Course Lab: Lessons from Successful Online Course Creators

After years of working through her own body issues, Dr. Barbara Birsinger created a “behavior decoding” method that generated astonishing results for clients. She then took it to the next level as a certification course for coaches and practitioners.

Show Notes

Dr. Barbara Birsinger is the creator of the Behavior Decoding Method as well as the CEO and Founder of The Energetics of Eating. She works with people from all walks of life who want to focus on true health and self-love rather than be pressured by the tenets of “diet culture.” 

In this episode, Abe and Barbara explore:
  • How she decided on her target audience
  • The modalities of her instruction and interaction with students
  • Customizing her offering and incorporating feedback  
  • Exploring the emotional aspect of the problems your students face
  • The importance of a clear customer focus

“I started getting really dramatic results, like people absolutely stopping their intractable behaviors…. And that's when I thought, I'm the only one who's doing this.”

– Dr. Barbara Birsinger

Creator of the Behavior Decoding Method™, Dr. Barbara Birsinger has invested over three decades studying, researching, and innovating a system to put an end to food and body-image struggles. More than 70 percent of the population, mostly women, encounter these challenges fueled by a culture obsessed with weight, size, and appearance rather than real health, self-love, and appreciating diversity.

Dr. Birsinger has worked with people from all walks of life: CEOs, students, doctors, professionals, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms, and more. In the process she designed a revolutionary system for revealing the deeper meaning, purpose, and intended positive outcome in eating and weight-related behaviors. This includes revising limiting beliefs and identity, as well as fulfilling spiritual longings that are essential for lasting change. 

To make a greater global impact with her work, she has secured a U.S. Patent Pending for the development of a mobile app based on her Food & Body Code® program, which will also serve as a referral tool to match individuals looking for support with experienced professionals trained in her methods to reach a broader audience and extend the healing.

Dr. Birsinger thrives on training health and mental health practitioners and experienced coaches in her certification and continuing-education courses. She also enjoys professional speaking to diverse groups on broader topics that also are derived from her Mind-Body Core Code™ principles. From professional organizations to large training and speaking events, Dr. Birsinger enjoys motivating audiences while providing new and provocative information to help them find more peace, freedom, and living their dreams.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Birsinger’s website:
Dr. Birsinger’s free offer:

Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Assembled by: Geoff Govertsen
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music credits: 

Track Title: Bossa BB
Artist Name: Marie
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Grace
Artist Name: Shimmer
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Carousel Lights
Artist Name: Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Special effects credits:
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Episode transcript: Courses for Coaches (Dr. Barbara Birsinger) coming soon


Creators & Guests

Abe Crystal
Danny Iny
Cynthia Lamb
Dr. Barbara Birsinger

What is Course Lab: Lessons from Successful Online Course Creators?

Want to create a hugely successful online course, one that has a major impact on the lives of your students? If you want to learn how to create online courses from the best, you turn to Mirasee; and if you want to host that course, you can’t go wrong using the powerful platform, Ruzuku.

Ruzuku co-founder Abe Crystal and Mirasee founder and CEO Danny Iny know what it takes to stand out and be successful in the online courses industry. And now they’re teaming up to share this intel with you in their new Course Lab podcast.

In every episode, Course Lab showcases an entrepreneur/course creator who is nailing it with their online course -- and not because they’re teaching people how to make more money. In fact, most of these creators occupy unusual or overlooked niches, like music, writing for video games, overcoming inherent bias, and finding your life purpose.

Turns out, the key to their success all comes down to their online course design. In this podcast, Danny and Abe reveal the most important design tactics that are making all the difference for these online course creators -- and how you can implement them in your own online course. So if you want to create a successful online course that changes the lives of your students, this is your big chance to learn how it’s done from the best in the industry!