Glen ‘Doc’ Murdoch is a successful entrepreneur, coach and author of multiple books on leadership, coaching and personal development. He has trained, mentored and coached thousands of people around the world and inspires many with his enthusiasm and positivity. However, it hasn’t always been this way.
After experiencing abuse as a child, Glen struggled with mental health problems including anorexia, bulimia and depression for over thirty years of his life.
He eventually managed to turn things around using techniques he learned from NLP and other personal development training.
In this interview, Glen gives us a raw and honest account of his thirty-year battle with bulimia and explains the exact three tactics he used to defeat it.
He also provides some insightful thoughts on parenting and the importance of having a balanced approach to fatherhood.
This is an inspiring story with some powerful lessons to be learned.
Glen ‘Doc’ Murdoch is one of Australia’s leading personal development trainers and a former “Teacher Of The Year” winner. He is the Founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College.
He has been working in the training industry for over twenty years and has written five books on Leadership, Business Coaching, Life Coaching and Personal Development. He has created Internationally accredited Coaching programs in these areas and has delivered training to thousands of students all around the world.
As a successful entrepreneur, Glen has founded multiple businesses, including the Life Coaching College which now has four locations across Australia and provides over 300 hours of live training every year in subjects such as NLP, leadership, business, coaching and marketing.
Glen lives with his wife and two children in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He is a self-confessed cricket tragic who still plays and coaches at Parkdale Cricket Club, where he grew up playing cricket as a youngster.
As a mentor, coach and teacher Glen has inspired and influenced thousands of people from around the world.
But it hasn’t always been easy for Glen. He spent the first thirty years of his life struggling with mental health issues including anorexia and bulimia. He experienced abuse as a child and periods of homelessness as a young man.
He has survived multiple suicide attempts to eventually turn his life around through personal development work and addressing his self-talk. These are the same tools he helps coach other people on today.
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What you’ll learn
- Glen’s abuse as a child
- How he found peace with his dad on his father’s deathbed
- His battles with homelessness, depression and multiple suicide attempts
- A 30-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia
- The important role the Cricket Club has played in Glen’s life
- Studying Sports Psychology and learning about NLP
- The three tools that allowed Glen to turn his life around in a matter of weeks.
- “Above the line, below the line” to take responsibility.
- The Rubber Band technique to change negative self-talk
- “It’s all made up” – to change the way you think about the world.
- The three distinct roles of a dad: coach, mentor and teacher
- Why many dads struggle with “daddy guilt”
- The importance of having a passion and balance in your life as a dad.
Quotes by Glen Murdoch
“The Cricket Club for me was my wonderful dysfunctional family as a kid.”
“Men are really good at putting on a mask. I was. I wore that mask brilliantly. But I want to take the mask off”.
“Research tells us we have over 50,000 thoughts in a day, for a long time in my life all 50,000 of those thoughts were terrible. Things you wouldn’t say about your worst enemy.”
“I believe the second we take responsibility for our life, that is the second we can change it, but not until then.”
“The game of life is played in our mind and we have total control of it”
“You are always teaching and you are teaching by example”
“You’re a better parent if you’re a balanced parent”
“You are 100% responsible for everything in your life, but none of it is your fault”.