Strong for Performance Podcast

 

Welcome to the Strong for Performance Podcast, where we give coaches and consultants practical ideas for taking you to the next level…in your business and in your life. We interview experts who’ve walked in your shoes. They offer real-world experiences that you can apply to your own journey.

 

About Your Host
Meredith Bell

I’ve walked in your shoes, too! For more than a decade, I was a consultant, trainer and coach to leaders in corporate and government. Since 1994, as co-founder and president of a software company, I’ve worked with hundreds of consultants and coaches who’ve used our assessment and development tools with clients.

In addition to supporting their implementation of our products, I love working with them on important areas like mindset, personal growth and business development. I started this podcast as a way to reach even more of these dedicated professionals.

Learn more about Meredith and her two business partners.

Check out podcasts where Meredith has appeared as a guest.

067: How to Lead in a Virtual Environment

067: How to Lead in a Virtual Environment

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Are you involved with teams struggling to deliver the expected outcomes as they work remotely? Meet my guest George Brough George is a true thought leader on how to achieve fabulous results in a virtual environment. He’s been helping...

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066: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People

066: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Have you thought of resilience as the ability to “bounce back” from adversity? My guest Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal provides a much more powerful definition with three elements that allow you to emerge from any challenge enhanced and...

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065: Increase Your Sales with Authentic Persuasion

065: Increase Your Sales with Authentic Persuasion

  Strong for Performance Podcast   How would you rate your confidence level in sales situations? If you feel it could use a boost, my guest Jason Cutter shares practical ideas you can start using immediately. He explains how to acquire more clients by adopting the...

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064: How to Stop Selling and Start Serving

064: How to Stop Selling and Start Serving

Strong for Performance Podcast Do you feel uptight in sales situations? My guest Ryan Stanley has a simple solution: focus on serving by doing the right thing for every person, every time. For 10 years, Ryan worked at The Institute for Professional Excellence in...

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063: Go ALL IN and Eliminate Your Fears about Money

063: Go ALL IN and Eliminate Your Fears about Money

  Strong for Performance Podcast   What limiting beliefs about money and your own potential are holding you back? My guest Chris Dorris shares profound insights and life-changing ideas in our conversation, including the 6 steps of his ALL IN process. Chris is a Mental...

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060: Seeing Potential Regardless of Circumstances

060: Seeing Potential Regardless of Circumstances

  Strong for Performance Podcast   What impact does your mindset have on your success in selling your products and services? My guest Cynthia Beiler shares practical strategies for growing your business with less stress and more ease. As CEO of Leveraged Mind...

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056: What to Do When Life Requires You to Change

056: What to Do When Life Requires You to Change

Strong for Performance Podcast Have you ever felt like you were forcing yourself to fulfill the life others expected you to live? Be prepared to take a fresh look at your life in this wonderful interview with my guest Lisa Berkovitz. She shares how to connect...

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054: How to Be Resilient When Facing Stress and Adversity

054: How to Be Resilient When Facing Stress and Adversity

Strong for Performance Podcast Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19, and it’s been a source of great financial, emotional and physical stress for many. My guest Dr. Kozhi Makai shares important insights on how to successfully navigate these unprecedented...

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053: How a Healing Organization Can Help Save the World

053: How a Healing Organization Can Help Save the World

Strong for Performance Podcast What does it mean to be a Healing Organization? That’s the focus of my interview with Michael Gelb, who co-authored a book of the same name with Raj Sisodia. Together they interviewed 25 companies that are focused on delivering...

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051: Become the Key Person of Influence in Your Field

051: Become the Key Person of Influence in Your Field

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Would you like to become the key person of influence with your ideal clients? My guest Frank Mulcahy has achieved this goal, and in this interview he gives you the exact steps for achieving this status yourself. Frank is a...

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050: Sales Is Not a Dirty Word

050: Sales Is Not a Dirty Word

Strong for Performance Podcast Are your sales skills at the level they need to be? My guest Steve Heroux speaks openly about what’s wrong with much of the sales training offered today and what he’s doing to address it. Steve is Founder and CEO of Victory Selling,...

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046: Leadership Is a System, Not a Function

046: Leadership Is a System, Not a Function

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Why is it critical for a leader to have a clear vision in order to create a culture that’s thriving? My guest Dr. Oleg Konovalov has written an entire book about this in Leaderology! In this interview, he explains why effective...

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045: Coaching Yourself through Crisis

045: Coaching Yourself through Crisis

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Have you or someone you know had to deal with a serious health issue? My guest Pamela Cournoyer faced Stage 4 Lymphoma in 2012, and she is thriving today. In this interview she describes her journey from diagnosis to recovery...

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044: How to Be a Hope-Driven Leader

044: How to Be a Hope-Driven Leader

  Strong for Performance Podcast   What does it mean to create hope in yourself and others? My guest Libby Gill wrote an entire book about this fascinating topic. In this excellent interview, Libby brings to life the concepts in her book, The Hope-Driven Leader:...

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043: Find Your Fastest Path to Cash

043: Find Your Fastest Path to Cash

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to double or triple your revenue? My guest Adam Urbanski is known as the Millionaire Marketing Mentor for a reason. Over the past 20 years, he’s helped thousands of coaches,...

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038: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

038: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Have you wondered why so many experts stress the importance of having high emotional intelligence (EQ)? My guest Amy Sargent makes the case in a very compelling way. I loved that her own EQ skills are highly evolved, and she...

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035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Whenever Meredith Bell and Dr. Mark Goulston have a conversation, rich observations and insights inevitably emerge. In this episode, they explore topics that are relevant no matter what role(s) you have in life. They talk about...

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032: Terry Earthwind Nichols

032: Terry Earthwind Nichols

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Ever wish you could read people so you know how open they are to what you have to say? My guest Terry Earthwind Nichols is an expert in profiling, the art of observing others and interpreting the signals they’re sending. Join me...

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031: Your State of Mind Impacts What You See and Experience

031: Your State of Mind Impacts What You See and Experience

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Do you ever think that what’s happening outside of you is what’s causing your feelings? My guest Barb Patterson shares her journey in discovering that our experiences are always generated from within us. Once she discovered the...

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029: The Veil of Leadership Shame: A New Trend

029: The Veil of Leadership Shame: A New Trend

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Have you ever taken on a new position and been tormented by self-doubts about your ability to succeed? My guest Rozanna Wyatt explains how pervasive this feeling is among leaders she coaches. She describes how she helps them...

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027: How Your Beliefs Can Hold You Back or Set You Free

027: How Your Beliefs Can Hold You Back or Set You Free

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Do you ever wish for more than you have in life but don’t allow yourself to believe it’s really possible? My guest Barbara Daoust is a success coach who helps clients break through limiting beliefs around money and their...

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026: How to Turn Clients into Champions Who Promote You

026: How to Turn Clients into Champions Who Promote You

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Would you like a suggestion that can dramatically grow your revenues? My guest Paul McManus shares TWO ideas that catapulted his company’s growth, and you can adapt them for your own business. They don’t require chasing or...

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025: Focus on a Niche and Acquire More Clients

025: Focus on a Niche and Acquire More Clients

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Do you struggle to identify a niche to focus on? My guest Jodi Flynn describes her path to identifying her favorite type of client. After she did that, she received more engagements with companies that were just the right...

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023: Build a Competition-Proof Coaching Business

023: Build a Competition-Proof Coaching Business

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Do you struggle to compete with other professionals in your same industry? Block time for my interview with Jason Goldberg to find out how to set yourself apart so YOU are the one your ideal clients choose to work with. Jason...

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022: Clarify Your Message to Engage Your Audience

022: Clarify Your Message to Engage Your Audience

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Would you like to kick your presentations up a notch or two? My guest Dolores Hirschmann helps speakers, entrepreneurs and authors prepare a compelling message for a TEDx talk and other stages in her role as Chief Clarity...

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021: Developing Relationships That Pay Again and Again

021: Developing Relationships That Pay Again and Again

  Strong for Performance Podcast     How do you get your foot in the door of large organizations if your firm is a small operation? My guest Axel Meierhoefer, Ph.D. describes how he has consistently gotten work with global companies…and continues to find ways to...

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020: Don’t Try to Be Perfect with Your Clients

020: Don’t Try to Be Perfect with Your Clients

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Do you feel pressured to show up with clients as someone who has it all together? My guest Aaron Young argues that always showing the “shiny” version of your life is not as compelling as being transparent. Aaron is Chairman...

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019: You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win

019: You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win

  Strong for Performance Podcast    Have you ever wondered if a business can really be sustainable if you focus exclusively on serving others? That’s exactly how my guest Jonathan Keyser has built his commercial real company. In his new book, You Don’t Have to Be...

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018: Acquire More Clients by Living Service

018: Acquire More Clients by Living Service

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Are you ready to shift from struggling coach to thriving professional? My guest Melissa Ford has walked that path herself. In her new book, Living Service: The Journey of a Prosperous Coach, Melissa describes the uneven steps...

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016: Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network AND Your Business

016: Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network AND Your Business

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Have you struggled with how to use LinkedIn most effectively? Meet John Nemo, author of LinkedIn Riches and Content Marketing Made Easy. John helps coaches, consultants and other service professionals make the most of this...

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015: How to Become Credible in the Eyes of Your Clients

015: How to Become Credible in the Eyes of Your Clients

  Strong for Performance Podcast     What’s the most effective way to get the attention of a potential client and gain a sterling reputation? In this interview, my guest Frank Wagner explains two powerful things you can do to gain credibility and build trust....

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014: Build Deep Relationships That Create Loyal Clients

014: Build Deep Relationships That Create Loyal Clients

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Ready for a boatload of practical tips you can use to acquire and keep more clients? Jody Holland is a fire hose of ideas! In the past 20 years, he’s published 20+ books, been a keynote speaker 300+ times and trained almost...

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013: Simplify Your Message to Explode Your Income

013: Simplify Your Message to Explode Your Income

  Strong for Performance Podcast     How do you become the trusted advisor with your clients for life? My guest Jeff Moore has succeeded in doing just that in a highly competitive industry. Jeff is a brilliant marketer who helps his clients simplify their...

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012: 5 Strategies for Taming Your Distractions

012: 5 Strategies for Taming Your Distractions

  Strong for Performance Podcast     How effective are you with using your time every day? My guest “Mister Productivity” Mark Struczewski is an expert in helping people reduce overwhelm and increase their daily output by taming distractions. In this episode he...

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011: The Tale of Two Cultures

011: The Tale of Two Cultures

  Strong for Performance Podcast     What can go wrong if the leadership of a company changes and the new executives focus exclusively on the bottom line? My guest Mark Hinderliter, Ph.D., lived through this experience with two different companies. He came to...

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010: Add a New Revenue Stream to Your Coaching Services

010: Add a New Revenue Stream to Your Coaching Services

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Have you been looking for a way to scale your business without putting in longer hours and more effort? When she transitioned from corporate executive to business adviser, Dr. Shohreh Aftahi found that she needed to get...

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Episode 005: How to Become a Revenue Rockstar

Episode 005: How to Become a Revenue Rockstar

Strong for Performance Podcast   If you find yourself anxious in sales situations with potential clients, this episode is for you! My guest John Livesay explains how to incorporate storytelling into your sales conversations to become memorable and compelling....

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Episode: 004: Be Compelling and Stand Out with Clients

Episode: 004: Be Compelling and Stand Out with Clients

Strong for Performance Podcast You’ll want to grab a pen and thick pad of paper for this information-packed interview with Dr. Mark Goulston. He reveals several intriguing ways to differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd. Mark is a prolific content...

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Episode 003: How to Prevail Even in Extreme Adversity

Episode 003: How to Prevail Even in Extreme Adversity

  Strong for Performance Podcast     You’re going to face many personal and professional challenges in life, and you can prevail in all of them. Ellen Cooperperson describes four different life-threatening situations her son faced as a young man and how the two...

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Episode 002: Why You Should Focus on Big-Tickets Clients

Episode 002: Why You Should Focus on Big-Tickets Clients

  Strong for Performance Podcast     You can dramatically grow your revenue without killing yourself when you focus on clients who can easily invest in your high-end programs. Dr. Pelè is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Big-Ticket Clients: You Can’t Catch a...

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Episode 001: How to Find Your Wow Factor

Episode 001: How to Find Your Wow Factor

  Strong for Performance Podcast     Do you allow your unique self to shine when you’re with clients? Master Certified Coach Ben Dooley gives specific tips on how to do this, authentically and confidently. For more than a decade, Ben has been helping other...

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