Behind the Podium: Unveiling the Coach

The key to life is being able to personally apply the advice you give to others.
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Ep 27: Being Accountable

Today, Jared and Alex go behind the podium on being accountable for yourself and your clients.

We cover:

  • Maintaining control of your classroom
  • Motivating clients who may not be interested in doing “deep work”
  • Creating accountability both during and after the session
  • What is the place of a group class?

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Ep 26: Katie McKee and Goal Setting for Success

Today we go Behind the Podium (again!) with mental skills and sport performance coach Katie McKee. Katie owns her own private consulting business, Elite Mind and Performance in Southern California.  She consults with individual athletes, teams, and organizations training them in sports psychology skills and techniques as well as sports performance training aimed at helping them to improve their performance and increase their self-awareness as they strive to reach their potential.

We cover:

  • How to get a hold on time management
  • Why it’s important not to peak too soon
  • Setting goals vs. making a to-do list
  • You have to fail to succeed
  • How a reflective practice helps to decompress and reframe
  • Why you’re never too old to chase your dreams

For references of everything mentioned in this episode, head over to http://www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com/.

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Ep 25: Dan Roberts of Barbell Inspired

Today, Jared and Alex go behind the podium with Dan Roberts, the founder of Barbell Inspired and a coach that stays hungry for all things related to optimizing health and the world of strength and conditioning. He is currently the gym manager at California Elite Training Center, head coach at CrossFit DCS and is the media manager for the upcoming US Open Powerlifting Championships in April 2017.

We cover:

  • How your set up and approach will always depend on the client in front of you
  • Why movement and variability matters
  • How to motivate kids and adults to learn any skill
  • Why working with clients who align with your WHY is more fulfilling than working with loads of people
  • How being transparent as a coach is the best way to practice what you preach

For references to everything mentioned in this episode, head over to www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com.

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Ep 24: Isabelle Barter and Being a Stronger Human

Today, Jared and Alex go behind the podium with Isabelle Barter, a coach and movement educator that has an insatiable appetite for continuing education. Isabelle is the founder of Stronger Human and Movement is My Medicine, a 200-hr experienced registered yoga teacher, Yoga Tune Up® teacher, Strong First Kettlebell Level 1, Z-Health, Functional Range Conditioning, and the Functional Movement Screen.

We talk about

  • How there is no substitute for time when mastering your craft
  • How to select a coach and why coaches need coaches too
  • What do “aligned” and “alignment” really mean when it relates to movement?
  • You can’t assume someone is in pain just because of how they stand or move
  • Why we shouldn’t create fear around “bad alignment”
  • Why play will be the most important thing for the younger generation
  • Why sore is not always better
  • and so much more! You really should stop reading this and listen to the episode 😉

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Ep 23: Distilling Principles

Today Jared and Alex discuss the differences between principles over practice, context over content and how to infuse the why to leave clients with something more tangible.

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Ep 22: Kenny Kane and The Mastery Method

Today Jared and Alex go Behind the Podium with Kenny Kane – a coach, comedian, podcaster, hip-hop dancer, martial artist, fellow SEALFIT KOKORO graduate, father, business owner, and ambassador of the pursuit of mastery. Kenny owns and coaches at CrossFit LA—The School of Mastery–in Santa Monica, CA, and is the founder of the positivity project, and The Mastery Method, formerly known as Context Coaching. Early adopters should be familiar with The Mastery Method, programming that intentionally differentiates between practice days, competition days, and mental toughness days, from our first guest episode with Matt Cipolla, who works with Kenny at CrossFit LA.

We cover:

  • Breakthrough can lead to breakdown – but at what cost?
  • How the time is over to compartmentalize your fitness practices.
  • Why intention is most important when you are coaching.
  • The most important question to ask your clients.
  • How bringing people together to improve their quality of life and build human connections is the most important piece of any business.

For references to everything mentioned in this episode, head over to www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com.

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Ep 21: The Incremental Learning Process

Today Jared and Alex discuss the incremental learning process and how to make new skills approachable for all students.

We cover:

  • How to approach new skills
  • What to do when your client fails
  • How to smartly progress your clients for success
  • The only form of learning is relearning!
  • Why reflection is the best coaching skill
  • How dog training is not that different from coaching and teaching skills

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Ep 20: Sam Smith and Tony Robbins

Today we go Behind the Podium with Sam Issac Smith. From waterskiing to the practice of law, CrossFit, music, and pretty much everything in between, Sam is a man of many trades. We are talking today about Sam’s current experiences with coaching and his most recent endeavor of attending Tony Robbin’s Unleash the Power Within.

We cover:

  • Peak performance and how to get into the zone
  • What the two greatest fears are and how to overcome them
  • How to filter the noise out to be productive daily
  • Why it’s important to filter show more gratitude and eliminate negativity

For references to everything mentioned in this episode, head over to www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com.

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Ep 19: A Look Back

We’re back! After some technical difficulties, Jared and Alex take a look back at the last year, what we’ve learned and who we are excited to talk to in 2017.

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Ep 18: Do Titles and Branding Matter?

In this episode, Jared and Alex discuss titles and how they are not truly permanent. Life is ever evolving, and so will your brand and titles. Are you prepared to make the transition?

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In this show, Jared Cohen and Alexandra Ellis (and guests) discuss the struggles, philosophies, and evolving practices of coaching—being a coach, having a coach, and or any avenue of providing value for another individual that advances his or her life.

While we hope to answer some questions – the key to learning and growth is continuing to ask better questions (a la Gil Hedley)! Keep tuning in in order to get answers to your current questions, spark new questions, and continue to refine your coaching and leading skills. The best coaches cannot do it alone. This podcast hopes to cast a larger net over those coaches interested in the nuances of putting theory to practice.

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