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Jun 29, 2020
Cath Baxter is a professional voice and impact coach. We cover why your voice is such an important aspect of communication, common areas for improvement when speaking, the power of the pause, enthusiasm and whether we should try to eliminate the 'umms', 'emms' and 'likes' from our speech.
 
Cath is one of the UK’s leading voice coaches and a Public Speaking expert. For 14 years she was Head of Voice at Mountview, one of the top 5 drama schools in the UK, where she trained some of the UK's best actors and musical theatre performers. Her time is now spent working with a wide range of business clients and companies, helping them to add greater impact to their communications. She has most recently been working with the following Organisations: IFBA, RBS, Cancer Research, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Office of Rail and Road, DVLA, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Scottish Government, Crown Commercial Service, Companies House, MOD (Guards Service), UK Government Investments and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

 

 

Timestamps:
  • [01.40] - Cath explains what it is she does.
  • [05.30] - How Cath's work applies to the work that personal trainers do.
  • [13.48] - Where to begin if you'd like to start working on how you use your voice as a personal trainer.
  • [17.20] - How to correct speaking too quickly.
  • [19.55] - Improving eloquence.
  • [21.40] - Becoming less self-conscious and more confident when speaking.
  • [33.00] - How important is enthusiasm when speaking?
  • [36.50] - Tips to gather attention when talking online to clients or on a video that you're sharing on social media.
  • [43.30] - Umms, emms, likes and other hesitation sounds/ filler sounds.

 

 

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Jun 22, 2020
Laura Dubler and Will Holmes are a couple who run a small personal training facility called Core Training in Switzerland. Switzerland announced that gyms could be opened from early May, so they've had 6+ weeks worth of reopening experience now. I asked them to come on talk about what they've learnt during that time. We cover whether or not they've kept their online offering, how their clients have found coming back into the gym, how they've found coaching while social distancing and a bunch of unexpected things that will help you plan for your gym reopening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timestamps:
 
  • [02.45] - How Laura and Will ended up opening a gym in Switzerland
  • [05.58] - How their business model works
  • [09.43] - How they have found reopening their gym since lockdown has been lifted in Switzerland
  • [11.55] - Did they keep their online offering alongside reopening their gym?
  • [16.25] - How many of their members came straight back in as they announced their gym was back open?
  • [17.25] - Have they had any clients who have learnt they've got COVID as they reopened?
  • [19.55] - How they plan to handle things if a client announces they have COVID and were in the gym yesterday?
  • [24.03] - What rules they have around wearing masks and things like social distancing and cleaning?
  • [27.03] - How they've found not being able to touch clients when coaching?
  • [37.25] - Have they had any clients who have come in and then decided against it?
  • [41.15] - How they've handled cleaning and sanitizing equipment?
  • [47.50] - Training clients who have had COVID and how it's affected their recovery

 

 

 

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Jun 15, 2020
In today's episode, Stuart talks to Molly Galbraith about entrepreneurial lessons, why success takes time, the power of a shitty first draft, conducting deep market research on your clients and clients who have left and why it's still so normal for male personal trainers to shy away from topics surrounding coaching women.
 
Molly Galbraith is the co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, the world’s largest platform providing evidence-based, interdisciplinary health, fitness, and nutrition education for women and the health and fitness professionals who work with them—including industry-leading certification programs and coaching. Molly has been heavily involved in the fitness industry since 2004 and this is her third appearance on the podcast. Number 88 and 144 in case you'd like to go back!
 
 
 
 
Timestamps:
 
  • [05.45] - The concept of a rubbish first draft.
  • [08.50] - Does it surprise Molly seeing where Girls Gone Strong as a company is now?
  • [10.30] - Molly tells a story about loaning her father money when she was 7 years old.
  • [14.15] - Does she miss having a brick and mortar gym facility?
  • [22.45] - How would she start a career in the fitness industry knowing what she knows now?
  • [34.12] - How GGS have conducted deep market research.
  • [38.34] - Why personal trainers should conduct market research with clients who succeed and clients who leave.
  • [42.19] - Why male personal trainers tend to shy away from topics surrounding coaching women like the menstrual cycle, menopause and pre/postnatal.

 

 

 

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Jun 8, 2020
In today's episode, Stuart talks to Nick Winkelman about the power of tough to hear feedback, reflective practice, creating coaching cues with your clients, coaching the push-up using a framework called the coaching communication loop and what Nick's favourite analogy/ coaching cue is. The section on the push up is a masterclass in coaching so even if you skip ahead and listen to that I promise you'll get a tonne from this episode!
 
Nick is the Head of Athletic Performance for the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and has just released his new book, The Language of Coaching. We at LTB would like to show our support for his book so we're running a competition to win a copy. If you'd like to enter and have a chance of winning 1 of 5 copies of the book, all you need to do is 1. review the show on iTunes and take a screenshot and email it to me and 2. email me over your favourite cue. It can be any type or kind of cue. If you've already reviewed the show, you can still enter by sending over your favourite cue. My email is stuart@liftthebar.com and the winners will be drawn on the 15th of June!

 

 

Timestamps:
 
 
  • [05.50] - How he responded to receiving some hard to take feedback about the first editions of his book.
  • [07.25] - How important receiving feedback has been for him throughout his career.
  • [10.15] - Questions to ask your clients to help with collaboration when creating cues.
  • [18.05] - Why coaches are more comfortable talking about programming than they are about coaching, communication and motivation.
  • [23.05] - Where a trainer should start if they want to start learning more about the intricacies of coaching.
  • [28.35] - Nick explains what the coaching communication loop is.
  • [32.50] - Nick takes us through how he would coach a push-up to a new client using the coaching communication loop. 
  • [39.42] - If Nick thinks we should take the time outside of sessions to create coaching cues and analogies.
  • [42.30] - Nick's favourite cue or analogy

 

 

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Jun 1, 2020
In today's episode, Stuart talks to Danny Lennon from Sigma Nutrition about the considerations you should have if you're thinking about starting a podcast, what he thinks has helped his podcast grow to the level it has, Danny's three-part framework for describing what is health and what he thinks about to ensure he's living a meaningful life. It gets deep at points but I wouldn't have it any other way as this was one of the most enjoyable interviews I've done in a long time!

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition and head of content creation for the company. Known for hosting the top-ranked podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio, Danny is also a respected educator in the field. He has spoken at conferences and events all over Europe (including London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Vienna), as well as the United States and Australia. Danny has a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time Danny took classes in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, micronutrient interactions and physiology. Previous to this Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects.

 
 

 

Timestamps:
 
 
  • [03.13] - Why Danny decided to start his own podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio
  • [09.26] - The trap that trainers fall into when getting into creative pursuits like writing, podcasting and video
  • [11.16] - Danny's message to someone who is thinking of doing a podcast
  • [15.13] - Why it's so easy to get sucked into looking at the wrong metrics when putting content out into the world
  • [22.30] - What Danny has done to grow professionally and personally
  • [34.12] - A discussion around Danny's What is Health framework
  • [39.24] - Why he used contentedness over happiness as one of his key parts of his framework
  • [45.56] - The importance of relationships and connection

 

 

 

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