I had the pleasure of interviewing Labeaud Colbert who is changing the way entrepreneurs view business and marketing. She’s reached thousands with her messages of marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. Labeaud’s distinctive point of view is a direct result of a life filled with harrowing challenges which has produced present day triumph.
Since 2006, Labeaud has been a sought after thought leader. Formerly a Faith Based Therapist and syndicated writer, Labeaud is also the author of thirteen self-help books and counting. As an international mentor to young professionals, she has made her mark assisting young adults to identify and pursue their life’s purpose.
Finally, through her popular podcast show “Labeaud’s Life Lessons”, Labeaud guides listeners on how to overcome obstacles in a series of enlightening episodes while doubling as a marketing consultant and CEO of Labeaud LLC, a remote staffing service. Noted for her quick wit and enlightening oratory, Labeaud is an instructive persuasive counselor to allies.
Thank you so much for joining us!
What motivated you to launch your startup?
I’m passionate about serving disenfranchised groups of people, especially women with a dream. I saw a lack of capital in urban start up communities. My background with representing agencies and large brands aided me in advising many while meeting marketing needs for a reasonable price. This was one of the ways I liked paying it forward.
What is it that excites you about what you’re building?
I love agile consulting. Aside from that, building up departments is what I care about most. So whatever I’m doing, I’m always looking forward to the phase of implementing strategies to support the team and vision.
What has been your biggest challenge when growing your startup?
I used to think a lack of capital was my biggest challenge. Now that I’m a few years out, I can see that my major challenge was impatience. I can not get the time back I wasted worrying about things that didn’t matter.
What are your future plans for your startup?
I plan on mastering procurement, slowly expanding and spending most of my time consulting with fortune 500 companies. This is just the foundation and vehicle for making social impact.
If you had to share, “words of wisdom,” with a Founder who’s about to start their own startup, what would they be?
Stay patient and optimistic. Pivots can go far left and almost appear hopeless. It doesn’t mean that your self worth should take a dive right along with your emotions. Some ideas are great for a moment but won’t be great for every situation. You should stay forward thinking while continuously learning new things in anticipation of those changes.