Exclusive Interview With Highly Trained Coach And Hypnotherapist Ryan Montis

Restful Mind Exclusive Interview with Hypnotherapist Ryan M. Montis.

Ryan M. Montis is a full-time entrepreneur since 2019 and a highly trained coach who inspires and trains numerous coaches, entrepreneurs, and leaders to attract new clients and serve them in the most effective way possible. With over 15 years of dedicated study in personal-development and self-improvement, Ryan is an expert in unlocking full potential.

He offers immersive training sessions in personal and professional development that help unlock the potential of the subconscious mind to enable coaches to serve clients at a higher level. By reprogramming their mind, participants are empowered to maximize abundance in both success and quality of life. 

Ryan M. Montis is a 4x Board-Certified Hypnotherapist and Trainer of Hypnosis, Coaching, NLP, and TimeLine Therapy™️ Techniques

An exclusive interview with hypnotherapist and coach Ryan M. Montis, by Maura ten Hoopen founder of Restful Mind
Photo by Alanna Banks

You were a private investigator and a Canadian soldier. How did you become a coach? What did that journey look like?

I always knew that I wanted to have my own company and help other people. When I left the military, I thought I was going to start my own paralegal business. So, I went to school for that and got my certification. At that point, I’d been studying coaching, hypnosis, the subconscious mind, and NLP for a really long time, for personal interest. Before I would start my company, I wanted to take more training in hypnosis and NLP. I did a very intense 7-day training. It was magical and transformative and it really changed my life and view on the world. I decided that I would carry on with training in coaching and subconscious mind work.

So that’s where the shift was, at that moment I became enthusiastic about personal development as a business, monetizing it and helping other people.

What inspired you to coach other coaches with their social media?

I started my business teaching NLP, coaching, and hypnosis, to new coaches and things really took off. At some point, my audience evolved, into certified coaches who were already seeing clients. So, the next hurdle for them was growing their business and attracting more clients. The way that I’ve done that was through social media and I’ve been very successful with it. Moving into the 3rd year of my business, people were noticing that. It got to a point where I was getting more requests about social media and marketing than I was getting requests about how to coach people. Because it’s something that I’d been successful with and I enjoyed it, it was a natural and easy pivot.

How did you learn so much about social media strategies?

By doing it and gaining experience. When I started my business, I had not embraced social media in my life until then. I knew if I’m going to be running a business I’ve got to get into social media to be discoverable online. I’ve learned about neurolinguistic programming and the impact that our internal beliefs have on the results that we get in life. So, looking back now it’s very clear that the reason I was able to grow and thrive on social media is because I wasn’t limited by my beliefs. Many entrepreneurs who shift from social media for personal use, to using it for business, bring a ton of limiting beliefs and unconscious fears. That’s the thing that inhibits their success on social media. I didn’t have many of those limitations, because of my intensive coaching training and therefore my reality reflected that. 

What would your advice be to someone who is starting as a coach?

There are three steps that I would recommend. The first one is figuring out what internal resistance you have to get the result. Are you afraid of being seen online? Are you afraid that your family and relatives think? Find out what those internal resistances are and clean them up. Step two is to decide on a goal, for where you’re taking this journey. What is it going to look like when things are going well? Orient to that. The last step is to take action. A lot of entrepreneurs get stuck in this pattern of procrastination. They keep learning and consuming books instead of taking meaningful action that will draw clients to them. Always take action and find out what works rather than waiting to know for certain.

You’ve written a book called: 'The One Sentence Coaching Course'. Can you share what the book is about and why people should read it?

It’s a very short and easy-to-read book. The book is about demystifying coaching. One of the things that hold new coaches and hypnotists back is limiting beliefs. The thesis of the book is to remind people that human beings have been helping human beings do things way longer than the coaching industry. Guiding people to do something that you’ve already done or that you have a different perspective on. When we allow coaching to be that simple and break it down into its fundamental pieces it makes it easier and more accessible. People from 12 different countries from all over the world bought it and it has gotten really good reviews, I’m very excited about that.

An exclusive interview with hypnotherapist and coach Ryan M. Montis, by Maura ten Hoopen founder of Restful Mind
Photo by Alanna Banks

Who or what inspires you in your business and why?

There are a lot of people that have inspired me. The first successful entrepreneurs that I’ve known were my parents. which meant I had exposure to the difficulties and the freedom of entrepreneurship. I’ve been lucky to have a lot of good mentors. There’s far too many to name, but all the big names in NLP like Tad James and Richard Bandler.

What was the biggest setback in your coaching business and how did you overcome it?

The biggest setback was when I started my company in late 2019, running trainings in conference rooms locally in the city that I was in. And then in March 2020, the pandemic started, and it became impossible to continue. That was a huge surprise. I don’t know if I would call it a setback, because I approached it with the attitude of, well, I’m not going to let this stop me. It pushed me to find ways to do things online that previously I had only done in person. That was the biggest challenge, but it did work out in the end.

What has brought you the most success so far?

Before I had my own business, I would hear people say: “Become an entrepreneur, you can make as much money in a month as you used to make in a year”. And eventually, that started happening. There have been a lot of cool triumphs like that. Last year I was able to take three months off to do a coaching program for personal purposes, and that’s a big deal. There are not a lot of people in the world who can honestly say I can take a quarter of the year off and invest in myself. It’s such a privilege. That sticks out as a highlight for me.

How important is personal development for you and do you practice it?

Yes, 100%, always learning, always trying to grow. The biggest cost of business for me is coaching for myself. I’m pretty much always working with mentors, often attending conferences or training, so that I can better serve my clients and to better my own quality of life. I’m working with a coach right now to implement some new things in my business. My belief is, if you’re not growing, you’re shrinking, and I don’t want to do that.

You also have a podcast called: 'No Excuses Coaching Podcast'. What is it about?

It’s hosted by myself and my friend and colleague Alanna Banks, all about coaching, the coaching industry, and being successful as a coach. Like a lot of things I started in my business, it seemed like a fun idea when Alanna told me she was starting a podcast and asked me to join. We’ve done about 80 episodes of sharing knowledge and laughs. We’ve been getting overwhelmingly positive feedback from our listeners, people should listen to it.

What’s the next exciting thing you’ll be doing?

I have a membership that is relatively new, it launched in May 2023. It’s for coaches, hypnotists, and NLP practitioners, to better their social media presence. It’s my first low-ticket offer since I started my business for people to learn from me and be coached by me. It’s called the ‘Simple Social Sanctuary‘. Beyond that, I always had the idea of doing a retreat somewhere in the world where I’ll invite people to have a transformative experience. It’s still in the development phase.

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Interview by Maura ten Hoopen Composer & Founder of Restful Mind || Royalty Free Relaxing Music

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