100 episodes

The Transform My Dance Studio Podcast features inspiring sessions with business and dance gurus from all over the globe who reveal their greatest tips, methods and strategies to help you become the ‘go-to’ studio you have always dreamed of. You will be educated, motivated and challenged to think differently about the way you run your studio. Join host Clint Salter weekly as he extracts the golden takeaways from these great business minds in an entertaining and inspiring minefield of information.

Transform My Dance Studio – The Podcast For Dance Studio Owners Clint Salter

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

The Transform My Dance Studio Podcast features inspiring sessions with business and dance gurus from all over the globe who reveal their greatest tips, methods and strategies to help you become the ‘go-to’ studio you have always dreamed of. You will be educated, motivated and challenged to think differently about the way you run your studio. Join host Clint Salter weekly as he extracts the golden takeaways from these great business minds in an entertaining and inspiring minefield of information.

    Thriving In The Face Of Change

    Thriving In The Face Of Change

    Whether we like it or not, being open to change is crucial for running a successful business and in this week’s episode of the Transform My Dance Studio podcast, guest host Kelli Leighton is sharing some of her most vulnerable moments in order to inspire you in finding and protecting your vision.

    “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity and not as a threat.”

    In episode #3 of this limited series “Innovate & Thrive” with Kelli Leighton, you’re invited to join us as we take a deep dive into:


    What it really took for studio owners to constantly pivot and innovate every single day through the pandemic, and the lessons we can take into the future. How to keep the innovative mindset that we have each been forced to create, and how to flex and reshape it into a muscle that is an asset to our business. What could happen if we allow ourselves to continue breaking out of our established patterns in order to look at things in a new way.
    Kelli also shares the unlimited thinking strategies she has used in a way that ensures she is always managing change on her own terms.

    “Innovation is change that unlocks new value.”

    • 23 min
    The Most Important Questions You'll Ever Need To Answer In Your Studio

    The Most Important Questions You'll Ever Need To Answer In Your Studio

    Is your business truly a reflection of your vision?  Or is it a collection of other people's opinions and definitions of success? 🤔
    In part 2 of her podcast series, Innovate to Thrive, Kelli Leighton is sharing 3 big, scary questions she asked herself, her staff, and her most loyal clients that lead to a decision to rebuild her entire business.

    • 27 min
    3 Tips For Turning Your Creative Brain Into A Secret Weapon In Business!

    3 Tips For Turning Your Creative Brain Into A Secret Weapon In Business!

     
    This week we are so delighted to be introducing a brand new 6-week series here on the podcast, with guest host Kelli Leighton for the inspiring ‘Innovate & Thrive' series, powered by the Transform My Dance Studio Podcast.


    Kelli is not only a member and guest coach inside the Dance Studio Owners Inner Circle, she is also the Owner and Artistic Director of Leighton Dance Project in California.


    Just like so many dance studio owners, Kelli is a “creative” at heart, but what makes Kelli stand out as a leader in our industry is her ability to harness her creativity into innovation and action!



    Over the next 6 weeks Kelli will help you discover the difference between being creative and innovative, and share her tools and tips for turning your dreaming into doing. Kelli will show you how you too can lead a creative, forward-thinking business through innovation and acting upon your creativity.



    You’ll finally discover how to use your creative brain as your secret weapon!



    When Kelli’s business was struggling most, she realized that if she could learn to bring her innovative self to the table in every aspect of her business, she could actually enjoy both the creative and the business aspects of owning a dance studio.



    Because it wasn't enough to be just creative.

    Anyone can come up with creative ideas, but so few are able to put them into action, and in this groundbreaking episode, Kelli shares the 3 keys that have helped her develop and execute the innovative ideas that have translated into a thriving, million-dollar dance business.



     

    • 21 min
    Q&A Special with Laurieann Gibson

    Q&A Special with Laurieann Gibson

    In this week’s grand finale of our 3-part Inner Circle Retreat special, our extraordinary guest speaker Laurieann Gibson is answering our Inner Circle member’s most pressing questions in a never-before shared Q&A panel!

    Laurieann shares her insights into:



    How to ensure that new hires and guest teachers in your studio are aligned with your vision and follow your studio rules (especially those who might be higher-status or higher-maintenance than others!

    Recognizing when it is time to collaborate and diversify when you experience stagnation in your studio’s growth

    Helping your competitive dancers to navigate negative feedback and adopting a warrior mindset as a group

    Laurieann also shares her tips for understanding and facing adversity in a productive way, and digging deep into what your challenges really mean.

    • 31 min
    International Dance Day Special

    International Dance Day Special

    You're invited into the Dance Studio Owners Inner Circle Retreat with this podcast exclusive - a sneak peak into Laurieann Gibson's powerful session: Dance Your Dance - Part Two.

    Your dream, your dance, is unique to you.

    No matter your calling, Laurieann wants you to seize your passion and use it to propel you to your best life.

    Drawing on her fascinating artistic experiences and the faith that sustained her through her biggest challenges, Laurieann will discuss ways to encourage the dreamer in you and your teachers and students.


    ABOUT LAURIEANN: One of the most important pop culture influencers in the entertainment today, director/choreographer/artist Laurieann Gibson is a force to be reckoned with.

    Counting numerous international superstars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diddy, Akon, K-pop's Big Bang, and Nicki Minaj among her clients, Gibson brings a unique brand, blending traditional artist development with movement and dance training to their collaborations.

    Combined with a distinctive creative eye and an artist in her own right, she is one of the most sought-after creative directors and choreographers in the music and film industries today. 
    She was the creative visionary, director, and choreographer behind Gaga’s “The Fame Monster World Tour 2010”, receiving a 2011 Creative Emmy nomination for directing the HBO special taped at Madison Square Garden.

    She was a choreographer for MTV’s hit television show “Making the Band”, and since then, she has appeared as a judge on several reality shows.

    She is also the published author of Dance Your Dance: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream.

    • 18 min
    8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream With Laurieann Gibson

    8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream With Laurieann Gibson

    You're invited into the Dance Studio Owners Inner Circle Retreat with this podcast exclusive - a sneak peak into Laurieann Gibson's powerful session: Dance Your Dance - Part One.

    Your dream, your dance, is unique to you.

    No matter your calling, Laurieann wants you to seize your passion and use it to propel you to your best life.

    Drawing on her fascinating artistic experiences and the faith that sustained her through her biggest challenges, Laurieann will discuss ways to encourage the dreamer in you and your teachers and students.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Pink Lady Jazz ,

Such a smart way to podcast!

If you are struggling with your studio or other dance business, this is the podcast for you! Clint, along with his guests and guest hosts, share an abundance of information from personal stories to proved methods and strategies. And, they have fun doing it! You will feel inspired to think out-of-the-box for your next solution.

-Erin Pride, Dance Boss Podcast

Lonnie36 ,

Incredible Podcast

Thanks so much for this incredible education.

lrdancedirector ,

Inspiration!

I love to start everyday with a podcast, it really helps me get in the mindset I need for productivity. I struggle at times with how to inspire my staff to ‘get on board’ with the vision, especially during times of chance. Today, I needed to hear Clint talk about inspiring staff. The recommendations he made for knowing the whole person and being mindful of helping them with their own success was my ‘ah-ha’ moment! I’m going to be checking out the book suggestion on love languages because that is definitely going to help me connect on a whole new level.
Thank you Cliff for the inspiration!

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