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Always Evolving with Coach Mike Bayer

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Always Evolving with Coach Mike Bayer is a fun and informative podcast created in a 20-minute episodic format in order to deliver both knowledge and entertainment, while staying on pace with our fast-paced lifestyle. Coach Mike brings on fascinating guests, and their conversations offer fresh perspectives, unconventional wisdom and essential solutions.

Always Evolving with Coach Mike Bayer is a fun and informative podcast created in a 20-minute episodic format in order to deliver both knowledge and entertainment, while staying on pace with our fast-paced lifestyle. Coach Mike brings on fascinating guests, and their conversations offer fresh perspectives, unconventional wisdom and essential solutions.


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Always Evolving with Coach Mike Bayer is a fun and informative podcast created in a 20-minute episodic format in order to deliver both knowledge and entertainment, while staying on pace with our fast-paced lifestyle. Coach Mike brings on fascinating guests, and their conversations offer fresh perspectives, unconventional wisdom and essential solutions.




Reconnecting to Life with Andrea Russett

In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes musician and social media influencer Andrea Russett to the studio with him and Tony Directs for an intimate conversation about reconnecting to life. Andrea opens up about being vulnerable online, jealousy and comparison, being attracted to both men and women, addiction, mental health, and the tendency to close herself off from others. Coach Mike coaches Andrea and Tony and uses targeted exercises to help them move forward and reconnect...


The Struggle to Stay Relevant with Lindsey Stirling

In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes electronic artist, violinist, entertainer, and social media sensation Lindsey Stirling to the studio to join him and Tony Directs for a candid conversation about the struggle to stay relevant. Lindsey opens up about the humiliation she felt when she was kicked off of America’s Got Talent, the journey she’s had with her eating disorder, reframing disappointment, reinventing yourself, and what it takes to stay relevant in today’s...


Why is it hard to stay sober when we celebrate?

In this episode of “Always Evolving,” Coach Mike, Tony Directs, and Samson, program manager at CAST Centers, explore the question of why so many people feel the need to drink and use drugs when they celebrate. The three talk candidly about why people are afraid to show up as themselves, self-medicating social anxiety, how to have fun sober, finding your purpose when socializing, being comfortable in your own skin, how to set boundaries with strangers who are intoxicated, and how Coach Mike...


Should you do Ayahuasca?

In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes MMA world champion, Ian McCall, to join him and Tony Directs in the studio to explore the question of whether or not this new trend of taking Ayahuasca is something we should all be considering. Ian talks openly about his traumatic past- his mother leaving, his drug and sex addiction, his violent history- and how the taking of psychedelics has changed his life. Coach Mike and Tony are fascinated by Ian’s wild story and explore their own...


How mentally strong are YOU?

In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes mental strength trainer and author of the bestselling book “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” Amy Morin and social media influencer and TikTok sensation Davante Wilson to the studio to join him and content creator Tony Directs. The four talks openly about their own struggles with mental toughness, how they hold themselves back, and Coach Mike does what he does best- asks the hard questions and provides insights so his guests...


I made a new Song with Jordan McGraw and Box of Beats

Welcome to the studio for this wild and unpredictable episode of Always Evolving. Coach Mike welcomes his friend, musician, and singer of the hit song Her, Jordan McGraw and has his resident DJ, vocal arranger, and performer Box of Beats spinning throughout the show. As always Mike’s videographer and content creator, Tony Directs is in the studio keeping it real and asking the tough questions. The four share openly about music, how they got into it, whether they ever questioned their choice...


Coach Mike celebrates 19-years sober

You won’t want to miss this very personal episode of Always Evolving in which Coach Mike Bayer celebrates 19-years sober. Coach Mike shares his story of addiction and recovery in a way he has never done so before. He invites his divorced parents, Aina and Ron, who have only spoken to one another twice in 20 years, to join him in a conversation that he feels is long overdue. Coach Mike explains that he has never talked openly about his addiction with both of his parents and having a radically...


Marc & Heidi - The Other D’Amelios

In this fascinating episode of "Always Evolving" Coach Mike talks with Heidi and Marc, the wonderful parents of two of the most famous TikTok teens on Earth, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio. They discuss the unexpected and exciting rise to stardom of their daughters and the profound changes in their lives, how they adapt to the changes and opportunities, keep their feet on the ground, keep their family together, and navigate the sometimes toxic and cruel world of social media without losing the...


Just Do It Today

In this fascinating episode of “Always Evolving” Coach Mike helps his dear friend Tony Direct evolve right before our very ears, moving from uncertainty about his career prospects to engaged and in control of where he’s going. Coach Mike takes him through steps to identify exactly what he intends to do about moving things forward and make a critical life decision that will change his future. Listen in and get inspired to make real, honest decisions that will have the most impact on your life...


Be The Master of Your Money: Rachel Cruze Tells You How

How does your financial wellbeing influence your mental wellness? Listen in as Master of Money and Best-Selling Author Rachel Cruze joins us for another exciting episode of Always Evolving with Coach Mike! Rachel and Coach Mike talk about the keys to financial security, the future of currency, what it was like for Rachel growing up as the daughter of financial expert Dave Ramsey, and even get into the spirituality of money. Rachel shares some practical tips for financial freedom and...


Roger Love: The Voice of Influence

You have less than eight seconds to get someone’s attention. Would you like to learn how to connect to people from the man who trained the biggest recording artists on planet Earth? Listen in to Coach Mike and famed vocal coach Roger Love discuss thirty years worth of techniques and insights used to develop the world’s A-list talent. Roger teaches emotion is the key to effective communication and reveals how to put feeling back into the conversation. He provides tips on how to sound happy...


Envisioning Your Life and The Law of Attraction

In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike talks with videographer and content creator Tony Directs about the often-misunderstood law of attraction. Listen in as Coach Mike takes Tony through a live exercise to help him better visualize his goals and authentically align his aspirations. Feeling stuck and unsure of how to make a change in your life? Wondering what guiding principles you should use to set realistic yet fulfilling goals? Tune in as Coach Mike and Tony explore the insights...


Keep It Real

In this special episode Coach Mike sets aside time to talk with his listeners in hopes of building a deeper connection and a stronger relationship. He shares his personal thoughts and feelings about where he wants the show to go and the kinds of experiences he wants his listeners to have, and he invites all of you to email or text him with feedback. Let him know what you would love to see happen! Together, "Always Evolving With Coach Mike" can evolve into the very best podcast it can be....


Influence and Persuasion: How information Goes Viral with Dr. Sander van der Linden

Dr. Sander van der Linden and Coach Mike dive into the phenomena of influence, persuasion, manipulation and people's resistance to new ideas. Dr. van der Linden is dedicated to understanding how and when people allow themselves to be influenced and persuaded, how they resist being influenced, and when people are most vulnerable to deception. Some fans believe things that are untrue about the celebrities they love, even when confronted with evidence to the contrary, in part because the brain...


Gretchen Rubin Breaks Down The Four Tendencies To Self-Awareness

Are you fascinated by human behavior? Do you wonder what makes others tick? Would you like to communicate more effectively? Gretchen Rubin, the five-time New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker joins Coach Mike to share insights into The Four Tendencies that impact social interactions. According to Gretchen, there are two kinds of expectations—outer expectations, to meet work deadlines or answer a request from a friend, for example, and inner expectations: to keep a New...


Shawn Stevenson: Upgrade Your Mind and Body

At twenty years old Shawn Stevenson was diagnosed with a degenerative disc and bone disease his doctors said could not be helped. He accepted his diagnosis until his grandmother convinced him he had to fight for his future. Inspired, he decided to learn everything there is to know about human health, and what he discovered about food changed his life. Today Shawn is author of the USA Today National bestselling book Eat Smarter and the international bestseller Sleep Smarter. In this vital...


Les Brown: Find Your Calling and Invest in Yourself

In this inspiring episode Coach Mike talks to motivational speaker, author and former Congressman Les Brown about how to build confidence and re-connect to oneself and others in the most powerful way possible. Les Brown is a treasure trove of experience, strength and wisdom, and an expert storyteller who will leave you re-energized, revitalized and ready to get things done! Les Brown's approach to successful living is simple: get rid of the negative and build on the positive. He'll help you...


How to Get Unstuck During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you feel stuck? Is the next step confusing? The future can be hard to see for even the most accomplished people. Brooke Sheldon was a successful events planner and former chief of staff to First Lady Barbara Bush and to several heads of Fortune 500 companies, but now feels frozen, stuck and out of balance. Coach Mike digs deep into ways she can find new inspiration, build her business and add personal fulfillment to her impressive resume. In 2003 Brooke established Lilybrooke Events, a...


7 Ways To Reset Your Mindset and Metabolism with JJ Virgin

Now is the time for you to take self-care to the ultimate level. Coach Mike and JJ explain that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. They also discuss the reality that your body is a chemistry lab and help you identify trigger foods that knock your body’s chemistry out of balance. JJ then reveals the simple decision she made that had a profound impact in her life. JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. She is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin...


One Decision Is Out Now!

Eureka O'Hara, star of RuPaul's Drag Race: Live in Las Vegas and HBO's We're Here, takes over Always Evolving and puts Coach Mike in the hot seat to answer the tough questions! In this very special episode, we get an exclusive inside look into Coach Mike's new book One Decision: The First Step To A Better Life. Eureka and Mike travel to the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and give you a chance to meet your personal Boogeyman. Just like in Mike's book,...