We all have people who inspire us. Whether it is in business or in general, I feel it is important to have people both we know personally and impersonally who inspire and influence us to be the best we can be, build the business or empire they strive to build and live their best life.
Here are My Top 5 Influential Entrepreneurs:
Cara Alwill Leyba- Life & Wellness Coach
I personally have called upon her for advice and guidance on my journey into the coaching business. She was the person who directed me towards the World Coach Institute which allowed me to met so many amazing people and gain the knowledge i have needed to become a certified life and wellness coach. Cara herself is a master life coach, best selling author and the creator of The Champagne Diet blog. She is self published, was raised by a single mother, follows no one else’s rules, has heart tattoos on her sleeves and rocks pink hair. I think she is amazing, represents empowerment, personal development and growth.
Check out her website www.caraalwillleyba.com
I cannot speak about influential entrepreneurs without mentioning the amazing and wonderful Oprah Winfrey. Growing up as a black child, there were not many positive female role models to look up to in business but there was Oprah. She is one of the riches women in the United States, worth 2.6 billions dollars and is self made. She did not grow up rich or had the best childhood, but has chosen to use her past experiences to drive her success and has allowed her to create a business and brand that is continuously growing and inspiring other women. She is also a multi-passionate entrepreneur which I can appreciate and relate to as I have various interests and want to build a business empire.
Some people may not like her personally, what she does business wise but Kim Kardashian does deserve respect for her business savvy and the business empire she has grown and is continuing to grow. She has grown a business empire which includes a reality tv show, make up line, fragrances, video game and much more from being a celebrity stylist and having a sex tape released. I have even more respect and admiration for her as she has provided business opportunities for her entire family and they have collaborated with each other. The Kardashian-Jenners are a family that makes money together as well they are all multi passionate and this is amazing. Kim Kashdashian is worth a value of 350 million dollars. That’s inspiring.
Madame C.J. Walker
I cannot speak about influential people to me without mentioning Madam C.J Walker. She was considered one of the first female self made women in America as well as one of the most successful women and African American business owners. She built her business empire by developing and marketing a beauty and hair care line for black women. She is considered to be one of the first black millionaires. She built a success business and achieved success during a period of time when black people in general. She is known as a philanthropist and a political, and social activist.
Spectacular Smith is someone I have known as a singer in the group, Pretty Ricky. But he is so much more than that, he is an entrepreneur and author as well. He is the founder and CEO of Adwizar Inc, which is a company that manages and monetizes social media accounts. He created his company after his music group broke up and how can you not respect that. He started out my by experimenting on the Pretty Ricky Facebook page and within a year he was able to find a system for gaining and monetizing followers. This is absolutely amazing. In 2018, Black Enterprise named him one of the 5 most influential entrepreneurs at the intersection of music and tech.
Who do find influential and why? It is important to find influential entrepreneurs to inspire you and your goals. They can give you inspiration, motivation as well as guidance on your entrepreneurial journey.
Leave a comment with one entrepreneur who inspires you and why!!!