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The Seismic Shift in Leadership: Michelle Johnston, PhD, on PYP 536

The old “command-and-control” leadership style is proving less and less effective in the era of pandemic, Millennials, and growing appreciation of the value of inclusivity and safety in the workplace. Michelle Johnston tells us what has replaced it, and how you can master the new skills and mindsets.

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How to Unlearn Bad Habits: Ana Gabriel Mann on PYP 521

Our bad habits can have deep roots, and superficial solutions only cause more distress. How can we pull out dysfunctional behaviors at the roots?

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How is Your Story Showing Up in Your Life?: Michele Olender on PYP 464

Michele Olender is a health and life coach and founder of Vedge Your Best. She talks about her journey, her coaching, and how all of us can adopt new habits to be happier and healthier.

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How to Become Intuitive: Christin Bummer on PYP 441

Christin Bummer used to lavish care on dogs via her Canine Kingdom business. Now she coaches humans to give similar consideration to themselves.  In our conversation, we explore the fruitful and scary landscape of operating intuitively rather than adhering to preordained rules.

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How to lose friends and NOT influence people

When I read The China Study in December 2004, I immediately launched a whole food plant-based Mission the Save the World.

I started with my own family. Instead of organic chocolate-flavored yogurt and homemade mac and cheese, I imagined them consuming the lethal poisons found only in the corpses of pro-democracy Russian journalists.

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Steven C Hayes on PYP 425: How to Liberate Our Minds

Steven C Hayes is the originator of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Training, take your pick), one of the most important psychological approaches of the past 100 years. Why the high praise? For several reasons: ACT is evidence-based ACT is learnable ACT is actionable ACT can be practiced and shared by… Read More

Why I won’t “wish you luck”: PYP 406

Often a coaching client will end a session by saying, “Wish me luck” after setting a goal and making a plan to achieve it. In health coaching, this phrase is a huge red flag that the client is going to fail. Read More

Changing Your Thinking Isn’t Enough: PYP 403

Say you want to stop eating junk food, or drinking soda, or watching porn, or whatever. Maybe you’ve read a motivating article or seen a video, or gotten a scary medical result, or just got fed up at your current reality. So you set an intention, and then… you end up doing the same thing… Read More

Laser coaching: new pricing structure and other changes

Would you like my personal support on your journey to health, but haven’t been able to afford 1-on-1 coaching? In response to the challenges of COVID-19 (and thanks to a wonderful conversation with Mark Silver of Heart of Business), I’ve changed my pricing model to “Pay from the Heart.” Plus I’ve added group calls for my private coaching clients (a first). Check out this video for details.

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A Behind-the-Curtain Health Coaching Demonstration with Ian Lawton and Howard Jacobson: PYP 374

In this episode, I share a personal coaching session that I conducted with Ian Lawton, host of the Workshed Podcast. 

Ian has lost around 150 pounds and turned himself into marathoner (3 marathons in December, 2019). And he’s training for his first ultra marathon in April 2020.

The problem is, he’s been sneaking in the vegan junk food, and his weight has plateaued and started creeping back up.

As a former fat guy, he’s terrified of slipping back to where he was.

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