Better Than Before Episode 123: Ana Melikian on Cultivating Growth Mindsets


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode of Better Than Before, Tony Richards interviews Ana Melikian, CEO of AMAZE Coaching, on how our mindsets determine the way we see the world.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses business news with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better than Before

03:30 – Unfortunate News for Travelers

07:00 – News in Major Brands

Segment 2: Ana Melikian, CEO of AMAZE Coaching, joins us as this week’s guest.

18:00 – Guest Background

21:30 – Two Mindsets

28:00 – Examples of Fixed and Growth Mindsets

31:00 – Developing the Growth Mindset

37:00 – Tony’s Lighting Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Tony Richards celebrates The Eagles in this week’s leadership lesson.

41:00 – The Eagles’ History

47:00 – Meaning within the Lyrics

48:00 – Take It Easy

We have an incredible power between our two ears. Most of the time, we are not tapping into the full power we have there. - @AnaMelikian #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Ana Melikian, Ph.D., BCC, CEO of AMAZE Coaching and host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast that was featured in The Huffington Post “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life’s Big Questions.” Ana Melikian is originally from Portugal, and before she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, she lived in England, and Spain, where she completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and two Master programs. She started her online coaching business in 2010, became an Elite-Level Book Yourself Solid® Certified Coach in 2013 and now specializes in helping business owners implement their BIG vision.

Resources Mentioned

The Self-Esteem Workshop
Anna Melikian’s Website


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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