166 – Conscious Coaching with Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew has made a name for himself in the coaching world for going beyond the “you can do it” motivational talk and actually looking at what’s needed in coaching to get the most out of a person.
Whether you are a coach or a spouse, a teacher or a parents, you’ll want to listen to this episode. 

Brett Bartholomew is a keynote speaker, performance coach & consultant, best-selling author, and Founder of Art of CoachingTM. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.

Brett is also a self-published, best-selling, author of Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-in. 

Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports worldwide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC.


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[0:28] Introducing guest Brett Bartholomew
[4:35] What is conscious coaching?
[7:15] Creating buy-in: trust + commitment
[9:40] 3R Approach
[12:35] Emotional Agility
[15:25] How to assess your coaching 
[20:16] Self-awareness
[21:35] Road blocks
[25:50] Dealing with confrontation
[31:20] Honesty
[33:40] Every virtue can be a vice
[35:10] Influence Tactics
[38:30] Archetypes
[42:13] Don’t try to make someone what they’re not
[46:45] Psycho-physiological interface
[52:52] Brett’s audience
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Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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