Anthony Ongaro interviews me about finding clarity, making lasting changes and how I got into this thing called coaching. It’s a rebroadcast from his video podcast in 2019.


Links mentioned in the introduction

My highlights after re-listening to our conversation

  • Becoming a CPA and leaving it–starting my career in a very different place than today
  • The big hole in my resume that never was
  • Scary transitions can make a big impact
  • Courage versus commitment
  • How I started working with my first coach
  • Asking for what you need and want
  • My path to coaching
  • The intensity and value of my coaching training through the Co-Active Training Institute
  • Taking little steps forward vs. doing nothing / experimenting
  • Thoughts create feelings
  • Over-identifying with our thoughts and feelings
  • The stories we create about ourselves and live into
  • The power of changing and using different physical spaces
  • Embodiment
  • Thinking your way to different state doesn’t always work
  • Being vs. Doing and the power that comes from both
  • Systems and task tracking
    • Fail safe storage
    • The Beehive
    • Successful and motivating instead of self-defeating
    • The amount of things that have our attention
  • Book reading fast
    • Looking for a hit of knowledge
    • Conscious and intentional reading instead of
      • As much as possible
      • The latest shiny object
    • Honoring my commitment
  • Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times by Dusan Djukich
    • The most successful people don’t necessary ready more books–they likely take more action based on what they know or learn
  • Redefining minimalism as removing distractions
  • 6,800 mile road trip
  • Being present to everything in the moment even if it is unpleasant
  • Michael Neill
  • Challenges and experiments that have paid off
  • The “legacy” I want to create around ending unnecessary suffering


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