This Spring, the Secrets from a Coach podcast hosted by wellness coach Debbie Green at Wishfish and TEDx speaker Laura Thomson-Staveley at Phenomenal Training, take a mid-year wellness maintenance check in. Taking a deep dive to help you assess your personal progress since January and what you need to do next for success, with extra advice from special guests.
Debbie Green, wellness coach and podcast host, said: “The new series of Secrets from a Coach is not to be missed if you want to make the most of the next six months. If you’ve wavered off track slightly or a lot – now is the time to check in on your goals and wellbeing to correct your course and set yourself up to thrive this year.”
The team will also be discussing how to tackle difficult people and conversations, they will be reading four key mindful manager books to help you get ahead and will be noodling into our minds looking at how to manage an optimistic mindset, handling self-doubt and saying no in a positive way.
April: mindful manager
The April four-part series looks at key learnings from four influential mindful manager books. Ideal for those people who don’t have time to read but still want to learn. If you haven’t got time to think about these topics – now is the time to listen in and get a quick digest – with practical skills, tools and strategies to help you.
The books discussed this month include:
Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood) Paperback
– by Thomas Erikson
This book offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with – in and out of the office. Helping you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. It’s based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information.
– by Oliver Burkeman
Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of the challenge. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with ‘getting everything done,’ it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.
– by Leil Lowndes
This book explores how to perfect your people skills in a fun, witty and informative guide, containing 92 little tricks to create big success in personal and business relationships. In How To Talk To Anyone, bestselling relationships author and internationally renowned life coach Leil Lowndes reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful communication.
– by Ryan Holiday
The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger and tougher. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralised, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages.
May: mid-year wellness maintenance check
In May the team takes a beat to assess progress so far this year and what needs to happen next to thrive in 2023. Each episode is joined by a special guest sharing their wisdom, expertise and advice.
Health, fitness and wellness expert, Matt Vale, joins Debs and Lau to discuss how to make the right decisions to consistently maintain your mental and physical wellness. They look at how we can sustain change, achieve goals and get back on track if we’ve lost our way. They’ll give advice about how to overcome a negative mindset, make the right decisions for you and share tools about how to do your own maintenance wellness check.
Lindsey Thompson Wright, joins the second episode this month.
Lindsey Thompson Wright, coach and facilitator, joins the second episode this month to share her advice on keeping fit and well in a corporate environment. Founded in the concepts behind Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis (TA) theory, the team discusses how to look after your health and wellbeing while at work, both in the office or at home, and get the very best out of it. Looking ahead to the Summer and Autumn, they’ll tackle the best ways to deal with different personalities, how to improve the scripts we tell ourselves, and how to implement TA tools for better interactions and outcomes at work.
Jim ‘The Coach Guy’ Totczyk is on a mission
Jim ‘The Coach Guy’ Totczyk is on a mission to provide a better understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, overcome personal challenges, and have better headspaces to improve life/work boundaries. All the while performing at the highest level. His view is that when you look in the mirror – that’s your biggest competition. This episode explores how to overcome restrictive negative thoughts and maintain good boundaries, while living a compassionate and harmonious existence.
Melanie Yea, joins Debs and Lau to explore inner wellness.
Facilitator & NLP Master Practitioner, Melanie Yea, joins Debs and Lau to explore inner wellness from an NLP perspective. How important is it? What are the unhelpful scripts we listen to? How is our inner critic sending us off track? They’ll share tips and tricks about how to dial up your own personal inner coach to live our lives well.
June: you and your mind
Following several recent coaching conversations with GenZ’ers, the team has found a surprisingly low optimistic mindset about their lives and emerging futures. In June, the team looks at why having an optimistic mindset is essential for a happy and healthy life, and how the way you see yourself and your personal level of accountability dramatically impacts wellbeing.
Key topics discussed include how to refocus to an optimistic mindset, handling self-doubt, saying no in a positive way, how best to achieve what you actually want in life, and how to transition from imposter to empowerment.
Lasting a snackable 30 minutes, making it ideal for the commute, lunch break or even a well-deserved break for self-care and development, Secrets from a Coach offers practical learning based on current realities. A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime, focusing on positive actions to help you thrive and maximise your potential in the ever-evolving workplace, and in life.
About Secrets from a Coach
Secrets from a Coach is a podcast hosted by wellness coach Debbie Green at Wishfish and TEDx speaker Laura Thomson-Staveley at Phenomenal Training, launched in September 2020, the podcast has over 25,000 downloads and 4.9/5 star rating on Spotify. A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime, to help listeners thrive and maximise their potential in the evolving workplace.
Leaving you feeling motivated, supported and armed with practical tools and skills, Secrets from a Coach looks to help you maximise your confidence and success as we continue to experience the biggest work and career shift seen in our lifetime. It lifts the lid on the real foundations for success in this new world of work.
With over 100 episodes available to revisit anytime the podcast library archive includes discussions on resilience, change, leadership, careers, motivation, mental health, time management, hybrid working and confidence.
For more information visit: www.secretsfromacoach.com