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Doing Your Dark Work (Anthony Trucks)

  • Episode #110

Living 11 years in foster care and later losing his NFL career to injury, Anthony Trucks knows about the dark night of the soul. As such, he’s centered his coaching on “dark work” and shares how coaches can and should dive into dark work on themselves.

Anthony Trucks is a former NFL football player and competitor on American Ninja Warrior, author, podcast host, “Identity Shift Coach,” and founder of Dark Work.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What identity transformation is and why it’s important
  • The difference between “shadow work” and “dark work”
  • How to keep going through the “messy middle” of transformation
  • Removing emotions and having a coaching system
  • The process of normalization
  • Recurring roadblocks that coaches experience in their journeys
  • The intersection of competence, confidence, and identity
  • Motivation and discipline
  • How your self-identity sets your self-limits
“You cannot attain or sustain a life above your current identity.”

Anthony Trucks

Anthony Trucks is a former foster child, NFL football player, and competitor on American Ninja Warrior; author; podcast host; and “Identity Shift Coach.” From foster care to the NFL to successful business owner, Anthony Trucks has accomplished what statistics would say is impossible. As the founder of his business, Dark Work, and creator of the “Dark Work Experience,” Anthony teaches people how to access the power of their identity through Dark Work to tap into their full potential and Make Shift Happen!

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Melinda’s book: The Confident Coach
Anthony’s website
Anthony’s main podcast: Aww Shift
Anthony’s daily podcast: Shift Starter
Anthony’s Instagram
Anthony’s YouTube

Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Michi Lantz
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Audio Editor: Marvin del Rosario
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name: Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name: Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name: Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”