For the last 15 years I've discovered what works -- and more importantly -- what doesn't. If you want to share your expertise and stand out in your very crowded marketplace, chances are you will need to learn a thing or two about elevating your influence and becoming a profitable entrepreneur.
In the Awaken Leadership Lab, you'll gain access to my private trainings, proven strategies, and replicatable systems so that you can:
- Spend More Time In Inspired Action by Operating In Your Personal Productivity Formula
- Deepen Your Ability to "Let Go To Grow" So You Can Leverage Other People's Time & Talent To Grow
- Get Crystal-Clear on Your Hidden Gold Offerings (the one's that catapult your income and impact with the least effort on your part)
- Map Out Your Consistent Cash Flow Plan so Your Business is Always Generating Income -- Often without You
- Master the Art of Liquefying Time To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get 10x More Done
- Activate Your Inner Magician To Accomplish Crazy Big Tasks and Overcome The Need to Know How
- Unleash Your Millions Mindset So That You Always Have the Resources for Growth
- Learn How to Expand Your Energy Container so Stressful Situations No Longer Tap You Out
- Become Skilled at Leaning In and Leveraging Chaos, Uncertainty and Fear to Innovate
- Elevate Your Authority Positioning and Credibility so You Stop Chasing New Clients
- Become Crystal Clear on Your Internal GPS for Fast, Aligned, Profitable Decisions
The Lab is based on three core pillars that when present and operating at optimum levels, is like turning on a constant flow of ideal opportunities and exponential growth.
Each month you’ll have access to mindset training, designed to boost your confidence and tap into your fierce resourcefulness so you are unstoppable in the pursuit of your bold vision.
Practical Business Growth Strategy
Each month you’ll have access via online training to a proven strategy designed to elevate your influence, optimize your business results or expand your income.
Each month we’ll meet with the members of The Lab on the phone so that everyone benefits from breakthrough coaching, support & accountability.
Why The Awaken Leadership Lab?
I've been mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs, thought leaders and power house business leaders for over 15 years. And, I've created a pretty successful business myself along the way.
What I know is this...
There are no cookie cutter approaches to pull off YOUR unique vision. What works is learning a proven system while learning to ask the right questions so you can choose, implement and and lead a business model that works with your unique gifts.
I used to try to grow by pushing through my fears and trying to keep up with everyone else. All of my action came from logic and a drive to keep up no matter what. I got to the top 10% of my peers -- but I just couldn't force myself to fit in anymore for the sake of money and success.
I ended up burned out, experiencing chronic fatigue and debilitating autoimmune flares, and I felt emotionally upside down. What I knew that got me to significant success no longer worked. I couldn't push myself any harder.
Eventually I discovered a more sustainable way to run a business that I love. I learned how to stay in flow, conquer a bold vision that was way bigger than anything I'd done before, and become an industry leader.
The Awaken Leadership Lab is where I can share the most powerful breakthroughs in mindset, personal productivity and influential leadership (much of which is not readily available.)
I'm excited to help you uplevel your game too!
Formerly known as Melanie Benson Strick, I'm a Revenue Strategist and Business Performance Optimizer, a guide for conscious entrepreneurs ready to accelerate their impact and income by making themselves and their business perform better. I host a weekly podcast on iTunes called Amplify Success.
With over 12 years experience in corporate America, I specialize in aligning visionary, fast-paced entrepreneurs who are emerging as leaders with the most powerful mindset, actions and strategies that propel them to a level of success they never knew they could achieve.
I've been fortunate enough to integrate my over 15 years as a business growth expert with extensive traditional education ( a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management) with multiple advanced certifications in Project Management, Results Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and even a license as a Spiritual Counselor.
I keep finding myself in leadership positions -- from the 7 year old organizing the Jerry Lewis telethon to my seat on the Women Speaker's Association Executive Team, and most recently the programming chair for the Association of Transformational Leaders.
I've guided hundreds of well-known thought leaders into high 6 and 7 figure business success. I've shared stages all over the world with legends such as Jack Canfield, Barbara DeAngelis, John Assaraf and many more.
But what I'm most excited about is leading other leaders into a new paradigm of success through the Awaken Leadership process.
“Melanie helps me figure out what opportunities to focus on. With just one conversation she helped me escalate the trajectory of our now high six figure marketing business…When I give her money I make a heck of a lot more money!”Brian Kaskavalciyan
“My mindset has completely shifted since working with Melanie Benson. I have been working with Melanie for one year and the coaching has had a huge impact and transformation on my business, mindset and personal life.
I was able to complete a new business venture from creation to execution with the assistance of Melanie. This was the absolute hardest situation I was ever in professionally and without Melanie’s help, I am not sure how I would have been able to breathe and live through it successfully. My integrity, love and spirit was strongly tested and with Melanie’s coaching, I was successfully able to build a long living music festival with national musical artists.
Every time I speak with Melanie, I grow and level up my mind and spirit. I am excited to unfold what’s next for me through the assistance of Melanie and her aligning wisdom.”Joanna Vargas Bad Ass Chicks Rock
“As the facilitator to our annual leadership retreat, Melanie went above and beyond any expectations. We returned from our retreat stronger and united as a team with clearer objectives, commitment to goals and to the growth of our association.
I have never experienced such powerful energy from any meeting that I’ve ever attended.
Melanie empowered me as a leader providing personal coaching on how to implement and follow through on new systems, on how to communicate with individual learning styles and making sure that I stayed aligned with our team’s goals.
My expectations were truly exceeded.”Gail Watson President, Women Speakers Association
“Every time I invested in Melanie’s Mastermind I ended up getting a ten times return on my investment. I know its an excellent investment when I make a lot of money from Melanie’s strategies that I implement. ”James Jackman President, Acme Clean Air
“At a time when I was working 80+ hours a week, Melanie helped me uncover a new way to grow my business. By creating a leveraged business model and changing my inner game, I was able to reduce my work hours in half while tripling my business revenues. But most importantly, Melanie helped me shift out of stress and into a more peaceful way to grow.”Michele DekinderSmith President, Linkage Research
“In my initial strategy session, Melanie quickly uncovered a massive profit and time leak. We mapped out a new system, and I made my entire investment back within 5 days.”Peter Cutforth President, Business Clicks
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm Just Getting Started, Is This a Good Event For Me?
If you are just starting your business as a solo-preneur and are not making any money and don’t have any team members, this retreat is not right for you.
If however, you are starting a new business and you are hiring a team or contracts, and see yourself as a business leader, then yes, this event will be good for you.
What Happens If I Enroll and Can't Make It
If you find that you can’t make the retreat once you enroll, you can reschedule your attendance to a future event if notice is given two weeks in advance. If notice is given within two weeks of the advance, you will unfortunately not be able to transfer or receive a refund. If a suitable replacement can be arranged up to five days prior and with approval from Melanie, your ticket may be transferred.
What's Melanie's Credentials?
Melanie has been in leadership positions since her time at a Fortune 500 company. Her super-power is helping entrepreneurs emerge into leadership while building a profitable business.
She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, is the Programming Chair for the Association of Transformational Leaders, and serves on the Executive Board for the Women Speakers Association.
One of Melanie’s most successful programs for over 10 years is Build Your Dream Team, which shows entrepreneurs exactly how to hire, train and lead A players to create a high six to seven figure business.
How Many People Will There Be?
The retreat will be a small, intimate group somewhere between 10 and 20.