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In the Coaching Life Podcast internationally renowned coach, speaker and author Phil Goddard interviews coaches and clients to give a real-life, no-filter look at the coaching profession and what it really takes to be a coach.

The Coaching Life Phil Goddard

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In the Coaching Life Podcast internationally renowned coach, speaker and author Phil Goddard interviews coaches and clients to give a real-life, no-filter look at the coaching profession and what it really takes to be a coach.

    083 - Simon Crowe - Adventures in Goosebumps

    083 - Simon Crowe - Adventures in Goosebumps

    Adventures in Goosebumps

    Simon takes us on a voyage of his rich experiences in coaching beyond the conventional room, out into a world of adventures, challenges and infinite possibilities.

    Phil and Simon explore:

    * Creating extraordinary adventures beyond 1:1 meetings
    * A powerful premise in enrolling clients & guiding them through their hero’s journey
    * Stepping over thresholds onto paths to what we want to create
    * What it means to cut the bull-crap in a conversation
    * Simon’s biggest lessons from 15 years of client creation
    * Why trying to repeat past success or copying others might not work & what to do instead
    * Creating what we want & the habit of Being-Doing-Having
    * Why is it important to cultivate an intimate relationship with your business

    Here’s a little more about Simon:
    Simon is an artist, an adventurer and educator in the field of personal and spiritual growth, who specializes in connecting men with their deepest purpose.

    He works with creative self-starters who have mastered conventional success and who are now hungry to reappraise their life, to move beyond the frustrations and uncertainty of midlife and to transition into lives that match their deepest values and priorities.

    As a qualified coach for nearly 15 years, he guides courageous male leaders to the achievement of greater self-expression, fulfilment and the experience of deeper meaning in their lives. His work embraces the latest breakthroughs in brain science, positive psychology and energy, and so his clients’ shifts in consciousness become deep-rooted and their results go far beyond what they can currently imagine is possible.

    Above all, Simon loves to take these courageous men on transformational adventures with that bring clarity around their true life-purpose and lead to the realization of extraordinary projects for the benefit of the planet and the people they love, on their on terms and without compromise.

    You can find out more about Simon at https://simoncrowe.com/

    • 59 min
    082 - David Taylor - Under the Spotlight

    082 - David Taylor - Under the Spotlight

    Under the Spotlight

    This is an exploration of how presence and undefended openness can create the uttermost atmosphere for personal transformation.

    David’s passion for this path reflects in his work as a coach and how he turned deep listening into a powerful way to capture people’s most intimate sharing moments.

    Phil and David explore:

    *David's turning point in becoming a coach
    *A insatiable need to be successful and approved
    *Shifting from high-fee paying clients to beautifully serving somebody
    *David’s transformational work with film & storytelling
    *Growing an organic coaching practice & what NOT to do
    *How chasing money can distract us from the heart of this profession
    *The process of capturing glimpses of deep presence in personal stories
    *Societal division & how social media plays a role in it
    *The importance of having an undefended openness to seeing something new

    Here’s a little more about David:

    David is passionate about many things. Indeed a defining characteristic of David is his passion for the things that he chooses to give his attention to. A father, a husband, a film-maker, a coach and a business owner.

    For many years David followed a corporate career, although was always more interested in the process of change, rather than the underlying businesses he worked in.

    David was first introduced to the foundations of personal transformation in 1996, and in 2005 this culminated in leaving the traditional corporate world and setting up a coaching and consulting business in 2005.

    Over the years David’s work and his coaching have evolved to where he is today. The coaching has become simpler, deeper, slower. More often than not simply offering the space to be deeply heard.

    From this style of coaching a new dimension of film making has emerged, perhaps the most powerful work that David has and continues to do. A process of listening in silence, present to whatever words emerge and capturing them in beautiful short films. Sometimes personal. Sometimes shared.

    You can find out more about David’s work at extraordinary.coach/films and vimeo.com/uncontained

    • 1 hr 2 min
    081 - Gary Mahler - Forever at Home

    081 - Gary Mahler - Forever at Home

    Forever at Home

    Aliveness, passion for the coaching profession, the potential for transformation…
    Pour unconditional love into this mix and you have a beautiful exploration with Gary Mahler on what coaching really is all about.

    Phil and Gary explore:
    * Gary’s wake up call to his dreams & his natural stumble into coaching, and his turning point of becoming a professional coach
    * How coaches can answer the question “what do you do?”
* How deeply working on oneself contributes to building a coaching business
    * Lessons from being impacted by masterful, world class coaches
    * The power of presence in transformation
    * Getting over yourself and what is possible in this profession
    * How invested are you?
    * The freedom & creativity of choice, despite circumstances
    *A powerful purpose & definition for coaching

    Here’s a little more about Gary

    Married to Kanako, Father to Koan and Kona.

    Home wherever he is, Gary was born in Quebec, moved to British Columbia, and has lived in Paris, Tokyo and Hawaii. His home base is Vancouver.

    Gary ran Mahler Industries, a highly regarded CNC manufacturing facility in British Columbia for more than 20 years before he became alive as a professional coach.

    He has studied, trained and been certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Leadership Circle, Co-Active Coaching and Leadership with The Coaches Training Institute, Advanced Client Systems with Steve Chandler and graduated with honors from Trinity Western University.

    You can find out more about Gary at https://www.garymahler.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    080 - Steve Chandler - The Godfather of Coaching

    080 - Steve Chandler - The Godfather of Coaching

    The Godfather of Coaching

    How could this possibly be called The Coaching Life Podcast without the Godfather of Coaching as a guest? Yes, he made the top 80!

    With his masterful humor and clarity, Steve Chandler shares:

    • What started him writing and how, over 30 books later, his methods may change during his retirement.
    • How he had to break a family tradition to overcome addiction.
    • How to deal with ANY problem, and what’s the one question that can help you deal with any situation?
    • Why the Ultimate Coach may not be for everyone.
    • What happens when you lose yourself in your work, and turn the camera around to the client.
    • How a rebel philosopher helped him discover the 3Ps.
    • Why Steve doesn’t want you to remember him and what he’d like you to take from his work instead.
    • The role his wife Kathy plays in all he does.

    You can find Steve’s Online ACS at https://www.coachingprosperityschool.info/

    Here’s a little more about Steve:

    Steve Chandler is a life coach and business coach and one of America’s best-selling authors whose 34 books have been translated into over 30 foreign language editions throughout Europe, China, Japan, the Middle East and Latin America.

    Chandler graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the U.S. Army in Language and Psychological Warfare. His Coaching Prosperity School (The ACS) has been serving coaches from all over the world for 13 years, and is now available online as a multiple-lesson video and audio masterclass.

    You can find out more about Steve at www.stevechandler.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    079 - Harry Pickens - Bootcamp for the Soul

    079 - Harry Pickens - Bootcamp for the Soul

    Bootcamp for the Soul

    In this in-depth and moving conversation Harry and Phil explore:

    * What blocks us from expressing our deepest desires?
    * A process of dissolving old neurobiological patterns
    * Living & Coaching as an instrument of intuition
    * Musical success & excellence, losing it all and the shear joy of playing
    * The contradictions of democracy & racial injustice
    * Avoidance of inequality, awareness & willingness for a solution
    * Harry’s most difficult phase as a caregiver & becoming a bringer of joy
    * Becoming a successful coach & unhooking the human potential

    Harry Pickens gives us a sense of the essence of his profound work in living as an instrument of love and awakening a new world.

    Here’s a little more about Harry:

    Harry Pickens is an award-winning performing artist, educator, composer, author, workshop facilitator and life transformation coach. His career as a jazz pianist has taken him to 17 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas, featuring collaborative performances with many of the world’s brightest jazz stars, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, James Moody and more.

    As a composer, Harry has produced works for the likes of Wendell Berry and StageOne Family Theatre, and his composition “The Awakening Heart” was featured in a personal performance for the Dalai Lama.

    As a life transformation coach, he develops and shares practical applications of cutting-edge research in the science of well-being, helping his individual and organizational clients learn how to rewire their brains for less stress, more joy, greater productivity, and more ease.

    Through his work he helps people awaken to their own intuitive potential and the dissolution of racial injustice.

    Harry is the author of the books Fifteen Minutes To Freedom: The Power and Promise of Havening Techniques, and In Tune: Lessons In Life From A Life In Music

    You can find out more about Harry at facebook.com/harry.pickens and email him at harrycpickens@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    078 Karen Davis - Coaching Life Revisited - Relentless Love

    078 Karen Davis - Coaching Life Revisited - Relentless Love

    In this 3rd episode of the Coaching Life Revisited series, Karen Davis looks back at her coaching life since her first appearance on the podcast in episode 002, October 2016.

    With a grounded presence and deep love for the coaching profession, Karen shares her devotion for ceaseless learning, growth and impacting her clients’ lives.

    Phil and Karen explore:

    * Continuous development & passionate service
    * Karen’s experiences attending Steve Chandler’s ACS 9 times
    * Clients becoming dear friends & the social vs professional distinction
    * Karen’s forthcoming book and other future creations
    * Ever more impact from a deep love for your clients
    * Building a successful practice from understanding, curiosity and generosity.

    Here’s a little more about Karen:

    After 25 years in leadership roles in the business-to-business technology and services space, Karen changed her life by serving and guiding the transformation of others. She became a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and she’s been coaching, consulting and facilitating leadership workshops for organizations such as Pfizer, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, as well as many other small businesses since 2008.

    Today, her practice focuses on one-on-one deep coaching with high-performing executives, entrepreneurs, and executive coaches who are committed to their success, ready to uncover their hidden potential and make their own unique difference in the world.

    Karen is the co-author of two books, Unconventional Wisdom: Stories Beyond the Mind to Awaken the Heart and a book on coaching, When All Boat Rise: 12 Coaches on Service as the Heart of a Thriving Practice. Her forthcoming book, How to Be a Great Coaching Client, will be co-authored with Alex Mill.

    Karen loves to travel, study people and learn about other cultures. You will often find her coaching her clients at her studio on an urban farm or on a walk out in nature. Best of all, Karen has two fascinating adult children, Dustin and Alexa, a wonderful life partner, Alex Mill and an office dog, Jax—all of whom serve as her inspiration each and every day!

    You can find out more about Karen at KarenDavisCoaching.com or through email at Karen@KarenDavisCoaching.com

    • 46 min

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Because of this podcast, I’ve finally seen in my what I’ve known has always been there but was afraid to look at. I am now pursuing a life in coaching and helping others gain the wisdom of life sooner rather than later. Amazing guests, with amazing stories. I could listen to Phil talk all day long. (Sometimes I do!). I found this podcast 2 weeks ago and I’ve listened to over 25 episodes. Can’t wait to get fully caught up. In a world full of chaos and strife, the hour I spend in this world brings me joy and peace. Thanks Phil!

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