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John Larson: Make Coaching Better

John Larson wants to transform coaching from “all conversation” to something more tangible and meaningful in the world. 

John Larson is the founder of CoachAccountable, a powerful tool designed to make coaching better, and bring it to the mainstream.

In this high energy conversation, John shares how his own personal development journey led him to create CoachAccountable, a platform that turns coaching into documented wisdom.  John’s enthusiasm for his work is unparalleled, and he’s got an inspiring entrepreneurial journey to share.

Conversation highlights
  • John Larson shares his introduction to the self help industry through Landmark Forum and his subsequent desire to make coaching more reliable and tangible.
  • How that desire led to creating CoachAccountable to bridge the gap in between powerful coaching conversations.
  • The entrepreneurial journey between the 2009 launch of version 1 to crickets, to the successful launch of version 2 in 2012.
  • How Laura found CoachAccountable and it became her main business tool.
  • Laura and John on why people think self help programs are “cult-y”.
  • Why Facebook Groups are a terrible business tool for coaching.
  • Why being oblivious to your competitors makes for doing your best work.
Memorable quote

“As a culture, coaching’s not a known quantity. If we can get to the point to where the most hard-nosed bean counter can look at the outcomes of any given coaching engagement and think that just makes sense, then we’re in a good place.”

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❓❓Q: What's the story behind Free Your Inner Guru podcast and community? ❓❓ A: If you're like me, you appreciate knowing a little about the origin story behind any project. Plus there's stuff here to know before listening to the newest episode with Dr Janja Lalich: When Self Help Turns Cult. (This is a long read, continued in the comments - if you prefer, go to the ORIGIN STORY link @freeyourinnerguru bio and read it as a blog where I’m keeping it updated.) My name is Laura Tucker. In my professional life, I've been a teacher, corporate trainer, salesperson, self employed business consultant, gym owner, and leadership coach. My favourite things to do are read, write, ride my bike, hike and travel, preferably with a camera in my hands. I'm intensely passionate about outdoor nature photography. ⛰️ I lived in Toronto, my original home town until 2005, at which point I packed up my dog and fledgling consulting business, and moved across Canada to Kelowna, British Columbia. I wanted to be closer to big nature , so I could use my camera more in my daily lifestyle. So, given all that, why do I host Free Your Inner Guru? While I was working as a consultant in the automotive industry in 2008, I went on a #personalgrowth journey. We were in the throes of the Great Recession. I needed something to keep myself uplifted while I supported my clients through a challenging economic period. TURNS OUT, I'M A SEEKER I didn't know it at the time, but I was in "seeking mode," looking for answers to the big questions we ask ourselves about life when the going gets tough. Continued in comments 👇

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