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The geek shall inherit the earth, but some of us need a little bit of help gaining the XP to get there.



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Dec 2, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Kickstarting Flick Fleet -  Robin joins Jack to talk about the games, tools, and inspiration that led down this strange career path.    FLICK FLEET KICKSTARTER Less than a week remains, go back Flick Fleet Now!   FOLLOW JACKSON On: Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackson_pope Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jacksonpopeeg/ Website...
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Nov 18, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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  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, specialising in live streams and podcasts of folks playing roleplaying games. The channel has built a reputation on a flavour of play where the player characters aren't adventurers so much as desperate folk struggling to do right in harsh, relentless realms. Encounter Roleplay has allowed Will to be self-employed for the past two years via Twitch...
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Nov 11, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Hospital's launch, Lauran knows a thing or two about engaging with a community, handling trolls, and building a brand. Join Lauran and Robin as they talk all things community management - how to get into the industry,  the skills needed, social media, and how being lovely can get you...
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Oct 7, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails which is currently in its final week on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thenobleartist/hero-master-an-epic-game-of-epic-fails-the-board-g From digital artist to game designer, Jamie has worked on novels, boardgames and...
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Jul 1, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Them, Red Dwarf) plays Overwatch’s resident guardian angel Mercy. A peerless healer, Swiss scientist Mercy – real name Angela Ziegler – is a staunch advocate for peace. However, when the going gets tough and innocents are imperilled, the angelic doctor can be counted on to don her Valkyrie swift-response suit and jump into...
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Jun 24, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 fictionalised LA of Los Santos. Ned Luke (Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU) plays middle-aged ex-robber Michael Townley, who is living under witness protection in Los Santos as ‘Michael De Santa’ following a botched bank job. Depressed by his staid new life and...
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Jun 17, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 meet her.Her voice can be heard on hundreds of radio and TV commercials, audiobooks, video games, and on several popular cartoons including Pokemon (over 50 roles in the original English dub including Bulbasaur), Yugioh, Digimon, Generator Rex, Hunter x Hunter, Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse, and lots more . She has recorded ads for everything...
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Jun 10, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 many more besides. Ladies and gentlemen, we had the honour of meting John DiMaggio! From Futurama to Adventure Time via Final Fantasy and Gears of War - the man with the voice was an absolute delight. Here's the unedited press interview for your listening pelasure.   Meanwhile......
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Jun 3, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 games impact society, joined me (Robin) to talk about his past, his key learnings from Season One of +7 Intellgence, and how games continue to have an impact on us all.   We talk NASA, lifting equipment, mental health, and gaming, plus everything ins tore for Season 2, starting on...
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May 20, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 dungeons and dragons? (this last question may or may not be answered). In looking for a way to save time for his team - traditional measurements with callipers and tape measures take up a lot of time as his client base grows  - Coach Austin investigated and researched various methods...
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May 13, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 across cities, countries, and continents. In this week's episode, Rami recruits his good friend Steve, who after several long distance relationships has become something of an expert. He covers the three golden rules for dating long distance, the pros and cons, what to say to...
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May 6, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Robin met Colin at Insomnia62. Colin was at the SpecialEffect community party and wearing a bear kigu. Naturally Robin spoke with him almost immediately to find out who he was and what he was doing dressed as a bear. 4 weeks later and here's Colin Wallace to talk about his career in the film industry.  Whether you want to work in film, or any sector, and are looking for a way in, Colin has loads to share about networking, meeting the right people, helping out, gaining experience and making...
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Apr 29, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 journalism, and taken him around the world. Robin met James Banks to chat about climbing up the esports ladder and what's next for the UK esports scene.   FOLLOW JAMES ON: Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/banks Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanKsEsports YouTube:...
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Apr 22, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 in helping him through his day to day from daily workouts to running errands.    He goes into detail about how it has affected his sleeping, issues with anxiety and recovery.   IMPORTANT - PLEASE CHECK THE LEGALITY OF CBD IN YOUR AREA. CFG TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTION OR INACTION AS A RESULT OF THIS EPISODE.   This epsiode is not...
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Apr 15, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 found it in Jeff Simpkins from Barrage eSports (or at least in his brother James wh pushed Jeff forewards for the podcast). Barrage eSports has a great ethos of taking care of their players and being a team players want to play for, so Robin met with Jeff to find out more about the...
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Apr 8, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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  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 she helps clients who have been out of the dating game get back in shape and get in there. We talk about how competitive the dating world is, how to sell yourself to get an edge over the competition, and how regardless of what you're into, you've got something that makes you...
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Apr 1, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Beth Malcolm, AKA Amazonian Cosplay, takes her work to the next level. She not only hand crafts her work, which has included Cersei Lannister, Flemeth, Queen Hippolyta and more, but also treks out into the wilderness to take scenic photographs. Follow Amazonian Cosplay on Instagram, Facebook, and find her full portfolio on the Amazonian Cosplay website. Beth goes on to edit the photos to create stunning pieces such as Flemeth (check out her links to see the pics!). Beth joined Robin not only...
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Mar 25, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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The gym. The hulking beasts and clanking machinery. The lithe and the petite and the muscular gathered together to sweat and grunt and...   And that's a very limited few of the standard gymnasium's clientelle.   Coach Austin of Hyper Strength and Conditioning California tackle gymtimidation right in its stupid face.   Go on, level up, hit the gym.   Want some motivation? Join the Coaching for Geeks club on Facebook for free! Daily goal setting, challenges, gaming, quidditch, dogs,...
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Mar 11, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Grant Howitt designs tabletop roleplaying games. Some are utterly bonkers and demand the use of hats and/or toilet paper. Some are dark and challenging such as his latest work, Spire. All of them have a distinct Grant Howitt flavour runining through them.Robin met Grant to talk about dicks and the rules governing them, how Brexit inspired a game of revolutionary dark elves, battle twister, convention gaming, and how he gained belief in his own skills as a a creative. Roleplaying games needs a...
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Mar 4, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 chat about his game, the inspiration, the challenges, and standing out in a crowded app store.   Gravity Dash launches on iOS, Android, and Windows Surface on Tuesday March 6th. Keep track of those al important app store links at:   Gravity Dash Official Site -...
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Feb 25, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Tomcat.With that said Coach Austin tackles the afterburn phenoemeon.   What is it?  Does it work or is it b******t? Can you make it more effective? Is SEGA's R360 version of G-LOC better than After Burner? (yes becasue of going upside down)So join Coach Austin of Hyper Strength and...
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Feb 18, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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  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, Rami interviews Brad and Mike, the creators of Too Old To Date, about their dating lives. We talk about what it's like to date in your 30s, the funny and awful experiences we all have, and most importantly, how being a geek gives you an edge in your dating life.   Find out more...
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Feb 11, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 went to India, gatecrashed an amusements expo, and came back with the idea to open a wizarding shop.   Not just a shop, but an experience. 9 months later Oliver's Brighton opened its doors to 3 1/2 hour queues. Robin met Oliver to talk about his inspiration, pulling it all together, and dealing with the keepers of the franchise which must not be...
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Feb 4, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 weekend on 21st-22nd April 2018 and I wanted to know how it happened. We cover the backstory, developing relationships, finding a venue, building excitement, and naturally when talking gaming, get a bit distracted and talk about all sorts of great games!   UnCon Contact and Social...
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Jan 28, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 intermittent fasting, in his inimitable, excitable, manner. Coming at you from Hyper Strength and Conditioning, California, Coach Austin is Coaching for Geeks fitness expert, on hand to help you become a superhero. Join him, and the CfG dating coach Rami the Gutsy Geek, and the CfG life/business coach Robin Bates exclusively at...
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Jan 21, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 skills he needed to succeed in the dating world. If you're a gamer, you have those skills too! In this episode, Rami talks about his crazy gaming childhood, and how he used those same gaming skills to win at the hardest game of them all - THE DATING GAME.   Protip: Battletoads is HARD AS NAILS.   Join the 1000-strong CfG gang -...
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Jan 14, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Arcade machines. Once upon a time you'd find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping sountracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 pence piece into the coin slot.Here in the UK the arcades have mostly gone and those that struggle on are filled with fruit machines and rigged games of 'skill', to win tokens for something you could buy from Argos for a tenner. But still their legacy lives on in console and PC games, to the immersive...
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Jan 7, 2018 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 and self doubt, flip flopping more than the shoe of the same name.This time he went 'whatever' and wrote some content about handling criticism, which struck a chord in the Facebook group, so here it is as a podcast. A big thank you to the people who talked s**t about the advert, not only are we not for you (which means we can tweak the ad so it...
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Dec 31, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 www.cfgshortcut.com and smash 2018 in its stupid face   Want to date succesfully in 2018? Want to figure out what you want from life and how to get it? You need one of our online porgrammes designed by geeks, for geeks - https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/cfg-courses/
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Dec 17, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 & Sit Down, becasue boardgames are awesome and you should play more of them. Quintin Smith, or Quinns as he is known, runs one of the greatest boardgame sites ever - Shut Up and Sit Down. You shoud go and visit it and find out mroe about games! https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/   Or visit Coaching for Geeks and check out our courses - how festive! -...
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Dec 10, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 of Projekt Indie to talk all things indie, starting a gaming blog, and turning it into a career. You know those episodes where Robin just laughs like a drain for an hour? We had to cut a lot out - Ed Plus! 27 games are up for grabs in the Great Projekt Indie and Coaching for Geeks Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway!Read on or listen for how to enter, or...
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Dec 3, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Coaching™, an innovative, unique and accelerated approach to creating lasting personal and business change. So what happens when Robin high on Lemsip and codeine meets Mastin?Star Wars, Purpose, the state of the world, and more!     More About Mastin Kipp Find out more about Mastin...
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Nov 26, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Keychain. They talk about confidence, and how to build confidence as a geek. They discover the secrets to creating confidence where it doesn't exist, and how to recover confidence when something bad happens in your life... like a breakup or a physical injury. Confidence can be learned like any skill, and as a lead singer JP knows all about cultivating...
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Nov 22, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Coaching for Geeks tribe.   Fitness Breakroom Launches December 4th 2017   http://www.fitnessbreakroom.com/       About Sam Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online fitness community that specializes in telling the stories and strategies of some of the...
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Nov 19, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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>>> STOP THE PRESSES! HOW TO GET A DATE IN 72 HOURS WEBINAR - https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238468919/c66efd8f93
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Nov 17, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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>>>> UPDATE - HOW TO GET A DATE IN 72 HOURS WEBINAR -  https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238468919/c66efd8f93 - Wednesday Novermber 22nd 2017
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Nov 12, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 woman gets hold of the guide? PLOT TWIST! Rami's guest on this week's episode is Emilia, who reverse-engineered his course and used it on men. They talk about her results, what worked and what didn't. Throw in a smattering of sex talk, online dating apps, and when the best time to...
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Nov 12, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 That London. Hannah is an up-and-coming blogger, with her site The London Geek growing crazyfast as she takes in everything geek themed this city has to offer.   You can join Hannah on her adventures at  https://www.thelondongeek.co.uk/ And follow her on Twitter at...
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Nov 4, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 convention coverage at https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/conventions/ Pick up our FREE EBook - 7 Steps to Winning at Life - https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/7-step-geek-guide/ And Join our geeky Facebook gang at https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingforgeeks/   Back tomorrow for a...
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Oct 22, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 mate's house playing the latest Jackbox Part Pack. Gamer mindset is capable of some amazing things. It also makes us have just one more go and then oh f**k it's morning and I'm really behind and tired and damnit! What if we harnessed it to level ourselves up? Robin Bates, founder of Coaching for Geeks, explains how to use your gamer mindset to your...
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Oct 15, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 - let Coach Austin know how you get on at austin@coachingforgeeks.com----more---- Join the Awesome Coaching for Geeks Facebook Community www.cfgshortcut.com Subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/coaching-for-geeks/id1139453089?mt=2  ...
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Oct 1, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 attractive, how to approach someone, and oral sex. Ready to level up your dating? Press start to begin... ----more----   Ready to Level Up Your Dating for real? Check out Rami's dating course. http://www.gutsygeek.com/levelup-coaching-for-geeks/ Want daily dating, fitness, and life...
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Sep 24, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Imagine being unable to game due to an accident or progressive condition. SpecialEffect takes on the challenge of giving gaming back to people through bespoke solutions of engineering, software, advice and support.Mark Saville joined Robin to talk about SpecilEffect's work, the challenegs and successes, and how you can get invoved with raising awarness and/or funds for their important work bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on inclusion, confidence...
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Sep 17, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 9000?   All this and more in Epsiode 24 - Stength versus Power!   ----more----   Join the CfG Facebook Community for free support, gaming, challenges, events, achievements, stickers, a Discord group - start levelling up today! www.cfgshortcut.com   Check out Austin's Gym -...
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Sep 10, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 clothes needed? What about makeup and movement and getting to the convention?They cover the important topics of consent, and dressing as a character of another ethnicity, all in the name of having the best time while in costume. Don't be shy, share your cosplays with the gang at...
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Sep 3, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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, Mexico's growing game design scene, and the current Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which smashed through its target in just four hours.   Join the Coaching for Geeks community today - we're not just a podcast www.cfgshortcut.com   Check out the Kickstarter campaign for Cooking...
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Aug 27, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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, and find your own heroes.   Join our geeky gang on Facebook and we'll help you get what you want (and play games) www.cfgshortcut.com   Check out Coach Austin's Gym https://hyperleveltraining.com/ Email Austin austin@coachingforgeeks.com Email Robin robin@coachingforgeeks.com  ...
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Aug 20, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 quickly became one of our most listened and 8 episodes later Lloyd returns to lead a group of players through their teen superhero lives in Halcyon City. Will The Scales deal with his dark past? Where is MeU2 really from? Which Gods does Bobcat have on speed dial? How many hipflasks did The Flipper bring along?Find out in Masks: A New Generation!  ...
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Aug 13, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 mental health charity Mind. Robin met with Liam to talk D&D, surviving 24 hours+ of ridiculously intense adventuring, why Mind is important, and how to get involved in this event, or start your own.   ----more----     Join us on Facebook - we do gaming, achieveing more,...
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Aug 6, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 automation, to discuss the future, ethics, and how to get into the industry. ----more----   Join our geeky Facebook community and start levelling up today! We do gaming, planning, fitness, dating, confidence, careers, and loads more. www.cfgshortcut.com     Find out more about...
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Jul 30, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 fine line in 'Soccer Mom' voices. ----more----   Join the free Coaching for Geeks group for fitness, motivation, dating, games, and much more www.cfgshortcut.com   Check out Coach Austin's gym http://www.hyperleveltraining.com/   Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes...
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Jul 23, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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.   ----more----   Beasts of Balance is a co-operative, app empowered, stacking game. It's beautiful, tactile, and a lot of fun and gets the Coaching for Geeks first ever 'recommended' award.    Join the Coaching for Geeks Club on Facebook www.cfgshortcut.com   Back the Beasts of Balance...
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Jul 16, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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A New Challenger Approaches! Austin Toloza of Hyper Strength and Conditioning joins the Coaching for Geeks team to take your power level beyond 9000! Level 1 features Coach Austin's 3 top tips for losing weight. ----more----   Join our geeky community for more www.cfgshortcut.com   Coach Austin's Gym - Hyper Strength and Conditioning http://www.hyperleveltraining.com   Watch Austin in Action - Saber Combat  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wGkcBYwAXo    
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Jul 9, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Robin meets with Amanda Conley, blogger, panellist, writer, cosplayer, owner of too many YuGiOh cards, and self-styled 'princess of unpopular opinions', to discuss fandoms and how to be a great fan.It can be challenging to share your love of a fandom in an ethusiatic and welcoming way and the two cover the important elements of finding the right people, expressing yourself, fried butter, Red Dwarf, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter and much more.   ----more----   Join our geeky Facebook community ...
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Jul 2, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 experience of not honouring his own values, and guides you through figuring out what they are. Figure out your values and become unstoppable! ----more---- Join our geeky facebook gang www.cfgshortcut.com   Follow Robin on Twitter www.twitter.com/lifecoachlond   Email Robin...
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Jun 25, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Beans, attempting to undo the curse of dying that was bestowed on him when the earth was young.   Tabletop roleplaying games can empower you to be all of theses things and much more! Robin met with Lloyd Gyan of Modiphius - publishers of the forthcoming STAR TREK Adventures...
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Jun 18, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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----   Join our geeky facebook gang www.cfgshortcut.com   Find out more about Animal Ailments and buy a copy www.animalailments.com   Watch it Played www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iCxscXU-B4
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Jun 12, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 here... we were let down and had to pull something out of the bag, so this isn't the best-prepared epsiode, but it serves as a launchpad for a bunch more epsiodes on dating.   Join our facebook community of geeks at www.cfgshortcut.com   ----more----
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May 30, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 and her time in the KGB.   ----more---- Join the CfG community on Facebook www.cfgshortcut.com   Watch Black Widow: Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doGGskQiYes   Follow Black Widow: Origins on Twitter https://twitter.com/bworigins     Got something interesting to...
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May 28, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 full-contact sport, and the season is about to start. Bludgers at the ready! It's the Coaching for Geeks show.   ----more----   Join our geeky gang www.cfgshortcut.com   Find out more about the Quidditch Premier League https://quidditchpremierleague.com/...
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May 19, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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.   Confidence can be learned, and today Robin and Paula share some prtcical tips to start you on our way.   ----more----   Join our gang for a week of confidence, plus improve your memory, dress for your body shape and much more. www.cfgshortcut.com   Amy Cuddy TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are  
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May 14, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 Improve Your Memory challenge. Never lose your keys again*   Join us at www.cfgshortcut.com ----more----   Join the Group and join in the Memory Challenge www.cfgshortcut.com   Find out more about Evelina and Be Your Light  http://beyourlight.co.uk/   Subscribe/Leave a Review on iTunes...
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May 7, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Paula takes Robin through the basics of dressing different male body shapes, to help everyone look their best.   ----more----   For examples, advice, group support and more, join our gang at:   www.cfgshortcut.com 
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Apr 30, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 time in the Crystal Maze, and his other shows and filmwork, including The MMORPG Show and Ghosts of Darkness.   ----more----   Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/coaching-for-geeks/id1139453089?mt=2   Join our geeky gang for lots more www.cfgshortcut.com   Paul's Shows and Work (go see them, they're great!)   Knightmare...
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Apr 23, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 reality, the challenges of working in public spaces, and how they come up with enough horse puns to fill a pasture. ----more----     Find out more about A Door in a Wall's games - www.adoorinawall.com   Subscribe on iTunes -...
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Apr 16, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 in exercise Tracking food intake Cheap ways to snack   ----more----   Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/coaching-for-geeks/id1139453089?mt=2   Join our free geeky community www.cfgshortcut.com
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Apr 9, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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, bleeding nipples, and Mrs Slocombe's pussy. Covering fitness, confidence, dating, careers, nutrition, image, and whole lot more, Coaching for Geeks is here to sort you out!   ----more---- Let us know what you want us to cover. Join our community - www.cfgshortcut.com Subscribe on iTunes...
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Jan 29, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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Barker & Bates get together one last time to reflect on what they've learned through this podcast, and share what they're doing next.    Robin Stay with this channel as it becomes the Coaching for Geeks Show Join in at https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingforgeeks/   Shaun Email Shaun at sbarker158@gmail.com
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Jan 9, 2017 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 techniques - many of which you can try for yourself. It's a mix of theory and practical in this social anxiety special.   Subscribe on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Contact the Show bootcampyl@gmail.com   Contact Robin...
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Dec 24, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 some Christmas magic for everyone.   Thank you for joining us on the advent-ure, see you in 2017 where we'll have a multiguest midlife special, a 2 parter on social anxiety, lots more guests (including some returning advent friends), lots more topics, all aimed at helping you live...
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Dec 23, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 on his face anyway:  Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Follow Robin on Twitter https://twitter.com/lifecoachlond   Join Robin's Mailing List (that he rarely uses) http://www.coachingforgeeks.com/landing/   Book a Skype Consultation http://www.coachingforgeeks.com/booking/    
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Dec 22, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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On day 22 of December, Jeff Nemeth of Fitness Disruption chats to Shaun about taking care of what you eat this Christmas (and beyond).   Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Contact Jeff https://www.facebook.com/fitnessdisruption/  
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Dec 21, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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.    Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Contact Billy https://www.facebook.com/ProInspiredNutrition/   Join Robin's Mailing List www.coachingforgeeks.com/landing    
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Dec 20, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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.   Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Contact Steven  https://www.stevenhaggerty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/stevenhaggerty  
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Dec 19, 2016 Robin Bates, Austin Toloza, Rami the Gutsy Geek, GM Radio Rob
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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 version of ourselves and enjoy what we have with a new perspective.   Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/barker-bates-bootcamp-your/id1139453089   Contact Kenny http://www.kennydcruz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/KennyTheManWhisperer/ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/kenny-mammarelladcruz   Join Robin's Mailing List ...