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The Freestyle Way

By Carl Paoli

Carl Paoli, a Performance-Based Life Coach, hosts the Freestyle Way Podcast. The podcast explores personal growth, physical fitness, creativity, and the freestyle mind, which Paoli defines as a mindset of creativity, curiosity, and openness to new ideas and experiences. Episodes of the podcast feature interviews with various guests, including athletes, coaches, artists, and other fitness and personal development experts. The Freestyle Way Podcast aims to provide listeners practical tools and strategies for developing the freestyle mind.
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#79 Carl Paoli: Thinking Clearly

The Freestyle WayMay 25, 2023

#79 Carl Paoli: Thinking Clearly
May 25, 202301:26:28
#78 Carl Paoli: The Solopreneur's Starter Kit

#78 Carl Paoli: The Solopreneur's Starter Kit

Solopreneurship Starter Kit In this episode, Carl Paoli shares his personal experience and journey from being a business of one to venturing into a business of some and returning to the realm of solopreneurship. This episode is Carl Paoli’s starter kit for solopreneurship based on the following ten aspects of business development: 1. Define your mission and purpose. 2. Create a product or service that solves a specific problem. 3. Focus on production and distribution. 4. Develop reliable and replicable systems. 5. Understand the financial aspects. 6. Set SMART goals. 7. Build a support network. 8. Develop your brand. 9. Cultivate a network. 10. Embrace continuous learning. Book yourself in for a private consulting session, here: Join Carl's Private Member's Community:


00:00:00 Intro 00:01:24 10 Take Aways00:05:12 Back Story00:19:57 Purpose and Mission00:22:17 Product or Service00:25:25 The Machine00:36:10 Systems00:41:35 Finances00:47:25 Goals00:51:15 Team00:53:17 Brand00:58:28 Support Group00:59:44 Continuous Learning01:07:50 Bonus Content

May 11, 202301:11:11
#77 Olympic Breaking: Finding Success as a Solopreneur

#77 Olympic Breaking: Finding Success as a Solopreneur

In this podcast, Carl Paoli shares insights for breakers on qualifying for the Olympics, as breakdancing will be featured in the Paris 2024 Olympics for the first time. The following topics are discussed: - How Carl got interested in it and his encounter with B-Boy Wicket and the Renegade Rockers crew members. - The importance of treating breaking as a business and becoming a solopreneur to succeed professionally. - The importance of understanding the Olympic machine, its revenue streams, and the impact of Rule 40 on personal branding is discussed. - Tips on building a personal brand as a breaker, including developing a unique style, creating content, and building a product or service related to the sport. - Defining your purpose as a solopreneur and answering five key questions to gain clarity on your mission is important. - Strategies for successfully leveraging the Olympics to launch or grow a business. - Encouragement to stay true to oneself and one's craft while evolving and becoming a leader in one's space. Overall, this podcast aims to provide insightful advice for breakers interested in qualifying for the Olympics, fans of breaking, and those interested in supporting and following the discipline.

May 04, 202301:04:43
#76 Rascal Randi: Beyond Breaking
Apr 25, 202301:22:10
#75 Abraham Bonilla: Notes From The Cello

#75 Abraham Bonilla: Notes From The Cello

Abraham Josue Bonilla, a Latin-American cellist, has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, and South America.  A recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a recipient of an Artist’s Diploma from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Abraham has led sections and soloed under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Keith Lockhart, David Zinmann, Joshua Gershen, Keith Lockhart, and others. He has collaborated with artists such as Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Chang, and Noah Bendix-Balgley.

Apr 18, 202354:10
#74 Jo Canales: Fit For F1

#74 Jo Canales: Fit For F1

José Canales, also known as Jo Canales, dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but life led him to become a renowned Formula One high-performance sports coach.

When doors started to close for Canales as a soccer player, he opened a CrossFit gym. He intended to use his work at his gym to stay in shape for professional soccer. But, in 2017, Stock Car Racing driver Toño Pérez (Formula 1 driver Checo Perez's brother) and Professional Soccer player Hugo Gonzalez asked Jo to start training them. That's when life took an unexpected turn for Canales, now working full-time with Sergio "Checo" Pérez, who is at the top of Mexican motorsports and has multiple victories in Formula One. Behind Checo is the excellent team of Red Bull Racing and today's podcast guest and performance coach, José Canales.

Apr 12, 202301:13:34
#73 La Vix: Road To The Olympics

#73 La Vix: Road To The Olympics

On this podcast episode, the talented Vicki Chang, also known as "La Vix," is a rising legend in the Breaking Scene and a member of Team USA.

Born on August 3, 1990, in San Jose, California, La Vix discovered her love for breaking while studying ecology and restoration sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her passion for art has led her to compete at the highest level, including the 2022 World Games, where she finished 11th.

Besides her impressive competitive record, Vicki is also the 2022 USA Champion at the Undisputed Majors and the Texas Breaking Open. She also won the Breaking for Gold USA 2022 National Championship. She was a runner-up at the Break X Grand Jam in 2021 and reached the Top 8 at the Red Bull BC One in the same year.

Vicki, who recently changed her career from an ecological consultant to a full-time b-girl, is deeply inspired by the diverse music and dance culture of the Bay Area. Her Breaking style is creative and intricate, and she is a member of several crews, including the Calamities, Elephant Graveyard, and 4th World.

Outside of breaking, you will find Vicki on hiking trails, camping, eating donuts, and spending time with her dog, Oaky.

If you want to support Vicki on her journey to the Olympics and beyond, you can check out her prints, sponsor her, follow her on Instagram, or share her story with your community.

la vix × ryland hormel prints are available! Find them 
here. Sponsor La Vix here. Share La Vix's story with your community. Follow La Vix on Instagram here.
Apr 04, 202355:04
#72 Charles H. Martin: Talk To Chuck

#72 Charles H. Martin: Talk To Chuck

This podcast episode features Charles H. Martin, Ph.D., AI Specialist and Distinguished Engineer (NLP & Search)—inventor of

Carl and Chuck discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and its various applications. Chuck shares his experience consulting on machine learning for LiveStrong and his involvement in developing Weight Watcher AI. The conversation delves into the differences between AI and machine learning, the emerging properties of AI, and the need for accessible and understandable AI education. They also touch on the limitations of AI and the importance of continued experimentation and exploration. In addition, they discuss the importance of creativity and implementation in bringing innovation to market.

Chuck's LinkedIn:

Weight Watcher AI:

Mar 29, 202301:11:07
#71 Carl Paoli: Smart Body. Strong Mind.
Mar 21, 202301:04:46
#70 After Show with Ryan Orrico | Episode #69

#70 After Show with Ryan Orrico | Episode #69

Carl Paoli and Ryan Orrico catch up the week after recording the podcast episode to catch up via Instagram Live.

This is the first official After Show.

Ryan Orrico, presents as the anti-coach and experiments with different identities and bold voices on social media that strike a delicate balance between being offensive and sensitive.

In a sea of generic and unhelpful coaching advice, those who dare to look beyond their fragile constructs of moral integrity see Orrico for what he is: an impactful and needed voice, which makes him more of a coach than most.

His preferred method is writing and learning out loud.

Listen in; you might learn something.

Mar 14, 202345:43
#69 Ryan Orrico: Writing and Learning Out Loud

#69 Ryan Orrico: Writing and Learning Out Loud

In this episode, I talk to Ryan Orrico, who presents as the anti-coach and experiments with different identities and bold voices on social media that strike a delicate balance between being offensive and sensitive.

In a sea of generic and unhelpful coaching advice, those who dare to look beyond their fragile constructs of moral integrity see Orrico for what he is: an impactful and needed voice, which makes him more of a coach than most.

His preferred method is writing and learning out loud.

Listen in; you might learn something.

Mar 13, 202301:20:12
#68 Dave Durante: Insights and Journey from Elite Athlete to Coach

#68 Dave Durante: Insights and Journey from Elite Athlete to Coach

Dave Durante is a former USA gymnast and current Coach and Entrepreneur in the Fitness space.
In this podcast with Carl Paoli, Durante highlighted fundamental gymnastics movements, including creating good shapes, a strong core, and mobility while mastering handstands, rolling, and twisting. He explained how these movements are essential for gymnasts and transferable to general fitness and sports like CrossFit.
Dave also dives into his experiences in gymnastics, his love for the sport, his challenges, and how he became the co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness after retiring. Power Monkey Fitness provides training and education for gymnasts and athletes through their camps and online programs.
Here are 9 main takeaways from the conversation:

Fundamental movements are essential for gymnasts and transferable to general fitness and other sports.
Good shapes, strong core, mobility, mastering handstands, rolling, and twisting are fundamental gymnastics movements.
CrossFit and functional fitness has exposed gymnastics movements to the general population, allowing them to utilize tools to help with fitness goals.
Training towards the highest level version of a movement, not just training towards a standard, facilitates technical progressions and builds towards a deeper understanding of movements.
Some athletes are freaks of nature and can perform movements in specific technical ways due to their anatomy or unique abilities, which may not apply to the general population.
Exposing people to gymnastics in CrossFit and functional fitness allows for a greater understanding of the sport.
The history of sports and its regulations is essential to understand better and appreciate the evolution of the gymnastics applied movements.
Although gymnastics is mainly an individual sport, pursuing it as a team sport is the best route to finding success.
When pursuing one's passions with dedication, finding balance in life is crucial to success.
Mar 07, 202301:12:18
#67 Carl Paoli: Make Your Emotions Work For You

#67 Carl Paoli: Make Your Emotions Work For You

If this work resonates with you, I encourage you to take a listen, and if you want to explore whether the INTERFACE Experience could benefit you and your performance, book a free consultation with me by clicking the link below:

In this podcast, Carl Paoli shares his story about retiring from teaching movement seminars in 2019. Due to accumulated stress, he suffered from debilitating Tinnitus, which made him re-think his entire approach to coaching.

Navigating this chapter of his life has been emotional.

Rather than suppressing or compartmentalizing his emotions, Carl chose to work with them to produce better results and redefine his approach to coaching through applied emotional intelligence, which he calls Emotional Fitness.

The way he coaches people through developing Emotional Fitness has been through the INTERFACE Experience, which is a deep dive into self-mastery that involves four stages: expression, experimentation, integration, and transcendence. In this podcast, Carl explains how meditation, breath work, journaling, physical movement, and creativity are tools to unlock, harness, and channel our emotions into becoming more productive while feeling at peace.

Feb 24, 202358:26
#66 Steph Roach: How Adversity Revealed My Greatest Potential
Feb 19, 202301:23:39
#65 Monika Björn: Menopause And What Every Woman Needs To Know.

#65 Monika Björn: Menopause And What Every Woman Needs To Know.

In this podcast episode, we discuss the often-unacknowledged transition of menopause and its effects on women. 

My guest, Monika Björn, hit perimenopause in her mid-40s and struggled to find relatable information for women in the middle of their careers. Monika decided to research and write a book about her journey, which included physical and mental symptoms such as joint pain, muscle aches, irregular heartbeats, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety, all commonly experienced by 80-95% of women during menopause. 

One of the critical topics Monika addresses is the 2002 Women's Health Initiative study, which needed to be revised and revised, leading to a decrease in the use of Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT). Monika emphasizes the critical window for HRT being ten years within menopause to prevent hardening of the arteries, and recent studies suggest HRT may also protect against Alzheimer's and Dementia if started when symptoms appear.  In her book, Monika sheds light on the different types of HRT, including synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones, and body-identical hormones. She explains why progesterone protects the uterus lining and prevents cancer.

Monika encourages women in their 30s to prioritize their lifestyle, build muscle mass, and find stress relief techniques, and in their 40s to continue strength training but adjust intensity, duration, and frequency if necessary.  Monika suggests keeping a diary to log symptoms and interventions and acknowledges the concern of rapid weight gain but cautions against trying to combat it with diet and exercise as it may make things worse. 

Finally, Monika acknowledges the frustration and identity crisis that women may experience during perimenopause but encourages them to know they will regain their full strength, speed, and ability. She stresses the importance of having knowledge and understanding during this time, as everything can be managed with a simple solution that can drastically improve one's experience over the arc of menopause. 


- Menopause is a transition that affects many women but often goes unacknowledged

- 80-95% of women experience physical and mental symptoms during Menopause - HRT can prevent hardening of the arteries if started within ten years of Menopause 

- HRT may also protect against Alzheimer's and Dementia if started when symptoms appear 

- Different types of HRT include synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones, and body-identical hormones 

- Progesterone is essential in protecting the uterus lining and preventing cancer 

- Women in their 30s should prioritize their life, build muscle mass, and find stress-relief techniques 

- Women in their 40s should continue strength training but adjust intensity, duration, and frequency if necessary 

- Keeping a diary to log symptoms and interventions can be helpful 

- Women may experience frustration and identity crises during perimenopause but can regain strength, speed, and ability.

Feb 12, 202301:09:06
#64 Tom Foxley: Turning Anxiety Into Potential

#64 Tom Foxley: Turning Anxiety Into Potential

In this thought-provoking podcast, Tom Foxley, a mindset coach and founder of Mindset Rx'd, sits down with Carl Paoli and shares his path toward empowering others to compete with confidence, training their self-belief, and performing at their full potential. Tom's coaching approach leans on three key elements:

1. Nervous system regulation.

2. Identifying negative internal narratives change.

3. Identify and deploy performance tactics. 

Tom also shares his expertise and insights on achieving peak performance and tapping into one's potential and his four-step process for belief change and how this approach can help individuals create a vision for success. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to take control of their life and take their mental game to the next level. Join Tom as he provides valuable insights, wisdom, and advice to inspire you to achieve your goals.

Mindset Rx’d:

Tom Foxley:

Feb 06, 202301:15:03
#63 🇪🇸 Victor Cano: La vida y evolución de un gimnasta olímpico

#63 🇪🇸 Victor Cano: La vida y evolución de un gimnasta olímpico

En esta entrevista con Victor Cano, exploramos la vida de Victor como gimnasta de elite, inicialmente inspirado por Breaking y posteriormente convirtiéndose en un atleta Olímpico. Visitamos los altibajos del deporte de alto nivel, la idea de cómo ganar, retirarse del deporte y sentirse perdido, y como Victor se redescubre a sí mismo en la natación artística y los deportes de acción.

Jan 30, 202301:37:13
#62 🇺🇸 Victor Cano: Life and Evolution of an Olympic Gymnast

#62 🇺🇸 Victor Cano: Life and Evolution of an Olympic Gymnast

In this interview with Victor Cano, we explore Victor's life growing up as an elite gymnast, initially inspired by Breaking and later becoming an Olympian. We visit the ups and downs of high-level sports, the idea of how to win, retiring from the sport and being lost, and rediscovering himself in artistic swimming and action sports.

Jan 30, 202301:22:27
#61 Bboy Wicket: Living In The Fire

#61 Bboy Wicket: Living In The Fire

Bboy Wicket is a prominent figure in the breaking scene. In this episode, Wicket dispels the myth that breaking has vanished until this moment and emphasizes that it is a challenging dance and an art form that demands perseverance and practice to perfect. He shares his excitement about Breaking's participation in the Olympics and believes that viewers will see it as a unique fusion of sport and art when they watch it for the first time. Wicket also discusses the value of mentoring budding artists and breakers. He introduces his mentorship program, the Breakbook, which includes a magazine that profiles participants, their growth through the program, and their tales. He also offers his perspective on the most prevalent breaking tendency, which is the rush of the process for development, and how this detracts from the performance as a whole. Last but not least, Wicket talks about the potential of digital material and his desire to provide a platform for the breaking scene and give the unseen and unheard individuals a voice and a platform while mentoring and training the future generation.

Jan 23, 202301:34:27
#60 Tim Smith: Art Of The Imperfect

#60 Tim Smith: Art Of The Imperfect

Carl Paoli and Tim Smith invite you to embark on a creative and self-discovery journey as Tim recounts his motivational path toward being a full-time artist. From his humble beginnings as a high school art enthusiast to his breakthrough moment of finding his passion again after an accident, Tim takes us on a journey of learning, experimentation, and inspiration. Learn how he achieved success with his distinctive style and the lessons he learned from meeting famous artist Gary Vaynerchuk. Tim also offers his thoughts on the value of embracing flaws and the pleasure of instructing young children in the arts. Tim's journey will inspire and energize you to start creating, with a focus on growing his website, YouTube channel, and clientele.
Jan 16, 202301:07:44
#59 Carl Paoli: Performance, Lifestyle, and Branding

#59 Carl Paoli: Performance, Lifestyle, and Branding

This week’s show with Carl Paoli is about building a personal brand and driving your philosophies into what you put in the world.

What excites me most about this conversation is the unspoken prerequisite for achieving the above: personal accountability and responsibility, aka complete ownership of our actions and choices.

Carl is a world-class athlete – a gymnast who founded Gymnastics WOD and wrote the best-selling book Free+Style – and a world-class thinker and thought leader.

After years of having Carl on our “guest wish list” we caught up with him in San Francisco for this epic conversation about bringing a heightened intention and awareness to everything we do: from movement to business, from marketing to leading.


Show Notes: Episode #60 w/ Carl Paoli “If you have $1000 in the bank and don’t know how to manage $1000, you have no business having $2000.” Finding clarity is key to understanding your stand and how to drive that through your life/business. Clarity takes time. Doing the reps is always going to be part of the process. Keep asking yourself the essential questions and act in your own best interests. “It’s a never-ending story” Carl isn’t creating a business to solve people’s problems. He’s creating a business that allows them to get to their solutions. Marketing strategies like a handstand picture have a bit of modern-day magic behind them. The magician reveals (some of) his secrets. We’re all influencers. Influence yourself first and then put that self-work into action in your life and those around you. Entertainment means holding focus. Carl’s freestyle philosophy works on reaching a point where you can accept and respect all styles. All ways of feeling and acting. The answers are in the book. The book is your body. Listen to what your body tells you. Listen to what strength means to Carl. What’s the one lesson you’d teach your daughter? Carl’s response to what he’s changed his mind about this year Carl’s #1 Tips to: Be Better Do Better
Jan 09, 202301:02:32
#58 Tracy Piper: Painting Through The Tough Stuff

#58 Tracy Piper: Painting Through The Tough Stuff

Joining Carl Paoli on the show this week is contemporary painter and art activist Tracy Piper, known for her vibrant portraits and figurative acrylic paintings. With an abstract-realist style, Tracy tackles social constructs in her work.

Tracy Piper is a contemporary painter and art activist known for her vibrant portraits and figurative acrylic paintings that tackle social constructs in an abstract-realist style. With a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from California College of the Arts and representation by Voss Gallery, Piper has exhibited her work at SCOPE and SELECT in Miami, stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and SCOPE New York, as well as internationally. In 2017, Piper won the GSNTV show "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" and has recently completed several murals in the Bay Area in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her first published book, "Worthy," is available at Voss Gallery. With a mission to create inclusive, thought-provoking artwork that celebrates diversity and challenges societal norms, Piper believes in the power of art to change the world.

Jan 04, 202301:20:05
#57 Tony Dam: Ever Evolving
Dec 20, 202201:11:57
#56 BBoy Gravity: Going Pro
Dec 13, 202201:44:11
#55 Joanna Read: Emergence

#55 Joanna Read: Emergence

In this Episode, Carl Paoli talks to Artist Joanna Read, who believes art can awaken and transform the viewer and the creator into dreaming of a new reality.

Joanna says that connecting with art- becoming present to, receiving, and noticing what an image, sound, poem, person, or place in nature elicits in the mind, body, and emotions as well as the act of expressing through art: utilizing art as a vehicle for practice, a tool for reprogramming false narratives and affirming a new inner reality through inspired action and devotional commitment, continue to be profoundly transformative anchor points within Joanna's life's emergence.
Sharing Joanna's practice is an integral step in the cycle of creation: offering the fruits of these labors of love helps her knowledge-hungry mind find greater reverence and appreciation for a process rooted in a place that feels familiar yet not fully comprehendible.

Joanna's awe for this process is deepened whenever a client or customer expresses how an image or teaching that feels so alive within Joanna is also felt within them and experienced as a shared resonance or offering of "Soul sustenance."

You can support Joanna, here:

You can follow Joanna, here:

Dec 06, 202201:17:14
#54 Aja Campbell: Empowerment.

#54 Aja Campbell: Empowerment.

In this episode, Carl Paoli talks to the founder and Head Coach at ATTAGIRL. Aja has been helping women gain the strength and confidence to conquer both their physical and emotional goals for the better part of a decade. At ATTAGIRL, Aja's no-nonsense, scientific approach uses data-driven technology, personal experience, and an empathetic outlook to help people achieve the results they deserve.

Follow and learn more about Aja, here:

Nov 29, 202201:08:50
#53 Daniel Petersen: From Student to Master.

#53 Daniel Petersen: From Student to Master.

In this episode, Carl Paoli sits with his friend, old mentee, and Coach Daniel Severin Petersen. Carl and Daniel have a long history of working together. In this episode, the evolution of their relationship and crafts shine through in insightful ways that can only be understood through listening to their interaction.

You can follow Daniel here:

Nov 27, 202201:08:22
#52 YNOT: What is Ynotism?
Nov 15, 202201:18:42
#51 Carl Paoli: How I Coach

#51 Carl Paoli: How I Coach

In this episode, Carl Paoli talks about how he thinks about coaching and how having a movement-based coaching approach helped him transcend his sport of gymnastics, venture into action sports, and later CrossFit and how today it serves him as a foundation for navigating the inner workings in his Lifestyle Performance Coaching Practice.

Nov 09, 202201:02:20
#50 Carl Paoli: From Fear to Purpose

#50 Carl Paoli: From Fear to Purpose

In this episode, Carl Paoli goes solo and tells his origin story. How he navigated the concept of death at the age of four, struggling with feeling alone in a foreign country, finding gymnastics, dealing with bullying, finding success, losing it all, and growing through the challenges that life presents

Nov 01, 202201:15:04
#49 Carl Paoli: Being Clear Workshop

#49 Carl Paoli: Being Clear Workshop

In this episode, Carl Paoli shares a recording from a private workshop he gave in the Freestyle INSIDER, his member's community, titled Being Clear.

The workshop is specifically dedicated to assisting you in learning how to design and create to deliver a powerful message.

If you'd like to watch the video version of the workshop, here is a link:

Oct 25, 202250:54
#48 Justin Castelli: Money Moves.
Oct 18, 202201:18:12
#47 Coach Brijesh Patel: In The Weight Room.
Oct 12, 202258:52
#46 Profo Won: What is Breaking?

#46 Profo Won: What is Breaking?

In this episode, Carl Paoli sits down with Profo Won, who has been in the BAY AREA HIP-HOP dance scene for 30 years and is still going strong. Twenty-seven of those years, he has dedicated his life to the dance called Breakin’, representing the FloorGangz Worldwide and Knuckle Neck Tribe.  He started the first Breakin’ podcast called the Epicenter in 2012 and continued the concept in the podcast called “The Trades” in 2016.

The first to teach the art of Breakin’ in After School Programs in San Francisco from 2001 to 2009. He has judged, lectured, and spoken on the history of Breakin’ in schools and colleges like San Francisco State University, Tufts  University, and Temple University.  He has thrown events for his crew, the FloorGangz USA Anniversary 2018 and 2019, and done color commentary for the Undisputed World Finals in 2018 and Massive Monkees Anniversary 2018 and 2019.

Profo Won has traveled, judged, and competed in countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, Russia, Philippines, and other places around the world!!!

Oct 06, 202250:27
#45 Jacko David Jackson: Mouth Shut.
Aug 09, 202201:18:44
#44 Carl Paoli: Rules, Standards, Progression, and Awareness

#44 Carl Paoli: Rules, Standards, Progression, and Awareness

This Stream Of Consciousness is a soundbite from the Human Development Podcast with Nick Maier I got to guest on last week. 

Listen in here:

May 21, 202007:06
#43 Anníe Thorisdottir: Moving Through Pregnancy.

#43 Anníe Thorisdottir: Moving Through Pregnancy.

In this episode, Carl sits down with the two-time CrossFit Games Champion Anníe Thorisdottir.
The conversation ranges from talking about living through the pandemic, discussing the future of Anníe’s gym— CrossFit Reykjavik, training and moving through pregnancy, Anníe’s message of acceptance and respect towards other people’s beliefs to what we can learn from them.
May 20, 202001:06:55
#42 Carl Paoli: A Conversation About Love.

#42 Carl Paoli: A Conversation About Love.

Here is a soundbite from the Human Development Podcast which I got to be a guest on a few weeks ago and talked about Lifestyle Design.

I decided to post it here for you to listen as a little experiment to see if it resonated with you.

If it did and if you are reading this, message me anywhere you can get a hold of me.

May 19, 202004:40
#41 Smart Body, Strong Mind

#41 Smart Body, Strong Mind

This is a recording from Carl's Coffee Club where Carl and Co. talked about Fitness, how the quote "Mens Sana In Corpore Sano" was a big influence in Carl's up bringing, and how going within is an important aspect for becoming fitter.

Join the next Coffee Club:

Apr 26, 202052:02
#40 Carl's Coffee Club

#40 Carl's Coffee Club

Today we talked about Economy.

ECO - Household
NOMY - Management

The way we manage our resources, communicate, move, create, and think is all part of our economical structures. The question is: Are we aware of this? and if so: Don’t you think we can do better?


Apr 16, 202001:05:16
#39 Fold Upgrade

#39 Fold Upgrade

Now for the good news. I believe this transitional period of time will bring us a beautiful upgrade. And the upgrade is going to be 6 fold: Mental, Physical, Relationship, Craft, Resource Management, and Consciousness.
The first thing that we’re going to upgrade is our mindset. Our thought process. Not what we think, but how we think. This time in our lives is creating space for our brains to rewire themselves by helping us notice our true priorities and how they serves us. What we believed used to be important, will slowly fall to the waste side and no longer be part of the mental model we use to make decisions.
The physical will be in relationship to how we move and how we act. In the Fitness space, especially in CrossFit, we have learned that intensity is of the essence. We have learned to go hard, to be complex, to use a lot equipment, and gather in gyms. For the time being, that doesn’t exist. We are being asked to return back to basics. To a very simple state. In this state, our body is going to continue to move but in a more subtle way, in a more simple way. With that simplicity, with that subtleness, there’s going to be a deep reprogramming of how our body experiences the reality we live in and how we interact with our environment.
Just like we will change our interaction with the environment through our bodies, our interaction with others will reach for a new level. A new level of depth, connection and meaning. Take for example the implementation of social or physical distancing to flatten the curve of the outbreak. It has brought us closer together. When before we barely spoke to our neighbor, now we sing to them. When before we used to take health care workers for granted, today we applaud them and treat them like heroes. When before we may have under appreciated cleaners, truck drivers and retail workers, today we see them as not only essential but as the most valuable players.
Our craft is what we do. Not necessarily what we do for work, but rather that which we find interesting and have spent time practicing. Such as singing, playing an instrument, drawing, inventing, or simply creating. That which we may have considered to be a hobby, may now be what the world needs most from us as expressing that which we love is sharing our strengths and truest version of ourselves.
Resource Management
Think about the madness that has ensued, where people started buying insane amounts of toilet paper in preparation for quarantine. It’s a very strange behavior and it comes to show where our resource priorities lie at a collective level. I believe this limitation will push us to better manage what we have and what we get. I’ve always said: If one can’t manage $1000 in their bank account, one has no business generating or having $2,000 or $10,000 or a $1,000,000.
We are all being touched by the pandemic, thus we are starting to make decisions that take into consideration the needs of the collective.
Apr 02, 202041:04
#38 Gyms Navigating COVID-19

#38 Gyms Navigating COVID-19

In this episode I discuss the current climate of change we are living through due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After a few weeks of waking up to messages from concerned health and fitness practitioners, it became clear that struggle was in the air and we were entering a state of transition. So I decided to take to social media to ask some questions, make some calls, and in a semi-live fashion report what a few health and fitness leaders have been dealing with and experienced over the last few days as Italy went on lockdown, Spain followed suit, and now the USA is next in line and bracing for impact.

In this episode I feature:

Kitcho Evangelidis - Founder and Owner of Oviedo Strength and Garaje Strength in Oviedo, Spain.

Angel Orozco - Founder and Owner of Telegraph CrossFit in San Francisco, CA.

Andrew Bueno - CoFounder and CoOwner of Foundation CrossFit in Seattle, WA.

Logan Gelbrich - Founder of Deuce Gym in Venice, CA.

Mar 17, 202054:09
#37 Tony Sherbondy | INSIDER TALK

#37 Tony Sherbondy | INSIDER TALK

In this episode, Carl Paoli sits down with his co-author Tony Sherbondy to publicly discuss the process of writing Freestyle The Book, the nature of their collaboration, and how ownership influenced the production of the New York Times Bestseller.
Feb 10, 202055:41
#36 Diane Sanfilippo: INSIDER Keynote.

#36 Diane Sanfilippo: INSIDER Keynote.

In this episode we share Diane Sanfilippo's talk at the Freestyle INSIDER which took place in San Francisco, CA in October of 2019.

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Feb 03, 202052:06
#35 Shantell Martin: Who Are We?

#35 Shantell Martin: Who Are We?

This week we Carl Paoli is joined on the podcast by Shantell Martin. Shantell Martin is a visual artist best known for her large scale, black-and-white drawings. She performs many of her drawings for a live audience. In this episode Shantell shares her life journey and her philosophy for encouraging self expression and asking ourselves - Who Are We?

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Jan 27, 202001:14:59
#34 Lukas Graham: Life, learning, and growing.

#34 Lukas Graham: Life, learning, and growing.

In this episode we sit down with Lukas Forchhammer from the Lukas Graham Band and have a conversation about everything life, learning, and development.

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Jan 20, 202001:09:51
#33 Tom Reid’s INSIDER Keynote
Jan 13, 202035:52
#32 Logan Gelbrich's INSIDER Keynote

#32 Logan Gelbrich's INSIDER Keynote

In this episode we share Logan Gelbrich’s Keynote from the Freestyle INSIDER which took place in October of 2019 in San Francisco, CA
Jan 06, 202050:29
#31 IKIGAI featuring BBoy Wicket
Dec 30, 201901:00:47
#30 Welcome Back
Dec 23, 201959:49
#29 Classical Music | Carl Paoli on Benjamin Zander
May 08, 201945:29
#28 Chase Wildly | Carl Paoli

#28 Chase Wildly | Carl Paoli

In this episode of the podcast the roles are reversed and I take the seat as the guest while I get interviewed by Chase Nelson, the host of the podcast - Chase Wildly.  During our conversation I share my curiosity for the creative process and how being creative in my work as a coach has served me in finding my voice and crystalizing my life’s mission and purpose. We also dive into what led to the shift I made in my business in 2014, when I transitioned from focusing on the physical aspects of performance to now the mental and emotional side of it. Although the focus has changed the root of helping and teaching people how to move has remained the same. Movement is still the core of who I am as coach, business owner, and family man. To move is the one thing that has given me the most clarity in my life. We dive into what it’s like to live in a constant state dissatisfaction or in others words, to live in a proactive and constant state of adaptation and change. How the constant search of my true self has become the fuel to my fire and what some would perceive as having the IT FACTOR. I share how I’ve harnessed IT and how I have focused on producing the outcomes I believe can have the most positive impact in this world.  Chase asks me about parenting and how it has effected my life, which you will learn in this episode that it has been a life changer and my greatest lesson in life. We discuss the benefit of speaking multiple languages, which is something we all do whether we are aware of it or not. We talk about how when one cracks the code that make up different languages, we begin to realize who we are, how we see the world, and how we are currently expressing ourselves. Moreover, we become aware of how we can begin to express ourselves at higher level. We talk about death and what it means to know that THIS TOO SHALL PASS. We get into my new coaching initiatives such as Lifestyle Design and the importance of one’s ability to think clearly. I share how we are all mirrors of each other and emphasize the importance of finding your style and doing things your way can be the right way. The Freestyle Way. I share my relationship with money and how it has changed over the years. I shed light on what I believe you can do to have a healthier relationship with it as well. We get into how I view and set standards and how these standards are the backbone of my process. In addition, I share how these standards set the tone for the behavior we are modeling which ultimately is producing the reality we live in. I talk about the importance of communication and what Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg has taught me and helped my marriage, my role as a father, a friend, a leader, and a citizen of the world. We finish the conversation by asking the question I have found to be the one that we can all asks ourselves and which I believe has the ability to provide us with the most valuable feedback. FOR WHAT? I hope you enjoy this episode and if you did, make sure to go visit Chase Nelson over at the Chase Wildly Podcast. Carl Paoli

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Apr 30, 201901:18:20
#27 RAD Season | Oliver Russell-Cowan
Apr 23, 201901:06:17
#26 Rebel Tendency | Diane Sanfilippo
Apr 16, 201901:34:55
#25 Returning Home | John Marman and Tony Dam
Apr 09, 201901:40:39
#24 WeMove | James Shaw and Chris Baker
Apr 02, 201901:27:33
#23 TASK | Tom Reid

#23 TASK | Tom Reid

In this week's episode Carl Paoli sits down with his mentor Thomas Reid the author of TASK a book on Performance Based Communication.

Imagine you had access to a set of communication tools that you could deploy at any time. This tool kit would increase collaboration and improve the odds of positive outcomes for you and those around you. Furthermore, imagine the instructions were clear and tools simple and easy to use. Would you use them? I believe you would. You now have access to this tool kit, it is called TASK™.

You should know that I am obsessed with helping people improve communication performance and achieve positive outcomes. It is from this place that TASK was born.

Over thirty years of working in a variety of clinical settings, and as a business owner, I have observed the following: if you authentically communicate your thoughts and feelings in a clear, simple and compelling manner while using the tools of TASK, you will achieve greater positive outcomes. As our society migrates from manufacturing industry to service provision, communication becomes the new hot commodity. In this book you will find the tools to help you achieve the positive outcomes that you seek.

We are like machines, both in mind and body. Our thoughts and emotions are the engines that drive our actions, decisions, motivations and course corrections that we make so frequently, thousands of times per day. If you manage and cultivate your thoughts and emotions as an athlete manages physical training and competition preparation, then you will communicate at an elevated performance level as well. You too can become a communication champion.

Listen in to learn what acronym TASK stands for and how it can help you change the game in your relationships, business, and life.
Mar 26, 201901:16:14
#22 Rhetoric In Motion | Kimmy Moss

#22 Rhetoric In Motion | Kimmy Moss

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Carl sits down with his friend Kimmy Moss who is an athlete, coach, and the mind behind Rhetoric In Motion.

Carl met Kimmy in 2017 when she attended one of his movement seminars and later applied to be one of Carl’s Lifestyle Design Students in 2018. Lifestyle Design is a coaching initiative dedicated to working with lifestyle entrepreneurs interested in developing their communication skills, their brand, and business. It was Kimmy’s drive and love for communication that gave birth to Rhetoric In Motion, a projected to help people communicate and become their most genuine selves.

It was Kimmy’s commitment to live in a constant state of development that scored her a spot as an attendee at Carl Paoli's first ever Freestyle INSIDER, which took place in London in 2018. In addition to attending the exclusive event dedicated to those individuals looking to level up in mind, body, and business, it was Kimmy’s contagious energy that led Carl to offer Kimmy an opportunity to be one of the speakers at the event as part of her Lifestyle Design graduation.

In this episode, Kimmy shares everything RHETORIC. Ranging from self awareness to developing tools to effectively communicate verbally, physically, and emotionally. If you care about communicating at the highest level, holding space for complex ideas, becoming solution conscious, and putting your ideas into motion, this episode is for you.

Mar 19, 201901:10:49
#21 School Of Calisthenics | Tim & Jacko

#21 School Of Calisthenics | Tim & Jacko

This week on the Podcast, Carl Paoli talks to Tim Stevenson and David “Jacko” Jackson - Founders of The School of Calisthenics

Both Tim and Jacko have a background in rugby. During Tim’s years of playing rugby, he suffered several shoulder dislocations and had two reconstructive surgeries, and Jacko who played professionally for 14 years was forced to retire after suffering numerous head injuries. 

"Making the impossible possible." - Tim and Jacko 

After rugby, Tim became a strength and conditioning coach and one day on his quest for finding something that would help keep his shoulder in place and safe, he began to practice handstands. Although humbled by the difficulty of learning how to perform basic gymnastics movements such as a handstand, he fell in love with the process and began sharing what he was learning with his friend Jacko - who at the time had just retired from playing  professional rugby and no longer had a purpose for training his body other than for looks. 

Besides training calisthenics together, Jacko also started shadowing Tim in his strength and conditioning practice. Thanks to Tim’s focus on working with adaptive athletes, Jacko got a chance to quickly develop the ability to coach and develop inclusive and effective progressions to help others improve their physical performance regardless of their background. 

Since they first met and started practicing calisthenics for fun, Tim and Jacko have made it their profession by founding a wonderful organization called the School of Calisthenics - a digital platform for teaching individuals the foundation of bodyweight training with the intent of making the impossible possible. They also travel and teach in person workshops all over the UK. In this fun and insightful episode, Tim and Jacko share how they first founded and funded the school of calisthenics, what they’ve learned, the mistakes they’ve made along the way, how they made corrections that have allowed them to continue to grow, and what legacy they hope to leave through all of their initiatives. 

The School of Calisthenics - 

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Mar 12, 201901:15:11
#20 Rising | Caroline Burckle

#20 Rising | Caroline Burckle

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Carl sits down with his friend Caroline Burckle - Olympic Swimmer and Co-Founder of Rise Athletes.

Caroline is not only a top level swimmer who stood on the podium with a bronze medal around her neck at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Caroline is someone who understands performance beyond the physical. Caroline gets it when it comes to developing the mental and emotional side of performance as well.

In this conversation Caroline shares how at a young age she went from feeling like anything was possible to being overcome with a cloud of expectations when realizing the hard road she had ahead of herself to get to the Olympics. Caroline discusses how she dealt with this feeling and was able to eliminate all distractions to keep her on the path.

Caroline also shares what it was like making it to the Olympics, spending time in the Olympic village, and how she met Usain Bolt 3 days prior to him making history. She also shares what she felt standing on the podium after dedicating every moment of her life leading up to that day to swimming. 

Carl and Caroline discuss her transition from swimming to focusing on school, where after going through a dark period of time she had a breakthrough one day when she got together with her fellow Olympic swimmer Rebecca Soni. Burckle and Soni discussed how hard it was to retire and acknowledged the importance of having mentorship as a young athlete so one can develop a mindset that can transcend their sport and carry over to all aspects of life, which became the inception of Rise Athletes - A company dedicated to developing the Athlete Mindset with an Olympian mentor.

Caroline also shares how growing up although she was in great shape, she struggled with body image, relationships, and later in life became plagued with injuries that were caused by trauma she had been holding onto for years but was able to finally release and find healing.

Caroline is now operating at a whole new level which she shared in this episode and how she is expressing it through her work at RISE, her physical practice, and her passion for design.

Mar 05, 201901:25:47
#19 Company Spirit | Sheena Lister

#19 Company Spirit | Sheena Lister

In this Episode of the podcast Carl sits down with his long time friend Sheena Lister, founder of Workforce Athletics (WFA.)

Sheena shares how she grew up in Calgary, Canada and from a very young age loved playing every sport she could get her hands and feet on, but eventually chose to focus on playing tennis which landed her a division I scholarship at Northern Arizona University.

After enduring a career ending knee injury she left NAU to finish up her undergraduate degree in Montreal. First leaving Calgary to pursue playing collegiate tennis and later leaving NAU was tough as it meant leaving behind a huge piece of her identity - the sport of tennis, her routine, consistent practice and training, playing daily, and competing.  

After graduating college and dabbling in everything from working on a film set to traveling all over South America, I Sheena moved to San Francisco, California where she began her career in Youth Sports Management. During her time in youth sports she yearned for the feeling she got every time she stepped onto the court. She missed her teammates, coaches, the nail biter matches. She missed wearing the team swag loud and proud. Sheena missed the early workouts and late night snack stops on route back from a tournament. Sheena missed being a high performance athlete even though she never forgot the "feeling" and incredible impact that sports had in her life. 

It was during her time working for the JCC that Sheena couldn't help but ask herself: Why is there an enormous focus on youth sports?  What happens to athletes once they graduate college and enter the workforce? Why don't adults have team sports coaches? How can we create that "feeling"  I got from playing sports? 

It was one night at 3am when Sheena woke up from a dream. She dreamt of a time and place where sports would have the same impact on adults as it does on youth. She dreamt of playing for her company, wearing the logo loud and proud. She dreamt of having a coach and learning new skills. She dreamt of competing and caring about the outcome.  She dreamt of teammates becoming family and family watching me compete again.  She woke up from her dream and announced to her wife - "The NCAA for Companies,  A governing body for corporate sports - I must create this!"

And so she did. Introducing Workforce Athletics, the NCAA for Companies, dedicated to the lifelong success of Employee-Athletes. 


Workforce Athletics, the NCAA for Companies,  strengthens company culture  by investing in the lifelong success of Employee-Athletes. 

WFA's authentic, "pro-like" sports leagues are guaranteed to deliver great value, energy and impact to Employee-Athletes's and their companies. WFA  brings company values to life by providing sports league experiences that facilitate leadership, teamwork, retention, networking, inclusion, wellness and professional development.

WFA takes care of everything from  hiring amazing coaches, to roster creation,  payment collection, custom uniform orders and scheduling! WFA is guaranteed to provide the best adult sports experience ever.  


At WFA, our mission is to strengthen company culture through sports by investing in the lifelong success of Employee-Athletes.  We do this by ensuring  safe, structured, authentic sports environments that promote teamwork,

Feb 26, 201901:15:33
#18 Going Right | Logan Gelbrich

#18 Going Right | Logan Gelbrich

In today’s episode of The Freestyle Way Podcast Carl Paoli sits down with his friend and fellow Coach Logan Gelbrich - Founder and Owner of Deuce Gym.

Logan is no ordinary founder or former athlete. Logan is a thought leader who is obsessed with the idea of pursuing one’s peak expression even knowing that the chances of achieving said expression are slim to none. It is in knowing that the outcome of our efforts is out of our control where Logan thrives and zeros his focus in on becoming process oriented, exercising extreme vulnerability, and taking full ownership of one’s performance. Logan believes that in order to be able to pursue said standard of living, one must be willing to live in a constant state self development and hold oneself accountable to it by creating a structures and safe environments to do so. 

In this conversation Carl and Logan do a deep dive into the principles behind his book Going Right, a term Gelbrich has coined as A LOGICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR PURSUING YOUR DREAMS and to show people how they may be choosing a disadvantaged position for growth and how one can change that. Logan’s principle of focusing on what one can control has led him and his team to develop a trusting and willing mindset open to change and evolve through operating at the edges of their abilities while constantly receiving feedback that whether negative or positive helps the individual and group course correct as needed.

Logan’s ability to cut through the hype is what has allowed him in his former goal of playing Major League Baseball to learn and create qualities in his character that has made him fit to do whatever he chooses in life. He knows in his heart that he has the ability to take on anything he sets his mind to and has proven this with the ongoing success of his organization Deuce and the individuals who belong to it.

After you listen to this conversation you will learn how holding the standard on relentlessly pursuing one’s peak expression and Going Right will inevitably result in not only a meaningful and deep body of work but also in a joyful experience.

Feb 19, 201901:46:16
#17 AMRAP Mentality | Jason Khalipa

#17 AMRAP Mentality | Jason Khalipa

In today’s episode Carl sits down with Jason Khalipa - The CrossFit Games champion and the Founder and Owner of NCFit.

Jason shares how he started his athletic career by riding BMX and later transitioning into Football where he found Strength & Conditioning and a love for Fitness as he worked the front desk at a local gym. It was through fitness where he started practicing CrossFit which led Jason to taking the tile of the Fittest Man On Earth by winning the 2008 CrossFit Games. While pursuing his career as a professional athlete, Jason decided to simultaneously take his job in the fitness industry to the next level by opening his own gym. A gym that has now grown to over 20 locations around the world.

As Jason juggled being a professional athlete and operating a rapidly growing business, a wrench was thrown into his life when his daughter was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia. It was at this moment when Fitness helped him navigate this scary period of time in his life, which he did through what he has now coined the AMRAP Mentality - A mindset in which one remains focused, shuts out the noise, commits to hard work, and ads a touch of competitive energy to achieve the desired results. In Jason’s case, the results he was looking for were to remain solution conscious, create a safe environment for his daughter to heal, while making sure that he stayed connected to his family and on top of helping his business thrive.

Jason has now written a book with the title As Many Reps As Possible and subtitled “ Succeeding in competition, business, and life by making the most of every single minute”, where Jason talks about how you too can develop the AMRAP Mentality which has allowed him to find freedom and success in his life.

Jason's book is now available on Amazon and where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support children and their families battling pediatric cancer.

Feb 12, 201953:19
#16 Running Free | Wavezilla

#16 Running Free | Wavezilla

In this episode Carl Paoli sits down with Darryl Stingley also known as Wavezilla.

Darryl Stingley represents a modern day breed of human beings that seem to possess supernatural powers when it comes to their ability to move. Although these individuals are rare, there are enough of them in the world that they no longer go unnoticed. I’m talking about freerunners- athletes that practice the art of Parkour, a discipline with roots in military escape and evasion tactics originating in France in the late ’80s. Fast forward thirty plus years and here we are, bearing witness to a self-regulated, fully functioning, interdependent community of athletes dedicated to the exploration of movement. Movement that is expressed through the navigation of the most fluid, effective, efficient, creative, and original fashion possible.

Darryl Stingley represents a modern day breed of human beings that seem to possess supernatural powers when it comes to their ability to move.

As in any community there are always those that stand out. The ones that break the rules. The ones that set new standards. The ones that are unafraid to showcase the fullest expression of themselves within their discipline and beyond. These character traits are the ones that define Darryl Stingley, aka Wavezilla.

Darryl is disciplined as a high performing athlete. His movement abilities (which resemble those of a comic book superhero) are rooted in a strong influence from hip-hop culture. Darryl’s burning desire to be the best version of himself, along with a vision to create the most inclusive platform for people around the world, makes him one of a kind.

In this episode of The Freestyle Way Darryl shares how he became a professional Freerunner, how he produces is head-scratching content for Social Media and Youtube, how he looks at business and making money, what his intention is to contribute to his community and the rest of the world through his craft.
Feb 05, 201901:15:21
#15 Self Love | Charlie Rocket

#15 Self Love | Charlie Rocket

In this episode of the podcast CarlPaoli sits down with Charlie Jabaley aka Charlie Rocket 🚀.

Charlie shares his inspiring transformation story where he went from being at the top of his game in the music business to finding himself overweight and diagnosed with a brain  tumor.

Charlie’s transition from the music industry to becoming an athlete has led Charlie to lose 125 lbs, complete 3 marathons and 1 Ironman, to reversing his brain tumor, and being featured in Nike’s Dream Crazy commercial in 2018.

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Jan 29, 201901:12:01
#14 My Life’s Mission | Diane Fu

#14 My Life’s Mission | Diane Fu

In this episode Carl sits down with his long time friend and fellow coach, Diane Fu.
Diane shares how it wasn't finding success in the fitness industry as a reference for olympic weightlifting that brought her a sense of fulfillment and purpose but rather in becoming a parent. Diane talks about how in the wake of ending her marriage with the woman who she had her daughter with helped her find clarity in her life's mission which is to be a student of relationships.
Diane shares what she has learned through the separation from her wife, how she navigates being a single parent, and ultimately how these life lessons are transferring into all other aspects of her life including her career as a coach in the Fitness industry.
Jan 22, 201901:13:17
#13 This is 40 | BBoy Wicket

#13 This is 40 | BBoy Wicket

In this episode Carl Paoli sits down with his long time friend Gabriel Jaochico aka BBoy Wicket. 

This open and vulnerable conversation between Carl and Wicket leads to Wicket talking about why he dropped out of High School, why he moved to Las Vegas at the age of 17, what it's like to perform on the big stages with artists like Usher, what his vulnerabilities have been in the Hip Hop scene, and ultimately what legacy Wicket intends to leave behind for the BBoy community.

Jan 16, 201901:19:56
#12 The Run Experience | Nate Helming

#12 The Run Experience | Nate Helming

In this episode I sit down with Nate Helming, my friend and Co-Founder of The Run Experience.

We discuss how Nate navigated his career in the pursuit of becoming a professional triathlete and later becoming a coach and co-founder of one of the top online resources for runners around the world. How learning how to breakdance took his coaching career to the next level and how fitness has shaped his philosophy not only in his running practice but also in building a team and growing his business.
Jan 09, 201959:35
#11 Skin In The Game | Daniel Severin Petersen

#11 Skin In The Game | Daniel Severin Petersen

In this episode I sit down with my friend and fellow coach Daniel Severin Petersen to talk about his journey from working a job that had him feeling incomplete to traveling the world teaching seminars, coaching recording artist Lukas Graham, and becoming the Director of Training for Freestyle.
Jan 02, 201901:02:17
#10 Thank you

#10 Thank you

Here are Carl's closing remarks for Season 1 of the Freestyle Way Podcast and what he intends to bring to the show going into Season 2.
Jun 16, 201814:49
#9 Performance Based Communication with Tom Reid.

#9 Performance Based Communication with Tom Reid.

In this episode Carl Paoli interviews his mentor, business advisor, and friend Tom Reid on the topic of communication through TASK - a tool designed for teaching others how to communicate effectively based on the principles of treating people with dignity and respect, assuming positive intent, identifying one's strengths, and keeping people empowered.
Jun 13, 201858:02
#8 Communication, Innovation, and Leadership

#8 Communication, Innovation, and Leadership

In this episode Carl Paoli shares a talk he gave at the Alive in Berlin event of 2014 about communication, innovation, and leadership through the language of movement.
Jun 06, 201847:53
#7 Transformation with Tony Dam

#7 Transformation with Tony Dam

In this episode Carl Paoli sits down with Tony Dam, Head Coach at Telegraph CrossFit to talk about the process of transformation.
May 31, 201852:07
#6 Maximizing Life

#6 Maximizing Life

In this episode Carl Paoli talks about his take on the concept of maximizing life and shares insights from an ABC Network interview with Michael Jordan, and talks from Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek, and Scott Geller.
May 24, 201815:33
#5 Meeting Resistance with Caroline Burckle

#5 Meeting Resistance with Caroline Burckle

In this episode professional swimmer and Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle discusses meeting and overcoming resistance.
May 17, 201811:13
#4 Freerunning with Wavezilla

#4 Freerunning with Wavezilla

In this Episode I talk to my friend Darryl Stingley aka Wavezilla about the art of freerunning, his influences, his process, and ultimately what makes him a high level performer.
May 10, 201810:18
#3 What is Freestyle?

#3 What is Freestyle?

In this episode I discuss how I crossed paths with the concept of Freestyle and how professional dancer Bboy Wicket and Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle relate to it.
May 04, 201809:00
#2 Being proud

#2 Being proud

In this episode Carl Paoli discusses The Be Proud Project.
May 03, 201807:34
#1 You teach people how to treat you.

#1 You teach people how to treat you.

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May 03, 201802:56