A profit pod is a group of no more than six people who are participating in Lisa Larter’s group coaching program. Pod members seek transformation in their business as part of a community. They typically want more accountability to achieve their business goals and aspire to increase both sales and profits in their business.
Any business is suitable for Pods if the business owner/leader has the right mindset and is willing to do the work. Pods isn’t about a specific type of business but more about helping business owners with a desire for change, a willingness to share, and the capacity to take action.
Profit Pods members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. In the past Profit Pods has successfully helped people in the following categories:
More specifically, Profit Pods has helped retail store owners, various types of coaches and consultants, a catering company, copy writers, photographers, authors, health and wellness entrepreneurs, a cleaning company, online marketers, therapist, artists and even a psychic medium!
If you already own a business or have a vision you want to transform into a profitable, thriving business then Profit Pods can help.
Pods members often achieve more during the program than in their previous two years of business.
The achievements of past members of Profit Pods include:
On being accepted for Pods you will receive a full schedule of meetings covering the 12 months of the program. This schedule will be permanently available in the closed Facebook group exclusive to Pods members. We also recommend you save all Profit Pods correspondence in a separate folder for easy access.
Profit Pods will take place on Wednesday and Thursdays every two weeks. The program will commence with a Planning session on September 14th, 2017. The first monthly education call will follow in September and take the form of an Orientation Session to enable you to maximize your participation during the Program.
Bi-weekly group calls will then begin on October 11th and 12th 2017.
Global time zones are tricky and this really depends on the person and how early or late you like to work. All Profit Pod meetings take place between 8:00AM and 4:30PM Eastern Time.
The maximum group size for each Pod is six members. There are eight groups and a maximum of 48 spaces are available for the forthcoming program.
Each Pod meeting is 90-100 minutes in length. Each Pod member is allocated 15 minutes of one-on-one laser coaching with Lisa. This 15 minutes takes the form of a three step process which celebrates accomplishments following your last call, answers your pre-prepared questions that you bring to the call and identifies your ‘in-between’ call actions as a result of that coaching. You are expected to be accountable when committing to those actions.
Your Pod mates are encouraged to offer input or advice which mostly happens through the group chat function offered by Zoom to avoid interrupting your individual coaching time with Lisa.
In addition, monthly education calls are one hour in length.
Each month, you’ll be invited to participate in a 60 minute behind the scenes education call where you’ll learn lessons from the struggles, and successes Lisa has experienced in building 6 and 7 figure businesses.
Education calls have included topics around selling, running a big event, launching a best-selling book, diving into financials and more. These education calls provide approximately 30 minutes of topical sharing followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.
Profit Pods consists of 24 group calls, and 12 education calls. The first call is a Planning Session which all members of the program are invited to participate in.
The session will take place on September 14th, 2017.
Lisa takes at least 18 of the group calls and all of the pretty much all of the education calls.
Up to a maximum of 6 calls may be taken by a guest leader from Lisa’s team during the program. A guest leader is brought in if Lisa has a conflict on her schedule, is on vacation, is sick or if specialist subject matter expertise is needed for the group.
o fully benefit from Lisa’s coaching and all that Profit Pods has to offer, you are expected to show up on time for each call, fully prepared to discuss your progress in the previous two weeks. This includes sharing your achievements versus your agreed actions, and what action you will take next.
You should have a copy of your plan for the year inside of a notebook where you keep track of all of your Pod calls.
Before each call, you should review the action items you committed to and prepare for what you need help with. Most importantly, you should arrive with a list of questions and challenges covering the areas you need the most help with. We call this your ‘ask’ and it is where you will receive laser coaching from Lisa. This is dedicated, focused time. You are encouraged to spend the bulk of your time focusing on getting the support you need to move forward towards your goal.
When you show up unprepared, you minimize your growth and the value you can get from the program. Preparation and taking action are critical elements of this program, and are necessary for your success.
As a Pod member, you are also expected to be on camera throughout the call and to pay attention to what is happening within your group. These 90 minute calls are rich in terms of learning and your Pod mates rely on you being fully present.
In between calls, you have access to the Profit Pods Facebook community which is available for all members. Members are encouraged to ask questions and celebrate success in between each call. Lisa is very active in the group and responds to questions within 24 hours. We ask that you tag Lisa in questions where you specifically need her help.
We require posting questions within the Facebook group rather than e-mailing questions to enable everyone in the group to participate in learning and providing input.
We also ask that all members of Profit Pods post an ‘in between calls update’ in the Facebook group.
You will receive a reminder by e-mail to update Lisa and Pod mates.
The Facebook group is closed. This means that while your membership of the group is public, all content within the group is confidential.
We take the confidentiality of the Profit Pods program very seriously. You are therefore not permitted to share any confidential information about discussions outside of the group. You are also not permitted to use the group for your own personal promotion or to sell to other group members.
You are, however, allowed to ask for help and feedback. For example, you may have an offer that is not converting and may ask the group for input, but you may not pitch the group on your offer. We discourage the use of manipulative tactics.
No. Each meeting takes place on Zoom, a cloud video conferencing service that delivers an online meeting facility. A link to your calls is e-mailed to you at the beginning of the course. Prior to each group meeting you will receive an e-mail with a reminder for the link to your call. The bonus monthly education calls are also delivered through Zoom.
To fully participate in a Pods meeting, you will require a headset, laptop, desktop or table with a camera, together with internet access. We recommend a tethered rather than wireless connection for a clearer, uninterrupted connection. You will also need to download the zoom.us application which you can do by clicking on to the link for your first call. It is recommended that you have a pen and dedicated notebook for your Profit Pod calls.
Yes, all Pod meetings are recorded and transcribed.
On joining Pods, you will be provided with a Dropbox link to your specific group where you can download and save all recordings and transcripts. This link is password protected.
Recordings of all Profit Pods meetings are kept for 30 days from the date of the call. After that they are deleted.
Transcripts are available for up to one year after the program ends.
You are encouraged to regularly download and save your recordings and/or transcripts.
Recordings only are available for the monthly education call (no transcripts) for 90 days after the call has taken place.
You will only have access to the recordings and transcripts from your group.
You are encouraged to attend all Pods sessions in order to maximize your growth and learning. However, as part of applying to join Profit Pods, we ask that you are able to attend a minimum 80% of the calls during the program, including the monthly education calls. If you are not able to meet this ideal minimum requirement, this may not be the best time for you to join Profit Pods.
A list of program dates and times is provided on acceptance of your application to enable you to plan those dates into your schedule.
We understand that from time to time, you may be unable to attend Profit Pods due to circumstances beyond your control. On these occasions you are invited to submit your achievements, questions and proposed actions to Lisa prior to the call. These will be discussed by Lisa with input from the group in your absence and you will be able to review what was discussed in the recording or transcript provided after the call.
As a Pod member you will be provided with several bonuses which include a free ticket to Lisa’s Live Money, Mindset and Marketing Event. This year’s event takes place on November 1st, 2017 at Ottawa’s Conference and Events Center.
Find out more about Lisa’s Live Money, Mindset and Marketing Event.
This is a not a straightforward question to answer. There are no specific background requirements. Previous members have included people with no prior experience who have decided to make a life changing decision. We also have people with an extensive business background who have found change difficult.
The common characteristics of successful Pod members are people who are committed to their business, open to learning and willing to do the work required to achieve business goals. It is an active learning environment.
People who thrive on Profit Pods are comfortable with direct feedback and being called out on either their resistance to change or tendency to procrastinate or self-sabotage.
If you are unable to accept constructive feedback and step outside of your comfort zone, then Profit Pods may not be suitable for you.
There is nothing worse than applying to be part of a program with a limited number of spots and never hearing back from the organizer. If your application is not accepted you will receive an e-mail explaining the reason why and inviting you to reapply for the next round of Profit Pods.
You will also be offered the option to participate in another of Lisa’s programs if we feel that it might be the right fit for you.
If you feel your group is not the right fit for you, we will do our best to accommodate you and find a more suitable group. Please note that due to the limited number of places available on the program, this is not always possible.
To date, we have only experienced a group conflict based on scheduled time, not interpersonal reasons. On that occasion, the issue was resolved before the program began.
When groups are formed, we consider the nature of your business to align likeminded people and avoid conflicts of interest.
The fee for the entire program is CAD $6,000. This includes 24 Profit Pods call, 12 monthly education calls and Pod Perks.
Payments can be made in total on application or on a monthly instalment schedule, comprising 11 monthly instalments of CAD $600.
We use accept all standard credit card options, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
These are bonuses offered to all Profit Pod members. They include a care pack which comprises:
Refunds are decided on a case by case basis. If you join Profit Pods, you are expected to commit for the duration of the program. However, we understand that life is messy and sometimes unexpected circumstances prevent someone from fulfilling their commitments. If you encounter one of these situations, please contact Lisa directly. If appropriate, a pro-rated refund will be issued.