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Coaching for Geeks

113 EpisodesProduced by Robin BatesWebsite

Turning geeks into adventurers. Careers, dating, fitness, interviews, gaming, life, geek culture.

113 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

69 - Celeste Conowitch from Venture Maidens joins GM Radio Rob

January 20th, 2019


Celeste Conowitch is the Producer of and Dungeon Master for Venture Maidens, an actual play 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons podcast. In Venture Maidens, Celeste and three friends entertain each other and their …

68 - A beginning in game dev and life with bipolar: Interview with Oliver William Walker

December 9th, 2018


Oliver William Walker designs games at Just Add Water. He mets Robin to talk about his career, from college, through university, experiments with …

67 - Hand Crafted Boardgames - Jackson Pope of Eurydice Games

December 2nd, 2018


Jackson Pope makes boardgames by hand. With cardboard, craft knives, and a lot of patience, he's published 6 games in this manner. Now he's …

66 - Will Jones from Encounter Roleplay - making a living from roleplaying

November 18th, 2018



Guest: Will Jones of Encounter Roleplay

Will is a D&D S*x Icon and the creator of the Twitch, YouTube and podcast channel Encounter Roleplay, …

65 - Interview with SEGA/Two Point Hospital Community Manager - Lauren Carter

November 11th, 2018


Lauran Carter has worked with some of the big names in gaming - Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox, Codemasters, Lionhead Games - and now SEGA/Two Point Studios. Overseeing the community management aspect of Two Point …

64 - Hero Master interview with Jamie Noble Frier - boardgame design and Kickstarter

October 7th, 2018


The Coaching for Geeks Show returns! And what better way to celebrate Season 2 than with terrible heroes who got picked last for adventuring.


Jamie Noble Frier, AKA The Noble Artist, joins CfG Robin Bates to talk of …

The MCM London Interviews - Overwatch - Mercy, Zarya and Genji - Lucie Pohl, Gaku Space and Dolya Gavanski

July 1st, 2018


More MCM interview goodness - this time the Overwatch voice actors took to the press room.

Actor and stand-up comedian Lucie Pohl (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRed Dwarf) plays Overwatch’s resident …

The MCM London Interviews - GTAV - Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg

June 24th, 2018


On with the MCM Sessions! And this time it's the guys from Grand Theft Auto V.

Ned Luke, Shawn Fonteno and Steven Ogg voice the three playable protagonists of Rockstar’s acclaimed gangster drama, which is set in the …

The MCM London Interviews - Tara Sands

June 17th, 2018


Bulbasaur! Yes, Tara Sands was the original Bulbasuar in the Pokemon Anime.

She was one of the guests at MCM London Comic Con and we went along to …

The MCM London Interviews - John DiMaggio

June 10th, 2018


We're in between seasons so will be filling your ears with all the MCM London Comic Con press interviews.

Up first - it's the voice of Bender, Jake the Dog, Joker, Wakka, Marcus Fenix, Aquaman, Galactus, Lunatik and …

59 - +7 Intelligence - How games impact society with Ches Hall

June 3rd, 2018


First of all I'm sorry to you dear listeners and sorry to Ches. I don't know what happened to my audio but I am a little Daleky.


With that said... CHES HALL! The host of +7 INtelligence, the podcast all about how …

58 - 3D Body Scanning for Fitness

May 20th, 2018


Coach Austin has a new toy.

He's quite excited.

So what is it? How does it work? Can it measure body fat? What benefit does it offer over tradition measuring? Can you have a little 3d figure made out of it for …

57 - How to Make Long Distance Relationships Work

May 13th, 2018


Rami The Gutsy Geek is not a fan of long distance relationships. His longest one lasted a month, and she only lived one city away. But many geeks meet their significant other online, at conventions or events, and date …

56 - Getting a Job in the Film Industry - Interview with Colin Wallace

May 6th, 2018


Robin met Colin at Insomnia62. Colin was at the SpecialEffect community party and wearing a bear kigu. Naturally Robin spoke with him almost …

55 - A Career in Esports: Interview with James Banks

April 29th, 2018


James Banks has been in esports for years. From a player in Counter Strike, Street Fighter V and Tekken, to his current place as a top commentator and host.

His career has taken many turns, including engineering and …

54 - 420 Special - Coach Austin on CBD

April 22nd, 2018


Powering Up with CBD!? 

  This 4/20 Episode Special is about Coach Austin's personal experience with taking Cannabidiol, CBD, for the last six weeks …

53 - An introduction to UK eSports - Interview with Barrage eSports' Jeff Simpkins

April 15th, 2018


eSports! Coahcing for Geeks founder, Robin Bates, is a complete an utter eSports N00b. At least he was until he went to Insomnia62 and PAX East... Eyes opened to the world of professional gaming he sought wisdom, and …

52 - Dating - Being Competitive and Dating After Divorce - Interview With Suzie the SingleDatingDiva

April 8th, 2018



Dating is rough for everyone. But it's especially rough if you've just gotten divorced and have been out of the game for a long time! In this week's episode, Rami interviews Suzie, the Single Dating Diva, about how …

51 - Caving in High Heels - Interview with Amazonian Cosplay, Beth Malcolm

April 1st, 2018


Beth Malcolm, AKA Amazonian Cosplay, takes her work to the next level. She not only hand crafts her work, which has included Cersei Lannister, …

50 - Gymtimidation with Coach Austin

March 25th, 2018


The gym. The hulking beasts and clanking machinery. The lithe and the petite and the muscular gathered together to sweat and grunt and...


And …

49: Dark Elves, Drunk Bears, and Sean Bean - interview with tabletop RPG designer Grant Howitt

March 11th, 2018


Grant Howitt designs tabletop roleplaying games. Some are utterly bonkers and demand the use of hats and/or toilet paper. Some are dark and …

48: How to Make a Mobile Game: Gravity Dash with Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots

March 4th, 2018


Endless runners! From Canabalt to Jetpack Joyride - Even Mario got in on the act.

Now Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots is getting ready to release Gravity Dash, a gravity-flipping take on the genre.

Robin met Jedd to …

47: Fitness - Afterburn (not afterburner by SEGA, sorry, but we might talk about that soon too)

February 25th, 2018


Look, I REALLY wanted a picture from SEGA's classic After Burner but I'm currently schmoozing some of SEGA's employees to come on the show and don't want to piss them off. So you'll have to make do with a F-14 …

46: Dating - How Geeky Interests Make You More Attractive - Interview with Brad and Mike from Too Old To Date

February 18th, 2018



Sometimes people get divorced. 

Sometimes you find yourself in your thirties and hopelessly lost in the new world of dating. 

Sometimes you turn all of that into a romantic comedy podcast.

In this week's episode, …

45: Geek/Business - I Opened a Wizard's Shop. Interview with Oliver Dall.

February 11th, 2018


Ahh holidays, vacations, time away. New adventures, new cultures, an opportunity to think about ideas that you don't have time to cover. Oliver Dall …

44: Geek/Business - How to Start a Convention - UnCon - Interview with Darius and Jayde

February 4th, 2018


We love conventions at CfG! Meeting new people, playing games, cosplay, buying things and more!

Darius and Jayde of All Around the Board accidentally started their own convention... UnCon is heading towards its third …

43: Fitness - The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

January 28th, 2018


I'll be honest, I haven't actually listened to this episode yet (yay for technology) but I expect Coach Austin will talk about the myths and facts of …

42: Dating - Battletoads and the Game of Love

January 21st, 2018


When he grew up in the 90s, Rami learned to play a bunch of old games that were hard as nails. His NES was filled with challenges that gave him the …

41: The History of Videogames exhibition - interview with Mark Ashmore of Future Artists

January 14th, 2018


Arcade machines. Once upon a time you'd find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping sountracks, and …

40: LIfe - Handling Criticism without being a dick

January 7th, 2018


CfG just got a bunch of frankly quite rude comments on one of our Facebook ads. Once upon a time Robin would have flown into a furious bout of anger …

39: CfG Past, Present, and Future

December 31st, 2017


Robin looks back at what the Coaching for Geeks team has achieved since March 2017, where they are now, and reveals what's in store for 2018.


Join the Coaching for Geeks Awesome Club at and smash …

38: Geek - Boardgames! Interview with Quinns from Shut Up & Sit Down

December 17th, 2017


What happens when Robin's throat is so swollen he can't really speak? You get a replay of last Christmas' interview with Quinns from Shut Up & …

37: Geek - Projekt Indie, Interview with Emma Spalding Plus! the Great Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway!

December 10th, 2017


Indie Games! Turns out they're almost indefinable, and bring a whole world of games to PC, console, and tabletop. Robin chatted with Emma Spalding …

36: Life - Live Your Purpose, Interview with Mastin Kipp

December 3rd, 2017


What is purpose? Where does it come from? Why do some find it hard to uncover? Mastin Kipp is an American entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned public speaker. Mastin is the creator of Functional Life …

35: Dating/Life - How to be Confident when Things are Falling Apart - Interview with lead singer JP Lachapelle

November 26th, 2017


Rami the dating coach is back!

This week he interviews his old friend JP Lachapelle, the former lead singer of multiple bands, including Mire and …

34: FItness - 5 Tips to Level Up Your Health for n00bs with Sam Pogue, Level 100 Onnit Warrior.

November 22nd, 2017

Coach Austin calls upon one of the highest ranked coaches in the fitness Industry, Sam Pogue, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Onnit & founder of the Fitness Breakroom Podcast to share his XP points with the …

31 - Geek - Top 5 Geeky London Activities - Interview with the London Geek, Hannah Cowton

November 12th, 2017


London! City of fish & chips, Big Ben, The Queen, ESports stadia, immersive experiences, and conventions of all kinds.

Hannah Cowton, The London Geek, joins Robin as they share their Top 5 Geeky things to do in …

30 - Dating - When a geek girl uses a geek guy's guide to dating - geek dating interview

November 12th, 2017


Rami is a top tier dating coach for geeks, adn joined Coaching for Geeks earlier in 2017.

Last year, he created a dating guide for men - Level Up Your Dating - to help them meet more women.

But what happens when a …

Bonus Episode - Geek - Red Dwarf Interview, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge at MCM London Comic Con 2017

November 4th, 2017


Cor that's a long title!

Robin went to MCM London Comic Con 2017 as press (fancy!).

This is the undedited audio of the Red Dwarf press conference. It was just too good to mess with.



You can get all our …

29 - Life - Make your gamer mindset work for you - The Level Up Challenge

October 22nd, 2017


Robin loves to game. Robin stayed up late playing Golf Story and so is sat at 9:30 on a Saturday night recording and editing instead of down hs …

28 - Fitness - Top Ten n00b Fitness Mistakes

October 15th, 2017


Ready to hit start and commence your fitness adventure? Coach Austin has his top ten mistakes that fitness n00bs make - so that you can avoid them all and get on with leveling up!

We love hearing from our listenrs - …

27 - Geek - Super-Psych: The Psychology of Marvel's Defenders - Interview with Heather Ness

October 7th, 2017


Heather Ness, Professor of Psychology at Middle Georgia State University and author of Broken Heroes: An Unofficial Guide to the Trauma and …

26 - Dating - Don't be afraid of the 3D Girl with Rami and Serenity

October 1st, 2017


It's October and Rami the Gutsy Geek takes the CfG mic for the first time and interviews girl geek, Serenity. They cover the important topics of where to meet people, the Canadian DDR scene, how having skills is …

25 - Geek - SpecialEffect; interview with Mark Saville

September 24th, 2017


Imagine being unable to game due to an accident or progressive condition. SpecialEffect takes on the challenge of giving gaming back to people …

24 - Fitness - Strength vs Power with Coach Austin

September 17th, 2017


Coach Austin of Hyper Strenth and Conditoning takes on strength and power!


What do they mean? How can you have more? What's the difference? How much like being a pokemon trainer is it? Does shouting help you reach …

23 - Geek - Cosplay 101 with Amanda Conley (or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the dollar stores)

September 10th, 2017


Friend of the show, panellist, writer, and cosplayer Amanda Conley joins Robin to talk about starting out in cosplay. How accurate doed it need to be? Can I dress as a lady? Where do you find the potentially strange …

22 - Geek - Game Design; Cooking Rumble with Emilio Estrada

September 3rd, 2017


Cooking Rumble was designed from the start to enable Emilio to play games with his young daughter. Robin met with him to discuss the complexities of designing a game that works for different ages at the same time, …

21 - Fitness - Heroes and Villains of Diet with Coach Austin

August 27th, 2017


What's the deal with fat these days? Sugar? Carbs? Help us Coach Austin! You're our only hope!

Austin sets the record straight with the myths around what's good and bad food to help you make the right choices for you, …

20 - Geek - RPG Session - Masks: A New Generation with Lloyd Gyan

August 20th, 2017


Lloyd joined me back in episode 12, an introduction to role playing games, and promised to return to run Masks: A New Generation for us.

Episode 12 …

19 - Geek - D&D for Charity with Liam from FURN Gaming

August 13th, 2017


Liam and his buddies at FURN Gaming play Dungeons & Dragons and have a weekly YouTube show of their adventuring exploits. Now they're taking on Gary Gygax's infamous Tomb of Horrors in a 24 hour livestream for …

18 - Geek - Automation of Vehicles with Josh Whitley of AutonomouStuff

August 6th, 2017


When will the Johnny Cabs of Total Recall become reality? Robin meets with Josh Whitely, Lead Software Engineer at AutonomouStuff, the world's foremost supplier of software, engineer, and compononents that enable …

17 - Fitness - Three Fitness Myths with Coach Austin

July 30th, 2017


Coach Austin returns with his top 3 pernicious and unflinching fitness myths that just don't want to go away. 

Getting past these myths will help everyone level up faster on their fitness adventure.

Also he does a …

16 - Geek - Game Design; Beasts of Balance with Tim Burrell-Saward

July 23rd, 2017


Lead designer at Sensible Object, Tim Burrell-Saward, joins Robin for a chat about the Beasts of Balance development process, turning a co-op game into something with more teeth, and what dinosaur he'd be.


15 - Fitness - Coach Austin Approaches! - Level 1 Fitness

July 16th, 2017


A New Challenger Approaches! Austin Toloza of Hyper Strength and Conditioning joins the Coaching for Geeks team to take your power level beyond 9000!

14 - Geek - How to be a Great Fan with Amanda Conley

July 9th, 2017


Robin meets with Amanda Conley, blogger, panellist, writer, cosplayer, owner of too many YuGiOh cards, and self-styled 'princess of unpopular …

13 - Life - Figuring out your values

July 2nd, 2017


Most people don't know what's impotant to them until they sit down and figure it out. If you don't know what's important to you then you'll lack motivation to get things done.

In this epsiode Robin talks about his …

12 - Geek - An introduction to Role Playing Games with Lloyd Gyan

June 25th, 2017


Have you ever wanted to be a wizard, fingertips crackling with electricity as you destroy the minions of the undead? Perhaps a kitten with laser eyes is more your jam? Or maybe you want to be one of a hive of Sean …

11 - Geek - Animal Ailments; turning an idea into a game with Alex Rowntree

June 18th, 2017


Robin (with a cough) meets Alex Rowntree of Bazaar Broz - creator of Animal Ailments, a miming party game, to talk about his inspiration, turning an idea into a real boxed game, and the road to Essen 2017. ----more----

10 - Dating - Making the First Move

June 12th, 2017


It's a last-minute epsiode from Paula and it's a bit of a general intro to dating with some advice on maing the first move.


Now we'll be honest …

9 - Geek - Black Widow: Origins

May 30th, 2017


It's a midweek bonus episode! 

Robin has a chat with Allison Powell and Sean Monguso, writer/producer/star and director of Black Widow: Origins, a Natalia Romanova fan film which explores the early days of Black Widow …

8 - Geek/FItness - Quidditch Premier League

May 28th, 2017


Robin meets with the people behind, and trying out for, the UK Quidditch Premier League to find out their motivation, hopes for teh sport, and where it's heading.

It's not all Harry Potter LARPing, it's a proper …

7 - Life - Confidence

May 19th, 2017


Robin was not a confident boy, but he's learned how to speak on stage, helm a podcast, perform at interviews, thrive at parties and more.


6 - Life - How Memory Works - Evelina Dzimanaviciute

May 14th, 2017


Evelina of Be Your Light joins Robin to talk about memory - how it works, why it sometimes doesn't, reptiles, evolution, and to introduce a 5 day …

5 - Life - Body Shapes

May 7th, 2017


Paula takes Robin through the basics of dressing different male body shapes, to help everyone look their best.




For examples, …

4 - Geek - Knightmares, Ghosts, and Role Playing - Paul Flannery

April 30th, 2017


Robin has a chat with Paul Flannery, in a north London pub, about bringing back the classic UK kids' TV show 'Knightmare', meeting your heroes, his …

3 - Geek - A Door in a Wall - Tom Williams

April 23rd, 2017


In this week's epsiode Robin has a chat wth Tom Williams, the director of A Door in a Wall - creators of immersive murder mystery games across London to find out more about their creation process, turning ideas into …

2 - Fitness - Starting with FItness (rotator cuffs and pokémon)

April 16th, 2017


Fitness coach Jeff Nemeth takes the lead in episode 2 and talks about, amongst the usual japes:

  • Exercising with injuries
  • First steps after a break …

1 - Life - Are You Being Served? (by personal development)

April 9th, 2017


It's epsiode one of the Coaching for Geeks show and your hosts, coaches Jeff, Paula and Robin, quiz each other on their backgrounds, experience, …

Session 42: Reflection & Review

January 29th, 2017


Barker & Bates get together one last time to reflect on what they've learned through this podcast, and share what they're doing next. 



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Session 17: Social Anxiety

January 9th, 2017


They're back after the advent mayhem, and tackling something very close to Bates' heart; social anxiety.


Barker & Bates discuss what it is, how it can manifest and impact peoples' lives, and cover a selection of …

BCYL Advent Calendar 24th Dec - The Christmas Eve Storytime Special

December 24th, 2016


Robin and Shaun gather arond the fireplace with a number of their advent guests, to share stories of Christmasses past. Happy stories, sad stories, bittersweet and glad stories, rounding off thsi advent calendar with …

BCYL Advent Calendar 23rd Dec - Barker & Bates - Christmas Birthdays

December 23rd, 2016


It's Robin's birthday and this year he's not sulking that it's right next to Christmas.



But do all of these things if you want to put a smle …

BCYL Advent Calendar 22nd Dec - Jeff Nemeth - Don't Overstuff the Turkey

December 22nd, 2016


On day 22 of December, Jeff Nemeth of Fitness Disruption chats to Shaun about taking care of what you eat this Christmas (and beyond).


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BCYL Advent Calendar 21st Dec - Billy Hopkins - Disappointment

December 21st, 2016


As we creep ever closer to Chrstmas Day, Mindset Coach Billy Hopkins is allowed out of the advent calendar with his 5 steps to overcome disappointment. 


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BCYL Advent Calendar 20th Dec - Steven Haggerty - Comparing Yourself to Others

December 20th, 2016


Empowerment coach Steven is empowered to escape from the confines of the advent calendar to chat with Shaun and Robin. He shares his thoughts on compaing ourselves to others at Christmas.


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BCYL Advent Calendar 19th Dec - Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz - Reverting to Roles

December 19th, 2016


Kenny, The Man Whisperer, breaks out of the calendar to cover the roles that we adopt at Christmas, and how we can stop reverting to the teenage …

BCYL Advent Calendar 18th Dec - Return of the Dipti Tait - Loneliness

December 18th, 2016


Day 18 of the advent calendar and Dipti Tait clambers down from the advent calendar to share her views on the role that loneliness plays in grief, …

BCYL Advent Calendar 17th Dec - Graham Ellis - Mind-craft; How the Brain Works

December 17th, 2016


Day 17 Graham Ellis from Dean Hypnotherapy talks from the heart about the model that he uses when talking to children about the brain and how it works.  

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BCYL Advent Calendar 16th Dec - Leah Butler-Smith - Overwhelm

December 16th, 2016


Leah is hurriedly freed from the advent calendar by an overwhelmed Bates and as luck would have it Leah is willing to share her tips for handling …

BCYL Advent Calendar 15th Dec - Shaun Barker - Christmas Meditation

December 15th, 2016


Day 15 and your lesser known host shares a christmas themed meditation. If you haven’t meditated before, or are an experienced meditator, just sit down and relax for 11 minutes with this fun and festive relax track, …

BCYL Advent Calendar 14th Dec - Mark Johnston - Career Progression

December 14th, 2016


Those round robin letters are starting to arrive in Bates' letterbox, and career coach Mark Johnston breaks free from flap 14 with ways to stop worrying about how you're doing and start taking steps to improve where you …

BCYL Advent Calendar 13th Dec - John McConnachie - Gratitude for Socks

December 13th, 2016


Day 13 and John McConnachie is tempted out from his mosquito net sanctuary to talk about how the child protection training programme he ran in Kenya helped him to appreciate how lucky he is, and taught him gratitude for …

BCYL Advent Calendar 12th Dec - Dipti Strikes Back

December 12th, 2016


Day 12 of the advent calendar and Dipti Tait climbs down from the advent calendar once agaiin to discuss the role that sadness plays in grief …

BCYL Advent Calendar 11th Dec - Quinns from Shut Up & Sit Down - Awesome Boardgames

December 11th, 2016


Quinns is released from the advent calendar and Robin tries his hardest not to fanboy really hard at him. Bringing his knowledge of awesome games to play with your family at Christmas, Quinns shares his top picks to get …

BCYL Advent Calendar 10th Dec - Overexcited People - Robin and Shaun

December 10th, 2016


The dream team are back together after pursuing solo projects. This advent calendar episode Robin and Shaun discuss dealing with overexcited people …

BCYL Advent Calendar 9th Dec - Rebecca Catterall - Not Buying Gifts

December 9th, 2016


Rebecca Catterall emerges from the advent calendar, blinking in the winter morning sun, to share her stories of how she stopped buying gifts entirely and what she now does instead.



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BCYL Advent Calendar 8th Dec - Alexia Leachman - Offence

December 8th, 2016


Alexia from The Head Trash Show bursts forth from the advent calendar to share her thougts on offence; there's plenty to get offended about at Christmas!


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BCYL Advent Calendar 7th Dec - CJ Sohal - Work/Life Balance

December 7th, 2016


CJ Sohal from Unwrap Your Success is released from the calendar in order to share his thoughts and strategies on maintaining a great work/life balance at Christmas. 



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BCYL Advent Calendar 6th Dec - Dipti Tait - Guilt

December 6th, 2016


Day 6 of the advent calendar and Dipti Tait climbs down from the advent calendar to discuss the role that guilt plays in grief before getting stuffed …

BCYL Advent Calendar 5th Dec - Simone Vincenzi - Avoidance Strategies

December 5th, 2016


Purpose expert, Simone from GTeX (Growing Together Exponentially), emerges like a great Italian butterfly to share his strategies on consistanlty avoiding your family at Chrismas. 



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BCYL Advent Calendar 4th Dec - Elliot Kay - Judgement

December 4th, 2016


Elliot Kay escapes from the advent calendar to share his thoughts on judgement at Christmas. 



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BCYL Advent Calendar 3rd Dec - Paula Williams - Cuffing & Dating

December 3rd, 2016


Paula Williams of Translate Her is set free from the advent calendar to share her tips on winter lonlieness and making the most of the opportunities …

BCYL Advent Calendar 2nd Dec - Lovelda Smith - Bargains!

December 2nd, 2016


Day 2 of the advent calendar and Lovelda Smith, founder of The Collaboration Club, shares her strategies for spending the least possible in order to …

Bootcamp Your Life Advent Calendar: 1st Dec

December 1st, 2016


Barker & Bates present the Bootcamp Your Life Advent Calendar!

Every day from 1st to 24th December join us to get some festive advice on handling Christmas from a raft of coaches, therapists,  


Shaun …

Session 16: Procrastination

November 27th, 2016


Barker & Bates are no strangers to procrastination (it took them long enough to get this podcast going) and are ready to share their strategies, covering both minset and practical steps you can take to get more …

Session 15: Grief - with Dipti Tait

November 20th, 2016


In Session 15 Barker & Bates welcome Dipti Tait author of 'Good Grief' and owner of The Cotswold Practice, to discuss what grief is, how it …

Session 14: FOMO

November 13th, 2016


FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out. The dread of being left out, or of having to attend every possible thing in case you miss out on the best thing ever. In this session Barker & Bates explore what FOMO is, where it comes …

Session 13: Limiting Beliefs

November 6th, 2016


In Session 13 Barker & Bates discuss limiting beliefs; what they are, where they come from, and how they can impact our lives, before covering a variety of ways in which you can tackle them today.


Get …

Session 12: The Terror of the Comfort Zone

October 30th, 2016


In this Hallowe'en special, Robin 'Norman' Bates and Shaun 'of the Dead' Barker explore the most horrifying of places... The Comfort Zone, and learn how it will suffocate you while you watch X Factor unless you do …

Session 11: Confidence

October 23rd, 2016


In session 11, Barker & Bates welcome Keith Blakemore-Noble, The Confidence Alchemist to share his journey from painfully shy to confidence …

Session 10: Your Posture Affects What You Get

October 16th, 2016


In session 10 Barker & Bates discuss posture and how it affects your state of mind, your confidence, and some of the research conducted in this area, sharing some of the techniques they know that you can use today.

Session 9: The Ten Minute Happiness Workout Challenge

October 9th, 2016


In Session 9 Shaun challenges you to be happier through simple activities you can do for just ten minutes a day.


Get your hands on the workout challenge and the worksheet by visiting Shaun's resources page - 

Session 8: How to Stop Being Lost - Part Two

October 2nd, 2016


Part 2 of Robin's formula to get you unstuck, getting what you want, and taking action. This week comes with an opportunity to have some …

Session 7: How to Stop Being Lost - Part One

September 25th, 2016


Feeling lost? Like life's not quite where you wanted or expected it to be? Unsatisfied with health, wealth, career, relationships or anything at all in your life? Gone off track? Not sure where you are or here you want …

Midweek Minisode 6A: Switching Off - Mr S Update

September 21st, 2016


Bates spent some time with Mr S, whose presenting problem of being unable to perform in the bedroom due to internal chatter was discussed in Session 6: Switching Off.


Go and listen to Session 6: Switching …

Session 6: Switching Off

September 18th, 2016


In Session 6 of Bootcamp Your Life, Barker & Bates take on turning off; how to quieten the mind, deal with negative self-talk, internal chatter and more. This week's episode comes with a bonus video.


With …

Session 5: Self-Sabotage

September 11th, 2016


In this week's session, Barker & Bates pull apart the topic of self-sabotage, both identifying strongly with it and offering strategies to take …

Session 4: Stress

September 4th, 2016


This week the boys discuss stress; where it comes from, how it manifests, and how to empty your stress-bucket.

Download Shaun's Better Night Sleep hypnosis track for free.


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Session 3: When Someone Hates You

August 1st, 2016


This week the boys discuss hatred and how you can handle those situations where you know that someone really doesn't like you, has maybe called you a 'massive effing tw*t' and really meant it, or straight out said "I …

Session 2: Meet Shaun

July 19th, 2016


Get to know your new coaching gurus. You will understand their motivations and why your success is their crystal meth/hippy crack.

Barker & Bates are coaches with very different backgrounds but have both overcome …

Session 1: Meet Robin

July 18th, 2016


Get to know your new coaching gurus. You will understand their motivations and why your success is their crystal meth/hippy crack.

Barker & Bates are coaches with very different backgrounds but have both overcome …

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  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens