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Hybrid Courses Are a Dream Come True (Michael Sheridan)

  • Episode #77

With more than 30 years’ experience teaching courses, Michael Sheridan has settled into a successful hybrid model that serves his and his students’ needs well — and he has no interest in going back to his old way of teaching only in person.

Michael Sheridan is “Ireland’s favorite dream expert,” the author of two books, and a radio host. His passion is to see people become all they came here to be and help them live their lives to their fullest potential.

In this episode, Ari, Abe, and Michael discuss:

  • Michael’s background and how he got into online courses
  • Teaching a sensitive and personal topic within a group setting
  • Building connections and engaging with students
  • How Michael discovered he had a sales problem and worked through it
  • Michael’s thoughts about what should be free versus paid
“It just helped enormously by moving online in terms of the efficiency and the effectiveness of everything I did. And I was able to maximize the amount of people I could work with.”

Michael Sheridan

Michael Sheridan is Ireland’s favorite dream expert. He was a regular on the #1 TV talk show in Ireland, Ireland AM, as well as a regular on Ireland’s most popular radio shows, including the Inbox on 98FM, sharing the stage with both metaphysical and movie stars such as Paddy McMahon and Frank Vincent. He’s appeared on the BBC and countless other premier media outlets, interpreting dreams for his wide audience.

He’s the author of two books as well as a radio host with his own show on KKNW. His passion is to see people become all they came here to be and to live their lives to their fullest potential. He does this by interpreting dreams. From reading your dreams, he can give clear direction on your life purpose, reveal the gifts that you brought with you to help achieve that purpose, and uncover the blocks you need to overcome in order to step into alignment.

With a focus on helping clients heal childhood trauma, Michael launched his first course in 1992. In 2012, he added online courses to his offerings, and by 2015, after much experimentation, he switched entirely to an online hybrid model using the Ruzuku platform. The hybrid model greatly increased course reach, course efficiency, and course effectiveness, and laid the framework for many later courses.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Michael’s website:

Hosts: Ari Iny and Abe Crystal
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Assembled by: Geoff Govertsen
Audio editor: Marvin del Rosario
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music credits:
Track Title: Bossa BB
Artist Name: Marie
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough

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

Track Title: Grace
Artist Name: Shimmer
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Carousel Lights
Artist Name: Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.


Course Lab

Ever wondered how online courses could be even better? What would that next level look like? Those are the questions driving online course experts Danny Iny (founder of Mirasee) and Abe Crystal (co-founder of Ruzuku) in Course Lab. In each episode, they bring on an innovative course creator and deconstruct what makes their course (and course business) work for them and their students.