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Imagine that who you think you are is just a product of your thinking? But who is actually doing that thinking if, as the latest neuroscience suggests, your brain is predominantly not for thinking but for prediction? The certainty of who you think you are becomes a combination of some default mode, context, or conversation for dealing with the circumstances of life.

Imagine now that we could flip a switch which altered how you see the world, the people in it, and the opportunities in front o… Continue Reading >>
Imagine that who you think you are is just a product of your thinking? But who is actually doing that thinking if, as the latest neuroscience suggests, your brain is predominantly not for thinking but for prediction? The certainty of who you think you are becomes a combination of some default mode, context, or conversation for dealing with the circumstances of life.

Imagine now that we could flip a switch which altered how you see the world, the people in it, and the opportunities in front of you. The Philosophical Coach exists to make this your new reality.

We are revolutionising the domains of leadership, performance, communication, mental health, and politics. We are taking humans beyond any conception of whom they know themselves to be. What has emerged is a new world in these domains. What has altered is people are powerfully able to experience calm and peace of mind in their life independently of the circumstances.

On this platform you will hear and learn about Sam Kukathas' work which is innovating the realms of mental health coaching and what it is to be human. You will see how this applies to different realms that are of fundamental importance to life working for you. And you will hear ideas that may sound counterintuitive at first, which create the prospect of you discovering a new context for your life beyond what you can currently see.

You will also be able to hear the 2 seasons of the innovative podcast This Humean Life with The Philosophical Coach, based on Sam's blend of expertise as a life coach, a philosopher, and an expert on David Hume. These episodes at their core are about navigating the complexities of being human, giving you the opportunity to go beyond any view of who you think you are really. 

In freeing yourself from finding your purpose or who you are, there is a space for creating a life free from constraint. 



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Creating Freedom from Anxiety What would it be like if you had freedom from anxiety as opposed to just seeking to manage anxiety?

When I interview leaders around this it is not in the realm of possibility for them. In fact many equate freedom from anxiety as simply being able to manage it better.
The hold of anxiety is so pervasive, that when I ask ‘Will you always have anxiety?’ the answers are either an emphatic ‘yes’ or ‘I hope not’.

There is such a high level of resignation that this is how life will always be and you just have to make the best of it.

And I get it!

That was exactly how I saw things up till just under 4.5 years ago.
I believed having anxiety was my lot in life and I just had to make the best of it.
The impact for me was crippling, and the cost was extreme. From the outside it looked like I was ‘making it’ but eventually for me everyday became a struggle.

Having discovered the peace of mind that freedom from anxiety created it is my mission to create freedom from anxiety for as many people as possible.

In this episode I challenge the societal understanding of anxiety and share why this reductionist approach is killing any opportunity for people to live a life of aliveness, joy and peace of mind.

I share why our understanding of anxiety is conceptual and not experiential. So long as it remains conceptual, anxiety will expand as a problem in society.

You will hear me share about the work I have done to reverse engineer anxiety. This comes from experience, coaching, neuroscience, cutting edge research on anxiety, and working with leaders who have shaped the entire transformation industry.

When I get leaders present to the possibility of having freedom from anxiety, and ask them what difference it would make they say things like: trust, confidence, being present, joy, even 'it would be everything'. What they all say is ‘peace of mind’. If you are tired of trying to manage anxiety or rely on tips about dealing with anxiety, then I invite you to go to thephilosophicalcoach.com and book a complimentary call with me. Together we will create a pathway for creating freedom from anxiety which is bespoke to you.

And if you want to connect with me about anything, then here are all the ways you can do so:

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/contact/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamKukathas
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Imagining a World that Works Imagine everyone felt like they belonged, and unproductive thinking ceased. Here's where we can start?
Why Mental Health is Not About Fixing You Therapy too frequently is ineffective when it comes to mental health. People go to a therapist for years and they are still battling with the same problem. Why? Because people are going to solve a problem with them and then they are looking to either be fixed or find ways to manage their mental health. And when they don't get the relief they seek they tend to think the problem is them not the approach. Here's an alternative approach based on there's nothing wrong with you, and you don't need fixing. I share how in 2 minutes I disappeared someone's experience of anxiety in that moment.
The Absurdity of Being Human Do you ever feel like you should have better control over your thoughts or your emotions? If you do, then here’s a new perspective. Here, I look at why the concept of readiness potential is so important to understanding the absurdity of being human and what that has to do with relationship between thought and action.
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Redefining Mental Health In this series I will share ways we can go about redefining mental health in society. These are drawn from experience, work with clients, testing and challenging societal agreement where it does not serve society nor you. It is time to flip on its head what you take for granted about how we understand mental health. The Philosophical Coach
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How to Unlock Your Joy Potential with Saj Shah How often do you feel and experience unbridled joy?
Everyday, every week, rarely, never.
Whatever measure speaks to you, joy is something we can unlock. And it is the question of how that Saj Shah and I address in this conversation.
Saj Shah is a force of nature whose recent Ted Talk was the most watched talk worldwide for the month of March. His book Joynetix: Unlock Your Joy Potential is a must read. And Saj just happens to be one of my closest friends.

Saj talks about moving from the STORM of life - where overwhelm, stress, exhaustion, fear make life like a battleground – to the Playground – where there is deep love, connection, fun, laughter and fulfilment.

Our promise to you is that in listening to this conversation you will be more present to joy.

To Connect with Saj Shah:

https://joynetix.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sajshah/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joynetix/

Over the last two years this podcast has been committed to taking listeners beyond what they know and to create a future not based on the past. If you would like the opportunity to create a future not constrained by the past, then I invite you to book a 30 minute Create Your Future Call.
Who Are You Really? Moment by moment we have choices about how we show up in the world, for others, ourselves and what matters to us.
The noise of modern life and the seeming expectations of the new normal can lead us to feel like we have lost who we are.
But what if we never knew and we were just working with from the script we inherited?

What space might open up for us if we gave up being right about how life is?
What would it be like if you could to get to the source of constraints and then disappear them?
What would it be like if you listened for people’s humanity not from the default judgement that creates distance and disconnection?

These are questions I have turned on myself on countless occasions, to examine the taken-for-grantedness of life moment by moment. Here for the last time on this podcast, I share what a moment of discovery brought forth for me after reading the Ultimate Coach and listening to Steve Hardison.
If you would like to explore further how you can go beyond what you know, and live life from discovery, then sign up to Who Are You Really Group Coaching with myself, The Philosophical Coach. Here you will be with other like minded people to explore and push boundaries about perceived limitations and break past who you know yourself to be in life as a leader, performer, communicator …human being. To sign up head to: bit.ly/whoareyoureallygroup

Whilst this is the final solo episode for this podcast, in the coming weeks you can look forward to one final episode where I discuss with Saj Shah, author of Joynetix, and Ted-X speaker, something everyone on the planet can benefit from experiencing more of: joy.

What is next for me is more work around imagining a future not based on the past in the areas of mental health, politics, leadership, performance and communication. If you would like to keep abreast of any developments, then I invite you to connect with me either by heading to thephilosophicalcoach.com, email, or social media under the philosophical coach. I am primarily on Linkedin.

If you are new to this podcast:

Over the last 2.5 years I have examined and discovered line through the question 'Who are you really?'. It is the question I coach from. The Philosophical Coach is the culmination of 13 years examining the nuances and subtleties of the human experience. And 5 years working and training in transformative leadership. I have had the immense privilege of working intimately with a leader who has shaped the entire transformation industry, impacted not just millions of lives but also the bulk of the Fortune 100 companies. I have also had the privilege of working with the Foundation for Ontological Transformation in Education on the course Being a Leader: The Effective Exercise of Leadership.
How to Lead with Authenticity in both your Professional and Day to Day Life
 with Neelu Kaur How do you lead with authenticity in both your professional and day to day life?
This question could not be more pertinent right now during a period of unprecedented upheaval in the workforce. Countless people are leaving their jobs because they don't experience the kind of leadership that inspires, supports and gives people space to grow. The impact of the Great Resignation is expanding not decreasing.

And work is just one part of life, despite the constant blurring during the pandemic of the boundaries between work and home, the personal and the professional.

Unless, however, we all learn to lead with authenticity then we will continue to experience the negative impact in personal and professional lives.
In this conversation, I had the pleasure of working with Neelu Kaur, a Corporate Facilitator, Leadership & NLP Coach, and Stress Management Specialist. We offer a context that creates an opportunity for you to bring authenticity to your life – both professional and personal.

This is about throwing away preconceptions of what leadership looks like where they exist as limitations. It's an invitation to be open and curious, and question not just what you know but how you go about your work. We bring innovation to this conversation by taking familiar ideas like a 'beginner's mindset' but exploring them in a context which transcends the norm.

This is for you if you want to learn and explore the subtle art of effective leadership as a context not just for your job but your life. If you would like to explore this as an individual or organisation then you can book a consultation here.

About Neelu Kaur

Neelu Kaur is a Corporate Facilitator, Leadership & NLP Coach, and Stress Management Specialist. Neelu has 15 years of experience specializing in Adult Learning & Leadership Development in large organizations. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda Specialist, and an Ericksonian trained Hypnotherapist focused on bringing mindfulness and stress management practices to individuals, teams, and organizations.

Connect with Neelu

Website: https://www.neelukaur.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neelukaur/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neelu.kaur/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neelu.kaur01

About The Philosophical Coach:

Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach is the culmination of 13 years researching the human condition, 5 years in transformative leadership & working in an elite performance culture with a transformation leader whose work has shaped the whole industry.

Connect with The Philosophical Coach

Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach
What Does it Look Like to Create a World that Works? How do we create a world that works? We alter people's experience of mental health. We challenge the beliefs that constrain opportunities for being alive, joyous and at peace. Here I challenge a serial worry around anxiety that I have seen but which speaks to a wider fear people have about transformation and coaching. They fear they will lose the parts of them they love. Here I suggest why transformation amplifies what you love, and allows you shed what's not working for you.

The inspiration for this was being moved by my experience of watching the challenges around mental health that were captured when watching the musical Dear Evan Hansen. A songbook that is close to my heart, it being a vivid reminder of when times were dark.
Creating Freedom from Anxiety What would it be like if you had freedom from anxiety as opposed to just seeking to manage anxiety?

When I interview leaders around this it is not in the realm of possibility for them. In fact many equate freedom from anxiety as simply being able to manage it better.
The hold of anxiety is so pervasive, that when I ask ‘Will you always have anxiety?’ the answers are either an emphatic ‘yes’ or ‘I hope not’.

There is such a high level of resignation that this is how life will always be and you just have to make the best of it.

And I get it!

That was exactly how I saw things up till just under 4.5 years ago.
I believed having anxiety was my lot in life and I just had to make the best of it.
The impact for me was crippling, and the cost was extreme. From the outside it looked like I was ‘making it’ but eventually for me everyday became a struggle.

Having discovered the peace of mind that freedom from anxiety created it is my mission to create freedom from anxiety for as many people as possible.

In this episode I challenge the societal understanding of anxiety and share why this reductionist approach is killing any opportunity for people to live a life of aliveness, joy and peace of mind.

I share why our understanding of anxiety is conceptual and not experiential. So long as it remains conceptual, anxiety will expand as a problem in society.

You will hear me share about the work I have done to reverse engineer anxiety. This comes from experience, coaching, neuroscience, cutting edge research on anxiety, and working with leaders who have shaped the entire transformation industry.

When I get leaders present to the possibility of having freedom from anxiety, and ask them what difference it would make they say things like: trust, confidence, being present, joy, even 'it would be everything'. What they all say is ‘peace of mind’. If you are tired of trying to manage anxiety or rely on tips about dealing with anxiety, then I invite you to go to thephilosophicalcoach.com and book a complimentary call with me. Together we will create a pathway for creating freedom from anxiety which is bespoke to you.

And if you want to connect with me about anything, then here are all the ways you can do so:

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/contact/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamKukathas
How Do You Reignite the Spark to Alter the Trajectory of Your Life? with Jeff Le How do you reignite the spark to alter the trajectory of your life?
What if you had the power to get out of your own way, to break through resistance, because you stepped into a bigger game by getting clear there was something bigger than you at stake? What would that be like?
This is the superpower that I discuss with my guest Jeff Le as he takes us through pivotal moments in his life where he developed the ability to act from this place. In doing so he started achieving things which are remarkable.
Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at such publications as POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

During the height of the Asian Hate #StopAsianHate movement, Jeff penned an opinion piece that received national attention in POLITICO Magazine called I Thought I Knew How to Succeed as an Asian in U.S. Politics. Boy, Was I Wrong. that highlighted his experiences in workplace discrimination in politics and racism throughout his life.

If you are ready to reignite the spark and alter the trajectory of your life, then I invite you to listen how the lessons that Jeff shares could be the catalyst for exactly this.

And if you would like support breaking past your limits by not only creating a framework to move from fear to clarity to courage but also guiding you to implement what right now does not seem possible, then you can book a consultation with me here.

Follow Jeff Le
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffreyDLe
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyle/
Website: https://linktr.ee/jeffreyle


Connect and Follow The Philosophical Coach

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/
Podcast: thishumeanlife.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamKukathas

About Host:
Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists to redefine leadership, communication, performance, mental health, and politics. We test and challenge agreement where it is does not serve society nor you.



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How to Reignite the Spark to Alter the Trajectory of Your Life with Jeff Le How do you reignite the spark to alter the trajectory of your life?
What if you had the power to get out of your own way, to break through resistance, because you stepped into a bigger game by getting clear there was something bigger than you at stake? What would that be like?
This is the superpower that I discuss with my guest Jeff Le as he takes us through pivotal moments in his life where he developed the ability to act from this place. In doing so he started achieving things which are remarkable.
Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at such publications as POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

During the height of the Asian Hate #StopAsianHate movement, Jeff penned an opinion piece that received national attention in POLITICO Magazine called I Thought I Knew How to Succeed as an Asian in U.S. Politics. Boy, Was I Wrong. that highlighted his experiences in workplace discrimination in politics and racism throughout his life.

If you are ready to reignite the spark and alter the trajectory of your life, then I invite you to listen how the lessons that Jeff shares could be the catalyst for exactly this.

And if you would like support breaking past your limits by not only creating a framework to move from fear to clarity to courage but also guiding you to implement what right now does not seem possible, then you can book a consultation with me here.

Follow Jeff Le
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffreyDLe
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyle/
Website: https://linktr.ee/jeffreyle


Connect and Follow The Philosophical Coach

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/
Podcast: thishumeanlife.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamKukathas

About Host:
Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists to redefine leadership, communication, performance, mental health, and politics. We test and challenge agreement where it is does not serve society nor you.



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How To Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering with Brian Bogert Today we are looking at How To Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering with Brian Bogert.
There are times where you speak to someone and it energises your being and alters your thinking. This is what Brian Bogert brings to the table. There is a sleeping giant in every human. Awakening those giants within and turning them into legends, by helping individuals grab just what’s out of their grasp, is Brian’s purpose in this life. Brian is a heart surgeon without a blade. He does not start outside with what you need to do, he starts inside with who you are. In a world that is disconnected, Brian is revolutionizing how individuals, leaders, and entrepreneurs deeply connect with their authentic selves to achieve the best version of themselves.
In this conversation you will learn about Brian's life philosophies on “how to embrace pain to avoid suffering”.
We will tackle authenticity as a buzz word versus what he calls radical authenticity.
And we will look at the foundational question of this show, 'who are you really?' and is there an answer to this question.
If you are not blown away by this episode I will eat my hat.

Get complimentary access to “Chapter 1: Purpose & Legacy” of Brian's the No Limits YOU video experience at www.nolimitsprelude.com

Connect and Follow Brian
Website: https://brianbogert.com/
Social Media: @Bogertbrian
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhaMgY8q-tMMCj0rpGg7iw
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbogert/


Connect and Follow The Philosophical Coach

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/contact/
Podcast: thishumeanlife.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach

If you want to experience what it would be like to be guided in these practices so that you can go beyond who you know yourself to be, then you can book a 90 minute Break Past Your Limits Consultation with me here.
About Host:
Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists to redefine leadership, communication, performance, mental health, and politics. We test and challenge agreement where it is does not serve society nor you.

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Michele Molitor Most of us, if not all of us, experience what we have come to call imposter syndrome.

How it looks can take many forms: triggers, anxiety, overwhelm, burn out, not belonging... to name but a few.
Why do we experience imposter syndrome?
Why is it possible to get to the root cause of an issue and yet still feel stuck?
And is imposter syndrome just tied to some fundamental belief about who you see yourself to be really?
And if so, what would be possible if we could give it up?
These are some of the questions that Michele Molitor – founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting Inc., and co-author of the best-selling book “Breakthrough Healing” – and I explore here.

Follow and Connect with Michele:

Michele works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing more than 25 years of experience, intuitive insights, and strategic business savvy to their success. She is an expert at enhancing the capacity of leaders, to build high-performing teams and exponentially increase bottom-line results.
Michele’s unique Rapid Rewiring approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, organizational psychology and Rapid Transformational Therapy. She helps catalyze shifts in thinking and eliminate mental and emotional blocks to rapidly rewire your brain for greater confidence and success.

Website: https://michelemolitor.com/
Free E-Book: “Do You Have Imposter Syndrome? 6 Triggers That Are Crushing Your Confidence”

Follow The Philosophical Coach

Email: sam@thephilosophicalcoach.com
Website: thephilosophicalcoach.com/contact/
Podcast: thishumeanlife.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thephilosophicalcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilosophicalcoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilosophicalcoach

About Host:

Sam Kukathas, is the Owner and Founder of The Philosophical Coach. The Philosophical Coach exists to redefine leadership, communication, performance, mental health, and politics. We test and challenge agreement where it is does not serve society nor you.



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