Michael Neeley is a mentor and business strategist for visionary solopreneurs. He is a former professional actor and medieval knight, an author, and speaker, and he hosts the podcasts Consciously Speaking, Buy This – Not That, Something to Wine About, and The PodQuest Show.

As the founder of The Authority Academy, Michael trains and supports heart-centered entrepreneurs in professional speaking, virtual summits, getting published, and designing and hosting their own podcasts to massively grow their business and expand their audience.


Michael is also a mindset master with a gift for helping people to get out of their own way. If you’re tired of being the best-kept secret – Michael is your guy.


JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcasts including People’s Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, a best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame. Named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW, and KTLA.


In this episode Doug, Michael, and JJ discuss:

  • Why you shouldn’t hire a coach.
  • Why you should hire a coach.
  • How to know what coach you should hire.
  • Levels of success that can be gained from coaching.


Key Takeaways:

  • Some podcast coaches may have a podcast, but may not be a good fit for you.
  • Find a coach that cares and wants to see you succeed. 
  • Find a coach with a guaranteed end game that benefits you and your podcast.
  • If your show isn’t working, give yourself permission to pivot, follow your intuition, and start a different one.


Connect with Michael Neeley:

Website:  http://www.MichaelNeeley.com


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Connect with JJ Flizanes:

Website: http://www.jjflizanes.com

Book: Invisible Fitness Formula


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