Maestro on the Mic

Maestro on the Mic is a podcast hosted by Dr. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, that helps movement professionals find their passion and turn it into profit. Episodes drop every Monday and Thursday. Interviews coming your way at the beginning of the week, short, solo-style advice and anecdotes every Thursday. Guests hail from all professions and walks of life, with the shared experience of having taken steps towards creating their happiness and living their best life…right now. You can control your future. You can decide how much money you make. You hold the power. Change your mindset, change your life. Join Shanté on a journey to see the bigger picture, find your passion, and discover how movement unites us all. Come move with the Maestro.

MOTM #235: Asking Better Questions

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

“If you want better answers, ask better questions.” It’s come to be a mantra of mine, and that’s what we’re talking about this episode. A few nights ago I spent three hours logging the responses to a question that I asked on Instagram, and I ended that session very much feeling that if people asked […]

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MOTM #234: Environmentalism is for Everyone with Justin Dennis

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

I’ve got something really special for you this week. My guest today is quite different than who I usually have on. He is an urban parks manager with a background in environmental studies and anthropology… but more importantly, he is my little brother, Justin Dennis.  This episode has been a long time coming. I really […]

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MOTM #233: A Day in the Life

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Nearly 500 of you replied ‘yes’ to my Instagram story asking if you wanted me to do a podcast episode about what my days look like and how I get shit done. So, here it is! It my hope that you walk away from this episode with some tangible action steps, and also the realization […]

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MOTM #232: Doing the Thing with Christina Montalvo

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Friends. I have the perfect guest on the podcast this week. Christina Montalvo is just like you and me—she wanted to do the thing, so she did it. She is resourceful, she is resilient, and she fits in just fine here. Christina started her personal training career in a big-box gym, working insane hours and […]

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MOTM #231: My Story

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

I was recently asked about my journey from traditional PT to present day, and realized that I haven’t shared it in a while (or maybe ever, I’m honestly not sure), so I figured I’d do an episode about it. The Great Pause has given many the opportunity to take a moment and reflect on whether […]

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MOTM #230: Is Yoga Dead? with Jesal Parikh

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Yoga is dead…or is it? The yoga and wellness spaces are rife with random organizations, arbitrary certifications, and corporations with less than honorable interests. This ancient tradition that was once a mental, spiritual, and physical practice has become commodified and commercialized. The cultural image of a “yogi” has become synonymous with the image of a […]

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MOTM #229: Do You Feel Safe?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Safety. It’s something I talk about a ton as it relates to the nervous system, and thanks to the brain bombs recently dropped by Nic Strack and James-Olivia Chu Hillman, it’s something I’ve been diving into a bit more as it relates to, well, basically everything that’s happening right now. What allows us to grow? […]

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MOTM #228: Relational Fuckery, Antidotes, and Minding Your Business with James-Olivia Chu Hillman

Monday, July 13th, 2020

I’ve got another brand new friend and if you haven’t heard of them already, it’s time you two finally connect. Podcast fam, meet James-Olivia Chu Hillman.  James-Olivia is an incredible (and inquisitive) human—they/them pronouns only, please—who brings with them an official title of Relational Life & Leadership Coach, and a “passion for asking questions that […]

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MOTM #227: Reframing Failure and Rejection

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Got a request from one of you dope homies, and as a Maestro of my word, here’s the episode. I cover a lot in this episode, but at the heart of it is ‘choice’. The ability to choose how we respond. The ability to choose how we view things. The ability to choose what we […]

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MOTM #226: Making the Unconscious, Conscious with Nic Strack

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Today I’m talking with my brand new friend, Nic Strack. And even though they don’t coach in the movement space, we all need to hear what they have to say. If you don’t already, you NEED to know this person. Nic is a parenting coach who supports parents in making conscious choices and take a […]

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MOTM #225: “Relational Fuckery”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Was fortunate enough to attend a virtual workshop led by James-Olivia Chu Hillman (and moderated by Nic Strack), and that shit was total fire. The workshop was titled “Supremacy Culture and Relational Fuckery in our Most Important Relationships”, and what’s presented in this episode are simply the thoughts, quotes, and ideas that resonated with me. […]

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MOTM #224: Be One of the Few in the Crowd with Dr. Uchenna Ossai

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Today’s episode features a very special guest: Dr. Uchenna “UC” Ossai. If you don’t already know her, get ready, because you’re in for one hell of a treat. UC does it all. In addition to She’s an assistant professor at University of Texas Dell Medical School, manager of the pelvic health program at UT Austin, […]

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