Eliminate the burdens and distractions of coaches so they can live their God-given potential.

That was the calling I wrote on the back of a napkin 16 years ago that launched Coaches Console and this community. We believe that the more people who experience coaching, the better the world will be. For 16 years, we’ve focused on eliminating the burdens and distractions as it relates to having a coaching business. It is time – past time – that our calling extends beyond business.

While the common topic of “business” is what brings us together in this particular community, it is through unification and interconnectedness that we stand together, and share our voices, seeing and hearing every person with compassion,and lifting people up by how we regard one another as strong, capable, and worthy of deep respect.

It is then that we all can be seen, heard, supported and loved. We can move into action together and the world can become a better place. We ALL can live our God-given potential; no matter our skin color.

Words have failed me these past several days as I’ve been deeply saddened by the unnecessary acts of violence that led to the senseless deaths of both Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, and the violent acts of shooting and looting that have followed. I’ve been asking myself “what can I do? How can I help?”

I believe insufficient words are still better than silence or non-action, so I am doing my best to make sense of it all and to understand better not only what I can say, but more importantly what I can do.

As a white woman, I am not the most suited person to speak on racism and injustice. I have a lot of education I need to continue to do. However, I did start this company and I did build this community and, for that, I feel responsible for sharing this with you as a leader.

You’ve heard me say it over and over during the past 3 months of the pandemic that as coaches, WE are the leaders that folks will turn to to help them navigate these uncertain times. The same still stands with this recent crisis we’re encountering. As coaches, I believe it is our responsibility to be educated on the topic of racism and to share resources with others. More importantly to listen, support and guide our clients and respective communities with massive compassion, truth, and from a place of love.

When coaches can support clients from this place first and foremost, positive actions will result that will ripple through families, communities, countries and the world.

Your work as a coach is more important than ever.

Keep doing what you’re doing. Keep loving and serving your clients.

I believe that while we can educate ourselves on this topic, take action on this topic, I also believe that the more we can continue to do good work in this world, that too has an impact that is needed right now.

Know that here, at Coaches Console, every entrepreneur has a place, a voice, and a contribution that is welcome.

We reject racism, inequality of opportunity, hatred, and cruelty.

As Nelson Mandela said, “The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. . . . For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning.”

There may be people in this community who disagree – or, deny – and unsubscribe. That is their choice and a loss well worth it to ensure that those who remain feel safe, heard, and seen.

I love you and am proud of the amazing work you’re doing in this world as a coach.

We are here for you, with you through it all.

Stronger Together,

How to pivot enrollment conversations!

There are two very important questions you must know the answer to in order to pivot how you talk to prospects and potential clients.

With today’s times, the foundation of these enrollment conversations still remain the same. There are a few nuances that you must integrate. I share those in this FB Live training.


Those are the three things that you must bring to each call you have with a potential client. I’ll talk about each of those in this training.

I know, I can hear you now… “Melinda, how can I convey certainty when I don’t even feel certain?” – I’ll cover that too!

I’m going to give you the “Pivoting Enrollment Framework”

Enrollment conversations have always been a sticky point for entreprenuers… adding in these trying times and it could have any coach backing away from getting new clients.

That’s why I want you to have this bit of information so you too can feel better about enrolling new clients!

Diving Into Bootcamp: Sharing resources during these times

With the upheaval the world has experienced over the past few weeks, most likely you’re figuring out how to pivot your messaging and the way you’re serving and support your clients and audiences. Many Coaches Console members are creating new checklists to offer to their list as a way to navigate these times. Other members are creating new lead magnets for how their niche can thrive in times of crisis. And still others are compiling resources, offering challenges, putting together support circles as a way to help their niche navigate everything happening in their world.

One of the features in your Coaches Console system that can really help you leverage this is:

Opt In Page

to send folks to so they can access the material you’re creating

Opt In Form

so they can leave their name/email and receive future resources from you.

Bootcamp Module 2 >> Lessons 3, 4 & 5 is where you’ll want to focus to learn how to effectively create these items AND how to implement them in your Console System!

The Next Pivots Needed To Keep Your Business Immunity Strong

There are more people online than ever before.

There are also more people spending more time online than ever before.

And those people want alternatives to the negative posts in their feeds. There are opportunities for you to stand out as the positive change agents that you are and be a beacon of hope and possibility for them.

During this FB Live I will share:


the new pivots you’ll want to make to your marketing messaging


what NOT to do when it comes to putting yourself out the


how people are adjusting their finances right now (and what that means for your packages)

Pivoting your messaging, the way you interact with your clients and audiences, and how your offers are constructed is vital during these times so you stay relevant to your audiences.

Qoya With Coaches Console – Brave Souls

I’m bringing you my favorite practice/tool that is helping me to navigate these past few weeks as a business owner, as a woman, as a human…

My best friend, Qoya teacher and Coaches Console member, Lindsay McKinnon, will be leading us all collectively in a 45min Qoya movement experience.

You don’t have to know what Qoya is.
You don’t have to have ever done Qoya before.

All it takes is a desire to navigate these current times with authenticity, a desire to be connected to your truth, and a desire to be of service to your family, clients and communities.

Together, we will collectively move all these emotions and feelings through ourselves so we can stand stronger and access our courage to be the brave souls that we are as we lead others through these unprecedented times!


Movement as meditation.

It’s one of my favorite tools and practices… even more so during these times of rapidly moving between so many emotions and feeling so many contrasting things simultaneously.

It helps me to get out of my head and in to my body… moving through fear and connecting to my truth.

I experienced two online Qoya classes this weekend and they were transformative.

Taking myself from Grief to Gratitude… and from Full to Restored…

From Rochelle Schieck (creator of Qoya):

Qoya means Queen in Quechuan (an indigenous language used by shamans in South America). Not an emotionally distant bejeweled figure who holds a position of inherited power, but Queen that translates as “a female manifestation of higher consciousness.”

Qoya is based on a simple principle…

Through movement of our bodies, we remember the essence of who we are.


It’s about moving in a way that feels good… not because it’s “right,” but because it feel honest and true for you in that moment.

I love Qoya as a practice because it expands my capacity to stay present to all of what I’m experiencing.

What are you feeling?

If your body was to express that feeling through movement, what would that look like, be like, feel like?

Through moving our bodies we can remember how to trust ourselves, be ourselves, and express ourselves. We connect with our inner truth, with one another, and have fun while doing it!

Together we practice:

How to “center” ourselves and check in with our bodies
How to open our hearts in new ways
How to get out of our heads and into our bodies
How to SHAKE out all the icky, pent-up, dense energy that doesn’t feel good – and make it FUN!
How to connect with friends, share and laugh together even though we are all in our separate spaces
Let’s move through this and stay strong together!