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Turning geeks into superheroes, it's the Coaching for Geeks show! Tackling motivation, confidence, fitness, dating, gaming, interviews with geeks and nerds who've done interesting things, our aim is to get you to get more satisfaction from life, and turn the world into a better, geekier place.

Turning geeks into superheroes, it's the Coaching for Geeks show! Tackling motivation, confidence, fitness, dating, gaming, interviews with geeks and nerds who've done interesting things, our aim is to get you to get more satisfaction from life, and turn the world into a better, geekier place.
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Turning geeks into superheroes, it's the Coaching for Geeks show! Tackling motivation, confidence, fitness, dating, gaming, interviews with geeks and nerds who've done interesting things, our aim is to get you to get more satisfaction from life, and turn the world into a better, geekier place.

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Episodes

53 - An introduction to UK eSports - Interview with Barrage eSports’ Jeff Simpkins

4/15/2018
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eSports! Coahcing for Geeks founder, Robin Bates, is a complete an utter eSports N00b. At least he was until he went to Insomnia62 and PAX East… Eyes opened to the world of professional gaming he sought wisdom, and found it in Jeff Simpkins from Barrage eSports (or at least in his brother James wh pushed Jeff forewards for the podcast). Barrage eSports has a great ethos of taking care of their players and being a team players want to play for, so Robin met with Jeff to find out more...

Duration:00:30:12

52 - Dating - Being Competitive and Dating After Divorce - Interview With Suzie the SingleDatingDiva

4/8/2018
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Dating is rough for everyone. But it’s especially rough if you’ve just gotten divorced and have been out of the game for a long time! In this week’s episode, Rami interviews Suzie, the Single Dating Diva, about how she helps clients who have been out of the dating game get back in shape and get in there. We talk about how competitive the dating world is, how to sell yourself to get an edge over the competition, and how regardless of what you’re into, you’ve got something that makes you...

Duration:00:51:20

51 - Caving in High Heels - Interview with Amazonian Cosplay, Beth Malcolm

4/1/2018
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Beth Malcolm, AKA Amazonian Cosplay, takes her work to the next level. She not only hand crafts her work, which has included Cersei Lannister, Flemeth, Queen Hippolyta and more, but also treks out into the wilderness to take scenic photographs. Follow Amazonian Cosplay on Instagram, Facebook, and find her full portfolio on the Amazonian Cosplay website. Beth goes on to edit the photos to create stunning pieces such as Flemeth (check out her links to see the pics!). Beth joined Robin not...

Duration:00:35:27

50 - Gymtimidation with Coach Austin

3/25/2018
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The gym. The huling beasts and clanking machinery. The lithe and the petite and the muscular gathered together to sweat and grunt and… And that’s a very limited few of the standard gymnasium’s clientelle. Coach Austin of Hyper Strength and Conditioning California tackle gymtimidation right in its stupid face. Go on, level up, hit the gym. Want some motivation? Join the Coaching for Geeks club on Facebook for free! Daily goal setting, challenges, gaming, quidditch, dogs,...

Duration:00:29:33

49: Dark Elves, Drunk Bears, and Sean Bean - interview with tabletop RPG designer Grant Howitt

3/11/2018
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Grant Howitt designs tabletop roleplaying games. Some are utterly bonkers and demand the use of hats and/or toilet paper. Some are dark and challenging such as his latest work, Spire. All of them have a distinct Grant Howitt flavour runining through them. Robin met Grant to talk about dicks and the rules governing them, how Brexit inspired a game of revolutionary dark elves, battle twister, convention gaming, and how he gained belief in his own skills as a a creative. Roleplaying games...

Duration:00:55:46

48: Geek/Business - How to Make a Mobile Game: Gravity Dash with Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots

3/4/2018
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Endless runners! From Canabalt to Jetpack Joyride - Even Mario got in on the act. Now Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots is getting ready to release Gravity Dash, a gravity-flipping take on the genre. Robin met Jedd to chat about his game, the inspiration, the challenges, and standing out in a crowded app store. Gravity Dash launches on iOS, Android, and Windows Surface on Tuesday March 6th. Keep track of those al important app store links at: Gravity Dash Official Site -...

Duration:00:40:33

48: Geek/Business - How to Make a Mobile Game: Gravity Dash with Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots

3/4/2018
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Endless runners! From Canabalt to Jetpack Joyride - Even Mario got in on the act. Now Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots is getting ready to release Gravity Dash, a gravity-flipping take on the genre. Robin met Jedd to chat about his game, the inspiration, the challenges, and standing out in a crowded app store. Gravity Dash launches on iOS, Android, and Windows Surface on Tuesday March 6th. Keep track of those al important app store links at: Gravity Dash Official Site -...

Duration:00:28:51

47: Fitness - Afterburn (not afterburner by SEGA, sorry, but we might talk about that soon too)

2/25/2018
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Look, I REALLY wanted a picture from SEGA’s classic After Burner but I’m currently schmoozing some of SEGA’s employees to come on the show and don’t want to piss them off. So you’ll have to make do with a F-14 Tomcat. With that said Coach Austin tackles the afterburn phenoemeon. What is it? Does it work or is it bullshit? Can you make it more effective? Is SEGA’s R360 version of G-LOC better than After Burner? (yes becasue of going upside down) So join Coach Austin of Hyper...

Duration:00:26:46

Ep 46 Dating - How Geeky Interests Make You More Attractive - Interview with Brad and Mike from Too Old To Date.mp3

2/18/2018
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Sometimes people get divorced. Sometimes you find yourself in your thirties and hopelessly lost in the new world of dating. Sometimes you turn all of that into a romantic comedy podcast. In this week’s episode, Rami interviews Brad and Mike, the creators of Too Old To Date, about their dating lives. We talk about what it’s like to date in your 30s, the funny and awful experiences we all have, and most importantly, how being a geek gives you an edge in your dating life. Find out...

Duration:01:09:47

45: Geek/Business - I Opened a Wizard’s Shop. Interview with Oliver Dall.

2/11/2018
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Ahh holidays, vacations, time away. New adventures, new cultures, an opportunity to think about ideas that you don’t have time to cover. Oliver Dall went to India, gatecrashed an amusements expo, and came back with the idea to open a wizarding shop. Not just a shop, but an experience. 9 months later Oliver’s Brighton opened its doors to 3 1/2 hour queues. Robin met Oliver to talk about his inspiration, pulling it all together, and dealing with the keepers of the franchise which must...

Duration:00:51:02

44: Geek/Business - How to Start a Convention - UnCon - Interview with Darius and Jayde

2/4/2018
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We love conventions at CfG! Meeting new people, playing games, cosplay, buying things and more! Darius and Jayde of All Around the Board accidentally started their own convention… UnCon is heading towards its third weekend on 21st-22nd April 2018 and I wanted to know how it happened. We cover the backstory, developing relationships, finding a venue, building excitement, and naturally when talking gaming, get a bit distracted and talk about all sorts of great games! UnCon Contact and...

Duration:00:37:44

43: Fitness - The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

1/28/2018
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I’ll be honest, I haven’t lostened to this epsiode yet but I expect Coach Austin will talk about the myths and facts of intermittent fasting, in his inimitable, excitable, manner. Coming at you from Hyper Strength and Conditioning, California, Coach Austin is Coaching for Geeks fitness expert, on hand to help you become a superhero. Join him, and the CfG dating coach Rami the Gutsy Geek, and the CfG life/business coach Robin Bates exclusively at...

Duration:00:18:27

42: Dating - Battletoads and the Game of Love

1/21/2018
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When he grew up in the 90s, Rami learned to play a bunch of old games that were hard as nails. His NES was filled with challenges that gave him the skills he needed to succeed in the dating world. If you’re a gamer, you have those skills too! In this episode, Rami talks about his crazy gaming childhood, and how he used those same gaming skills to win at the hardest game of them all - THE DATING GAME. Protip: Battletoads is HARD AS NAILS. Join the 1000-strong CfG gang -...

Duration:00:38:18

41: The History of Videogames exhibition - interview with Mark Ashmore of Future Artists

1/14/2018
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Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping sountracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 pence piece into the coin slot. Here in the UK the arcades have mostly gone and those that struggle on are filled with fruit machines and rigged games of ’skill’, to win tokens for something you could buy from Argos for a tenner. But still their legacy lives on in console and PC games, to the...

Duration:00:15:44

40: LIfe - Handling Criticism without being a dick

1/7/2018
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CfG just got a bunch of frankly quite rude comments on one of our Facebook ads. Once upon a time Robin would have flown into a furious bout of anger and self doubt, flip flopping more than the shoe of the same name. This time he went ‘whatever’ and wrote some content about handling criticism, which struck a chord in the Facebook group, so here it is as a podcast. A big thank you to the people who talked shit about the advert, not only are we not for you (which means we can tweak the ad...

Duration:00:20:43

39: CfG Past, Present, and Future

12/31/2017
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Robin looks back at what the Coaching for Geeks team has achieved since March 2017, where they are now, and reveals what’s in store for 2018. Join the Coaching for Geeks Awesome Club at www.cfgshortcut.com and smash 2018 in its stupid face Want to date succesfully in 2018? Want to figure out what you want from life and how to get it? You need one of our online porgrammes designed by geeks, for geeks - https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/cfg-courses/

Duration:00:13:27

38: Geek - Boardgames! Interview with Quinns from Shut Up & Sit Down

12/17/2017
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What happens when Robin’s throat is so swollen he can’t really speak? You get a replay of last Christmas’ interview with Quinns from Shut Up & Sit Down, becasue boardgames are awesome and you should play more of them. Quintin Smith, or Quinns as he is known, runs one of the greatest boardgame sites ever - Shut Up and Sit Down. You shoud go and visit it and find out mroe about games! https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/ Or visit Coaching for Geeks and check out our courses - how festive!...

Duration:00:13:41

37: Geek - Projekt Indie, Interview with Emma Spalding Plus! the Great Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway!

12/10/2017
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Indie Games! Turns out they’re almost indefinable, and bring a whole world of games to PC, console, and tabletop. Robin chatted with Emma Spalding of Projekt Indie to talk all things indie, starting a gaming blog, and turning it into a career. You know those episodes where Robin just laughs like a drain for an hour? We had to cut a lot out - Ed Plus! 27 games are up for grabs in the Great Projekt Indie and Coaching for Geeks Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway! Read on or listen for how to...

Duration:00:49:40

36 - Life - Live Your Purpose, Interview with Mastin Kipp

12/3/2017
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What is purpose? Where does it come from? Why do some find it hard to uncover? Mastin Kipp is an American entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned public speaker. Mastin is the creator of Functional Life Coaching™, an innovative, unique and accelerated approach to creating lasting personal and business change. So what happens when Robin high on Lemsip and codeine meets Mastin? Star Wars, Purpose, the state of the world, and more! More About Mastin Kipp Find out more about...

Duration:00:57:21

35 - Dating/Life - How to be Confident when Things are Falling Apart - Interview with lead singer JP Lachapelle

11/26/2017
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Rami the dating coach is back! This week he interviews his old friend JP Lachapelle, the former lead singer of multiple bands, including Mire and Keychain. They talk about confidence, and how to build confidence as a geek. They discover the secrets to creating confidence where it doesn’t exist, and how to recover confidence when something bad happens in your life… like a breakup or a physical injury. Confidence can be learned like any skill, and as a lead singer JP knows all about...

Duration:00:52:06

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