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Your host, Tim Melanson talks to self-employed, home based "Work @ Home RockStars" to learn their best tips and tricks to be successful.

Work at Home RockStar Podcast Tim Melanson

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Your host, Tim Melanson talks to self-employed, home based "Work @ Home RockStars" to learn their best tips and tricks to be successful.

    WHR 3.180: Mastering Business Growth with Strategy, Leadership, and Delegation - Featuring Henry Swarey

    WHR 3.180: Mastering Business Growth with Strategy, Leadership, and Delegation - Featuring Henry Swarey

    Mastering Business Growth with Strategy, Leadership, and Delegation - Featuring Henry Swarey
    In this episode of the Work At Home Rockstar Podcast, host Tim Melanson interviews Henry Swarey, a seasoned business strategist and leadership coach. Henry shares his extensive entrepreneurial journey spanning over 20 years, shedding light on how he managed to balance work and personal life effectively. He delves into the importance of delegation, the art of building a strong team, and maintaining a positive company culture. Henry also discusses a significant challenge he faced when key employees believed the business was failing and decided to quit, offering insights on overcoming such obstacles. He emphasizes the need for continuous learning, having a long-term vision, and leveraging one’s strengths. Henry's expertise in sales and his approach to hiring the right people provide invaluable lessons for listeners looking to grow and scale their businesses.
    Who is Henry Swarey?
    Henry Swarey is a business strategist and leadership coach with a proven track record in transforming sales teams and driving business growth. He is the founder of Lighthouse Leadership, where he helps top-achieving sales teams enhance their performance and grow their revenue. Henry's unique strategies have propelled his own team from $0 to $30 million in a new market within just two years. His mission is to help one million sales team members each generate $1 million by 2033.
    Connect with Henry Swarey:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachhenry/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachhenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachhenry/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachhenry/ Personal Website: https://henryswarey.com/ Business Website: https://pandaroofing.com/ I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome 00:30 Success Story: From Struggles to Family Time 01:36 Balancing Business and Travel 04:11 Challenges and Lessons Learned 09:42 Importance of Company Culture 14:00 Staying Motivated and Focused 20:52 Delegation and Scaling Your Business 23:54 Guest Solo: Exciting Business Ventures 28:39 Conclusion and Contact Information

    • 28 min
    WHR 3.178: Bridging Traditional and Holistic Medicine with Dr. Kimberly Faucher

    WHR 3.178: Bridging Traditional and Holistic Medicine with Dr. Kimberly Faucher

    Bridging Traditional and Holistic Medicine with Dr. Kimberly Faucher
    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kimberly Faucher, the founder of Tend and Tonic, who assists women in bridging the gap between traditional medicine and holistic practices. Dr. Kim shares her journey from starting her medical career in the Air Force to successfully founding her own practice in California. She discusses facing financial challenges during the economic downturn of 2008 and emphasizes the importance of health and community building. Dr. Kim also talks about her holistic approach to medicine, her efforts to help patients build strong personal economies, and her upcoming in-person event focused on comprehensive wellness.
    Who is Dr. Kimberly Faucher?
    Dr. Kimberly Faucher is a seasoned Air Force veteran, practicing physician, entrepreneur, founder of the private equity firm Open Sky Associates, and best-selling author. She is a curious problem solver who seamlessly integrates soul and science through her practice, Tend and Tonic. With a passion for problem-solving and a heart dedicated to well-being, Dr. Kim combines extensive experience in program development, business administration, and strategic organizational efficiency with her medical expertise. Her transformative methodology lies in a unique 3-part framework, the GPS for Well-Being, which empowers her clients to personalize and integrate strategies across all eight domains of health.
    Connect with Dr. Kimberly Faucher:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-faucher-md-10265a192 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlyfauchermd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kr.faucher.3 Email: DrKim@tendandtonic.com Free Resources:
    PDF of the book 'Transformational Journey': Email Dr. Kim at DrKim@tendandtonic.com for a free copy. In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction to Today's Guest: Kimberly Faucher 00:30 Kimberly's Journey: From Air Force to Thriving Practice 02:06 Overcoming Financial Struggles and Building Resilience 04:29 The Importance of Health and Personal Economy 10:29 Holistic Practices and Medical Insights 16:49 Creating an Optimal Home Office Environment 23:06 The Power of Collaboration and Outsourcing 28:47 Empowering Women Through Community and Health 35:36 Conclusion and How to Connect with Dr. Kim I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson

    • 37 min
    WHR 3.178: Empowering Women through Interior Design and Personal Growth with Jeanne Collins

    WHR 3.178: Empowering Women through Interior Design and Personal Growth with Jeanne Collins

    In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar Podcast, Tim Melanson interviews Jeanne Collins, the founder of Jermar Designs and Jermar Publishing. Jeanne shares her journey as an interior designer and entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of standing your ground on pricing and finding the right clients. She also talks about her new lifestyle brand, House of Jermar, which aims to empower women to live fully by focusing on both their living spaces and personal wellness. Jeanne discusses her strategies for maintaining work-life balance, the value of hiring coaches, and the importance of personalized marketing. She also touches on her book 'Two Feet In' which is designed to inspire readers to overcome self-doubt and take control of their lives.
    Who is Jeanne Collins?
    Jeanne Collins is an award-winning interior designer who left the corporate world behind to find her true self through design and internal reflection. Her firm, JerMar Designs, works with executives and entrepreneurs, focusing on projects that combine sophistication and balance with inner and outer wellness. Jeanne is an Architectural Digest AD Pro 2024 Featured Designer, winner of the 2022 Luxe Magazine Red Award, and she was also recently nominated as an HGTV Designer of the Year. She chronicles her journey and the approach that changed her life and work in her memoir, "Two Feet In: Lessons from an All-In Life."
    Connect with Jeanne:
    Book Website: https://www.two-feet-in.com Business Website: https://www.jermardesigns.com Facebook Book: https://www.facebook.com/jeanne.collins.ct Facebook Business: https://www.facebook.com/jermardesigns Instagram Book: https://www.instagram.com/jeanne_collins_ct/ Instagram Business: https://www.instagram.com/jermar_designsI'd  I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction to the Podcast 00:30 Introduction to Today's Guest 01:58 Success Story: Standing Your Ground 06:54 Challenges and Lessons Learned 12:41 Creating a Productive Home Office 19:13 Building Client Relationships 20:02 Referral Sources in the Industry 21:27 Handling Referrals and Client Interactions 23:37 The Importance of Sales Skills 28:39 Hiring Coaches and Mentors 31:22 Exciting Business Developments 33:00 Finding the Right Clients 34:55 Inspiring Personal Growth 36:54 Conclusion and Farewell

    • 36 min
    WHR 3.177: Transforming Lives Through Authentic Coaching: Todd Sanford's Journey

    WHR 3.177: Transforming Lives Through Authentic Coaching: Todd Sanford's Journey

    In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, we meet Todd Sanford, a performance coach, speaker, small business consultant, and former firefighter. Todd shares his journey of helping individuals transform their lives, highlighting a powerful success story of aiding a former convict to regain control of his life through financial coaching and personal mentorship. He discusses the challenges and rewards of working from home, the importance of staying authentic, committing to personal growth, and never giving up despite obstacles. Todd also reveals upcoming ventures, including a new marriage group coaching program and a ranch retreat. Listeners are inspired to live authentically, embrace leadership, and continually seek personal and professional growth.
    Who is Todd Sanford?
    Todd Sanford retired as an Operations Fire Chief after 35 years in the fire department. He started four successful businesses, manages a 2200-acre ranch, and owns a successful coaching and speaking business today. Todd was one of the top 30 speakers in this year’s Great American Speak Off. Today, Todd consults small businesses where he works with their employees to repair what is currently broken and keeping them from achieving their best. Once he helps the employees achieve greatness within themselves, they are able to help grow the small business to levels never dreamed before. Todd also loves to coach people who are stuck, ready to give up, and need help finding clarity for their life. He listens to their issues and takes a common-sense approach to help them go places they never dreamed possible.
    Connect with Todd:
    Company Website: https://www.sanfordcoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/todd.sanford.71 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toddsanfordcoaching/?hl=en Email: sanfordcoaching@gmail.com Free 30-Minute Coaching Call: https://sanfordcoaching.com/ola/services/get-to-know-us-call-1
     
    I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction 00:30 Introduction to Today's Guest 01:00 A Story of Transformation and Success 06:43 Challenges in the Coaching Journey 08:06 The Rewards and Flexibility of Working from Home 13:35 Adapting and Finding New Opportunities 21:08 Authenticity and Respect in Leadership 22:45 Struggles with an Absent Father 22:58 Empowerment and Authenticity 23:45 Leadership in Family and Business 25:35 The Value of Coaching and Mentorship 30:24 Facing Life's Challenges 32:31 Investing in Personal Growth 35:40 Exciting New Ventures 40:06 Connecting with Sanford Coaching

    • 42 min
    WHR 3.176: Overcoming Succession Pitfalls with Business Transition Sherpa Laurie Barkman

    WHR 3.176: Overcoming Succession Pitfalls with Business Transition Sherpa Laurie Barkman

    In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, Tim interviews Laurie Barkman, also known as the Business Transition Sherpa. Laurie shares her journey of becoming a CEO, the challenges of customer concentration risk, and the importance of planning for business succession and exit strategies. She emphasizes the value of certifications, continuous learning, and the importance of thinking about the end game when building a business. Laurie also discusses her new course, 'End Game Entrepreneurship,' and offers valuable insights and tools for small business owners to create valuable exit options and avoid pitfalls in succession planning.
    Who is Laurie Barkman?
    Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa®, is a former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was acquired by a Fortune 50 company. Laurie guides business owners through the often overwhelming process of transition planning. As a mergers and acquisitions intermediary, she facilitates sell-side and buy-side transactions in the lower middle market. Laurie is the author of "The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options," and hosts the award-winning podcast called Succession Stories. Her expertise in business transition, succession, entrepreneurship, and M&A has been spotlighted in media including Newsweek, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and more.
    Connect with Laurie:
    Company Website: https://www.thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBusinessTransitionSherpa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheBusinessTransitionSherpa YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheBusinessTransitionSherpa LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebarkman Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/LaurieBarkman TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@businesstransitionsherpa Giveaway: Go to https://www.thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com to get a free digital copy of Laurie’s book or grab your copy on Amazon.
    I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction 00:30 Guest Welcome 00:50 Laurie's Journey to CEO 02:13 Overcoming Business Challenges 03:45 Understanding Customer Concentration Risk 05:37 Practicing and Honing Your Craft 08:06 Mid-show Advertisement 09:06 The Importance of Succession Planning 17:22 Building a Strong Team 22:12 Marketing and Growing Your Business 28:15 Exciting New Ventures 32:55 Conclusion and Contact Information

    • 33 min
    WHR 3.175: Finding Your Way: Transformative Journeys with Chuck Chapman

    WHR 3.175: Finding Your Way: Transformative Journeys with Chuck Chapman

    In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, host Tim Melanson interviews Chuck Chapman, a counselor, coach, and author. Chuck shares his compelling journey from a career in advertising and marketing to becoming a counselor specializing in men's relationship issues. Triggered by a personal health crisis and a series of life challenges, Chuck made a significant career shift to align with his values. He discusses the unique struggles men face, the importance of integrity and values, and his work with the 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' community. Chuck also introduces his latest book, 'Finding Your Way Without Losing Yourself: The Path of Integrity,' which aims to help readers define and live by their core values. The conversation delves into the intricacies of supporting men in mental health and the challenges of entrepreneurship, offering insights and inspiration for those considering a major career change.
    Who is Chuck Chapman?
    Chuck Chapman is a Certified No More Mr. Nice Guy Recovery Coach, author, and counselor with a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. He has over a decade of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Level Two Gottman Trained Relationship Counselor. Chuck focuses on helping men overcome Nice Guy Syndrome and live with integrity and passion. He has written "No More Mr. Nice Guy: The 30-Day Recovery Journal" and the upcoming "Totally, Utterly, Hopelessly Screwed: A Way Back To Integrity."
    Connect with Chuck:
    Company Website: chuckchapman.com Facebook: facebook.com/niceguyhelp Instagram: instagram.com/chuckchapman.ma YouTube: youtube.com/user/chuckchapman I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.
    Website: workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:
    Instagram: instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode:
    00:00 Introduction to the Work at Home Rockstar Podcast
    00:16 Chuck Chapman's Journey to Counseling
    00:45 The Wake-Up Call: Battling Cancer
    01:48 Finding Fulfillment in Helping Men
    03:49 The Struggles Men Face
    04:58 The Turning Point: Embracing Counseling
    09:05 Challenges and Personal Growth
    13:07 Overcoming Personal and Professional Hurdles
    17:16 Building a Supportive Community for Men
    18:22 Collaborating with Robert Glover
    24:35 Overcoming Initial Doubts and Reaching Out
    25:29 Ensuring Positive Cash Flow
    28:25 Transitioning from Side Hustle to Full-Time
    32:11 The Importance of a Supportive Partner
    36:27 Guest Solo: Exciting Business Ventures
    36:31 Introducing the Book on Integrity
    36:54 Defining and Living by Your Values
    40:27 The Spiritual Act of Integrity
    44:04 Where to Find More Information
    45:19 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Jeanne Collins ,

Great subject and approach

Tim was a great podcast host. The synergies he creates between work and music are wonderful. It is a great reminder of the powers of music and the importance it can hold in our lives. He was so prepared and was a lot of fun to speak with!

surgeonW3 ,

Unique Podcast & Host

Tim’s podcast stands out with his analogies to music and being a rockstar from an entrepreneurial perspective. Must check out and highly recommend for gold nuggets on how to be successful while working from home!!

James I. Bond ,

The hottest guests and topics!!!

Outstanding podcast for entrepreneurs and everyone who wants to generate income from home. Tim's choice of guests and content are fun and relevant to all of us. Fabulous!

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