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Expand your state of Being to fall more deeply in love with life, with yourself, and with the possibility of an extraordinary life - a life of abundance, daily miracles, loving relationships, personal breakthroughs, powerful creations, and peace in the here and now.

Our mission is to provide you with experiences of Being through people coming together and conversing. However, please do not listen to this podcast about our guests. Please listen about you. Listen about Being. When you do, we promise, your experience will be remarkable.

Join us every other Thursday, as your hosts Meredith Bell and Ipek Williamson share inspired conversations with individuals whose lives have been impacted directly or indirectly by the book The Ultimate Coach written by Amy Hardison and Alan D. Thompson. When you hear something that you feel will help, heal, or add value to someone in your life, please share the episode and also leave a review.

Remember, this is a podcast about Being. This is a podcast about you.

Please do not listen to this podcast about our guests. Please listen about you. Listen about Being. When you do, we promise, your experience will be remarkable.

The Ultimate Coach Podcast Meredith Bell and Ipek Williamson

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    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Expand your state of Being to fall more deeply in love with life, with yourself, and with the possibility of an extraordinary life - a life of abundance, daily miracles, loving relationships, personal breakthroughs, powerful creations, and peace in the here and now.

Our mission is to provide you with experiences of Being through people coming together and conversing. However, please do not listen to this podcast about our guests. Please listen about you. Listen about Being. When you do, we promise, your experience will be remarkable.

Join us every other Thursday, as your hosts Meredith Bell and Ipek Williamson share inspired conversations with individuals whose lives have been impacted directly or indirectly by the book The Ultimate Coach written by Amy Hardison and Alan D. Thompson. When you hear something that you feel will help, heal, or add value to someone in your life, please share the episode and also leave a review.

Remember, this is a podcast about Being. This is a podcast about you.

Please do not listen to this podcast about our guests. Please listen about you. Listen about Being. When you do, we promise, your experience will be remarkable.

    Deepening Awareness Of Yourself And Others - Jim Wilcher

    Deepening Awareness Of Yourself And Others - Jim Wilcher

    It was initially devastating when Jim Wilcher’s business imploded 20 years ago. And then he took time to slow down, become introspective, and grow from the experience. Jim shares with host Meredith Bell what he learned about himself during this self-discovery process and how he applies the lessons today in his work with clients.
    A key aspect of Jim’s inner work involved meditation and journaling, which expanded his understanding of mindfulness and the role his ego had played in his life. You’ll discover how Jim’s earlier work helping companies focus on their identity in the creation of their brand has a parallel in his work with individual clients. Who are you really? What is true for you? 
    This is a conversation packed with brilliant insights that will touch your mind, heart, and spirit. Jim is a gifted storyteller who brings you to the scene with him, and you are sure to identify with the emotions he felt around the life events he reveals. Jim also describes what he’s learned—and helps his clients learn—about sensing what’s going on with another person in order to respond in a way that truly connects with them. 
    Jim shared the transformative power of attending live events, like The Ultimate Experience in Phoenix that he attended in January, 2024. He encouraged listeners to do whatever it takes to attend The Ultimate Experience Birmingham, England, on May 25-26, 2024, where a deeply transformative experience awaits. Learn more and register at: https://tu-be-24.com/ 
    About the Guest: 
    Jim Wilcher is a seasoned advisor and coach with a colorful past. With a career spanning over three decades, he's been the architect behind marketing triumphs for global giants like Apple, AT&T, DHL, IBM, and Microsoft, crafting success stories in L.A. and Seattle.
    But Jim's journey wasn't without its trials. In 2003, his Seattle agency teetered on the brink of collapse, prompting fifteen years of introspection and personal growth, Jim emerged not just as a coach, but as a beacon of insight and resilience.
    Today, Jim is dedicated to guiding CEOs and executive teams to achieve peak performance, foster well-being, and cultivate harmonious work-life balance.
    Website: https://www.wilcher.com 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimwilcher/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089390208598 
    About the Host:
    Meredith Bell is the Co-founder and President of Grow Strong Leaders. Her company publishes software tools and books that help people build strong relationships at work and at home.
    Meredith is an expert in leader and team communications, the author of three books, and the host of the Grow Strong Leaders Podcast. She co-authored her latest books, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, and Peer Coaching Made Simple, with her business partner, Dr. Dennis Coates. In them, Meredith and Denny provide how-to guides for improving communication skills and serving as a peer coach to someone else.
    Meredith is also The Heart-centered Connector. One of her favorite ways of BEING in the world is to introduce people who can benefit from knowing each other.
    https://growstrongleaders.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell
    The...

    • 45 min
    Coming Out of Hiding - April L. Dodd

    Coming Out of Hiding - April L. Dodd

    In this enlightening episode of The Ultimate Coach podcast, host Ipek Williamson sits down with April L. Dodd, a renowned transformational coach whose life work is dedicated to empowering women to lead lives filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment. April shares her transformative journey from her early days as a music teacher to her evolution into a celebrated coach, author, and speaker. With a narrative rich in personal experiences and pivotal moments, she illustrates her path to discovering her passion for helping others achieve their dreams. Her stories underscore a deep commitment to personal growth, spirituality, and the practical application of her insights into daily life, making her approach both unique and profoundly impactful.
    April delves into her coaching philosophy, highlighting the critical role of addressing and healing subconscious blocks to personal development. By sharing anecdotes, including the powerful transformation of a young athlete who overcame physical and mental barriers through her coaching, April showcases the effectiveness of her methods. She emphasizes the importance of meditation and mindfulness as foundational practices that support her coaching strategy, offering a glimpse into her holistic approach to transformation. Through April's engaging discussion, listeners are invited to reflect on their own journeys and the potential for profound change, embodying the spirit of the podcast's mission to explore the depths of coaching and its capacity to facilitate significant life shifts.
    About the Guest: 
    April L. Dodd, M.A., is a seasoned Transformational Life Design Coach with 25 years of experience. She specializes in helping high-performing women break the exhaustion cycle, reconnect with themselves and their families, and regain freedom in their lives. April is a two-time bestselling author and a pioneer in Belief Coding®, serving as both a facilitator and trainer. With a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and two decades of spiritual mentorship, she brings a unique approach to healing that emphasizes applying love to inner wounds. 
    Recognized as "absolutely phenomenal" by the founder of Belief Coding®️, Jessica Cunningham, April is known for her transformative work with women worldwide, guiding them to embody a soul-aligned life with ease, power, and femininity. She is the founder of Spiritual Mom Babes and the creator of programs like The Self-Priority Project and The Sacred Yes Code. Through her coaching program, The Finesse of Coaching, April helps women design lives driven by extraordinary living rather than mediocrity, empowering them to create miracles and find freedom in a profoundly short period of time.
    www.aprildodd.com
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualmombabe
    https://aprildodd.lpages.co/6-secrets-to-a-beautiful-life
    https://aprildodd.lpages.co/30-days-to-conquer-overwhelm
    About the Host: 
    A beacon of change and a catalyst for transformation, Ipek Williamson is a multifaceted professional who seamlessly integrates two decades of corporate expertise with a diverse skill set as a coach, mentor, speaker, author, meditation advocate, and teacher. Her mission is to guide individuals through the complexities of modern life, helping them find deep peace and harmony. Ipek's coaching approach, rooted in Core Values, Mental Fitness, and Mind Mastery, empowers clients to unlock their hidden potential and confidently embrace change with...

    • 36 min
    The Power of Compassionate Self-Forgiveness - Chris Smith

    The Power of Compassionate Self-Forgiveness - Chris Smith

    What if you could create yourself at the beginning of each day so you focus on the possibilities in front of you instead of limitations? Our guest Chris Smith chooses who he is going to be on a daily basis. In this conversation with host Meredith Bell, Chris explores the series of steps he took in order to experience this kind of freedom.
    Chris describes the process he worked through in his coaching with Steve Hardison, first identifying self-judgments he’d made, then releasing each of them through compassionate self-forgiveness, and finally crafting a document filled with declarations that state who he truly is.
    This same process is available to everyone, and it’s described in detail in Chapter 28, “The Document,” in The Ultimate Coach. Listening to Chris describe his journey brings the steps to life, and you’ll discover why it’s “more like farming than rocket science.” This is an episode you’ll want to listen to more than once because you’re sure to gain new insights about yourself each time.
    Chris also mentions the transformative power of attending live events, like the recent The Ultimate Experience in Phoenix. He extended an invitation to attend The Ultimate Experience Birmingham, England, on May 25-26, 2024, where the opportunity to re-create yourself awaits. Check the website for more information: https://tu-be-24.com/ 
    About the Guest: 
    According to Chris Smith, he would rather skip the accolades, achievements, and personal back-patting found in typical bios. He’d just like to get to the truth: Chris Smith is who he chooses to be every single day. His purpose is to awaken people to what is actually possible in every area of their lives.
    His story begins in Arizona, where his family was among the first to settle on that wild and beautiful land. He grew up a cowboy, surrounded by storytellers, soaking up wisdom that couldn’t be found in books. 
    He pursued a few vocations and found a measure of success in each. None really spoke to him so instead he chose to speak into each of them – connecting with people to create possibility, finding meaning in leadership and language, and unlocking growth and change. And in doing so, he discovered his purpose. 
    Today, Chris and his team at The PSBLTY Co., partner with entrepreneurs, brands, and teams of all sizes to discover their identity and purpose. Working together, they find clarity, build leadership and culture, align teams, and create sustainable growth that is aligned with who they are in the world.
    Instagram – @chriscartersmith
    “The Clarity Code,” Free, 7-part Video Course - https://www.psblty.co/
    About the Host: 
    Meredith is the Co-founder and President of Grow Strong Leaders. Her company publishes software tools and books that help people build strong relationships at work and at home.
    Meredith is an expert in leader and team communications, the author of three books, and the host of the Grow Strong Leaders Podcast. She co-authored her latest books, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, and Peer Coaching Made Simple, with her business partner, Dr. Dennis Coates. In them, Meredith and Denny provide how-to guides for improving communication skills and serving as a peer coach to someone else. 
    Meredith is also The Heart-centered Connector. One of her favorite ways of BEING in the world is to introduce people who can benefit from knowing each other. 
    https://growstrongleaders.com/
    a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 41 min
    You Are Simply Infinite - ĐƠN GIẢN

    You Are Simply Infinite - ĐƠN GIẢN

    In this inspiring episode of The Ultimate Coach podcast, the spotlight is on ĐƠN GIẢN (pronounced: Dun Za-an), A.K.A. Dave Berman. He is an unconventional coach whose style and mission continuously evolve along with his way of being. These days, ĐƠN GIẢN establishes imagination partnerships, co-creating experiences pointing people to their infinite imagination, creativity, possibility, opportunity, and other “supplies” they can discover are always available. 
    In Vietnamese, ĐƠN GIẢN means SIMPLE. “Simplicity is only as complicated as you make it,” he says. As the conversation unfolds, ĐƠN GIẢN describes the influence of immersing in the Vietnamese culture, living in what he calls Home Chi Minh City (Saigon). He also shares about exploring a spiritual understanding of laughter; free hugs as an expression of his infinite love supply; his legacy of sunshine; and pronoia - the belief the Universe conspires on our behalf. 
    As mentioned in the episode by ĐƠN GIẢN:
    "Any legacy of mine is gonna be sunshine and I'll leave it behind as a sign of my love for mankind." 
    White Falcon Fuzz (song by The Mother Hips) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smmDsfPKKPM
    Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings (book by Rob Brezsny) – https://a.co/d/00Q09Rb
    About the Guest: 
    Dave Berman is an American author, speaker, and coach who NOW goes by the Vietnamese name ĐƠN GIẢN. In English that translates to SIMPLE. This name emerged in July 2023 during the creation of his latest book called The Simple Book of Infinity. He says he knows how to be Dave and he’s learning to be simple. He’s been exploring his way of being for over 15 years since discovering Rob Brezsny’s book, Pronoia, about how the Universe conspires on our behalf. That began a transformation highlighted first by being undiagnosed and unmedicated after 20 years believing he was bipolar. From there, he got on the path to coaching and devoted himself to a still ongoing daily exploration of laughter that has taken him around the world. ĐƠN GIẢN is currently based in Saigon, which he calls Home Chi Minh City.
    The Simple Book of Infinity - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CPNVCHZY
    Working with ĐƠN GIẢN - https://DaveBermanCoaching.com 
    Connecting socially - https://www.facebook.com/daveberman129/
    About the Host:
    A beacon of change and a catalyst for transformation, Ipek Williamson is a multifaceted professional who seamlessly integrates two decades of corporate expertise with a diverse skill set as a coach, mentor, speaker, author, meditation advocate, and teacher.
    With a passion for guiding individuals through the complexities of modern life, Ipek specializes in helping overwhelmed individuals harness a profound sense of peace and harmony. Her coaching methodology draws inspiration from Core Values, Mental Fitness, and Mind Mastery, allowing her clients to unearth their latent potential. She adeptly navigates them through the turbulent waters of change, enabling them to embrace transformations with unwavering confidence and boundless joy, all on their own terms.
    https://ipekwilliamsoncoaching.com
    The Ultimate...

    • 31 min
    Taking A Stand For The Greatness In Others - Caroline Hughes

    Taking A Stand For The Greatness In Others - Caroline Hughes

    Have you wondered how the concept of BEING can be applied in the workplace? Wonder no more! Caroline Hughes shares with host Meredith Bell the approach she takes with corporate leaders to help them discover that the way they “show up” impacts their relationships and outcomes. Caroline describes how she creates a “container” that gives her clients the freedom to explore possibilities without feeling pressured.
    Every idea that Caroline shares can be applied in every area and in every relationship in your life. These are universal principles that will enable you to take a stand for the possibility of greatness in every person you encounter. A truly inspiring and inspired conversation!
    About the Guest: 
    Caroline Hughes is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Leadership Development, based in Ireland . Caroline became a global director at the age of 39 and held senior executive positions across a range of sectors, delivering large scale transformation. She now works with highly talented senior executives to create compelling visions for their teams and increase their impact and outcomes. 
    Caroline takes a powerful stand at the intersection of leadership and personal development. She believes that organizations are rich academies in which we learn all the skills and capabilities we need to be powerful leaders and human beings.
    https://www.consciousleaders.ie/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-hughes-coach/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/carolinehughescoach 
    https://www.instagram.com/caroline_consciousleaders/
    About the Host:
    Meredith Bell is the Co-founder and President of Grow Strong Leaders. Her company publishes software tools and books that help people build strong relationships at work and at home.
    Meredith is an expert in leader and team communications, the author of three books, and the host of the Grow Strong Leaders Podcast. She co-authored her latest books, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, and Peer Coaching Made Simple, with her business partner, Dr. Dennis Coates. In them, Meredith and Denny provide how-to guides for improving communication skills and serving as a peer coach to someone else.
    Meredith is also The Heart-centered Connector. One of her favorite ways of BEING in the world is to introduce people who can benefit from knowing each other.
    https://growstrongleaders.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell
    The Ultimate Coach Resources
    
    https://theultimatecoachbook.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theultimatecoach
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theultimatecoachbook
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14048056
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    • 48 min
    I Am Pure Gold - Dorothy Martin

    I Am Pure Gold - Dorothy Martin

    In this episode of the Ultimate Coach podcast, host Ipek Williamson engages in a captivating conversation with Dorothy Martin, a seasoned health strategist, organizational well-being consultant, and behavioral change expert. Dorothy shares her transformative journey from burnout to a renewed understanding of stress and well-being. The catalyst for her transformation was the discovery of Jack Pransky's book, "Somebody Should Have Told Us - Simple Truths for Living Well" which opened a window to the power of thoughts in shaping one's experiences. This awakening marked her recovery from burnout and sparked a profound shift in her life.
    Dorothy reveals how she turned self-limiting beliefs like "I am unworthy" into empowering declarations like "I am Pure Gold," and how embracing these statements has enriched her personal life and also catalyzed positive changes in her professional journey. The conversation concludes with Dorothy sharing her guiding principle—the transformative impact of her document—and her commitment to creating ripples of peace, love, and joy in the world.
    About the Guest: 
    Dorothy Martin is a transformative coach and speaker based in the UK. She is the founder of The Powerful Women’s Retreat is the best personal development program for women who want to step into their true power to live impactful, successful, and fulfilling lives. She has over 15 years of experience in the private and public sectors working as a psychologist, public health strategist, organizational wellbeing consultant, and behavioral change expert.
    She received special recognition from the Mayor of London, for her work for the prestigious London Healthy Workplace Award. The ground-breaking approach to stress she shares shows people how to navigate challenges with less stress, better wellbeing, and more success. She’s worked with hundreds of individuals, teams, and companies preventing burnout and empowering people to thrive even during the most challenging times. She also coaches other coaches to grow impactful, service-based, prosperous practices.
    www.dorothymartin.com
    https://www.facebook.com/dorothymartincoach/
    https://www.instagram.com/dorothymartincoach/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothymartincoach/
    About the Host:
    A beacon of change and a catalyst for transformation, Ipek Williamson is a multifaceted professional who seamlessly integrates two decades of corporate expertise with a diverse skill set as a coach, mentor, speaker, author, meditation advocate, and teacher.
    With a passion for guiding individuals through the complexities of modern life, Ipek specializes in helping overwhelmed individuals harness a profound sense of peace and harmony. Her coaching methodology draws inspiration from Core Values, Mental Fitness, and Mind Mastery, allowing her clients to unearth their latent potential. She adeptly navigates them through the turbulent waters of change, enabling them to embrace transformations with unwavering confidence and boundless joy, all on their own terms.
    https://ipekwilliamsoncoaching.com
    The Ultimate Coach Resources
    
    https://theultimatecoachbook.com
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Awesome podcast on BEING

Such a great podcast- rich conversations on being that will uplift everyone who is ready

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Every word hit home!

So simple and rich , satisfying and inspirational. I felt like Nicholas kept plainly and simply speaking to my inner child who never got to hear these beautiful words.

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Simply- WOW.

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