In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Akeisha Johnson discuss:

  • Releasing the people and things that need to be released in your life.
  • Knowing when to charge for the amateur hobby that is getting in the way of your career.
  • Why you should have a coach (and how to identify the right coach for you).
  • Setting performance metrics and evaluating them regularly.


Key Takeaways:

  • Cancel culture does not work, but you can give people a safe space to facilitate change with the real problems in the world.
  • A life coach is different from a sales coach. All coaches are different and have specialties.
  • Coaching is for everyone. It is not just for people who have more means or a bigger title or any other. Don’t eliminate opportunities for yourself based on incorrect perceptions.
  • The more accountability you have, the more likely you will be to follow through – coaching is a great way to hold yourself accountable.


“Those metrics that you’re talking about is the difference between you actually steering the wheel and the wind blowing your boat.” —  Akeisha Johnson


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About Akeisha Johnson: Akeisha Johnson of An Inspired Story aims to transform workplace relationships by empowering business leaders to become the kind of boss other people WANT to work for. Her SafeSTTAR (Safe Space to Talk About Race) Programs provide facilitated meetings/ workshops for professionals to practice confronting and addressing DEI-related issues for the creation of impactful workplace initiatives and programs. 

Akeisha is a group coach/guide at developing executive women in designing and scaling their careers. She is a featured speaker, a corporate trainer, and a program designer who creates interactive and innovatively engaging events with and for her clients. 


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Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie


Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

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