S2 EP 10 – Spec Ops for the Princess

Welcome to this week’s True Fiction Project Podcast. I have the privilege of speaking with Keren Eldad, personal/business coach and TedTalk speaker. Keren starts the episode by telling us about her rocky transition from a “princess” life to military life. Next, she discusses what a coach is and how they differ from a therapist or teacher. She gives us some incredible insights into mindset shifts and how “hustle culture” is damaging to ourselves. Keren encourages taking control of our own lives and to push ourselves to discover our values and live to those values. At the end of the episode, we hear the short story titled Spec Ops for the Princess, written by Parker James. 


[2:30] Keren Eldad discusses her military experience. 

[6:15] How did the early days shape who Keren is today?

[7:20] How did Keren get into the coaching industry?

[10:50] What is the difference between a coach, therapist, and teacher?

[13:38] What are “princessy values,” and do they have a purpose?

[16:24] Do big companies like Nike, Este Lauder, etc. need “saving?”

[17:52] What is the superstar paradox? 

[20:44] How does one stop him or herself from becoming an “overachiever?” 

[23:02] What was it like being mentored by Olympia Dukakis?

[27:23] Short story Spec Ops for the Princess by Parker James  


Superficial things will not build our character. Those things will not bring you any happiness. Focus on your values and live your life towards those values – that is what will fill your life with joy and happiness.

Everybody could use clarity, ease, and tools to feel like they are in the driver’s seat of their own life. This is what a coach helps you with. They uncover beliefs and where the views came from and help you choose a new set of beliefs to reach your goals.

When you’re in survival mode, you are in a completely different mode. You are twice as likely to be depressed or anxious the higher your income and achievement levels are. Your focus is on the things that don’t bring you joy and experiences in your life. 

Fiction Credits:
Short story written and read by: Parker James

Coach Keren Eldad (PCC) is a transformational coach, speaker/ TEDx speaker, and trainer who has coached professionals and entrepreneurs on business goal achievements as well as personal development goals such as self-awareness, self-acceptance, vulnerability, and empathy to overcome overwhelm, stress and their adverse effects in life and work.
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Coached with Coach Keren Podcast
Kenen Eldad’s Website
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Keren Eldad’s TED Talk – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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