The Mindful Coach Podcast

Brett Hill

Mindful Coaching is not just a skill; it's a movement. In a world obsessed with "getting more done," many feel the urgent need to help people in a more profound way. And many of us have found that the more mindful we are in our life and work, the better or experience of life and the quality of our work. We make better decisions and inspire deeper connections in ourselves and others because we are committed to being more deeply connected with ourselves and the world. In becoming a professional coach and coach trainer, I experienced (and still do!) a great deal of hype and predatory marketing targeting coaches. So, I created The Mindful Coach Association. A safe haven and community of mindful professionals where we can connect, collaborate, and support each other in our learning, lives, and success. Free from the constant drone of mastermind pitches and promises of instant wealth. As the founder of the association, I talk to a lot of coaches. One day, after listening to a particularly inspired coach doing great work with the LGBTQ+ community and also hearing from another working with immigrant populations to help them adapt to a new culture, I felt like wow - "People really need to hear about this work." But there is no venue for coaches who are doing amazing, important work but aren't publishing books, doing podcasts, TV shows, selling out masterminds, and "crushing 7 figures." And if you take the many thousands of inspired, courageous coaches doing great work with challenged populations - this is a mighty force indeed - but one that has no voice. The Mindful Coach Podcast was created to give a voice to those incredible coaches whose work is unheard and unheralded. Now you can hear their stories of great work that is going on in the world, work that you may not otherwise encounter -and be inspired as I have by the collective goodness that's blossoming in the world. And you are a part of this work! Beyond these stories, the podcast is a gateway to a vibrant community - The Mindful Coach Association (https://mindfulcoachassociation.com) Here, you'll have the opportunity to engage in enriching conversations with our guests and fellow mindful professionals during our weekly meetings. It's a safe, collaborative space where individual actions culminate into a powerful, unified force. No upsells or pitches. Moreover, this podcast is designed to aid in the growth of your practice. We introduce you to exceptional services and cutting-edge technologies, including AI, to enhance your productivity and success. Additionally, a coach is always growing their skills so you'll gain invaluable insights and practical tips from experts in new and powerful coaching modalities. If you're a coach or helping professional and interested in mindful-somatic work, check out my website at The Mindful Coach website at https://themindfulcoach.com Tune in, leave a review, and become part of the Mindful Coach Association. Together, we amplify our impacts, elevating not only each other but also our clients and the world at large. Together, we are a mighty force. read less
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Elevate Your Sessions with Full Spectrum Listening
5d ago
Elevate Your Sessions with Full Spectrum Listening
In this episode, I'm diving into a topic that can truly elevate not only your coaching but also the quality of your life overall. This is crucial skill for professional coaches and anyone in a helping role. It's about a skill that goes beyond active listening - it's called full spectrum listening. This technique involves engaging all your senses to pay attention on purpose, in the moment, and without judgment. And it goes places you probably don't expect. Here's a breakdown of the topics and where they are in the episode:00:00:03 - Introduction to Full Spectrum Listening Brett Hill introduces the concept of full spectrum listening as a refined form of active listening that engages all senses to pay attention in conversations, both professionally and personally.00:02:36 - Importance of How Things Are Spoken Hill highlights the significance of the way words are spoken, including pacing, language, emotional intensity, and delivery, emphasizing that these factors contribute to a different experience beyond just the words themselves.00:06:46 - Spatial Dynamics and Proximity Hill discusses the importance of spatial dynamics and proximity in communication, sharing a personal experience of understanding personal boundary space and cultural influences on physical proximity in conversations.00:11:53 - Dual Awareness and Self-Reflection Hill delves into the concept of dual awareness, where active listening involves paying attention to both the client and one's own responses, thoughts, feelings, and sensations, emphasizing that this self-reflection is an integral part of full spectrum listening.00:14:28 - Human Senses and Evolution Hill explores the idea that humans have senses beyond the traditional five senses, suggesting that there are capacities and senses related to group dynamics and reading the room, indicating that these abilities may not be fully developed but are still significant in communication.00:15:42 - The Power of Group Sense Brett discusses the concept of group sense and shares his experience with Matrix leadership training. He emphasizes the unique intelligence of a group and the value of developing senses for group dynamics.00:17:20 - The Role of Coach Intuition Brett highlights the importance of coach intuition, describing it as a valuable resource in facilitating someone else's process. He emphasizes the need to test and validate intuitive impressions to ensure their usefulness.00:19:18 - Using Subtle Senses Brett delves into the use of subtle senses in coaching, acknowledging the potential for specific information to arise through these senses. He emphasizes the value of these senses in deepening understanding and fast-tracking coaching sessions.00:20:39 - Deep Listening and Mindful Coaching Brett discusses the significance of deep listening and mindful coaching, emphasizing the importance of being fully present with the client in the moment. He highlights the need for non-judgmental, open listening to fully understand the client's experience.00:23:51 - Enhancing Client Value Brett underscores the value of paying exceptional attention in coaching, distinguishing it as a unique and enriching way to relate to others. He encourages coaches to open up their senses to provide exceptional value for their clients and enhance their own satisfaction.
Unlocking Your Body's Inner Wisdom: Healing the Mind-Body Connection
Mar 14 2024
Unlocking Your Body's Inner Wisdom: Healing the Mind-Body Connection
People are feeling the way they're feeling right now [run down] because of the disconnect between themselves, the mind and the body connection. - April WyettTired of feeling disconnected and uncertain about yourself and the world? Have you been told to simply think positive to feel better, only to feel frustrated and overwhelmed? If life's constant distractions and demands have left you feeling run down and disconnected from yourself, you're not alone. It's time to explore a different approach that goes beyond positive thinking. Let's uncover the power of the mind-body connection and learn how to connect with yourself for a happier and healthier life. Say goodbye to feeling locked out and uncertain and hello to a deeper mind-body connection and reduced stress.April Wyett, a wellness advocate, is deeply committed to helping individuals navigate their healing journeys, particularly during time of disconnection and uncertainty. Through her program, Living with Intention, April offers diverse wellness modalities, ranging from mindfulness and the power of thought to retreats, where she helps people explore the mind-body connection. Her expertise in Reiki and biodynamic breath work, developed through experiences with correctional facilities, highlights her dedication to promoting mind-body integration and stress resilience. April's warm and approachable nature, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the body's emotional intelligence, positions her as a valuable guide for those seeking to establish a deeper mind-body connection and alleviate stress.You can learn more and connect with April on her website Living With Intention , Youtube channel , Linked In, Facebook and Instagram at @livingwithintention.coThis show is produced by Brett Hill, Mindful-Somatic Coach and Coach Trainer and founder of The Mindful Coach Association. If you're a coach, healer, therapist, or other professional in a "helper" role, value mindfulness in life and work, and would like to connect and collaborate with your colleagues in a hype-free environment, join us!
Mindful Communication Starts with Your Voice: A Broadcaster Shares Her Wisdom
Feb 29 2024
Mindful Communication Starts with Your Voice: A Broadcaster Shares Her Wisdom
Your eyes are the windows to your soul, your mouth and conversation is the front door. - cDoes this sound familiar? Have you been struggling to communicate effectively, feeling like your message isn't getting across? Maybe you've been told to just speak louder or more assertively, but it's left you feeling frustrated and unheard. It's time to change that and find a new approach to mindful communication that will transform your vocal presence and elevate your impact. Tune in and discover the powerful techniques that will revolutionize how you connect with others.In this episode, you will be able to:Uncover the transformative power of mindful communication and revolutionize your coaching style.Enhance your vocal presence through expert breathing techniques and captivate your audience effortlessly.Unlock the true potential of your coaching sessions by learning to more effectively use your voiceMaster mindful communication techniques to establish genuine connections and inspire positive change.Embrace the importance of authentic voice coaching to elevate your coaching impact and influence.My special guest is Susan MurphyWith a rich background in broadcast media, Susan Murphy brings a wealth of experience to the table as a broadcast voice coach. Having transitioned from roles such as radio traffic reporting to television news reporting and weather forecasting, Susan's journey has been diverse and dynamic. Her expertise now lies in empowering individuals to harness the power of their voice, not just for professional success, but also for personal growth. With a strong emphasis on authenticity and vocal presence, Susan's insights are valuable for coaches seeking to enhance their communication techniques. Her unique blend of industry knowledge and passion for mindful communication makes her a compelling guest on The Mindful Coach podcast, where she shares practical strategies and invaluable insights.You can reach Susan on her website or Linked In and also InstaMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Exploring the The Mind-Body Connection
Feb 14 2024
Exploring the The Mind-Body Connection
Did you know that your physical heart has neurons? As in brain cell neurons that are alive and functioning in the heart? And, wait till you hear the stories of what some people experienced after receiving a heart transplant. Entirely new skills all of a sudden? Wow. What does this mean about the mind-body connection?You'll hear about this and more from Carlos Davidovitch, MD - a distinguished international executive coach and expert in neuro management. With a rich background in medicine and business, he has accumulated over 20 years of experience working with leadership teams in Europe, the USA, and Canada. Carlos is a thought leader at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, where he has made significant contributions to neuroplasticity and its practical applications in coaching. As the co-author of Personality DNA and The Five Brain Leadership: How Neuroscience Can Help You Master Your Instincts and Build Better Teams, Carlos has established himself as a prominent figure in the study of leadership and neuroscience. His expertise in these areas equips him to offer valuable insights and guidance to individuals and organizations seeking to improve decision-making, leadership skills, and personal development.You can reach him at https://www.carlosdavidovich.comMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
From Behind the Iron Curtain to Mindful Therapist & Entrepreneur
Feb 1 2024
From Behind the Iron Curtain to Mindful Therapist & Entrepreneur
In this episode:Ilona Phillips' journey behind the Iron Curtain to leader Lotus ConsultingExplore the profound impact of COVID-19 on mental health.Master the art of incorporating mindfulness in therapy sessions.Discover transformative mindful eating exercises for eating disorders.Embrace the powerful impact of mindfulness in daily life.My special guest is Ilona PhillipsIlona Phillips, the compassionate founder of Lotus Consulting, is a seasoned therapist with a remarkable journey from a small town behind the Iron Curtain to building a thriving group practice of 30 professionals. Specializing in mindfulness, her commitment to underserved populations and holistic healing shines through her work. With a deep understanding of the power of mindfulness in therapy, Ilona's personal experiences and dedication to integrating mindfulness into her practice make her an invaluable guest. Her expertise and insights are sure to resonate with therapists and coaches, offering valuable perspectives to enhance therapeutic presence and elevate client outcomes.Her is one of remarkable resilience and tenacity. From her early years within the restricted environment of Eastern Europe to forging a career as a distinguished therapist and mindfulness coach in the United States, Ilona's story is a testament to her determination. Her unique upbringing and personal experiences shaped her professional focus, allowing her to connect deeply with her clientele as she navigates the complexities of mental health and emotional well-being.Now, she specializes in eating disorders and leads Lotus Consulting, a practice of 30 mental health professionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can reach her at https://lotusconsultingpllc.com or https://ilonaphillips.com
From Reality TV to Real Healing: Melody Murray on Boundaries, Therapy, and Transformation
Jan 18 2024
From Reality TV to Real Healing: Melody Murray on Boundaries, Therapy, and Transformation
In order to serve other people, we have to take care of ourselves and draw the lines when necessary. - Melody MurrayMeet Melody Murray, a licensed marriage and family therapist and child mental health specialist who seamlessly transitioned from a successful career in television production to making a profound impact as an author and mental health advocate. You will love her energy, vitality, and passion for life and learning as she talk about her journey from reality TV show producer to therapist. You'll hear about how she came to realize that what she was doing with TV was a "dream come true" in some people's eyes, but ultimately felt inauthentic causing her to revaluate her inner world as well as her outer work. Her story is a testament to the power of authenticity in action, and her unique perspective will inspire and resonate with fellow professionals in the field.With media features on platforms like the Today Show, the New York Times, and the Business Insider, Melody's work and insights have reached a wide audience. Her upcoming book, "My Bounce Back Plan," and her experience in managing ADHD, trauma, depression, and family dynamics make her a valuable resource for therapists, coaches, and mental health professionals seeking authenticity and real-world strategies to support their clients. In this episode:Understand the complexities of grieving for living loved ones to navigate emotions with empathy and understanding.Establish healthy boundaries in therapy to create a safe and respectful environment for both clients and therapists.Embrace a successful career transition into therapy by gaining insights and strategies for a smooth and fulfilling shift.Cultivate authenticity in therapy approach to build genuine connections and foster trust with clients.Navigate lost relationships with living loved ones by learning effective communication and coping strategies.You can find her at https://www.melodylmft.com/Linked In: https://www.facebook.com/MelodyLMFTMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
The Power of Positive Intelligence to Transform Leadership
Jan 4 2024
The Power of Positive Intelligence to Transform Leadership
Leadership is not a spectator sport. Go out and try some of these tips that we've given you and see how they work. - Dr. Kevin GazaraBoth Dr Gazzara and I have technical backgrounds, (Intel and Microsoft respectively) so it's great fun to talk shop with someone who is focused on making the science of our neurology, through mindfulness and his specialty, Positive Intelligence (PQ). Dr. Gazzara brings a wealth of practical, actionable insight and guidance to his clients and the world. With a strong background in engineering and business, Dr. Gazzara's expertise lies in applying positive intelligence to foster effective leadership communication and personal growth. As an ICF certified coach and co-author of The Leader of Oz, draws on over 25 years of experience in management and leadership development, both in the corporate sector and as a university professor. There is a LOT of practical guidance in this episode, which is why he says, "Go out and try these" techniques and see if they work.Effective Leadership Communication TechniquesEffective leadership communication techniques are pivotal to achieving team goals and fostering a productive work environment. Becoming a great communicator involves learning to express expectations clearly, patiently listening to team members, and building strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect. By mastering these techniques, leaders can facilitate more meaningful conversations, inspire teams to strive for common objectives, and greatly enhance their ability to influence and effectively lead others, consequently enriching the overall workplace dynamic.Power of Positive Intelligence The power of positive intelligence lies in its ability to strengthen our mental fitness, an essential skill for leaders. This revolutionary approach involves simultaneously suppressing self-sabotaging thoughts (saboteurs) and amplifying our positive qualities (sage powers). By committing to this practice, leaders can enhance their problem-solving capabilities, drive innovative ideas, and improve overall performance, making it a potent tool for building more thriving, resilient teams, and organizations.Resources in this episode:Take the Positive Intelligence Assessment: Visit pqtrainingandcoaching.com to access a free assessment that will help you identify your saboteur strengths and the strength of your positive intelligence brain. This assessment takes about five minutes and provides valuable insights into your mental fitness.Check out his book: The Leader of OZ Join The Mindful Coach Association: If you're interested in joining a community of courageous coaches and accessing free membership, visit The Mindful Coach Association to join weekly meetings and connect with like-minded individuals.Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Waking Up From the Dream
Dec 21 2023
Waking Up From the Dream
Join The Mindfulness Mentor Michael Gibian as he uncovers the power of nonverbal cues, discusses how to cultivate loving presence, and how to "wake up from the dream" in a quest to create a transformational experience for clients in a safe and connected coaching environment.Both Brett and Michael have a common background, having studied extensively with Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi Method of mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. You'll hear stories about their experiences with Ron and other excellent teachers. In this episode, you will be able to:Master the art of integrating mindfulness into daily life and coaching for transformative results.Explore the profound impact of fragmented selves and learn how to awaken to a more integrated and authentic existence.Uncover the significance of nonverbal cues in coaching to deepen connections and understanding with your clients.Cultivate a compassionate and loving presence as a coach to create a safe and supportive space for personal growth.Embrace the power of conscious choices and witness the positive shifts it brings to your coaching practice.Michael Gibian has over 30 years of experience in mindfulness, meditation, and coaching, making him a seasoned expert in the field. His journey began with a deep passion for helping and healing people, leading him to study under renowned masters such as Sri Ravi Shankar, Jack Cornfield, and Thich Nhat Hanh. With a background in Buddhist meditation, including Vipassana, Michael brings a unique perspective on integrating mindfulness into everyday life and coaching. His teachings focus on compassionate presence, social justice, and the practical application of mindfulness, offering valuable insights for both practitioners and individuals seeking a deeper connection with themselves and others.The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction to Michael's Journey 00:05:55 - Applying Mindfulness in Everyday Life 00:10:39 - Unpacking Motives and Practicing Generosity 00:13:16 - Mindfulness and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness 00:16:11 - Internal Family Systems and Self-Integration 00:16:43 - Understanding Fragmented Selves 00:18:12 - Waking Up from Fragmented States00:19:52 - Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness 00:21:17 - Developing a Practice of Mindfulness 00:30:56 - Somatic Orientation and Emotional States 00:33:23 - The Power of Nonverbal Cues 00:34:46 - The Influence of Ron Kurtz 00:36:35 - Cultivating Loving Presence 00:40:44 - Dealing with Stressful Situations 00:47:47 - Connect with Michael Gibian Connect with Michael at michaelgibian.comon Linked-In or on the Mindful Coach Association websiteMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
The Power of Short Books to Grow Your Practice
Dec 7 2023
The Power of Short Books to Grow Your Practice
As a book author you position yourself differently from other coaches. You can share what it is you do and really does give you that differentiation point. Plus, when properly planned, you can connect with readers - Mike CapuzziWhat you'll learn!Unlock the power of using books to elevate your coaching business.Discover the surprising benefits of writing short books for your coaching career.Navigate the seamless publishing process for your short books and boost your coaching credibility.Stand out and differentiate yourself through the authority of being a published author.Explore the convenience of print-on-demand services for aspiring authors like yourself.Our Guest: Mike Capuzzi In this episode of The Mindful Coach podcast, the guest, Mike Capuzzi, a seasoned publisher and book publishing coach, shares his valuable insights on using books to grow a coaching business. With a focus on writing short, impactful books, Mike offers a personalized approach to guide coaches through the publishing process. He emphasizes the effectiveness of specific messaging for different audiences, setting himself apart from traditional publishing methods. Throughout the conversation, Mike highlights the benefits of short books in attracting clients and establishing authority. His expertise and hands-on approach make this episode essential for coaches seeking to differentiate themselves, share their expertise, and grow their business through book publishing. Whether considering writing a first book or seeking innovative strategies to leverage existing content, Mike's insights provide practical guidance for establishing credibility and attracting clients through the power of publishing.Elevate Coaching BusinessIncorporating books into your arsenal can significantly elevate your coaching business. As a marketing tool, a book is a guide, leading readers towards your services and products. According to Mike Capuzzi, writing a book doesn't just differentiate you from the competition but also establishes authority and fosters trust with your potential clients.Benefits of Short BooksMike Capuzzi advocates for the crafting of short, targeted books, a concept he refers to as "shooks." These books, readable within an hour, provide a myriad of benefits. Apart from being more approachable to both writers and readers, they effectively convey beneficial information and create a segue for interested readers to connect further with the author.Streamlined Publishing ProcessThe streamlined publishing process leverages technological advancements such as Amazon and print-on-demand services. This method eradicates the need for costly inventory storage, allowing for flexibility with edits or changes to the content. With Mike's hands-on guidance throughout the process, aspiring authors can transition from idea to completed book without undue stress.Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Mastering Mindful Leadership in Engineering and Tech
Nov 23 2023
Mastering Mindful Leadership in Engineering and Tech
We disregard the power of our heart many times, but it holds the key to our true vision and purpose. - Kathy HadizadehPractical techniques for integrating mindfulness and emotional intelligenceIn today's demanding corporate world, leaders face increasing stress levels. Integrating mindfulness and emotional intelligence into leadership practices can significantly reduce this struggle. Not only does it help leaders in managing stress and pressure, but it also nurtures their capacity for innovation and decision-making prowess.Kathy Hadizadeh is a highly accomplished former technology executive, boasting an impressive career that includes notable companies such as DirecTV, AT&T, and Omnicron. With a diverse background in technology, entertainment, marketing, and fintech, Kathy brings a wealth of industry experience to the table. In 2018, she founded Heart Mind Tuning, a consulting service and advisory agency focused on providing leadership and executive coaching to senior figures in the tech, product, and engineering realms. With over five years of experience guiding nearly a thousand leaders, Kathy is a certified Leadership and Executive Coach recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her expertise in neuroscience-based emotional intelligence and mindful leadership allows her to provide valuable knowledge, tools, and guidance to enhance mindfulness and resilience for leaders in the engineering and tech industries. Kathy's unique blend of practical experience and specialized training makes her an invaluable guest on The Mindful Coach podcast, where she shares her insights on mindful leadership in the engineering and tech sectors.The key moments in this episode are:00:00:01 - Introduction 00:00:51 - Kathy's Journey 00:05:29 - The Importance of Relaxing the Brain 00:08:01 - Surrendering and Heart-Mind Connection 00:12:41 - Finding the Heart's Voice 00:17:47 - Initial Steps Towards Healing 00:21:39 - Transition to Helping Others 00:23:54 - Finding Her Niche 00:28:41 - Navigating Complex Systems 00:34:23 - The Importance of Marketing and Selling as a Coach 00:35:14 - The Calling to Become a Coach 00:36:57 - Being of Service in Coaching 00:37:52 - Practicing Mindfulness as a Coach 00:39:20 - Gratitude for Teachers and Coaches You can find out more about Kathy at her website Heart Mind Tuning: and on her Linked In Profile.If you like this episode, leave us a review on iTunes or where you listen.If you're a coach or helping professional aligned with this work, join us at the Mindful Coach Association. You can meet Kathy and other incredibly talented, courageous coaches doing inspiring work. Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Breaking the Mold: Redefining Masculinity and Cultivating Vulnerability with Jem Fuller
Nov 9 2023
Breaking the Mold: Redefining Masculinity and Cultivating Vulnerability with Jem Fuller
you want to improve your relationship with life, you must be improving your relationship with yourself. - Jem FullerRedefining Masculinity and Embracing Emotional ExpressionEngaging in an enlightening discussion on societal norms and masculinity, Jem sheds light on the importance of redefining masculinity. He emphasizes the need for men to embrace vulnerability and emotional expression, breaking away from traditional stereotypes. By encouraging introspection and mindfulness, Jem advocates for a deeper level of emotional understanding among men which ultimately leads to more meaningful and supportive relationships.Jem Fuller is a fascinating coach, author, and speaker who has lived a truly adventurous and diverse life. Jem has a rich tapestry of life experience from being a barefoot backpacker and traditional tattooist to a corporate leader and executive leadership coach. With a deep passion for travel and a desire to break free away unquestioned societal norms, Jem has immersed himself in different cultures and deeply studied mindful practices along the way. His expertise in mindful communications and his dedication to helping others cultivate vulnerability and support in their relationships, with a special emphasis on men's issues in modern tiomes, make him an invaluable guest on our podcast. As a dedicated partner and father, Jem brings a unique perspective to the table and offers valuable insights on how men can improve their emotional connection and support among friends. We are thrilled to have Jem Fuller join us on the show and share his wisdom with our audience.The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:00 - Jim's Adventurous Journey 00:07:11 - Different Styles of Meditation00:09:27 - The Interplay Between Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication 00:13:16 - Improving Communication by Improving Relationship with Self 00:17:30 - Starting the Company on a Limited Budget 00:19:25 - The Himalayan Retreat and Mindfulness 00:22:25 - Writing a Book on Conscious Communication for Men 00:25:32 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in Men 00:29:24 - Embracing a Spectrum of Emotions 00:32:44 - The Importance of Male Friendship and Vulnerability 00:33:28 - The Pressure to Persevere and Sacrifice 00:34:37 - Cultivating a Supportive Work Culture 00:35:23 - The Mindful Coach Association and Powerful Work 00:37:05 - Conclusion and Gratitude Connect with Jem:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jemfuller/https://www.instagram.com/jemfuller/https://www.facebook.com/jemfuller.mehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAwvXrYHQ8pSmQES6Yhlmwhttps://jemfuller.com/books/If you're a coach or helping professional who values mindfulness in your life and work, you're invited to join the Mindful Coach Association. Membership is free and benefits are many.Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and...
Going Deep with Troubled Youth - with Coach Aaron Huey
Oct 26 2023
Going Deep with Troubled Youth - with Coach Aaron Huey
One moment, being willing to sit in the darkness, one willingness to take a chance and say yes and find out the truth of another person's experience - can save a life. - Aaron HueyPrepare to be inspired by the incredible work of Aaron Huey, a remarkable individual who has dedicated his life to helping troubled adolescents navigate through deep crises. With personal experience overcoming addiction, trauma, and suicidal thoughts, Aaron brings a level of empathy and understanding that is truly unparalleled. Starting with a martial arts studio in Boulder, Colorado, his innovative solutions caught the attention of counselors and parents seeking transformative experiences for their children. This led to expanding after-school programs, weekend events, and even transformative teen rites of passage retreats. Aaron's commitment didn't stop there; he opened a sober home for teen boys, providing a safe haven for recovery. Despite facing challenges like the closure of his treatment center, Aaron's expertise led to the development of the highly acclaimed parenting masterclass - Beyond Risk and Back, and the groundbreaking project, Safe Dojo. His accomplishments have earned him recognition as a top healthcare visionary and industry leader. We are thrilled to have Aaron Huey as a guest on The Mindful Coach podcast, where he will share his insights and wisdom with coaches and mentors seeking to provide empathetic support and transformative experiences to troubled adolescents. Get ready to be inspired by Aaron's incredible journey and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those in deep crises.Connect with Aaron:https://aaronmhuey.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/firemountainprograms/Beyond Risk and Back podcastMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Overcoming Business Development Challenges: Insights and Strategies for Coaches - Featuring Heather Gwaltney
Oct 12 2023
Overcoming Business Development Challenges: Insights and Strategies for Coaches - Featuring Heather Gwaltney
We need to define success in a different way, not only financially, but also incorporating the social and environmental pieces for a more balanced, holistic way to define success. - - HeatherHeather Gwaltney is an accomplished professional with a diverse marketing, communications, and organizational development background. With over 25 years of experience, she has honed her skills and expertise in these areas. As the founder and CEO of the Center for Mindful Business, Heather has successfully combined her passion for mindfulness and sustainability with her business acumen to create a unique platform for coaches. She holds a master's degree in organizational development and is certified as a mindfulness teacher and permaculture design expert. Heather's extensive experience includes directing a documentary, authoring a self-help book, and teaching courses as an adjunct professor. Her dedication to bridging the gap between wellness professionals and clients is evident in her mission to provide resources and support for coaches facing business development challenges. Heather's knowledge and insights make her a valuable asset to the coaching community.She has developed an evidence-based mindfulness training program for businesses and, through the Center for Mindful Business, is certifying coaches to deliver those programs which will bring opportunities to those coaches. This is a unique offering that is needed for both businesses and coaches and for these reasons, she's a member of the Mindful Coach Association and a guest on the show. You can connect with Heather at The Center for Mindful Business and via her Linked In profile.Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Integrating IFS Practices in Coaching with Richard Tashma
Sep 28 2023
Integrating IFS Practices in Coaching with Richard Tashma
There is a core wisdom within us, always accessible, that knows how to heal and interact in the world. - Richard TashmaWelcome to a great conversation with Richard Tashma, an IFS-inspired coach and founding member of The Mindful Coach Association.An expert in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Richard and Brett explore the integration of IFS principles into coaching. Tashma shares his journey with IFS and how IFS can be beneficial for coaches in understanding their clients' internal landscapes.The conversation includes an overview of the notion of "parts" within ourselves, such as protectors and exiled parts, and their impact on personal growth and relationships. Tashma explains the goal of IFS, which is to bring the core self and self-energy to the scene to heal the wounded parts. The episode also addresses the difference between coaching and therapy, with Tashma highlighting the importance of recognizing when a more therapeutic approach may be necessary. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights into the integration of IFS into coaching and provides a pathway for coaches to enhance their understanding and support their clients' growth and healing.You can reach Richard from his Linked In profile and https://www.rockymountaincalm.org/Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
The Storm is the Norm: The Urgent Need for Mindful-Somatic Coaching
Sep 14 2023
The Storm is the Norm: The Urgent Need for Mindful-Somatic Coaching
In these days of disconnection and overstimulation - "the storm is the norm". The "inner noise" is so noisy and imbalanced because our outer world is so harsh - and there is cost to that. People have forgetten how to connect to themselves. And if you can't connect with yourself, you can't connect with others. That is what the Mindful Coach Method is all about. Connection to that which is truly meaningful, persistent, and deeply relevant. This is the answer to disconnection and all true improvement in this area requires mindful awareness. - Brett HillThis podcast is a special episode that makes the case that mindful-somatic coaching is exactly waht is needed in these modern times to help clients connect deeply and permanently to a deeper purpose and sense of self. The "storm is the norm," meaning that people are walking around so overstimulated and overwhelmed that we think this is normal. And there is a neurological consequence to this. Burnout, depression, disconnection - all of which are big problems with many people these days. The answer is to somatically reconnect to who we really are and that starts with learning to be present with and name our experience. This episode features demo extracted from a live webinar where Brett using somatic techniques with a participant to demonstrate how to quickly create trust and rapport with a client. And it goes further than this. Brett discusses how mindful-somatic techniques he teaches in The Mindful Coach Method help coaches learn to cut through the noise of endless storytelling and get to deeper issues with clients, much faster than otherwise possible.In addition, he explores the value of a coaching framework for guiding the work.If you're interested in learning more about this unique and powerful training, visit The Mindful Coach Method or write to brett@themindfulcoach.comMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Unlocking the Power of Healing Responses in Parenting: A Path to Stronger Connections - Anna Howes
Aug 31 2023
Unlocking the Power of Healing Responses in Parenting: A Path to Stronger Connections - Anna Howes
It's really about helping parents turn that lens around, looking at their own inner work, and giving them the tools to find their own unique solutions to everyday sticky moments. - Anna HowesOur guest today, Anna Howes, has artfully blended the realms of parenting, education, and energy healing to pioneer a transformative approach in family dynamics. Her unique perspective comes from a courageous personal healing journey and relentless dedication to being a constructive parent. With deep trust in her truth, Anna set on a path to create peaceful, and sustainable relationships within her family. Now, she brings that invaluable insight to parents across the globe, teaching them to find their rhythm in their unique parenting styles.In this episode, you will hear:The profound influence of energy healing techniques on improving mental state and relationship dynamics.The critical importance of mindful decisions in maintaining an optimal energy balance.The indispensable role of self-awareness and self-care in fulfilling your potential.Insights into fostering rich and constructive parent-child relationships.How there are useful maps /navigational aids that promote self-exploration and perpetual self-improvement.Significance of Self-Awareness and Self-HealingDelving into the importance of self-awareness and self-healing, Anna emphasizes the need to be introspective and self-reliant. The journey to a tranquil family life begins within oneself, reigning in our emotions, addressing our internal wounds, and channeling deep sensitivities productively. Only then can we better connect with others and extend our inner peace to the world.Transformative Power of Energy HealingAnna Howes brings to light the remarkable transformative power of energy healing. She passionately outlines how understanding and manipulating our energetic vibrations can directly impact our well-being and interactions with others. By effectively tuning into our energy fields, we can heal ourselves and positively influence the atmosphere and people around us.Anna is a Founding Member of The Mindful Coach Association. You can find out more about Anna's work at https://www.annahowes.com/FacebookLinked InYouTubeInstagram handle: annahowes_ZNgy8goIAxUlS2z7JHxEMentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
Potential Dangers When Leading Mindfulness Training in the Workplace - Wendy Quan
Aug 24 2023
Potential Dangers When Leading Mindfulness Training in the Workplace - Wendy Quan
Leading mindfulness in the workplace requires more than just reading a script. It's about understanding participant safety and being knowledgeable about the practices you're leading. - Wendy QuanWendy Quan had been living a stressful life juggling her career, family, and personal challenges when cancer struck her in 2010. This life-altering event catalyzed her deep dive into mindfulness meditation. She found solace and strength in mindfulness. As she returned to her workplace, her colleagues' curiosity about her calm demeanor amidst chaos led her to introduce them to this powerful tool. This started a grassroots mindfulness practice that eventually spread to the entire organization. Her success wasn't unnoticed; she was soon awarded at an international conference for change management for a paper she had created on her experience, which included metrics about people's experiences she had put in place.Now she runs The Calm Monkey, teaching others how to lead mindfulness training and programs in organizations. She was invited to create a course on the prestigious Great Courses and you can also find her work on Audible. In short, in the mindfulness world, she's a rock star.In this episode, you'll hear her incredible story firsthand and sage advice about potential dangers and mistakes when leading mindfulness in the workplace. Wendy emphasizes credible training, evidence-based practices, and participant safety. She highlights the importance of understanding the intent behind one's actions and not simply following a script. Wendy also discusses the significance of trauma-informed facilitation and practices and neurodiversity-informed practices. The importance of language, invitation, and empowerment is emphasized throughout the conversation. This episode serves as a valuable resource for mindfulness facilitators and trainers in the workplace, providing insights on ensuring participant safety and facilitating effective mindfulness practice.Transformative Impact of MindfulnessWendy Quan’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of mindfulness, particularly in helping cope with life-altering events like cancer. Her consistent practice of mindfulness meditation supported her personally and positively impacted her workplace, paving the path for a more mindful organizational culture. Her work outlines the significant potential of mindfulness in improving overall employee well-being and fostering a more harmonious work environment.Criticality of Proper TrainingThe importance of credible training in mindfulness facilitation can't be overlooked. It equips facilitators with the necessary knowledge and understanding to lead workplace mindfulness sessions professionally. Wendy Quan emphasizes that training should be focused on evidence-based practices to ensure that mindfulness in the workplace is secular and backed by scientific research, making it accessible and beneficial for all.Potential Pitfalls and HurdlesThere are potential pitfalls in leading mindfulness practices without adequate knowledge and understanding. Without proper training, facilitators can inadvertently introduce ineffective practices or trigger unpleasant reactions in participants. Wendy Quan discusses the importance of a thoughtfully prepared and embodied approach, the need for trauma-informed practices, and the respect for neurodiversity in participants. This underscores the intricacies of leading mindfulness...
How Mindfulness Supports Better Health and Well-being for Surgical Patients - Kate Greenslade
Aug 18 2023
How Mindfulness Supports Better Health and Well-being for Surgical Patients - Kate Greenslade
Discover the power of mindfulness and create a life of purpose and fulfillment, even in the face of challenges and adversity. - Kate GreensladeImagine the courage it takes to pivot your career at 40, to leave a successful business, and step into the uncharted territory of mindfulness. This is the remarkable journey of Kate Greenslade, that not only transformed her life but also the lives of those she works with. A chance encounter led her to a mindfulness retreat in Thailand, which sparked a curiosity that she chose to indulge. With each immersion, she found herself stepping into a more authentic version of herself, a version that resonated with helping others find their paths too. Despite the success of her video company, Kate found her true calling in connecting people to their inner selves. Her journey was not without challenges, her social life took a hit, but her resolve remained unshaken. She continued to tread the path less traveled, and in doing so, found her life's purpose. Life has a way of nudging us toward the path we're meant to tread, and for Kate Greenslade, this nudge came in the form of a mindfulness retreat in Thailand. Here, Kate stumbled upon her true calling, shifting gears from running a successful video company to helping others connect with their inner selves. This transition was not an easy one, but Kate's resolve and belief in the power of mindfulness helped her navigate through the challenges. She willingly disrupted her social life and personal status quo to embrace a journey of self-discovery and healing. Today, Kate uses her experiences to guide others through their transformation, helping them let go of unhelpful thinking patterns and past experiences that hold them back. Hear firsthand her story about her two surgeries, one before she learned mindful skills and the other after. Her mindfulness practice dramatically impacted her pre-surgical and post-operative experience, resulting in faster recovery and better healing. Bringing this experience to her surgeon's attention, she found an ally who sponsored embedding mindfulness practices into the patient's surgical journey, which was, by all accounts, a great benefit for patients and doctors alike.Now she's engaged in developing an app to facilitate the journey and offers retreats, coaching, and training. In this episode:Explore how mindfulness coaching has a positive effect on self-growth and transformation.Uncover the synergistic benefits of blending mindfulness with coaching, offering a new dimension to personal growth and coaching.Hear how mindfulness benefits surgical patients. Apply evidence-backed strategies of instilling mindfulness in surgical preparation and recovery, boosting recuperation.You can reach Kate at her website https://www.onlinemindfulnesscoach.com/Kate is a founder member of The Mindful Coach Association.Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.
The Secret Power of Mindful Marketing with Simona Ondrejkova
Aug 10 2023
The Secret Power of Mindful Marketing with Simona Ondrejkova
Spoiler Alert!Here's the secret:Marketing is a beautiful way to serve all those people who don't know about you yet. - Simona OndrejkovaSimona's message is that when you view marketing as a key part of your mission, to serve, then it becomes a lot less of a "task" and more of an ally.My special guest is Simona OndrejkovaWe are excited to introduce Simona Ondrejkova, an innovative Mindful Marketing Strategist and Copywriter who is making waves in the mindfulness community. Bringing together her business roots as a financial advisor and her innate interest in personal development and mindfulness, Simona creates marketing strategies grounded in authenticity. Her unique approach assists coaches and heart-centered entrepreneurs in overcoming their marketing challenges and aligning their business practices with their mission and values.Marketing is a beautiful way to serve all those people who don't know about you yet. - Simona OndrejkovaIn this episode, you will be able to:Dive into the dynamic world of mindful marketing designed to amplify the reach of coaches.Overcome hurdles related to lack of marketing knowledge and pre-existing resistance.Realize the importance and potential of sharing your unique story in progressing your marketing schemes.Unveil techniques to understand and connect with the exact audience your marketing efforts should focus on.Get introduced to the triple thread— connect, cultivate, create for a mindful marketing approach.Learn the critical role of intention in marketingWhen marketing feels aligned with your values, it becomes a mission rather than a chore. Simona emphasizes the importance of grounding marketing efforts in the initial motive of coaching – the deep desire to serve. Intention in marketing is about matchmaking your service with those who need it most, not just about making a sale. By integrating intention into marketing, coaches can create powerful connections and serve their prospects authentDiscover how to break down resistance.Resistance can arise due to unfamiliarity or discomfort with marketing. Simona explains two primary challenges mindfulness coaches often face: internal resistance and lack of marketing knowledge. But rather than viewing resistance as a barrier, it can be seen as a stepping stone. Mindfulness strategies can help coaches learn to overcome resistance, display their value and build strong relationships with potential clients. Breaking down resistance isn't about force; it's about understanding, reframing, and moving forward consciously.Connect with your audience through empathy and let your intention to serve guide your marketing. - Simona Ondrejkova\Connect with Simona at The Mindful Copy Agency or on Linked InShe is a founding member of The Mindful Coach Association Mentioned in this episode:The Mindful Coach PodcastThe Mindful Coach Association produces this podcast. An association for coaches and other helping professionals who value mindfulness in life and work. The association was created to help create community, and provide resources and ongoing learning for those aligned with its published principles and practices. If you're aligned with this work, join us at https://mindfulcoachassociation.com or contribute to our work with link provided. All funds go directly to cover costs and growth.