Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Coaching

Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Coaching

Welcome to the #1 podcast for engaging, evidence-based, thought-provoking health, wellness & performance insights for health & wellness coaches and others looking to improve their lives. Catalyst is the evidence-based journey toward better! If you've been looking for a health & wellness podcast that avoids the fluff and the headline-chasing fads while providing practical, real-world guidance, you just found it. We bring together the world's foremost experts, from researchers to authors to athletes to executives to coaches, sharing their insights about how to make the most of your (or your clients') personal and professional life. If you're looking for an entertaining format to help optimize your own health, wellness and performance (and perhaps that of your clients) through such evidence-based practices, this is the place for you! The Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance podcast is hosted by Dr. Bradford Cooper, who brings a uniquely expansive background to the table. He has a PhD in performance psychology along with Masters degrees in both physical therapy (MSPT) and business (MBA) and a Bachelors degree in biology. He is CEO of US Corporate Wellness, co-founder of the Catalyst Coaching Institute, an internationally recognized speaker, and elite masters endurance athlete (11 time Ironman, including 4 times at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, winner of the 2-person 3,000 cycling Race Across America and 2:47 marathoner). Most importantly, he's husband to Suzanna (celebrating 28 years of marriage) and Dad to three amazing kids, now ages 25, 23 and 21.... Show More

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August 2, 2020 4 min

Are you always looking ahead to what's next? Do you struggle to get dialed into the now? You're not alone. In this episode, we discuss the ongoing struggle between Now and Next and some of the key things to consider about this internal game of tug-of-war.

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Headlines and fads tend to rule the health and wellness roost these days. Health and wellness coaches (hopefully) know better, but it's easy to be tricked by the popular social media voices and deceptive headlines. In this episode, Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl helps us cut through the baloney, avoid the deception in many headlines, and fact-check the fads!

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What story do you tell yourself - about yourself? How are you interpreting what's happening within your life each day? As a health and wellness coach or life coach, are you able to help your coaching clients re-write their narrative? This week's brief (5 min) bonus episode discusses the practical ways in which you can change your narrative... and change your life!

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Incontinence is a part of health, wellness and performance that is often kept hush-hush, but influences a very large number of people worldwide. Many individuals suffer in silence, not realizing there are options beyond such suffering or surgery.

This week we welcome women's health expert, nationally board certified health & wellness coach and physical therapist Dr. Susan Clinton. She takes us through some of the causes, wha...

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Need a boost? In this week's 5 min Catalyst we discuss whether "better" always means "more" or not. As health and wellness coaches (or life coaches and high performers), we discuss this concept frequently. This week's episode may provide food for thought going forward!

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High performers and health, wellness & performance coaches come across all types of excuses, but today's guest throw's them all in the rear view mirror! He is none other than 90 year old world record holder in the 800 (and likely soon the mile), Mr. Earl Fee! He shares the secrets to his success in running faster at age 90 than most people will run in their prime!

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Are you looking to make a positive change in your life? We have a new family member who has taught us much about change - and the lessons we've learned with her extend into all sorts of changes in our lives. We'll hit 3 big ones in this 5 minute bonus episode!

Whether your a health coach, life coach, wellness coach or anyone looking to make a better life in the future, our 5 min weekly catalyst will help provide that boost y...

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Headaches and brain health are critical topics of interest for so many of us. If you're a health coach, wellness coach, life coach then you're hearing regular questions from your coaching clients about these topics. However, with 40 million people suffering regularly from headaches (in the US only) and all of us concerned about brain health as we age, this was a very timely interview with a leading physician specialist on t...

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Do you "have" to? "Need" to? Are there things you "should" do? This week's 5 minute weekly Catalyst digs into this phrase, what it means, and what we can do about it in our own lives to move toward Better Than Yesterday as health, wellness and life coaches or for high performers looking for the same.

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Looking for a different perspective on Covid-19 from a credible source? Whether you're a coach, high performer or just looking for new insights, you'll find this one intriguing. Every few months we bring back an episode that has garnered your attention in the past. It's been several months since our last "Best Of" episode, so we thought this was a great time to do so. Dr. David Katz is a well-respected physician...

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Are you (or your clients) struggling with low motivation? This week's Catalyst addresses the subject head-on, and provides a perspective based on the 4 R's that may help you turn things around.

For health, wellness or life coaches looking for ways to support their clients, this week's Catalyst may provide exactly what you need to help them move forward successfully!

Here's a link to the brief "4 Cornerstones"...

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Do employee wellness programs work? Is there a way to cut out the BS and create a meaningful approach to wellness? What do coaches need to know who may be working with organizations? What myths are prevalent about employee wellness that need busting? We answer these and many more in this special cross-over episode with Project HR!

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In the world of health, wellness and life coaching, BIG goals get much of the attention. But often it's the subtle tweaks that make all the difference. In this week's 5 minute Catalyst, we'll talk about the keys to applying this strategy in your own - or your coaching clients' life for greater success, both short and long term.

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Masks, Zoom meetings, social distancing are a part of regular life during Covid-19. Whether you're a health coach, wellness coach, life coach or any high performer trying to make the most of the situation, body language now plays a much bigger role than ever. In this episode, the man known as "Mr. Body Language" - Allan Pease of Australia - takes us on an insightful (and entertaining!) tour of the key aspects of body la...

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Do you like it when others provide you with unsolicited advice? In this week's Catalyst, we discuss the history of the term "Manage Yourself," a concept that - when understood - can make a significant difference in our lives as high performers or health, wellness, life or performance coaches.

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The Stages of Change model is among the most recognized and utilized models in health, wellness, life and performance coaching (or any area of behavior change). In this special 100th episode, the creator of the model - Dr. James Prochaska - and his incredible partner (married 54 years) Dr. Janice Prochaska - join us to discuss the practical application, special stories and much more!

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Expectations can either be our driver or our downfall. In this "Part II" discussion that we started in last week's 5 minute Catalyst, we discuss the dark side of expectations, and what we can do to optimize our outcomes.

If you're a high performer or you coach high performers (health coach, wellness coach, life coach or performance coach), you will garner immediate insights from this week's catalyst!

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There are a number of myths surrounding the intake of protein, strength training and the role of muscle in healthy aging, but nobody better to address those myths than this week's guest, Dr. Stuart Phillips (@mackinprof on Twitter). Whether you're a health coach, wellness coach, performance coach or someone who simply wants to make the most out of their life, this episode will provide you the insights you need to effect...

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Expectations can be our driver or our downfall. If this week's 5 minute Catalyst, we'll discuss the potential for utilizing expectations to bring out your best. If you're a health coach, wellness coach, life coach or performance coach, you'll find immediate application for your clients. If you're here seeking optimal performance, you've come to the right place!

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs model is at the core of coaching, counseling, parenting, teaching and essentially every aspect of our lives. Yet, was Maslow taking this concept further at the time of his early (age 62) death? Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, author of the new book Transcend and host of The Psychology Podcast takes us on a deeper dive into this potential. Along the way, we discuss the difference between "being" and ...

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