I’m Ana Melikian, the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast and the Director of Education for the Book Yourself Solid® School of Coach Training.
I love to help service based businesses grow.
I have a soft-spot in my heart for self-employed professionals who are great at what they do, yet hate to market and sell.
I do my best work with people who are purpose-driven, creative, self-aware, lifelong learners, and determined to walk their talk.
I also passionate about speaking to organizations who know how important it is to foster a culture of personal growth.
I was born in Portugal, and lived in Europe until 2003. While there, I spent much of my time in academia where I received two masters in psychotherapy (in Spain), a PhD in Psychology (in England), lectured at a Private University (in Portugal), and traveled to conferences and workshops every opportunity I had.
As you can see I love to travel, and on one of my trips to the United States, I met my life partner.
That is the main reason I picked Phoenix, Arizona as my home, where I live now with my husband James and daughter Isabella.
My experience in academia taught me how to teach people effectively with metaphors and images. This helps me explain complex concepts in a simple and understandable way.
From Psychotherapy, I transitioned to Life Coaching, and decided to build an online business to create positive change.
I quickly realized that I was a needle in a haystack, and knew that if other “needles” were seen and successful, I could learn how they did it and do it myself.
So, I started to study online marketing. I learned what worked and didn’t work. I began to help others take their business online. I understood the importance of working on mindsets in order to succeed.
I then realized that I had found my passion – explore the mindset zone to expand possibilities!!!
Because I’m a lifelong learner myself, I decided to learn from the best. I enrolled to study with Michael Port, the NY Times Best Selling author and creator of Book Yourself Solid®. I also had the opportunity to work with Matthew Kimberley, the Head of the Book Yourself Solid® School of Coach Training.
Now, I’m Director of Education for the Book Yourself Solid® School of Coach Training, as well as, a Board Certified Coach (BCC), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC) – what can I say, I come from academia and love to learn new stuff in order to help my clients. You may call me a “collector” of certifications.
I’m also the creator and host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast that is featured in The Huffington Post “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life’s Big Questions,” and during its launch, reached #1 in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy in Business, Management & Marketing, Health, Self-Help, Education, and Training.
Call me at 480-648-0656 or email me at Ana@AnaMelikian.com