A profit pod is a group of no more than seven 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:
After registering for Pods you will receive a full schedule of meetings covering the 6 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.
The first Profit Pod call will take place on Wednesday Jan 9th with Lisa.
Bi-weekly calls will then take place on Mondays starting January 21st, beginning with a peer group call and then alternating between peer group calls and calls led by Lisa.
Profit Pod calls wrap-up with Lisa on Thursday June 20th.
The dates for monthly Education Calls will be released 30 days in advance and conclude with a master class debrief June 25th-27th 2019.
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 9:00AM and 2:30PM Eastern Time.
The maximum group size for each Pod is seven members. There are three groups and a maximum of 21 spaces are available for the forthcoming program.
Each Pod meeting is 90-100 minutes in length and alternate between one laser coaching session with Lisa each month and one peer group call.
In each laser coaching session, every 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.
During your peer group call you’ll also receive 15 minutes of time to celebrate you accomplishments, ask your prepared questions which will be answered by your group members and determine your action item to achieve between calls.
Each month, you’ll be invited to participate 2 behind the scenes education calls, one led by Lisa, and another led by an expert on a critical business topic from outside the Profit Pod community.
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.
The Education Calls led by Lisa will include an additional 60-90 minutes for ‘Office Hours’, for Pod members to gain extra support.
Profit Pods Enhanced offers you the opportunity to upgrade your Profit Pod membership to include four hours of private coaching with Lisa. These hours can be used in 30 or 60 minute blocks at anytime during 2019.
2019’s Profit Pods program is different to previous years. This time, Pods will be more community focused, with less structure and deeper conversations to build something better, together.
Bi-weekly calls begin with a laser coaching session with Lisa on Wednesday January 9th 2019. Calls continue on Mondays, beginning on January 21st with a peer group call and then alternate between Lisa led calls, and peer led calls throughout the 6-month period.
Lisa also leads one monthly education call and the MasterClass debrief.
To fully benefit from Lisa’s coaching, your peer group calls 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. Peer group calls will also be moderated and recorded by a member of Lisa’s team.
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 following registration 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 or the group moderator prior to the call. These will be discussed 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.
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.
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 Profit Pods program is CAD $5,000. This includes the13 Profit Pods calls, 12 monthly education calls and a masterclass debrief.
Payments can be made in total on registration or on a monthly instalment schedule, comprising 5 monthly instalments of CAD $1120 each.
The fee for Profit Pods enhanced, which includes four hours of private coaching with Lisa is CAD $7500.
Payments can be made in total on registration or on a monthly instalment schedule, comprising 5 monthly instalments of CAD $1680 each.
We use accept all standard credit card options, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
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.