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Values Provide Boundaries (Michelle Pollack)

  • Episode #120

A great paradox in life is that limits can be liberating. Michelle Pollack urges us to embrace this concept for ourselves and our clients, which opens the door to values-based personal growth and authentic alignment.

Michelle Pollack is a Career and Leadership Coach and the creator of The Art of Compassionate Command.

In this episode, Melinda and Michelle talk about:

  • Getting your internal and external perspectives into alignment
  • How values play a role in that alignment
  • Helping clients define their values
  • Identifying values resistance and obstacles and overcoming them
  • People-pleasing, perfectionism, and self-doubt
  • Values questions on a client’s discovery or intake form
  • How boundaries are freeing
“Values are really the ticket to fulfillment.”

— Michelle Pollack

Michelle Pollack is a Career and Leadership Coach and the creator of The Art of Compassionate Command. She works with high-achieving women to determine what success looks like to them NOW so life can FEEL as good as it looks. 

Since 2017, Michelle has supported more than one hundred executives and leaders in advertising, entertainment, law, academia, marketing, and the non-profit sector as well as  multi-passionate entrepreneurs and innovators. Her clients have been promoted multiple times, shifted culture within their organizations, successfully launched new companies, and won numerous awards.

Prior to founding Michelle Pollack Coaching, Michelle served as a liaison and advisor to creatives, producers, and investors in the entertainment industry on award-winning Broadway productions such as Avenue Q and Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, and as a Creative Executive on television shows like The New Adventures of Old ChristineWithout A Trace, and GREASE, LIVE!

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Melinda’s book: The Confident Coach
Michelle’s website:
Michelle’s free “4 Simple Steps to Get Out of Your Own Damn Way”:
Michelle’s free “How to Stop Saying Yes When You Really Mean No”:
Real Self-Care (book):

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?”