Behind the Podium: Unveiling the Coach

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Ep 58: Roeshan Shadravan – Body Whisperer, Organ Manipulator, and Pain Educator

Pain isn’t always a bad thing – it keeps you safe, warns you of impending danger, and keeps you off areas as they heal. But pain certainly impacts performance and your ability to show up in the world. On today’s episode, we are going behind the podium with Roeshan Shadravan, a coach, snowboarder, bodyworker, educator, skateboarder, teacher trainer, climber, surfer, gymnast, traveler, doctor of osteopathic medicine, and holistic healer.

Roeshan is the founder of San Diego Pain and Performance in North County San Diego. At San Diego Pain and Performance, she uses a full spectrum of therapeutic techniques to address the root cause of disharmony and miscommunication in the nervous system, joints, muscles, and the connective tissue system of the body. Additionally, she is a MELT Method practitioner. MELT is a self-massage technique that lengthens and heals connective tissue.

We cover:

  • How microcurrent can help process injury, inflammation, and pain
  • The difference between functional medicine and osteopathy
  • Why pain isn’t necessarily a bad thing
  • Why organ mobility matters
  • Why letting your brain assimilate to new things can help treatments last long after you’ve left the office
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 57: Jill Miller + Kenny Kane: Being a Parent to Different Families and Missions

This week, we had the awesome privilege to sit down with our mentors, Jill Miller and Kenny Kane. Kenny is a previous guest and owner of Oak Park (formerly CrossFit LA). He is also one of the hosts of the podcast, Body of Knowledge. Jill is the godmother of our show – it is through her courses that we met, developed a friendship and eventually this show! She is the creator of Yoga Tune Up, the Roll Model Method and Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, a global brand dedicated to helping people live better in their bodies.

We cover:

  • How to manage your energy on a daily basis from the work to home
  • Staying true to your mission while nurturing your family
  • Being present in the responsibility at hand
  • How to practice acceptance for the way things are
  • How to cross the threshold from work to home
  • The importance of meditation and self-care to keep you present
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 56: Zeb Pascual – from Coach to Business Owner and Back to Coach

Cultivating relationships may be one of the hardest things about being a coach. We must constantly manage the relationship with our clients, our bosses and our loved ones, all with some finesse. Our guest today, Zeb Pascual, is a great example of someone who is an expert at maintaining relationships, even as his own titles changed.

Zeb is a coach, self-proclaimed nerd, CrossFitter, Vibram five finger enthusiast, cell phone flipper, CrossFit Coach, entrepreneur, servant of strength and health, chocolate lover, musical theatre enthusiast, competitive rope climber, runner, swimmer, softball player, nurse, and kidney transplant survivor.

Zeb was an early adopter of CrossFit and what began as him being a fulltime coach eventually turned into him opening up his own facility CrossFit Nerd, and nowadays he is back being a full-time CrossFit Coach at Spry Society in Culver City. He is the founder and host of the podcast The Pascual Project, which seeks to explore the nature and importance of physical vitality and longevity, entrepreneurship and economic freedom, command and leadership, and all the shenanigans in between.

We cover:

  • Why relationships are the most important thing in your business
  • How to be a leader even if you’re not an extrovert
  • How to masterfully create, maintain and manage relationships
  • The 4 beliefs that are pivotal for all businesses
  • Why compassion is a waste of time
  • What the future of health and fitness in Western Civilization
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 55: Daniel Cortez – Evolutionary Mismatch and Finding the Middle Path

Have you ever been transplanted into a new town and immediately set off on forging new relationships? Our guest today, Daniel Cortez, has not only done that but also established a strong place for himself in the movement world in a short time. Daniel is a coach, law school grad, matcha enthusiast, natural mover, health transformer, sea kayaker, breathing teacher, iconoclast, and student of life.

Daniel believes there is a better way to be more closely aligned with how we as humans have evolved. As a coach, his cause is to guide people to their own middle path to reconcile the inevitable obstacles to health and wellness caused by evolutionary mismatches. The coaching that he provides is informed by his own struggles with chronic illness and a plethora of continuing education. Here are just some of his credentials: Functional Range Conditioning/Kinstretch instructor, Mobility WOD 102 coach, Wim Hof Method Master Instructor, Primal Health Coach, Level 2 MovNat instructor, and he is in his second year of Katy Bowman’s two-year Nutritious Movement Restorative Exercise teacher training.

We cover:

  • How to reach for opportunity
  • How to overcome the illusion of self
  • Why we live in a world that wasn’t meant for our DNA
  • How plant medicine can be used for good
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 54: Charlie Reid and Regulating Thought Viruses

Our guest today believes that we are blinded by what we don’t know. Charlie Reid is a coach, educator, massage therapist, strength and mobility trainer, physical culturalist, alum of San Diego State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology, anti-guru, espresso purist, trainer of embodied athletes, bass player, husband, and fitness imagineer.

Charlie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Massage Therapist, Functional Range Conditioning/Release practitioner, and Precision Nutrition certified coach. His online courses, co-created with Jules Mitchell, includes Intro to Resistance Stretching and Mobility-Based Conditioning: Bodyweight Drills for Stronger Yoga Asana. You can find him training individuals at Move-SF in San Francisco.

We cover:

  • How to be a good generalist
  • Why you should understand “psychological judo” to get your clients to do what you want them to do
  • Why having many tools can help you better serve your clients’ needs
  • Why fun should be the most important part of your personal practice
  • Why there is never only one way
  • Why we need fewer glamour shots and more honesty about the process and being willing to admit we don’t know
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 53: Ariel Kiley Cultivating Community in the Classroom

Many people come to group fitness and the gym to find a community – but how do you cultivate a positive community that will commit to coming to class on a regular basis? Ariel Kiley has the secret sauce and is sharing it with us on today’s episode.

Ariel is a coach, yoga teacher, meditation teacher, Yoga Tune Up teacher, Yoga Tune Up teacher-trainer, blogger, author, reveler, human lover, creator of rituals, actress, head balancer, breakup specialist, and ambassador of positivity.

Ariel is an E-RYT 500, IAYT certified Yoga Therapist and Integrated Yoga Tune Up instructor. She teaches classes in vinyasa flow, therapeutic yoga and unique specialized workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Additionally, she specializes in trauma resolution through yoga and meditation.

She is also a very prolific author, frequently writing yoga and therapy articles that appear online and in various fitness books. In 2013, Chronicle Books published her first co-authored book “Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt” that is about personal empowerment through the lens of dating.

We cover:

  • How to craft your positive community
  • What it means to be a Diner Betty
  • How to bring lightness and humor to uplift your classroom
  • How to celebrate your students for who they are
  • How a breakup can help you heal your past and bolster parts of yourself
  • How to teach what you practice vs. practicing what you preach
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 52: Nikki Naab-Levy and the Business Side of Coaching

Today, we go behind the podium with Nikki Naab-Levy – a coach, Pilates teacher, Massage Therapist, fitness educator, alumnus from Ohio University with a bachelors in exercise science, cheerleader, body nerd, podcaster, wife, and corgi mama.

Nikki has over ten years of experience in the fitness industry showing people who struggle with injury how to move better, so they can get fit with less pain and/or avoid injury in the first place. Her wisdom has been featured in the Seattle Times, Girls Gone Strong, and Men’s Fitness. She is a guest teacher of Bodhi Suspension Training courses through Balanced Body, as well as continuing education workshops on how to problem solve common tensional patterns and issues that we see with our clients in a post-rehab setting.

You can catch Nikki and her podcast partner, Janet Sunderland, on their show, The Moving Well Podcast: Fitness advice for efficient, effective, and pain-free exercise.

We cover:

  • What it means to move well
  • How to be more comfortable with the grey areas
  • Why being less dogmatic will help you be a better coach
  • Why learning to be quiet may be your best coaching cue yet
  • How to determine if a client is right for remote coaching
  • How to create and promote a passive income product
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 51: Trina Altman – Teaching from the Inside

No two bodies are the same – are you custom tailoring every movement for your clients? Trina Altman is a coach, Yoga teacher, Pilates teacher, Yoga Tune Up teacher, Roll Model Method teacher, certification/continuing education junkie, movement explorer, connoisseur, and dabbler, dark chocolate lover, embodied anatomy nerd, yoga blanket model, trampoliner, blogger, presenter, teacher-trainer, Brown University alumnus with a bachelors in political science, and two time Golden Alpha recipient.Trina is a perfect example of experimentation and practicing what she preaches.

She is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed and Pilates Deconstructed, which both take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of Yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. She has presented at Kripalu, Pure Yoga NYC, Yogaworks, Cal-a-Vie Spa, SYTAR, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, ECA, UCLA, and multiple yoga conferences. Moreover, she has written articles that have been published in both Yoga Journal and Yoga International.

We cover:

  • Why customer service should be a top priority when coaching
  • How to switch hats within the three Ex’s (Experience, Experimentation, Example)
  • The importance of experimentation and trying new things
  • How to give clients what they want while also providing what they need
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 50: Mark England – Procabulary and the Power of Language

Words matter. A majority of our communication with clients and students requires the words we choose to convey the meaning. And language is a force that can constrict your life or help it to grow and expand.

Today, we go behind the podium with Mark England, a coach, martial artist, world traveler, TEDx speaker, language geek, educator, lover of homemade plantain chips dipped in guacamole from the likes of Tocaya, and a man that prides himself on being a powerful verb, as opposed to a fragile noun.

Mark is the co-founder of Procabulary, an educational platform that provides tools to help individuals and organizations to harness the power of words and make them work for us instead of against us. Procabulary teaches that, in the short term, what we think and say shapes our imagination and our feelings; in the medium term, our language heavily influences our personal stories; and, in the long term, our stories shape our realities by systematically editing out anything that doesn’t fit.

*PS – you can save $100 on the Core Language Upgrade when you use the code “podium” at checkout!

We cover:

  • How language is like music – you orchestrate an experience through words
  • The effect of language on the reticular activating system
  • Owning your story
  • The power of a “curse word cleanse”
  • and more!

This episode is sponsored by Procabulary – learn how the words you say and think can upgrade your life with the Core Language Upgrade. New language can uncover possibilities and opportunities to help you break through old patterns. Use the code “podium” at checkout to save $100.

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Ep 49: Online Education – a Replacement for In Person?

With the rising cost of travel and education, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to continue your education with in-person events. Thankfully (or not), we live in a time where many thought leaders are including online education as a part of their course offerings.

In today’s episode, Jared and Alex cover online education and attempt to tackle the biggest question – should you be giving away content and education for free?

We cover:

  • Why online education can help you create a sustainable income source
  • If you should give things away for free
  • The education opportunities on the internet
  • Why staying super private may not be the best way to grow your business
  • How online education can be more collaborative
  • How online education can amplify your unique approach
  • and more!

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

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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 to 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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