Welcome to The Clare Wood Podcast
A practical podcast to help entrepreneurs transform their mindset around money, create a love of numbers and build the business of their dreams so they can live a life of financial freedom, giving and global impact.
Episode 104 – How to get the most out of an investment in a coaching program
It can be really scary to invest in your business, whether it’s a coaching program, working with a coach or doing a course. In today’s episode, I share some of my biggest hacks for getting the most out of an investment in a coaching program.
Released date: Tuesday 25 May
You may have heard me talk about two seemingly different concepts; Goal setting such as setting financial targets, objectives and KPI’s for business, and on the flip side, manifestation. In today’s episode, I share how these two concepts marry together perfectly.
Whether your business is struggling at the moment and you are really desperate to get some sales through the door or even if your business is thriving, I bet you’d still love to learn how to make more sales in your business. In today’s episode, I share 10 amazing ways you can skyrocket your sales.
Are you overworked and underpaid? These are two very common issues in small business. In today’s episode, I chat about how to move to a place where you are paid well for doing less work that you love.
This is a special100th episode of the podcast, and I bought along my husband Shannon Wood to ask me some questions about my business journey to date. Amongst other things, we chat about: my best and worst investments in business, the highs and lows of my business journey to date, how we balance parenthood and business ownership life and How I keep my energy and my self-care practices.
Does scaling mean you have to create online courses? Not necessarily. In today’s episode, I share how you can scale your business in a way that feels in alignment for you, because I don’t believe in growing for the sake of growing, it needs to be done in a way that makes you feel happy along the way.
A client recently asked me what have been my biggest business game changers. In today’s episode I share my answers, so if you are wanting to achieve big growth in your business, you can implement some of these changes into your very own business too.
If you are wanting to build a more inclusive business, but you have no idea where to get started, then this episode is for you. In today’s episode I chat with Louise O’Reilly, an inclusion and diversity coach, about how to get started in building a more diverse business and how having more inclusion in business, is actually really good for business.
One of the most challenging aspects of marketing your service-based business is showing your face on camera. In today’s episode, I chat with Megan Yelaney about how you can confidently show up on camera, and be your authentic, awkward self in a way that is going to magnetise your dream clients.
I love to take you behind the scenes in my business, not from a place of showing off, but to show you what is possible and what doesn’t quite go to plan so you know you are not alone in business. In today’s episode I take you behind the scenes in my latest launch for my course Million Dollar Money Management. I share my lessons and learnings from this course so you can take them into your business or launches moving forward.
I was recently asked to speak as a guest on the Learn to Launch Podcast with Nicola Dixon and it was such a fun episode that I asked if I could share it. In today’s episode, we will be replaying that episode and talking all things money mindset and how it applies during the launch of an online program, course or product.
What is it that you desire? In today’s episode, I share how I manifested my dream house and the strategies I used, so that you too can manifest the things that you desire in your life.
Our money stories or our beliefs about money, play out into our money reality. But the good news is we can re-write these victim stories that we around money and write new ones. In today’s episode, I chat with Jessamyn McLachlan about how to get rid of those old money stories and re-write new ones.
Talking about money and telling someone your prices can be challenging. In today’s episode, I chat with Debi Brett about how to increase confidence when it comes to talking about money.
What is money mindset? In today’s episode I chat to copywriter, Nicole Kepic who has been through my course Million Dollar Money Management, about the power of shifting your beliefs around money, taking aligned action and getting the results you desire.
Are you dreaming of building a wildly successful business? In today’s episode, I share all of my favourite mindset hacks to help you build your very own million dollar business
A cashflow crisis can happen to a business owner in any stage of business, even if you are running a successful business. In today’s episode, I share about my recent experience with a cashflow crisis and how I navigated through it so you can do the same if finances are ever tight in your business.
One of the big blocks that might be stopping you creating wealth and money in your business, is a lack of self-worth. In today’s episode, I chat to Ellie Swift about how to create an unshakable sense of self-worth so you can magnetise the wealth you desire.
How do you sell high ticket services? In today’s episode, I take you behind the scenes of my recent and most successful launch, so that you leverage these learnings for a launch yourself or to simply sell more at a higher price point.
When making significant investments in your business, you may have a conversation with your partner to get their buy in. In this episode, I share some strategies around how to get your partner on-board with your investment decisions.
So many business owners are looking for a big shift in their results, however they aren’t willing to do the work in order to make that shift happen. In today’s episode, I chat about the importance of carving out time to work ON your business and how to actually do it.
One of the biggest misconceptions around building a million dollar business is that it is going to mean working a lot more hours. In today’s episode, Maddy Avery from Birdcage Marketing shares how earning more, actually can mean working less.
Are you wanting to create more success in your business and wealth in your life? Your financial position is a direct reflection of your relationship with money. In this episode I share how to improve your relationship with money.
Now is the time to be doing your planning for the new year! And in this episode, I dive into the questions you should be asking yourself when planning epic growth in your business in 2021.
2020 has been a huge year. I am so grateful that my business has thrived this year. In today’s episode, I can’t wait to share with you all the juicy details about exactly how my sales have doubled since the start of this year, so that you can do the same in your business.
Imagine tripling your sales in an industry that was completely shut down through a Coronavirus lockdown. In today’s episode, I chat to the inspiring, Jenna Salvaterra, about how she did just that.
I’ve noticed that small business owners will happily invest the time and dollars into the how to, but when it comes to working on the business to create the big picture strategy and do the work on mindset, they might be a little less willing to take the time and money to do so. In today’s episode, I will dive into the strange topic of mindset and explore whether this is something you need to grow your business to the next level.
If you want to attract a certain result, in your business or personal life, but things aren’t coming together, chances are it’s related to energy. In today’s episode, we dive into what energy is, how it impacts the results you are achieving and how you can call in the results you want
So many of my clients struggle with setting their prices. In today’s episode I share how to find the right price for your services and the 5 pricing mistakes to avoid.
Do you have the belief that growth in business has to be linear? That your business should grow at a sensible growth rate? In today’s episode, I chat with Suzy Ashworth, who will blow these beliefs out of the water by sharing the concept, quantum leaping. We dive into how she achieved rapid growth in a short period of time and how you can do the same.
What stories do you tell yourself about money? Maybe you aren’t even aware of the subconscious beliefs you have around money. In today’s episode we explore those underlying stories and how to re-program them in a way that will serve the next level you.
Is your intellectual property protected? In today’s episode, Riz McDonald shares the differences between trademarking, copyrighting and registering a trademark and how to keep your IP safe.
Imagine doing less work, but getting paid twice the amount of money. In this episode I chat with Bec Miller, who shares practical hacks and how she has grown her business in a way that has her doing less work for double the sales.
There is so much growth that can happen as a result of managing your money. In today’s BONUS episode I chat to 3 of my incredible clients, about the transformation that happened inside THEIR businesses as a result of more closely managing their money.
We all know we need to invest in our business to get a return, but how do you know what to invest in? In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing 5 great ways to invest in your business, especially if you are looking for growth towards the 7 figure mark.
Growth is often glorified. We usually see the amazing results, but we don’t see the pain that came before the change. In this episode, I explore why shifting feels shitty and how you can move through it!
Do you dream of a 7 figure business, but can’t work out why it isn’t happening for you? In this episode, I explore the reasons holding you back from being a million dollar business owner. And more importantly, how you can break past them!
Tarzan Kay first grabbed by attention when I heard her on Amy Porterfield’s podcast. In this episode, we chat about selling with integrity. We also chat about hallucinogens and Jesus, but you’ll have to listen to find out all the details.
YouTube is a platform with endless possibilities for service-based business. In this episode, I chat with YouTube star Erin May Henry about getting started on YouTube and building a personal brand to create a meaningful business online.
To this date, Instagram is where I find most of my high-value coaching clients. In this episode, I share the secrets of how I create content that connects and turns engaged followers into paying clients.
Manifestation is a powerful tool to help you create what you want in your life and business. In this episode, I talk to Katie J from Womanifester about practices such as shadow work and ceremony and how to use these rituals to manifest anything you want!
It’s the age old question… Does money make you happy? Although money itself doesn’t make you happy, in today’s episode, I will explore why and how having money can increase your personal satisfaction and happiness and why a healthy money mindset is key to success.
Video is a really powerful marketing tool, but so many business owners miss this opportunity through fear. In this episode I share exactly how I navigated through my fear of showing up on video and how you can do the same in your business.
Your website is often the first impression that people have of your business. In this episode I share 9 mistakes business owners make on their websites and how you can create a site for your business that is easy-to-use, magnetic to your dream clients and easily converts visitors into paying clients.
Increasing your prices is a fantastic way to make more money for the same amount of work. And (added bonus) there are a few surprising things that can happen as your prices increase. In this episode I discuss these, and share how to increase your prices confidently.
For the month of June, my business hit $50k of sales! In this episode, I share what the biggest factors that contributed to this growth were, the profit component out of these sales, and how you can take the lessons from this month and apply it to your business.
Scaling to 7 figures in annual revenue is a pretty impressive feat! And today’s guest, Kate Toon, has done this with NO paid advertising. In this episode, she shares her impressive results, including how she keeps her focus on her profit line and the marketing strategies that have lead to this success. This episode is packed with practical advice, a dose of giggles and plenty of inspiration.
Legals can be something that small business owners can turn a blind eye to… some people think “nothing will happen me!” Today’s guest Tracey Mylecharane shares why EVERY business owner needs to consider their legals and WHAT you need to have in place to protect your business.
Selling doesn’t have to be a sleazy or stressful process. In this episode, I share my exact methodology for selling with confidence that you can easily apply in your business.
Can you imagine taking 3 whole months a year away from your business to travel? Today’s guest Dale Beaumont from Business Blueprint does exactly this through systematisation and processes. In this episode, he shares his tech and system hacks to help you work more efficiently in your business!
Taking the leap and investing in your business can be a really scary process. In this episode, I share my framework for knowing whether an investment is the right decision for your business.
Denise Duffield-Thomas is a money mentor and huge inspiration of mine. In this episode, we explore her 5 step no-fail formula to manifesting the money (and other things!) that you desire in your life.
Poor cashflow is the biggest reason that businesses fail! In this episode, I share 3 reasons why you don’t have more cash inside your business bank account and how you can ensure you don’t run out of cash.
In this episode, I talk with Steph Taylor and find out her strategies to achieving a $300k month. We dive in deep, discussing everything from money, to having an abundance mindset and the lessons Steph learnt along the way.
What if, there were no limitations to what you could achieve in your business?
In this special episode, I talk about how to find your superpower and ask you to question what you would do, if there were no limitations on what you could achieve?
Many business owners struggle with managing staffing issues. In this episode, I share some strategies to help you know whether someone is the right fit for your business, how to navigate through a performance issue with a team member, and how to make the decision and end a working relationship in a positive way.
Public speaking is the most common phobia with up to 75% of the population having this fear. In today’s episode, I speak to journalist, newsreader and speaker Katrina Blowers about how to overcome a fear of public speaking including practical actions that you can take when that fight or flight response kicks in!
Memberships are a fantastic way to help your community in a bigger and deeper way. In this episode I chat to Tracy from Mums with Hustle about whether a membership is right for your business and how to build an engaged and connected community.
BONUS EPISODE: Cat from Seeking Digital chats all about how to nail your Facebook ads. Cat shares what are FB ads, some of her best hacks for running ads, and some of the things that can go not so well so you can make sure you don’t make these mistakes!
In the current economic climate, it might feel really challenging to be making sales. In this episode, I share 7 strategies to help you attract your dream clients right now and convert them to paying customers.
BONUS EPISODE! LinkedIn is an almost untapped resource when it comes to marketing your small business! In this episode I talk to Ruby Lee about how to maximise your impact on this platform PLUS we talk about the role spirituality can play in business success.
This episode is all about how to practically navigate your business through the current climate of coronavirus and how you can set your business up not only to survive, but thrive through this time. This episode covers potential ways to pivot your business, how to show up through this period and how to manage your business financials.
In business, mindset is EVERYTHING! Olympic gold medallist Giaan Rooney shares her secrets for creating a winning mindset to set yourself up for success
If you are going through a difficult time and need an uplift to your mindset, this episode will blow your mind. I chat to mindset coach Lisa Corduff about how to manage your thoughts through challenging times and some strategies to help to control your mindset and stay upbeat and positive, no matter what is going on around you
I recently launched the second round of my online program Money and Marketing Makers. In short, it was an absolute failure. In this episode, I want to peel back all of the gory layers of what failure looks like in business because I know this is something EVERY business owner faces. I also share exactly what went wrong and show you how to use a framework that you can use to analyse failure in your business if things don’t quite go to plan.
Sarah Davidson (nee Holloway) is host of the epic podcast Seize the Yay and has had a range of “celebrity” guests on the podcast. In this episode, we tap into how to use well-known names to grow your brand and business, how to make those connections with them and act around them.
I recently attended a retreat hosted by money mindset mentor Denise Duffield-Thomas and it was life-changing! In this episode, I share what we learned in the retreat and my biggest takeaways, a bit about the venue, the attendees and what Denise herself is like in person and whether her future retreats might be a good fit for you!
Kayla Houlihan is the founder of Tribe Skincare and has built a multi million dollar business from her spare bedroom. In this episode, we speak about the shifts she had to make from moving from a 6 figure business to a 7 figure business, how she has changed her mindset as a 7 figure business owner and her her advice for anyone wanting to take their business to the next level.
Money and Marketing Makers is a program designed to help business owners grow their profit through improving their marketing and better managing their money. In this episode, Liz, who did the first round of the Makers, shares her insights into the program and the changes it made in her business.
BONUS EPISODE! In this episode, I chat to Milina from June and June photography about overcoming fear of using your face in your branding, why you should invest in professional photography for your business, and how to feel more confident in front of the camera.
Most business owners make a pivot at some stage in their business journey. Today’s guest designer Cass Deller shares how she GREW her sales throughout her various pivots all while juggling very young children.
If you have ever considered launching a podcast or are just interested to learn a little more about the process, you will LOVE this episode. In this episode, I chat to Brianna from Bamby Media about whether starting a podcast is a good idea for your business, how to get started, how to create amazing content for your podcast, whether to invest in a podcast producer or self edit and the equipment you need for podcasting.
There is a new social platform in town which has the potential to be HUGE for business! In this episode I talk about what Tik Tok is, exactly how to use it, and how to find customers and convert them into paying clients.
When it comes to knowing your numbers and managing financials in your business, are you right across them? In this episode, I’ll be talking about why you need to focus on profit not sales, getting banking sorted for your business, the value of creating a budget AND how to create one, the monthly reporting process you NEED to implement into your business to be confident about understanding your numbers and how to achieve big growth in your business results
The new year is a great time to set goals, however many people set goals they do not achieve. In this episode, I share some of the biggest mistakes people make in their goal setting, and how you can avoid them to achieve your business goals.
Kate Toon is “the Beyonce of SEO” and knows all the secrets for getting Google to love your website. She has also built an incredible business and shares her secrets for how her business has grown and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
2019 has been a year of highs and real lows. In this episode, my biz bestie Anna from Digital Aje asks me all the tough questions to share my challenges and wins from 2019, both in my business and in my life. This is real and raw so you can learn from my lessons to set yourself up for an amazing 2020
Do you struggle with organisation and systems to get all the things you need to do to juggle business and life? In this episode I chat to Jo, founder of the app Life Sorted, about time saving hacks and systems to improve your productivity.
Your money mindset can completely change the results you achieve in your business! Not sure what money mindset is, or how you can change it to uplevel your results? Well, this episode covers it all!
Bronnie Ware is best known for being the founder of The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying which has sold over 1m copies around the world! In this episode she shares how to create viral content, how she dealt with sudden fame, how she has spent her money, and opens up about her “regrets” (that she doesn’t regards as regrets!) in life.
What’s the point in building an epic and successful business if you work all the time and your life sucks?! Tina Tower shares in this episode how to have the life of your dreams
Being a business owner is one of the toughest jobs in the world. And so is being a mum. Some of us are crazy enough to do both at the same time. This episode shares some of my thoughts on juggling mum/biz life.
Instagram can be a minefield. In this episode, Brooke Vulinovich (founder of Villa Management) shares her best Instagram hacks for getting more followers, more views on your Insta stories and her tips for getting people off Instagram and turning them into paying clients.
Recently I launched my very first online program Money and Marketing Makers. Having gone through the launch process, I wanted to share with you what worked well, and not so well, so you can learn from my mistakes! A great listen if you are considering ever creating a digital product, program or course.
If you are ready to scale your service based business and create an uncapped income, then shifting to an online business model is the way to go. In this episode, Instagram expert Emily Osmond shares how she transitioned her business to an online model and explains how you can do the same.
Has your business stagnated? You’ve gotten to a certain point and just kinda plateaued? This is totally normal to happen from time to time, but if you are ready to step up and do things a little differently, this episode has lots of practical tips to help you uplevel.
Lisa Messenger is an author, a speaker and founder of The Collective Hub magazine and in this episode she opens up about disruption, sobriety, travel and building an amazing business.
If you would like to use publicity (for example, appearing on a podcast or in a publication) you need be able to nail a pitch! In this episode, I share my tips for pitching in an effective way.
Anxiety is on the rise, particularly in the entrepreneurial community. In this episode, psychologist Amy Kate Isaacs explains techniques for managing anxiety that are tailored to you.
In less than 12 months, I have TRIPLED some of my prices and I am busier than ever.
In this episode I explain exactly how I have done it, and how YOU can do the same to increase prices in your service-based business.
Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to connect with clients and grow your sales!
I chat to Steph Taylor who shares her secrets for growing an engaged email list.
This episode is a sneak peek into my relationship as I interview my husband Shannon Wood! To celebrate our year wedding anniversary, I wanted to share some of our lessons from 5 years of marriage.
This episode is raw, real and full of practical advice for building an incredible relationship.
Change is not easy. It can be stressful, uncomfortable and scary. But if you want to achieve something different – in business, or any area of your life, you have to do things differently.
In this episode, I talk about facing fears and creating lasting change. If there is any area of your business or your life you want to up-level, this episode is for you.
If you are ready to take your social media to the next level, this episode is for you. I chat to Stevie from Stevie Says Social, and she shares her top hacks for social media success, the latest trends in socials, and how she has used social media to create six figure launches in her business.
So many women entrepreneurs struggle with confidence and in this episode, I chat to Shelly Horton about how to create (or give the perception of!) having it all together! This episode has practical tips for growing your confidence to shine in your business.
Overwhelm can cripple your momentum in business. These are some of my best tools for managing overwhelm and creating a plan to move you forward in a focussed and low stress way.
The words that you use in your business can make or break how potential clients feel about your brand! It is SO important to use the right words in your copy. Today we learn from Anita Siek from Wordfetti about how working with a copywriter can transform the success of your business and your brand.
Something that clients ask me about A LOT, is building and managing a team. Your team will make or break you in business. FACT. In this episode I share how you can build, manage and lead your dream team.
I have built an engaged following on Instagram and it has become the main place I find new clients. In this episode, I share ALL my secrets for growing an engaged following AND how to convert them into clients. I have also created a bulletproof checklist PLUS a bonus of 30 Instagram story ideas that you can download.
What you believe, you will attract! In this episode, I talk to Pru Chapman of the Owners Collective around how she has used an abundance mindset to build a thriving business. She shares her tips for how you can do the same in her business. Mindset is the most IMPORTANT component of success in business, so make sure you tune in to uplevel your mindset.
If you feel stuck in your business, and you get paralysed by overwhelm and don’t know how to get started on a particular project in your business, this episode is for you. I share step-by-step how I got over my state of fear, and moved into a state of flow!
About your host
Hi, I’m Clare Wood – I’m a numbers geek, a travel lover, a reality tv addict, and a passionate business coach. I’m here to empower you to create an extraordinary business and an amazing life; because I believe you don’t have to choose between the two.