Cover art for podcast The Coach Bru Podcast

The Coach Bru Podcast

83 EpisodesProduced by John BrubakerWebsite

A leadership performance podcast specifically for entrepreneurs and executives. Because none of us are one dimensional, Coach Bru explores many topics to help expand your results. Occasionally features candid conversations with Stadium Status performers to help you take your business to the BIG TIME… read more

episodes iconAll Episodes

I Had It All Wrong

June 22nd, 2021


*This podcast is brought to you by Chin Up Chest Out Apparel Co. 

Check out their summer collection:

--- …

Happy Birthday….. You’re Fired!

June 13th, 2021


*This podcast is brought to you by Check out their summer collection which drops on 6/21 at 10am CST


Send in a …

I’ve Never Shared This Publicly Before

May 30th, 2021


Instant Perspective for whatever adversity you’re experiencing.


Send in a voice message:

The Great Reset

April 15th, 2021


Have you entered our contest to win a FREE standing desk workstation? Enter here:

The theme of the 2020 World Economic Forum was “The Great Reset”. They were referring to a reset of …

A Cautionary Tale About The Inner Sanctum

April 8th, 2021


Have you entered our contest to win a FREE standing desk workstation? Details here:


Send in a voice message:

All In The Same Boat: Interview w/ Best-Selling Author Jon Rennie

March 31st, 2021


Coach Bru interviews one of his favorite colleagues--- best-selling author Jon Rennie. They take a deep dive into Rennie's new book All In The Same …

I didn't know it was THIS bad...

February 10th, 2021


*This episode is brought to you by CUCO Apparel Co. That's my motivational apparel brand that supports mental health. Available online at:

In this episode we discuss the devastating effects of …

Tom Brady's Secret To Make Yourself Hater Proof

February 4th, 2021


*This episode of the Coach Bru Podcast is brought to you by Chin Up Chest Out Apparel Co. That's my motivational apparel company that supports mental health. Check out our apparel at:

We are all in …

The Hardest Thing To Earn & The Easiest Thing To Lose

January 30th, 2021


*This episode of the Coach Bru Podcast is brought to you by Chin Up Chest Out Apparel Co. That's my motivational apparel company that supports mental health. Check out our apparel at:

This episode is …

Pasta Sauce, Pandemic & Family Business: The Episode With Alexis & Kelly

January 27th, 2021


An in-depth interview with the owner of Mimi's Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Kelly West, and her director of social media Alexis Wheeler. We discuss navigating the new normal and growing a business during the pandemic.  I …

How I DIDN’T Become A Millionaire 24 Years Ago

January 16th, 2021


* This episode of the Coach Bru Podcast is brought to you by Chin Up Chest Out apparel company. The lifestyle apparel brand dedicated to helping you protect your most valuable asset… your mindset. No matter what happens …

The X-Factor: A Kick Off To 2021

January 4th, 2021


*This episode of The Coach Bru Show is brought to you by Chin Up Chest Out Apparel. A motivational apparel brand promoting mental health. Shop here:

This episode of the pod kicks off 2021 a …

What If You're Wrong & It's Not Happening "To" You?

November 30th, 2020


Why what's gone on in 2020 is actually happening FOR you not TO you.

*This episode of The Coach Bru Podcast is brought to you by …

The Ugly Truth About Holiday Sales

November 30th, 2020


A short story and quick primer on why holiday "deals" aren't really deals after all.

If you're looking for an actual deal and are interested in …

Be The Super Hero In Your Own Universe

November 10th, 2020


Stop living vicariously through TV and movies, through imaginary characters and start leading by example.

For more motivation, subscribe to Coach Bru's eNews at the top of this page:

*This …

Helping NOT Selling: Allergic To Money Series, Season 1, Episode 8.

October 18th, 2020


A powerful sales lesson you can learn from Montana State University.


Send in a voice message:

Are You Doing It TO me or Doing It FOR me? Allergic To Money Series, Season 1, Episode 7

October 9th, 2020


The saga of the former pool company I used which is extremely allergic to money.


Send in a voice message:

2 Words, 6 Letters: Guest Interview: Parker Smith of Yee Yee Apparel

August 29th, 2020


2 Words, 6 Letters and scaling a business from 6 figures well into 7 figures in 4 short years. That's the story of Parker Smith's role (and impact) …

Allergic To Money-Season 1 Episode 6 Due Diligence

August 23rd, 2020


Are you selling what’s convenient for you or convenient for your customers? For more insights:


Send in a voice message:

Allergic To Money, Season 1-Episode 5: Sweep Your Own Front Porch First

August 18th, 2020


Don’t make it hard for people who want to give you money, to give you money!

For more insights:

--- Send in a voice message:

The Coach Bru Podcast: The One With Jamy Bechler

August 6th, 2020


A rare interview podcast from Coach Bru. He is joined by Jamy Bechler. Jamy is the host of the very popular Success Is A Choice podcast. They discuss …

Allergic To Money: Season 1 Episode 3 Customer Retention Gone Wrong

July 27th, 2020


A case study on how NOT to retain customers. This episode is brought to you by


Send in a voice message:

Are You Thunder or Lightning?

July 24th, 2020


Listen up and then you be the judge. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by the motivational apparel brand:


Send in a voice message:

It’s Not What You Think It Is.

July 20th, 2020


Accident, redundancy or strategy? What is the rationale behind certain correspondence? Find out in this episode. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by


Send in a voice …

Removing The Stigma

July 15th, 2020


Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness it’s a sign of strength. This episode of the show is brought to you by:


Send in a voice message:

Allergic To Money: Season 1 Episode 2-Overcompensating?

July 6th, 2020


This episode is brought to you by Chip Up Chest Out motivational apparel. Head over to

--- Send in a voice message:

One Is None, Two Is One

July 1st, 2020


If you enjoyed this episode you’ll love my newsletter. Subscribe at: As my gift to you you’ll automatically receive a complimentary issue of my premium $99 a month newsletter which is normally …

Help The People Swimming Toward You

June 30th, 2020


For more insights opt in to my email list at: You’ll automatically receive a complimentary copy of my premium newsletter …

You Gotta Swim: Interview with singer-songwriter Cooper Wade

May 17th, 2020


There are TONS more resources like this available when you subscribe to my eNewsletter & you can do so at:

When you do so, you automatically receive a digital download of an issue of my …

The Least Trusted Profession w/ Guest Expert: THE GOATEE

April 23rd, 2020


Sales is the least trusted profession in the world...

SPOILER ALERT: Regardless of what business you're in, you're in sales FIRST because people need …

Corona Economy Q and A: with Mrs. Coach Bru

April 12th, 2020


In the spirit of serving you better, I posed the follow question to my readers:

What is your biggest need right now during the corona crisis?

In this …

Crisis Creates Opportunity: Corona Virus Bonus Episode 1

March 16th, 2020


For more information & to receive your complimentary copy of 12 Ways To DOUBLE Your Results go to:

--- Send in a voice …

But My Business Is Different

March 10th, 2020


We often brainwash ourselves into thinking “our business is different” or “our industry is different.” Or that political campaigning must be …

Answering The Internet's Weirdest Questions w/ Guest Kayla Rose

January 17th, 2020


A fun discussion with my personal trainer Kayla Rose. We talk a little about exercise and nutrition habits and then she answers the internet's weirdest questions which a number of my listeners sent in.

Did you enjoy the …

Amateurs Take Offense, Professionals Take Notes

January 13th, 2020


Success leaves clues. Today’s episode is a deep dive into what made the world’s greatest drummer so great. RIP Neil Peart of the band Rush.


Send in a voice message:

Accountability: The Greatest Form Of Love

December 23rd, 2019


Breaking down why and how accountability is the greatest insurance policy for achieving your goals.


Send in a voice message:

Golf Is A Metaphor For Business: w/ Guest Josh Nahm

December 16th, 2019


Live from his palatial estate in Lawrence Kansas I'm joined on the podcast by longtime friend and client Josh Nahm. Josh was recently named one of …

The 4% Solution w/ Chip Eichelberger

December 10th, 2019


Live from The Cliff House overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Nedick Maine I'm joined on the podcast by friend, mentor and colleague Chip …

Why You Should Treat Every Day Like Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2019


In this episode I share: 1. A Brubaker family Thanksgiving tradition. 2. Why gratitude is the best zero cost workplace motivator and 3. How you can build a practice of gratitude into your daily life.


Send in a voice …

How To Hire The Right Coach: Guest Michelle Neujahr

November 12th, 2019


The first episode recorded live from my new office suite and podcast studio, aka "Bru Vegas".

This episode is a candid and revealing conversation …

Take YOUR Business On Tour: Interview With Chris Lee (aka Chris Gainz)

October 22nd, 2019


(Recorded from the green room pre-show.)

An in-depth interview with Chris Lee, tour manager for country music artists Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr.

Chris is one of the very best in the entertainment industry and he …

Deep Inside The Mind of a National Championship Coach

October 8th, 2019


Comprehensive audio footage from the half-day group Mastermind Session Coach Bru hosted with 2019 National Championship coach Steve Colfer, recorded …

The Power of Hope: Interview w/ Coach Steve Colfer

September 2nd, 2019


An in depth interview with Steve Colfer, Head Coach of the 2019 NCAA Champion Cabrini University Men's Lacrosse Team.

In 19 seasons at the helm of …

Hate Me Now, Love Me Later: Interview w/ Coach Jason Brown of Last Chance U

July 16th, 2019


An in depth interview with perhaps the most controversial and widely misunderstood coach in America, Jason Brown. Jason is the star of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. Seasons #3 and #4 feature Jason and …

I Have The Watch: Interview w/ Leadership Expert Jon Rennie

July 15th, 2019


Interview with veteran, leadership expert, entrepreneur and author, Jon Rennie.

We discuss his new book I Have The Watch and the fabulous foreword …

The Things We Think & Do Not Say: Interview w/ Val Gui founder of

June 4th, 2019


A discussion on depression in entrepreneurship.  The interview is based on his groundbreaking article  #HustleHarder - A Study of Mental Health in the Entrepreneurship Community. Val is saying what millions of …

Why I Don't Discount (and you shouldn't either)

December 2nd, 2018


Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday "discount deals" are the furthest thing from actual deals. And doing so can not so subtly destroy your credibility with your audience.

Coach Bru breaks down how and …

Fail Your Way To Success

October 22nd, 2018


Episode #520 Celebrates the two year anniversary of the release of Coach Bru's best-selling book Stadium Status by chronicling a quick 15 year snap shot of all of his failures along the way.

Pick up a copy of Stadium …

Redneck Riviera

September 5th, 2018


Coach Bru sits down with TJ McDaniel, brand manager of the work hard, play hard lifestyle brand Redneck Riviera. They discuss the brand's rapid rise to national prominence as well as the Redneck Riviera's fascinating …

Do Good and Good Will Follow

August 27th, 2018


Episode #518: Coach Bru sits down with Sarah Crim, executive director of JAB Cares to discuss their outstanding philanthropic efforts, how (and why) …

Chad Prather

July 26th, 2018


Chad Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist.  Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his …

The #1 Way To Improve Your Results

April 12th, 2018


In this episode I discuss the power of peer effect in accelerating your results and the importance of WHO you associate with. If you want to make …


April 2nd, 2018


This episode discussed the one type of ownership that is your #1 competitive advantage which simply can never be eliminated.

Episode #515 is dedicated to the memory of the late Tom Graham.


Send in a voice message:

Two Young Men, One Big Difference

March 27th, 2018


Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes the difference in the amount of success people enjoy in their lives? This episode is about two young …

The Text Message Nobody Ever Wants To Get

February 28th, 2018


Performance Report Episode #513
The late Reverend Billy Graham once said:
"A coach will impact more lives in one year than an average person will in a lifetime."
I don't believe that quote is limited to just coaches and …

The Death of Civilization As We Know It

February 20th, 2018


Performance Report Episode #512

Intellectual Laziness is destroying our country. It's also destroying your team's results if you allow it. Stadium …

Don't Confuse Growth With Results

February 5th, 2018


The worst thing you can do is expect results. The best thing you can do is just put in the work, one step at a time based on a system with a track …

One Step At A Time

January 29th, 2018


Performance Report Episode #510

Too many people dream about the finish line and want success to be easier than it is. Then they wonder why they never achieve it. This episode unpacks why the desire for "easy" is the road …

You're In This Story Too

January 22nd, 2018


Performance Report Episode #509

Life's trails are full of surprises and not easy to navigate. Yet the most rewarding ones are the most challenging …

This One Type Of Business Consistently Outperforms Others

January 18th, 2018


Nobody fights for anything quite like they fight for family. This is why family businesses outperform their non-family counterparts. We breakdown why they perform so well and how you can learn from two Stadium Status …

What Do Elvis, Tupac, Obama and Ric Flair All Have In Common?

January 8th, 2018


Those four names are the names of plays the Los Angeles Rams football team use as audibles. This actually has EVERYTHING to do with you and making 2018 your best year ever. Quarterbacks aren't the only ones who call …

Your Future Is Probably Way Behind Schedule

January 2nd, 2018


Your Future Is Probably Way Behind Schedule, but you're not alone. 92% of people who make New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. 

This episode …

8 Life Saving Tips For Surviving Last Minute Christmas Shopping

December 23rd, 2017


People are crazy this time of year. Here are some quick tips on how you can stay safe and sane while getting your last minute shopping done.


Send in a voice message:

The Performance Report Episode #505

December 18th, 2017


In tiny little Upland, Indiana, for 21 straight years on the Friday night before final exams in December, Taylor University basketball hosts what they call their "Silent Night" game. It's a different kind of silent …

The Performance Report Episode #504

December 13th, 2017


I have one simple goal for 2018 -- to serve YOU better than ever in the New Year. I don’t want to waste your time sending you content that doesn’t relate to you or your work. So, in order to do that I need to find out …

The Performance Report Episode #503

December 4th, 2017


Are You Growing, Plateauing Or Deteriorating?

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?

In this episode I breakdown the four success factors that guarantee you can create an environment where you are always green and …

The Performance Report Episode #502

November 28th, 2017


While this was the subject of the sermon at my church Sunday, I'm actually talking to you about it from a business perspective. Specifically, I'm taking aim at my enemy (and yours) the self-proclaimed gurus; not just in …

"Coach Cares" Announcement

November 24th, 2017


The news I wanted to share with you is that I've begun the process of creating a charitable foundation. "Coach Cares" is the charity arm of my …

The Performance Report Episode #501

November 21st, 2017


There are 7.6 billion people on planet earth and every single one of us has potential. In this episode you will learn what determines our trajectory and whether we rise or fall.


Send in a voice message:

The Performance Report Episode #500

November 14th, 2017


What you can learn (and apply to your business) from 2017 Grammy Award winner Sturgill Simpson busking outside the CMA Awards.


Send in a voice message:

The Performance Report Episode #499

November 6th, 2017


You don't need permission to succeed, blaze your own trail.


Send in a voice message:

Loading ...

Listen to The Coach Bru Podcast


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens