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High-Achiever or Perfectionist? (Katie Farrell)

  • Episode #124

Perfectionism can be quite the demon for many people, especially high achievers. Katie Farrell looks at the line between good and bad on this topic, and explores how coaches can positively transform perfectionism within themselves and in their clients.

Katie Farrell is known as “The Human Potential Coach.” She combines coaching, mindset work, spiritual mentoring, and potent energetics to help purpose-driven high achievers.

In this episode, Melinda and Katie talk about:

  • What led Katie to focus on her area of coaching and her recovery from burnout
  • Melinda’s similar background
  • How fear plays a role in perfectionism
  • The inner dialogue and emotions underneath perfectionism
  • Recognizing indicators in clients
  • Procrastination’s part
  • The opposite of perfectionism
  • When perfectionism is a strength
  • Mantras to avoid perfectionistic tendencies
“At the end of the day, we all operate in the same way and all emotions come from… they’re either fear rooted or love rooted.”

— Katie Farrell

Katie Farrell, The Human Potential Coach, works with purpose-driven high achievers to transform their performance in work, life, and sport.

Using a unique and bespoke approach that combines coaching, mindset work, spiritual mentoring, and potent energetics, she helps people free themselves from the limitations holding them back, discover their purpose, and realize their full potential. Through her process, clients create the freedom they desire and results they deserve, without burning out or sacrificing what they’ve already achieved.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Melinda’s book: The Confident Coach
Katie’s website:
Katie’s LinkedIn:
Katie’s book:
Katie’s podcast:

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?”