415: The world of work improves when we include and support women’s voices and leadership with guest expert Beate Chelette

Beate Chelette, author of Happy Woman Happy World

Bill Ringle and Beatte Chelette discuss insider perspectives on how to create a work culture that is genuinely collaborative and inclusive for female and male small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.

Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Position yourself to succeed with your peers instead of wanting only you, and you alone, to succeed.
  2. Know your price and the number needs to be the number where you don’t have to work anymore; that way, you’d know when it’s time to sell.
  3. When somebody tries to throw you off your game through their words or actions, you have the option not to let that land.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Beate proudly recalls her father who taught her that every person in the company, from the janitor to the top executives is vital to making a culture work. This is a lesson she carried throughout her life. [01:27]
  • With $135,000 debt, a teenager she raised alone, and a lawsuit with a former employee, Beate’s resiliency was the fuel that kept her running. [03:32]
  • How do we know when it’s time to sell? Beate highlights the importance of knowing your price and advises us to make sure it’s a figure enough that we don’t have to work anymore. [05:01]
  • Knowing her numbers, Beate found a perfect buyer in Bill Gates. [07:16]
  • A common problem in the US and many parts of the world is the gender pay gap. Beate gives her insights as for why many women are paid less and how they could address this. [10:39]
  • Mary was a client of Beate’s who, despite being a top 1% in the fabric world, was not taken seriously as a business leader. After working with Beate, Mary became more confident in positioning herself as the leader that she is. [12:24]
  • Why insecurity is ugly and a cavemen mentality that women need to shed. [16:58]
  • “You’re too emotional” is only a checkmate move if we allow it. Beate advises women getting these comments to laugh it off and carry on with business as usual. [20:24]
  • Beate recalls a former colleague and teammate Sandy who despite having a healthy and friendly relationship with her when Beate first joined the company, became embittered and resentful of her promotion. [23:12]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [30:00]

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Expert Bio

Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect and Founder of The Women’s Code and provides visionaries and leaders with strategies that grow your authority so they can scale their impact.

A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She is amongst the “Top 100 Global Thought Leaders” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by HuffPost.
Recent clients include Amazon, Reckitt (the maker of Lysol), Chevron, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Shelter Inc., Mental Health First Aid and thousands of small businesses.

Beate is the author of the #1 International Award-Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”

Contact Info and Social Media for Beate Chelette

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  • Travels from: Culver City, CA

Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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