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Creating Community (Heather E. Wilson)

  • Episode #87

This episode follows up a recent one (“Coming Out of Isolation”) in helping coaches foster better connection. Heather E. Wilson and Melinda explore the many ways that community can bring greater depth and fulfillment to the coaching experience.

Heather E. Wilson has been an instructional designer, course creator, and business coach for two decades. Currently, she employs her expertise to run Mirasee’s flagship program, Hybrid Course University. HCU is aimed specifically at coaches, consultants, speakers, and others who want to offer transformative courses that go well beyond simple instructional delivery.

In this episode, Melinda and Heather discuss:

  • The benefits of a peer community
  • How coaches can effectively manage and engage with their peer communities
  • Being a giver first and fostering relationships
  • Tips for co-creating with your peer community
  • Incorporating a mastermind component
  • Avoiding the biggest community mistakes
  • The different types of communities you need to surround yourself with
  • How a coach’s peer community can help establish and maintain credibility within the industry
  • And more   
“Years and years ago, I met my now-best friend in a group that has long since closed — but we maintained this amazing relationship, and she still holds me accountable for things that we’re working on.”

Heather E. Wilson
Heather E. Wilson

Heather E. Wilson helps coaches worldwide build and scale their businesses so they can do their magic and change the world. As Director of Education at Mirasee, Heather develops course curricula and trains and supports the coaching team to ensure an amazing student experience.

A business coaching expert and speaker with 20+ years’ experience in instructional design and online course innovation, Heather is the author of Your Life According to You and host of the podcast GINSPIRED. She also started and ran a highly-popular Canadian coaching community for many years, which has evolved into the present-day Confident Coach Community.

Warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one, Heather lives on the east coast province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She’s the mother of two boys, loves traveling and listening to Bon Jovi, adores a great gin cocktail… and will try just about anything once.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Just Between Coaches episode “Coming Out of Isolation
Heather’s Mirasee profile

Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Michi Lantz
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name: Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name: Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name: Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”