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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!

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From Engagement to Enrollment (Monica Badiu)
Email marketing is a narrative tool, says Monica Badiu, not just a sales tactic. She emphasizes creating engaging, truthful content that speaks directly to people’s needs—helping them see the potential in themselves and the solutions you offer. Monica emphasizes the importance of maintaining a consistent email frequency, tailored to your audience’s needs and interests, to keep your brand top-of-mind. She advocates for value-driven content that resonates with the current needs of your subscribers, steering clear of fluff and focusing on genuine solutions. Whether you’re struggling with your marketing strategy or looking to refine your approach, Monica’s tips on non-aggressive promotions and ethical marketing are bound to provide clarity and direction. In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Monica discuss: Email marketing frequency and content relevancy for building brand authority and trust The necessity of at least one engaging email per week to maintain brand recognition Consistent, valuable email communication for client engagement and trust Context and relevancy in creating non-fluff email content that provides real solutions The detrimental effects of infrequent and purely promotional emails on brand awareness and trust Email marketing as a core responsibility for course creators to foster robust relationships and provide substantial value Proactive use of social media to enhance visibility, promote lead magnets, and grow email lists The right channels for reaching ideal clients and the significance of valuable content creation Clear calls to action in emails and occasional course promotions Segmenting for better deliverability and open rates, tracking engagement metrics, and periodically cleaning your email list of inactive subscribers Authenticity in email marketing, using it more as a communication channel than just a sales tool “If I send an email this week to my audience, how is that email relevant to the context they’re in right now? What’s happening in their lives around them with the people they follow on social media, with the economy, with their health?” — Monica Badiu Guest Bio Monica Badiu is a Conversion Copywriter & Copy Coach who specializes in helping course creators increase revenue through customer-centric copywriting. With more than 25,000 hours of hands-on marketing experience over 13 years, the biggest course creators in the world hire her to optimize their email marketing efforts. She has a passion for writing engaging and compelling emails and funnel pages that prioritize value over pressure, which results in driving conversions and building long-lasting relationships with audiences. Simple, but no-bullshit and non-spammy copy that sells. Along with being a conversion copywriter, Monica is also a mother, a former marketing consultant, a multipreneur, and a crafter. She writes about consumer behavior, copywriting tactics, email marketing, and conversion strategies on her blog, which is filled with valuable information for her readers. Resources or websites mentioned in this episode: Mirasee Ruzuku Monica’s website: MonicaBadiu.com Monica’s LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/monicabadiu Credits: Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive Producer: Danny Iny Audio Editor: Marvin del Rosario Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio To catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people. Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BB Artist Name: Marie Writer Name: Chelsea McGough Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION Track Title: Coo Coos Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo Writer Name: Matthew Wigton Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION Track Title: Grace Artist Name: Shimmer Writer Name: Matthew Wigton Publisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONS Track Title: Carousel Lights Artist Name: Chelsea McGough Writer Name: Chelsea McGough Writer Name: Matthew Wigton Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION Publisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONS Special effects credits: 24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market. Episode transcript: From Engagement to Enrollment (Monica Badiu) coming soon. 
32:49 5/13/24
Expanding Your Influence (Dorie Clark)
Dorie Clark is a renowned branding expert, keynote speaker, business school lecturer, and bestselling author of multiple books.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Dorie discuss:Balancing production quality with iteration speed in online coursesDorie’s career trajectory, including early setbacks and transition into self-employment and online educationThe development and growth of her “Recognized Expert” course, emphasizing its long-term orientation and community success storiesOffering both self-paced and structured learning, along with mechanisms for ongoing participant engagementManaging courses primarily solo, with minimal assistance, highlighting scalability and hands-on engagementThe importance of content quality over high production values, with practical tips for budget-friendly content developmentStrategies on leveraging third-party platforms like LinkedIn Learning for marketing and increasing course visibility and student enrollmentAdvice for new course creators on achieving success through community building, iterative development, and alignment with market needs“We didn’t start out having a community element. But it turns out, this is one of the crucial elements that people love as a way of connecting with one another. So the community element became really big over time.” — Dorie ClarkDorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named three times as one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and as one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus.She is a keynote speaker and teaches executive education for Columbia Business School. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine.Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and you can download her free “Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment” at dorieclark.com/thelonggame.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuDorie’s website: DorieClark.comFor show notes, visit Expanding Your Influence (Dorie Clark)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Expanding Your Influence (Dorie Clark).~~~~~
28:43 4/29/24
From Court to Courses (Kathryn Goldman)
Kathryn Goldman is an intellectual property attorney and partner at Goldman & Minton who specializes in helping creative professionals.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Kathryn discuss:The importance of continuous improvement in educational business modelsKathryn’s career transition from litigation to education and membership programsHer evolution from blogging to a membership programWhy a pre-packaged course wasn't effective for her audienceHow her course became the knowledge base for her membership program, which includes monthly workshopsHer membership program being a way to offer affordable, accessible, and customized legal servicesThe benefits for members and engagement with non-member workshop attendeesHow the membership acts as a pipeline for her legal servicesThe value and affordability of the membership modelLow churn rates and engagement strategies for her membersChallenges and strategies for nurturing a sense of community among members“My clients have unique stories and unique issues. And so a pre-packaged course didn't necessarily serve my audience well, which is why moving to the membership model really allowed me to adapt what I was offering to the needs of the members.” — Kathryn GoldmanKathryn Goldman is an intellectual property and internet law attorney who helps creative professionals protect their work so they can profit from it. She believes sustainable businesses are built on properly protected creative assets. Kathryn has assisted countless artists, writers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs with the move from early stage idea to startup essentials to scaling their businesses and ultimately to sale or wrap-up. Kathryn practices law in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, with the firm of Goldman & Minton, P.C.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuKathryn’s website: TheCreativeLawCenter.comKathryn’s email: Kathryn@CreativeLawCenter.comFor show notes, visit From Court to Courses (Kathryn Goldman)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: From Court to Courses (Kathryn Goldman) coming soon.~~~~~
21:59 4/15/24
The Power of Iteration (Darnyelle Jervey Harmon)
Dr. Darnyelle Jervey Harmon is a multi-book author and Inc. 5000 CEO of Incredible One Enterprises, LLC.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Darnyelle discuss:Combining online courses, content coaching, and consultingSelling courses individually and including them in coaching and consulting programsThe importance of customization and support for courses to ensure successful completionUsing courses as a stepping stone to higher-level programsCreating beta courses for validation and feedbackIncorporating AI for efficiency while maintaining personal touch and expertiseCustomizing content and method to suit different industries and business models“Whatever the problem is that you’ve decided you want to solve, as you think about creating a course, create a course from every angle to solve it.” – Darnyelle HarmonDr. Darnyelle Jervey Harmon is the award-winning, iconic, and incomparable Inc. 5000 CEO of Incredible One Enterprises, LLC, a multi-million-dollar coaching and consulting brand. Best known for transforming the lives of her business coaching clients and live event attendees, Darnyelle equips her clients to leverage and scale businesses that serve them financially and spiritually. In fact, over the last 10 years, she has helped her clients generate more than a half-billion dollars in sales and more than $365 million in revenue.By teaching her award-winning Move to Millions® Method, Darnyelle takes business owners from six-figure years to six-figure quarters, six-figure months, six-figure weeks, and ultimately six-figure days in record time — all while deepening their connection to God and strengthening their faith. Darnyelle is a seven-time best-selling author, the creator of five powerful business systems, and the host of the MOVE To Millions Podcast. Now, she is introducing the world to the book she was born to write, Move to Millions®. Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuDarnyelle’s website: DrDarnyelle.comFor show notes, visit The Power of Iteration (Darnyelle Jervey Harmon)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: The Power of Iteration (Darnyelle Jervey Harmon) coming soon.~~~~~
26:04 4/1/24
Creating a Holistic Experience (Master Mingtong Gu)
Mingtong Gu is a Qigong Master and the founder of The Chi Center / The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong.In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Mingtong discuss:Mingtong’s online and in-person programsHow he’s structured his online membership levelsSupporting students for sustainable, consistent actions and resultsThe differences between the in-person and online experience and making both of them excellentThe importance of community and connection“It's relatively easy to create a temporary, feel-good experience. But the difficult part is… deeper benefit, sustainable benefit.” — Mingtong GuMaster Mingtong Gu shares his joyous teachings and extensive master skills to expand wisdom and energy. Named Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Congress for Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Master Mingtong is on faculty for Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the Shift Network. He has been featured in multiple media outlets, including PBS, Wisdom 2.0, and US Journal. He is the founder of The Chi Center / The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, a beautiful 79-acre retreat center located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuMaster Mington Gu’s website: ChiCenter.comFor show notes, visit Creating a Holistic Experience (Master Mingtong Gu)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Creating a Holistic Experience (Master Mingtong Gu) coming soon.~~~~~
20:27 3/18/24
Presenting Neuroscience of Coaching (Ari Iny)
Ari Iny is the Director of Growth at Mirasee and co-host of the podcast Course Lab on Mirasee FM.“Often we'll get something across our desks that feels urgent, that you feel like, okay, I really need to respond to this as soon as possible… when maybe you don't.”— Ari InyAri Iny started at Mirasee in 2014 as the company’s Facebook ad coordinator. Since then, he has grown through working numerous roles in the organization, including head of human resources, mastermind facilitator, partner liaison, and head of strategy for Mirasee’s ACES business acceleration program. Today, he is Mirasee’s Director of Growth and co-host of the podcast Course Lab on Mirasee FM.Dr. Irena O'Brien teaches coaches and care professionals how to achieve better results for their clients through neuroscience.She is the founder of Neuroscience School, which helps practitioners understand and apply insights from cutting-edge neuroscience research. She loves seeing her students gain confidence in their ability to evaluate neuroscience findings and use them successfully in their own practices. Her Certificate Program in Neuroscience is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education credit.Dr. O'Brien has studied neuroscience for 25 years and holds a Ph.D. in the field from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM), where she did brain-imaging studies. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Language, Mind, and Brain at McGill University.Resources mentioned in this episode:MiraseeDr. Irena O'Brien website: The Neuroscience SchoolAri’s podcast: Mirasee.com/podcast/course-labFor show notes, visit Presenting Neuroscience of Coaching (Ari Iny)Credits:Host: Dr. Irena O’BrienProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioMusic credits:Track Title: Sneaker SmeakerArtist: Avocado JunkieWriter: Sander KalmeijerPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter: Matthew WigtonPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: In This LightArtist: Sounds Like SanderWriter: Sander KalmeijerPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.To catch the great episodes coming up on Neuroscience of Coaching, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channelor your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It’s the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Episode transcript: Presenting Neuroscience of Coaching coming soon.~~~~~
25:13 3/11/24
Composing Great Courses (Diana Rowan)
Diana Rowan holds a PhD in Music Theory and is the creator of The Bright Way, which is a program, book, and thriving private online community.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Diana discuss:The format of Diana’s membership communityHow her program started and evolvedHow daily meetings form the basis for connection and communityHer pricing structureHow Diana transitioned from a niche topic to a broader scopeThe challenges of expanding to a broader topic scopeBuilding an audienceFostering community through activities“I came to realize over time, it’s really the journey people are going through together. That was the most important thing, to see each other transform.”– Diana RowanDiana Rowan is the creator of The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within — a program, book, and thriving private online community. She holds a PhD in Music Theory (world harp techniques), a Master of Music (classical piano performance), and composes, teaches, writes, performs, and researches creativity. Bright Way Guild, her online academy and community, brings out the unique creative voice within each of us, based on this philosophy: The more we are our true selves, the more the world benefits.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuDiana’s website: DianaRowan.comFor show notes, visit Composing Great Courses (Diana Rowan)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Post Production: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Composing Great Courses (Diana Rowan) coming soon~~~~~
24:34 3/4/24
Less Is Best (Michael Bungay Stanier)
Michael Bungay Stanier is a highly acclaimed coach, course creator, entrepreneur, author, and thought leader whose books and talks have been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Michael discuss:Michael’s programs and how they fit into his businessHow infrastructure is built in to self-facilitated groupsWhat a robust onboarding process looks likeHow Agile project management informed Michael’s course structuresMichael’s philosophy of “the least you can teach”The concept of “clearing the cache” in a courseSetting and disrupting expectations to keep students goingFocus your content by knowing what problem you’re solving“My working philosophy… is I assume that people's brains are full after six minutes. They’ve got about six minutes of you pouring content into them before their brains are now full.” – Michael Bungay StanierMichael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership competency. His book The Coaching Habit “unweirds coaching.” It is the best-selling coaching book of this century, with over a million copies sold and more than ten thousand five-star reviews on Amazon. In 2019, he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching. Michael was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, has been named a Global Coaching Guru since 2014, and was a Rhodes Scholar. His most recent book, How to Work with (Almost) Anyone, shows how to build the Best Possible Relationship with the key people at work.Michael founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that had helped hundreds of organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. (Learn more at BoxOfCrayons.com.) Michael is a compelling speaker and facilitator, combining practicality, humour, and an unprecedented degree of engagement with the audience. He’s spoken on stages and screens around the world in front of crowds ranging from ten to ten thousand. His TEDx talk has been watched by a million and a half people. (Learn more at MBS.works.)En route to today—and these are essential parts of his origin story—Michael knocked himself unconscious as a laborer by hitting himself in the head with a shovel, mastered stagecraft at law school by appearing in a skit called Synchronized Nude Male Modelling, and his first paid piece of writing was a Harlequin Romance-esque story involving a misdelivered letter… called “The Male Delivery.”Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuMichael’s website: MBS.worksFor show notes, visit Less Is Best (Michael Bungay Stanier)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Fatima FojasAudio editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Less Is Best (Michael Bungay Stanier) coming soon.~~~~~
26:08 2/19/24
Presenting Teacher Tom’s Podcast (Lenore Skenazy)
Lenore Skenazy is the accidental pioneer of the “free-range kids movement” and literally wrote the book on the subject. Following that, she co-founded Let Grow, a nonprofit promoting childhood independence and resilience.“The real problem is that our culture has insisted that adults always be supervising kids.”  — Lenore SkenazyAfter her newspaper column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” created a media firestorm, Lenore Skenazy got the nickname “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) She went on to write Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement that basically says OUR KIDS ARE SMARTER AND SAFER THAN OUR CULTURE GIVES THEM CREDIT FOR!Lenore has lectured everywhere from DreamWorks to Microsoft to Harvard Med School, Yale Child Study Center — and the Bulgarian Happiness Festival! (For real.) On TV, you may have seen her on The Today Show, The Daily Show, or her own reality show, World’s Worst Mom. Now Lenore is co-founder and president of Let Grow, the nonprofit promoting childhood independence and resilience. She lives in New York City with her husband and beloved computer. Her children are gainfully employed. (Phew!) And for the record, she used to write for Mad Magazine. Yep. MAD. But now she's so serious that her piece “Independence as Therapy” was in The New York Times.“Teacher Tom” Hobson is an early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant, teacher of teachers, parent educator, and author. He is best known, however, for his namesake blog, Teacher Tom's Blog, where he has posted daily for over a decade, chronicling the life and times of his little preschool in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest corner of the USA.For nearly two decades, Teacher Tom was the sole employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative School, a parent-owned and operated school knit together by Teacher Tom's democratic, progressive play-based pedagogy. Teacher Tom came into teaching through the backdoor, so to speak, having enrolled his own child in a cooperative preschool, where he began working daily in his daughter's classroom as an assistant teacher under the tutelage of veteran educators — although he'll be the first to tell you that most of what he learned came from the children themselves. When it was time for his daughter to move on, he “stayed behind.”Today, Teacher Tom shares his play-based pedagogy through online e-courses for early childhood educators; produces online early childhood conferences; consults with organizations about his "Family Schools" program; and inspires early-years audiences around the world (Greece, UK, Iceland, Australia, China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, and across the US) both virtually and in-person with his engaging views on early childhood education, play, and pedagogy.He was pressured by his blog readers into authoring his first book, aptly named Teacher Tom’s First Book, and is thrilled about the 2023 release of Teacher Tom’s Second Book.Resources, people, and websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeTom’s website: TeacherTomsWorld.comLenore’s nonprofit, Let Grow: LetGrow.orLenore’s email: Lenore@LetGrow.orgFor show notes, visit Presenting Teacher Tom’s Podcast (Lenore Skenazy)The Let Grow Experience (a free independence-building curriculum for teachers/schools): https://letgrow.org/program/experience/The Let Grow Play Club (free implementation guide for schools, homeschools, YMCAs, churches, synagogues, etc., to create a "free play" program for kids):https://letgrow.org/program/play-club/Independence Therapy Manual (free manual for therapists and counselors on how to use independence to combat or prevent childhood anxiety): https://letgrow.org/program/independence-therapy/Pledge of Independence (pledge parents can take to receive one activity a week for 10 weeks to help them get comfortable giving their kids more independence, free): https://letgrow.org/program/pledge/Let Grow Kid License (free "license" kids can carry around when out and about on their own that says, "I'm not lost or neglected!" and gives the parents' phone number): https://letgrow.org/printable/letgrowlicense/Free-Range Kids book: https://amzn.to/3FT7bEwFree-Range Kids book, free chapter for educators: https://letgrow.org/free-chapter/ Jonathan HaidtDaniel ShuchmanPeter GrayUniversity of Michigan s...
33:05 2/12/24
Cancer Survivor to Course Creator (Meg Cadoux)
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg is the founder of The Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting evidence-based lifestyle transformation for cancer survivors.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Meg discuss:How lifestyle changes can play a significant role in reducing the risk of cancer and cancer recurrenceCancer patients often feeling disempowered and uncertain about their future, highlighting the need for education and supportThe Anti-Cancer Lifestyle Foundation offering a range of resources besides an online course — ebooks, webinars, and more — to meet individuals where they are in their cancer journeyHer foundation exploring and engaging in partnerships with insurance companies to license their course and provide greater access to cancer patientsLearning circles, a group format for going through the course, which have shown promising results in empowering and supporting cancer patients“There should be more [course creators] looking to set up or work with nonprofits to fund the delivery of their courses.” – Meg CadouxMeg Cadoux Hirshberg is the founder of The Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting evidence-based lifestyle transformation for cancer survivors.For 15 years Meg was a freelance non-fiction writer, whose work appeared in Yankee, New Hampshire magazine, and Boston Globe magazine, among other publications. In 2009, she began writing a regular column for Inc. magazine called “Balancing Acts” that explored work-life balance and the intersection of family and business in an entrepreneurial setting.Meg’s book, For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide For Entrepreneurs and Their Families, expands on her column topics. Axiom Business Book Awards, AMEX Open Forum, and Entrepreneur magazine cited Meg’s book as one of the best business books of 2012. Meg has also written two yogurt cookbooks.She is married to Gary Hirshberg, chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt. The couple has three children.Resources mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuMeg’s website: AntiCancerLifestyle.orgFor show notes, visit Cancer Survivor to Course Creator (Meg Cadoux)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Fatima FojasExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Cancer Survivor to Course Creator (Meg Cadoux). ~~~~~
25:09 2/5/24
Revenge of the Nerd (Steve Kamb)
Steve Kamb founded NerdFitness.com in 2009 to help average folks, nerds, and misfits level up their lives.In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Steve discuss:How Nerd Fitness started and evolved to become hugely popularThe integration of the site’s content and coursesShifting from online courses to building a larger communityThe challenges of implementing accountabilityNot waiting for perfection before you launch your course“I'm just a huge dork who happens to love helping people not make all the mistakes I did.” – Steve KambSteve Kamb is the nerd who founded NerdFitness.com in 2009 to help average folks, nerds, and misfits level up their lives. He started the site to help people NOT make the same mistakes he made when he started his own journey.Since then, he has bootstrapped Nerd Fitness and transformed it from a one-man blog into a passionate "rebellion" of 5 million annual visitors, 150,000 dedicated subscribers, and a full-time team of 25 humans. The site is best known for Nerd Fitness Coaching, its online program that has coached more than 10,000 one-on-one clients over the past five years. The site also boasts the most supportive and welcoming online community in the known universe.Steve is also the author of Level Up Your Life, a book about turning life into a video game to reach your goals, and he has guest lectured at Google, Facebook, and Vanderbilt University. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuSteve’s website: NerdFitness.comSteve’s Instagram: Instagram.com/stevekambSteve’s Twitter (X): Twitter.com/stevekambFor show notes, visit Revenge of the Nerd (Steve Kamb)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Fatima FojasExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Revenge of the Nerd (Steve Kamb)~~~~~
30:20 1/22/24
Presenting Consciousness Explored (Stephanie Red Feather)
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Red Feather is a divine feminine change agent and champion of empaths.“Imagine living your life as an empath, not knowing you're an empath. You're going to take on everybody else's stuff and think it's your own [and] struggle to have a strong sense of self.”  — Stephanie Red FeatherRev. Dr. Stephanie Red Feather is a divine feminine change agent and champion of empaths. A multi-award-winning author of the international best-seller The Evolutionary Empath and Empath Activation Cards, her passion is to help fellow sensitive souls break out of energetic jail and become co-creators of new earth consciousness.As a shamanic minister and prolific creator of spiritual tools, Stephanie founded Blue Star Temple, an online resource for spiritual seekers to learn energetic skills, hone empathic abilities, access spiritual knowledge, and connect with cosmic consciousness.Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's and doctorate in shamanic studies. Stephanie is an award-winning artist and contributing author to the #1 best-sellers Shamanism: Personal Quests of Communion with Nature and Creation, Animals: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals, Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change, and The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing, Volume 2.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeStephanie’s website: BlueStarTemple.orgFor show notes, visit Presenting Consciousness Explored (Stephanie Red Feather)Credits:Host: Melissa DealProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Michi LantzAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioMusic credits:Track Title: Travel The EmeraldArtist: Alsever LakeWriter: Adrian Dominic WaltherPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Inner PeaceArtist: MomentsWriter: Adrian Dominic WaltherPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: To Be KnownArtist: Adrian WaltherWriter: Adrian Dominic WaltherPublisher: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.To catch the great episodes coming up on Consciousness Explored, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channelor your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Episode transcript: Presenting Consciousness Explored coming soon.~~~~~
36:27 1/15/24
Fostering Connection (Jan Keck)
Jan Keck runs public events and online experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories, and turn strangers into friends.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Jan discuss:Creating a feeling of community within a group of attendees or studentsSupporting frontline facilitators and trainersA best practice for the very first minutes of an event, meeting, or gatheringThe importance of breakout groups or roomsPlanning your first class, workshop, or courseUsing “ice melters” instead of “ice breakers”Navigating control of the live learning experienceA bonus tip for making the best of live-class recordings“If I'm the only one talking, I’m taking something away from what the group could learn.” – Jan KeckJan Keck runs public events and online experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories, and turn strangers into friends. Jan’s mission is to help people feel less alone — by creating experiences, workshops, and programs, he is fueling the movement for deeper human connection. His “Connection Cards” have been used on every continent around the globe and helped turn more than 70,000 shallow conversations into deep connections.In the past few years, he has run more than 30 workshops and trainings with more than 700 trainers, facilitators, educators, and team leaders. They learn the skills to create engaging, purposeful, inclusive, and connecting experiences on Zoom. Recently, he relocated from Canada to Germany to be closer to family and is continuing to build a community of trainers, facilitators, and creators that create “Magical Human Moments” online. His work has been featured on TEDx, CBC News, Breakfast TV, Cityline, and HuffPost.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuJan’s website: JanKeck.comFor show notes, visit Fostering Connection (Jan Keck)Credits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Fatima Fojas Executive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Fostering Connection (Jan Keck) coming soon~~~~~
25:21 1/8/24
Team’s Pick: Tools for Training (Rob Witcher)
Rob Witcher is a co-founder and master instructor at Destination Certification Inc.In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Rob discuss:Transitioning from teaching for a company to teaching in your own businessCreating engaging delivery and fulfillmentDeveloping the right tools to support the courseFocusing on simplicityThe value of feedback and iteration“One of the most important lessons we learned is: Simplicity is better… providing less and being very concise.” – Rob WitcherRob Witcher is a co-founder and master instructor of Destination Certification Inc. and its CISSP program. He is a technical wizard directing the creation of the integrated intelligent learning system. His background includes more than 20 years of intense security, privacy, and cloud assurance experience, and he has delivered hundreds of CCSP, CISSP, and ISACA classes globally over the last decade.Rob is a dedicated and creative instructor who is deeply invested in the success of his students. He brings an entertaining delivery style that is grounded in years of experience and a deep understanding of what is required for success on the CISSP and CCSP exams.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuRob’s website: DestCert.comFor show notes, please visit Team’s Pick: Tools for Training (Rob Witcher)Credits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Tools for Training (Rob Witcher) coming soon.~~~~~
22:10 12/25/23
Standing Out (Jeff Cobb)
Jeff Cobb is the founder of Learning Revolution and host of the Leading Learning podcast. He has been a course creator for 20 years.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Jeff discuss:What it takes to have a standout course business these daysCourse differentiationThe gap between an average and a great facilitatorExamples of engaging with your learnersWhat solopreneur and independent experts can learn from an organizational approach to course creationCredentials and certifications“If you're not actually creating an effective learning experience, the value is not going to be there. You're going to have a hard time attracting people in the first place, and then you're going to have a hard time getting them to come back.”– Jeff CobbJeff Cobb is a managing director of Tagoras, founder of Learning Revolution, and author of multiple books, including Leading the Learning Revolution: The Expert's Guide to Capitalizing on the Exploding Lifelong Education Market.As a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in the global market for lifelong learning he has helped thousands of organizations and individuals maximize the reach, revenue, and impact of their educational offerings. In addition to his work at Tagoras and Learning Revolution, Jeff serves on the board of directors of the Family Firm Institute and recently completed two 3-year terms on the governing board of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, to which he was specifically appointed as an education thought leader.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuJeff’s website: LearningRevolution.netCredits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAudio Editor: Marvin del RosarioExecutive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Standing Out (Jeff Cobb) coming soon.~~~~~
24:07 12/11/23
Working with Artificial Intelligence (Alex Preis)
Alex Preis is the creator of www.p4x.ai, a unique service that combines training, workshops, and custom-made software solutions to enable AI-driven innovation.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Alex discuss:The B2B coursework that Alex’s company teachesThe incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into their coursesHow course creators in general can consider using AIEvaluating AI technology as part of the learning experienceHow course creators can apply an engineering mindset“Activate your knowledge. Your knowledge is your secret sauce as a course creator.”– Alex PreisAlexander Preis is the founder of Pacelayer4X Technologies, a company that empowers organizations with cutting-edge innovation and knowledge-management solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in program, change, and technology management in the rail and aerospace sector, where he led and contributed to several exciting new product development projects. Alexander’s mission is to help organizations integrate AI capabilities into their practices while keeping their culture, leadership, and organizational model in mind. In July 2023, he launched www.p4x.ai, a unique service that combines training, workshops, and custom-made software solutions to enable AI-driven innovation. He also enjoys educating and coaching international students and professionals in project engineering management, innovation and technology management, and AI product management. Alexander lives in Berlin, Germany with his wife and three kids.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuAlex’s website: www.p4x.aiAlex’s LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/alpreisCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe CrystalProducer: Cynthia LambAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM’s YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It’s the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Working with Artificial Intelligence (Alex Preis) coming soon~~~~~
24:24 11/27/23
Keeping It One-on-One (Sam Mahmoody)
Sam Mahmoody is the founder of Liberty Tutoring, which offers 1-on-1 online tutoring across Quebec and Ontario, Canada.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Sam discuss:The types of courses and students Sam hasLiberty Tutoring’s hiring process and curriculaHow Sam’s business grew and evolvedLogistical challenges and offering a quality experienceDefining the core of Sam’s business“The spark was realizing my passion for teaching, and the joy that I was getting from helping my students. It was just… priceless.”  — Sam MahmoodySam Mahmoody is an engineer with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He discovered his passion for teaching when, during his last semester of the undergraduate program, one of his professors asked him to be his Teaching Assistant and review the materials taught in class with students during tutorial sessions. That discovery led him to start his tutoring business in 2004 to help students tap into their undiscovered potential and ability for learning and lead them in the path to independence.His company, Liberty Tutoring, currently offers 1-on-1 online tutoring across Quebec and Ontario. Following their success with younger students, they further expanded their services to teach French as a Second Language to adults and professionals. Their ultimate goal is to give students the confidence they need to achieve their goals and dreams. Whether it’s the business owner who needs to learn French so they can serve the French clientele or the grade-10 student who dreads math, Liberty Tutoring gives them the confidence they need to shatter the barriers standing in their way.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuSam’s website: LibertyTutoring.caCredits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Keeping It One-on-One (Sam Mahmoody) coming soon~~~~~
21:26 11/13/23
Painting as Personal Development (Laurie Anderson)
Laurie Anderson is the heart and soul behind Alexander Art, where she and her dedicated team have crafted an inspiring realm of art and education since 1986.In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Laurie discuss:How Laurie and her team took their in-person classes to DVD and then onlineTeaching a skill-based course to students of diverse abilitiesThe importance of communityPainting as personal developmentStructuring online instruction to be better than in person Scaling through multiple instructors“We use painting as the medium to help people change their lives.”– Laurie AndersonMeet Laurie Anderson, an entrepreneurial spirit fueled by a profound passion for teaching. Laurie is the heart and soul behind Alexander Art, where, since 1986, she and her dedicated team have crafted an inspiring realm of art and education. With unwavering commitment, Laurie carries forward the dream of her mentor, Emmy-Award Winning Artist William “Bill”Alexander, to "teach the world to paint." Through their collective efforts, they've nurtured countless creative minds and continue to make the world of art accessible to all. Dive into their world at AlexanderArt.com and be a part of this artistic journey.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuAlexanderArt.comCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits:Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Painting as Personal Development (Laurie Anderson) coming soon~~~~~
24:02 10/30/23
Hybrid Courses Are a Dream Come True (Michael Sheridan)
Michael Sheridan is “Ireland's favorite dream expert,” the author of two books, and a radio host. His passion is to see people become all they came here to be and help them live their lives to their fullest potential.   In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Michael discuss:Michael’s background and how he got into online coursesTeaching a sensitive and personal topic within a group settingBuilding connections and engaging with studentsHow Michael discovered he had a sales problem and worked through itMichael’s thoughts about what should be free versus paid“It just helped enormously by moving online in terms of the efficiency and the effectiveness of everything I did. And I was able to maximize the amount of people I could work with.”– Michael SheridanMichael Sheridan is Ireland's favorite dream expert. He was a regular on the #1 TV talk show in Ireland, Ireland AM, as well as a regular on Ireland's most popular radio shows, including the Inbox on 98FM, sharing the stage with both metaphysical and movie stars such as Paddy McMahon and Frank Vincent. He's appeared on the BBC and countless other premier media outlets, interpreting dreams for his wide audience.He's the author of two books as well as a radio host with his own show on KKNW. His passion is to see people become all they came here to be and to live their lives to their fullest potential. He does this by interpreting dreams. From reading your dreams, he can give clear direction on your life purpose, reveal the gifts that you brought with you to help achieve that purpose, and uncover the blocks you need to overcome in order to step into alignment.With a focus on helping clients heal childhood trauma, Michael launched his first course in 1992. In 2012, he added online courses to his offerings, and by 2015, after much experimentation, he switched entirely to an online hybrid model using the Ruzuku platform. The hybrid model greatly increased course reach, course efficiency, and course effectiveness, and laid the framework for many later courses.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuMichael’s website: Dream-Analysis.comCredits:Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenAudio editor: Marvin del Rosario Executive Producer: Danny InyMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Hybrid Courses Are a Dream Come True (Michael Sheridan) coming soon~~~~~
21:57 10/16/23
Mastermind Parenting (Randi Rubenstein)
Randi Rubenstein is the founder of Mastermind Parenting and host of the Mastermind Parenting Podcast. She runs programs to support parents with strong willed children into fostering better and more open relationships.In this episode, Danny and Abe talk with Randi about the iterations of her Mastermind Parenting course. In this episode we discuss:Randi’s personal experience with a strong willed child, leading to her course.Evolution of a course from one-on-one to online coaching.The urge to firehouse students with information and support.Working with clients on something as personal and sensitive as parenting.Helping over-stressed parents see their own progress.Accountability being managed by coursebuilders and coursetakers.Danny and Abe’s debrief.“That's the reason people stick around for years… because it is a parenting program but it's really a parenting / personal development program.” – Randi RubensteinRandi Rubenstein coaches parents raising challenging or strong willed kids. She believes: Perfection is the enemy when it comes to parenting. A good parent is simply one who strives to be better. Our strong willed kids give us a nudge to do the "bettering" work.Randi's the founder of Mastermind Parenting, host of the Mastermind Parenting podcast and author of The Parent Gap.Randi is based in Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband, Scott, and they are the parents of 3 young adults.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRandi’s websiteRandi’s LinkedInRandi’s BookCredits:Guest: Randi RubensteinHosts: Danny Iny & Abe CrystalProducer: Geoff Govertsen Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive producer: Danny InyMusic soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please subscribe to Mirasee FM’s Youtube Channel or wherever you're listening right now. And if you liked the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music and SFX credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name(s): MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name(s): ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name(s): Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name(s): Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONEpisode transcript Mastermind Parenting (Randi Rubenstein) coming soon ~~~~~
26:03 9/11/23
Drawing New Conclusions (Tom Hart)
Tom Hart is a graphic novelist and the founder and executive director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a non-profit school and arts organization located in Gainesville, Florida.In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Tom discuss:How Tom’s courses have evolved over his years in businessThe importance of marketingCourse pricingEmploying additional instructorsTom’s school’s nonprofit modelStudent emotions and providing community supportAddressing student mindset challengesTom’s advice for aspiring course creatorsAcquiring students“Forming a community is actually one of the best things we do for people. They don't really know that going in — they don't realize one of the main things they need is a support system of readers and fellow learners.” — Tom HartTom Hart is a graphic novelist and the founder and executive director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a non-profit school and arts organization located in Gainesville, Florida.Since 2001, he has been a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as Parsons, Brooklyn College, the University of Florida, and a host of other institutions before starting his own school in 2012.His graphic novel about his daughter called Rosalie Lightning was a New York Times #1 bestseller and has been translated into numerous other languages, was featured on many “Best of 2016” lists, and was also nominated for two comics industry Eisner Awards.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuTom’s websites: learn.sawcomics.org and SequentialArtistsWorkshop.orgCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcastplayer. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to morepeople.    Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Drawing New Conclusions (Tom Hart) coming soon~~~~~
22:11 8/28/23
Tools for Training (Rob Witcher)
Rob Witcher is a co-founder and master instructor at Destination Certification Inc. In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Rob discuss:Transitioning from teaching for a company to teaching in your own businessCreating engaging delivery and fulfillmentDeveloping the right tools to support the courseFocusing on simplicityThe value of feedback and iteration“One of the most important lessons we learned is: Simplicity is better… providing less and being very concise.”– Rob WitcherRob Witcher is a co-founder and master instructor of Destination Certification Inc. and its CISSP program. He is a technical wizard directing the creation of the integrated intelligent learning system. His background includes more than 20 years of intense security, privacy, and cloud assurance experience, and he has delivered hundreds of CCSP, CISSP, and ISACA classes globally over the last decade.Rob is a dedicated and creative instructor who is deeply invested in the success of his students. He brings an entertaining delivery style that is grounded in years of experience and a deep understanding of what is required for success on the CISSP and CCSP exams.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuRob’s website: DestCert.comCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Tools for Training (Rob Witcher) coming soon~~~~~
25:30 8/14/23
Teaching Teams (Christina Becker)
Christina Becker is a nonprofit consultant, trainer, psychotherapist, and the founder of the Canadian Nonprofit Academy. In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Christina discuss:Her background and how she came to be a course creatorBalancing two different course businessesHer course being taken by teams instead of individualsDelivering very short course video lessonsRoadblocks and iterationsHer business model and reaching her target marketHow Christina overcomes resistance from prospects Why she chose a subscription modelThe joy of iterating your course“Once you create a course, that's not it. It's a dance between your students and yourself and learning new things. And I think that's been really, really fun.”– Christina BeckerChristina Becker is a nonprofit consultant, trainer, psychotherapist, and the founder of the Canadian Nonprofit Academy. In whatever work she does, she is committed to making a lasting difference in communities by providing valuable and innovative consulting and coaching services. She brings a distinct set of skills and expertise — solid business acumen focused on outcomes and measurable results, emotional intelligence, and deep listening skills that build consensus in teams. Christina is based in Toronto, Canada.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuCanadian-NonprofitAcademy.comChristina’s website: CJBecker.comCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channel or your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Teaching Teams (Christina Becker) coming soon~~~~~
27:48 7/31/23
Going the Extra Mile (Debra Cady)
Debra Cady is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CEO/Founder of Silver Linings International.  SLI offers facilitation, coaching, consulting, and training on how to achieve strength-based, positive change for individuals and organizations.Danny and Abe talk with Debra about her pivot from being a mental-health professional to becoming a course creator and entrepreneur.This episode covers:Debra’s experience before course creation and how she pivoted into itStarting with her pilot coursePricing her course properly Working out the educational design aspects of her courseHer evaluation toolsHow her course changed her workDanny and Abe’s debrief“I was terrified and I was afraid and I did it anyway. And I created a tribe for myself, people who believed in me, and kept the people who didn't away.” — Debra CadyDebra Cady is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CEO/Founder of Silver Linings International, LLC.  SLI offers facilitation, coaching, consulting, and training on how to achieve strength-based, positive change for individuals and organizations.Debra combines her 30+ year career in behavioral health, specifically her experience as a trauma-informed manager, with her Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation Certification to deliver virtual training courses that create positive outcomes for the people and systems who work for children, youth, young adults, and other vulnerable populations. Her training has given hundreds of people the tools they need to create better engagement and healing-centered energy in their workplaces and for the clients they serve.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzukuDebra’s website: SilverLiningsInternational.orgCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioTo catch the great episodes that are coming up on Course Lab, please follow us on Mirasee FM's YouTube channelor your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Going the Extra Mile (Debra Cady) coming soon~~~~~
28:41 7/17/23
Courses for Coaches (Dr. Barbara Birsinger)
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 audienceThe modalities of her instruction and interaction with studentsCustomizing her offering and incorporating feedback  Exploring the emotional aspect of the problems your students faceThe 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 BirsingerCreator 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:MiraseeDr. Birsinger’s website: BarbaraBirsinger.comDr. Birsinger’s free offer: BarbaraBirsinger.com/real-timequickdecodingCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Assembled by: Geoff GovertsenExecutive Producer: Danny InyAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please follow us on Apple podcasts or Spotify or wherever you're listening rightnow. And if you liked the show, please leave us a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.    Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Courses for Coaches (Dr. Barbara Birsinger) coming soon~~~~~
20:41 7/4/23
Bridging the Gap (Stever Robbins)
Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, productivity expert, author, and creator/host of the Get-It-Done Guy podcast, which ran from 2007–2020 and has been downloaded more than 36 million times.In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Stever explore:The false equation of knowledge and actionUsing misdirection to overcome resistance and foster learningInstructional design and engaging behavior among your studentsCreating interaction in large-scale coursesAddressing student frustration with instructional “misdirection”“[There] is an unbelievably pervasive theory of how people learn and how people change behavior, which is that if you tell people the learning, they will somehow magically be able to do the thing.” – Stever RobbinsStever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, top-10 iTunes podcaster, and productivity expert. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He currently runs Get-It-Done Groups™, which help people make extreme progress on important projects and habits.His experience developing organizational leaders began as co-designer of Harvard Business School’s “Leadership and Learning” curriculum redesign, and has gone on to include being an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies.His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category, years in the top 10, and was downloaded more than 36 million times. He has been interviewed in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor’s Business Daily. Stever is the author of multiple books and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeStever’s website: SteverRobbins.comCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive Producer: Danny InyAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please subscribe to Apple podcasts or Spotify or wherever you're listening right now. And if you liked the show, please leave us a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.    Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Bridging the Gap (Stever Robbins) coming soon~~~~~
24:45 6/19/23
Special: Ruzuku’s Instant Courses
In this special episode, Danny and Abe discuss the myriad advantages of Ruzuku’s Instant Courses as an incredibly efficient and valuable tool for course creators. Courses tangential to your main expertise can be excellent for additional revenue streams, brand enhancement, lead generation, trust building, lower-cost learning options, and student/client nurturing. The Instant Courses platform offers all of this with fully customizable options and the ability to literally get a course online in a matter of minutes.In this episode, we explore:What exactly is Ruzuku’s Instant Courses The distinction between core and peripheral coursesBest business uses for peripheral coursesHow these courses are builtThe integration of Instant Courses and the overall Ruzuku platformCourse and student life cycles“Anytime you want to add something that complements the coaching or services you do, you don't necessarily need to build that from scratch —you can just pull from a library of instantly available courses.” — Abe Crystal“People came to me and Abe all the time to learn how to build and sell courses. Well, how would they want that process shortcut? It's like, well, what if they could press a button, and the course was up and ready to go.”  – Danny InyResources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeRuzuku’s Instant CoursesCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive Producer: Danny InyAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please subscribe to Apple podcasts or Spotify or wherever you're listening rightnow. And if you liked the show, please leave us a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSSpecial effects credits:24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Special: Ruzuku’s Instant Courses coming soon~~~~~
21:57 6/5/23
Styling for Confidence (Cyndy Porter)
Cyndy Porter is a portrait photographer, stylist, personal brand and image consultant, and founder of Success Thru Style. In this episode, Danny, Abe, and Cyndy discuss how she’s built successful online courses that teach what is traditionally an in-person or experiential process.In this episode we explore:The flipped-classroom modelHow Cyndy iterated her courses in various ways to meet the market and needsCyndy’s creation of an evergreen course as an alternative for studentsThe challenges of online learning and coaching for personal styling, and how Cyndy solved theseBalancing art and science in personal brandingThe importance of identifying and addressing students’ pain points“Only 4% of all women worldwide believe they're beautiful. And so you can imagine, if you're a woman, and you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, putting yourself out there in any kind of business is difficult.”  – Cyndy PorterCyndy Porter is a personal brand and image consultant and founder of Success Thru Style. She earned a degree in marketing, then spent 20 years as a sales and marketing professional in the tech industry. Her stops included WAIS (one of the first Internet companies), Kodak, and finally, American Online (AOL), where she was a Divisional Vice President of Brand Marketing.Following her corporate years, Cyndy became an award-winning professional photographer. She is now also certified as an image consultant and a story coach.Cyndy has worked with people from all walks of life. Her mission is to help her clients feel stunning, confident, and powerful so they stand out from the crowd and succeed on their own terms.Her clients have gone on to start their own businesses, multiply their incomes, change careers, be promoted, run for office, and forge healthy relationships.Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeCyndy’s website: SuccessThruStyle.comCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive Producer: Danny InyAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please subscribe to Apple podcasts or Spotify or wherever you're listening right now. And if you liked the show, please leave us a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONS24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.Episode transcript: Styling for Confidence (Cyndy Porter) coming soon~~~~~
26:08 5/22/23
Building Lives of Significance (John Bowen)
John Bowen was in the right place at the right time, being CEO of two large financial advisory firms in Silicon Valley in the 1990s. And from that vantage point, he had noticed a gap in the industry — far too many financial advisors were reinventing the wheel when it came to research. So he started CEG Worldwide in 2000, which is now the world’s leading coaching firm for financial advisors. In this episode Danny, Abe, and John talk about:Clarity of focus and clarity of outcomeThe intentionality of focusing on the affluent segmentThe value of market researchHaving a “moat” in your industryAfter the discussion, stay tuned for Danny and Abe’s debriefing, containing their key takeaways.“We're very, very, very clear that we're going to help them race up this hierarchy of advisor success that I'm describing. And that it's not only the money part, but they're going to have this amazing life of significance.”– John Bowen
23:40 5/8/23
Special: AI Meets Online Courses
In this special episode, Danny and Abe examine ChatGPT (and artificial intelligence broadly) as a free and simple tool for course creators. And as with most things free and simple, there’s the “for better or for worse” with this rapidly developing technology. Anyone creating or thinking about creating online courses needs to know the opportunities and pitfalls that are here and on the horizon.In this episode Danny and Abe explore:What ChatGPT is and isn’tDanny’s bio as generated by ChatGPT — the good, the bad, and the uglyThe impact of AI on the value of information-based coursesThe right way and wrong way to use this technologyHow AI is affecting higher educationThe benefits of these tools for idea generationAnd much more“Another big advantage over a human, moderately competent assistant: You can only tell a human so many times, ‘You got it wrong, try again.’ ChatGPT will never be offended. So you can keep sending it back until you're happy with what you've got.” – Danny InyResources or websites mentioned in this episode:MiraseeChatGPTCredits:Hosts: Danny Iny and Abe Crystal Producer: Cynthia Lamb Executive Producer: Danny InyAssembled by: Geoff GovertsenAudio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher MartinAudio Post Production: Post Office SoundMusic Soundscape: Chad Michael SnavelyMaking our hosts sound great: Home Brew AudioIf you don't want to miss future episodes of Course Lab, please subscribe to Apple podcasts or Spotify or wherever you're listening right now. And if you liked the show, please leave us a starred review. It's the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.Music credits: Track Title: Bossa BBArtist Name: MarieWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONTrack Title: GraceArtist Name: ShimmerWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Carousel LightsArtist Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Chelsea McGoughWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONPublisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONSTrack Title: Coo CoosArtist Name: Dresden, The FlamingoWriter Name: Matthew WigtonPublisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONEpisode transcript: Special: AI Meets Online Courses  coming soon~~~~~
30:39 4/24/23