Two Coach Podcast
Two Coach Podcast
Oct 30, 2020
Ep. 14: The Power of the Stories You Tell Yourself
Play • 1 hr 15 min

Hey Everyone,

In today's episode we have the pleasure of being joined by Adam's former coach, fellow podcaster and soon to be published author, Robbie Swale. Robbie trained as a coach with The Coaching School in London and later with many other masters of supporting people to fulfil their potential. Robbie has provided coaching, training and facilitation for, among others: Swiss Re, The University of Edinburgh, BetterUp, and King’s College London. Robbie predominantly works one-on-one with leaders and entrepreneurs who are grappling with the complexity of the modern world. 

In this episode, we talk about,

  • How Robbie considers himself to be a bit of an introvert and someone who has always been considered quite a shy person.
  • Robbie shares his thoughts on his current relationship with confidence and how he chooses NOT to think about it as something to worry about.
  • We open up a conversation about what the opposite of confidence is, and why that’s an important question to understand.
  • Robbie talks about the concept of resistance, and how everyone suffers from it at some point in their lives.
  • Robbie shares his belief that there’s a process to confidence, a number of steps that include, inspiration, courage, and vulnerability.
  • We discuss how using things you’re already good at can support the growth of confidence.
  • Robbie talks about the POWER of the stories we tell ourselves and how they can impact our ability to be confident.
  • Robbie shares one of his favourite rules for life in general taken from the book, The Art of Possibility.
  • We discuss how the creative process, basically creating something from nothing, can be a huge developer of confidence.
  • As we move towards the end of the conversation Robbie talks about how he has had to work out how to enjoy parties as an introvert by becoming more curious.

Robbie has a wonderful desire to share and explore his own thinking throughout this episode. As we’re sure you will agree there is a depth to Robbies thinking which will hopefully prompt you to look a little deeper into yourself and how you think about confidence. As always we finish by asking our guest what you can do to improve your own relationship with confidence. 

Links from the episode

Book Bounce by Matthew Syed -
Book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell -
Book The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin -
Book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield -
Book The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander & Rosamund Stone -
Video - How to always increase your confidence by Dan Sullivan -

For more of Robbie’s work visit ,
Robbie’s podcast, The Coach’s Journey can be found here

For more information about Kerry's work visit,

For more information about Adams work visit,
My Coach For Life | Life beyond limits

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