ll archives: B-School's Marie Forleo
Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and by Forbes.com as one of the Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs, Marie Forleo's mission is to help women entrepreneurs realize our greatest potential and use our gifts to change the world. She’s the creator of the award-winning show MarieTV, founder of B-School and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, among others. Through her Change Your Life, Change The World® initiative, each for profit training program is tied to a non-profit partner who supports women, education, the environment and entrepreneurship. We are so proud to present Marie Forleo as a ladypreneur we love!
Current location: New York City and Sag Harbor, NY (I bounce between the city and nature as much as possible)
Where are you from? New Jersey - I grew up in Brick Township right on the Jersey Shore
Education: Seton Hall University
Business & Formal Title: CEO, Marie Forleo International, Inc.
What is B-School and how did it come to be? B-School is an 8 week, interactive video-based training program that teaches smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence. It turns your business into a force for good that fuels higher profits and your higher purpose.
I saw a huge gap in the market for modern entrepreneurial training that taught marketing from a place of compassion, generosity, and heart-based service vs. manipulation.
What did you do before? That’s a loaded question! I’ve worked on Wall Street, was an assistant fashion editor, built a life coaching practice, was a fitness personality and created four dance fitness DVDs, bartender, strip-tease dancer, Nike Elite Athlete and Master Trainer, and wrote a bestselling dating book that’s now in 13 languages.
What did you think you’d be doing now whenever you were 10? At 10 I was multipassionate. I loved dancing, speaking, fine art and making silly infomercials. Not hard to see the progression.
Is B-School your dream job? If not, what else is in the works? B-School is just one beautiful piece of the whole brand. We have our award-winning weekly show MarieTV, our philanthropic projects (Schools being built in Laos, Ghana, and Guatemala) and loads of other projects in the pipeline including my next book and new digital learning programs.
Are you involved in any side hustles, ladypreneur collabs or baby projects? Tell us about them. See above, that keeps us really busy :)
What does your daily routine consist of? Green juice, meditation, workout, and then a whole lotta hustle. Sometimes that’s writing, other times filming, other times meetings, no two days are ever the same and they are all filled with a lot of activities!
How do you balance work and life and is that actually even possible? I don’t care about “balance” per se, I care about living my life the way I want to live it. To that end, I spend my time on what’s truly important -- love, fun, creation, friends, travel, and family.
You have to do it and you hate it – what is your least favorite task to do at B-School? I truly don’t hate any part of what I do. I’ve built an incredible team and we’ve all trained ourselves to bring so much passion and fun to everything we touch.
Top 5 favorite cities: New York, Florence, and Barcelona. Small towns: Sag Harbor and Pienza.
Red, White or Sparkling: All.
Words to live by: Everything is figureoutable.
On being a woman entrepreneur: Excited and grateful everyday.