Episodes
In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes musician and social media influencer Andrea Russett to the studio with him and Tony Directs for an intimate conversation about reconnecting to life. Andrea opens up about being vulnerable online, jealousy and comparison, being attracted to both men and women, addiction, mental health, and the tendency to close herself off from others. Coach Mike coaches Andrea and Tony and uses targeted exercises to help them move forward and reconnect...
Published 07/22/21
In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes electronic artist, violinist, entertainer, and social media sensation Lindsey Stirling to the studio to join him and Tony Directs for a candid conversation about the struggle to stay relevant. Lindsey opens up about the humiliation she felt when she was kicked off of America’s Got Talent, the journey she’s had with her eating disorder, reframing disappointment, reinventing yourself, and what it takes to stay relevant in today’s...
Published 07/15/21
In this episode of “Always Evolving,” Coach Mike, Tony Directs, and Samson, program manager at CAST Centers, explore the question of why so many people feel the need to drink and use drugs when they celebrate. The three talk candidly about why people are afraid to show up as themselves, self-medicating social anxiety, how to have fun sober, finding your purpose when socializing, being comfortable in your own skin, how to set boundaries with strangers who are intoxicated, and how Coach Mike...
Published 07/08/21
In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes MMA world champion, Ian McCall, to join him and Tony Directs in the studio to explore the question of whether or not this new trend of taking Ayahuasca is something we should all be considering. Ian talks openly about his traumatic past- his mother leaving, his drug and sex addiction, his violent history- and how the taking of psychedelics has changed his life. Coach Mike and Tony are fascinated by Ian’s wild story and explore their own...
Published 06/24/21
In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike welcomes mental strength trainer and author of the bestselling book “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” Amy Morin and social media influencer and TikTok sensation Davante Wilson to the studio to join him and content creator Tony Directs. The four talks openly about their own struggles with mental toughness, how they hold themselves back, and Coach Mike does what he does best- asks the hard questions and provides insights so his guests and...
Published 06/10/21
Welcome to the studio for this wild and unpredictable episode of Always Evolving. Coach Mike welcomes his friend, musician, and singer of the hit song Her, Jordan McGraw and has his resident DJ, vocal arranger, and performer Box of Beats spinning throughout the show. As always Mike’s videographer and content creator, Tony Directs is in the studio keeping it real and asking the tough questions. The four share openly about music, how they got into it, whether they ever questioned their choice...
Published 05/27/21
You won’t want to miss this very personal episode of Always Evolving in which Coach Mike Bayer celebrates 19-years sober. Coach Mike shares his story of addiction and recovery in a way he has never done so before. He invites his divorced parents, Aina and Ron, who have only spoken to one another twice in 20 years, to join him in a conversation that he feels is long overdue. Coach Mike explains that he has never talked openly about his addiction with both of his parents and having a radically...
Published 05/12/21
In this fascinating episode of "Always Evolving" Coach Mike talks with Heidi and Marc, the wonderful parents of two of the most famous TikTok teens on Earth, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio. They discuss the unexpected and exciting rise to stardom of their daughters and the profound changes in their lives, how they adapt to the changes and opportunities, keep their feet on the ground, keep their family together, and navigate the sometimes toxic and cruel world of social media without losing the joy...
Published 04/15/21
In this fascinating episode of “Always Evolving” Coach Mike helps his dear friend Tony Direct evolve right before our very ears, moving from uncertainty about his career prospects to engaged and in control of where he’s going. Coach Mike takes him through steps to identify exactly what he intends to do about moving things forward and make a critical life decision that will change his future. Listen in and get inspired to make real, honest decisions that will have the most impact on your life...
Published 04/06/21
Master of Money, best-selling author and powerful, inspiring educator Rachel Cruze makes this exciting episode of "Always Evolving With Coach Mike" a download necessity! Mike and Rachel talk about growing up money as the heir apparent to the Ramsey Money Empire, finding her inner money voice, realizing her earning potential, real financial security, money common sense, how to have fun investing the boring way, real estate as the ultimate investment, the future of currency, being owned by your...
Published 03/16/21
You have less than eight seconds to get someone’s attention. Would you like to learn how to connect to people from the man who trained the biggest recording artists on planet Earth? Listen in to Coach Mike and famed vocal coach Roger Love discuss thirty years worth of techniques and insights used to develop the world’s A-list talent. Roger teaches emotion is the key to effective communication and reveals how to put feeling back into the conversation. He provides tips on how to sound happy...
Published 03/11/21
In this episode of Always Evolving, Coach Mike talks with videographer and content creator Tony Directs about the often-misunderstood law of attraction. Listen in as Coach Mike takes Tony through a live exercise to help him better visualize his goals and authentically align his aspirations.  Feeling stuck and unsure of how to make a change in your life? Wondering what guiding principles you should use to set realistic yet fulfilling goals? Tune in as Coach Mike and Tony explore the insights...
Published 03/04/21
In this special episode Coach Mike sets aside time to talk with his listeners in hopes of building a deeper connection and a stronger relationship. He shares his personal thoughts and feelings about where he wants the show to go and the kinds of experiences he wants his listeners to have, and he invites all of you to email or text him with feedback. Let him know what you would love to see happen! Together, "Always Evolving With Coach Mike" can evolve into the very best podcast it can be. Mike...
Published 02/24/21
Dr. Sander van der Linden and Coach Mike dive into the phenomena of influence, persuasion, manipulation and people's resistance to new ideas. Dr. van der Linden is dedicated to understanding how and when people allow themselves to be influenced and persuaded, how they resist being influenced, and when people are most vulnerable to deception.  Some fans believe things that are untrue about the celebrities they love, even when confronted with evidence to the contrary, in part because the brain...
Published 02/16/21
Are you fascinated by human behavior? Do you wonder what makes others tick? Would you like to communicate more effectively? Gretchen Rubin, the five-time New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker joins Coach Mike to share insights into The Four Tendencies that impact social interactions.  According to Gretchen, there are two kinds of expectations—outer expectations, to meet work deadlines or answer a request from a friend, for example, and inner expectations: to keep a New...
Published 02/02/21
At twenty years old Shawn Stevenson was diagnosed with a degenerative disc and bone disease his doctors said could not be helped. He accepted his diagnosis until his grandmother convinced him he had to fight for his future. Inspired, he decided to learn everything there is to know about human health, and what he discovered about food changed his life. Today Shawn is author of the USA Today National bestselling book Eat Smarter and the international bestseller Sleep Smarter. In this vital...
Published 01/26/21
In this inspiring episode Coach Mike talks to motivational speaker, author and former Congressman Les Brown about how to build confidence and re-connect to oneself and others in the most powerful way possible. Les Brown is a treasure trove of experience, strength and wisdom, and an expert storyteller who will leave you re-energized, revitalized and ready to get things done! Les Brown's approach to successful living is simple: get rid of the negative and build on the positive. He'll help you...
Published 01/19/21
Do you feel stuck? Is the next step confusing? The future can be hard to see for even the most accomplished people. Brooke Sheldon was a successful events planner and former chief of staff to First Lady Barbara Bush and to several heads of Fortune 500 companies, but now feels frozen, stuck and out of balance. Coach Mike digs deep into ways she can find new inspiration, build her business and add personal fulfillment to her impressive resume. In 2003 Brooke established Lilybrooke Events, a...
Published 01/12/21
Now is the time for you to take self-care to the ultimate level. Coach Mike and JJ explain that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. They also discuss the reality that your body is a chemistry lab and help you identify trigger foods that knock your body’s chemistry out of balance. JJ then reveals the simple decision she made that had a profound impact in her life. JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. She is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin...
Published 01/05/21
Eureka O'Hara, star of  RuPaul's Drag Race: Live in Las Vegas and HBO's We're Here, takes over Always Evolving and puts Coach Mike in the hot seat to answer the tough questions! In this very special episode, we get an exclusive inside look into Coach Mike's new book One Decision: The First Step To A Better Life. Eureka and Mike travel to the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and give you a chance to meet your personal Boogeyman. Just like in Mike's book,...
Published 12/29/20
Have you ever wondered what to do with online dating when nothing seems to work? Debbie has been frustrated with online dating and doesn't know what to do next, considering giving up altogether. Coach Mike steps in and helps her find the right direction and see her life with fresh eyes and find new inspiration. Debbie leaves her session feeling hopeful and excited. Have you ever wondered how much a person can take? On top of being a single mom, Rochelle is recovering from a second bout of...
Published 12/15/20
Have you ever had the feeling your passion is slipping through your fingers? In this episode of "Always Evolving" Coach Mike helps Rachel re-discover the fire and confidence that drove her to write a novel and use it to publish her incredible work. He also gives Dwain, who has been stuck in a lifeless rut for years, the tools to find what killed his motivation and re-ignite his love for acting and directing. These inspirational stories offer hope and direction and a chance to re-invigorate...
Published 12/08/20
On this episode of Always Evolving Coach Mike Bayer uses his brilliant One Decision techniques to help three people, Sally, Greg, and Rachel, change their lives forever. Hear them guided through the process of ensuring their decisions are coming from their true selves, the goal of One Decision. Coach Mike helps them understand the trajectory is theirs, provides them with a road map, and describes ways they can get lost along the way.  You’ll hear how Sally moves on from living with her ex and...
Published 12/01/20
Coach Mike talks to billionaire entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu on how he overcame mental and emotional stagnation to build an empire from scratch by training himself to love doing all the hard things in life and to enjoy the process of learning from failure. His goal is to rebuild our post-Covid-19 culture and economy on ideas and ways of living that help people overcome mental restrictions and succeed at finding happiness and self-trust. Tom Bilyeu is an innovative leader in the mindset and...
Published 11/17/20
In this episode Coach Mike talks to the legendary Dr. Drew about career longevity and success, how to handle professional criticism, long term relationships and the problems of practicing medicine on television without compromising for the sake of ratings.    They also discuss "The Wild West" of Life Coaching and what pitfalls and traps to look out for when seeking help from a coach. Most importantly they share information on how to handle one's mental health during this ongoing, seemingly...
Published 11/10/20