Strong for Performance Podcast

 

Welcome to the Strong for Performance podcast, where we share wisdom and practical tips to help you grow stronger in all areas of your life.

I’m your host, Meredith Bell.

I interview experts who offer real-world experiences that you can apply to your own journey.

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107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

Want to learn ways to take better care of your brain so you think and perform at higher levels? My guest Cindy Shaw has answers! Cindy explains the roles that food (what to eat and what to avoid), sleep and stress management play in optimizing the function of your...

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106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

Do you feel stress or anxiety on a regular basis? That was the situation my guest Joe Perrone found himself in several years ago. As a small business owner, he had achieved greater financial success than he’d ever imagined, but he was not happy or at peace with...

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105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

Do you have any people who are “tornado magnets” in your life? If you find yourself consumed with too many thoughts about someone who’s creating issues for you, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Roger Hall shares how to deal with these individuals…along with an...

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104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

Want to become better at communicating your ideas in a powerful way to others? Catch my fascinating conversation with Todd Cherches, where we discuss key ideas from his book, VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd...

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102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

​What difference does it make to work with a skilled coach? Observe first-hand the life changing impact business owner Joe Perrone has experienced by working with expert coach Walt Hampton. This is truly an inspiring conversation with two people who are committed to...

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100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

Want to know how you can live your life so you have no regrets? That’s the end-game for my guest David Wood, Founder of Focus.ceo, for himself and for his clients. David works with business owners to help them double revenue, achieve more in less time, and be a more...

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099: Change Your Brain to Change Your Triggers

099: Change Your Brain to Change Your Triggers

Do you sometimes get triggered by another person or a particular kind of situation? My wonderful guest Mary Simon is an expert on helping clients recognize their triggers and find ways to reduce the impact on their minds and bodies. Mary is a respected, trusted...

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096: How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

096: How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are hot topics these days, and rightly so. Do you know all the facets involved in addressing each of these in the workplace? If not, catch this important interview with my guest, Sarah Tabet. She shares behaviors we might unconsciously...

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095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with...

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094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

Do your beliefs about what’s possible for you ever hold you back? If so, my interview with Dr. Lisa Walker is a must-listen. You’ll love hearing her passion and stories as she describes her own breakthroughs and the ways she helps clients with theirs. Lisa is a...

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093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

If you’re working long hours in your business and find it hard to take time off, my interview with Tom Perrone is a must-listen. Tom’s been in the financial planning business since 1970, and he’s passionate about helping small business owners learn how to create a...

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089: Create Your Dream Business and Lifestyle

089: Create Your Dream Business and Lifestyle

Want to get insights about creating your Dream Business so you can live your Dream Lifestyle? My guest Jim Palmer has done just that. Jim and his wife sold their home of 30 years to embark on a four-year (so far!) adventure on their boat, Floating Home. And he manages...

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088: Master Your Inner Critic to Create a Fulfilling Life

088: Master Your Inner Critic to Create a Fulfilling Life

Have you taken time to discover the real reasons for negative beliefs you hold about yourself…or others? Listen closely to this interview with Chris Salem, who explains how to discover the root cause of issues you experience in life. He shares his own journey out of...

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084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Think you’re already a skilled listener? Think again. My guest Theresa Campbell shares insights that will help you listen more closely to yourself as well as to others. Theresa is the founder and CEO of Her Life, Her Legacy, a...

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083: How to Break Bread Virtually

083: How to Break Bread Virtually

  Strong for Performance Podcast   If you relied on in-person meetings before the pandemic, you’ll love this interview with Gautam Ganglani. Gautam explains how he was able to strengthen relationships with 200 people VIRTUALLY during the past 7 months. He also shared...

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080: A Beautiful Love Story with Lessons for Your Life

080: A Beautiful Love Story with Lessons for Your Life

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Would you commit to a relationship if you knew your partner had Stage-IV cancer? My guest Larry Indiviglia made the choice to say YES to Gayle, and he wrote 126 Days, 11 Minutes: Our Love Story to honor that very special woman. In...

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079: How to Get Your Expertise Online with Ease

079: How to Get Your Expertise Online with Ease

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Do you sometimes feel confused about which marketing strategies will get you the best results? My guest Denise Griffitts shares tips for creating a website, social media presence, and brand that bring your ideal clients to you....

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077: How to Be a Remarkable Remote Leader

077: How to Be a Remarkable Remote Leader

  Strong for Performance Podcast   What changes have managers needed to make to lead remote teams during the pandemic? My guest Wayne Turmel Wayne is the co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute, and author or co-author of 12 books including The Long-Distance...

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076: Create a Powerful Personal Brand for Your Business

076: Create a Powerful Personal Brand for Your Business

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Are you clear about the message that your personal brand communicates to potential clients? My guest Ben Baker has literally written the book on this, and he shares valuable insights that will help you clarify your message. We also...

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075: Understand Personality to Connect with Others

075: Understand Personality to Connect with Others

Strong for Performance Podcast Do you ever have conflicts with people who don’t think or act like you? This episode is for you. My guest Merrick Rosenberg has studied personality differences for the past 25 years and knows a thing or two about this topic! Merrick...

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074: Work On Your Game

074: Work On Your Game

Strong for Performance Podcast Would you like to take your performance to the next level? My guest Dre “All Day” Baldwin has learned what it takes to do just that. Since 2005, Dre has built a content publishing empire! Since 2006, he’s produced 7,000+ YouTube videos...

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073: Be of Service to People Already in Your Network

073: Be of Service to People Already in Your Network

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Want to know what service-oriented marketing and sales look like? My guest Robert Grabel explains his approach, which makes it easy for him to acquire new clients. You’re sure to get ideas you can apply to your own business...

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072: Create Alignment for Success through Innovation

072: Create Alignment for Success through Innovation

  Strong for Performance Podcast   How can you take a fresh look at your work so you and your team continue to innovate and adapt to change? Katharine Halpin founded her firm The Halpin Companies 25 years ago to fill a void she saw in her CPA career. Katharine has...

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071: Connect with Your Team

071: Connect with Your Team

  Strong for Performance Podcast   What’s it like to record a conversation with someone you’ve worked with for 30 years? Join me for this discussion with my long-time business partner, Dr. Denny Coates, about our new book, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10...

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070: How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

070: How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Do you get nervous when you need to speak in public? Whether you’re new to making presentations or a seasoned professional speaker, you’ll want to catch my interview with Michael Gelb. He’s known for his life-changing presentations...

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069: The Power & Prestige of Being a Published Author

069: The Power & Prestige of Being a Published Author

  Strong for Performance Podcast   Have you been wanting to write a book but keep putting it off because you find the task too daunting? If so, this episode is for you! My guest Mike Capuzzi is an expert at helping business owners become published authors of short,...

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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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