100 episodes

As a wife, mother, small business owner, and woman trying to find time to still care for herself, it's totally understandable how life can feel hard to manage at times. But that's where The Direct Dish comes in. From business to motherhood, wellness and more, Melissa Koehler is here to offer direct, actionable steps to help you find success in every episode. So grab a cozy blanket and get comfortable as Melissa dishes out her best advice for navigating the good, challenging, and always beautiful side of life.

The Direct Dish Melissa Koehler

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

As a wife, mother, small business owner, and woman trying to find time to still care for herself, it's totally understandable how life can feel hard to manage at times. But that's where The Direct Dish comes in. From business to motherhood, wellness and more, Melissa Koehler is here to offer direct, actionable steps to help you find success in every episode. So grab a cozy blanket and get comfortable as Melissa dishes out her best advice for navigating the good, challenging, and always beautiful side of life.

    Ep 101 I 100 Lessons from 100 Episodes - Part 2

    Ep 101 I 100 Lessons from 100 Episodes - Part 2

    Welcome to another episode of The Direct Dish podcast! I am so excited to keep the lessons coming as we dive into part 2 of my "100 Lessons from 100 Episodes" series. In case you missed it, last week I shared the first 33 lessons I’ve learned over the past few years of being a podcaster, and today I’m sharing the next 33! These are all lessons that I’ve learned as a mother and an entrepreneur or nuggets of wisdom that have been taught to me by guests I’ve had on the podcast. I hope you hear something here today that inspires and encourages you in your business, motherhood, and beyond!
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    💯 100 lessons I’ve learned since starting this podcast
    💭 Daring to dream bigger (even if it feels impossible!)
    📱 Social media tips that have changed my business
    Links to all the things mentioned: 
    Ep 100 I 100 Lessons from 100 Episodes - Part 1 Free Enneagram Type Guide Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE! This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 32 min
    Ep 100 I 100 Lessons from 100 Episodes - Part 1

    Ep 100 I 100 Lessons from 100 Episodes - Part 1

    Welcome back to another episode of The Direct Dish! But not just any episode – can you believe this is the 100th episode?! Over the past two years of hosting a podcast, I thought I was showing up here to teach you what I’ve learned about life and business. But I’ve found that I’ve learned a thing or two along the way as well 😉 And so I present to you: 100 lessons from 100 episodes, a 3-part series! Because of your belief in me and my belief in you, I am able to show up here each week. I cannot wait for the next 100 episodes as we uncover all the truths to running a business and raising a family with joy!
     
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    💯 100 lessons I’ve learned since starting this podcast
    🛑 Stop comparing someone’s middle to your beginning
    ❓ Why your “why” is so critical to your business
     
    Links to all the things mentioned: 
    Free Smartphone Photography Course
     
    Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE!  
    This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 27 min
    Ep 99 I Putting Your Business on Autopilot

    Ep 99 I Putting Your Business on Autopilot

    Hi there! I am so excited to chat with you today about getting the most out of your summer by putting your business on autopilot – and no, I don’t mean for the entire summer 😉 But you do deserve to get the most out of this season with your family and friends without being tied to your business 24/7. I want to help you learn how you can take moments here and there to simply place your business on autopilot without missing a beat, because in my experience it’s absolutely life changing! I hope this episode encourages you and gives you the tools you need to make that happen for your business. You deserve a summer of fun in the sun! ☀️
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    ✋ 4 ways for you to successfully step back this summer
    ♻️ The power of repurposing content
    💼 3 tips for reducing your business workload
    Links to all the things mentioned: 
    Free Enneagram Type Guide Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE! This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 18 min
    Ep 98 I Don't Sleep on Sleep with Tanessa Shears

    Ep 98 I Don't Sleep on Sleep with Tanessa Shears

    As a business owner, I’d be willing to bet you could use a little more sleep, right? Well, that’s why I’m so excited to have sleep consultant Tanessa Shears with us today! Tanessa is a kinesiologist, certified sleep science coach, and health consultant who helps entrepreneurs double their energy and focus so they can make more money in their business. She works closely with business owners to eliminate brain fog and wake up well rested so they can get more done in less time, maintain consistent and stable energy throughout the day, and feel better than they have in years. This conversation was so fascinating to me and I hope it intrigues and inspires you to make your sleep even just 10% better! 
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    😴 How Tanessa hacked her sleep schedule using Fitbit
    🛌 Why getting more sleep can make you more productive
    😶‍🌫️ Ways to overcome brain fog and grogginess
    Links to all the things mentioned: 
    Fitbit Apple Watch Oura Ring Free Phone Photography Course Connect with Taness:
    Becoming Limitless Podcast Work with Tanessa Tanessa's Instagram Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE! This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 33 min
    Ep 97 I 7 Ways to Slow Down in the Summer

    Ep 97 I 7 Ways to Slow Down in the Summer

    This is our first episode in May, which means it’s almost time for one of my favorite things… summer! I love having my kids home, taking family vacations, neighborhood barbecues, and just doing all the sweet things that summer brings. But with the summer season comes a busyness that can often feel overwhelming. So today I’m sharing seven practical tips for taking a break from your business this summer to help you slow down and become more present in your personal life. I hope this episode frees you up to believe you do have the time to slow down. After all, there’s nothing quite like a summer well spent! 
     
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    🤷‍♀️ How to give yourself permission to drop the ball
    😎 My top 7 tips for slowing down this summer
    ☀️ Finding the best ways to rest for you
     
    Links to all the things mentioned:
    Free Enneagram Type Guide  
    Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE!  
    This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 21 min
    Ep 96 I Strategies for Sane Parenting with Susan Groner

    Ep 96 I Strategies for Sane Parenting with Susan Groner

    Welcome back to another episode of The Direct Dish! Today I'm sitting down with “The Parenting Mentor” Susan Groner, and she is going to be such a great resource for you parents out there. Sue is an experienced mother of two young adults, so she knows how stressful and overwhelming parenting can be at times. She founded The Parenting Mentor to be an ally for parents in their quest to raise confident and resilient children. Sue is also the author of Parenting with Sanity & Joy: 100 Simple Strategies and is the host of The Parenting Mentor Sessions podcast. For those of you who are parents and also run businesses, you're really going to get a lot out of this. So without further ado, let's dive in!
     
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    👪 Why engineering your children doesn’t work
    🚨 How to hand the role of “warden” over to your kids
    🧹 The importance of age-appropriate responsibility
     
    Links to all the things mentioned: 
    Free Smartphone Photography Course Susan's Website Parenting with Sanity & Joy: 101 Simple Strategies by Susan Groner The Parenting Mentor Sessions Susan's Instagram Susan's TikTok Coaching Services  
    Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram | @mkoehler Instagram | @theoilerycollective Personal Website | melissakoehler.net Read more about this episode HERE!  
    This podcast was produced by Pivot Media Co.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Kendra Mae ,

Love it!

Melissa is so much fun to listen to. It’s like chatting with a good friend and I love that she is so open and real.

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I needed to hear #29

This is one of my favorite entrepreneur podcasts that I listen to. I just listened to episode #29 and let me tell you it’s the episode that I didn’t know I needed as a Mom of 2 and it was right on time. Thank you so much for this and all of your episodes.

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Melissa has a proven track record in this crazy world known as entrepreneurship. Wether you’re just starting out or you’re a couple years in, this podcast is for you! It’s like sitting down with your best friend, a good glass of wine and soaking up SO many amazing nuggets of knowledge. If you’re ready to learn, grow and take action take a seat and give it a listen!

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