The ACT of Coaching Podcast

Stories of transformation from professional coaches

Meet your host – Phil Askew, PCC

Phil Askew is a certified professional coach and founder of his own coaching business since 2008. With 18 years of experience in tech, web and design, Phil now helps founders as a thinking partner find their mission, join the dots and bring positive change to the world through their ventures.

Phil has a passion for portraits and personal brand photography, which he has blended into his services for founders. He partners with them to capture incredible photographs to help them share their vision, tell their story, and elevate their confidence as the face of their business.

In addition to working with founders, Phil also mentors coaches to build impactful and profitable practices. As a coach and thinking partner, Phil offers support and guidance to both founders and coaches on their journey to success.

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Welcome to the Act of Coaching the podcast from Act leadership. The Act of Coaching is a bi-weekly podcast for those passionate about helping others through coaching or maybe thinking of training and developing as a coach.  The show is hosted by Phil Askew PCC at ACT, a Leadership and Performance Coach Training Company focused on developing exceptional leadership coaches for modern times.  Each episode will introduce a member of ACT’s brilliant alumni, putting a voice to their very own hero’s journey story.

We hope that by listening in to real-world stories of everyday people who have chosen coaching as a vocation, will serve to demystify things and help you decide if this incredible vocation is something that calls to you too.

Episode #3: Tom Collins | November 22, 2023 | 32 mins 52 secs

Special Guest: Tom Collins

Dr. Collins has had an impressive career in academia. Previously, he played a key role as a co-lead of the Coaching and Mentoring Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. Currently, he holds the esteemed position of Vice Chair of Faculty and Academic Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. In addition to his academic achievements, he has also completed the prestigious ACT executive coaching training program at Brown University. Dr. Collins is highly skilled in coaching and specializes in leadership development.

Episode #2: Jyllian Clarke | November 8, 2023 | 31 mins 46 secs

Special Guest: Jyllian Clarke

“Keep moving forward” was Jyllian Clarke’s mantra until coaching taught her the power of a strategic pause. Episode 2 of the Act of Coaching Podcast Series unveils how learning the art of coaching revealed untapped ideas and changed Jyllian Clarke’s pace of life for the better.

Jyllian Clarke, an ICF credentialed coach, is a dynamic and visionary security professional, experienced leader, leadership coach, mentor, and consultant.

With a passion for cultivating talent, Jyllian has successfully combined her expertise in security with a deep understanding of human potential, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive in ever-changing and challenging environments.

Throughout her distinguished career, Jyllian has held leadership positions in renowned security organizations, where she spearheaded innovative programs aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge, and leadership capabilities of security professionals. However, since expanding beyond security, she has made it her life’s work to help anyone in need, regardless of their professional industry.

Jyllian is the CEO and Founder of ISO Coaching & Consulting, LLC. In her business, she coaches and consults with executive level professionals and those who are transitioning to the next level in their careers. Jyllian is passionate about investing in people and unlocking their potential to drive personal and professional successes, and fosters a culture of continuous learning, professional growth and leading with confidence and authenticity.

Episode #1: Amber J. Adams | October 26, 2023 | 36 mins 24 secs

Special Guest: Amber J. Adams

Amber J. Adams is a Leadership Coach and Personal Brand Strategist helping mid-career professionals who feel stuck in the “messy middle” of their careers and scared that they are unconsciously blocking their potential to work and lead with intention, joy, and purpose.

She helps her clients channel their frustration into transformation by guiding them in developing the courage they need to release and reframe the internal stories holding them back so they can reconnect with their vision for how they want to lead in their lives and careers.

Prior to becoming a coach, Amber was an advertising executive who led high-performing creative teams. When she found more joy in hosting clandestine meetings with colleagues to discuss their career desires, than dreaming up new campaigns, she knew it was time to make a change. Today, she is the founder of Amber Career Studio, where she curates coaching and workshop experiences for leaders and mid-career professionals who seek clarity in new directions, confidence in their capacity to lead, and the momentum to move their careers forward.

She is a certified Leadership and Executive Coach through ACT Leader in partnership with the Brown University School of Professional Studies.