Meliza Sim is a business coach who specializes in marketing, sales, branding, funnels and messaging. She helps soul aligned female entrepreneurs who are new to the world of internet businesses, set up their dream business to make the world a better place. Her unique capability is in her intuitive coaching where she provides prescriptive coaching that enables her clients to reach outstanding results in a very short span of time! Combining her extensive corporate skills, gifted intuition and money invested in learning internet marketing, she is now in a position to coach new coaches to enter into the internet business world.
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
I had a calling 7 years ago to do a course on coaching. I got myself certified but was too scared to do anything about it so continued on with my corporate job. Taking the course in itself changed my life. I was doing a lot of back office work such as project management as the head of my department and it was draining the life out of me. With renewed knowledge and then being semi-conscious and awakened, I relooked at my life and went on to pursue a career still in Information Technology, but in sales.
I was happy with my new career direction as sales and marketing is innate in my DNA, and went on to become a top performing sales executive in my company. My last role was a regional role working with consulting firms positioning analytics software to the Asean region.
However, things took a turn in 2016 when my father passed away. I don’t know what happened, but I was prompted to start my business after 7 years of it being buried. I heard a distinct message to quit my job in December. It was a bit of a surprise to me and I hesitated but went through with the calling and quit my job and started my coaching business.
Tell us about your business.
I am a business coach and I help soul aligned entrepreneurs set up their dream business so that they can have a global reach to the world and impact and transform lives.
For the spiritual and sensitive, they want to do so much to impact and influence the world and yet, what they lack is the knowledge of marketing and sales. Without which, you cannot have a thriving business. No matter how good your intentions are, announcing yourself to the world so that they know you exist is key in any thriving business.
I focus on internet businesses because that is where people can reach global markets and truly make an impact. My main focus is helping new female coaches who are soul aligned set up an internet presence from scratch. I have a 6 month program called “Magical Foundation” that takes you from zero to launch! Literally. For the ambitious, they can do it within 3 months!
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
I am currently running a promo for my magical foundation 1-1 coaching program. The normal coaching fee is USD $3,500. But for a limited time, I am offering it at USD $2,500. I would highly recommend grabbing this at this special price as it won’t stay this low for long.
The 1-1 coaching program includes 12 hours of 1-1 coaching hours complete with templates, materials, guide sheets, audio and video to help you along. Additionally, I review all your work so you won’t be left guessing as to whether you are doing it right! The program is 6 months long where we will be meeting bi-weekly for the coaching sessions. For those who want to do it at a faster pace, we can change the program to 3 months, which means we meet every week. Totally possible for those who wants to be aggressive and speed things up!
I also have a free ebook and webinar titled “Book Clients Magically”. I came up with this following my guidance and intuition as I know that many new coaches struggle with booking clients. You can get hold of this free ebook and webinar at bit.ly/bcmagically.
I have a Hons degree in Computer Science and have worked in the Information Technology field for the past 30 years. This experience has been very useful since an internet business is based on technology. I specialize in automating everything and making every process very simple for my clients. I get A LOT done within a short period of time because of my natural ability to streamline everything. Also having a technical background has helped tremendously. I am a certified coach from the Style Coaching Institute. The coaching certification included both life and style coaching, which has allowed me to incorporate branding into my Magical Foundation program.
From a corporate perspective, I have had an accomplished career, I was the top in sales and closed the biggest sale in the history of my company. I served in a regional role and have worked with established consultancy firms. My recent 6 years in my corporate role has positioned me well to coach my clients in marketing and sales. In fact, I love sales, it’s in my DNA!
I have also spent USD 25K learning from different gurus on how to set up an internet marketing business. I made lots of mistakes and now I am here to coach my clients so that they do not spend as much money as I did and make the same mistakes. I am continuing my education and taking courses through the Divine Living Academy and constantly learning to upgrade my skills in the internet space.
Where is your business based?
I am located in Malaysia and work from home. Because of the nature of my business as I can work from anywhere – a true laptop lifestyle. I work from wherever and whenever I want. However, my clients are from all over the world. I have clients from the United States, Qatar, Phillipines, Indonesia and Malaysia. I anticipate that my client base will just grow and it is interesting as I never know who my next client is and which country they will be coming from.
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
I first started by engaging a 1-1 personal business coach so that I could learn all the ropes to get my business going. I did that while I was still working and got everything set up in 2 months from October to November 2016. Then I launched my business in Jan 2017.
I did not engage a personal coach before and was trying between 2015 and 2016 to “figure it out” and did many online and group programs. Unfortunately, that did not work as I did not know what was or wasn’t working when I was doing it on my own.
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
Social media – I particularly love Instagram. I use both Instagram and Facebook for my marketing. I started off with Facebook ads and found that it was not as effective as I thought it would be. I now use my exclusive technique of marketing via Instagram organically without ads (or minimal ads) and the results have been good! So far I hold a 80% client conversation rate!
How did you overcome these challenges?
My biggest challenge has been mindset. When I first started, I was so paralyzed in fear and kept on thinking “Is this going to work?” Needless to say, it didn’t work in the first 3 months when I was having this mindset. Coupled with the fact that I learned so many things from so many gurus, I was trying to follow them all. A lot of which wasn’t me and it felt weird and unauthentic. I have since incorporated my style, my way of doing things and have attracted similar like-minded clients to me as I stopped trying to be somebody else.
I also bought into a lot of the statistics and what I was taught, but you know what, you can revolutionize statistics. I now close client conversations at 80%! For a new coach, that’s pretty unusual, but it was only when I started being me and really just doing what I am really good at that has been giving me that kind of result! The plus is of course I have been able to gather all my techniques into a system that I also teach my clients!
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
I know my WHY. My WHY is to impact lives, change the world and make it a better place. I was called to do this. I did not enter into coaching because I wanted to escape a horrible job (it wasn’t horrible at all) I quit at the peak of my career! I did it because I knew this was what I was meant to do. To raise the consciousness of the world. To awaken souls so that everyone would wake up from their nightmare and start to live their dream!
And yes when I was going through difficult times, I was tempted to quit and I would ask myself why I was doing this to myself. But because I knew this was my purpose, I stuck to it. Another thing that kept me going was the vision I had. A vision that showed me that my business will be like a huge tree with golden flowers dropping everywhere on green grass. That vision helped me STAY PUT!
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
I am unique as I am spiritual. I deal with energy and I literally call in my clients energetically. Those who are called to work with me are spiritual and soul aligned. These are a few unique elements that make me stand out!
- Spiritually Sensitive
- Positive Energy
- Technology Savvy
- Marketing Strategist
- Sales Expert
There are very few coaches out there who have all the above elements all in one person. I call myself a business alchemist, because of all the different elements that I combine in my business coaching. The great plus is unlike the famous multi-million dollar coaches out there who teache you techniques that probably may not be so suitable to new coaches because of their presence and a huge budget for advertisement, I teach my clients to build a thriving coaching business the organic way! And they can scale to advertisement whenever they are ready!
What is the best advice you have received recently?
- Dare to be a superstar.
- Dare to quantum leap.
- Dare to be FREE!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
- Believe in the magic of your dreams.
- Know your why. That will keep you going in times of doubt.
- When something is not working, really dig deep – is this something you are called to do?
- When a door is locked, it means it’s not your door. Try another door.
- Pray and believe that you are supported.
- Connect with God/Spirit/Universe and tune in to receive divine guidance every day! That’s how magic is created!
- Never stop learning. If you don’t know – learn. Find out how.
- Seek help! You can’t do it alone.
- A support system is crucial – one that is divine and one that is physical.
In fact, I would go so far as to say if you have been learning from free workshops, online program, STOP. Get yourself a coach – one who can guide you and hold you by the hand. You will save a lot of money and time! I know because I have been on that route before and I should have gotten myself a business coach sooner than later.
What are your favorite business tools/resources and why?
I love Typorama and Buffer. These two tools are amazing and I get to create my content very quickly. At 5 mins or 10 mins max! It’s super cool and super quick. Typorama is an application that you can download to your phone. You can insert beautiful text graphics quickly to any image that you have prepared and selected. Then I send it to Buffer and send my posts to my different social media channels. All this is done with just two easy steps! Simply amazing. These are some of the ways I do things very fast and I teach my clients to do the same!
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
Recently I have been devouring Doreen Virtue books, such as;
“How to Hear Your Angels”
“Angels of Abundance”
“Angles 101” and I can go on and on…
I have been a Christian for many years, but really deep down I felt that I wasn’t supported. Those thoughts were so deeply engrained in me that when I read Doreen’s book, it opened up a whole new world to me. I now know that angels do indeed surround and support me. Not just me, but anyone who would believe and call upon them.
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
- I am continuously learning, but right now I am really diving into social media. I was doing Facebook advertisement, but have stopped and now my focus is on Instagram.
- I want to focus on Facebook again as well as dive into the fairly untapped social media such as Pinterest. I have signed up for programs to educate myself on these various medias and I am looking for a VA to help me in my marketing.
- I totally believe it is 80% marketing and 20% sale.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
My goals is to hit the USD 10K mark and beyond!
- Mindset – critical and important. I have made a decision that it is non-negotiable to meet my quota. I repeat – it is a decision.
- Pray – connect with God and my angels to seek help. I do my meditation. As you can pretty much see – I am spiritual. A combination of a spirit filled Christian and yet I do practice a lot of energy work and affirmations in my daily practice.
- Tune in – connect to Spiritual guidance daily. Every post, every task, every single thing I do – I do it when I am guided.
The 3 steps above are the most important in any business and has catapulted my results and success beyond measure! I market strategically through social media. I’m building connection and doing the work. I’m taking massive action every single day.
I am very disciplined. I make it a point to work from 8am to 5pm every day and use my evenings to reply to my social media comments, etc. At times when I don’t feel too well, I will take a rest but will make up the hours towards the evening or even sometimes during the weekends. As a general rule of thumb, I don’t work weekends as self-care is very important and that is also the time I get most of my inspiration! Then I get active again and implement my tasks during the week!
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