Find Life Coach | Meet Forrest Tuff: How to Become Mentally Tuff?


Forrest Tuff is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his passion and dedication.

His journey from founding a successful media production agency to becoming a Certified Master Life Coach is nothing short of inspiring. With a career trajectory marked by resilience, adaptability, and a commitment to personal growth, he has emerged as a beacon of empowerment for individuals and organizations alike.

His journey wasn’t easy. Far from it. There were many transformative experiences that shaped his path, including overcoming a career ending sports injury in college and navigating the challenges of reentering the job market with a newfound sense of purpose. Drawing from these life lessons, he has developed an innovative coaching approach centered around the Mentally Tuff™ framework, a four step methodology designed to instill confidence, foster resilience, and drive consistent success.

His coaching style is inspired by his own experience. Through personalized sessions that prioritize both goal setting and empathetic listening, he guides clients on a journey of self discovery and tangible results. With a track record of facilitating breakthroughs in countless lives, he embodies the belief that true transformation stems from a holistic blend of experience, empathy, and unwavering dedication. Here is what he said.

Meet Life Coach Forrest Tuff:


Name: Forrest Tuff

Pillar: The Mind, The Heart

Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to become mentally tough and unleash their success mindset.

How they can help: By using his motivating energy and his own revolutionary Mentally Tuff™ methodology.

First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?

Thank you for asking, Dejan.

Fortunately, we are all doing well and in good health.

How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?

In the early days of the pandemic, many people experienced feelings of fear, isolation, and denial.

I felt the same emotions but chose to stay strong and push forward for my family and clients.

My leadership ultimately helped me connect with my clients.

The challenge was to help them stay focused and motivated with kids at home and limited privacy.

My empathy, shared experiences, and business sustainability were paramount to my client’s trust in me and my coaching program.

What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?

I learned resilience and the ability to manage my emotions, finances, and mindset are crucial for growth and success.

The Origin:

Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?

In 2004, I founded One Vision Productions, a media production and branding agency.

Over the years, we have provided consultation and services to small businesses, government agencies, and multi million to billion dollar corporations.

After a decade of running the agency, I became a certified business mentor for SCORE, a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA).

During my seven year tenure with the organization, I taught workshops and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs.

In 2017, I embarked on my coaching journey, receiving certifications in various coaching disciplines.

Today, I am a Certified Master Life Coach that empowers individuals and organizations to maximize their full potential.

What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?

After a career ending sports injury in college, my tunnel vision and lack of preparation other than basketball led me to experience many hardships in the job market.

Eventually, the resilience and determination I learned as an athlete helped me while pursuing new goals in life.

This particular life lesson played a significant role in shaping the man that I am today.

The Coaching Style:

How do you innovate with coaching your clients?

I created the Mentally Tuff™, a 4 step innovative framework to inspire confidence and help my clients move forward and win consistently.

It employs various tools and frameworks prioritizing agility, creativity, planning, and decisiveness to equip you with specific tools for success.

First, I establish a safe and confidential environment with mutually agreed upon parameters for our meeting sessions (following an initial consultation).

Second, we discuss expectations and establish clear goals for communication and progress.

Third, I ask my clients thought provoking questions to understand the reasons behind their actions and motivations.

With the Mentally Tuff™ methodology, you’ll gain the skills and confidence necessary to take your life to the next level.

What’s unique about your coaching approach?

I prioritize my client’s journey and results equally.

While setting goals is sometimes necessary, there are times when clients need a listening ear.

To help my clients achieve long term success, I use my Mentally Tuff™ methodology, which is tailored to each client, providing a comprehensive plan for personal growth.

My coaching approach is similar to that of a Physical Therapist, providing tools that can be used even after our sessions have ended.

What benefits do your clients get after working with you?

I have a reputation for getting results!

Many of my clients have expressed their appreciation for working with a coach who focuses on the journey towards achieving outcomes.

As a supportive accountability partner, active listener, and unbiased confidant, I have helped numerous individuals achieve breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives.

My life experiences have equipped me with the skills to connect with my clients on a deeper level.

Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?

My most impactful tools are my coaching training and personal journey of failures and successes.

Having gone from experiencing homelessness to becoming an award winning author, businessman, film producer, and professional speaker, I know firsthand the impact that real life can have.

By integrating these experiences into my practice, I effectively support my clients in achieving sustainable growth and transformation.

The Impact:

If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?

Be kind, respectful, and forgiving.

Laugh often and be responsible.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?

Life and time are the most valuable gifts we possess.

Once they slip away, you can’t get them back.

I often ask my clients, ‘Would you rather receive a billion dollars today and not wake up tomorrow, or wake up tomorrow with just one dollar?’

Which option would you choose?

Your final thoughts?

I invite anyone seeking meaningful change to contact me.

Our journey may begin with fear, failure, and uncertainty but will conclude with confidence, success, and purpose.

I am eager to help you discover your true self.

Where Can You Find Forrest Tuff?

If you liked this interview and you would love to see how Mr. Forrest can help you, go to and find your next step.

You can find his testimonials on the video bellow:

If you’d like to connect with him more personally, you can do that through LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or by sending him a direct message on his Email [email protected]. It was an honor having this interview with him.

I help people upgrade their Spirit, Mind, Body, Heart to become the best version of themselves! After 10 years of writing, coaching and collaborating with top coaches from all around the world I have learned the best secrets to help you unleash your full potential! You can be a Superhuman! Write me at [email protected] if you have any direct question! Much Love!