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Movers and Shakers Interview with Marlena Cole



Marlena Cole

Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

Marlena Cole, I am a Certified Life Coach. I help an ambitious single get what they want out of work, life, and relationships.


What exactly does your company do?

What I really do as a life coach is to help successful women find their personal power, heal, and live at the highest level of their authentic self.

What most people don’t know about successful women is that she struggles to say no.

She is strong and independent and battles daily with not feeling good enough.

She is constantly working to prove herself, which is exhausting and destructive to her confidence and self of worth.

She is usually the one helping to fix problems for her friends and family.

She is burnt out, alone, and not feeling completely satisfied with her life, and she wants more.

She is just not sure how to get there.

As her Personal Coach, I help her find her Personal Power, heal those things that have been pushed far down and take the right action to live a powerful and authentic life.


What were the biggest challenges you have faced, and how did you overcome them?

In business, the biggest challenge I faced with limiting beliefs about growing my practice.

It is true when they say entrepreneurship is 90% mindset and 10% execution.

Being aware and knowing how to overcome your limiting beliefs and fears is the key to success not only in business but in life.

Although I am a coach, it’s hard to see our own blind spots.

Knowing how important mindset is, I got a business coach who also understood and could coach me around my mindset as well as how to grow my practice.


What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?

Believe in yourself. Be patient with yourself, and work every day towards your plan.

It is a true test of your faith.

Be willing to pivot and keep refining your business idea until you are able to produce the results that you desire on a consistent basis.

Starting your own business is not like a 9-5 job where you do the work and reap the benefits at the end of the project or the end of the pay week.

You put in a lot of time and effort, and you may or may not see the results right away.

It can be discouraging, but if you don’t give up and set the right expectations, you will begin to reap the benefits and then some.


Who are your biggest influences and people you admire, and why?

Wow, there are so many…

I would say the late Dr. Myles Munroe is teachings on faith, business, and leadership that keeps me going.

I have had some great coaches and mentors, Ramit Setha, Jennifer Kem, Carla Williams of Carla Communications, Lisa Nichols, and now I am working with Billy Gene Is Marketing and learning how to do advertisements.

I have to say that I have been extremely blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with people who are making it happen for themselves and other entrepreneurship.


None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?

Again, I am blessed to have some great people on my team.

The first person that comes to mind is my husband. His support and even his critique of me has been one of my main motivators for giving it all I have. I don’t want to disappoint him.

My personal coach and friend, Coach Shaquan she is always there helping me check what I believe. Her signature program #checkyourbs#(Belief System)

My Sister/Friend, who is my biggest cheerleader.

My daughter and my son are why I do what I do because I know they are always watching to see what I am doing, and I love being their role model of what success looks like.

I know that this is part of my purpose and my destiny, and I want to die empty because I poured out all the treasures that are inside of me to help others live in their purpose and power.


What do you see as your greatest success in life?

My daughter.

I had her when I was 20 years old. I Raised her as a young single mother.

Together her and I bet all the odds!

Now she is an amazing young woman and making big, bold leaps in her own life, and she is my greatest advocate, motivator, and success story.


How can people follow your journey? Please list your social media URLs

The best place to find me is on LinkedIn.


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