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Motivation and confidence for fitness trainers – Episode 19 with Pete Cohen



Health and fitness professionals are human too! It may come as a surprise that many in the fitness industry still struggle with a lack of motivation and confidence and maybe even a lack of self-belief. Sometimes developing and maintaining a high level of fitness is a means to overcoming those personal limitations. However, there is another way…learn to motivate yourself, begin an action plan to gradually increase in confidence and self-belief for true success. World-leading expert and inspirator, Pete Cohen, joins us on the Fit to Succeed show and shares vital insights into how we can build our psychological muscles!

Guest biography

Pete Cohen is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been motivated and inspired by Pete’s presentations. He has been dedicated to supporting organisations and the people within them to flourish for over 25 years.

Pete coaches business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best. He has worked with companies such as IBM, Boots, Pfizer, Robert Half International, BAA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Boehringer Ingelheim and Thomas Cook. He has professionally impacted on the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Pete focuses on the importance of having a strong belief in yourself.

He is the author of 17 published books, several of which have been best-sellers across the world, including Shut the Duck UpHabit BustingLife DIY and Sort Your Life Out. He has also presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years. Pete’s background is in psychology and sports science. He specialises in taking self-help and personal development to the masses in a way that is easy for people to understand and apply. Working in sports performance coaching, Pete has helped world class sporting stars reach their peak performance. Notable clients include Sally Gunnell, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ellen MacArthur, Roger Black, the Kent Cricket Team and the Arsenal Football team.

Pete Cohen – the Inspirator

Episode Content: Motivation and confidence

In this episode with Pete Cohen we discuss some intriguing topics and draw out some fascinating insights, including:

  • what motivated Pete to become a fitness professional
  • what is ‘self help’ and why do we need it?
  • how to ensure we receive help from qualified coaches
  • actions for developing confidence and self-belief
  • how to shift from a negative relationship with exercise/diet to a more positive one


motivation confidence & self belief

Connect with Pete on social media

Facebook @Itspetecohen

Instagram @petecohen_

Twitter @petecohen_

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Episode links

During episode 19 Pete mentioned a range of different books, experts and talks that you can find out more about by following the links below:

Mel Robbins TEDX talk: How to stop screwing yourself over

Episode 11 Fit to Succeed podcast with Pete’s past fitness colleague, Lincoln Bryden, a leading group exercise expert

Book recommendations:

Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill

The Heroes Journey by Joseph Campbell

Pete Cohen’s Mi365 podcast

Bonus video

This short bonus interview was recorded in addition to the main interview. Pete shares some quick thoughts to help those who need some ideas in a hurry! Enjoy.