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People have asked me whether I miss being an instructor ever since I did my last bootcamp in March. My answer has remained a steadfast no — I rather like having my weekends to myself. Plus, I’m still getting phone-coaching requests and I have this blog, so I’m not going totally cold turkey. But I can’t exactly pat myself […]

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My coaching future

by GK on March 26, 2010

I’ve been trying to devise a good compromise between leaving coaching entirely and offering an alternative for guys in the post-Charisma Arts bootcamp era. And since a few of you have been curious, I came up with a plan that should work for now. As I’ve said, I’m not going into business on my own. (Don’t […]

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The final bootcamp

by GK on March 16, 2010

Consider the Spidey suit more or less thrown away now. At least my swan song was better than Tobey Maguire’s. After all the bootcamps I led in my 2 1/2 years with Charisma Arts, I had my final one last weekend in San Francisco (I’m still doing private instruction). I was almost hoping to have a rotten time, so it would make leaving […]

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Walking away from CA

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by GK on March 10, 2010 · 7 comments

Talk about going full circle. Three and a half years ago, I left a girlfriend I loved in the name of freedom. I wanted more experiences before I settled down, and I knew I would need those experiences if I were to fulfill a pipe dream I could no longer ignore — my dream of teaching men […]

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The end is nigh

by GK on March 7, 2010 · 8 comments

I’ll be delving more into this later, but it’s time to put on my journalist’s hat and report some news. My bootcamp in San Francisco this weekend, which sold out a few days ago, will be my last with Charisma Arts, and possibly my last ever. If you haven’t heard the scuttlebutt, Wayne Elise has […]

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On being a man

by GK on November 13, 2009 · 6 comments

I was thinking of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies, “The Godfather,” and how it relates to what I’m teaching. No, not the line about leaving the gun and taking the canoli, though this is sound advice in general. It’s early in the first “Godfather,” when the Don’s godson complains about a movie role he might not get […]

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What is GK’s game like?

by GK on November 10, 2009

An e-mail I received from overseas during my recent hiatus reminded me of a post I’d been meaning to make — to explain my “game,” so to speak. It goes like this:  “I know you don’t use relating too much. but do you use the open-ended-question vacuum  reward ( relate )? I would be glad if you can say how […]

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GK lives (plus a couple of reviews)

by GK on November 9, 2009 · 2 comments

Before I go on, I want to deny some rumors that have surfaced during my long blogging drought: I was not kidnapped by aliens, brainwashed by a cult that worships Transformers or laying in a chocolate-induced coma. I’ve simply been busy with some things. But last week I finally finished my screenplay (the first draft, […]

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