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an alternative to traditional nail salons with Chinelo Fleary

Watch Season 2 Episode 30 with Chinelo Fleary

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We’re delighted to welcome Chinelo Fleary, an entrepreneur who turned an innovative idea into a flourishing business. Chinelo is the proud founder of Ma’at, a brand dedicated to creating vegan and CBD-infused nail polish. Her entrepreneurial journey began when she realized the need for a healthier, more accessible alternative to traditional nail salons and the chemical-laden polishes they typically use. Chinelo’s commitment to creating a visually appealing and health-conscious product has led her to challenge the status quo in the beauty industry.

With a background in teaching, Chinelo seized the unexpected opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic to explore her passions and skill sets more fully. Despite self-doubt and numerous challenges, she remained steadfast in her mission to create a nail polish line that aligns with her values. Chinelo’s story is a testament to the power of persistence, conscious decision-making, and the importance of representation in the beauty industry.

Chinelo Fleary’s Discussion Highlights:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic became an unexpected catalyst for her to pursue her entrepreneurial dream and launch her unique nail polish brand.
  • The challenges she faced in starting her business, including self-doubt and the struggle to align her vision with her business partner.
  • The importance of representation in the beauty industry and her focus on creating a product that resonates with her values.
  • Her experience with social media and how she managed to navigate it to effectively promote her business, despite not being naturally inclined towards it.

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.


On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships