NMEU 20 – John Murphy – The Online International Coach

Online international coach John Murphy talks about his business, learning and using new media, having a virtual team, and having his own podcast....

John Murphy
John Murphy is a results-oriented business coach and mentor to senior executives and CEOs. He's a great communicator with broad experience and is skilled at discussing issues that make businesses and individuals grow and thrive. John lives and works in the south of France, originally from Ireland.

Before starting his own business, John enjoyed a highly successful career in the corporate world. He began as a door-to-door life assurance salesman and culminated as the CEO of a Pan European Life Assurance Company in Ireland. John started his business, John Murphy International, in 2004, and has worked worldwide across a broad range of industries. His clients include Pfizer, State Street Bank, Vodafone and Johnson & Johnson.

[bctt tweet=”I think it is important that people hear the real you. – @jmicoaching”]

Top Quotes from John Murphy:

  • “If I'm doing a lot of my work on Skype or Facetime or GoToMeeting as we have them all now, then my clients can be, really, anywhere in the world.”
  • “It actually makes it so enjoyable because there's always something new.” [on learning new media]
  • “It's all the time growing and new things happening, and that's what makes it exciting.” [on new media]
  • “I think it is important that people hear the real you and get the real, authentic you.” [on writing your own content]
  • “The content has always got to be me.” [on what he delegates to his virtual staff]
  • “There is a way of working with a virtual team that is different from working with a traditional team.”
  • “The great thing about podcasts is that you can just have them on your iPhone and you can listen to them on the go.”
  • “It gets boring to send your own [content] out.” [on sending other people's content out]
  • “The purpose of communicating with your community is that you're helping them and you're adding value.”
  • “It doesn't really matter where I am. It doesn't really matter where I reside. As long as I've got access to internet, I can really work.”
  • “It is important for people like me to meet other experts… It's about staying on top of what's going on… and have the conversation with people who are doing thing differently and finding out what's working for them.” [on attending the New Media Europe conference]
  • “It's really going to help me develop and hone the strategy for my own business.” [on learning from the speakers at the New Media Europe conference]


Key Timestamps:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:28″] – Host Mike Russell introduces and welcomes the episode's guest, John Murphy
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:16″] – How John is using new media for his business
  • [spp-timestamp time=”02:56″] – When and what made John shift his business from being 100% offline to being an online international coach
  • [spp-timestamp time=”03:58″] – John's start at using new media
  • [spp-timestamp time=”05:01″] – On taking Cliff Ravenscraft's podcasting course and starting his own podcast
  • [spp-timestamp time=”06:21″] – John's workflow for his podcast
  • [spp-timestamp time=”07:58″] – On hiring a virtual team
  • [spp-timestamp time=”09:24″] – Top 3 blogs or podcasts that are inspiring John
  • [spp-timestamp time=”11:06″] – New media tools that John regularly uses
  • [spp-timestamp time=”12:00″] – John explains why he sends out content aside from his own
  • [spp-timestamp time=”13:08″] – On Infusionsoft
  • [spp-timestamp time=”14:17″] – John talks about being located in the South of France
  • [spp-timestamp time=”16:26″] – What made John decide to come to the New Media Europe conference
  • [spp-timestamp time=”17:50″] – People that John are looking forward to meeting at the New Media Europe conference
  • [spp-timestamp time=”19:00″] -Where to find John online
  • [spp-timestamp time=”19:28″] – John's favorite social networks
  • [spp-timestamp time=”19:59″] – Mike thanks John and wraps up the episode

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Stay tuned…

In our next episode, Mike talks to an online solicitor, Alison Colley! Get a discounted registration to the New Media Europe conference in  September… just listen to the end of the episode.

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Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.