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491 Honest & Unedited Experience Product Masterclass Reviews from the EPM class of 2021

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Diane Berie (class of 2021)

I have had an integrative psychiatry practice for 19 years. All those years I have searched for "that thing" that would really transform my patients which also lined up with my Zone of Genius (although I did not know it was called that until recently). After searching high and low, I realized that I was meant to teach people an easy way to connect their feelings with underlying needs, manage their emotions, and use universal truths to communicate their feelings and needs effectively and peacefully. For as long as I can remember, I would hear people interact in ways that created unnecessary pain because they were never taught basic empowered communication skills. Teaching online classes would be a huge pivot for me compared to the 1:1 format with which I was accustomed. My first round of EPM in 2020 yielded a successful class (by my standards), Transform Your Fiery Emotions of Frustration and Anger. The bar was low. Enlisting 10 patients was an incredible result for me. I marketed this product under my private practice name, Mindful Medicine, Inc. My goal, however, was to develop and market my online courses to NON-patients under Emotionally Powered 4 Life, LLC. These are skills that most people have not learned and would create much more ease in their lives. I needed another course with front door needs that would appeal to the general public so I could address these back door needs. I needed another round of EPM. The Live EPM was starting, which I had not experienced in 2020, and two of my friends were also signing up, again. I joined EPM 2021. During these 12 weeks I learned to have compassion for myself and the process, especially when I had to delay the course delivery date until March 8th. I learned that I need to be more proactive in carving out time for this new product and for marketing. I learned that I need some business coaching and a healthcare attorney for clarity about providing non-psychiatric services and a proper consent. I learned that I still have a lone-wolf mentality and would have gained more benefit by embracing the EPM community for feedback. I learned the value of repeat students as my first sale was with a student from my last class. I learned that earn while you learn model is not the best fit for where I am in my product development. I learned that the power of chatter-boxing even in a small way with the right person can lead to an unexpected sale. I learned to pick and choose the videos to watch-- not many-- and how to focus my time for the results I needed now with the time that was available to me.

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Anita Ondine Smith (class of 2021)

I was feeling challenged by the task of converting an existing course I had been delivering 1:1 and 1:few into a 1:many program. I knew it would be a major undertaking, involving a significant investment of my time, energy, and resources, so I wanted to make sure that I was on the most effective and efficient path to achieving that. That is why I signed up for the Experience Product Masterclass and learned Marisa’s step-by-step system for creating an experience product. From the very first Zoom call I joined, I was blown away by Marisa’s incredible knowledge, erudite thinking, inspired guidance, and above all her genuineness and HEART that she infuses into every moment of the learning experience. Through EPM I was able to organise my thinking into logical chunks, which is my preferred mode of working, and create a roadmap to successfully launch my experience product, the Personal Brand Playbook: How to tell your brand story and profit from your name, image and likeness, aimed at US college student-athletes. The key to achieving my “and much much more” goal was to shift my thinking from targetting single clients, to selling bulk licenses. With astute feedback from Coach Matthew, I was able to craft a compelling offer and a plan for marketing it. Creating my sales list was easy because my targets (US college athletic departments) have publically listed contact information. I started out doing surveys of segments of that list to gather market data and used those insights to craft the sales pivots. Then I started chatterboxing through my immediate circle of personal contacts at US colleges, and expanded the chatterboxing using the target list. Every person I spoke with was interested in the topic on some level, even if they were not the correct people to make the buying decision. So far, from all the chatterboxing I made one bulk sale for $9,940, and feel confident that several of the schools I have been chatterboxing with will also purchase my experience product in the coming weeks and months. Thank you SO MUCH Marisa and all of the hardworking team at Live Your Message.

What has been the biggest change in your business?
Making a profit from the courses I was offering at a much lower price point.

How has EPM and your success impacted your life?
Hugely!!

What is your biggest takeaway from EPM?
If you follow the steps you can succeed.

What is now possible for you because of your Experience Product?
Everything!

Is there anything else you would like to add?
I loved every minute of it!

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Cara Boardwine (class of 2021)

I was having a problem with my self confidence when it came to developing my coaching course. I had clients, but when it came to building a course, I just froze up. It didn't help that the clients I signed up for 1:1 coaching just weren't a good fit, and I started dreading the coaching sessions! (It really didn't matter how much I was getting paid) I attended Marisa's free sessions about building Experience Products, and loved the idea, and thought about joining. My coach, outside of EPM, said I didn't need it - of course. My husband also said that I was just, as usual, trying to run away from building my courses by having another distraction. But, he ultimately left the decision up to me. I joined, and loved the coaching pod discussions and made some great new friends. I did have some issues with my Pod Coach, so I didn't get past my Mission Statement with her. I even used specific wording that Marisa used with someone else who had a very similar business coaching multi-passionates, but my coach was determined I should use anything other than "multi-passionate." In my research, both in the groups I'm in, with my own email list (2500) etc, most of the people I've talked to are familiar with that term. My coach refused to accept it. She kept coming back with "multi-focused" or "multi-talented" and then started taking exception to my use of "women" and wanted me to change it to "females" which didn't flow. I tried a couple times to email her, but didn't get a response, so I just let that part go. Because I couldn't get past even Milestone 3 by the due date ~ which was up to the coach, not me ~ my whole money back guarantee was out the window. I didn't realize that I could go on past her and just keep submitting, even if she hadn't checked off, which I suppose would have protected my investment. But I wanted to really understand the process! I just couldn't wrap my mind around why she had such an issue with my wording, until the deadline had passed and it was too late. I did enjoy listening to Marisa, but didn't get a chance to be in the hot seat coaching. I would have loved that chance, and perhaps it would have helped me get past the hurdle with my coach. Finally, I just stopped going to the pod calls, Marisa's calls, etc. But, I really did learn something! I DO know how to build a course, I do know how to help people, and I know how to engage people, and in the end I realized I chatterbox with people as naturally as breathing. I have people excited to sign up for my 90 day course, and know that I will give them what they need. It was suggested that I should contact someone at support to let them know about my issues with the coach, but I'm just one person out of how every many she had to coach. Plenty of other people did just fine with her. It does seem that when I stopped doing any of the work she could have reached out. Maybe I think that because that is the kind of coach I am. I shouldn't expect that level of service from everyone else.

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Michelle Malone-Cohen (class of 2021)

I'm a little concerned, because I've already completed a lengthy survey. I was returning to check my answers and can't find anything... Please tell me if you're unable to find my answers and I'll re-create them. I put a lot of time and effort into my submission. Thank you.

I'd recently changed my niche to help widowed women find love again. I am an experienced coach, but get frustrated when it comes to marketing and distilling my message. I joined EPM, because my experience with Marisa and coach Debra was so impactful. I've bought a lot of programs, but ever since I discovered Marisa, I feel like I've won the lottery. Marisa and her coaches do what they say they're going to do, and over-deliver every time. EPM takes the overwhelm out of creation, because you create wins a little bit at a time. At the end of 12 short weeks, I've now designed my experience course and content for my group. I've launched an MVP and am helping widows not settle for their new normal, and find love again so they can share a future that's waaay better than they could have imagined. That's what you'll think of EPM - it will help you create a future waaay better than you've imagined! Thanks Marisa, coach Debra and EPM team!

What has been the biggest change in your business?
I've gained clarity and distilled my message. I've taken action on the difficult components.

How has EPM and your success impacted your life?
I'm creating a course that's been a dream until now. I'm so proud of what I've done, and know now that I can help widows to move forward, not settle for their new normal, and find love again. I'm so excited for what the future holds. EPM is the best way to gain confidence while creating your course and validating your ideas. So many gold nuggets in the content, brilliant insights from Marisa, tech calls with Matthew and Emily, and top-notch support, care and insight from Debra.

What is your biggest takeaway from EPM?
As a recovering perfectionist, I'm learning to apply the knowledge I have and create an MVP - a minimum viable product. My experience and wisdom does no one good if it remains in my head. What I found in EPM was awesome content, world class coaches and a supportive group of entrepreneurs (and a few who've become friends). I didn't feel alone anymore, and that what I felt and was going through was normal.

What is now possible for you because of your Experience Product?
Creating my Experience Product is the pathway to helping hundreds, hopefully thousands, of widows move forward with confidence, find new love and share a future they can get excited about. My dream of helping other widows to feel better and create a magical community of widows, encouraging one another to go forward and take steps that may scare them, will be realized. I can now see a pathway to freedom and creating the income I desire through my coaching. I can now move forward and create a plan for how to structure my business and create my next offer.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
These past 12 weeks weren't the easiest time to show up for EPM, but I made a promise to myself and kept going. Like so many others during these unprecedented times of the pandemic, we lost a family member and our time was committed in unexpected ways. Despite the unexpected, including moving two homes, I kept returning. I kept coming back. The structure and coaches encouraged resilience and commitment, not shame. EPM, Marisa and coaches over-deliver every time. I love the structure of 3 calls per week, and I'd love to continue and receive that support again. Marisa is brilliant and I appreciate her help with my mission statement. It's my personal mission to work with her again. She sets the bar high, and has chosen a team that doubtless makes her proud: from the customer service reps to the coaches. Coaches Emily and Matthew carefully curated and brought it home every "Get it Done Friday", and Emily generously offered more and more value weekly. I can't say enough good about coach Debra: she's a ninja with messaging and holds a loving, supportive and effective container for her students. It was her belief in me that kept me coming back every week.

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Gayle Lantz (class of 2021)

I already had clients who were interested in having me develop their key leaders through some type of training, but I did not have anything formal to offer other than individual or group coaching. I knew I needed to develop something that I can eventually scale, but did not know the process to follow that would work best. I joined EPM to help me learn an engaging, modernized approach that would help me structure my offering and test it with clients. I realized that I can move forward without having my program fully developed. I am just launching my EP and look forward to co-creating with my clients as I go.

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Leslie Lorfils (class of 2021)

I have no words, death after death, covid, 12 kids (8 remain at home) some virtual schooling, senior Army officer alongside husband, demand after demand. I WANTED TO QUIT SOOOOOOOOOO MANY TIMES!!!! but i turned my QUIT into GRIT and now my product is IT!!!!! I debated if should I continue and I did. I joined EPM and I learned that I am more powerful and capable than I thought!!! I also discovered and realized that what I have to offer will absolutely Change lives! I dug deep, said a prayer , took one step at a time and DID NOT QUIT but crossed the finish line!!! I am soooooo extremely PROUD to say the I have an MVP to offer!!!! Wowwwwww ???? Thank you Marisa Murgatroyd. This is BY FAR one of THE BEST TRAININGS I have received!!! You are truly a genius and am so glad that I said YES to myself. Whew!!!!! I said i had no words but i guess I did. LOLOLOL.. Congratulations to EVERYONE!!!! Sincerely, LTC Leslie Latimore-Lorfils “Coach L3”

What has been the biggest change in your business?
Gaining laser focus clarity on who I am serving and what I am serving them

How has EPM and your success impacted your life?
Wow! EPM stretched me! It’s in your stretching where your Capacity is stressed. I can’t remember where I heard that but it has stuck with me.

What is your biggest takeaway from EPM?
My biggest takeaway is that you can have something so powerful but simplistic all at the same time. The training was absolutely phenomenal easy to follow and very doable!

What is now possible for you because of your Experience Product?
I can change more lies one powerful woman at a time. Additionally I have set myself up to enhance my financial portfolio and really live the life that I desire to live more freedom and time with my family and for myself and to be able to just be free.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to add that sometimes you just have to step out on faith and know that it is going to work out better than what you could ever imagine.

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Keatha Landauer (class of 2021)

I was having a hard time marketing anything I had to offer, I joined EPM and learned how to craft the wording and ways of marketing. I made it to the offer but it he time was not right for the potential client, but have her contact information and will keep touching back to provide value and build the relationship.

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Pamela Williams (class of 2021)

I actually decided I just wasn't going to graduate or hit Mission Accomplished. I fell befind during the holidays and couldn't see myself getting across the finished line. I was having a hard time getting to a mission statement that worked and I got stuck there. I was tempted to just let it go, but Coach Blue kept encouraging me to keep at it. Finally during our last Monday coaching session with Marisa- I decided to just share what I had without trying to fix it anymore. Marisa offered valuable coaching (as always) and I decided to give it one more try and here we are at Mission Accomplished. I was able to speak to a potential client tonight -on the last night to submit and she said she would love to take the course. Now that my mission is clear - I can't wait to talk to more people.

What has been the biggest change in your business?
I think I have learned to accept the idea of Minimum Viable Product. I can be a bit of over-achiever- so the idea of operating in a "minimal" zone was hard for me to buy into. I always heard "done is better than perfect" but it took a real mindset shift for me to get with the program.

How has EPM and your success impacted your life?
I feel a sense of calm knowing that I have a proven program to continue to create meaningful programs and business ideas.

What is your biggest takeaway from EPM?
My biggest takeaway was not getting stopped by the overwhelm - MVP is the first step- not the finished product. I can always make it better.

What is now possible for you because of your Experience Product?
I am excited about using this format over and over again to make courses better and create new products. Here is the current full Mission statement; Do your daily social media scrolls make you feel that your life is not going the way you want? Are you always comparing yourself to your friends? Are you experiencing “virtual” social anxiety? Are you frustrated that you haven’t figured out the secret code to make life better? Your mission should you choose to accept it is to create your own success playbook in 6 weeks, so that you can stop the competition mindset,rehearse language to increase self-confidence, set boundaries that make you happy, and celebrate YOUR everyday wins.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
More time!

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Crystallize coaching (class of 2021)

I was having this problem of wanting to leverage my time and find a product to produce with my new partner. We weren't sure what to do to combine our areas of genius and not create more work for ourselves. She lives in Australia and I am in Canada, so how could we serve our clients with a product that makes a difference and not be at the effect of the time zones??? I joined EPM and I (we ) discovered that we could create an online program that we both believe in, that makes a difference for women -AND that time zones aren't a stopper!! With the brilliant training of the EPM - we combined what we each know Best into an online program -module by module and created a powerful product to empower women in breaking through to fearless speaking -- AND that is only the beginning!! We did a survey and promo workshop to women we know AND overnight, 11 women signed up for a 6 module Beta course - for $197. and are sharing it with others already! AND sending us Thank you's for the difference it is already making in their lives!

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Jenny Skillen (class of 2021)

I had done 18 health conversations with a group of Swedish ladies in the Bay Area and realized that this could be the basis for an online program - on improving lifestyle, that I've actually thought about for a long time. Realize that it needed to be very compelling and looked for various online program on creating an online course successfully and came upon EPM through Josh Turner. I've followed your concept and launched my program.

What has been the biggest change in your business?
I feel I have learnt skills that can help me to move forward in marketing myself. Also making a product that is an engaging experience from start to finish!

How has EPM and your success impacted your life?
Gained confidence and support from sharing my journey with others going through similar experiences.

What is your biggest takeaway from EPM?
Chatterboxing was scary (even though I was mostly speaking to people I already knew) but it was actually liberating once I had done it.

What is now possible for you because of your Experience Product?
I am ready to speak out and take my message to where it matters!


Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you to Marisa and the team...it has been amazing!

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