The Story: “Why I walked away from a chain of successful schools to create SKILLZ Connect.”
Melody Shuman's Inspiring Tale
My name is Melody Shuman, and I created SKILLZ Connect. Years ago, I ran a successful chain of martial arts schools. I had tons of students. My schools were an integral part of the community.
I was living the dream… right? Wrong!
On paper my life was perfect. But in reality, my school was driving me CRAZY. I was a slave to it. My life revolved around it. I had no personal time, freedom, or even the chance to enjoy the money I was making.
So I made a difficult choice. I walked away from my schools. Wiped my hands clean of 'em. But my story doesn’t stop there. See, my passion in life is teaching martial arts. But I hated the business side of things. It’s what bogged me down… creating schedules, doing sales, marketing my programs, training staff, getting staff to stay happy and on board…
If I could just have a room full of students show up willing and eager to learn – I’d be set for life.
That’s why I did this:
First, I realized there was no way around the business side of things. Instead, I accepted that maybe I was just doing things the WRONG way. Second, after accepting this, I got to work RE-INVENTING these parts of the businesss.
I identified EVERY one of my frustrations – and created a simple, easy, rational solution. Here’s what happened:
- Suddenly I was NOT a slave to my school. I had more free time than ever.
- My classes were EASY and FUN to teach. No more chaos and confusion.
- My profitability went UP like crazy.
- I hired new staff, and in the first 2 years NONE of them took as much as a sick day. They fell in LOVE with my school and my way of doing things. You couldn’t get them to quit if you tried.
That’s when SKILLZ Connect was born.
After teaching what I’ve discovered to hundreds of school owners worldwide, I went to work creating a done-for-you system that you could just pick up and follow. It covers all of the problems most schools face with kids, and gives you a simple solution that WORKS.
Not only that – you can always access everything right from your computer or tablet. So take your time reading all about it and exploring our website.
And if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to my team and me. We’re here to help.