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Coaches and Cult Leaders

Smashing the Plateau

Is there a difference between a coach and a cult leader? There should be, but in many cases, the lines between the two have become dangerously blurred. We should want – and have – a mentor who is confident and authoritative…but there should be some kind of give and take. As it stands, coaches have way too much power, and we need to take it back.

Today David shows us how to spot the differences between coach and cult leader, and explains why the best way to break free from cult leaders is to surround ourselves with a freethinking and supportive community.

Topics include:

  • When eccentric exercises get out of control.
  • Why you need a good mix of resources.
  • Not feeling threatened by honest feedback.
  • The dangers of catchphrases.





About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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