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Some people seem to have a magic touch when it comes to building a loyal audience. Often it’s a mix of authenticity, leadership, and a clear message that makes an entrepreneur especially good at building a loyal following. Being able to lead a community and encourage its members to be active participants (and even leaders!) is a huge bonus, too. Today’s guest is a business owner with all of these ingredients, and lucky for us, she’s sharing her story and her approach to community with us today!

Megan Hale is a leadership coach and former psychotherapist who works with women entrepreneurs to build sustainable business. As she winds down her other business, a private coaching practice for women and couples, she’s leaning into her business Wild & Holy, which hosts masterminds and retreats for women who want to create businesses that support them energetically.

I expected to talk with Megan mostly about mindset, but we had an even more interesting, in-depth conversation about how she’s steered her business through some incredibly busy and potentially tricky milestones. We talk about how she decided to leap out of private practice and into coaching, why community is so central to everything she does, and how she was able to fill a yearlong coaching program with twenty women with a young child, a newborn, and a spouse who was deployed on active military duty.

We also talk about some of the values that Megan weaves into everything she does: community, vulnerability, and tolerance being three of the most important. She also talks about her launch process and how she’s appealed to a target market of business owners who have a bit more experience under their belts. And we wrap up by touching on Megan’s decision to talk more about politics on her social media and in her business, and how this has impacted her work.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How Megan transitioned out of private practice as a psychotherapist into business coaching with a wider impact.
  • Why she’s so invested in building communities that are safe, supportive, and encourage members to step into their own leadership.
  • How Megan managed being a mother to two small children, running her business, and holding space for her clients while her spouse was deployed as an active duty member of the military.
  • What’s working well in her business as Megan runs yearlong programs for up to twenty women, hosts twice-yearly retreats, and hosts mastermind groups.
  • How she’s tapped into a target market of more seasoned women business owners by getting incredibly clear on her values and her ideal client.
  • Why Megan has allowed herself to speak about politics, spirituality, and her values in her business and how that’s impacted her wor

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Hey there. I know what it's like to try and fail over and over again. I've been through all the mindset ups and downs, feeling like a failure and wondering why it's so hard to attract amazing clients consistently.

I finally realized, more recently that I'd like to admit, I was still hiding. I was afraid to put my work into the world in case no one wanted it. What I really wanted was for someone to say, "hey you, your stuff is great, come share it with my audience".  Finally I realized that that would never happen, not until I started first.

Putting out my content and message into the world had to begin with me. I  committed to showing up consistently and building my own meaningful relationships. The result? Much more clarity about how to gain visibility and grow my brand. And, of course, THIS PODCAST which I'm thrilled to host!


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