Marion McGovern Shares How To Thrive As A Freelancer in the Gig Economy
On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about how to survive and thrive as a freelancer in a gig ecomony. Then, do you need an executive coach to get your business to the next level? We show you what working with an executive coach is all about and how it can help. Plus, we show you how to become a better listener to become a better leader. Also, you'll learn how to become a TEDx speaker – the steps you can take to be chosen and how to craft your talk. Finally, we show you how to get your small business unstuck.
Segment 1:Marion McGovern, author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, is the co-founder and former CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first Gig Economy talent intermediaries to thrive before the term was even coined. She is also the founder of Collabrus, a company focused on independent contractor compliance.
1:15 – How do you define "gig economy"?
2:45 – What's the difference between having a gig and having a small business?
3:45 – Essential skills for individuals looking to thrive in the independent workforce.
6:15 – How to determine your price based on skills, expertise, and the nature of your work.
8:15 – Challenges of freelance work: when full time workers "judge" you, why finding an apartment can be hard, and more.
Segment 2: Melissa Davies shakes up the movers and the shakers and those sitting in the back row playing on their smart phones through her executive coaching and facilitation. She is an internationally recognized expert on developing workplace environments and solving critical leadership, team, and interpersonal conflicts. Her signature topic covering workplace communication is based on her business book, How Not to Act Like a Bleep at Work.
15:45 – Executive leadership coaching is not therapy, it's is a proven way to improve executive performance.
17:15 – What is the Return on Investment of using the services of executive coaches?
19:00 – How do you find the right coach?
20:15 – What should you look for in a coach?
21:00 – What does meeting with an executive coach look like? How often do you meet? Is it in-person or online?
24:15 – Resources for finding an executive leadership coach.
Segment 3: Kit Pangis a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound and Keynote speaker and the founder of BostonSpeaks.
31:00 – Why people don't excel at listening.
33:45 – Leaders listen, followers talk. Why listening is one of the most important business leadership skills you can master.
35:00 – What does listening have to do with persuasion?