Coach Jeremy Pollack

Coach Jeremy (Priest Gui Yan)

My personal mission is to bring greater peace into this world. I believe each individual can be an advocate for peace. However, in order to be an advocate of peace, you must first be at peace with yourself. You must possess the necessary skills, both mentally and physically, to mitigate violence and aggression, again both internally toward oneself and externally regarding other individuals and groups. Hence, this program aims at mental and physical transformation, greater wisdom, humility, and confidence, in order to create individuals who are at greater peace within themselves and who can subsequently bring greater peace into our world. Inner Warriors are essentially peace warriors. I am training advocates for peace - both internal peace and external peace - who co-create a more peaceful reality in this world, for themselves and for others. Therefore, all of those I coach are not clients, they are not patients, they are not students. They are co-creators and advocates for peace.

Coach Jeremy Pollack

 

 

About Coach Jeremy

Mind

Jeremy Pollack is an evolutionary anthropologist and a personal development coach. As an anthropologist, he studies human needs theory and concepts of the self, especially with regards to psychological well-being and human conflict. Jeremy has worked as part of a research team at the Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture in UCLA's Anthropology Department, and earned his Master's in Evolutionary Anthropology at California State University Fullerton. He is currently a Master's candidate at in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding Cal State University Dominguez Hills. He is the founder of Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, a conflict resolution firm. See his scientific research here: https://fullerton.academia.edu/JeremyPollack.

As a coach, Jeremy counsels both private clients and leads support groups in the areas of psychological, emotional, and spiritual development. Jeremy has been studying life coaching since 2006 under Master Coach Paul Velick, and has had his own private practice since 2009. Jeremy uses practical goal-setting techniques and interpersonal counseling, similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients achieve positive change.

Body

A martial arts practitioners for more than 20 years, Coach Jeremy Pollack is a Black Belt in freestyle Hapkido, a Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor, a Krav Maga instructor (KMA certified), a Gray Belt in Ninjitsu, and holds blue belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shaolin King Fu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Kenpo Karate. He is proficient in both hand-to-hand combat as well as in several weapons, both practical and aesthetic. He uses the discipline and focus of martial training to help clients discover their own inner power. Coach Jeremy was also an enlisted member of the armed forces, with the rank of Specialist in the California State Military Reserve (a component of the Army National Guard), Military Police Unit.

Spirit

Jeremy began studying Taoist arts and philosophy in 1999 at the Taoist Institute in North Hollywood, CA under Taoist Abbot, Dr. Carl Totton. In 2014, he was ordained as Taoist Priest under the American Dragon Gate Lineage, a branch of the Longmen sect of Quanzhen Taoism. Jeremy has also studied Zen meditation at the Shambala Institute in Boulder, CO as well as Yogic meditation at the Self-Realization Fellowship. He has been a meditation instructor since 2010.

Creative

Jeremy is also a filmmaker, musician, writer, and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Southern California (USC) and has worked as a professional writer since graduating in 2001. He has directed and produced several independent films; has written and recorded a number of songs for TV, film, and just for fun; has written for magazines and newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, the Ventura County Star, Epoch Times, and others. He is the publisher of Los Angeles’ only Literary & Art Magazine called FORTH. Jeremy has founded and managed several small businesses, including Compelling Content Solutions, a writing services agency.

Personal

Jeremy lives between Los Angeles and Phoenix. When he's not training or writing, Jeremy enjoys bladesmithing, playing music, and spending time with friends and family.