The Essential Coaching Skills Podcast

The Essential Coaching Skills Podcast

Hosted by: Doug OBrien

A show dedicated to discovering the Coaching secrets and strategies that set the best apart. Interviews with top coaches where they reveal out their essential skills.

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Episode 144 - A Taste of the Hypnosis Buffett

This episode is a recording of the first webinar (of three) covering some hallmarks of Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis called "A 3-Day Hypnosis Buffet." The theme for this first webinar is "Speaking Hypnotically." It was...
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Episode 143 - David Gordon - Author, Teacher, Modeler, on of the O.G.s of NLP

In this episode, I speak with David Gordon. David is one of the original gangsters of NLP. He is the author of "Therapeutic Metaphors," "Phoenix," (both superb books on Ericksonian Hypnosis), and "Expanding Your...
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Episode 142 - What I Learned from Dave, and Tony and Richard and Robert and David and Betty Alice...

Featuring lessons learned from Dave Dobson, Tony Robbins, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Stephen Gilligan, David Gordon, Bill O'Hanlon, Betty Alice Erickson and more.
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Episode 141 - Bill O'Hanlon on Songwriting

My conversation this week is again with Bill O'Hanlon, but in a very different way. Today's conversation is all about music in general and songwriting in particular. Bill has written 40 books and is about to publish...
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Episode 140 - What I learned from Dave - with Mark Thomas and Drew Pearson

Episode #140

Our latest installment of the series of What I learned from Dave (Dr Dave Dobson) features my conversation with "repeat offenders" Mark Thomas and Drew Pearson. Drew Pearson is a retired fire test engineer. He studied...
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Episode # 139 - Lucy Freeman on NLP, Transactional Analysis and ”Syntax for Change”

Episode #139

Founder and CEO of "Syntax For Change," Lucy D. Freedman is a leading expert in communication, leadership. and change. With a life-long passion for enabling people to communicate and connect with honor, respect, and...
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Episode 138 - What I learned from Dave - with Halimah Holiday and John Morgan

Episode #138

WHAT I LEARNED FROM DAVE - a series within the podcast that features different folks who studied with Dr. Dave Dobson, PhD and one or more of his "Funshops" In this episode I'm joined by Halimah Holiday and John...
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Episode137 - Bill O’Hanlon on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Storytelling

Episode #137

Bill O'Hanlon is a world-renowned leader in the fields of brief psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. Bill is the author of nearly 40 books and has delivered over 3,700 talks around the world. He was featured on the...
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Episode 136 - What I Learned from Dave (Dobson). Dr. Harlan Kilstein and Dr. Clifford Saunders.

Episode #136

In this first of, hopefully, many conversations about Dr. Dave Dobson and his work, I'm joined by "repeat offenders" Dr. Harlan Kilstein and Dr. Clifford Saunders. Dr. Dave Dobson was the developer of O.T.C.C., or...
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Episode 135 - Robert McKee - The Legendary author of ”Story,” Live and in Person

Episode #135

In today's very special episode, I sit down with the legendary Robert McKee, author of "STORY - Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting." Robert McKee is regarded by many as one of the...
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Episode 134- Sarah Carson - On Using NLP for State Management and Peak Performance

Episode #134

This episode originally aired as part of a Fundraiser in December of 2022. In this episode -- part conversation, part PERFORMANCE -- Sarah shows and tells how NLP isn't just her day job, it's a practical TOOL for...
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Episode 133 - Rex Sikes, Author of ”Life on Your Terms: Live The Life You Want.”

Episode #133

After a skydiving accident nearly robbed Rex Steven Sikes of his life and caused him to spiral down in negativity for a couple years, Rex locked himself in his apartment for over 6 weeks to sort things through and...
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