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The Lesley Strachan Show

The Lesley Strachan Show

By Lesley Strachan

These podcasts are designed to help you find your direction in life with coaching programs that are proven to work. It's not always easy to find your direction, which leaves you feeling stuck and frustrated. But I believe that everyone deserves to know where they want to be and how to get there.

I've been there, so I understand what it's like to lose your way. That's why I've taught hundreds of people, of all ages from 14 upwards, the techniques needed to discover their roadmap to success. Now you can stop living without direction and instead find a fulfilled and happy life with purpose.

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Episode 14 - The challenges of wearing too many hats as an entrepreneur

The Lesley Strachan ShowJul 26, 2022

Episode 21 - How to free up time for yourself in 2023

Episode 21 - How to free up time for yourself in 2023

Mar 01, 202300:47
Episode 20 - Create your very own vision board

Episode 20 - Create your very own vision board

How to create your very own vision board that works

How often do you “see” your big vision? Or maybe you don't have a vision yet?

I’m talking about your ideal #vision for the life you most want to live – the physical trappings (your dream home & car, the clothes you want to   wear) – as well as how you want to spend your time and how you want to FEEL each day as you live your life and do the work you do.

If you don’t “see” this vision in your mind on a regular basis, it’s going to be difficult for you to ensure that your daily actions move you closer to making that vision a reality.

The good news is, there is a simple tool that you can use to that helps you see your vision every day and keep it top of mind so you can make sure you’re moving in the direction of your goals.

Keeping your vision at the   top of your mind

Today I’m going to tell you how to create your own vision board that works…

We all have areas in our life when #lifecoaching can help.

Whether it be your #finances, ##job or #career, how you spend your free time, your #health, #relationships with other people, your own   #personaldevelopment or giving back in your #community.

Some of my vision board looks crazy at the moment and a lot of it has come true.

Dream big and create moments where you can move forward because you only live once!

Visualise what you want right now...

Take a minute now, close your eyes and let your mind give you images of what your ideal would look like if you could have exactly what you wanted.

How much happier do you feel knowing what's possible?

Not sure what to do about it next?

Whatever is on your mind that you'd like to sort, fear not, I have a gift for you.

Your Life Coaching Club is waiting for you

My #coaching club 6-week course is launching again Tuesday 31st January 2023 (I've had 77 people take part so far).

Up until 15th Jan you can get 50% with checkout code LCC when you sign up.

Check out the course here 

Happy holidays everyone

I wish you a very peaceful holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

Here's to your success in 2023.

Best Wishes


Dec 06, 202203:53
Episode 18 - How to overcome obstacles in your life with Tamar Zion

Episode 18 - How to overcome obstacles in your life with Tamar Zion

Today I am so happy to be chatting with Tamar who is a committed motivation to transformation mindset life coach. She helps clients tap into their true purpose, discover, and acknowledge themselves and helps them to overcome the obstacles keeping them from living a truly fulfilled life.

She was born and raised in Israel, served in the Israel Defence Forces, then moved to Florida in 1993.

She’s worked in different industries including real estate, investment, and health & fitness to name just a few. Tamar is a Jack Canfield Certified coach in The Success Principles and coaches all over the world.

Today we’re going to chatting about Success Principle 1 and how Tamar uses this principle to overcome obstacles that get in her way. Enjoy….

Nov 30, 202239:01
Episode 19 - A fun way to get teenagers to go after what they want

Episode 19 - A fun way to get teenagers to go after what they want

If you want something in life you have to do something proactive. This is a fun exercise we do with teenagers to make the point. The point was that if they wanted the money on offer they actually had to do something - get up and go for it instead of waiting for things to drop into their lap. The result is always the same unless they've done this fun exercise before.

Nov 04, 202200:43
Episode 17 - Are you REALLY taking 100% responsibility for your own life?

Episode 17 - Are you REALLY taking 100% responsibility for your own life?

Are you REALLY taking 100% responsibility for your own life?

Success Principle #1 is the core principle on which everything else is based and in our work as Jack Canfield trainers it is always introduced first.

It is designed to get people out of blaming and complaining and into consciously creating the life they desire.

This can only happen if they are willing to take 100% responsibility for their results.

It is essential to master this piece because everything that follows is designed based on this Principle.

This exercise creates an awareness for people to see where you are not taking 100% responsibility, and it will show you how you can take more responsibility in all areas of your life.

There's also a brilliant story at the end of the podcast to inspire you.

Nov 03, 202206:21
Episode 16 - How to deal with feeling overwhelmed.

Episode 16 - How to deal with feeling overwhelmed.

The good news is that overwhelm CAN be dealt with.

It begins with a focus on taking one small thing at a time and believing your efforts will be worth it...listen in to hear more.

Oct 21, 202206:31
Episode 15 - How to turn adversity into something positive
Aug 03, 202238:39
Episode 14 - The challenges of wearing too many hats as an entrepreneur

Episode 14 - The challenges of wearing too many hats as an entrepreneur

Doris Valade founded, grew and then sold her food manufacturing company after 35 years. During that time, she was active on many food industry boards, and was included on the list of Profit magazine’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs from 1999-2005 and again in 2016.

Today, Doris keeps busy supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners through the day to day challenges of running their business and trying to stay sane. She loves to share her business experiences and life lessons knowing how tough it is to run your own business.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often have the challenge of wearing too many hats along with limited finances and time to do everything. So, Doris gives business support to entrepreneurs and small business owners by helping them to set goals and then breaking down the big goal into smaller chunks.

As a Jack Canfield Certified Trainer in The Success Principles she also uses mind minding to create a picture of the big goals and the steps needed to achieve them.

Find out more by listening to the great advice Doris offers to her clients and then try the tools to create your own big goals.

Jul 26, 202230:58
Episode 13 - Coaching heart patients to design their own lifestyle behaviours

Episode 13 - Coaching heart patients to design their own lifestyle behaviours

Dr Robert Kelly is a Consultant Cardiologist and Lifestyle Medicine Doctor. Thought Leader. Author. Health Habits Coach.

His purpose in life is to impact the heart health of at least 1 million people around the world through Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine education, intervention and by empowering and coaching health behaviour changes.

Robert is an internationally trained, published, and board-certified private practice physician. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Senior Lecturer in Lifestyle Medicine, and Positive Psychology. Robert lectures in healthcare and leadership education around lifestyle medicine and human health plus performance.

Roberts is also a Certified Tiny Habits Coach and behaviour designer and helps patients to design lifestyle behaviours that improve their heart health.

He treats patients of all ages who are concerned about their heart health, their symptoms of chest pain, breathlessness, heart beats racing, dizziness; a family member or friend may have died suddenly or had a stroke or heart attack; they are newly diagnosed with blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, long Covid illness. The real problem is lifestyle – stress, poor sleep, unhealthy eating, smoking, too much alcohol and not exercising.

Roberts assesses their physical heart health, investigates, and treats them, several with stents. Then he address their lifestyle and emotional health issues to manage and, in some cases, reverse their heart problems. 

He teaches patients how to design simple, easy to do and successful ways of permanently changing their health behaviours. Robert also supports and coaches them through their health journeys.

Robert also helps people including healthcare staff and corporate employee who find they are stuck in life, on a non-stop treadmill of work – sleep – work -sleep every day and are unable to stop the treadmill, pause and see what is happening to them, let alone do something about it. Many of these people are also patients.

His expertise as an Interventional Cardiologist made Robert realise that while stents do mend the heart, they do not fix the reason why the stents were needed. He became a board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching in last 5 years, which has been a game changer in helping people to change their habits, and transform their health with simple, small changes in their daily lives.

Dr Kelly has been influenced by many performance coaches, including Jack Canfield. He is on his Train the Trainer Program and have attended his Breakthrough to Success program. Robert has also used his Success Principles throughout his life and work.

He likes to keep things simple, as most people understand that. Jack talks about E+R = O. In my Cardiology practice, how patients respond to their personal circumstances, health, life, the world determines their risk of developing heart disease. Empowering patients and helping them to respond positively determines successful health behaviour change, and lifelong happiness and success.

Robert has helped patients to take small steps and change health behaviours one day at a time. He has educated them about being responsible and taking ownership for their health choices and consequences. He's had 100% success in all the programs in terms of giving people self-awareness, applying behaviour changes for better self-care. Their success has reinforced his efforts to make a greater impact on heart health around the world, starting with his own self-care and that of his clients and patients.

Enjoy the conversation with us, listen now.

Jun 29, 202238:34
Episode 12 - Success Principle #3 - Decide what you want

Episode 12 - Success Principle #3 - Decide what you want

Maria Elena is a lecturer at the University of Duisburg Essen and the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, both in Germany. 

She also runs online Success Principles workshops for women all over the world which focus on helping people find out what it is that they really want. 

She is a contributing author to The Book on Joy, which was released last year and is available now on Amazon.

In this episode Maria Elena tells us how she works with women who have comfortable lives and are looking to going from a good life to a great life but are having trouble defining what they want.

Success Principle #3 - "Decide what you want" tells us that you have to decide what you want to do, be, and have. What do you want to accomplish? 

What do you want to experience? 

And what possessions do you want to acquire? 

In the journey from where you are to where you want to be, you

have to decide where you want to be. In other words, what does success look like to you?

If you'd like to find out what you want explore my courses here 

Enjoy the podcast my lovely listeners.

Jun 09, 202237:02
Episode 11 - Helping busy women (especially mothers) to unleash the power of goal setting

Episode 11 - Helping busy women (especially mothers) to unleash the power of goal setting

This episode is with the amazing Shannon Maitland the CEO of ProblemSolvingPlus which is a coaching and consultancy organisation based in the US.

Shannon is also the author of A Busy Woman’s Breakthrough: A straightforward guide to taking back your time and easing your stress.

Our heroes in this episode are busy women, especially mothers who face multiple demands for their time, making it difficult to prioritize and manage time wisely. 

Shannon tells us all how to identify our breakthrough goals and then take action on them.

The Success Principles have a tendency to change people's lives and enable busy women to lead empowered lives instead of reactive one's.

Listen to some of the amazing stories right here, right now.

Love Lesley

May 16, 202229:08
Episode 10 - Top tips to refresh your life

Episode 10 - Top tips to refresh your life

Does your life feel over-complicated? 

Then it’s probably impacting your life in more ways than you realise.

And maybe you aren’t sure what to do next…

Today I’m going to introduce you to Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.

And that is what these life coaching tips are about…designing and creating the life you want to live (both professionally and personally).

Let me tell you why I am so passionate about The Success Principles.

“As a result of losing my way in life several times I took Jack’s Breakthrough to Success Training several years ago and then became a Certified Trainer.”

I have since taught these principles to hundreds of people, written a book, quit a job I hated and started my own business.

Over the next series of emails I’ll be teaching you a “system of success” that always works when you always work the system.

It is like knowing the combination to a lock.

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, what gender you are, what your background or culture is, whether or not you graduated college or university, have a high IQ or a low IQ; if you know the combination to the lock, the lock has to open.

The problem is that some of you are missing some of the numbers or you have the numbers in the wrong order.

If you don’t have the right combination in the right order, it doesn’t matter how hard you work, the lock won’t open.

That’s where The Success Principles will help you.

Welcome to this series of life coaching tips because I know you can find direction in life with coaching programs that are proven to work.

The   Success Principles course

As more people experience the power of The Success Principles and my courses get   bigger and bigger the next series are a little different.

I know your time is limited so instead of set course dates my next course is ready when   you are – you can start any time you like.

Don’t miss it!

Register now -

Apr 12, 202203:32
Episode 9 - How do you see yourself?

Episode 9 - How do you see yourself?

Mar 27, 202202:01
Episode 8 - What is a life coach for teens

Episode 8 - What is a life coach for teens

What is a life coach?

I always get asked this question and there are several definitions of what a life coach is. So, the best advice I can offer you is to do some research of your own wherever you live because we’re all different. The first thing to do is to identify what you want help with, and then look for a life coach.

My passion as a life coach is to find out what you want in life, even if you don’t know right now. Then I guide you towards the right tools and techniques that are relevant to you. When you have them you will be able to find your direction in life. Adults and teenagers have similar problems and today’s blog discusses life coaching for teenagers.

One of the biggest areas of concerns for me are teenagers. As someone who works with teenagers extensively in the UK education sector, I am dismayed at the lack of interest in life coaching for teens. There is a clear focus on academic achievement at the expense of a holistic appreciation of the individual students.

Just think if every teenager had a life coach, they could coach them to create the life they want to live. The concept of teenagers finding their identity and therefore able to make great decisions about their future is critical to engage students more in their learning.

Life coaching for teens. Life coaching for teens works and I can prove. It transforms teenagers lives and moves them from living a life without direction to being in control of their life. Once teens have a clear identity and direction in life, they are able to choose the next stage of their education with greater clarity. This leads to them engaging more with their learning because it has a purpose.

Did you know that over 70% of the teenagers I work with find it difficult to find their direction in life without guidance? It makes teens feel unheard, stuck, and frustrated.

As a life coach I think it’s100% wrong that young people should be burdened with those feelings. I strongly believe that each and everyone deserves to know where they’re going and how to get there. I was lucky in that I knew from the age of 7 what I wanted to do. I also know that along the way I’ve lost my way at times. So, I understand what it’s like.

What are The Success Principles?

The tools and techniques I use in my life coaching courses in the UK is called The Success Principles. Everyone wants to be successful—and today’s youth are no exception. The Success Principles for Teens is a roadmap for every young person. It doesn’t matter if the goal is to become a better student or athlete, start a business, make millions of pounds, or simply find guidance and direction, the principles in this book always work, if you work the principles.

The Success Principles for Teens includes 20 of the most important success strategies used by thousands of exceptional young people throughout history. With the right tools and techniques, anyone can be successful. This book will give teens the courage and the heart to get started and get ahead.

Reading the book is a great place to start for teenagers. What is even more powerful is group life coaching for teens by a qualified life coach like me. I trained as a life coach with Jack Canfield and became a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer. Educators can book either book me for face-to-face or on-line life coaching programs. I’m qualified in both types of program. To find out more about some of the organisations I’ve worked for click here If you’re a parent or carer of a teenager, why not ask your school or college to start up one of my programs?

Dec 17, 202104:46
Episode 7 - How to avoid negative thoughts and beliefs

Episode 7 - How to avoid negative thoughts and beliefs

Whether you’re embarking on a journey to achieve a big goal or simply wanting to change a small thing in your life the first step you take into action is always the most challenging.

That’s because it’s hard to move beyond your comfort zone! Especially when you’re stepping into unknown territory and aren’t 100% certain of the path that lies ahead.

But it’s only through taking intentional action that you will ever be able to grow as a person and achieve something incredible with your life. And the results of taking action are always worth it.

That’s why today I’d like to invite you to one of my FREE monthly life coaching workshops.

Every month I will cover a different topic and this month's topic is:

Successful Principle #1: How to avoid negative thoughts and beliefs"

Sep 28, 202114:34
Episode 6 - Let's talk about commitment!

Episode 6 - Let's talk about commitment!

Hi, I'm Lesley Strachan

Today, let's talk about commitment!

I’m talking about your willingness to give 100 percent of yourself to accomplishing a specific goal.

When you think about the dreams you want to achieve in life – the person you want to be, the values you want to uphold, the experiences you want to have – how committed are you to making those dreams come true?

Your answer to that question will determine your level of success in life.

Because total, unyielding commitment is the only guaranteed path to manifesting your dreams. The only thing separating the people who achieve their goals from those who don’t is that the achievers never give up.

That’s why today I’d like to share one of my most powerful success principles that will help you cultivate the kind of commitment you need to achieve any goal you can imagine.

Keep listening to discover what it is…

If you commit anything less than 100% of yourself to a goal, you make it SO MUCH harder for yourself to achieve that goal! Here’s why 100% commitment is always the way to go.

What are YOU committed to achieving?

This week I encourage you to spend some time thinking about the goals you dream of achieving in your life.

During August I am committed to losing all my lockdown weight - around 10 lbs worth which seriously has to go so I can get into more of my clothes.

I've starting using my Samsung Health app on my phone to log everything I do so there's no shying away from 'reality'

Then ask yourself: Exactly HOW committed am I to achieving these things?

If your answer is anything less than 100% – and those goals are important to you – NOW is the time to make them your top priority and commit yourself completely to achieving them.

Ask yourself: What’s stopping you from giving yourself fully to your dreams?

Then do whatever you can to overcome that obstacle and free your attention and energy to focus on your goals.

Because when you stop waffling and focus yourself fully on your dreams, you will be amazed at how much easier it will be for you to make them a reality!

With love


P.S. I am super excited to announce the launch of my affordable fortnightly coaching club in September. Find out more here.

Lesley Strachan Coaching

“Everyone can find direction if life”

UK leader in Coaching “The Success Principles™

Award winning trainer| life & career coach| author| speaker

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email:

Web | Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn |YouTube |Podcast |Instagram

Lesley is the author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Available on Amazon or watch a mini webinar which explains what the book is about.

Aug 02, 202103:47
Episode 5 - Take 100% responsibility for your life.

Episode 5 - Take 100% responsibility for your life.

If you’re excited to know more about The Success Principles and how they can positively impact your life join our mailing list by going to Lesley Strachan Coaching & Training to find out how you can get involved.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

Helping you to find the life you will LOVE!

UK leader in Coaching “The Success Principles™

Award winning trainer| life & career coach| author| speaker

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email:

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube|Podcast|Instagram

Mar 26, 202113:35
Episode 4 - Why all teens should have a life coach
Nov 24, 202005:56
Episode 3 - How to get want you want

Episode 3 - How to get want you want

Hi, I wanted to hop on today to say thank you for listening to episode 2 called “What do you want” In this episode I’m going to talk about how to get what you want and put it into practice – yay!

But here’s the thing FIRST you have to take 100% responsibility for your life. You must stop blaming and complaining about everything and everybody else so that you can consciously create the life you want.

To achieve complete and full self-esteem we have to take full responsibility for our lives, for both our internal and external experiences. Often, we fall into the trap of blaming other people for how we feel and for what happens to us. We become distracted by looking for the solutions to our problems outside of ourselves. It is much more profitable, however, to look inside ourselves, to see how we are creating what we are experiencing through our thoughts, images and behaviours. Taking the position that we are responsible for our responses to the world gives us more power.

So, I hear you thinking “Well that’s never me”. You know what it is YOU. What you’re not prepared to face is that you need to change because you can’t change other people or situations. So, here’s the thing are you ready and willing to change? The formula we’re going to work with is called E + R = 0. E stands for all the events in our lives. R stands for our response to those events and O stands for the outcomes we experience.

I find this hard sometimes and must work hard on myself. Here’s an example: EVENT I recently wanted to change my car and the whole process from start to finish was hideous. I was getting really wound up and angry about the whole process RESPONSE. The OUTCOME could have been that I shouted and became negative when in fact I really wanted the car. BUT the problem was the dealerships IT systems, lack of training of sales people and a lack of customer focus. This wasn’t under my control, so I thought why am I getting wound up about it. If I changed my response to one of helping them get through their problems, I will get my car quicker so that’s what I did.

I’ve been right where you are right now and yet I have achieved more than I ever thought possible using this formula. I’m now a Jack Canfield certified trainer in the Success Principles and I’ve used my decades of experience curated it into a short course specifically designed for YOU to help you to create the life and career you never thought possible. Check my courses by searching for

With love


Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

Helping you to find the life you will LOVE!

UK leader in Coaching “The Success Principles™

Award winning trainer| life & career coach| author| speaker

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email:

Web |Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube

Lesley is the author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Available on Amazon or watch a mini webinar which explains what the book is about.

Oct 29, 202004:21
Episode 2 – What do you want?
Sep 03, 202003:58
Episode 1 - Welcome

Episode 1 - Welcome

Hi, I wanted to hop on quickly to welcome you to the Lesley Strachan Show

During my episodes I’m going to be talking about how to get the life and career you will LOVE LOVE LOVE

In the next podcast I’m going to be guiding you through the first steps, so hop on in and join me next time.

With love Lesley

Aug 14, 202003:36