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 this special monologue episode, Phil spills the beans on the real reasons he created this podcast, why you should ignore all embellishment and what anyone else is doing, and also forget about yourself being a coach.
Your enthusiasm alone cannot carry you. Catherine is devoted to her spiritual beliefs and practice in a way that plays out in all she does, and is the foundation of her work as a radical love and empowerment coach. In a beautiful conversation she shares her story of burnout and refocusing on being a business owner, and gives us an insight into the fundamental message of all of her work.
Not so much an exclusive peek behind the curtains of Shanti’s life, because anyone who follows her on Facebook will already have a sense of who she is and what’s she’s up to. But it is a lovely conversation with someone who embraces her humanness to the full, and is deeply committed to loving and serving her clients. There is a beautiful simplicity in how she does that.
In this revealing episode Robert talks very openly about his journey through personal growth, deep inner work and ownership, saying YES to all he wanted in life, with some miraculous results. This is another episode full of gems for every coach.
This episode is worth listening to just to hear Mark’s beautiful answer to my final question, and his humility and wisdom offers gems for all coaches throughout. You’ll not hear a more open and honest interview with any coach.
In this fascinating conversation, Alex talks about how he gave up everything he had to spend 14 years in a monastery, and since leaving has built a coaching practice, gives talks, runs workshops and facilitates events sharing all he learned in his Zen training to help people transform their lives and businesses.
Little did I know that today’s guest had been living just 10 miles from me for 15 years, and also coaching for that long! - and it took a mutual friend some 4000 miles away to introduce us. Funny how life works that way sometimes… In this episode Rachel shares her story of building a business around looking after her children, only to reinvent it all some years later.
Coaching Through Adversity Life often presents us with unexpected twists and turns which sometimes seem to floor us, other times inspire us. In this very open, personal and honest episode, Kim and Phil talk about their recent experiences of running a coaching business through some of life’s toughest times.
How do you fit in being a Wife, Mother, Writer, a Speaker, a very enthusiastic Activist, and a Coach? And, if as an activist you end up protesting and sleeping in a tree, how do you pee? Lea Ann reveals all in this wonderfully real, honest and raw episode.
From the outside it looks like Elsie achieved rapid success in her coaching practice. But of course, things are rarely as they seem. In a very open and honest conversation, Elsie reveals what was really going on behind the scenes, shares some wonderful lessons she’s learnt along the way, and has an inspiration message for other coaches.
At the time of this interview, Nicky had a high-quality problem with her coaching practice. One that many coaches would love to have. In this episode she shares how she created this problem, from having a mythical business to something quite different.
In his latest book, My Life Coach Wears a Tutu, Jesse says he works at the intersection between business & entrepreneurship and what would be best described as highly-effective woo-woo. In this interview he shares his journey of being of service, how he built his practice from running retreats, and his current challenges.
To say Matt has had a bumpy ride on his coaching journey would be an understatement. In this dynamite episode, he opens his heart and shares how his substantial investment in coaching and coaching training did not bring the results he initially wanted, and reveals with incredible rawness and honesty the part he played in that. It’s a powerful lesson for every single one of us.
What happens when doors behind you are closed? When you realise you simply must move forward, the only other option is a price too high? In this episode Monica talks about how her one-woman show led to building a successful coaching practice, and how living an un-oppressed life is inspiring others to do the same.
Whenever I think of John I think of professionalism, integrity and love, particularly his love for his wife. In this episode, recorded on their 31st wedding anniversary, John reveals his fun side too. He is one of many coaches out there who are running a successful coaching business without any of the endless selling and sharing we often see on social media. John is out there, getting on with doing it!
Having seen her wonderfully real, open and honest v-logs with her husband, Angus, I was delighted to talk with Rohini and to learn more about her journey into coaching, and was curious about how those videos came about. Rohini also reveals her one guiding principle that has helped her through life and to build a successful coaching business. It’s something we all have and can all use.
How does someone turn fixing computers into a successful coaching practice? And how can being part of a particular community almost kill that coaching practice? Pete, who’s been coaching for around 12 years, tells all in this episode. With so much experience in both the private and public sector in the UK, he also shares some incredibly useful wisdom around the business aspect of coaching.
Susan is a very experienced executive and performance coach, and I’d seen her around the coaching community and was fascinated by the absence of the typical ‘marketing’ posts on social media we often see. How was she running a coaching practice, I wondered? Well, the answer is natural connection, rather than intellectual selling, which is just one of the distinctions that come up in this wonderful conversation.
In this episode Tripp talks very openly about shifting from dicking around to being all-in, the importance of getting support, getting your head out of your ass, and what he looks for in his dream clients. He also has an important message for coaches running away from their pasts, and reveals who has impacted his coaching the most.
In this episode Amir talks about how your coaching business may not need to look like you think it does, and is certainly not the place to find happiness, and he shares how his realisations around coaching and clients have helped him feel liberated to love and enjoy life. He also reveals his big secret to handling feeling desperate down & lost, the simplicity of which may surprise you.