A former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies – including Sony Music, Chanel, and Exxon – David left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build the world’s largest coaching business. He became #1 on Google for “life coaching”, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours across 12 countries. Alongside his clients’ successes, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having overcome a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, severe anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! He is the author of “Get Paid For Who You Are,” with foreword by Jack Canfield. He was nominated to the exclusive Transformational Leadership Council alongside such thought leaders as Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson. David believes that the tough conversations we avoid, are our doorways to confidence, success, and love. They become the defining moments which shape our world. He coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams – and now prison inmates – to create amazing results and deep connection. One tough conversation at a time.
There's a dark or shadow side to everyone, and often that dark side shows up when we're emotional or have charge with someone. The key is to heal that 'shadow' and communicate with compassion and respect - as difficult as that may be. In this episode, I interview Matthew Mitchell, a transformational speaker and coach I think may be even bolder than I am with speaking his truth. We talk about: -Shadow sides and what shows up in his shadow -What is the shadow and who has one -What made me trust and respect him more -The dangers of not speaking with compassion -Why it's important to speak with love -What I realized was missing from my Tough Conversations model -How to access love, respect and compassion even when you have charge -The importance of knowing where your lines are drawn -The power of modeling behavior -How not to vilify the other person and more. Are you able to speak with love and compassion when you're in disagreement with someone? I'd love to hear about a conversation you had with love - or one that you wish you did! Drop it in the comments below! You can watch Matthew's Provocative Conversations Series here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQW4pdb-QT8faJF9DkfpaA/featured *** For show notes and past guests, please visit http://playforreal.life/podcast Sign up for David’s email newsletter and download the 4-Step Tough Conversations blueprint at http://playforreal.life/blueprint See if you qualify for a free discovery session to explore coaching with David at http://playforreal.life/coaching Join the free weekly zoom call to role-play your tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/zoomregister 70% of employees are avoiding a tough conversation. Learn about Just-in-Time or Spot Coaching for entire teams and companies to master their tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/teamcoaching Follow David: Twitter: http://twitter.com/_playforreal Instagram: http://instagram.com/_playforreal Facebook: http://facebook.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood YouTube: http://youtube.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/toughconversations If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! http://playforreal.life/itunes
http://playforreal.life - Have you ever considered scoring your own life and career? So you can play it better? In this episode I show you how I created my own rules of a great life, and TRACK the good and bad practices using a cool new app. I hope this inspires you to create your OWN rules, and give yourself points - and even tangible rewards - for following practices that support your best life! Listen in to hear: The app I've found and set up to gain and lose points for things I'm already doing and want to do less Why you should choose your own values Setting up your daily practices, habits and vices How to set up your rewards and penalties How to break large tasks into smaller to-do items - and gain more points! Identifying the rules for your game of life The assignment I gave to jumpstart your life-game! How have you gamified your life? Let me know in the comments below! *** For show notes and past guests, please visit http://playforreal.life/podcast Sign up for David’s email newsletter and download the 4-Step Tough Conversations blueprint at http://playforreal.life/blueprint See if you qualify for a free discovery session to explore coaching with David at http://playforreal.life/coaching Join the free weekly zoom call to role-play your tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/zoomregister 70% of employees are avoiding a tough conversation. Learn about Just-in-Time or Spot Coaching for entire teams and companies to master their tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/teamcoaching Follow David: Twitter: http://twitter.com/_playforreal Instagram: http://instagram.com/_playforreal Facebook: http://facebook.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood YouTube: http://youtube.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/toughconversations If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! http://playforreal.life/itunes
I got into coaching by accident. This excerpt from my Vroom Vroom Veer podcast appearance tells my personal story – from getting paid to live and work in another country, to my huge crash and burnout, to my more recent comeback. I’ll even tell you why I left Bali in a hurry. Listen in for: How I traveled for a whole year – loved it! Questions – How do I live and work in another country? How do I get a transfer? Took a risk – got transferred to New York! Climbed the corporate ladder How unhappy I was in my marriage The judgments I had about people who did self-help, and how those people cracked my cynicism How I got into coaching – by accident! The marriage I helped save The big sacrifice I made to pursue coaching Spent years diving into the coaching world How I built the world’s largest coaching business How I hit rock bottom; my burnout experience The golden handcuffs I had built for myself “What if I had 6 months to live?” What got me to Bali, and the life I built Teaching myself a programming language so I could write the Get Real app Why I got kicked out of Bali – the scary consequences of something I did there What got me back into coaching Who I serve now and why I love it, and more! *** For show notes and past guests, please visit http://playforreal.life/podcast Sign up for David’s email newsletter and download the 4-Step Tough Conversations blueprint at http://playforreal.life/blueprint See if you qualify for a free discovery session to explore coaching with David at http://playforreal.life/coaching Join the free weekly zoom call to role-play your tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/zoomregister 70% of employees are avoiding a tough conversation. Learn about Just-in-Time or Spot Coaching for entire teams and companies to master their tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/teamcoaching Follow David: Twitter: http://twitter.com/_playforreal Instagram: http://instagram.com/_playforreal Facebook: http://facebook.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood YouTube: http://youtube.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/toughconversations If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! 
What do you do when someone stands you up? Do you address it? Or... Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make waves. Don’t bring up something that might be awkward for both people and could go horribly wrong. Do these seem like familiar strategies? Unfortunately, staying silent can harm the relationship. In this episode, Adam Lewis Walker and I talk about a real life tough conversation I decided to have with him, and what it was like for him to be on the other side of it. *** For show notes and past guests, please visit http://playforreal.life/podcast Sign up for David’s email newsletter and download the 4-Step Tough Conversations blueprint at http://playforreal.life/blueprint See if you qualify for a free discovery session to explore coaching with David at http://playforreal.life/coaching Join the free weekly zoom call to role-play your tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/zoomregister 70% of employees are avoiding a tough conversation. Learn about Just-in-Time or Spot Coaching for entire teams and companies to master their tough conversations at http://playforreal.life/teamcoaching Follow David: Twitter: http://twitter.com/_playforreal Instagram: http://instagram.com/_playforreal Facebook: http://facebook.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood YouTube: http://youtube.com/toughconversationswithdavidwood LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/toughconversations If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! http://playforreal.life/itunes
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43
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4
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16 hours, 40 minutes