100 episodes

A podcast for the massage therapy and spa industry. This show takes a different spin and is a weekly show that will discuss such topics as setting up a business on a budget, time management and how to grow your business. We will also have interviews from successful entrepreneurs who will share their challenges and successes. The question is - are you ready to game change your business?

Game Change: Business of Massage Therapy Elise Walton

    • Business
    • 4.6, 9 Ratings

A podcast for the massage therapy and spa industry. This show takes a different spin and is a weekly show that will discuss such topics as setting up a business on a budget, time management and how to grow your business. We will also have interviews from successful entrepreneurs who will share their challenges and successes. The question is - are you ready to game change your business?

    116: How to Get Proper Sleep

    116: How to Get Proper Sleep

     
    On today’s show, Elise highlights how to sleep better and live longer, according to Karen Weeks.
    Elise just happened to find a blog in which Karen discussed the importance of getting enough sleep in order to face the day, improve health, and live longer. If you are having trouble sleeping or if you’re interested in the positive benefits of getting enough sleep, tune in to today’s episode.
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
     
    See your doctor. Fix your diet. Stay active. Be mindful. Develop a sleep routine. Invest in a mattress. No quick fixes  
    If you feel that you need further assistance with your business, you may consider hiring a business coach. Game Change Business of Massage Therapy offers these services for optimizing your business. Check out our website for amazing resources.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
     
    Karen Weeks
     

    • 6 min
    112: Hilde Fossen: Get Style and Confidence

    112: Hilde Fossen: Get Style and Confidence

    As women entrepreneurs, whether working inside or outside the home, it is important to feel positive and to dress and feel good about ourselves at various functions.
    Joining Elise on the show today is International Fashion Stylist, Hilde Fossen. Hilde is the go-to stylist for women entrepreneurs. Hilde Fossen is a fashion designer and design teacher turned online stylist. She now teaches international businesswomen how to nail their style, so they can wow their clients and sell more. Her mission is to get every single woman to fall head over heels in love with her own body, by learning how to dress for her body type. She formally trained at École Superieure de la Mode and has over 20 years of experience as a fashion designer in Europe, designing clothes that retailed to millions. She has styled top entrepreneurs, Fashion Week models, and rock stars on national TV.
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    Hilde’s program, Get Style and Confidence Communicating what your business can do for others by the ways you dress Hilde shares why she began a career as a fashion stylist Get Style Confidence program name origin Properly fitting clothing helps boost confidence Growing as a person when starting a business Challenges of pursuing a career in the fashion industry Hilde shares how she promotes her business Advantages of creating an email list Using Facebook as a marketing channel Creating social media posts to evoke responses from readers Hilde shares the best advice she’s been given Mixing professional and casual clothing  
    If you feel that you need further assistance with your business, you may consider hiring a business coach. Game Change Business of Massage Therapy offers these services for optimizing your business. Check out our website for amazing resources.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Get Style Confidence Website
    Get Style Confidence - Baby
    Get Style Confidence - Tummy
    Get Style Confidence on Facebook
    The Persuasion Revolution Website mentioned by Hilde
     
     

    • 20 min
    111: 5 Things Successful People Will Commit To

    111: 5 Things Successful People Will Commit To

    What separates successful people from those who are struggling to become successful? Are you ready to move forward toward a successful career, but don’t know what you could do differently to improve? On today’s episode, I will discuss some of the things successful people commit to do.
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
     
    Step 1: Be persistent! Step 2: Set goals. Once you set your goal, do the work. Step 3: Surround yourself with the right people. Step 4: Self-awareness Step 5: Never quit learning!  
    If you feel that you need  further assistance, you may consider hiring a business coach. Game Change Business of Massage Therapy offers these services for optimizing your business. Check out our website for amazing resources.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Game Change Your Biz Facebook Group
    Game Change Your Biz Website

    • 7 min
    110: Preparing for Your Career

    110: Preparing for Your Career

    Do you know how to prepare for your career in massage therapy after completing school? In this episode, Elise shares steps and resources to help you prepare for beginning your business in massage therapy.
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
     
    Step 1: Pass licensing. I advise you to take the exam as soon as possible after completing school. Step 2: Do an online profile with a locator service like AMTA or ABMP Association in order to get leads for new clients. Step 3: Hone your soft skills. Step 4: Continue your education in order to further develop your skills and technique. Step 5: Take care of your mind and body. Step 6: Start building your Massage Therapy resume. Step 7: Build a website for your business.   
    If you feel that you need further assistance, you may consider hiring a business coach. Game Change Business of Massage Therapy offers these services for optimizing your business. Check out our website for amazing resources.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
     
    Game Change Your Biz
    AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association
    ABMP - Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

    • 5 min
    109: Five Positive Ways to Reduce Stress and Recharge

    109: Five Positive Ways to Reduce Stress and Recharge

    Do you find yourself caught up in your daily grind and feeling like you aren’t taking care of yourself as you should? Learn how you can reduce stress and recharge yourself while maintaining relationships and a successful career.
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    Learn how to reduce stress and avoid burnout. Prioritize self-care amidst the daily grind.  Block out a little time each day to recharge. 5 important steps to reduce stress Step 1 - Exercise Step 2 - Spend time with family and friends. Step 3 - Obtain virtual help with your business. Step 4 - Give back to your community. Step 5 - Connect with other entrepreneurs. Balance areas of your life to find peace and fulfillment.

    • 7 min
    108: Creating a First Impression

    108: Creating a First Impression

    Do you create a good first impression? Do you appear to others as a strong leader? This is important for any business owner---not to be rude, intimidating, or overbearing, but to make your presence known and lead with authenticity. Let’s discuss this topic further.
    Tips for leading with authenticity:
    Build trust through developing, improving, and communicating success Give a warm greeting and smile Make eye contact Give a firm handshake Be genuine in what you say Show that you care Radiate your enthusiasm and passion to your team Set the tone for your work culture in your demeanor and attire Have a clear dress code Convey trustworthiness in your tone and appearance Improve morale and communication with your team Be patient and wait Silence can establish a strong presence A smile can express appreciation Pauses can accentuate important points Network with other entrepreneurs about improving your business Go to events or meet with others online Set a networking goal for yourself

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BizBud ,

Very helpful and so needed

This is awesome information and a great platform!. Thank you so much for sharing this with our community of practitioners and therapists.

Your College Mentor ,

The Industry Needed This!

What a great show for massage therapists! Whether you want to expand your industry knowledge, grow your business or start a business; a lot of valuable information can be discovered in this podcast for you! Elise thanks for providing this resource.

Vodder Sister ,

Great!

Awesome podcast for massage therapists!

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