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LEAD INTERVIEW

STEP INTO YOUR POWER a conversation with

Ali Brown N

amed the “Entrepreneurial Guru for Women” by Business News Daily, Ali Brown provides business coaching and advice to over 250,000 followers via AliBrown.com, her social media channels, and her Glambition® Radio show. During the past five years, Ali has received the honor of being: • Ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies • Named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine • Included in the Ernst & Young Class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women • A winner of the Stevie® Award for Women Helping Women • A recipient of the Commitment to Philanthropy award from the Step Up Women’s Network • Dubbed one of Forbes’ Women to Watch • Featured on the season finale of ABC’s Secret Millionaire show

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For this issue on coaching, we sat down with Ali to pick her brain for her best tips to help network marketing professionals step up their game.

How did you get started in coaching entrepreneurs? Some people start their careers off knowing exactly what they want to do and who they want to be in the world. I did not. I started following the path everyone around me was taking—going to college and getting a job. I went through about six different jobs in the six years after college, and I thought something was wrong with me. I knew I was smart—I had good grades in school—but I was unhappy at every position. I’m looking around me and going, “Really, is this it? Is this life? Nine to five, then going to the bar and discussing what’s on TV?” I felt pulled to do something greater, and I didn’t know what it was. A turning point for me was realizing that you could work for yourself. I had never thought of that.

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