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Future Self with Pete Cohen

May 17, 2022

“The quality of our lives depends not on whether we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them” - Thomas Crum

Today I will be speaking to a man whose compelling life story has left me speechless. He has been through life-threatening circumstances but still managed to become the amazing positive person he is today. 

My guest Paul Nadeau is a Canadian former hostage negotiator, peacekeeper, author, screenwriter, motivational, and keynote speaker. He grew up in a violent home. Teachers and students looked down upon him but he was able to turn things around and was even able to publish a bestseller entitled Hostage to Myself

Take a moment and let Paul’s thoughts and ideals inspire you. You too, can be a hero.


✅ We are more similar than we are different. 

✅ It is important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. 

✅ Reacting is different from responding. Reacting leads to conflict, depression, and anxiety.

✅ A winner’s mindset:

  • Responds instead of reacting and chooses to make positive responses.
  • Believes in oneself and moves forward with confidence despite the difficulties.
  • Practices the golden rule.
  • Start each day with gratitude.


Important stories:

✍🏼 3:29 Paul Nadeau’s transition from a battered and troubled child to the person he is now. 

✍🏼 14:08 Paul Nadeau becoming part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

✍🏼 17:40 Paul Nadeau as a peacekeeper and trainer at the Jordanian International Police Training Center 

✍🏼 25:04 Insurgents take Paul Nadeau hostage.

✍🏼 34:29 Paul Nadeau’s relationship with his future self.

You can contact Paul Nadeau through his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, via his podcast “Inspire Us” or through his website


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About Pete Cohen: Pete Cohen is one of the world’s leading life coaches and keynote speakers. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been motivated and inspired by Pete’s presentations. He has professionally impacted the lives of thousands of people worldwide, including business executives, professional athletes, and everyday people.  Pete focuses on the importance of closing the gap in our lives between where we are and where we want to be, both personally and professionally. 

It’s then all about coaching you to remove the obstacles that are in your way and helping you install the habits of success.  

Pete is the author of 20 published books, several of which have been best-sellers across the world, including Shut the Duck Up, Habit Busting, Life DIY, and Sort Your Life Out. He has also presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years.