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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.


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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.




096 Dominic Scaffidi - Creating Success

Creating Success Originally recorded for The Loving Being Human Podcast, with the launch of that podcast on hold, shared here so that the thousands of listeners of The Coaching Life Podcast can enjoy this amazing conversation with Dominic Scaffidi. In this episode we discuss: * Our relationship to being human * Self creation and self discovery * How our questions reveal our understanding * Financial and material success * The law of attraction and the laws of physics And, of course, what do we mean by Loving Being Human? Dominic shares a very moving story that completes our conversation, in answer to that question. Here’s a little more about Dominic: Dominic Scaffidi’s purpose is to “awaken greatness.” As a certified executive coach, he fulfils this purpose by partnering with individuals to point them back toward the unlimited potential and possibility of who they really are. By accessing their own innate wisdom, clients are supported to take on important professional and personal goals. In 2008, following a 20-year corporate career, Dominic founded HR Possibilities to provide three core services: 1) Individual Executive Coaching for senior leaders, entrepreneurs and high performing individuals. 2) Team Coaching for senior executive teams 3) Training for leaders and people managers to learn “how to be a Great Coach rather than a good boss.” Dominic has worked with leading edge, global organizations across a variety of industries. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed through the International Coach Federation and has been awarded two Prism awards for excellence in coaching within organizations. He is also grounded in the Three Principles and certified as a transformative coach through Michael Neill’s coach academy. You can find out more about Dominic at and


095 Peter McCammon - Experience Leads

Experience Leads Peter is a gem of a genuine coach, self-described as relatively new to the profession. However, it’s very apparent he has extensive experience outside of coaching that is relevant to coaching, and most of his clients are also from all walks of life outside the profession. During this conversation we discussed: * Peter’s story of transitioning from the family business into coaching, via psychotherapy. * His evolution as a coach over the last 3 years. * How he created his first clients. * What he noticed about clients not signing up. * What a full practice looks like. * A somewhat controversial system he’s been using to connect with some new clients. * How his experiences in his family business and as a psychotherapist help his coaching In his own words, here’s a little more about Peter: ‘I am 55 years old and married with 2 grown-up kids. I love coaching, am passionate about health and fitness (I want to be still coaching when I’m 70) and have never been more excited about my future. I am fairly new to coaching. I trained in 2016 after 20 years in retailing and 10 years as a psychotherapist. A burnout experience led to my move from retail to psychotherapy. Coaching was really more of a hobby until late 2020, when I hired a coach and started coaching full-time. It took me 12 months to fill my practice and another 12 months to increase my fees to the point where my practice started to feel sustainable. My clients are mostly owners, founders, directors and leaders in SME’s across a range of sectors. I also work with some coaches. My work is mostly helping people to get clear about what they really want to create in their life, their work and their relationships and then to help them to see the amazingness that is already within them so that they can go and create whatever it is that they want. If they want help with the creating part, I can help with that too.’ You can find out more about Peter at


094 Hans Phillips - A Master-crash

Having been working in this profession for over 29 years, master executive coach and trusted advisor Hans Phillips experienced one of life’s ultimate masterclasses - a mast-crash. In this insightful, personal and moving conversation, as well as his own story into coaching, Hans also shares: * How he created a sustainable coaching & consultancy business 30 years ago, including creating his first clients. * What is at the heart of Being an impactful coach. * The power of authenticity and relationships in coaching. * When is awareness useless? * Deeply personal details of how his life-crash came about, and its impact on his family. * His road of recovery, and the moving lessons it has brought. * What differentiates the most impactful and successful coaches from those bringing less value. * The importance of having intimate support in our personal & professional lives. Here’s a little more about Hans Hans Phillips provides executive consulting, training and coaching for clients worldwide. He guides people to discover permanent solutions to long-term challenges. With a focus on sustainable high performance, Hans works to transform people’s mindset, actions and results. He also assists in creating new avenues of communication that result in empowering relationships. Whether the project is professional or personal, with 31 years and 31,000 client hours, Hans has the experience and ability to create lasting change. Using proven processes, methods and philosophies from the fields of ontology and phenomenology, Hans helps his clients discover their unique path to a self actualized life. His clients report high levels of satisfaction, liberation, joy and power. You can find out more about Hans at


093 - Phil Goddard - Inevitable Prosperity

Episode 093 - Phil Goddard Inevitable Prosperity In this solo episode, Phil speaks to the number one question asked by aspiring and new coaches: “How do we approach and connect with people who may become clients?” And he explores the answer in the context of 5 Fundamental Elements of building a prosperous coaching life. Phil also exposes some uncomfortable truths about your prospective clients, and reveals the one shift that will open up a prosperous coaching life for you. If you’d like to dive deeper and have Phil as part of your soul support system in creating your Prosperous Coaching Life, Coaching Life Unleashed may be perfect for you. Get in touch to explore. Here’s a little more about Phil: Phil Goddard brings a uniquely compassionate understanding of being human into his work as an executive trusted advisor, leadership mentor, and relationship coach, to help organisations develop teams in which people love to work, love to lead, and love to create. Mastering the art of intimate coaching over the past 31 years, his own extensive experience in leadership roles during his 26 years in corporate, with a mix of down-to-earth humour and sincerity, enables him to connect with his clients with empathy, clarity and vision. Phil’s work centres around transforming relationships and leadership through developing a deeply grounded understanding of the principles behind our human experience and the nature of how our experience of life is created He has worked with Hollywood actors, international models, journalists, artists, authors, film directors, corporate executives, and numerous business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs. A prolific writer, ghostwriter, and author of 5 books, he is also the host of the award winning Coaching Life Podcast. Working with individuals and organisations throughout Europe and Asia, he regularly holds exclusive coaching immersion retreats in Bali and on the Greek Island of Zakynthos. A father and friend, he challenges his work on happiness and continues to develop his sense of humour by following a few English sports teams. You can find out more about Phil at


092 Kendra Cunov - Loving Spirals of Life

Loving Spirals of Life Returning to the path of coaching and facilitation after becoming a parent, Kendra has stayed on that path while navigating her life as a mum to 2 children, building a successful business with much compassion and love. In this episode we discuss: * Spirals of evolution, understanding and development. * The ripple effects of community * Following the spiral rather than an idea of what should be done. * The importance of a supportive environment, what that means and what to do with that. * Kendra’s relationship with money, and the relationship between motherhood and her work. * How much does a coach need to understand what it’s like to be in similar circumstances to you? Here’s a little more about Kendra: Founder of The Collective: A Global Web of Women Devoted to Embodied Wholeness, Kendra Cunov has been studying, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating, Embodiment Practices & Deep Intimacy Work for nearly 20 years, and has pioneered some of the most cutting edge relation work on the planet. Kendra has worked with thousands of men, women & couples in the areas of embodiment, intimacy, communication & full self-expression. She works with organizations & leaders, as well as men, women & couples, who know that embodied presence, truth, connection & integrity are our truest access points to success – in business & in love. You can find out more about Kendra at


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 in creating a prosperous coaching life from those that probably won’t. * Why some folks leave the coaching industry after a short while. * The benefits of working with people smarter than you. * The dangers of social media & comparison. * Starting out as a pro coach, & why it can be so difficult to succeed in building a sustainable coaching practice. * An insight in Paris that has helped Todd live a happy life. * Making his life more about horses than the office. * What’s the one thing that contributes the most to his financial liberty and financial success. Here’s a little more about Todd Not every entrepreneur has a world-changing innovation to bring to market or can spin off a division from a larger company to get their start. Todd Randall was a mid-level manager at a large company when he reset his work values to match his personal ones and still found a way to be a successful multi-preneur with the liberty lifestyle he craved. Currently, Todd is a multiple-entity business owner including retail, wholesale and real estate businesses. His pride and joy is a consulting/coaching business to help aspiring entrepreneurs in hopes that they can avoid the mistakes he made in creating the liberty and/or success they dream of. You can find out more about Todd at 🔹 Coaching Life Unleashed🔹 If you’d like someone with 30 years coaching experience, 16 years running a coaching business, in your corner as you develop your coaching practice, my Coaching Life Unleashed program may be perfect for you. I have simplified my own coaching business over the last couple of years, at its core now focusing on working with 4-6 business owners and leaders and their personal relationships. Working with other coaches is a small supplemental aspect to my practice, giving back into a profession I truly love. Coaching Life Unleashed is an intensive coaching and mentorship program, personalised to you, where you are at, what you are bringing and what you want to create. During our time together, you will embody the fundamental principles of a Prosperous Coaching Life in ways that are aligned with you. Being a personal, one-to-one coaching relationship, you will also be supported in any aspects of your life as they show up during our time together. 2️⃣ I only work with a maximum of 2 coaches at a time on 6 month engagements. 📩 Message me if you’d like more details or to apply


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 squirm, and a willingness to step into the unknown, which is all there really is. We have explored some pretty deep topics during our time together, and this 24 minute conversation is barely a glimpse. What is possible in coaching? A complete shift in your relationship with life, love and yourself. If you’re a coach please feel free to share this episode with your prospects and clients as an example of what is possible in coaching. Here’s a little more about Leo: Born in Austria and raised in Germany by an American Mother and Austrian father, Leo developed a sense of alienation early in life. His “ADD” felt incompatible with traditional education and, feeling something was wrong with him, he found it difficult to connect with other people. Since 2014 he has explored the nature of the human experience and through many kind and openhearted conversations has come to understand that how he felt was as much a universal as it was a personal experience. It is what he would describe as a pandemic of disconnection and disembodiment. Having trained in Gestalt therapy and group dynamics, and being at much more ease with life, he reached a turning point in his career: daring to offer someone he had just met a coaching session. The feedback from that conversation helped him decide to follow his calling to coach. Leo has invested in working with internationally renowned coaches and teachers and now takes much joy from helping his clients flourish and connect with a loving life. He also enjoys writing, listening to and playing music, volunteering in the name of happiness, and supporting organizations or individuals in their quest for a better world. You can find out more about Leo at (English coming soon!)


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 this conversation we discussed: * Tim’s evolution from corporate employee to freelance coach and business owner. * How each of his redundancies became a blessing. * The series of happy accidents and synchronicities that continue to unfold. * How a pint of real ale became a turning point and led to a name for his business. * The difference between commitment and intention. * The system of selling coaching without selling * Determining the right fees for coaching * His biggest current challenge after coaching for more than twenty years. Here’s a little more about Tim: Tim’s transformational True Results Programme helps business clients improve leadership, communication and relationships. Happiness, confidence and effectiveness are heightened and most challenging problems solved. Since the events shared in the podcast Tim studied Executive Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. His learning journey continued with a deep dive into Aware Presence via Effective Mindfulness with Geraldine Breakwell and an immersion into the Three Principles. This led to Getting REAL with Clare Dimond and a fascination with understanding our true nature through the words of Rupert Spira. Tim explores with open curiosity and shares what makes sense to share, thereby nurturing a love of learning. Tim thanks all of his family for their support, especially his beautiful wife Lisa, his mentor cousin, Graham Creswick, and his ever faithful adviser, designer and nephew, Martin Oates. The simplest way to contact Tim is to email him at


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 to get started as a coach * What would Phil do differently, as a coach and a client? * What does Phil still struggle with? * What to do with all the bullshit & embellishment apparent in the coaching profession. Here’s a little more about Phil Phil Goddard helps business owners and leaders throw out their conditioned rule books on life, liberating them to enjoy intimate and fruitful personal and professional relationships, and creating a world of love & compassion, fun & easy-success. His clients typically end their tireless quest for self-improvement, and instead find themselves feeling free, simply enjoying life in harmony with nature and their own wellbeing. He is a coach, speaker, leadership consultant, and lover of life and humanity, and has coached Hollywood actors, international models, journalists, artists, authors, film directors, corporate executives, and numerous business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs. A prolific writer, ghostwriter and published author, he is also the host of both The Coaching Life and Naked Hearts Podcasts. Phil’s work centres around transforming relationships and leadership through developing a deeply grounded understanding of the principles behind our human experience and the nature of how our experience of life is created. With much humour and sincerity, he draws on over 30 years coaching experience and over 20 years in corporate leadership, to help organisations build harmonious and highly productive teams, and help individuals maximise their wellbeing to live their most loving and joyous lives. He is a digital nomad, recently returned from living in Bali for 1½ years, and can often be found on the Greek Island of Zakynthos, where he holds exclusive coaching immersion retreats for individual clients. He challenges his work on happiness by following a few English sports teams. You can find out more about Phil at and following him on Facebook via


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. * The value of imperfection and embracing being human. * What we would like to be different about ourselves. * Playing the game, and reflect on some coaching trainings. Hugh gives one of my favourite answers ever to my final question! Here’s a little more about Hugh, in his own words: “In 1997, after a long period of drug abuse, my life fell apart in a way that it could never be the same again. This turned out to be a good thing! As my addictions ended, I knew I had an opportunity to re-build my life. I am so grateful I had that choice, and that I took it! Since the re-build began, I worked hard on becoming better at being myself. This has not always been easy. Aside from my many and varied addictions, I have struggled with anxiety, confidence, and relationship issues. I have also had times where my life seemed to lack meaning and purpose. Along the way, I have worked with some really great coaches, therapists, and guides, who have helped me get clear about who I am and what my life stands for. These days my life is primarily guided by my core values, two of which are kindness and imperfection. Kindness because, for me, this is one of the most important human qualities. The world needs more of it, so I am doing my part! Imperfection because, for me, we are all fellow strugglers finding our way on this journey through life. Our struggles are not an obstacle to growth. They are our growth! I love helping my clients find freedom from addiction and change their lives! I love helping people realise they can have more of what they want, with the strengths and resources that they already have! One of the great things about choosing a path of personal growth is that one day you get to look back and tell a different story about the journey you have been on. I love helping people come to that place where the dots join up and they can see their personal history through new eyes.” You can find out more about Hugh at


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 accreditation Here’s a little more about Michael Michael has been a professional coach since 2007. Helping people realize their possibility and potential is his calling and it began with a conversation with his mother about guidance counseling in 1983. That was the moment he knew why he was here, to awaken the possibility and potential in all of us. Since then, whether working as a personal support worker with disabled kids, as an educational assistant in a special needs class, supply teacher, the owner of a martial arts studio and a CrossFit gym, to being a professional coach, his purpose allows him to help those he serves to flourish. You can find out more about Michael at


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 contribution to the world. * How the astonishing male suicide figures led to producing a podcast. * Minimalism before it was cool, and how it can help us build relationships. * What’s next, after the pandemic Here’s a little more about Nathan: Nathan Seaward enjoyed a successful 16-year career as an airline pilot before becoming a personal coach and host of The Nathan Seaward Show. He believes, through the process of self discovery and self mastery, entrepreneurs can change the world whilst creating extraordinary lives for themselves and their families. He supports entrepreneurs to create game changing businesses that help people and the planet in new and innovative ways. From being a successful entrepreneur, to leaving at the height of his piloting career to go on a around the world adventure, he’s always lived at the edge of his comfort zone, taking on new and challenging things in service of being his best self and serving the world. You can find out more about Cockpit Coaches at


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 employment to entrepreneur * What’s missing when people go through a coaching school but fail to create a thriving coaching business. * Why ‘The Principles behind Clarity’ and not the 3Ps * What’s the secret to being the ‘productive Jamie Smart’? Here’s a little more about Jamie Jamie Smart is an internationally renowned writer, speaker, coach and consultant. He shows individuals and organizations the unexpected keys to clarity; the ultimate leverage point for creating more time, better decisions and meaningful results. Jamie is a gifted speaker, equally engaging in front of large audiences and more intimate groups. He’s passionate about helping individuals and businesses to deepen their understanding of CLARITY® and to create the results that matter to them. In addition to working with a handful of coaching clients and leading selected corporate programmes, Jamie runs professional development workshops for business leaders, trainers, coaches and consultants. He has appeared on Sky TV and on the BBC, as well as in numerous publications including The Daily Telegraph. In 2003, Jamie started the company Salad, quickly growing a tribe of over 80,000 people who devoured his articles and personal development products. Salad soon became the world’s leading NLP product business, and he was acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s finest trainers. Then, in 2008, Jamie shifted his focus to a new paradigm, the principles of CLARITY®. He stopped teaching NLP and in 2012, sold Salad. Prior to starting his own business, Jamie led multi-million pound organizational change programmes and was also brought in as a troubleshooter to rescue struggling projects. His client list includes the Guardian newspaper, Sweet & Maxwell, Payzone and Dun & Bradstreet. Jamie lives in London. When he’s not working, he loves travelling, walking, drinking coffee and exploring. You can find out more about Jamie at


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


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 and


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 THE FEAST OF GARY MAHLER’S LIFE 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


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 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


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 and email him at


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 or through email at


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 masterful coaching practice can look like, including fees * What it means to ‘do the work.’ Here’s a little more about Kevin: Kevin Waldron is the founder of Waldron Leadership, a business coaching and consulting company, that helps business owners get to that next level of performance. An experienced entrepreneur, Kevin started and grew a $24M a year disaster restoration company with over 200 employees and 5 offices, before selling his business to a national franchise. Based in Novato CA, Kevin now works with business owners around the world to grow their results. In 2015 he pioneered the Kilimanjaro Project, a life leadership program, that had him take a client to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Kevin is also the author of the upcoming book “Real Time Leadership”… How high performers change how they see their world to create a life worth living.” Meet him at