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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.

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.


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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.




091 Todd Randall - Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Lessons from an Entrepreneur In this candid conversation, Todd brings his extensive experience and expertise as an entrepreneur in ‘ordinary’ businesses into an open discussion about the coaching profession. Wanting to be an entrepreneur from a young ages, he reflects on some of his lessons from those early years, and masterfully articulates what is required in a coaching business. Phil & Todd discuss: * What’s missing in the coaching industry. * What distinguishes coaches who will succeed...


090 Leo Unleashed

Life, Love & Leo Unleashed This episode is a little different, it’s a conversation that is a beautiful example of what is possible in coaching. At the time of recording Leo had been working with me for 6 months in my Coaching Life Unleashed program. In this episode Leo shares some thoughts about his first 6 months of our time together. He has been a wonderful client himself, open to looking at the uncomfortable, to be held with love through aspects of our exploration that have had him...


089 Tim Downes - Getting Down to Business

Getting Down to Business Tim is a bit of a unicorn in the coaching community, in that he can certainly be considered a very successful coach, but rather than create lots of noise on social media he has been quietly simply getting with it for over two decades. With a focus very much on the business of coaching and a level of commitment, interest and passion that is unsurpassable, Tim shares his story of his coaching life, revealing many gems that will be of use for coaches at all levels. In...


088 Phil Goddard - Questions & Answers Unleashed

Questions & Answers Unleashed In this solo episode Phil covers a duet of topics - the principle elements of building a prosperous practice that form the foundation of Coaching Life Unleashed, and his responses to an ‘Ask Me Anything’ invitation made on social media. In sharing the 5 principle elements, Phil explains why income should be your area of least focus, and what actually is the most potent force for your practice creation. Some of the questions & topics covers in the Q&A are: * How...


087 Hugh Osborne

The Simplicity of Being Happy A former addict, hairdresser, and Harley Street therapist, Hugh now lives in Switzerland, is the author of 3 books, and works as a coach and therapist, helping people overcome their addictions. In this conversation we discuss: * At his lowest point, what came to mind to help him move forward? * How the losing of control gave an artificial sense of control. * Some of the steps he took to set up his therapy practice in a way that enabled him to support his family....


086 - Michael Fall - Honouring Presence

Honouring Presence A life-long philosopher, Michael discovered the 3Ps in 2015 in the heyday of running a successful fitness business. This prompted another career change, and just a few years later, after continuing to invest in his own development, he has sold his gym business and is a full time coach. In this episode we discuss: * Being a cheerleader vs being in knowing * The power of honouring your client * The nuances of teaching and presence * Do people need help? * The value of...


085 Nathan Seaward - Flying Into the Unkown

Flying Into the Unknown The inherent uncertainty of entrepreneurship can be an uncomfortable experience for anyone, and perhaps much more so for an ex-airline pilot. After 16 years of following his boyhood dream of being a pilot, Nathan travelled to over 25 countries while building a coaching practice. Recorded in December 2020, in this episode we explored: * Dealing with the uncertainty of entrepreneurship. * His own trauma and pain that introduced him to coaching. * Making a deeper...


084 Jamie Smart

Clarity of Service Jamie epitomises what it is to be of service, providing massive value in his two podcasts, numerous webinars and masterclasses, as well as in his best selling books, coaching, consulting and trainings. He is also a serial experimenter, always looking at ways he can help people wake up to what’s true for them and true for everyone. In this episode we explore: * The 3 insights that changed his life * The 2 things that get someone to hire you * His transition from full-time...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


077 Kevin Waldron - A Coaching Life Revisited: Straight Talking Success

A Coaching Life Revisited: Straight Talking Success Over 3½ years after being the very first guest on the podcast in 2016, with his usual candour Kevin reflects on what has changed and reveals very simply what it takes to be a masterful coach building a sustainable practice. Without any sugar-coating, Kevin and Phil explore: * Relaxing into being yourself & the power of curiosity * The importance of your coaching impact on client acquisition * What makes for an impactful coach * What a...


076 John Patrick Morgan - Revisited: Evolving Mastery

A Coaching Life Revisited: Evolving Mastery John was first on the podcast in episode 10, released in February 2017. In this conversation, as we look back on those three years, John shares with his usual candid openness and honesty, revealing what was going on for him back then, what he’s learning from his son, how he creates his income in details now, and the power of being. He continues to demonstrate his commitment to mastery in all aspects of his life. If you listen through the end music...


075 Nikki Carpenter - 20 Years of Learning

20 Years of Learning Nikki has been an executive coach for 20 years and in this gem-ridden conversation shares some of her intuitive, heart-centred lessons around working with clients in corporations, coaching leaders, dealing with potential conflict, her continued journey of learning, and reveals how life can throw you a curveball, even after two decades in the profession. Here’s a little more about Nikki Nikki Carpenter is an ICF professional certified coach; facilitator and teacher who is...


074 Nicole Barton - Creating with Fun

Episode 074 - Nicole Barton Creating with Fun Wisdom has ways of telling us to be kinder to ourselves. Of course, we don’t always listen, until we have to. Nicole shares her story of reaching burnout and subsequently dropping the pressure of working hard and shifting to simply having fun. Now creating in whatever feels fun to do while deeply listening to what moves her, she is enjoying a much more prosperous coaching life dancing in a blend of wisdom and playful humanness. Here’s a little...


073 Tiago Buhr - The Simplicity of Service

The Simplicity of Service Can a simple smile and letters of appreciation really be part of service that leads to the creation of a prosperous coaching life? What of the relationship between being an entrepreneur running a business and actually being a coach? Can you show your faith in coaching in a way that enrols clients with no risk to them? In a typically open and honest conversation, Tiago shares what he has seen on his journey from struggling coach to living a prosperous coaching life,...


072 Peter Sleigh

Episode 072 - Peter Sleigh Being Lived Having built a very successful accountancy business over the last 12 years, Peter transitioned to full-time coaching in 2019. His dedication to being of service is both compelling and inspiring, and he shares with much enthusiasm and openness how his journey is unfolding right before his eyes… Here’s a little more about Peter Peter Sleigh is a transformational coach having graduated from Michael Neil’s SuperCoach Academy in 2019. Peter’s route to...