OTS 213: Structure Brings Freedom – Melinda Cohan

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Today’s guest is a systems expert helping coaches get over the tedious task of running their business and focus on what they love - the actual coaching of amazing clients! She has worked with thousands of startup coaches over the last sixteen years, sharing the value of strong business systems and processes. Her goal is for coaches to turn their passion into profits. To make that possible, she created The Coaches Console, software that leverages the systems she created in her own coaching business -- for branding, list-building, marketing, enrolling clients, creating amazing client experiences, and more. All of that is integrated into one cohesive platform. She and her team blend coaching with training to help you create a clear and realistic path to sustainable results. Please join me in welcoming Melinda Cohan. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: her thoughts on leadership: “My first experience with leadership was servant leadership, giving and serving others, providing value and serving others.” how growing up with a preacher for a dad and teacher for a mom helped shape the way she grew up. how she was inclusive in high school with her peers being both a cheerleader and in the band. her initial life goal of being an interior designer and how that evolved into coaching. how she learned to listen to her instincts prior to starting her coaching business. her beginnings in coaching networking in a coffee shop. when she experienced an AHA moment which started her business. how she is bringing her program “The Coaches Console” to help the coaches at Mirasee after a recent partnership with Danny Iny. how reframing your mindset from “I can’t do/afford this” to “How can I do this?” will help you be more receptive to solutions. Links Melinda Cohan on LinkedIn. www.coachesconsole.com Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorie Clark. Listen to my episode with Danny Iny. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly. He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, and Northeastern University. Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networ...

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