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378: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Through Hip Hop with Dr. Tori Ellis
378: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Through Hip Hop with Dr. Tori Ellis

Are there lessons to be learned from the world of hip-hop? The answer is YES! Today’s topic should expand your lens and encourage you to look at things a little differently regarding how culture influences the way we show up in life. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Tori Ellis is a native New Yorker who has always been inspired to lead and guide others in the educational and workplace realms. Witnessing her family’s efforts to support and empower youth in the community from an early age, Tori decided to build upon that legacy and carve out her unique path. Pursuing psychology and criminal justice as an undergrad, she went on to earn her master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology and a doctorate in human and organizational psychology. Positioned as a millennial in contemporary society, Tori is dedicated to providing her peers and succeeding generations with the necessary tools to become exemplary members of society. Through a focus on wellness, positive psychology, and entrepreneurship, she is committed to holistic personal development and every effort that inspires and empowers children around the world to pursue their passions and be their best selves in every area of life. Being inspired and motivated by the hip-hop industry led her to write her best-selling book, The Sound of Business: Seeing Entrepreneurship through Hip Hop.

377: The Power of Self-Love with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
377: The Power of Self-Love with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day when we celebrate love and relationships, I want us to focus on the power of self-love because the relationship we have with ourselves is foundational to how we show up with others. We don’t give self-love enough attention because we are wired as humans to focus on what we are doing wrong and where we are lacking. When we accept ourselves for who we are and recognize our worth, it has a healthy impact on our esteem and confidence.

I highly recommend the work of Kristin Neff around self-compassion, which is the companion to self-love that encourages us to take care of ourselves, both physically and emotionally. The concept of self-love impacts how we make choices, set boundaries, and treat ourselves with kindness and care. Let’s explore more about this topic in today’s show!

376: Marketing Strategies: Strength in Structure with Austin LaRoche
376: Marketing Strategies: Strength in Structure with Austin LaRoche

Is your marketing plan delivering the results you want? Do you have a marketing plan, or are you guilty of “random acts of marketing”? Today’s show covers the importance of having a structured plan in place to make your marketing process a foundational piece of your business success. If you need practical and straightforward guidance for setting better intentions and seeing better results from your marketing dollars, you don’t want to miss today’s show! Join us!

Austin LaRoche is the CEO of ATAK Interactive and the creator of M2S (Marketing-to-Sales) Framework, a B2B growth system that synchronizes strategy and execution in a simple pragmatic plan. Based in Pasadena, California, ATAK Interactive is a full-service marketing agency with employees and clients across the globe. Austin is an engaged entrepreneur with a passion for helping other business owners see their visions come to light, and his company motto is “Strength and Structure.” He and his team watch their clients grow from random acts of marketing into an organized operation that can measure and optimize success at every stage of their journey. Austin describes himself as naturally creative and biologically unorganized, traits that have driven him to build frameworks in every area of his life to keep him accountable for his goals and long-term vision. He doesn’t just preach “Strength in Structure” to his clients, but he carries out the mantra in everything he does. You’ll learn specific examples of a marketing plan that brings you “strength in structure.”

375: Managing Your Time, Energy and Confidence with April Roberts
375: Managing Your Time, Energy and Confidence with April Roberts

No matter what work we do and what passions we pursue in life, we must manage our time, energy, and confidence to be successful. For coaches and others in the helping professions, these management skills are important to us AND our clients. We can help others reach their goals by empowering them to examine how they engage with their time, energy, and confidence. Join us to learn more from today’s inspiring guest!

April Roberts is a coach who helps Gen X women achieve more abundance, love, spirituality, and alignment in connecting with their femininity. She’s a high-achieving former attorney and financial advisor who discovered her genuine desire and enthusiasm to help people think differently about the way they engage with their choices and intentions in life. April hosts The Vixen Voice podcast, where she shares stories of Gen X women who have shed the traditional definition of success to pursue their life’s true passion. Along with much wisdom and inspiration, April shares specific strategies to apply in time management, identifying energy drainers in your life, and finding what truly lights you up.

374: Breakthrough Coaching with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC
374: Breakthrough Coaching with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC

What habits and routines are you creating that will bring you the success you want in your life? How can you partner with others to help them do the same? The steps we take each day collectively add up to make a huge difference; don’t we want those steps to move us forward to more success? Join us to learn more in this episode!

Ben Kirk is a highly sought-after productivity and high-performance expert known for his direct approach to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals. His mantra is, “Do Better, Be Better, Win the Day,” which encapsulates his self-discipline, consistency, and accountability philosophy. He uses an innovative, custom-built, world-class digital platform that allows his clients to easily track their progress and see tangible results. His methods are designed to help his clients implement incremental changes that grow their success exponentially. Ben firmly believes that small changes create a major impact. His clients know him as their “Productivity PT,” and his accountability niche is tailored to the busy professional. He offers efficient, weekly 15-minute sessions that focus on the performance of the previous week, identify obstacles, and outline high-value tasks for the week ahead. All of this is tied to his clients’ quarterly and yearly goals, which were created using his proven method and digital platform. His work is not just about improving productivity, but it’s transforming lives.

373: How to Develop Success Habits and Routines with Ben Kirk
373: How to Develop Success Habits and Routines with Ben Kirk

What habits and routines are you creating that will bring you the success you want in your life? How can you partner with others to help them do the same? The steps we take each day collectively add up to make a huge difference; don’t we want those steps to move us forward to more success? Join us to learn more in this episode!

Ben Kirk is a highly sought-after productivity and high-performance expert known for his direct approach to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals. His mantra is, “Do Better, Be Better, Win the Day,” which encapsulates his self-discipline, consistency, and accountability philosophy. He uses an innovative, custom-built, world-class digital platform that allows his clients to easily track their progress and see tangible results. His methods are designed to help his clients implement incremental changes that grow their success exponentially. Ben firmly believes that small changes create a major impact. His clients know him as their “Productivity PT,” and his accountability niche is tailored to the busy professional. He offers efficient, weekly 15-minute sessions that focus on the performance of the previous week, identify obstacles, and outline high-value tasks for the week ahead. All of this is tied to his clients’ quarterly and yearly goals, which were created using his proven method and digital platform. His work is not just about improving productivity, but it’s transforming lives.

372: AI as an Asset for Your Business with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
372: AI as an Asset for Your Business with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

There is much buzz circulating around the topic of artificial intelligence, and if we want to stay relevant in today’s world, we cannot overlook its value as it relates to our coaching profession. Can we use AI ethically as an asset to build our business? I say emphatically, YES! AI is a valuable tool that can help streamline our operations, enhance customer service, and provide helpful data to drive decisions about product development and offerings.

In this episode, we will explore how we can start small with specific AI strategies to create a big bang in our businesses in concrete ways. In engaging with AI tools, we have to break the blocks we have around trying something new and take steps forward that may pull us out of our comfort zone. Another key issue with using AI tools is that we must remain ethical and responsible as AI tools develop and evolve in the future/; AI-generated content still needs to be in our words and carry our voice. Join me for this interesting look at how AI tools might be just the boost your business needs in 2024!

371: Speak to Grow Influence and Income with Kim Carpenter, PCC
371: Speak to Grow Influence and Income with Kim Carpenter, PCC

Public speaking is something most people either hate or love. In fact, the fear of public speaking ranks at the top of the list for many people! Wherever you fall on the spectrum, the truth is that you can increase your reach, visibility, influence, AND income through public speaking. Want to learn how to speak from a stage to attract others into your circle? Join us to learn more on today’s show!

Kim Carpenter is an executive and leadership coach with whom I’ve been privileged to work in various roles for more than 10 years. With a solid commitment to awakening unbounded human potential, Kim has spent the past 15 years helping business leaders and their teams hone their leadership and communication skills to navigate change and create breakthrough results. She is the founder and principal of People at the Center, a boutique consulting firm that helps organizations develop thriving company cultures that align with their values and boost their bottom line. In this episode, Kim shares her proven strategies and tips to help you go from hating public speaking to thriving and multiplying your income through this platform.

370: When Leaders Coach with Tom Burland, MBA, ACC
370: When Leaders Coach with Tom Burland, MBA, ACC

As 2023 is winding to a close, I’ll remind you that this episode is our final one before a holiday break at the end of the year. We will be back every Wednesday in 2024 with new episodes packed full of strategies, tools, and resources for coaches and leaders. We wish each listener the very happiest of holidays and much joy during this special season! Be kind to yourself and enjoy time with the special people in your life!
Today’s special episode is an interview with a valued friend and colleague. I’ve been able to serve as his instructor in coach training, and I’ve been privileged to work very closely with him for the past 18 months. Tom Burland is a seasoned professional with over 45 years of experience in building high-performing teams that drive impactful results. Throughout his career, Tom has held various leadership positions in all aspects of sales. One of his top passions is employee engagement and fostering emotional commitment in teams and organizations. He believes that these factors are crucial for organizational success and personal growth, so he developed and implemented his program within his organization. Serving as a trusted advisor and partner for organizations looking to elevate their performance through a coaching culture, Tom has positioned himself as the go-to expert on creating empowered, energetic, dynamic organizations through the power of coaching. I’m thrilled to introduce Tom to our listeners today!

369: Driving Business Engagement with Live Streaming with Tanya Smith
369: Driving Business Engagement with Live Streaming with Tanya Smith

What is the best way to connect with your audience? It all comes down to video! If you are not using live stream videos as part of your marketing strategy, you are losing out on massive opportunities. Join us in today’s show to find out why video is the best way to quickly and effectively engage with your audience.

Tanya Smith is a premier video coach, savvy business strategist, and the host of Stream Like A Boss TV. She is one of the most sought-after speakers on content marketing, known for her soothing voice and magnetic presence, and she understands what entrepreneurs need to do to drive business engagement. Tanya’s weekly live stream show, Stream Like A Boss (8 pm Eastern on Thursdays), is where she offers strategies and tools to help entrepreneurs attract people into their world and engage them. In today’s show, Tanya covers common objections about live stream content and techniques for diversifying video content to attract your audience and turn them into engaged clients. Tanya first joined us for Episode 24, Social Media Marketing, and I’m thrilled to welcome her back to the show to share more of her expertise.

368: Revisiting Trauma Mitigation Coaching with Kemia Sarraf, M.D.
368: Revisiting Trauma Mitigation Coaching with Kemia Sarraf, M.D.

Throughout our lives, we all experience a barrage of small “t” traumas, and when facing a crisis, we do whatever we can to get through it. However, once that crisis has passed, people often continue trying to deal with the trauma to re-establish their stability.
In March of 2021, amidst all the challenges of the COVID crisis, I had the privilege of interviewing the remarkable Dr. Kemia Sarraf. In our discussion, we dove into the reality of trauma, and Kermia explained how to mitigate its impact. That interview was one of our most popular and impactful interviews ever. This week, we revisit it.
Kemia, also known by many as Dr. K, is a physician, educator, and leadership coach with a sub-specialty in leadership and coaching on severe burnout, toxic stress, and trauma. She is the founder and CEO of Lodestar, a professional coaching and consulting firm using a 360-degree trauma-aware container for coaching, coach training, leadership training, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion facilitation.
Join us today to learn from Dr. K’s profound insights as she weaves her personal stories into her extensive coaching experience to navigate the delicate balance between coaching and therapy. This interview will enlighten you and hopefully leave you feeling lighter and more empowered!

367: A Truly Happy, Fulfilled Life with Daniel Mangena
367: A Truly Happy, Fulfilled Life with Daniel Mangena

What does it mean to live a truly happy and fulfilled life? As coaches, that is something we all need to consider.
My guest for today, Daniel Mangena, helps people live abundant, joyful, and purpose-driven lives. He is the CEO of Dream With Dan and Dream Inc., in addition to being the author of four best-selling books, a radio host, an international speaker, a master money manifester, and the creator of the Beyond Intention Paradigm.
Daniel is the ideal guest to kick off Thanksgiving week because he embodies the true essence of gratitude! He has a wealth of experience to share today, so join us as we dive into the art of dreaming big and explore how he crafted his unique brand and the mindset that drives his success.
Stay tuned to learn the keys to realizing your dreams and unlocking a happy, fulfilling, and proactive life!

366: Is Your Client Lonely? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
366: Is Your Client Lonely? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

As 2023 winds down, many people are dealing with much more than shopping and planning holiday celebrations. The struggles with depression, anxiety, and loneliness intensify during this time, and these struggles are a real obstacle for many people. The US Surgeon General recently spoke about a study on the loneliness epidemic here in the US and how this pressing issue affects millions of people across the globe. The study revealed that 33% of the world’s population is lonely!

How can the coaching partnership help turn the tides on loneliness? Let’s talk about what loneliness looks like and how we, as coaches, can use our conversations and relationships to bring awareness and help counter this epidemic. Join us!

365: Judger or Learner? Your Choice: Marilee Adams, Ph.D.
365: Judger or Learner? Your Choice: Marilee Adams, Ph.D.

Are you a judger or a learner in the questions you ask? As coaches, we should always be refining our skills with a methodology that we bring forward for our clients, and no one exemplifies that better than my guest today. Join us to learn the importance of the questions we ask and the mindset behind them!

Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and pioneer in the fields of inquiry-based coaching, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. She is also an executive coach, coach educator, keynote speaker, and the originator of the Question Thinking™ methodologies. She is the CEO/Founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consultant for organizations large and small, an affiliate instructor for Weatherhead Executive Education at Case-Western Reserve University, and served for ten years as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her bestselling book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Results, is a mainstay for coaches everywhere.

Dr. Adams and her team at the Inquiry Institute provide training for coaches, leaders, and teams in the Question Thinking™ methodology, working with many high-powered organizations and leaders across the world.

364: How to Run Paid Ads and Grow Profit: Luke Charlton
364: How to Run Paid Ads and Grow Profit: Luke Charlton

Have you wondered how you can use paid advertising in your coaching business? Experts abound on this topic with a multitude of opinions about how to best grow your business. My goal is to give you valuable information to aid in making the best decisions for you, and running paid ads is, without a doubt, the best way to grow your business. Want to know more? Join us for today’s STaR Coach Show!

In 2013, Luke Charlton (aka The Aussie Hermit) decided to quit his comfortable six-figure-per-year government job, move halfway around the world, and start an online business as a coach. Thinking he knew enough about marketing to survive in one of the most expensive cities in the world (London), he quickly realized this online thing wasn’t as easy as it looked. Through years of trial and error that left him struggling and nearly going bankrupt, Luke finally discovered the formula for online success. Since then he has helped over 4,000 coaches grow their businesses online. In addition, he has been featured in The Six-Figure Coach Magazine, has spent over $16 million on advertising, has helped clients generate over $50 million in sales, and has written winning ads for world-leading experts such as Bob Proctor, Mike Dillard, Neil Patel, Grace Lever, and many more. Now he spends his days as a hermit living somewhere near Byron Bay as he runs his ad agency and teaches other coaches how to get consistently high-paying clients with paid advertising.

363: Your Coaching Truth: Mike Green, MCC
363: Your Coaching Truth: Mike Green, MCC

Are you living your truth in the way you show up for your coaching clients? As coaches, it is essential that we listen and communicate well to help others be the best they can be along their journey, and no matter what our level of experience, there are always more opportunities for learning and growth. Join us to learn how to show up as the best and truest version of yourself!

Mike Green is the author of Wandermust: A Hero’s Journey to Seven Truths. He is a global keynote speaker, facilitator, and Master Certified Coach with over 30 years and 11,000 hours of international human performance experience. As an “adventurer of leadership,” Mike has traveled to and worked with individuals and organizations in over 63 countries on all seven continents in a multicultural array of top corporations and outfits. From this depth of experience in living an adventurous outdoor life, Mike coaches his clients to identify their leadership truths, be more congruent leaders, and create better experiences for the people they lead.

362: Build a Rock Star Marketing Team: Nikki Nash
362: Build a Rock Star Marketing Team: Nikki Nash

Today’s show will help your business-building perspective as we dive deep into marketing. My guest will move the dial for you whether you are building a coaching business or using your entrepreneurial skills in other ways. You’ll learn valuable information about building your marketing team to spur the future growth of your business. Join us!

Nikki Nash is a master marketer who is known for crafting mind-blowing strategies, assembling kick-butt marketing teams, and freeing visionary CEOs from the marketing grind. Her previous work was in helping Fortune 500 companies and tech startups create more money. Now, she spends her time helping business owners meet their goals and reach their dreams. She hosts the podcast, Market Your Genius, and has written a book by the same name. You’ll learn what to consider in building and hiring a rockstar marketing team as you hear Nikki’s innovative approach to filling your programs with dream clients.

361: When Leaders Were Children with Dr. Stephen Barden
361: When Leaders Were Children with Dr. Stephen Barden

Leadership is one of our core topics here at the STaR Coach Show. Everyone encounters leadership opportunities at points along their journey, and we all need exemplary leadership ahead of us to forge the way forward. A pivotal concept we are exploring today is that what happened in childhood directly links to the way people exercise their leadership as adults. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Stephen Barden is an esteemed strategic, business, and operational partner to corporate leaders and organizations. He works globally coaching clients in the UK, US, Europe, and Asia, following his previous decades of experience at CEO and executive board levels across media, technology, and communication sectors. His thriving private practice began in 2001 with his approach to helping his clients achieve strategic zenith while maintaining ethical integrity. At an individual level, he empowers the leaders and managers he works with to wield their authority effectively. Dr. Barden’s book, How Successful Leaders Do Business With Their World, is a testament to his passion for fostering partnerships between leaders and stakeholders. You’ll hear what his years of research have taught him about how leaders recover, regenerate, and create collaborative and successful environments, along with barriers that leaders encounter. He shares the findings of his fascinating research with leaders about the assumptions they adopted in childhood around the world and their place in it.

360: Be Seen and Shine: Show Up with Ease with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
360: Be Seen and Shine: Show Up with Ease with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

How are you getting in front of your audience? Today’s technology with social media and video opportunities opens doors that would have cost us thousands of dollars just a few years ago. Yet so many coaches have a real hesitancy about and resistance to getting in front of their audience with live video.

Today’s episode covers how you can eliminate barriers, access resources, and optimize your impact on the world by tapping into live video. I’m sharing ten strategies to help you show up, shine, and step into the video space with more consistency, confidence, and flair. Join me to learn more!

359: The Business of Coaching: Tomas Keenan
359: The Business of Coaching: Tomas Keenan

One common failure of coaches is in the business arena. Many of us love our coaching work, but we make costly mistakes in running our businesses successfully. My guest today shares his journey to entrepreneurship and how he learned to love the business of business. Join us to learn more!

Tomas Keenan is best known for his humble beginnings and lengthy career as a custom car audio installer. He is the epitome of a technician-turned-COO and has turned his learning into a profession as a successful coach for other industry leaders and business owners. He works with entrepreneurs who don’t want to be average but want to crush seven-figure plus businesses. He has been featured in Forbes, Mobile Electronics Magazine, CE Outlook, CEO Blog Nation, Fit Small Business, The Startup Growth, The Goodmen Project, and numerous blogs and podcasts. Tomas is a sought-after public speaker, two-time bestselling author, and Step It Up Entrepreneur Podcast host. He states that the key to his success is making progress every day, regardless of how small it may be. His latest book is Unf*ck Your Business: Stop Business Self-Sabotage by Getting Clear on Your Core Values NOW.

358: The What: Your Marketing Mojo with Sue Schöning (Part 2)
358: The What: Your Marketing Mojo with Sue Schöning (Part 2)

This BONUS episode is Part 2 of a special business-building series for coaches: The Why, What and How of Being a Wildly Successful Coach. In today’s show, you’ll learn the common problems that coaches face, what we need to do differently, and what we need to create as offers to give our clients the best value. Join us to learn more about developing your marketing mojo!
We wrap up this three-part series by inviting you to join us for a free, live webinar. Register today for the webinar on September 29 at 1 pm ET.
Sue Schöning is a coach with over 30,000 hours of individual and group client hours. Her work is exclusively online and connects her with global clients, including business executives, sports stars, media personalities, and other coaches. Drawing on her business and professional experience, Sue works across a broad range of different life circumstances, coming into her coaching career after transitioning from a nursing career. In 2013, she partnered with her husband, Franz, to create Coach Automator, an online marketing and business automation management platform aimed specifically at the coaching, wellness, and healing industry. Coach Automator is the perfect blend of Sue’s many years in business and marketing and her vast experience in the coaching and healing arena.

357: The 4 Voices Impacting Your Life and Business: Jenn Beninger
357: The 4 Voices Impacting Your Life and Business: Jenn Beninger

I hope you are enjoying the transition to fall like I am! Fall is the perfect time to prep for the coming year, and today’s topic fits perfectly into that concept. We are discussing the voices within us, the messages they give us, and how those messages impact our businesses and lives. Join us to learn more from today’s expert guest!

Jenn Beninger is the founder of Genius Unlocked and the CEO of the Genius Unlocked Institute, a board-certified company where she teaches coaches, leaders, and mentors to transform their personal and professional lives. Through her thousands of hours of executive experience, Jenn has refined the art of coaching others on how to delve into what’s holding them back and guiding them to successfully live in their purpose by calling on their intuition. “Achieving Mastery” is one of Jenn’s core values, and it’s been at the center of her education, training, and work with coaches of all types.

356: Why It Is Critical to Have an Online Presence with Sue Schöning
356: Why It Is Critical to Have an Online Presence with Sue Schöning

This BONUS episode is Part 1 of a special business-building series for coaches: The Why, What, and How of Being a Wildly Successful Coach. In today’s show, you’ll learn why an online presence is critical to your coaching business. My guest explains what you need to be doing as a coach, what you need to stop doing, and the things that are a complete waste of your time. Join us for this opening session of our series and come back for next week’s Part 2. We wrap up the three-part series with a live webinar on September 29 at noon (central time). Don’t miss it!

Sue Schöning is a coach with over 30,000 hours of individual and group client hours. Her work is exclusively online and connects her with global clients, including business executives, sports stars, media personalities, and other coaches. Drawing on her business and professional experience, Sue works across a broad range of different life circumstances, coming into her coaching career after transitioning from a nursing career. In 2013, she partnered with her husband, Franz, to create Coach Automator, an online marketing and business automation management platform aimed specifically at the coaching, wellness, and healing industry. Coach Automator is the perfect blend of Sue’s many years in business and marketing and her vast experience in the coaching and healing arena.

355: Market Through Emotional Connection: Chantal Cornelius
355: Market Through Emotional Connection: Chantal Cornelius

What would make 2024 a stellar year for you? As we enter the fall season, it’s the perfect time to assess your 2023 goals and look ahead to new accomplishments in a very successful 2024. If improving your marketing skills would help make 2024 a banner year for your business, today’s show is for you. My guest loves marketing, and she’s here to elevate our marketing process around understanding our client’s emotions. You’ll learn five strategies to be a better marketer and grow your business. Join us to learn more!

Chantal Cornelius started Appletree Marketing in 2000 and has helped hundreds of coaches, consultants, and speakers grow their businesses. She is the author of two books about growing successful businesses through marketing, and she is hard at work on a third book. Away from work, Chantal enjoys riding her horses, walking her dog, and working in her garden.

354: Vertical Development and Coaching: Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC
354: Vertical Development and Coaching: Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC

What are you doing to keep your coaching skills strong? How are you bringing your impact into the world? Today’s show is packed with new tools and techniques in our informative conversation around better communication and ways to honor the growth and development of others while leaning into partnership. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC, is an adult development researcher, group facilitator, executive coach, and founder of the Vertical Development Institute. For over 15 years, she has been supporting the development of leaders toward the later stages of psychological complexity and maturity. Alis is an experienced coach educator and mentor, having accompanied hundreds of coaches on their path to credentialing. She has a master’s degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy and a Ph.D. in Vertical Development. Alis aims to blend adult development research and coaching practice to create innovative coaching techniques and more effective learning interventions for future leaders. You’ll be inspired by Alis and her expertise.

353: Tap into Your Genius Zone: Ruth Klein
353: Tap into Your Genius Zone: Ruth Klein

Tapping into the genius zone of your work creates a flow into your purpose and allows you to offer your work unapologetically and confidently. If you need a push to tap into your genius zone more fully, today’s show is just the one for you. Join us to learn more!
Ruth Klein is a Brand Visibility Strategist, a Master Book Coach, and the CEO of Expert Celebrity Branding. This author of seven bestselling books works with high-achieving entrepreneurs, coaches, sales professionals, and company founders to help them reach bold goals. Her focus is for her clients to expand into bigger possibilities, higher income, and unimaginable impact. Throughout her successful career spanning over 30 years, she has helped her clients create a 360-degree brand and convert their expertise and content into books, speeches, high-ticket programs, expansive incomes, and bold results. In today’s interview, Ruth brings her high energy level forward to offer listeners clarity and inspiration to step into their genius zone.

352: How to Respond to an RFP: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
352: How to Respond to an RFP: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

I love it when episode topics pop up organically in the STaR Coach Community. A community member recently faced the challenge of creating a proposal for an organization around assessments and coaching. In guiding her through the proposal process, I knew this would be a topic of interest and a great benefit to other coaches.

In this episode, you will learn the key elements to consider when creating a proposal, along with strategies that are applicable to individual and team coaching. This episode is packed with practical information to help you learn the best strategies for responding to an RFP (request for proposal). Join us to learn more!

351: Blow Up the Rules: Lynn Young, PCC
351: Blow Up the Rules: Lynn Young, PCC

Are you stuck in your coaching career? We are challenging you today to get out of the box! Life is full of change and evolution, both for our clients and ourselves, and we cannot let ourselves get too comfortable and be limited by our self-imposed boundaries. It’s time to live in your authentic fullness with energy, freedom, and joy! If you need help blowing up the rules and climbing out of your rut, join us for this episode!

Lynn Young, PCC, is a Co-Active Coach, motivational speaker, founding Mama of the Badass Sagers, and the author of the Amazon bestselling book, Red Hot Living. She believes that life is juicier when we are playing, taking risks, and serving the common good. Lynn is a global citizen and ambassador for joy who colors outside the lines and knows that life is truly a gift. She holds a MA from the University of Colorado, is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach, and was formerly a coach with the Center for Creative Leadership. She lives in Colorado and adores color, sunshine, her amazing family, and savoring dark chocolate.

350: Ethics: The Backbone of Our Industry: Cecilia Engquist, PCC
350: Ethics: The Backbone of Our Industry: Cecilia Engquist, PCC

I’m delighted to welcome you to this milestone of Episode 350, which means we have built a comprehensive library of expert interviews and resources. I invite you to explore our website for more! Today’s guest shares why coaching ethics is a focus of her work and is essentially the backbone of our profession. Join us to learn more!

349: 6 Mindfulness Practices to Restore AutonomyGuest: Dr. Gail Gazelle, MCC
349: 6 Mindfulness Practices to Restore Autonomy
Guest: Dr. Gail Gazelle, MCC

Mindfulness is a word that is thrown around in coaching and therapy circles, but many people don’t know what it is. Today’s show teaches you what mindfulness is and how to apply it to improve your life. We have practical tips to engage with more mindfulness and step into your autonomy to make beneficial choices that impact your life and business. Join us!

My guest is Dr. Gail Gazelle, a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School assistant professor, and Master Certified Coach. Her work with physicians and as a mindfulness/meditation teacher merge beautifully in her current role. She joined us previously for Episode 213 where we discussed how physicians can beat burnout and thrive with coaching, but her wisdom also applies to those in non-medical professions. For the past decade, she has coached over 500 physicians and physician leaders. Our discussion centers around the content of her newest book, Mindful MD: 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Your Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout. Dr. Gazelle’s work has been featured in diverse venues such as the New England Journal of Medicine, CNN, Medical Economics, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

348: What’s Your Highest Impact Action? with Jeanne Omlor
348: What’s Your Highest Impact Action? with Jeanne Omlor

Those of us who have been in the coaching field for many years have a responsibility to help those coming into our profession, and we want to make the path forward as clear as possible for them. Today’s guest and I are discussing the lessons we have learned in our many years of entrepreneurship with the hope of inspiring and encouraging other coaches. Join us to learn more in today’s packed show!
Marsha Clark is an executive coach and independent consultant who founded Marsha Clark and Associates in 2000. She has extensive experience in coaching, delivering workshops, and training around leadership development and more. As the author of Choose, written in 2004, Marsha has recently published Embracing Your Power: A Woman’s Path to Authentic Leadership and Meaningful Relationships. She has graciously prepared a download of her 23 best lessons learned, so please find that valuable resource here.

347: Shared Lessons on Entrepreneurial Success with Marsha Clark
347: Shared Lessons on Entrepreneurial Success with Marsha Clark

Those of us who have been in the coaching field for many years have a responsibility to help those coming into our profession, and we want to make the path forward as clear as possible for them. Today’s guest and I are discussing the lessons we have learned in our many years of entrepreneurship with the hope of inspiring and encouraging other coaches. Join us to learn more in today’s packed show!
Marsha Clark is an executive coach and independent consultant who founded Marsha Clark and Associates in 2000. She has extensive experience in coaching, delivering workshops, and training around leadership development and more. As the author of Choose, written in 2004, Marsha has recently published Embracing Your Power: A Woman’s Path to Authentic Leadership and Meaningful Relationships. She has graciously prepared a download of her 23 best lessons learned, so please find that valuable resource here.

346: How to Slay Your Dragons: Cedric Bertelli
346: How to Slay Your Dragons: Cedric Bertelli

The reality is that we coach human beings who have emotions, even though many coaches admit their struggles when emotions rise to the surface with our clients. How do we honor the line between coaching and therapy while demonstrating our confidence in working with emotions? That’s our focus for today’s show. Join us!
Cedric Bertelli is a recognized expert in Emotional Resolution (EmRes), a revolutionary approach to emotional healing that has transformed the lives of countless individuals. As the founder and director of the Emotional Health Institute (EHI), Cedric has dedicated his career to helping people overcome stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other negative emotions by using powerful tools and techniques. After a drastic career change, Cedric began his journey into Emotional Resolution in 2009 in his home country of France. Since then, he has honed his expertise and developed a deep understanding of how emotions function in the human psyche. At EHI, Cedric and his team provide training and education to mental health professionals, coaches, and educators, helping them integrate Emotional Resolution into their practices. In addition, Cedric works directly with clients, providing individualized support and guidance to help them overcome emotional challenges and improve their overall well-being. With a passion for empowering people to take control of their emotional health, he has helped transform lives, and his expertise continues to drive innovation and progress in the field of emotional healing. In our conversation, Cedric shares how we can use Emotional Resolution as a tool to help us be more confident and competent when a client experiences emotional upheaval, and he explains what neuroscience has contributed to this field.

345: Entrepreneurial Independence: Truth or Fiction? Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
345: Entrepreneurial Independence: Truth or Fiction? Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Here in the US, we just celebrated Independence Day and the democracy, freedom, and independence that are wrapped up in the July 4th Holiday. In keeping with that theme, I wanted to focus today’s show on the independence and freedom we can find in our businesses. Every entrepreneur dreams of a life of freedom in running their business, but, very often, that’s not the case as the business ends up taking over every aspect of life.

Coaches become coaches for many different reasons and at many different phases of life; many times, someone becomes a coach after a lengthy, unsatisfying career in another field. So I ask, is YOUR business freedom-producing in your life? Let’s explore the most common pain points for coaches, and I’m including references to several past episodes where you can find more detailed ideas and solutions (See Resources). Join me to learn strategies to lessen your pain points and grow in independence, freedom, and joy in your entrepreneurial journey.

344: How to Get on TV and Captivate the Audience: Ronny Leber
344: How to Get on TV and Captivate the Audience: Ronny Leber

You can’t be a secret and a success at the same time. We want to be an expert in our field so people are drawn to work with us, and that means we have to be in front of them. There are specific steps to take around our messaging, capturing the attention of our audience, and delivering what we want people to hear, whether that’s through live social media appearances, writing a blog, or appearing on TV shows. My guest has proven expert tips to share in today’s show. Join us!
Ronny Leber is a renowned keynote speaker, stadium host, and legacy coach from Austria. He has entertained 5 million people worldwide through live sporting events, corporate events, and seminars. Since 2021, Ronny has logged over 1500 hours of live television as a host and anchorman. He has secrets to share about appearing on TV and maximizing every opportunity. Ronny hosts the weekly Ronny Leber Show, where he brings inspiring guests from the world of sports, business, and entertainment to viewers to share stories of success and overcoming obstacles in life. The Ronny Leber Show is available on YouTube and all major podcast providers.

343: Building Team Cohesiveness: Dr. Ellen Zimmerman, PCC
343: Building Team Cohesiveness: Dr. Ellen Zimmerman, PCC

Communication is EVERYTHING, and this applies to every human relationship–not just the field of coaching. When it comes to coaching teams, we know that everyone comes to the table with their own style of communicating, including the motivators and stressors that make them do what they do. How can we, as coaches, help teams learn about different communication styles so they can see through a different lens and be open to collaboration? That’s our topic up for discussion today. I hope you’ll join us to learn more!

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman is the owner of Ellen Zimmerman Consulting, LLC. She teaches graduate and undergraduate human resource and leadership courses at Lamar University. She is a co-lead for the International Coaching Federation’s Executive and Leadership Community of Practice, the vice president of the Texas Coaches’ Coalition, and one of a limited number of Dare to Lead®️ facilitators (selected and trained directly by Brené Brown). Ellen believes that creativity is the key to learning in everything from coaching questions to the development of learning opportunities and strategic planning. “The best way to get unstuck is to do things differently.” In this episode, we are discussing how organizations can change when teams operate more collaboratively and cohesively by communicating differently. Ellen shares the assessment tool she uses to begin the coaching conversation, and she walks us through her process with teams in setting up engagement.

342: Organization or Individual? Who’s Your Target Market?
342: Organization or Individual? Who’s Your Target Market?

Who is your target market? As coaches, we bring our specialties, expertise, and passion to the table, and some of us thrive in helping individuals unlock their full potential, while others excel in navigating organizational dynamics. Both avenues have their purpose and rewards, and today, we’ll explore how they differ and the impact they can have on your coaching experience. Your target market determines how best to build your coaching brand. We exist in a world driven by social media and various avenues of communication, so it’s important to understand the nuances of marketing and how to establish your presence and build your brand in ways that are tailored to your chosen coaching direction.

Let’s explore some of the similarities and differences we should consider in engaging with our target market, whether individual clients or organizations. Join us to learn more in today’s show!

341: Revisiting The Masterful Partnership
341: Revisiting The Masterful Partnership

Today’s show features an encore edition of one of my most popular episodes.

Occasionally, I like to do a summary show with powerful key pieces of interviews with previous guests. A summary show gives us a different perspective on a particular topic. Other summary shows include Episode 66 on key business-building tips, Episode 86 on how to use a strengths focus in coaching, Episode 100 with crucial nuggets of wisdom from our first 100 shows, and Episode 114, which shared bonus content usually only available to my membership subscribers.
Today’s show is another summary episode about The Essence of Mastery Summit and the incredible opportunity to learn from this group of Masterful Coaches and earn core competency continuing education credits. Since I’ve interviewed 7 of the 14 featured coaches, I’ve put together a few highlights from those 7 interviews as we explore how to show up masterfully in partnership with our clients.

340: Minding Your Mental Health: Dr. Jane Phillips
340: Minding Your Mental Health: Dr. Jane Phillips

Your mental health matters! As helping professionals, we have to understand how important our mental health is in allowing us to be our very best for our clients. In my 20+ years as a psychotherapist, I have learned how crucial it is to pay attention to the patterns and situations that arise in our lives. When we constantly focus on the problems of others, it is easy to neglect our own mental health and well-being. To help us dive into this important topic, I reached out to a good friend and colleague, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for this episode.

Dr. Jane Phillips is the owner of North Texas Family Solutions located in Granbury, Texas. She has been a practicing therapist since 2000, working with children, families, and couples affected by family court litigation and crisis. She profoundly understands the stress felt by adults and children involved in divorce and custody disputes and actively works with family members to explore creative solutions to those difficult circumstances caused by separation and divorce. Dr. Jane helps us identify what we should pay attention to in our own mental well-being and how to best help our clients.

339: What’s Your Unique Recipe for Power, Poise & Presence? with Lizette Warner, Ph.D.
339: What’s Your Unique Recipe for Power, Poise & Presence? with Lizette Warner, Ph.D.

Are you using your authentic voice? Sometimes we have to step “into the scary” to take the journey toward growth and progress. We have to lean into who we are and what we need to do to move forward. I know you will learn a lot from today’s guest. I hope you’ll join us!

Dr. Lizette Warner is a business leadership coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. With years of executive healthcare expertise, she’s also a biomarker expert, which she explains in this interview. She is the author of Power, Poise, and Presence: A New Approach to Authentic Leadership. Lizette is also a former student of mine through the UTD program, and I’m thrilled to shine the spotlight on her incredible work.

338: Creating My Offer: Career Self-Care: Susan Collins, ACC
338: Creating My Offer: Career Self-Care: Susan Collins, ACC

How do you create products and offers that your clients need? We are covering this topic in today’s episode. Let’s talk about how you can lean into your expertise and be in control of your “talent strategy.”

I’m thrilled to be joined by Susan Collins, a friend, and client of mine. She’s a former talent acquisition leader who has had a front-row seat to watching careers rise and fall, always staying curious about why some people thrive and others, though incredibly talented, never realize their potential. With her extensive experience in the corporate arena, she has guided thousands of people through career decisions. Now, as a Career Growth Coach, Susan is focused on helping leaders create meaningful goals, find their way to successful career paths, and work with no regret. She takes an innovative approach to assist people in developing personal talent strategies so they can take control of their own career journeys. Her framework, the 8 Career Narratives, guides leaders as they navigate the corporate ladder to success.

337: Your Hidden Driver of Excellence with Robin Hills
337: Your Hidden Driver of Excellence with Robin Hills

We are diving deep into the world of emotional intelligence in today’s show, just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. We will explore the many facets of emotional intelligence and how it impacts our daily lives along with the idea that emotions contain data, and they can help us gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and those around us. Whether you’re looking to improve your relationships, better manage stress and anxiety, or simply gain a better understanding of your own emotional landscape, I hope you’ll join us for a journey of discovery and growth in the fascinating world of emotional intelligence.

336: What’s Your Value Proposition? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
336: What’s Your Value Proposition? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

How do YOU set the stage for the value of coaching?

In other words, what’s your value proposition? Since coaching is a relatively new and often misunderstood profession, many conversations are called coaching when they are something else entirely. In trying to create clarity about what we do with our clients, many coaches define their profession by saying what it is NOT, and I don’t believe that perspective brings value to our coaching. Let’s take a deeper look at how we set the stage for the value of coaching. Join me for this solo episode as I share four specific strategies for building and sharing your value proposition.

335: Our Two Paths to Masterful Coaching: Lisa Dare
335: Our Two Paths to Masterful Coaching: Lisa Dare

Showing up as our best and engaging with others with the best tools and techniques are at the heart of the coaching profession. Honing these skills with mastery helps us as leaders, in our relationships, and in the ways we engage. My guest today embodies the best of these skills, and I’m thrilled that she is joining us for this rich conversation. Join us now to strengthen your coaching muscles!

Lisa Dare is a multi-faceted certified and accredited professional coach who is also a management consultant and facilitator. Her expertise is leadership development, change management, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning. She brings over 20 years of experience in different industries and roles. A former pharmacist with a degree from the University of Alberta, she still resides in Canada. Her coaching certification and advanced leadership training are through the Coaches Training Institute.

334: What Makes Gen Z Tick? with Dr. Robert Sullivan
334: What Makes Gen Z Tick? with Dr. Robert Sullivan

There are more different generations in today’s workforce than possibly at any other time in history.  Coaches and leaders must understand what each generation brings to the table and the special needs of each one. My guest helps us zoom in on Gen Z in today’s show. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Robert Sullivan has been a university professor for over 20 years and is presently the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dallas Baptist University. His background includes experience in political science, law, and urban planning. In today’s conversation, Dr. Sullivan helps us identify the characteristics of Gen Zers and understand different generations with perspectives of understanding and collaboration. He is the author of What’s the Plan? and hosts The Wonkyfied Podcast.

333: 5 Steps to Boost Your Sales Success: Nikki Rausch
333: 5 Steps to Boost Your Sales Success: Nikki Rausch

I hear many coaches say that they struggle to have smooth sales conversations and discovery calls. It is common to find yourself tongue-tied when it comes to naming your price and making the sales offer for someone to work with you. Fortunately for us, my guest today knows the sales process and has simple steps to help us be more confident and find sales success! Join us to learn Nikki’s sales secrets!

Nikki Rausch is the CEO of Sales Maven. She has the unique ability to transform the often misunderstood and scary selling process. Her 25+ years of selling to prestigious organizations like The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and NASA have helped her shatter sales records and garner several top producer awards along the way. Nikki works today with entrepreneurs and small business owners as she shows them how to sell successfully and authentically. She has written three books, one of which (The Selling Staircase) aligns perfectly with today’s topic. Listen to Nikki’s “5 Steps” that can prepare you to have the enrollment conversations that will make a difference in your business.

332: Coaching the Secret Sauce for Leadership
332: Coaching the Secret Sauce for Leadership

Coaching is a powerful tool for leaders to use to empower their teams and encourage others to reach their full potential. What are the benefits and impacts for leaders who apply coaching to their leadership style? We are breaking it down in today’s episode. Join us to learn more!

In today’s show, I’m sharing insights and perspectives from a few of the leaders I’ve had the honor to teach and train. I’ll share with you their words about their training, how they evolved throughout the process, and what was most helpful to them along the way. I hope you’ll be inspired to explore how coaching can transform leadership and take it to the next level.

331: How to Develop a Magnetic Mindset with Meena Kumari Adnani
331: How to Develop a Magnetic Mindset with Meena Kumari Adnani

What are the stories you are telling yourself about how you engage with the sales process? The mindset we take is formed by our beliefs about our identity, integrity, and general view of sales. Would you like to be more magnetic in the sales process for your business and more comfortable in engaging with others? You’ve come to the right place! Join us to learn more from today’s expert guest!

Meena Adnani is a business and self-empowerment coach for female entrepreneurs. She qualified as a solicitor in England and as an attorney in New York; after several years of practicing law, she took on senior leadership positions in multinational companies, overseeing their business development and sales and marketing. In 2016, Meena went from multiple six figures to zero in her bank account due to a huge financial loss. Within two years, she rebuilt herself and surpassed seven figures through her coaching business. Since then, she has been mentoring women to start and scale their online businesses so they can increase to six figures and create financial and time freedom in their lives.

330: How Coaching Can Grow Your Consulting Business: Dr. Steven Goodwin, ACC
330: How Coaching Can Grow Your Consulting Business: Dr. Steven Goodwin, ACC

Coaching and consulting are two different roles that are often misunderstood, but they can work together beautifully to maximize your business impact and results. Our topic is how coaching can grow your consulting business. Today’s expert guest shares more in this conversation. Join us!

Dr. Steven Goodwin is the president and CEO of TurningWest, a national consulting firm that specializes in organization development and leadership. As a perpetual cheerleader for personal and organizational transformation, Steven has been a pastor, consultant, and coach. His life work is to enable organizations to harness the human potential embodied within each group so that they can create a more just world. He believes we all need to become better communicators through conflict and better at using that energy to make stronger relationships and better decisions. He is the author of Catching the Next Wave: Leadership Strategies for Turn-Around Congregations, along with several workbooks and articles. He is currently hard at work on a new book with the working title of Realigning Culture: Creating Organizational Transformation that Lasts.

329: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: Dr. Marcia Reynolds
329: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: Dr. Marcia Reynolds

Do you need clarity on coaching the person rather than the problem? You’ve chosen the right show to learn more masterful coaching skills from today’s expert guest. Join us!

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a Master Certified Coach who is the president of Covisioning, a leadership training and coaching firm. She is a former ICF President who is hired by organizations around the world to evoke transformation through conversations. Not only is she the author of Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry, but she also wrote Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone. Marcia was a previous guest on Episode 40, in which we talked about emotional intelligence, and I’m delighted to welcome her back to the show.

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