How to Avoid the Coaching Apocaplypse
and Increase, Revenue, Following and Impact Forever

With Adam Gilad

As a coach it can be hard to differentiate yourself from every other coach out there. Are you tired of internet marketing? Of clicks and funnels? Of looking at people on a screen? Adam Gilad wants to help you build your business through the use of games. Games can be great fun but they can also be transformational. By using The Higher Gamer you can connect with clients by running transformational games events in your local community. We discuss how Adam’s games events work, the power of gameful engagement and why people need real connection.

About Adam Gilad

Adam Gilad has been executive coach for over 14 years, with a focus on relationships and bold living. Originally a writer and producer, he became one of the top guys for dating and relationship coaching. As the founder of The Higher Game Adam wants to help people align their powers and choices to their higher vision of life. Through the Higher Game he wants to help coaches, trainers and teachers grow their business through real human connection.


  • Using live events to break through the noise of internet marketing
  • The role of games in transformation
  • Viewing life as skilled play


  • From film writer and producer to online dating coach (02:44)
  • The 3 skills people need for a relationship to work – Attract, Connect, Inspire (06:15)
  • What The Higher Game is and the power of games for self development (07:53)
  • Why Adam has gone from an internet marketer to connecting with people in the real world (09:27)
  • How running a games night is a great way to become known as a great local coach (14:00)
  • Why play is important (22:09)
  • The power of games to maximise your flexibility, your resilience and your challenge mindset (29:26)
  • Different pricing structures for games nights and how Adam supports people running his programs (38:45)
  • How to find participants for games nights (43:39)
  • How to get started with the Higher Game (58:54)


The Higher Game

David DeAngelo

Blue Truth by David Deida

The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin

Homo Ludens

Jane McGonigal - Ted Talk – Gaming Can Make A Better World

SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully by Jane McGonigal

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


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Stuart O'Neill

It’s interesting that we have to read some definitions on words. Client to me mean someone who has signed a contract and offered up a retainer etcetera or who has actually made a purchase of service or product. So I’ll be curious to see how he defines client given that he’s creating a relationship in just 3 hours. I’m sure it’ll be fascinating. I’ll make every effort to catch the live broadcast.


You’re right. I think of clients that way too. But then… there are “potential clients” as opposed to Impressions or views.
I’ll be sure to ask Adam about it.

Neville Swaby
Neville Swaby

very interesting topic for me so I am here early.

Jack Austin
Jack Austin

Nurturance!! Yes.


Shakespeare was clearly a games guy too… he said gthe world is a stage and everyone must play their part’, right? Wanted to mention that Adam shot a phenomenally simple and very impressive video a few years ago when he stood alone on a beach and talked about being proud of who you are. It was very powerful and has stayed with me. Thanks!

Juan Valencia
Juan Valencia

I’m here for a change, hello Yifat, nice seeing you =)


hey hey!! Jump in?

Jack Austin
Jack Austin

Play is something I can use a lot more of in my life and love to model that for others. Thanks for this interview and interaction Adam and Yifat.


Me too! What do they say – you don’t stop to play because you grow old, you grow old because you stop to play 😉


What a great conversation!

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Adam Gilad

Adam Gilad

Founder of The Higher Game

I help people align their powers and choices to their highest vision of life, and help coaches, trainers, teachers and other leaders build growing, expanding businesses that drive a steady stream of warm leads.

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