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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Jul 29, 2020



John Cottrell is an Executive & Business Coach with a difference. He has achieved great success as: a senior level executive; as a consultant to global corporations; and as a great coach.


His 3rd party certifications include: Roche Martin as a Master Practitioner for Emotional Intelligence; Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis; Talent Dynamics Flow Consultant; and DISC profiling.


Within his community of about 700 coaches John has been awarded EMEA Executive Coach of the year 7 times and in 2017 won the award for the UK’s best client results. His clients have won awards too for profits growth, innovation and performance. He has been the most prolific speaker at both Global and EMEA conferences for ActionCOACH and his highly interactive webinars are well regarded. John also now mentors’ new coaches.


John has been married to Eileen for 32 years and has 3 grown up children. He has lived in WGC for the past 21 years.


I love talking unconscious influences on our behavior. John Cottrell brings his flavor of those unseen drivers that have way more say over what we do and how we do it, than we care to admit. John illustrates these younger versions of ourselves with incredible clarity and real-world example.


Join us for a fascinating conversation about the internal and external influences on our quality of life….and now, what do we do with it?


“We think we are in charge but… there are back seat drivers and we need to find out who they are and where they come from, to star to do something about them.” - John Cottrell



Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • Check in on how business leaders are coping with Covid-19 in Europe
  • The six back seat drivers that motivate our actions and choices
    • Human Instincts (the games we play)
    • Accidents of Birth
    • Imprinting
    • Modeling
    • Socialization
    • Society
  • Understanding our life history is the first step in addressing these drivers
  • Understanding the lessons, you need to learn to let go.


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