"Death Wish…could not put it down until the very last drop.

A eulogy to be sung at ego’s funeral. GOD, Good Ole Death.

'Wanting to thrive, to flourish, to expand upward and outward in a joyful spiral of release is evolutionary.'
Your book will help to evolve our species.

My soul is vibrating, and for that I thank you.

I am already giving your ode to the glorious life to friends, with the echo of my laughter and tears."

                                                  --- Dicken Bettinger


Death Wish:
The Path through Addiction to a Glorious Life

is now available on Amazon


Death Wish dives into addiction, death and suicide. Steve Chandler tells stories he has never told and tells the truth he's hidden inside himself. Chandler shares his own experience, strength and hope with those who are still confused and depressed by these forces.

This really is about a true death wish. And. . . how to have that wish disappear.




Advanced Client Systems 2017 / 2018

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     The Advanced Client Systems program is the radically strengthened and upgraded version of the Coaching Prosperity School that has so many famous grads and has been training coaches in building prosperous practices since 2007.
     It includes and transcends all the teachings and principles of the same Steve Chandler Coaching Prosperity School that has won rave reviews from such graduates as Michael Neill, Rich Litvin, Stephen McGhee, Carolyn Freyer-Jones, Ron Wilder, Dusan Djukich and so many other of the world's best-known coaches.

     This is a program in which people who already know how to coach come to learn systems…..systems for the acquisition and cultivation of clients, and the building of a prosperous coaching business.

details here







Crazy Good: A Book of CHOICES
is now available on Amazon

There's bad, there's good... And then there's CRAZY GOOD.

Steve Chandler's latest delivers a series of enlightening CHOICES we can make to have our lives soar FAR BEYOND anything we thought possible.

The hypnotized "I'm fine" life of "barely good enough" is revealed here to be thoroughly unnecessary - and easy to break free from.

The CHOICES Chandler gives us are clean, clear, simple to execute, and based on more than twenty years of training over thirty Fortune 500 companies and coaching hundreds of high-achieving individuals. This is Chandler at his best.

Choose NOW to create a life that's CRAZY GOOD.










    I am very happy to announce a brand new daily video show I am doing with Jason Goldberg called The Not So Serious Life. Jason and I will answer viewers' questions on how to put creativity, fun and the spirit of play into our work and home life so that all our days can be successful and crazy good.

   We also have all kinds of gifts and goodies for subscribers, and you'll get a short video episode daily, full of fun and unusual wisdom.......Jason is a very gifted life coach and comedic performer, and he and I are enjoying recording our first episodes....the Show itself launches August 10.....there is no charge to subscribe and receive our show.......

  Just go here:


Here's to the good life,








37 Ways to BOOST Your Coaching Practice
is now available on Amazon.com


Look for ways to touch the soul.

Remember what coaching's really about. It's about looking for ways to touch the soul, and having someone's life change.

Coaching simply can't be sold like other things are sold. And that turns out to be good news. Once you begin practicing true connection, you become successful.

In 37 Ways to BOOST Your Coaching Practice, Steve Chandler shows just what steps to take - and the 17 lies to avoid - to give your prospective clients a powerful experience of the work you do. Learn to fill your practice by moving beyond coaching-as-a-concept. Creating clients happens one coaching conversation at a time, one true connection at a time.







Steve Chandler's iMindShift Blog


April 25, 2016

  My path to recovery was definitely 12-Step. And I know that will anger a lot of people (because it already has) who think such a path is wrong and antiquated.

   Books I enjoy and respect about addiction, like Amy Johnson's The Little Book of Big Change, advocate for Jack Trimpey's Rational Recovery which is a marvelous and effective approach except for one thing. It feels it has to make 12-Step wrong for RR itself to be credible and right.

   Joseph Bailey's The Serenity Principle does the same thing. It creates a ridiculous caricature of AA and 12-Step in order to make itself seem more sensible and enlightened.

   This attempt to create superior competing systems is not as helpful to the still-suffering alcoholic or addict as the authors may think. Trimpey's books are dripping with scorn and sarcasm about 12-Step programs that have saved my life and the lives of so many of my dearest friends and family members.

   Religions do this too. Mormons say they have the only truth about spirituality. If I am happy and feeling spiritual and loving God in my Catholic way, well, I am just wrong and deluded and pathetic. I am to be pitied. My happiness is inauthentic. I'm not really happy. I couldn't be.  

   Catholics say the same about Mormons. LDS is just flat out wrong and we, ourselves, are the only true lineage from the disciples to you! Trying to trademark God. Patent pending.

   I've written about this dark alley in my previous books. The need to make others wrong in order to bolster my own feelings about being right. Soon I become a vicious, snarling, snarky make-wrong machine. I ridicule those who don't agree with me. I become more and more distant from them. Now I am an island. A human speck of disconnect.

   But right! Oh, I am so right. So right I can barely stand it.

   There is lucidity and hope and magic in the books by Trimpey and Bailey, which is why I am listing them in the back of this book as recommended reading.

   But I also offer this important heads-up: what they say about AA and other voluntary, non-profit 12-Step programs (that cost you nothing to attend) bears no resemblance whatsoever to my 30-some years of experience attending those meetings. All the things they imply that AA "makes you" do and believe about God and yourself are just a total misreading of what really happens.

   I am for anything that gets you clean and sober and gives you a second chance at life. Anything. There is no right or wrong where that is concerned.  

   Like the song in West Side Story says, "When love comes so strong. . .there is no right or wrong. . .your love is your love."


Steve Chandler

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