Episode 18 | How She Found Her Tribe

I recorded this episode out of an abundance of joy over the relationships built and communities I've become a part of over the last two years in my business. I believe that, if you want something in your biz, you gotta go and get it and that includes friendships. Let's face it, the online space can be a lonely place and so today's episode is all about how I found my tribe of friends online and built some rock solid relationships. I'm giving you my four favorite strategies to use to grow relationships both from behind your laptop and in person.

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Episode 17 | How She Handles Imposter Syndrome with Heather Gray

When it comes to mindset for online business owners, Heather Gray is the swift kick in the pants we all need. Heather Gray is a clinically trained Mindset and Leadership coach at Choose to Have it All.com. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her speak on multiple occasions and her “tell it like it is approach is always encouraging (even if it stings a bit at the time).

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Episode 16 | How I Stay Active & Healthy While Working From Home

This month marks exactly one year since I went into business full time for myself and, while there have been many "unexpecteds" in my entrepreneurial journey, one of the biggest ones is how going from working a full time 9-5 to working from home would effect my body.

One thing you may not know about me is that, before I started The Launch Guild, I was the full time Health and Well Being Director for two YMCAs. I've been a professional dancer, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. Up until now, fitness and wellness have been infused in every fabric of my life and my day. So my body was pretty shocked when I went from constantly moving to constantly sitting. And it was NOT happy.

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Episode 14 | How She Audits Her Tech Systems with Saprina

Today I am chatting with my Biz Bestie Saprina Nickelson. Saprina is a tech WIZ (and Instagram Strategist) and is constantly reminding me to audit my systems every once in awhile to make sure I’m only paying for what I actually need. And I’m so glad she does! Recently, I went through my tech systems spreadsheet and was able to eliminate almost $200 per month in unnecessary platforms! That’s almost $2400 per year!

So often, we purchase something and either forget about it or end up underutilizing it. By auditing your systems, you’re able to keep your budget in check which is essential to running a successful and profitable business.

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Episode 13 | How She Reviewed 2018

We’re nearing the end of 2018 and I’m sure, for many of us, it feels like the whole world is in planning mode for 2019. But my suggestion would be that, before you decide how many thousands of clients, millions of dollars or hundreds of multi-step projects you’re going to take on in 2019, you start by slowing down and reviewing this past year.

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Episode 12 | How She Built A Strong Foundation Through Systems with Sarah Noked

It’s well known the Online Business Management circles that, if you want to become a certified OBM, you go talk to Sarah Noked. That’s because, in addition to being a wealth of information, she’s only one of three certified Online Business Manager Trainers worldwide! Today Sarah and I are talking about how to build a strong foundation for your business through systems.

One of the current buzzwords in the online world space is “scale”. Everyone wants to scale because that’s the way you make more money without working more and burning out right?! #Wrong! Unless you do it the right way (which is exactly why Sarah is here!)

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Episode 11 | How She Created a Social Media Strategy that generates Leads with Bria Hash

When it comes to creating visibility and effective social media strategy, my guest today, Bria Hash has had a banner year and that’s NOT by accident! Bria happens to be one of my amazing biz besties and I cannot tell you how proud of her I am! This year, Bria created some huge goals for her business and knew that she was going to need a solid plan to get there. So she dug deep and put in some major work.

Bria will be sharing her strategy for connecting with her ideal clients. You’re also going to definitely make sure you download her marketing strategies workbook!

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Episode 10 | How She Stood Out with Krystal Clark

There’s a belief in certain circles of the VA world that the market is saturated and it’s almost impossible to stand out. My guest today is here to prove otherwise. I’m talking to Krystal Clark of Krystal Clark Creative. She’s a social media manager who did such an amazing job in her marketing and visibility strategy that she was booked out before she even officially launched! How amazing is that?!

Krystal is going to share with us her strategies for showing up online in a way that is authentic and demands that you be noticed. She’s so brilliant at this!

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Episode 9 | How She Started Her Business While Still Working Full Time

Starting your service based business while working full time? Listen up because I've recorded today's episode just for you!

When I first started my business, it was a nights and weekends only kinda thing. But it soon grew into something much bigger than I ever dreamed. Looking back on that season of my life, I'd definitely classify it as "busy". But once I created goals and knew exactly where I was headed, the busy became a lot more manageable and often, even enjoyable.

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Episode 8 | How She Targets Higher Paying Clients Using Live Events with Jordan Gill

I know that one of the reasons why many of us became Online Service Providers is because, getting to work from behind our computer screens in our fluffy slippers and athleisure wear everyday is a pretty sweet deal. But sometimes it pays to get up, get dressed, and head out to live events- yah know, with real, LIVE people! And when I say "it pays", I mean figuratively and literally.

My guest today is Jordan Gill of the Systems Saved Me podcast. Her podcast is a favorite in the online operations circles and for good reason. Jordan is so good at all things operations and systems. And while Jordan does enjoy sitting at home doing puzzles while binge watching Gilmore Girls, she's also a frequenter of masterminds, conferences, and other opportunities to network with potential ideal clients and referral partners (she attended over 30 events in one year!)

Today, Jordan's going to share with us her super awesome (and brilliant) method to targeting higher paying clients using live events.

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Episode 7 | How She Grows Her Agency by Building an A+ Team with Nicole Jackson Miller

Have you been considering bringing on your first, or next team member but just the thought alone has you frozen in dread? Where do you even start? How do you know that the person you hire is the right fit? What questions should you ask when hiring? There are so many things to consider when building your team the right way.

When it comes to growing your A+ Team, look no further than Nicole Jackson Miller of The Project Designer Company. Nicole is a dear friend and my personal mentor and has been so instrumental in helping me build my team of rockstars!

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Episode 6 | How She Communicates with Slack

If you've never used Slack before, hold on to your pantaloons because this episode is going to be a wild (and awesome) ride! And if you HAVE used Slack then get ready to learn some new ways to streamline client and team communication even more! Slack isn't just a fancy version of AOL Instant Messenger (dating myself much??!!). It's a communication hub that brings your entire team together and integrates all of the pieces.

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Episode 5 | How She Planned Her Business with Emma Bates

If the words "business plan" makes you want to curl up in the fetal position, you're not alone. When I owned my group fitness & dance studio, I vividly remember compiling dozens upon dozens of data docs and other papers to prep my business plan. Frankly, it was overwhelming and, once it was done, I never looked at it again.

Thankfully, the business plan we're talking about today is NOTHING like that! I'm joined by my amazing friend Emma Bates of Mill and Main Creative. In addition to her online marketing and branding company, Emma blogs at EmmaLeeBates.com, where she focuses on helping other mothers start and grow their own businesses. Today, Emma is walking us through her one page business plan.

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Episode 4 | How She Tricked Out Her Google Calendar with Jamie Russell

Let's face it, as support pros, our calendar is our life line! How amazing would it be if, in one glance we could see each of our critical due dates ranging from client launches to quarterly metrics? Systems Strategist and overall phenom Jamie Russel has found an ingenious way to do just that!

Jamie is going to talk us through how she's tricked out her google calendar to turn it in a color coded hub for all of her deadlines. And the best part is that it integrates with your project management platform of choice so you can get a daily birds eye view of what's to come.

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Episode 3 | How She Prioritized Like a Pro with Jac Julien

Do you have a to do list a mile long and STILL feel like nothing gets done? Then this episode is for you! My guest today is Jac Julien. She's a clinical psychologist turned productivity coach and she's here to help us eliminate the hustle and focus on what really matters!

As support pros, we're constantly juggling competing client needs. Jac is going to break it down into 3 easy steps to get the needle moving in the right direction so that you can do crazy things like...take weekends off! #WhatWhat??!

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Episode 2 | How She Learned Evernote with Lieah Torbert

Did you know that Evernote is NOT just a fancy post it? Ya'll! I legit had no idea! Ok, maybe I knew that it was way better than just a to do list creator but our guest today, Lieah Torbert, has opened my eyes in a whole new way to the power of Evernote. Lieah is the owner of Harrington Strategic Partners which is a firm that specializes in helping small businesses implement systems and processes to save time, save money, and focus resources on growing revenue.

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Episode 1 | How She Started

Who would’ve thought that a sing-song gal like me with a degree in theatre and political science working at the YMCA would end up running a 6-figure Online Business Management and Virtual Support Agency? Not me, that’s for sure!

In this inaugural episode of the How She Did That Podcast, I’m walking you through how I got started in the world of Virtual Support. We’ll cover…

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