52 episodes

This is the show for coaches, consultants, course creators and
service professionals who are ready to grow their business beyond 6-figures.

It’s time to uncover the micro shifts required to elevate your income, influence and impact to the next level.

Co-hosts Melanie Benson and Samantha Riley discuss proven strategies and behind the scenes insights to scaling your online business. With their combined 50+ years of business experience, they integrate the practical, spiritual and energetic principles that rapidly move the needle for entrepreneurs.

Next Level Influence Samantha Riley & Melanie Benson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

This is the show for coaches, consultants, course creators and
service professionals who are ready to grow their business beyond 6-figures.

It’s time to uncover the micro shifts required to elevate your income, influence and impact to the next level.

Co-hosts Melanie Benson and Samantha Riley discuss proven strategies and behind the scenes insights to scaling your online business. With their combined 50+ years of business experience, they integrate the practical, spiritual and energetic principles that rapidly move the needle for entrepreneurs.

    052: Social Selling with Adam Urbanski

    052: Social Selling with Adam Urbanski

    Have you observed an increase in people sending poorly crafted cold pitches via Direct Messages lately? This not only discourages potential clients but also casts a negative light on your business and branding.

    In this episode of Next Level Influence, Samantha Riley and Melanie Benson speak with Adam Urbanski and delve into the art of elevating your social selling strategies. Drawing on his proficiency in developing Strategic Marketing Plans and nurturing the expansion of service-based selling enterprises, Adam provides insights so you can enhance your approach.

    Adam shares his insights on how to effectively leverage social platforms to organically market your business. He steers clear of excessive self-promotion and instead concentrates on consistent enhancements in key areas: your profile, messaging, content creation, and the demonstration of your expertise.

    Join us for this valuable and high energy conversation where we explore ways to constantly provide value to clients and excel in the art of social selling.

    • 42 min
    051: Your 7-Figure Mindset

    051: Your 7-Figure Mindset

    Achieving beyond your wildest dreams is an incredible accomplishment. It shows the strength of your determination and your refusal to accept limitations on your potential.

    Continuing the thread from our previous episode, “Is Playing Safe in Business Keeping You Small?”, we explore some ways you can pivot your thinking so you can accelerate your business results and show up at the next level.

    In this episode of Next Level Influence, Samantha Riley and Melanie Benson talk about the key pillars to achieve more impact and income. While business owners might think that growth is painful, reaching the next level can actually be an exciting adventure filled with valuable insights that you can use to move your business forward.

    If you want to have a greater impact and more revenue, you need to be willing to play outside your comfort zone and adopt strategies that can help you realise your unlimited potential and purpose. Discover how these pillars can lead you to expand your influence which will bring new opportunities and unprecedented growth.

    • 15 min
    050: Is Playing Safe in Business Keeping You Small?

    050: Is Playing Safe in Business Keeping You Small?

    Entrepreneurs are likely to face significant moments in their lives when they have to make crucial choices. These decisions can either lead them to greater success or keep them in their comfort zones.

    In this episode of Next Level Influence, Melanie Benson and Samantha Riley chat about the pitfalls of playing safe in business. It is said that in the world of business, fortune will always favour the brave and this entails breaking through things that hold us back and keeping a lid on our potential.

    Staying in what’s familiar may minimise risks but opting to always play safe can have far-reaching consequences that hinder an entrepreneur's visibility, thought leadership, and potential results.

    Discover the impact of playing it safe on your progress and learn how to avoid its traps, so you can embrace new opportunities and reach new heights.

    Don't miss this episode to learn more!

    • 28 min
    049: Removing vs. Adding for Growth

    049: Removing vs. Adding for Growth

    As a business owner, you know that new trends and ideas can bring growth opportunities. But it’s important to note that for long-term success, embrace the "less is more" mindset. Cut out the unnecessary and focus on what truly matters.

    In this episode of Next Level Influence, Samantha Riley and Melanie Benson talk about why less is more, and the business advantage of removing vs adding so you can identify and streamline your needle movers.

    In the dynamic business arena, it’s easy to get caught thinking we need to add new products, services or tactics when we’re not getting the results we want.

    But rather than chasing every shiny new thing, what would happen in your business if you were more intentional about what to let go of, and prioritized what was going to move the needle?

    Throughout this episode, Samantha and Melanie explore their personal practices and practical strategies for self-mastery, uncover the power of simplicity in business, and the impact of letting go of unnecessary complexity.

    • 30 min
    048: AI Ethics and Thought Leadership: Empowering Entrepreneurs in the Digital Era with Heather Pearce Campbell

    048: AI Ethics and Thought Leadership: Empowering Entrepreneurs in the Digital Era with Heather Pearce Campbell

    Picking up where we left off from last week’s episode 047: AI Solutions To Boost Business Success, we dive deeper into the AI rabbit hole and focus on the dark side of AI, what business owners can do to protect their assets, and how to use it responsibly.

    In this episode of Next Level Influence, Melanie Benson and Samantha Riley discuss AI ethics and thought leadership: empowering entrepreneurs in the digital era with Heather Pearce Campbell. Heather is an Attorney and Legal Coach who provides legal education and support and brand protection to information-based businesses

    AI is labelled as the ultimate game changer since it enhances productivity and efficiency across all business areas. However, we’re also seeing counterarguments about how AI risks our information and a growing concern about data privacy and security.

    Heather provides valuable insights into the immense capabilities of AI and the responsibility of business owners to make informed decisions. This empowers entrepreneurs about the types of information that can be fed to AI platforms, help them navigate the complexities of the digital business landscape, and preserve their thought leadership.

    • 40 min
    047: AI Solutions To Boost Business Success

    047: AI Solutions To Boost Business Success

    It’s only halfway through 2023 and yet we’ve seen tremendous growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI). And the AI market is expected to reach an astonishing $407 billion by 2027. There seems to be no stopping AI so how can business owners leverage this technology to be their strategic ally to unparalleled growth and success?

    In this episode of Next Level Influence Samantha Riley and Melanie Benson speak with Deborah Cole aka Coach Deb, Deirdre Tshien, and Alicia Lyttle. These three global leaders in their industries have been leveraging AI to create and deliver valuable content.

    They elaborate on how to effectively use AI to your advantage and although the possibilities with AI are endless, the crucial thing is to know how to use these tools well.

    It is important to note that despite the many benefits and business potential that can arise through using AI, embracing it fully should come with caution and thoughts about responsibilities. Using it in a good way and combining it with human components creates a winning formula for business success.

    AI strategies can be tailored specifically to business owners and being able to understand how to leverage them effectively can help you stay ahead of the competition, make a meaningful impact, expand influence, and drive business growth.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Hpearce9 ,

Essential podcast for coaches and professionals

These conversations are so powerful and will undoubtedly serve you on your business building journey if you are a coach, consultant or professional. Melanie and Sam are both extraordinarily skilled hosts and brings loads of business experience between the two of them to these essential conversations. I highly recommend!

Doc Champagne ,

Recession-proof your Income

If you're feeling stuck or slipping and just not earning enough, here's your first stop to learning how to turn things around. These tough times will be devestating for some, but not for you - if you put Melanie & Samantha's actionable advice into practice. Listen to Ep #12 for starters: the advice you'll hear in that episode alone will give you the confidence and ideas to prosper in the year ahead. (Then listen to the rest of the episodes too!)

Ana Melikian ,

They rock!

Melanie Benson and Samantha Riley always create great value! So happy they are now launching this podcast.

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