Founder of Genius Incarnate
It's easy to get lost in a sea of business coaches who are all teaching the same techniques that worked well -- 10 years ago. I know, because I'm a business strategist and I coach some of those coaches! Whee!
So when I wanted my own Master Coach and teacher, to help me grow my brand and audience, I knew what I wanted.
I wanted someone on the cutting-edge of the industry, ahead of the trends, and brilliant enough to help me create a strategy that would be really different, evolutionary, classy, and uniquely ME. I got her. Marisa.
She's so uniquely tuned in to what WORKS, that many of the top marketing geeks (the ones no one ever gets to talk to) have her on speed-dial. And because of that, we get the top marketing geeks coming in to teach us their specialty, just cause they LOVE and respect Marisa. Between them and Marisa herself, and her incredible team, we get the best of the best teachers.
I'll tell you a secret. I'm a bit of a snob, cause I'm a Stanford grad and a former lawyer. I only want to work with high quality folks. Marisa stands out among biz coaches. She simply operates at a higher level.
Being in a small group session with Marisa -- whether it's the online classes or the retreats -- is intensive, organized, and fun. It's never boring. And it's never a waste of time. Seriously. And that's saying a lot. She provides not only the step-by-step info I need to actually create something real, but she also transmits her unique exuberance, enthusiasm, and brilliance. She lights us up. And then she holds us accountable.
Marisa is not your coach if you want to play small. She's not your coach if you want to fake it. She's not your coach if you want to hide. She is your Master Coach -- the one who you can help you transcend your limits -- if you are ready and willing to absorb her genius, her support, and her huge generosity. I've never met anyone like her. She's worth every penny.
My biggest wins for the year (so far) are less about the money and more about building the infrastructure I need to grow, scale, and make a bigger impact, because these are the things that have been holding me back:
• I finally hired a professional staff of go-getters who are making my job easier and more effective.
• I crafted a beautiful brand, complete with photos and video, that radiates my unique gifts and value.
• I created a content channel that has drawn the interest of a nationwide #1 Top Show host and top podcasters wanting to feature me.
• I overcame my blocks to business-like organization at a level that is making my biz scalable.
• I forged new alliances with top industry-leaders who came to speak as guest teachers in the program, saving me thousands of $$.
Founder & Publisher, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press
When I first attended Message to Money back in 2015, Marisa was my online superhero. I had learned so much from her videos, trainings and Superhero Summits that I was just excited to meet her in person.
Little did I know that fateful meeting at Message to Money would mark the beginning of a roller coaster of business growth and personal development… I joined Marisa's Mentorship program in 2015 and her Mastery program in 2017.
2017 was my best year in business. Ever. We grew Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press from $242,000 in 2016 to over $477,000 in 2017. But the best part is that the revenue is on an updwards trajectory and I believe we're positioned to break the $1,000,000 mark in 2018!
Why? Because I joined Mastery and invested in myself to get the skills, leadership, strategies and relationships needed to continue to grow.
From humble beginnings doing Amazon best-seller launches for our authors, we have now grown to a nationally-distributed publishing company with over 60 books under contract, an All-Star team of nearly 10 people and a community in the tens of thousands. Was this all easy peasy? Not a chance! But is it possible… Absolutely!
In 2017 I hosted Bestseller Summit Online and brought together 30 industry leaders, made 400+ sales and grew my audience by over 10,000 authors and entrepreneurs. Then in the second half of the year, we focused on building more marketing and PR support for our authors and notched up a few major wins, like when Tim Ferriss shared one of our book launches, which promptly sold out our entire inventory (that is a quality problem)!
Marisa Murgatroyd and the Mastery team's support was integral to keeping me on track, inspired and aligned with my purpose to continue to scale the company, positively impact many more lives and ultimately “Play the game I want to win… and WIN.”
Founder of Akashic Records Institute
One of the best decisions I've made was the decision to join Mastery a year ago!
At that time I had just finished a year of Mentoring with Marisa and just one session with her led me to a $50K launch. When she presented the opportunity to continue working with her, I said “yes!” in a heartbeat.
The results of this decision have been amazing!
2017 was a very busy year! I created the intention to start speaking and not only did I achieve that, but I was invited to speak on 3 stages as well as launching my very own live event in Brazil!
I launched a kickstarter campaign for my oracle deck and -- in less than 24 hours -- reached my Kickstarter goal. Since then I've sold almost 500 decks!
I also bought a home in Palm Springs -- to create retirement income, after learning from Marisa the importance of having 3 distinct sources of income.
Every single retreat was amazing. The guests were brilliant. And I especially loved the opportunity to work closely with Marisa on my personal branding. She normally charges $50K for this service and I got this as part of my year in Mastery, for no extra charge.
Marisa helped me see my blind spots as a bottleneck of my business and completely shift how I created my company positioning and culture. This year we spent together in Mastery, has been pivotal to creating solid growth and building a beautiful team I can call family.
If you're thinking about Mastery, stop and join us. It is for sure one of my best business decisions I have ever made.
I also received amazing value from the coaching sessions with Don -- to have both him and Marisa beside you is gold. :)
I tripled my income, while finding a way to optimize and streamline everything.
Founder, Improving Birth
I could not have fathomed the value this past year was going to bring. It was by far the best decision I could have made for my business. We increased our annual sales by 13% but, more importantly, Marisa taught me how to brand and tell our story, which led to my organization being able to successful pitch two other organizations to merge under our established brand.
Mastery allowed me to take a powerful deep dive into my business and fill holes, some of which I didn't even know existed. The value of the in-person retreats is immeasurable and the quality of experts brought in are the best of the best in their field but -- beyond that -- you leave with real collateral and executable action items. I learned how to really dial in my message and how to talk to my tribe. I was also able to establish my own personal brand that was separate from my organization.
The Mastery team gave me guidance and direction for fundraising that lead to me finding a matching donor.
Marisa is a true standout amongst a lot of noise in the coaching arena. She strives to offer real value in everything that she does. If you want a business that will withstand the many hardships that entrepreneurs face, Mastery is where you need to be.
We are now set to at least double our annual sales.
We are an established brick and mortar company that has been working 1-on-1 with children and adults with learning disabilities for over 20 years. Over the years working 1-on-1 limited our growth, dramatically raised our overhead and prices, and ultimately meant we were able to help less people. After years of searching and a couple failed attempts I'd never found an effective way to run group programs while maintaining quality so I'd given up on the idea.
I started mentoring with Marisa and she kept asking questions, making recommendations, and refining the idea until I had a new program sketched out that has completely changed the way we do business.
Today, I'm more profitable.
We increased our net revenue 40% this year from last, which is unheard of in a high-overhead brick and mortar business like ours. Our new program had a $50K launch last year and is on track to add an additional $60K in new revenue in 2017!
In addition to the new program launch Mentorship helped me be more effective in my sales and marketing skills. Before I was constantly distracted by the newest marketing gimmick or software and felt pulled in all directions trying to hit every market channel. Marisa helped me dial back to the marketing methods that were the most effective for my industry and more importantly, for me personally. It was an enormous relief to focus on a select few marketing channels and do them well.
Adding the new group format has been a win-win for everyone! I can offer it at a lower price point and people who couldn't previously afford my services now have access to them. It's more profitable so I've been able to give my team a 25% raise. And I've been able to buy a new house closer to my office so I can spend less time driving and more time with my family.
Tiny Giant Marketing
When I joined Marisa's program I had a steady business that I loved but I had no idea how to scale it.
I had hung my shingle the year after my son was diagnosed with leukemia and needed to be able to work from home while managing his treatment schedule. While I had found some success, in reality I was playing it safe and staying pretty cozy in my comfort zone.
Most people thought I was crazy to try to grow my business while dealing with so much life stress but what I needed was someone to help me do the right things the right way and quit experimenting. I felt desperate to find a plan that showed me exactly how to structure my business for growth.
Marisa has an amazing gift for combining inspiration with practical implementation and the program turned out to be exactly what I needed. In 2015 I was able to reduce my hours by 25% but increase my income by 25% at the same time.
My biggest breakthrough has been developing a new brand that allows me to work in my genius zone. Another major benefit has been improving my enrollment skills to the point where I regularly convert 50-75% of the people I get on a strategy session with and present an offer to.
If you've ever felt unsure, unsteady or unfocused, Marisa is an absolute master at getting you on the right track. Once my son was done with chemotherapy I had all the foundation built to really break out and leverage my business. I'm regularly signing five figure design contracts and I did two five figure product launches in 2016.
The greatest thing? It feels EASY! When I have a new idea for my business I now have a bulletproof framework for how to implement it and I don't waste time wondering what to do anymore.
After working with Marisa for two years, my businesses in 2016 almost broke the 2 million dollar revenue mark. For the first time in a long time I feel powerful, centered and confident about where I'm headed.