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ZCS 061: Creating in Public with Matt Ragland

9/19/2018
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Hey, hey! I am excited to have Matt Ragland on the show today. Matt is the creator of the Sketchnote Starter Course. He’s also a member of ConvertKit’s team. In this interview, Matt and I talk about his work, how he created his sketchnote course, and what it’s like being part of ConvertKit. I know you’ll love this episode! A quick note: - Matt references the course platform Coach, which is now Podia - Listen to the end to get access to the video walkthrough of Matt’s course! Ideas not art…...

Duration:00:40:24

ZCS 060: Demystify Your Finances with Dominique Broadway

9/12/2018
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Hi everyone! I am glad to have Dominique Broadway on the show today. Dominique is an award winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert and the Founder of Finances Demystified & The Social Money Tour. In this episode, we discuss her course, Finances Demystified Bootcamp. I absolutely love this episode and cannot wait for you to hear it! Quitting was not a financial worry, I was just over it. I needed a change. Before quitting her job and jumping into entrepreneurship, Dominique...

Duration:00:35:25

ZCS 059: Seek Work that Satisfies You with artist Lisa Congdon

7/6/2017
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Welcome to episode 059 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is Lisa Congdon, fine artist, author, illustrator, and online instructor. In this interview, Lisa shares her journey as a teacher turned artist turned artist who teaches. Enjoy! In This Episode You'll Learn: Sites & Tools Mentioned http://lisacongdon.com/ Lastly, I want to give a big THANK YOU to Lisa for sharing her story with us!

Duration:00:51:52

ZCS 059: Seek Work that Satisfies You with artist Lisa Congdon

7/6/2017
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Welcome to episode 059 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is Lisa Congdon, fine artist, author, illustrator, and online instructor. In this interview, Lisa shares her journey as a teacher turned artist turned artist who teaches. Enjoy! In This Episode You'll Learn: What motivated Lisa to switch careers later in life Why you're never too old to begin something new (and how it works in your favor) How she overcame her resistance to teaching online The pros and cons of partnering with...

Duration:00:51:52

ZCS 058: You Need Your Own Money Girl! with fashion designer Jane Hamill

6/28/2017
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Welcome to episode 058 of The Zen Courses Show! This is part two of my interview with Jane Hamill, former fashion designer, business consultant, and online course creator. (Check out episode 57 for part 1.) In this part, Jane shares how she structures her courses and motivates her students. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: How to get your content done Why your students need more structure than you think How to support your students when life happens The secret for staying in your zone...

Duration:00:25:20

ZCS 057: What Your Course and Cherry Pie Have in Common with Jane Hamill

6/21/2017
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Welcome to episode 057 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Jane Hamill, former fashion designer, business consultant, and online course creator. In this interview, Jane shares how she transitioned from running her clothing line to teaching online. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why you shouldn’t ask your students what they want Why you should start with one course, even if your vision is bigger How to start your course with a limited budget How she tackles talking...

Duration:00:39:26

ZCS 056: Why your idea doesn't matter with designer Jarrod Drysdale

6/14/2017
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Welcome to episode 056 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Jarrod Drysdale, visual designer and new course creator. In this interview, Jarrod shares how he launched his first course and what he's learned from ten years of designing and entrepreneur-ing. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: What he learned from his first failed business Why he launched his course on a weekend—when everyone says not to! The incentives that motivated Jarrod’s audience to buy his course How he...

Duration:00:56:16

ZCS 055: It's Time to Launch Your Newsletter with Meighan O'Toole

6/7/2017
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Welcome to episode 055 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Meighan O'Toole, digital strategist and online course creator. In this interview Meighan shares how she left Corporate America to grow her own business and the story behind her course, Anatomy of a Newsletter. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why social media is not where you will make sales How to overcome your resistance to starting a newsletter Why you should validate your course before you create it Why you...

Duration:00:57:35

ZCS 054: Why YOU Are Your Brand with Rachel Shillcock

6/1/2017
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Welcome to episode 054 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Rachel Shillcock, an award-winning designer, author, and online course creator. In this interview Rachel shares her story and why she decided to create an online course when she already had a couple products. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why Rachel decided to create digital products when she already had a successful design career Why Rachel believes YOU are your brand How to use your values to help you...

Duration:00:46:08

ZCS 053: How Aerial Spaces is Creating Accessible Education with Tiffany Mikell

5/17/2017
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Welcome to episode 053 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Tiffany Mikell, CEO of Aerial Spaces, an immersive learning platform. In this interview Tiffany shares how she transitioned from being a corporate software developer to dropping everything and creating an education platform. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: How growing up in on two different Chicago neighborhoods opened Tiffany’s eyes to disparities in education Why creating inclusive and accessible spaces of...

Duration:00:36:25

ZCS 052: Sell Services Before Courses with Halley Gray of Evolve and Succeed

5/10/2017
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Hey, it's episode 052 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is Halley Gray, Founder of Evolve + Succeed. She’s also the creator of Be Booked Out, an online program for coaches, designer and VAs. In this interview Halley shares how she transitioned from consulting to creating her flagship course. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why you shouldn’t start with courses if you’re a new business owner How to use momentum and deal with emotions to structure your course How Halley adjusted her...

Duration:00:38:53

ZCS 051: How a Help Desk Company Launched Their First Course and Sold Out in 5 Days with Len Markidan

5/4/2017
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Welcome to episode 051 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is Len Markidan, Director of Marketing over at Groove, a help desk SaaS. Groove recently created their first online course and sold out in 5 days! In this interview Len shares why a help desk company decided to create an online course and what it took to make it happen. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why content marketing is important…and how Groove rebooted their content marketing strategy Why you should focus...

Duration:00:46:37

ZCS 050: Highlights from One Year of Interviewing Online Course Creators

4/27/2017
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Welcome to episode 050 of The Zen Courses Show. I can’t believe it’s been 50 episodes already! In this episode we're going to take a trip down memory lane. You’ll hear the highlights from a year of interviewing online course creators, including my top takeaways and snippets from the most popular shows over the past year. I'll also share what I've been up to with Zen Courses. Ready? References and Episodes Mentioned: Jumpstart Your Course - A live program to help you get started with your...

Duration:00:36:05

ZCS 049: Beating Career and Cancer to Teach Audiobooks with Krystal Wascher

3/30/2017
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Welcome to episode 049 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is the Krystal Wascher, a freelance audiobooks producer and online course creator. In this interview Krystal shares how she left her dream law career and overcame cancer to build a successful audiobook business. Oh yeah, we chat about her course too. Check it out! In This Episode, You'll Learn: How Krystal used Udemy to validate her online course How her dream job as an attorney led her to audiobooks Why she thinks...

Duration:00:41:48

ZCS 048: How to Create a Sales Funnel for Your Online Course with Yann Ilunga

3/22/2017
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Welcome to episode 048 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is the talented Yann Ilunga, a podcast strategist and online course creator. In this interview he shares his story and how he uses the power of sales funnels to sell online courses. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: What a sales funnel is and why you need one Ways to validate your online course Why you should get validation from people who don’t know you well How community helps you improve your online course The 3...

Duration:00:41:03

ZCS 047: How to Teach Music Online with Grammy Winner & Teacher Bob Reynolds

3/16/2017
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Welcome to Episode 047 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is the talented, Grammy award-winning tenor saxophonist Bob Reynolds. When he's not winning Grammys, Bob is also a songwriter and online teacher. He and I have been circling each other online for years and finally had a chance to chat. In this interview he shares his story and how he started teaching music online. Enjoy! In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why a successful working musician started an online school Bob's biggest fears...

Duration:00:52:49

ZCS 046: Art, Imagination and Teaching w/ Holly Wren Spaulding

2/23/2017
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Welcome to Episode 046 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is the wonderful Holly Wren Spaulding poet, teacher, and activist. Holly has been a long time supporter of Zen Courses. I asked her to join us to share her online course journey, especially how she balances creating online programs with making art. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why it’s good to disconnect from the online world to create What an immersive course / program looks like Why Holly Wren uses a...

Duration:00:42:45

ZCS 045: Paul Jarvis on How to Automate Your Course and Business with Mailchimp

2/16/2017
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Welcome to episode 045 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is the amazing Paul Jarvis, designer, course creator, and founder of ofCourseBooks. Paul was one of the first guests on the show. He’s back this week to share what he’s been working on and his Mailchimp course, Chimp Essentials. If you want to take Mailchimp to the next level while saving money and learn about marketing automation, this episode is for you. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: What Paul’s been up to as...

Duration:00:48:50

ZCS 044: How to Market with YouTube with Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter

1/26/2017
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Welcome to episode 044 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest for this episode is none other than Caleb Pike, founder of DSLR Video Shooter. I’ve been following Caleb’s videos for a while and am excited to have him on the show to share his experience using YouTube to market to his audience, plus his take on camera gear for online course videos. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: • How Caleb got his start in video after quitting college • How YouTube has changed his business • Why he stopped...

Duration:00:51:48

ZCS043: Be Willing to Invest in Your Growth with Think and Grow Chick, Courtney Sanders

1/18/2017
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Welcome to episode 043 of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is Courtney Sanders, founder of ThinkandGrowChick.com. Courtney has a fantastic story. In this episode you’ll hear how she went from losing her scholarship in college and drowning in debt to turning her blog into a five figure business that allowed her to quit her job. Of course, we’ll also talk about her workshop turned online course, The Escape Plan too. Ready? In This Episode, You'll Learn: • How Courtney got her start as an...

Duration:00:50:45