Dr. Woody Cannabis Coaching: Cannabis for Grownups

If you consider yourself a grownup and you live where cannabis has been legalized, this section of this website is especially intended tp benefit you. The emphasis here in this section of this website is on the use of cannabis for health benefits and not the use of cannabis for getting high or stoned.

I’m known in Las Vegas for Dr. Woody’s Cannabis Coaching (see my cannabis coaching page on Facebook).

Over the span of a few years I became respected in Las Vegas as someone who coaches others as to the best uses of cannabis. My focus has always been how you can use cannabis as medicine.

I happen to not be interested at all in the recreational use of cannabis to get high and alter your mood. You don’t need coaching for that usage of cannabis at all. Just walk into any retail location that legally sells cannabis if you want to get high. It’s so easy to buy that kind of cannabis.

If you’re a grownup who does not want to consider cannabis for pleasure or getting high, you may need help, coaching, training and so on to guide you in best practices.

Get this honest and down-to-earth book about the benefits for grownups (people age 50 and older) who choose to use the medicine plant, cannabis absolutely free of charge. No obligation. The author is of the Baby Boom generation–born in the middle of the 20th century–with direct, personal experience using cannabis products.

Download “Cannabis for Grownups Age 50 Plus” FREE


Every body of every human is slightly different. But from my personal experience, I recommend a specific cannabis product that anyone in the U.S. can legally purchase online from Amazon and then use the product for medicinal outcomes. You don’t need to walk into a cannabis dispensary. You just order this product online and it will be delivered to you.

These hemp gummies are not habit-forming. You WILL NOT get high from these gummies. I found these gummies help me get better sleep, ease my body’s muscular pains, and generally make me feel less stressed out and therefore much better in my daily life.

You swallow this edible product. You won’t end up smelling like a teenage pothead. There is no smoke and no scent at all because hemp gummies go in your mouth and then down your throat to your stomach. Nobody will even know you are using hemp gummies for medical outcomes.

Hemp is just a small word with a big ancient history. The preferred botanical term is cannabis. The scientific fact (not just one writer’s opinion) is that these hemp gummies cannot get you high because they contain no THC—the abbreviation for Tetrahydocannabinol. Amazon could not sell hemp gummies online for delivery to you unless hemp gummies were legal. And these hemp gummies are most definitely 100% legal in the U.S. today.

Learn More about Health Benefits from Cannabis Use: Listen to Dr. Woody Cannabis Coaching Podcast:

 

Life Lessons I Learned from My Grandfather

My father’s father, Tony Goulart, taught me what to look for in this life. He radiated a very clear spark that anyone could see in him. He is pictured here with his wife, my grandmother, Katherine. In contrast, I saw many other people throughout my life who seemed to have “lost their spark,” so to speak, as the years passed. I wanted different dreams for myself that would enable me to feel truly alive. I did not want to lose my spark.

Tony Goulart was an immigrant from the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic. When he was a child, he entered the United States by way of Ellis Island with my great-grandfather. My grandfather was an adventurous man. I grew to admire him for that. His life spanned nearly 80 years, most of which were spent in Central California.

He earned his personal wealth from real estate holdings, but he saw himself as a rancher and a fisherman. Crops of vegetables were grown on his land and then harvested by farm workers. He also raised livestock over most of his life.

My grandfather went fishing on the Pacific Ocean for recreation and relaxation but fishing also was a way to put food on our table. During my preteen years my entire family accompanied my grandfather up to Humboldt County in Northern California for salmon fishing.

My grandfather, my father, and his brother would all go salmon fishing and then bring back the catch of the day to the campground near the ocean where we had our vacation trailers parked. Apparently, I was not destined to be a fisherman. I was too young to go out on the ocean with the grown men and participate in what I guessed were some secret rituals to capture fish.

I always had a vivid imagination. Instead of bravely facing the adventures I imagined were out there on the sea, I stayed on the shore. There I played cowboys and soldiers with other boys my age as we used pretend guns that we fashioned out of tree branches to enable our pretend violence.

I developed a deep respect for my grandfather with his odd combination of careers as a rancher and a fisherman. Much of the admiration I felt for him came from witnessing how hard he worked. As he grew older, Tony Goulart diminished his direct involvement in ranching and instead chose to focus on spending time out on the ocean.

My grandfather was a man who did what he wanted after he saw it in his mind. He never showed any signs that he dreamed about the traditional United States concept of quietly growing older and retiring. He died peacefully out on the Pacific Ocean while fishing in a small boat.

I grew up within a very different social environment compared to my grandfather. My generation came to appreciate living longer compared to people from previous centuries. But, few people I knew had any plans for what to do with those “extra years.”

I learned many life lessons growing up that guide me today in my professional coaching. Today I offer coaching and training services to individuals to make time work for them each day instead of worrying that time is running away too fast.

We live in the present era with amazing technology and advances in personal comforts that would have seemed to us when we were kids like they come from science fiction. Yet, much of what my generation learned from school and society has conditioned us to abide by yesterday’s predictable patterns in life. Such patterns include the opinion that once you reach a “certain age,” you should stop working for a living and just relax in leisure activities.

You put in your time at work. Maybe you changed jobs once or twice. Mainly, you put in your time. I know that’s what I did. After all those years, did I feel happier? No, I did not.

Today I coach and train individuals not to expect to retire from the world of work someday but instead to aim for a  restart. In very simple terms, here it is: Restart versus retire.

I have restarted my life and career several times. I would never recommend something unless I had tried it personally. Initially I was a radio broadcaster working in Hollywood. Then, I got my master’s degree and doctoral degree and worked as a university professor. I transitioned into a career in new technology in what we now call the broadband industry. Then, I was fortunate to work in Washington, DC in a leadership role in coaching executive communication.

All my multiple restarts were made possible because of what I held in my mind as possible for me. Most of us came up through the world of work similarly. We consistently paid part of our wages into the federal Social Security program. Why? Well, tax laws give us little choice. But, mostly, we all bought into the American dream. That’s what I did. That’s what most people do.

For years it seemed to be a comforting dream to embrace. Like many other, I saw myself in the future with grey hair and wisdom. I can report that I acquired grey hair, lots of grey hair.

What about wisdom? Not sure if I would label it like that. But, I grew up to believe that a person’s mental equivalent tends to propel them towards the destiny that their mind envisions. How you picture the way your life is going, and, how you picture the way your life will go are both crucially important. The life that you picture in your mind makes all the difference in your happiness each day that you are alive.

That’s what my coaching and training of individuals does. I show individuals how the pictures they keep in their mind can keep them feeling good about their life experiences.

This is not magic. It’s practical. It all starts when people discover the proven ways to keep how they picture their life working for them instead of being angry every day and blaming others constantly. The simple trick in this is to take control over what you picture in your mind each day to attract happiness in your life and ward off unhappiness.

So, you want to learn life’s secrets? Okay, fair enough. I can tell you that you may find it when you start with a fresh focus upon the space between your ears.

How we each come across in life is directly connected to our self-image. We each should take specific actions to align self-image with how we would like to appear to others in the physical world. There is no reason for anyone to allow a self-image inside their mind to be left to chance or accident. But, learning how to take control of your mind’s image of yourself is not really a secret at all.

Almost anyone can learn the core truth about this life that I embrace today: The inner you powers the outer you.

At the heart of my coaching is a simple concept that some people never master. I guide you to arrive at a point when you work with your mind and use it rather than allowing your mind to work against you and use you up.

I will never promise that you can “live happily ever after” as the fables of our youth made us all hope for. But, I will show you if you take advantage of my coaching and training services for individuals how your happiness in life is within reach starting with what you picture in your mind each day. But, this is only for people who want to keep their spark in life. Only if you are ready to take the next step to empower yourself with your own mental picture of your future should you click this link now.

You Can Use Cannabis as Medicine

Cannabis for Grownups

I’m known in Las Vegas for Dr. Woody’s Cannabis Coaching (see my cannabis coaching page on Facebook).

Over a few years I have become respected as someone who coaches others as to the best uses of cannabis. My focus has always been how you can use cannabis as medicine.

I happen to not be interested at all in the recreational use of cannabis to get high and alter your mood. You don’t need coaching for that usage of cannabis at all. Just walk into any retail location that legally sells cannabis if you want to get high. It’s so easy to buy that kind of cannabis.

If you’re a grownup who does not want to consider cannabis for pleasure or getting high, you may need help, coaching, training and so on to guide you in best practices.

Every body of every human is slightly different. But from my personal experience, I recommend a specific cannabis product that anyone in the U.S. can legally purchase online from Amazon and then use the product for medicinal outcomes. You don’t need to walk into a cannabis dispensary. You just order this product online and it will be delivered to you.

These hemp gummies are not habit-forming. You WILL NOT get high from these gummies. I found these gummies help me get better sleep, ease my body’s muscular pains, and generally make me feel less stressed out and therefore much better in my daily life.

You swallow this edible product. You won’t end up smelling like a teenage pothead. There is no smoke and no scent at all because hemp gummies go in your mouth and then down your throat to your stomach. Nobody will even know you are using hemp gummies for medical outcomes.

Hemp is just a small word with a big ancient history. The preferred botanical term is cannabis. The scientific fact (not just one writer’s opinion) is that these hemp gummies cannot get you high because they contain no THC—the abbreviation for Tetrahydocannabinol. Amazon could not sell hemp gummies online for delivery to you unless hemp gummies were legal. And these hemp gummies are most definitely 100% legal in the U.S. today.

More facts for you:

Truth in advertising: I receive NO COMMISSION at all if you purchase hemp gummies from Amazon.

What to do if You Have the Disease of the Mind called “Groupthink”

The term “groupthink” is an accurate word to describe intense loyalty given to the 45th President, the January 6, 2020 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the ongoing belief by people that the November 2020 presidential election was illegitimate. This word was coined in 1971 by Yale psychologist Irving Janis. He wanted to diagnose a previously unknown and unnamed disease of the mind which he identified as interfering with people’s ability to make good decisions in a group setting. See this full explanation: https://neuroleadership.fi/…/groupthink-origins-of-a-word/

I see “groupthink” as an accurate term chiefly because I earned my master’s degree in 1976 in part by studying a cohesive group of decision makers in the Hollywood entertainment industry who allowed “groupthink” to infect their business decision making and thus destroy their own fame and financial success . See more: https://drwoodyg.com/hollywood-rock-and…/studying-radio/

A core problem with “groupthink” is that it is a disease of the mind and those who have it deny and disregard it precisely because they have this disease of the mind, per se. Whether they are Hollywood decision makers, elected federal officials, or loyal supporters of the 45th President, people whose behaviors point to “groupthink” symptoms need EXTERNAL assistance to heal this disease of the mind–especially because those who suffer from it often do not believe they need to be healed in the first place. See more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/groupthink

Las Vegas Cannabis Business Coach Reshaping Industry Expectations

Las Vegas, NV – April 25, 2019 – Woody Goulart, known as “Dr. Woody,” has a doctoral degree in communications and he is reshaping cannabis industry expectations with his branded business improvement service known as Dr. Woody Cannabis Coaching (drwoodycannabiscoaching.com).

The accepted standard in the training of marijuana dispensary employees is to focus upon what is being sold to customers. “To place a strong emphasis upon cannabis products can be an unwise choice,” says Woody Goulart, “especially due to wide differences in how medical marijuana customers shop inside dispensaries compared to recreational customers.”

As a card-carrying Nevada medical marijuana customer who is over 60, Goulart says he has experienced Las Vegas dispensary employees who were uncomfortable behaving and communicating with older customers. Such experiences motivated him to fine-tune his Las Vegas business and life coaching efforts to include cannabis industry sales skills training and mentoring of dispensary employees. He has appeared at Las Vegas cannabis education events.

His skill-building instruction and mentoring comes in two varieties—one for consumers, and, another for current or future employees in the cannabis industry. Both can be used in any U.S. location where medical marijuana is legally available.

“The trick I found is to offer a service priced low but offers new and enhanced business skills for cannabis industry employees. Take my coaching and you will learn exactly how to use trustworthy methods of adapting what you say and how you frame it when you talk to dispensary customers,” Goulart says. He notes that older industries already rely upon such consultative sales approaches. He explains, “The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving today. The best dispensary sales efforts are going to be those where employees confidently adapt their approach and communication individually to satisfy each customer differently as needed.”

Goulart also recently launched a private tutoring service delivered on a one-to-one basis to individuals who need guidance in choosing the most appropriate cannabis products for particular medical purposes.

What is Cannabis Coaching?

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It’s easy to get confused about what is cannabis coaching. That’s because so many people online have set up shop calling themselves “cannabis coaches” yet they are not really doing coaching at all. They are doing other things, but it’s not coaching. Read about the differences below.


I am Dr. Woody Goulart. I am accurately calling myself a cannabis coach as compared to being called a cannabis consultant. My coaching changes (transforms) people in many ways that will make them better compared to how they were before they met me. Example: I teach people to have new sales skills to help them succeed when selling cannabis products. Why would you choose to trust anyone who only spent a few hours or a few weeks to get a piece of paper saying they are “a coach”? I don’t want you to waste your money on people like that. I spent decades developing a strong and valid employment track record and earning respected university degrees that defined who I am professionally. I refuse to bullshit you like others do.

Differences between Coaching and Consulting

One guy online says cannabis coaching he offers is “…to help people use cannabis in an effective and efficient way…” Source: cloudykitchen.co/what-is-a-cannabis-coach/

A woman online says cannabis coaching she offers will “…help you get the most from your cannabis care [medical marijuana]…” Source: kristinarisola.com/cannabis-coaching/

Another online opinion disregards the above two kinds of cannabis coaching by pointing out “…educating their clients about cannabis [is not coaching]…it’s not just about the information, it’s about the transformation…” Source: cannabiscoachinginstitute.com/what-is-a-cannabis-coach/

That third view has the most accuracy in helping you learn what cannabis coaching is. So many people are claiming to be cannabis coaches today but they really are cannabis consultants.

Forbes, a respected business information source, explains very clearly in plain English what the crucial differences are between a coach versus a consultant. Read what Forbes has to say..

A Request for Your Subconscious Mind

Whenever we hear the name Edison we are reminded of light. The man was an American inventor and entrepreneur whose name was Thomas Edison. He let nothing stand in his way of achieving what his mind came up with.

His surname rightfully stands today as a brand for innovation.

Edison certainly is remembered for making many improvements upon other men’s inventions, notably the light bulb and telegraph technology. However, I think of Edison for something less well-known: He was quoted as urging people to make requests of their subconscious minds before they went to sleep at night.

If someone were to listen to that advice from Edison, they would have to accept that there is genuine and true connection between what we think about in our minds and how happy and successful our lives turn out to be. This kind of perspective on the built-in power of one’s mind as the root of our happiness is not commonly accepted, of course. That would be too sensible.

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As for me, yes I am happy to quote Edison whenever I mentor and coach people. I am happy as well to share the name of my website, happier life (dot) coach.

I know what happiness is. I am an advocate of the belief that happiness originates within each of us. I teach people how to tune into their own mind and take certain steps each day to achieve and maintain happiness. Doing that makes me feel very good.

That focus on the space between our ears turns out to be far more important to our happiness in this life than how expensive our clothing is or whether our feet look attractive in designer boots. I’m someone who finds happiness wearing distressed blue jeans and walking around barefoot.

I hope you will think of Edison for at least a few days after reading this. I further hope that you will tune into your the power you’ve already got in there in your mind to start creating a happier life for yourself–personally and in your career. Do you see the light bulb going on yet?

White Hair Looks Cool

I worked for just over a decade in Washington, DC at the national headquarters of AARP where I developed an awareness about employment challenges for older workers (people age 40 and beyond) that I share here today with you. AARP switched their marketing focus to appeal to people born from 1946 through 1964, which was a departure from the initial AARP target audience of people born during or before the Second World War. This marketing change was so AARP could remain relevant at least from 2011 through 2029, the span of years that the baby boom generation hits age 65.

Whether AARP is the best organization to benefit you as an older worker (versus a retired person) is not the focus of my commentary here today. But, it is true that AARP consistently has tried to socialize how people today can try to cope with workplace age discrimination.

The marketing phrase that stands out for me is this one: “Age is just a number and life is what you make it.” Various versions of that sentiment found their way into AARP marketing over many years since the mid-1990s. There is some logical truth in that phrase, of course. However, in the real world, how many birthdays you’ve reached has much more significance than being “just a number” for you.

Experiencing age discrimination in the workplace (either while attempting to get hired, or, on the job, itself) in the United States happens to be what’s “normal” for most people. Some career paths, of course, are exceptions to this cultural norm. But, most of us have already learned painful lessons from our experiences with workplace age discrimination.

I work as a professional life coach and business improvement coach. On the personal coaching side, I mentor people who are older workers to reinvent and restart as the preferred way to fight back against workplace age discrimination. The methods I use are proprietary, but I can describe here how this works.

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Very few people are born with a built-in skill to use their mind always for their own good and prosperity. So, I teach people that skill to augment what’s already in their set of skills. What happens after my coaching, consulting and mentoring is a person becomes confidently skilled at using their mind in proven ways that lead to their own good and prosperity. There is no magic or medications and nothing to take. Anyone with a mind that works can attain this newly-acquired skill.

Older workers know that age discrimination is reality. No marketing campaigns from any organization can diminish this. Age discrimination will not go away for you in the workplace if you attempt to “appear younger” by coloring your hair. White hair looks cool. I am a man who knows a few things about hair.

You can fight back against such workplace discrimination by learning how you can use your mind to succeed personally and professionally and leave your competitors behind.

Reinventing and restarting yourself at any age is neither simple nor painless. But, not reinventing or restarting yourself may lead to you remaining stuck in life. Don’t let that happen.