Figuring It Out

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Summary

Mandy Snell talks about how she started a coaching practice that felt "like her," and how her project management experience sets her apart.

Show Notes

In this episode, business coach Mandy Snell tells us more about her experience starting a franchise while retaining an authentic brand, plus she talks about how her project management experience sets her apart and how she overcame imposter syndrome feelings.

Here are a few things you'll learn:
  • What are the differences between coaching and consulting?
  • The problem with taking tons of free courses (hint: you need to take action!)
  • How Mandy set up her business as part of a business coaching franchise, along with the actions she took to make sure her site and business were still personalized and felt like her
  • The advantages to using a franchise to start your coaching business (as well as the disadvantages and how to make sure a specific franchise is the right fit for you).
  • The specific strategy Mandy used to overcome imposter syndrome
    An exercise Mandy recommends to take a look at the women who inspire you and what you can learn from the trends you find.
  • Mandy recommends The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier to become a better coach, listeners, and networker
  • How Sheryl Sandberg’s books have had an influence on Mandy

GUEST SPOTLIGHT: Mandy Snell

Mandy is the Managing Director of FocalPoint Business Coaching of Virginia.  She is a Business Coach and certified Project Manager who believes that people accomplish more when inspired by a purpose bigger than themselves.

In her own words, “I use my experience as a project manager and former intelligence analyst to help business owners figure out practical ways to improve their businesses, 15 minutes at a time.”

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What is Figuring It Out?

Join host Melissa Guller each week as she interviews millennial women who run successful online businesses, blogs, and podcasts. We talk about how they got started, the challenges they've overcome, and how they earned their first dollar, plus our guests share expertise on choosing a topic, content marketing, building an audience, and more.