that doesn't mean we shouldn't share our experiences in hopes they can help others not make the same mistakes we have.
    In today’s episode, we're going to share some of the most valuable lessons WE learned this year.
    Lessons learned from leading 23 live events (3 of which were brand new), partnering with 20+ incredible organizations, hosting 46 podcasts, releasing 110 newsletters, writing 500 social media posts, hiring two new full time staff members and countless other impactful moments.
    Hear from each member of our staff as we recount both the successes and failures encountered along the way including:
    Operations advice from Liz Bartholomew - Director of Operations (10:00) 
    Effective prioritization strategies from Ali Kershner - Director of Creative Strategy (20:20)
    The benefits of exploring new sides to yourself  from Bekah Gold - Chief Everything Officer (38:20) 
    Advice on job transitions from Nate Hoffmeister - Director of Strategic Growth and Business Relationships (50:10).
    For the full list of the lessons we learned this year, and how you can learn from our mistakes and apply them to your own life, download our FREE Podcast Reflection Worksheets.
    Referenced Resources:
    All-Access Digital Community
    Conscious Coaching Communication Challenge
    The Apprenticeship Communication Workshop
    Brand Builder Workshop
    AOC Podcast E100: Working With Your Spouse & Betting On The Future
    AOC Podcast 49: Productivity The Matters
    AOC Podcast E190: Why It Seems Like We Never Have Enough Time
    AOC Podcast E142: Nate Hoffmeister: Dealing With Divorce: A Leader's Guide
     
    THE ART OF COACHING BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON! And if you're reading this on Monday 11/21, you only have 24 hours left. We are doing 10% to 30% off all of our most popular resources. This means our CEU approved online courses. This means our live workshops. This means our one to one mentoring.  And on top of those discounts, we are now offering gift cards so you can support the development of someone you care about and believe in. Follow this link NOW to save! 
    We’re also excited to announce our BRAND NEW, ALL-ACCESS DIGITAL COMMUNITY.  If you're someone who's a lifelong learner, and you value feedback, and perhaps most importantly, you value getting around high level people, make sure to check our community out  HERE.  We teamed up with mighty networks to create something that would allow people to connect, learn, grow and share at a much higher level. See you there!
    My last note for today’s episode speaks to something we do every holiday season. Each year we donate a portion of proceeds from my first book, Conscious Coaching, to the Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association.  We sell signed copies of my book, because a core attribute of our business is conveying Midwest warmth and appreciation. So it's a chance for me to say thank you, personalize these things and send them to you. So if you want to donate to a good cause, and you know somebody that maybe would appreciate the book, or maybe you want to buy a bunch of them for your institution as other organizations have, or whatever it is, go to Brettbartholomew.net/signedcopy.
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    E248 | Kirsten Ahrendt: The Benefits of Fear, Failure & Improvisation in Coach Development

    E248 | Kirsten Ahrendt: The Benefits of Fear, Failure & Improvisation in Coach Development

    It may go against our natural tendencies, but failing is a crucial and necessary piece of the puzzle.
    When it comes to the process of coaching development, we must reembrace fear and failure.  We will go nowhere if we prioritize acceptance and validation above growth.
    Kirsten Ahrendt, a Head Coach and Director of Coach Development at Crossfit Invictus, emphasizes that it is the responsibility of the leader to create an environment that fosters this type of growth - one where people are celebrated when they admit their faults and supported in the reiteration and problem-solving process.
    Kirsten is a coach and creative. Previously, she was a professional athlete (soccer and rugby), member of the U.S. 7’s Rugby team, graphic designer, business owner, geologist and a Cutco saleswoman.  She thinks critically and creatively about the coaching profession and aims to inspire and educate other coaches to evolve society’s relationship with health, fitness and performance.
    In today’s episode, Kirsten goes into depth about:
    The struggles she’s experienced in her career (1:00)
    The mindset she believes has helped her be so successful (6:00)
    Specific strategies to create an environment that fosters failing forward (35:00)
    How to change your mindset and develop confidence when selling you services (47:00)
    Referenced Materials & Events:
    Art of Coaching Recommended Reading List - 
    Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz 
    To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink
    The Apprenticeship Communication Workshop - get the practice you need  having those hard conversations in an environment that not only encourages it, but gives you a research-backed evaluation, feedback, and coaching on how you can improve!
    You can connect with Kirsten and Crossfit Invictus on the following platforms:
    Website: www.wellreadmeathead.com or Invictus Fitness
    IG: @wellread.meathead or @crossfitinvictus
    LinkedIn: Kirsten Ahrendt
    Course: Invictus University
    *ANNOUNCEMENT*
    You've likely heard that phrase if you want to go quickly go alone. But if you want to go far go together. And we could not agree more, which is why we are proud to announce - after a lot of work - we are FINALLY launching our Art of Coaching Mighty Network.  This is a private, non-social media-base digital community for Art of Coaching students to learn and interact personally with Brett and the entire AoC team - from the comfort of your own home!  See what it’s all about and join the family HERE.
    We have to be sure to thank our amazing podcast sponsors for their continued support!  Today’s episode was brought to you by Athletic Greens,, BetterHelp,  and Dynamic Fitness & Strength.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    E247 | How to Deal with Know-It-Alls

    E247 | How to Deal with Know-It-Alls

    They’re that person who ALWAYS has the answers.
    They’re full of all the facts and stats, and can’t help but spew them out as if they got punched in the “random facts jejunum” (Jackie Moon reference anyone?)
    If you know someone like this, or even if this person is YOU, today’s quick hitter episode explains the different reasons why people may act this way, and how we can better manage our conversations with them.
    Keep in mind that these are very general strategies.  At the end of the day, we want to help you learn HOW to think - not WHAT to think.  So as you utilize these tools, be sure to consider all the details of your context.
    The more specific the situation, the better strategy you’ll create.
    Relevant AOC Resources:
    What Drives You? - Drives Assessment Quiz
    Drives (AOC Podcast E130)
    Power Dynamics (AOC Podcast E63)
    Influence Tactics (AOC Podcast E202)
    Context (AOC Podcast E95)
    Our 1-on-1 mentoring and live Apprenticeship workshops both offer you the opportunity to gain experience having hard conversations, be coached and evaluated, and walk away prepared to have more successful interactions.  If you love learning right along side other growth minded individuals, you can see our 2023 Apprenticeship schedule and Sign Up Here for your destination of choice.
    However, if you prefer a more 1-on-1 coaching approach, take just a few minutes to fill out this form, and we will get back with you within 48 hours to schedule a free discovery session to find out how we can best add value to your career and life!
    Lastly, we can’t express how thankful we are for our podcast sponsors, Momentous and Dynamic Fitness & Strength.
    Momentous has done it again.  With their new, melatonin-free sleep formula, I can enjoy the benefits of a great night’s sleep without having to deal with the next day grogginess. All of their products are tested at the highest level, and they are for anyone who wants to feel better without overthinking their nutrition. Use Code: BRETT15 for 15% off your order.
    Dynamic Fitness & Strength: These guys are 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!

    • 33 min
    E246 | Danny Matta: Social Agility & Unfiltered Leadership

    E246 | Danny Matta: Social Agility & Unfiltered Leadership

    It’s a timeless question: What makes a leader great?
     
    Some will say it's empathy and compassion, others believe it's trust and accountability or the ability to inspire.
     
    I'd argue it's none of the above but rather the skill of social agility-  knowing what to be in the moment, in accordance with the context, combined with compassion- that allows a leader to truly stand out.
     
    It's for this very reason that we wanted to talk to Danny Matta. With experience as a physical therapist in the military setting, an entrepreneur, CEO of a cash-based PT practice, author and now educator, it's safe to say today's guest Danny Matta knows a little bit about finding that social agility.  
     
    And the leadership advice he shares today comes form years of iteration, and a willingness to learn, adapt and grow.
     
    With that said, as opposed to an interview, today’s episode is more conversational -  like you’re eavesdropping on two people catching up over coffee.  We cover a couple questions asked from our 30-day Challenge members, along with other topics such as: 
    How being an authentic boss who cares about the wellbeing of your employees results in a more productive and happier employee (23:45)
    How to negotiate with somebody who may be hiding something or not telling you the entire truth (33:30)
    How to deal with the creeping fears of failure and/or success (55:00)
    How to get your point across when it seems like the person next to you doesn't really value your message (1:05:00)
    You can find out more about Danny below:
    Website
    Book - F*CK Insurance
    The P.T. Entreprenuer Podcast
    Instagram
    If Danny’s entreprenueral story resonates with you, whether you have your own business or you do something on the side, be sure to check out our live Brand Builder Workshop. It is all about how you can get out of your own way, get the best ideas you have out of your head, and get them to the people that need the most. You can get an exclusive discount right now on ANY of our live events by going to artofcoaching.com/events, choosing the event you want to go to, and then just entering PODCAST10. 
     
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    Dynamic Fitness & Strength: These guys are 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 23 min
    E245 | Derek Gaunt: Applying Lessons Learned in Hostage Negotiation to Leadership & Life

    E245 | Derek Gaunt: Applying Lessons Learned in Hostage Negotiation to Leadership & Life

    From the outside looking in, there doesn’t seem to be a lot in common between negotiating with a criminal to release hostages and coaxing your child to turn in their homework on time. 
    And yet, in both of these difficult situations there are some common strategies that are overwhelmingly effective; Both require tactical listening, curiosity and patience. 
    Today’s guest, former hostage negotiator Derek Gaunt, teaches us how to approach high stakes conversations so you can better influence the other person and more effectively (and quickly) resolve conflict when there’s a lot on the line. Specifically, we discuss:
    Why hostage negotiation is the same as any negotiation
    How to remain curious in a triggering conversation
    Ways to practice negotiation without being in one
    The key to influencing to anyone and everyone
    How to deal with irrational people and behavior
    Derek Gaunt is a lecturer, author of Ego, Authority, Failure©, and trainer with 29 years of law enforcement experience, 20 of which as a team member, leader and then commander of hostage negotiations teams in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is a hostage negotiation and incident command subject matter expert who frequently speaks at hostage negotiations and SWAT conferences across the country.
    Connect with Derek:
    On Instagram: @derekmguant
    Via his website: Black Swan LTD
     Check out his book: Ego, Authority, Failure
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Helix Mattress and Hom-Gron:
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    Oh, and just as a reminder- everything we do at AoC is about leadership development and absolutely nothing is specific to sport or training; Our focus and mission is to enhance your ability to connect with and build relationships with others. So whether you’re struggling with entrepreneurial, personal or professional issues- reach out to us! We have private and group mentoring, online courses and in person workshops. 
    AND if you’re considering coming to one of our upcoming workshops, we’d like to offer you an exclusive discount simply by being a listener of the podcast. Just pick an event at artofcoaching.com/events and use code Podcast10 at check out for an additional 10% off any of our live events.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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