Play Life Coaching Method Class
Pursue Your Dreams with Transformational PlayCoach Dave Buck Master Certified Coach

In this 12-week program you will learn how to play life bigger AND coach life better…

You can become a very good – even life-changing – Player and Coach
VERY Quickly.

You have a DREAM to be a BIG impact person in the world!
You want to grow a business, a community, a team or a family.
The challenge is that you grew up in the Industrial Age of work.
That means you learned to pursue goals by completing tasks in isolation and managing (aka controlling) the people “under” you.
This approach does not work in the emerging Connected Age of Play.

Now you need to learn how to PLAY for your dreams by co-creating with others.
You need to learn how to be a positive influencer rather than a frustrated controller!

The secret is in the 9-Step Method AND the awesome coaching dialogues that you can use to create powerful coaching experiences starting with your very first session!

You will be amazed at how good your coaching will be and how much your players – even your first few – will get results AND enjoy the experience. Meanwhile your coaching partner in class will guide you in pursuit of playing BIG for your Dreams as a player.

The KEY to the Play Life Method is that it guides you to be the kind of Life Coach that everybody wants. One who can guide them in pursuit of:

  • living into their DREAMS
  • becoming a high impact player in life,
  • winning on their own terms,
  • growing in awareness and confidence AND
  • having a LOT of fun in the process.

The Play Life Method 12 Week class covers each of the 22 items from the Play Life Manifesto!

NOTE: The Play Life Method was formerly called Play 2 Win.

Shares from the Game Card!

Coach Deneise Borel Shares

The first coaching session I had with M was very eye-opening.  As we were exploring what her big life dream might be, she couldn’t really identify it.  She knows she wants to “be and do” more, but can’t seem to verbalize it.  Sometimes it takes several sessions of just asking big questions, of getting people to remember what made them happy in the past, of what really inspired them, to get them to a place where they can identify the long term, bigger dream that’s always been there.  It’s just been stifled for a long time.

I’ve had two sessions with R and it is so much fun watching her begin to come alive and identify her Big Dream.  I am always amazed at how little we believe in ourselves and our abilities.  But I am more amazed as the lights begin to come on and the dream starts to take shape!

Coach Will Keller Shares…

Just had my 4th coaching session with Player A. We’ve been co-creating using RACE (Results – Actions – Challenges – Evaluate) while learning about and practicing judgement free awareness and tone of voice. This past week, it all clicked for him. He ran a great meeting and his two more senior colleagues asked to learn about RACE because it was a great structure. My learning: that sessions build on each other and can more rapidly than I realized have a strong impact. A actually said this at the end of the session: that he was surprised at how much progress he has made these past few months. Good for him!

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”

– William Shakespeare; “As You Like It”; written in 1599


Life is Performance Art!

This is the provocative insight that fuels the Play Life coaching method.

Shakespeare wrote about this truth over 400 years ago!
I would only quibble with the word MERELY. And replace it with AWESOMELY!

In the program we also explore 2 other “Play Frameworks”:
Life is a collaborative game and Life is a purposeful quest.

Let’s explore the idea of Performance Art…

When you live as a performance artist:

You live to express your voice

You live to share your value

You live to reveal your vulnerability

You pursue your dream by creating fulfilling experiences for yourself and others.

You can look at social media platforms this way…

This is what 100’s of millions of people do every day on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.
The social media world has become a global Performance Art platform for people to share Voice, Value and Vulnerability (once in a while)…
But this is only mirroring what life has been all along.
Now the stage and the opportunity are much bigger.
and so is the need for coaching!!

Remember: when you see your life as a performance art, game or quest – in business, community, family – you aim to create fulfilling, provocative, joyful, profound experiences for yourself and others.

ANYTHING you set out to do;
ANYWHERE your dream takes you…

Can be played as a performance art, game or quest!

We are all playing every day to create rewarding experiences with our lives.

The BIG point here is this:

The way you approach life as a performer co-creating experiences,
is much different than as a worker completing tasks.

The way you COACH a performer is VERY different than coaching a worker.

People EVERYWHERE are ready to pursue BIG DREAMS and live to co-create fulfilling experiences.

BUT they don’t know how to do it.

In the Play Life program you are going to learn how to LIVE IT and COACH IT…

At the same time!!

Let’s play.

Leap onto the playground!

I often hear people referring to life as a school.

To me, life is the playground;
where everyone is co-creating ways to play together
(in performance art, games and quests)
and as a byproduct we co-create meaningful and joyful experiences.

Here is a video I recorded via Facebook Live as part of the Play Life Manifesto Series.

Coach Gary Ware Shares

In our session I observed that my player was stating results that weren’t exciting them. When I challenged them to think BIGGER they got to an area that was a little scary for them, however they were excited to take action.

In week 2 with my player J I went in it thinking that his dream may be a bit broad, however when we started mapping out his Outcomes, Mastery, Become, and Upgrades everything came into focus and he left feeling excited. My takeaway is trust the process.

In meeting with my player M in going over the actions that didn’t get the results that she wanted we were able to take a time out and role play how she would approach it in the future so she can prioritize her content creation project so it doesn’t wait till she is tired from a long day. She really appreciated this.

Coach Leanne Woehlke Shares

Session 2 with Player 2 this afternoon. Initially I thought we were going to craft her game around her professional life, but it became her relationship is her primary area she wants to play with for the next 12 weeks. She texted me after our session and said,

“Leanne! Thank you for your time today! Our talk resulted in a mind-shift for me.  It informed how I will approach the things I want to reshape in my life. In short, you clearly suggested a different filter to how I see and approach things I’d like to achieve —- and all rooted in play. What that did is it take the pressure to perform off of me. I feel free to color outside the lines and basically, not just think outside the box, but get rid of the box entirely.

I already feel more creative and free and much, MUCH lighter.
I will work on what I’d like to achieve but without any bossy framework to inhibit my joy.
What a Great start to our sessions!
Love and Light!

Realizing I will need to better keep track of the time… our sessions are funning (sic. a typo? maybe not!) about 60 mins.

I just got off a coaching call with one of my Players who said that she feels “Less threatened by life” by embracing the concept of play in our sessions. She also said that she feels she is “getting more done because I’m not procrastinating because I’m not in fear… there is no pressure. ” This was a huge a-ha moment for her and she was so giddy realizing that as she brought in the spirit of play, she was able to dive into her day without the judgment which had in the past been paralyzing.

She has also been incorporating the spirit of play in her work with her clients. She said she’s playing bigger because the play takes the pressure off.

The class is like a 12 Week Adventure!

Each week you will:

1) Learn a few new coaching concepts

2) Listen to them being used in a real coaching session

3) See how to apply them right away by using the Coaching Dialogue Guide

4) Practice with your partner in class

5) Then coach your “practice” players using everything you have learned.

6) ALSO BE Coached by your class partner as you PLAY your own life performance

7) ENJOY the LOVE that emerges when you PLAY and Coach…
and celebrate the successes and failures that you experience

Hint: coaching is a profound personal relationship… so yes, there WILL be love.

8) Every week you will share about your playing and coaching experiences on your Game Card;
and you will play to inspire your classmates and earn “You Inspire Me” points.

Just a quick note to set the BIG picture for you:

Learning this method is like learning to play a new musical instrument. First you need to learn how to play it… then over time you can play more and more challenging music… and eventually you can create your own music!

It is the same with learning to Coach using the Play Life Method:

1) The first several times you will follow the method precisely like reading the music.
Don’t worry… your players won’t even know you are following a coaching dialogue guide.

2) Then with some practice you will be able to improvise with the various steps and concepts based on what your player needs in the moment.

3) Eventually you will develop your own signature coaching method upon the SOLID Play Life foundation.


Loved by new coaches AND master coaches alike

Another Quick thing about Play Life…

It is LOVED by all level of coaches because it is an amazing blend of strong foundation in the core basics of coaching AND totally cutting edge at the same time!

And many of our graduates come back and do Play Life  every few years to go deeper and deeper into the concepts.

The main difference is that master coaches get to the point of improvising very quickly while new coaches take more time to get there. That is it.

*The program qualifies for 24 ICF CCEUs; 12 2-hour sessions

Next Program: Sep 10th to Nov 26th 2019; 2-4 PM ET OR 8-10 PM

Investment = $1,995
Early Registration Price = $1,495 Until Aug 10th 2019


Program Dates: Tuesday January 8th -> Tuesday Mar 26th 2019

The investment for this life-changing coach training program for coaches is $1,995.
Early Registration Price = $1,495 (SAVE $500!) Until December 31st 2018

Play Life Coaching Program



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Coach Nour Kahheleh Shares


We intended to talk about the player’s dream, then I started asking questions, and BOOM a pattern appeared to the surface. I asked permission and noted it out. the player was in a deep awareness moment. She even wanted to stop and concentrate on the pattern.

As we did so, BOOM, a fear came out. Again, I took permission, shared my observations, and my player was in a moment as if she got “ran” by the truths she heard about herself. I could totally tell from her tone of voice she was shaken. But I loved how rebellious her soul is. I loved her courage. She asked for ANOTHER SESSION where we can talk more about her fear and pattern.

I can’t express how happy and proud I am from myself.
I will change this lady’s life! I will let her go achieve her dream!

Thank you Coach Ville!

Coach Kyria Kalata Shares

Player L is a creative person who is looking to go into business for herself again. She thinks her challenge is self discipline.

This method will totally help her break free from the structured mindset that she currently feels is needed to be successful at building her business. L‘s superpowers of mentoring and connection have been dormant.

Player C is very attached to the industrial age.
Her dream right now is to let go of micromanaging her staff, learn to trust her staff and be able to get a full nights sleep (rather than worry about staff calls).

Meet Player JoshJosh Schermer of Downtown Pets

As part of the Play Two Win Method Coaching class you will “listen in” on 12 provocative coaching conversations between Coach Dave and Player Josh of DownTown Pets.
Josh is an inspiring successful entrepreneur who has set out to expand his thriving business by becoming a “Coach Approach” leader.
As you listen in on these sessions you will learn how to use the Play Life Method AND you will be inspired to become a Coach Approach Leader in your business or career.
When you join CoachVille you will gain immediate access to the recording of session #1. AWESOME!

How this program will make you a better coach

  1. You will dramatically increase your confidence because you have a reliable method that gets results.
  2. You will develop the ability to help your player craft a FUN and personalized PLAY plan.
  3. You will develop the ability to guide your player in pursuit of Playing Life through co-created role play experiences.
  4. You will develop the ability to expand inner freedom through playing and facing challenges
  5. You will develop the ability to create environments for sustainable results.
  6. You will learn the powerful distinctions between work and play – and you will discover how to PLAY in the serious aspects of life: like business, career, family and romance.
  7. You will learn how to elicit greatness using play pattern language – the natural language of the coaching craft
  8. You will learn how to determine if the game your player wants to play is winnable or not
  9. You will learn how to outline the activities of any life or business game and identify the game plans, skills, sources of inner resistance and environments for each one.
  10. You will learn the ONE BIG QUESTION that you MUST ASK EVERY NEW CLIENT