How to Achieve your Dreams with a Life Coach

Stuck doing what you SHOULD do, instead of what you WANT?

It’s a common problem. People go through life thinking they know what will make them happy, get a degree, work for years in their field, and realize it’s not what they want at all. But what can they do?

Life Coach and Author Lisa Panos talks to host Mary McCarthy about what she sees holding people back, and what they can do about it.

What is a Life Coach? Lisa describes her job as “…a personal trainer for the mind. Life coaches help people who are healthy, but just need to get stronger. They have an area in their lives they want to improve, and I’m here to help them figure out what that is, figure out the obstacles they need to do that, and then the steps how to get there.”

What You Will Learn:

  • How a Life Coach can help you
  • Why Lisa became a Life Coach
  • Lisa’s advice to you, to help you identify and go after what you want in life

Lisa Panos                                                                                                                                  Author l Certified Life Coach l Speaker & Workshop Facilitator                                      Lisa Panos Life Coaching                                                                             lisa@lisapanos.com                                                                                                                   Lisa’s Book: “Big Girl Pants”

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Medical Marijuana & its Impact on Microbusiness

Is your microbusiness prepared to handle medical marijuana in the workplace?     A poll found 42% of small businesses surveyed had no written marijuana policy and 74% did not require drug testing. Is your small business one of them? If it is, you risk lawsuits and losing federal funding to your business. While dozens of states have approved medical marijuana, it is still against federal law.

“There’s important information that employers have to know, and they have to implement to either prevent medical marijuana in the workplace or to prevent losing funding in the workplace. So if they work for and get federal funding they could potentially lose that federal funding as a result of medical marijuana in the workplace.”

Dyann McDowell is the President of Training Marbles, Inc., which offers training and consulting to businesses on topics like medical marijuana. Dyann talks to host Mary McCarthy about her experiences with medical marijuana policies, and why businesses of every size must have these policies in place.

What You Will Learn:

  • What you need to understand about medical marijuana laws to protect your business and employees
  • Dyann’s recommendations for medical marijuana policies and drug testing
  • Who to consult if you do not have a policy yet

Dyann McDowell                                                                                                                 President of Training Marbles                                       dmcdowell@trainingmarbles.com                                                                  (844)3MARBLES

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

EMyth: Manager, Technician, or Entrepreneur?

Are you the Manager, Technician, or Entrepreneur in your small business? The answer is important to know your strengths as the leader of your company. The challenge is that you don’t typically have strength in all three.

Host Mary McCarthy talks to Michael Diercks about the popular book, “EMyth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael Gerber.  It was published more than 30 years ago, but still has many insights for entrepreneurs today.

Michael is the owner of Performance Leadership Group, LLC, which provides training, leadership, and coaching to entrepreneurs. Mary is the President of YMT Consultants, a small business consulting firm, and Co-Founder at the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Michael says you should think of the roles in terms of Time, Talent, and Treasure: Time – the Manager                                                                                                                     Talent – the Technician                                                                                                      Treasure – the Entrepreneur

“It’s important that {small business owners} accept who they are, and know that it’s not bad. Then you are willing to say, I’m not this… so let me find that person that can help me. It’s not a weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” – Michael Diercks

What You Will Learn:

  • How to decide if you are the Manager, the Technician, or the Entrepreneur, and the strengths of each role
  • How to “fill in the gaps” of the other skills you don’t have
  • How a book published in 1986 is still relevant to small business owners today
  • Some examples of ways to get creative in your business without spending all of your time working

Book: “EMyth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael Gerber

Michael Diercks                                                                                                                       Owner, Performance Leadership Group, LLC                                                           Consultant with YMT Consultants                                                                          614-937-1018                                                                                                                      mike@plg-ohio.com

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

EQ & Steps to Feel Smarter With Your Business

Is your success in business dictated by how intelligent you are, or how smart you appear to be? Some people say Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can make all the difference for how successful someone will be in work and life.

This week, host Mary McCarthy and co-host Sharon DeLay debate the Forbes article, “Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are,” and share their tips for entrepreneurs looking to increase their EQ.

What is EQ? Sharon defines it as “Being self-aware, and understanding that self-awareness, and how to interact productively and positively with the people around you.” It’s also understanding how others perceive you.

Host Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, a small business consulting firm, and Co-Founder at the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.   Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, an outsourced Human Resources service for small businesses.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why Emotional Intelligence is important to an entrepreneur
  • The EQ traits that should really matter to a small business owner and entrepreneur
  • Mary and Sharon’s take on the Forbes article, and the points they agree with (and really don’t agree with!)

Related Reading: “Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are”

Sharon DeLay
GO-HR
4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43229
P (614) 473-0122
sharon.delay@go-hr.biz
http://www.go-hr.biz/

 

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Marketing is a Game Changer for Your Business

Making a great product and providing an incredible service does not guarantee success. A real game changer for most businesses is their marketing. To achieve the success you want, you may need to think less about your own motivations, and more about what your clients really want.

Chad Ebert is the owner of the Powell Academy of Music, which trains students of all ages through music education. The music academy struggled to get enough students during its first five years, and has grown so much in the last three that he’s preparing to open a second location in Lewis Center.

What changed? Chad says it’s because they are a music academy that thinks like a marketing company. He talks to host Mary McCarthy about how he realized he needed to get to the core motivation about WHY people really need his service.

“We aren’t really selling music lessons as much as we are trying to develop young people into being successful adults.”

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of your marketing message
  • Features vs. Benefits: Too many companies focus on the features of their business, and don’t stress the benefits. Chad shares how the benefits sell people on his business, more than the features do
  • Chad shares the Elevator Pitch that earned him a round of applause when he delivered it to a group of small business owners

Chad Ebert                                                                                                                                      Owner, Powell Academy of Music                            director@powellacademyofmusic.com                                                                 614-572-3640

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.