In this episode, I talk with Chris Plourde, a conscious performance coach, husband and father who left the corporate world to connect the worlds of high performance and purpose. In this episode we talk about how to connect with yourself to create sustainable high performance in parenting, relationships and the workplace.
Key Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes -
“There’s a high projection of what the parents did not get when they were young and they are trying to live vicariously through their kids, which is, it’s really doing more harm than good.” 10:30
“One of the things he brings up all the time, Spencer Figeroua, he has this thing about if you hold in the shame and the guilt and keep it in the dark, it grows in power.” 14:58
“Nobody in the world has lived a life like you. You’re writing your own book, your own chapters, and just know that. Stop comparing and what other people are doing.” 25:55
“Without failure, there is no success. People think that they are polar opposites; they actually run parallel to each other.” 34:32
“The ultimate thing we fear is death, that’s what it all comes down to, if we are really going to get to the bottom of what you are feeling, it's like, we are going to die.” 36:38
“When they’re ready to hear it, to see it upon themselves and see the power they really have and meet that with courage and go ok this is what I’m willing to change right now. I’m ready to step into my power. When they get that and they have that ability to do it in an instant, that’s when life starts to come back inside.” 42:08
“Just fall in love with the journey of becoming your greatest self.” 43:42
Guest Bio -
Chris Plourde is a Los Angeles based Conscious Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Mind Body, Breathwork, Meditation Instructor with over 23 years of experience. Chris has traveled both nationally and internationally speaking and educating on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of wellness & life. He has created, presented and coached hundreds of retreats and workshops for a variety of well known companies and organizations, such as Walt Disney, Equinox, YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Chapters, Tender Greens, Enterprise Car Rental, Xerox, World Wide Produce, Lululemon, Twitter, Explore.org, and many more. Chris has mentored and consulted with celebrities, business executives, top fitness professionals and military special ops personnel. As a former Chief Executive with Men’s Teams and Organizations, he has mentored many men to find their authentic self and create leadership qualities which they could bring to their families, communities and businesses.
Chris has 2 amazing kids(9&15yrs old) and a solid loving relationship with his wife of 16 yrs. He owes his happy marriage to open, clear communication and the balance between masculine and feminine. He loves working with couples to clarify and strengthen their own relationships.
Chris’ goal is to help individuals and organizations gain clarity, and work towards what they want in life, create new habits and get into massive action by unleashing the greatness that is already there and owning their unique stories. He believes freedom is “an inside job” and it’s our relationship with circumstances and people in our lives that sometimes need a perspective shift.
By disrupting old patterns using a variety of mindfulness tools, Chris is able to identify limiting beliefs, help create new habits and guide his clients to achieving their goals. The process of falling in love with the Journey of becoming the greatest version of themselves is what it all comes down too, Not only for success but for fulfillment and Happiness.
Show Notes -
0:00 - What I Meant to Say Podcast Intro
0:18 - Introducing Chris Plourde
0:45 - Welcome to Chris
1:06 - How Did You Get into the Conscious Performance Coaching Arena?
3:27 - What Did You Learn in the Corporate World that Helps You Now?
4:40 - How Do You Associate Feelings with Words?
6:22 - High Performers Need to Recognize Their Inherent Self-Worth
10:04 - How Does Your Knowledge Help In Your Relationships and Parenting?
14:45 - Talking About Shame and Guilt
18:16 - Telling Good Stories Instead of Pushing the News Narrative
20:08 - Experiencing Breathwork and How Healing Can Be
26:40 - Overwhelm Vs. Overload and Adaptation
29:08 - BB Commercial
29:16 - We Were Born Unconditionally Loved, but What Happened?
30:42 - How Did Your Parents Handle Your Career Change?
33:09 - Learning Through Failure Leads to Success
37:37 - How Do We Take Care of Our Bodies?
40:48 - Where Can People Find You?
43:27 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self
44:30 - Thank You for Being Here
44:40 - WIMTS Podcast Closing
Links & Where to Find Chris -
Breathwork Class Thursdays at Noon at Unplug Studio
12401 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA 90025
IG - @CoachChrisPlourde