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  • in reply to: Coaching on Story Choice #9400
    meggin.mcintosh
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    Hi @Cassie – and sorry I haven’t been on here for a few days so didn’t see your question 🙂

    Here’s what I send my clients ahead of time (and essentially all my clients are women) – and you’ll see that I don’t direct them at all, really.  And I think even though sometimes people have a similar story (ran a marathon, raised kids, etc.) their REASONS behind why they chose that will be different.  At least that’s what I’ve seen so far.  And of the 20+ people I’ve worked with up to this point on their Motivation Code (and probably 15 of them are mothers), only one person has said anything specifically about her children and it was a very specific aspect of raising them:

    I will be working on preparing for our Motivation Code Impact session this coming weekend. If you could send me the PDF of your full report and also a scan or photo of how you mark up the pages for Exercise #1 by Friday evening or Saturday morning, that will give me time to be ready :). I can’t wait to see what you have and for our Impact Session.

    So you have the links and coupon code handy, I’ve included that info here again so you don’t have to hunt through your emails 🙂

    a)     Visit http://megginmcode.com and click on “Take the Assessment.”
    b)    Add “MCODE Personal Package” to your cart.
    c)     Click View Cart to access the payment portal.
    d)    When you get to the payment page, use code<b> </b><b>_______ (verify profit or non-profit)</b>. This will give you a 100% discount on the assessment.  If for any reason you don’t see your cart reduced to $0, let me know and I’ll find out what might have happened.
    e)     Click on Proceed to Checkout and complete the billing information and click on the Terms & Conditions box just above the Place Order tab.  Then, click on Place Order.
    f)     You will immediately be sent to the assessment.
    g)    Although an account will also be created for you so that your progress will be saved if you are interrupted, it is better if you’re able to do this all at one time so try to plan for an uninterrupted 30+ minute period (and I know that can be tricky sometimes, but do so if you can).
    h)   <b>Here are a few things to know before you take the assessment.</b> First, you will need about 30 minutes to focus on this.  And although eventually you will get into a portion of the assessment that is more like what you might have done in the past (rating statements), what’s different is that in the first section, you will write out three “achievement stories.” Your achievement stories are made up of three parts:
    1.     Name an accomplishment that gave you deep satisfaction.
    2.     Describe what you actually did.
    3.     Explain what about the achievement was particularly enjoyable to you.
    Your story doesn’t need to be particularly long, but you may write as much as you want.  When I took the assessment, it didn’t indicate on the website that I was going to write an achievement story and so I was surprised when that’s what was asked for. I wanted to give you a preview of what you’ll be asked.  There’s no need to overthink it.  I thought of my stories on the fly and feel that the ones I chose were quite revelatory of what motivates me.
    As I mentioned previously when I wrote to you, after you’ve completed your MCODE assessment, you will receive a report – called “Your Motivational Blueprint” to review.  Prior to our Impact session, please read through your Motivational Blueprint, complete Exercise 1 & 2, and then send me your Blueprint along with the information from Exercise 1 & 2.  You may simply send the PDF of the Blueprint and then scan Exercise 1 & 2 or take a picture of it and send that separately, just so I have it. Whatever is easiest for you.

    We will use Zoom for our appointment and I will record our session for you so that you have it to review.  We’ll cover a lot during the time we’re together and this way, you don’t have to take a lot of notes because you’ll have the recording to refer to.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    YAY!
    Meggin
    Meggin McIntosh, PhD (she, her, hers)
    The PhD of Productivity®
    Emphasis on Excellence, Inc.
    Reno, NV https://meggin.com

    in reply to: Hi Im Catherine from San Francisco #9097
    meggin.mcintosh
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    Hi @Catherine and welcome!!!  This is an amazing assessment.  I’m having lots of fun with the information both for myself and the people I work with 🙂  Have had two Impact Session in the last two days (I don’t usually have two in 2 days!  It’s a lot of preparation!!!)

    I’m in Reno, NV so not too far away from you.

    Meggin

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    in reply to: How are you marketing your Impact Sessions? #9096
    meggin.mcintosh
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    Hi @Richa,  Do you have a website and/or a list of people who have signed up for your services in the past?  You might make an announcement to that list about your recent certification as one way of letting them know.  I am planning on doing that soon.  Up til now, I haven’t announced it to my big list but have only been letting my current clients know because I wanted to get them all squared away before bringing others into it, too.  But soon…

    as soon as I have my webpage finished, I’ll put it here.

    Meggin

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    in reply to: Marketing MCODE to Current and Potential Clients #9095
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Hi @Julie and @Richa,

    I’ve been offering the MCode Assessment and Impact Sessions to all of my coaching clients and am nearly finished with everyone and am planning to roll out that offering soon to others (maybe 1 or 2 a month since they take such a long time).  I am currently working on a webpage about this along with some other marketing materials.  Right now, I am also using the MCode Certified Practitioner logo in my signature for some correspondence.  It would come out of the blue in other correspondence so I’m selective in when I use it.

    I am also planning to have this information on my About page of my website to include what my top motivations are as another way of getting the word out.

    Meggin

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    in reply to: More information on “Families” #8510
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    I have now listened to the practitioner call from a week or so ago that included @Joshua sharing more about families and that was helpful AND, I would still like more.  so if there’s someone who knows where to point me, that would be great 🙂

    Meggin

    meggin.mcintosh
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    Thanks for that information @Richa.  And yes, if young people could know this sooner, what a difference it would make.  it would certainly have helped me to know this much earlier in my life.  I felt the same about Strengths when I learned those about 20 years ago.  🙂

    Meggin

    in reply to: When stories have very little detail #8315
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    @Richa Since you’re in the certification program, reach out to Audrey or on the help desk about this.  And now that I’m certified, I’m purchasing assessments (e.g., 5 or 10 at a time) and then having my clients take the assessment and then we do an Impact session.  For my regular clients, they are getting this as a special bonus 🙂  But soon, I will be offering this to others but wanted to get all my coaching clients squared away first 🙂  THEY LOVE IT!

    Meggin

    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Update:  I just got off the Impact session with my client – and the very last thing she asked me, “How old would my son need to be to take this?”  I shared my screen and showed her where I had asked this question this morning.  We could not stop laughing.  And I told her as soon as I found out the answer, I’d let her know.

    🙂

    Meggin

    meggin.mcintosh
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    Hi @Kevin,

    Sorry I haven’t been in here lately and hadn’t seen your question.  I don’t have an answer, but it feels “off” to me, but I’m hardly the expert.  I would want to inquire more on this with the person.  Although it may give some indications of how they see themselves.

    Really interesting question and I look forward to hearing how you handled this and also what the others think.

    Meggin

    in reply to: Meggin McIntosh, Intro #7369
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    As of today, I have now done 10 Motivation Code Impact sessions and it’s as we learned in the videos, it starts getting clearer and “easier” at about 10 and even clearer and easier at 25.  It will be a while ’til I get to 25 but I’m moving along pretty well 6 weeks in (well, 10 weeks counting when I started my certification).  BUT, it still takes me a very long time to prepare, but that’s OK.  These are my coaching clients and I want to really understand them and their MCode and keep deepening my own learning.

    Meggin

    in reply to: Question about Serve – not sure what this sentence means #7320
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Hi @Christina,

    And I saw your answer the day you posted it but hadn’t had a chance to get back to you.  Thank you and yes, that makes sense.  That is what I was *thinking* it meant but wasn’t sure.  Since this particular client is a professor and is serving (DEFINITELY SERVING!) in the role of an associate department chair – which would be hard enough anyway, but her department chair is out trying to deal with his cancer and she is one of the only tenured faculty members in this department and she has Serve in her top Motivations, she is definitely finding that the possibilities for her to serve keep evolving…

    Thanks for your help here!

    Meggin

    meggin.mcintosh
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    Hi @Gordon!  Nice to meet you!  I will connect on Linkedin!

    Looking forward to learning together 🙂

    Meggin

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    in reply to: Spark or Activator (vs. Trigger)? #7119
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Thanks @Joshua – that is helpful.  I’ll test out with the 3 people I have coming up.  The concept is what I want them to get 🙂  So powerful!

    Meggin

    in reply to: Meggin McIntosh, Intro #7034
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Thanks @Tom.  Nice to meet you here!  I’m sure I’ll see you soon in the upcoming classes 🙂

    Meggin

    in reply to: Looking To Get Started And Plugged In #6810
    meggin.mcintosh
    Participant

    Hi @Christopher!  Nice to meet you here!  I look forward to seeing you soon in some of the classes.  Although I’m newly certified in MCode, I’m not well-versed like you are since you already have been using MCORE.  I’m an executive coach for academics and non-profit EDs and am having a BLAST with this in supporting them.

    See you soon!

    Meggin

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