In 2009 Marie Forleo founded Marie Forleo International, a business consulting company with a heavy focus on building the strengths of women and their entrepreneurial skills. Men are also participants in programs offered through Marie Forleo International. Separately, Marie Forleo launched B-School, a highly successful online entrepreneurial training program that lets students take the leap to launch their own business, or take an existing business to its next level of success.
Marie Forleo’s work has been recognized by mentors like Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson as a thought leader for the next generation. Inc 500 listed her company in their list of top 500 entrepreneurs.
In her interview with Inc., Marie Forleo explains part of her philosophy:
“Every relationship that has helped me is the result of a from-the-heart, honest connection with someone I know and like,” says Forleo. “That’s where all the good things in life come from.”
According to Inc. “Numerous books and studies have demonstrated that collaborative leadership is ascendant, which makes expanding and deepening relationships a critical skill.”
If you’re not familiar with Marie Forleo, sign up for her Q&A Tuesdays. Every week a new video is released taking a question from her audience, whether part of her B-School program or simply a subscriber. Forleo and her time put together a response that goes over and beyond a simply worded reply. Keep an eye out for great video wit and fun when answering the serious questions about risk when setting out on your own entrepreneurial venture.