Starting your own business is not easy. Being able to mastermind with someone like Mikaela has been invaluable. How should I approach marketing my business and navigating through Social Media? These are some of the topics which Mikaela and I have worked on. I feel I am more equipped with meeting the needs of my ideal customer and how to communicate with them. Her thought provoking workshops and coaching sessions are what every enterpreneur needs. I’ve seen such a change in how I plan and approach my messaging. I am more deliberate and focused on what I want to say and who I want to reach. I’ve seen the positive results by the increased engagement with my current and potential customers.
I’ve worked with Mikaela on a few occasions and each time I’ve received VALUE. When I first started working with Mikaela, I had no idea what I was doing with my potential brand. I didn’t understand how to identify my niche nor use video to increase my engagement on social media. However, by working with Mikaela and being open to constructive criticism, I was able to gain confidence in myself and my brand. Although building my confidence is ongoing, I can work on it consistently as I show up for my community through video daily. If I could change anything, it would be to stop doubting myself and work with Mikaela earlier. P.S. - The first time I met Mikaela in person was at an entrepreneurial conference and she introduced me to some of her networks. I later mentioned to her I felt like I didn’t belong there because I was still trying to figure out my brand. Her response: You belonged there. You have to start before you’re ready. If you’re looking for someone to hold you accountable, Mikaela is the one.
I took part in a few of The Mikaela Ian’s courses and challenges. Every single one either informed me or boosted my confidence! She has helped me get more comfortable in my own skin and gave me so much amazing advice. And on other occasions she has gotten me closer to starting up my business. She has pushed me and enlightened me on things I did not know even mattered. When she says she’s a rock star, she means it!
I have been hosting FB live chats and posting videos on both FB and IG for a few years, but always knew I needed assistance with my presentation and technical skills, in order to show up on a more professional level. Mikaela offered to assist me with camera positioning, as well as lighting and the actual presentation itself, focusing on my speaking flow, as well as authenticity in my content and brand. She objectively critiqued some of my existing vlogs – which didn’t make me feel uncomfortable – which I appreciated. I am working on mastering what she has perfected and looking forward to presenting more professional videos, as well as spending more time with Mikaela in leveling up my social media presence.
“Mikaela Ian exudes the confidence and skill necessary to market yourself over video and leads by true example. My initial session with her she uncovered limitations in both mindset and in technical skills that were holding me back from being more efficient and successful marketing myself over video. She gave me tools to overcome those challenges and I walked away knowing the strategies necesary to efectively and effeciently create video content that converts. I would highly recommend working with Mikaela if you are working to grow your business or your confidence.”
Before Mikaela’s social media challenge, I was all in my head. I knew I should be posting on my personal social media pages, but I lacked confidence and feared putting myself out there. The challenge was super fun and engaging, but to be honest seeing Mikaela ‘walk the walk’ in her own business and also having her there to keep me accountable was the real tipping point for me. I realised playing small was hindering my business (a digital magazine for faith based women) from making the kind of impact in the world that I know is possible. Since doing the challenge I’ve figured out a weekly posting schedule and have even jumped on a few live videos. Thanks Mikaela!”