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The Scattered People (Carol Williams)

  • Episode #23

We all have felt at some point that we are on a hamster wheel, just can’t seem to focus or follow through, but for a lot of people, it’s a way of life. Carol Williams is the founder of Efficient Productivity Systems, a company that helps bring focus and clarity to entrepreneurs who are neurodiverse or just have difficulty creating organization and productivity in their lives.

In this episode, Melinda and Carol tackle the issues behind the unstructured behavior of the clients that Carol calls the “scattered people”. Carol breaks down the layers of her signature system, The Productivity Success Cake™, and both she and Melinda share useful tools and tips to help clients turn chaos into peaceful productivity.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why some clients get overwhelmed and unfocused and how to recognize that behavior.
  • The importance of accountability and live check-ins with unfocused clients.
  • How to work with procrastination using mini challenges and mini deadlines. 
  • How to help clients using bridging and transition planning.
  • The Productivity Success Cake™ system and how to use it when working with unfocused clients.
  • The importance of celebrating small victories.
  • How coaches can help create a space for change through listening and compassion.
  • Why onboarding clients can help them be more successful in your program.

“It’s baby steps and bite-sized pieces and reminders.” ”

“At the end of the day, great coaching has to do with great listening and intuition.”

Carol Williams

Carol Williams is a Certified Executive Coach with 18 years experience in the design professions as a project manager. In 2009, Carol struck out on her own, combining her passion for psychology and her project management experience. What has resulted from this transition is a beautiful manifestation of her true self, empowering business owners to own their greatness. She helps those with AD/HD get out of their own way, to live the life of their dreams while having the business of their dreams. Her motto is, “If I can do it, you can too.”

When she’s not powerfully serving her coaching clients, Carol speaks professionally and plays in the outdoors near her home in Sutton, NH. She loves art, design, and dancing.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Carol’s website
Carol’s LinkedIn
The Productivity Success Cake™ Quiz

Guest: Carol Williams
Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive producer: Danny Iny
Scripted and assembled by: Michi Lantz 
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely

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

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

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

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name(s): 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?”