6 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder
Maggie Colette is founder of Think Like A Boss, and one of the world’s leading, self-taught Instagram® strategists and coaches, counting Khloe Kardashian as a superfan. Her mission is to empower women everywhere to follow their dreams and develop out of this world self-belief, but it wasn’t always this way. A former Senior Audit Manager in private banking, half-Peruvian Maggie was at the top of her game and from the outside looked like she had it all – travelling around the world business class, £150k a year salary, parties and mixing with some of the world’s wealthiest people. But the reality was a different story.
Maggie was in fact so exhausted from the endless pressure, travel and toxic, male dominated industry that she received a stark warning from a Doctor after passing out on a plane en route to Mexico – quit now or have a heart attack before turning 35. Choosing her health over wealth, Maggie left banking and turned to her travel blogging passion. She travelled Asia for three months before pivoting into the entrepreneurial world of online coaching. Three years on and she is the go-to global independent Instagram® strategist for some of the world’s most successful female coaches, and runs her own in-demand coaching business, Think Like A Boss. After years spent working all hours – she was overseas for 280 days out of the first 365 she was newly married! – Maggie now helps other women to monetise their social media, develop unshakeable self belief and set strong boundaries. She is on a one-woman mission to empower them to create a life they love, that loves them right back, and to take their place in history as the generation that can, and do, achieve anything.
What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own business?
Someone, somewhere needs what you have to offer. Whether you’re amazing at art or you’re great with numbers. People need your skills and your service, EVEN if to you, it’s the craziest idea in the world.
Follow your heart take a leap of faith and chase after your dreams, otherwise you’ll never know what could have been.
What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?
- Stay in your own lane. Get so obsessed with your mission and your vision that you have no time to scope out what other people are doing.
- If it doesn’t align with who you are and what you stand for. Don’t do it. Alignment is everything when it comes to making the right kind of impact and reaping the rewards.
- Routine and structure are your best friends.
- Don’t take advice from people who aren’t in your industry and who haven’t achieved the levels of success you’re striving for.
- Work on your mindset and money mindset every single day.
Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?
Katie Piper – the English writer, activist and television presenter who suffered from a horrific acid attack from an ex-boyfriend in March 2008. I think she’s amazing – to be where she is now and to have had the inner strength and resilience to get through everything she’s been through, despite her trauma’s. Wow.
Oprah – my biggest girl crush by far.
Alli Webb – the founder of DryBar – I love her story, I love her salons and I love her ethos of turning what she loved most in a raving business.
Michelle Obama – the fact that a college counsellor told her she wasn’t Princeton material but she applied anyway is one of many reasons why I love Michelle. Ignore the naysayers and do it anyway.
Stephanie Germanotta (Lady Gaga) – when she won an Oscar in 2019 she cemented her badass status even more. Never let anyone ell you that you’re too much or not enough. You’re perfect as you are.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
(it’s one of my own quotes) – Just know that you can start late, fail a million times and still succeed. – Maggie Colette
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