Today we’d like to introduce you to Jody Moore.
Hi Jody, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I graduated from Utah State University in Communications and worked in corporate for about 15 years doing all sorts of things. By the end of my career, I worked as a leadership coach for the University of Phoenix and learned the power of coaching.
I loved using it to coach leaders to be more effective in the workplace and so after learning corporate I went through the Life Coach School’s coach certification program in May 2018 it was life-changing for me personally because of the application I suddenly found to my personal life.
As a mother, I had struggled for a long time with feeling fulfilled in that part of my life. It was overwhelming and I felt I was always falling short and was frustrated a lot. I loved my kids but didn’t love the job as a mother and I felt very guilty for feeling that way. The tools of coaching really shifted everything for me and I began to feel confident again. I started to feel more in control of my life and myself.
After graduating with coach certification I started a blog to help other women who might be struggling in the same way I was and people seemed to love what I was teaching. I built my coaching practice slowly but surely by serving first through the blog and then I transitioned to a podcast.
My business started as a passion project but as I learned more about online marketing and serviced-based entrepreneurship, I discovered I was very good at it and my business continued to grow. A few years in, I surpassed my husband’s corporate salary, and eventually, we made the decision that he would join me in the business so we could put all our time and efforts into this project that we both felt called to grow.
Today we have coached tens of thousands of people who have felt the same call I did in the beginning. People (a lot of women but a lot of men also) have come to realize that each of us individually is responsible for our own happiness and that when we take ownership of that, we become empowered.
We also become better at serving in any way we choose to in the world. Better parents. Better business owners. Better people. Because you can’t give away something that you don’t possess in the first place. So to create peace and love in the world we must create peace and love within ourselves first. We have a multi-million dollar business today that we feel does the most important work on the planet.
The business serves 3 populations:
1. Be Bold is a membership coaching program where anyone can pay a low monthly fee and learn the tools of coaching, get coached, ask questions, and get access to my entire library of content that teaches how to leverage your thoughts and feelings and actions to feel how you want to feel and become who you desire to become in the world.
2. Business Minded is my business coaching program where I help entrepreneurs who want to learn the tools of online business to grow to six or seven figures and beyond. I love helping other business owners serve and achieve their goals.
3. Advanced Certification in Faith-Based Coaching is like a master’s degree in coaching where I help coaches gain experience, and confidence, and refine their coaching skills.
I can’t believe I get to do what I do. It’s a dream come true.
I am best known for my podcast Better Than Happy with over 20 million downloads and last year I published a book through Faith Matters which is also called Better Than Happy and has been really well received.
I’m currently speaking at Time Out For Women through Deseret Book and am putting on a business conference in Salt Lake with some amazing women business owners this July. Exciting things happening.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Yes and no. Yes because I love what I do and I love business so learning it is exciting for me. No, because there are always challenges and failures to be had along the way.
For the first few years, I was a solopreneur so I had to learn technology, social media ads, book-keeping, and a lot of other things that are. not my strength. Also, I had to overcome a lot of self-doubts and still do. Life coaching is not considered robust enough for some people and I still encounter roadblocks because of that.
But I am my first client meaning I coach myself and I hire coaches to keep my head in a good space so I can view the struggles as part of the journey.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m well known for my podcast Better Than Happy. I am often stopped by people on the street asking if I’m that lady who does that podcast. People of all ages seem to know me best for that.
Something unusual about me is that while most people hate giving a talk and fear being asked but I love it. I love being on the stage teaching and guiding people toward their own wisdom. I believe that a skilled speaker knows how to use stories, information, and good questions to help the audience have an experience where they access their own truth.
The other thing that sets me apart from most in my industry is my faith. The life coaching community in general is a maverick industry. It attracts people who don’t want to be confined by traditional paths and so you get a lot of colorful language and attitude. As a member of the LDS faith, I bring a dynamic that is still very fun but also allows room for a spiritual aspect that, in my opinion, makes this work even more powerful.
I’m so delighted about all the other people who have come forth from my faith or their own religions to pursue coaching and help bring it to our communities. The tools are so good and they help connect the dots about HOW to live into your values.
Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
As a child, we spent a lot of time at Coeur d Alene lake in Northern Idaho. Our family would stay at the lake cabin of a family we were close with and I have so many great memories of the lake.
We swam, got too much sun, and made up silly games like fashion shows and arts and crafts. When it rained we stayed in the cabin playing games. In the evening we did bonfires on the beach, went skinny dipping in the lake, and listened to the crickets chirping all night long.
It was magical being at the lake.
- $59 a month to join Be Bold.
- Website: jodymoore.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/jodymoorecoaching
- Facebook: Facebook.com/jodymoorecoaching