This February, all month long, we’re honouring the work of 28 inspiring leaders. Women who are drawing upon and celebrating their culture while making a lasting difference in their community using their gifts. From authors and teachers, CEOs to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit directors, artists, and more, these women are changing the face of leadership.

These are truly women to watch and veza community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Michela Quilici of MQ Consulting and Business Training, Inc.

Michela Quilici is an International business growth and marketing expert: “Business Navigator” is her middle name. She works with coaches, consultants, and service professionals who often find themselves spinning their wheels without direction or a plan for knowing what to do and how to do it, in order to help them authentically market and strategically grow their business with purpose and confidence.

With a relentless passion for helping people be seen and heard, she navigates mission-driven business owners to get focused on the right marketing and business development activities to gain more exposure, magnetize qualified buyers, and double revenues with much less effort.

Despite her successful business career, she has been on a life-long journey of personal growth, which has allowed her to overcome deep emotional and psychological traumas related to not having a voice and not being seen. Her spiritual awareness has helped her transmute these things into ongoing strengths. She even integrates some of the principles she learned from her professional flamenco dance training into her work.

She continues to call herself forward to further step into her voice, create her success and succeed against any odds, and her purpose is to inspire others to do the same. Over the past 17 years she has coached and consulted hundreds of entrepreneurially minded companies, globally, from start-up to $20+ million, to take business owners and their business to the next level of excellence.

Michela describes herself as being fiercely determined to succeed against any odds, and passionate about her own personal psycho-spiritual work. She is a deep listener who uses full presence and authenticity to ignite transformative personal and professional growth, and a highly sensitive empath who uses awareness and authentic leadership to help people bridge the gap to their next level of success.

Michela is a superpower in business diagnostics and has the type of “eagle eye” that helps business owners distinguish symptoms from underlying issues and pinpoint results-focused solutions. She is gifted at seeing the bigger picture, while simultaneously building detailed roadmaps to help clients achieve results.

So tell us, Michela:  What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?

The opportunity to be a better person than I was yesterday.

How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?

I strive to ignite people into their own awareness, to mirror possibilities for them, and inspire them to step into their authentic selves to be seen, be heard, and be valued.

What is one change you’d like to see in the world?

It is too easy to get caught up in the next shiny object or the hype of what the mainstream is thinking; what they are doing and how they are acting. Following the masses and giving up your authority to other people (dogma and technology) is a fast track to mediocrity and the end of innovation.

I believe that what the world needs is less tolerance for the current state of affairs and more authentic leadership, in order to make a positive contribution to move the human race forward in the right direction. Be seen, your presence matters. Be heard, your words matter. Speak the truth: the world requires it.

Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?

To step into my true self and inspire others to do the same. I strive to do this every single day. I believe the biggest contribution that a human being can make is to step into their authentic self; to wake up and heal themselves from the conditioning and storyline of human suffering.

If we as human beings can learn to firstly lead ourselves, and then become more of who we are, we can create success for ourselves in all areas of life. In so doing, we give others permission to do the same.

That is how this planet will evolve.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Michela! Learn more about her work and stay connected via Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichelaQulici, Twitter: @MichelaQuilici , LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michelaquilici, Instagram: @michelaquilici, and YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGlEM6Rxacko_cGaWx6b2Q

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