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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.






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

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

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

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 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 -

Duration: 00:13:27

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

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! 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!

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

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

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

34 - FItness - 5 Tips to Level Up Your Health for n00bs with Sam Pogue, Level 100 Onnit Warrior.

Coach Austin calls upon one of the highest ranked coaches in the fitness Industry, Sam Pogue, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Onnit & founder of the Fitness Breakroom Podcast to share his XP points with the Coaching for Geeks tribe. Fitness Breakroom Launches December 4th 2017 About Sam Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online fitness community that specializes in telling the stories and strategies of some of the...

Duration: 01:02:05

33 - Fitness/Dating - Exercise to Improve Your Sexual Performance

>>> STOP THE PRESSES! HOW TO GET A DATE IN 72 HOURS WEBINAR - Bom Chikka Wah Wah Ohhhhhhhh yeahhhhhh. Coach Austin knows his way around ALL the equipment in the gym. It’s time to get moving if you want to increase your stamina, have the hip motion to make her melt, and the, well… to not have aching knees after, you know, going down on your knees for a while. It’s time to double down on your lovelife, get moving, and give...

Duration: 00:30:34

32 - Dating - How to Meet and Talk to Women at a Bar

>>>> UPDATE - HOW TO GET A DATE IN 72 HOURS WEBINAR - - Wednesday Novermber 22nd 2017 Bars. People still meet in them. For real. How do you approach someone? How do you speak to someone? What if they turn you away? WHAT IF THEY ACTUALLY TALK TO YOU? Rami meets with Mark to cover the ins and outs of meeting people in bars. Confidence. Conversation. We got you covered. And if you want more check out Rami’s geek dating...

Duration: 01:01:43

31 - Geek - Top 5 Geeky London Activities - Interview with the London Geek, Hannah Cowton

London! City of fish & chips, Big Ben, The Queen, ESports stadia, immersive experiences, and conventions of all kinds. Hannah Cowton, The London Geek, joins Robin as they share their Top 5 Geeky things to do in That London. Hannah is an up-and-coming blogger, with her site The London Geek growing crazyfast as she takes in everything geek themed this city has to offer. You can join Hannah on her adventures at And follow her on Twitter at...

Duration: 00:20:54

30 - Dating - When a geek girl uses a geek guy’s guide to dating - geek dating interview

Rami is a top tier dating coach for geeks, adn joined Coaching for Geeks earlier in 2017. Last year, he created a dating guide for men - Level Up Your Dating - to help them meet more women. But what happens when a woman gets hold of the guide? PLOT TWIST! Rami’s guest on this week’s episode is Emilia, who reverse-engineered his course and used it on men. They talk about her results, what worked and what didn’t. Throw in a smattering of sex talk, online dating apps, and when the best...

Duration: 00:56:44

Bonus Episode - Geek - Red Dwarf Interview, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge at MCM London Comic Con 2017

Cor that’s a long title! Robin went to MCM London Comic Con 2017 as press (fancy!). This is the undedited audio of the Red Dwarf press conference. It was just too good to mess with. You can get all our convention coverage at Pick up our FREE EBook - 7 Steps to Winning at Life - And Join our geeky Facebook gang at Back tomorrow for a...

Duration: 00:28:37

29 - Life - Make your gamer mindset work for you - The Level Up Challenge

Robin loves to game. Robin stayed up late playing Golf Story and so is sat at 9:30 on a Saturday night recording and editing instead of down hs mate’s house playing the latest Jackbox Part Pack. Gamer mindset is capable of some amazing things. It also makes us have just one more go and then oh fuck it’s morning and I’m really behind and tired and damnit! What if we harnessed it to level ourselves up? Robin Bates, founder of Coaching for Geeks, explains how to use your gamer mindset to...

Duration: 00:14:41

28 - Fitness - Top Ten n00b Fitness Mistakes

Ready to hit start and commence your fitness adventure? Coach Austin has his top ten mistakes that fitness n00bs make - so that you can avoid them all and get on with leveling up! We love hearing from our listenrs - let Coach Austin know how you get on at—-more—- Join the Awesome Coaching for Geeks Facebook Community Subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on...

Duration: 00:33:19

26 - Dating - Don’t be afraid of the 3D Girl with Rami and Serenity

It’s October and Rami the Gutsy Geek takes the CfG mic for the first time and interviews girl geek, Serenity. They cover the important topics of where to meet people, the Canadian DDR scene, how having skills is attractive, how to approach someone, and oral sex. Ready to level up your dating? Press start to begin… —-more—- Ready to Level Up Your Dating for real? Check out Rami’s dating course. Want daily dating, fitness, and life...

Duration: 00:50:29

25 - SpecialEffect; interview with Mark Saville

Imagine being unable to game due to an accident or progressive condition. SpecialEffect takes on the challenge of giving gaming back to people through bespoke solutions of engineering, software, advice and support. Mark Saville joined Robin to talk about SpecilEffect’s work, the challenegs and successes, and how you can get invoved with raising awarness and/or funds for their important work bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on inclusion,...

Duration: 00:42:48

24 - Strength vs Power with Coach Austin

Coach Austin of Hyper Strenth and Conditoning takes on strength and power! What do they mean? How can you have more? What’s the difference? How much like being a pokemon trainer is it? Does shouting help you reach 9000? All this and more in Epsiode 24 - Stength versus Power! —-more—- Join the CfG Facebook Community for free support, gaming, challenges, events, achievements, stickers, a Discord group - start levelling up today! Check out Austin’s Gym -...

Duration: 00:26:52

23 - Cosplay 101 with Amanda Conley (or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the dollar stores)

Friend of the show, panellist, writer, and cosplayer Amanda Conley joins Robin to talk about starting out in cosplay. How accurate doed it need to be? Can I dress as a lady? Where do you find the potentially strange clothes needed? What about makeup and movement and getting to the convention? They cover the important topics of consent, and dressing as a character of another ethnicity, all in the name of having the best time while in costume. Don’t be shy, share your cosplays with the...

Duration: 00:35:21

22 - Game Design; Cooking Rumble with Emilio Estrada

Cooking Rumble was designed from the start to enable Emilio to play games with his young daughter. Robin met with him to discuss the complexities of designing a game that works for different ages at the same time, Mexico’s growing game design scene, and the current Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which smashed through its target in just four hours. Join the Coaching for Geeks community today - we’re not just a podcast Check out the Kickstarter campaign for...

Duration: 00:36:52

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