Michela Quilici, Your Business Navigator
My vision is to inspire one million women in business to own their voice and spread their message, so they can be seen & heard, make an impact, and transform the lives of their clients, communities and the world.
My mission is to help empower business owners and leaders to firstly, lead themselves, then to become more of who they are, so they can create success for themselves in all areas of life.
In my work and in my life, I am driven by my core values of growth, leadership, purpose, freedom, and authenticity.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can help you adjust your sails, to always reach your destination.”
Grow your business with purpose
I am a skilled business growth and award-winning marketing expert who helps service-based entrepreneurs and small business owners like you, to grow your business strategically, market yourself authentically, and create better and faster results than if you were to do it alone. I provide you with a proven business-building roadmap and a compass to help you successfully navigate from where you are now to where you want to go, with greater clarity in purpose, direction and action. While simultaneously supporting you to translate your uniqueness in a compelling way so you can stand in your value, be seen, be heard and influence your audience.
When you work with me, you will immediately feel that I create a safe space for you to take off your super(wo)man cape and show up as yourself, so we can have real conversations about what’s holding you back from stepping into the best version of yourself. You will also experience my deep listening, full presence and authenticity, which ignites transformative personal and professional growth, as I call you forward to step out of the background and into the spotlight to create a life and business you love, on purpose – while staying true to who you are.
Bridging the gap to your next level of success
I utilize my unique sensitivities and key abilities of awareness, facilitation and authentic leadership to help you bridge the gap to your next level of success. I have 19 years of business training and real world experience working with some of Canada’s fastest growing entrepreneurially-minded companies; from start-up to $20M + and have contributed to guiding businesses in their overall direction, developed and supported the implementation of winning marketing and sales conversion strategies, resulting in exponential revenue growth and increased client acquisition year-over-year.
As a successful entrepreneur, I have worked with hundreds of business owners to help them get focused on the marketing and business development activities that impact their bottom line and generate results. I use a proven roadmap to guide you to build a profitable and sustainable business. My specialty is fast-tracking start-ups to 6-figures, and guiding 6-figures to 7-figures, with an expertise in various business models.
Your proven roadmap
Let my experience, wisdom and deep insight be your guide. You will appreciate how my ‘eagle eyes’ and crazy superpower in business diagnostics will help you distinguish the symptoms from the underlying issues, and pinpoint results-focused solutions. I have been told that I have a gift for seeing the bigger picture, focusing my clients on the most effective actionable next steps toward their business goals. And my capabilities as a strategic powerhouse can help you reverse engineer exactly what you need to do, in order to take your business from where it is now to where you want it to go. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. If you’re stuck, I know the way out. I will help you change your focus, so you get results much faster.
Succeeding against the odds
I walk the talk, because I’ve been there, personally. I have multiple successful businesses and had one colossal failure. I have received industry-recognition for my strategies and performance-based awards for my actions, and I’ve overcome some serious personal challenges to succeed against the odds. I have some wildly successful teachers and crazy smart mentors who give me access to the success secrets of multi-millionaires. I have made tons of mistakes, and invested tens-of-thousands of dollars on training and coaching to learn from the best. I have personally walked through the trenches of most business scenarios from start up to exit, from bootstrapping it to being well funded, from family-business to Corporate, from brick-and-mortar to online, and more.
Re-inventing the wheel is costly and not knowing the steps can be scary and quite honestly, risky. My work is rooted in business building fundamentals (taught in business school) including business strategy, marketing, sales and systems, plus coaching, psychology, spirituality, metaphysics and my life-long journey of personal growth (which has allowed me to overcome deep emotional and psychological traumas and to gain the spiritual awareness to help me transmute these things into ongoing strengths). I even integrate some of the principles I learned from my professional flamenco dance training into my work. I continue to call myself forward to further step into my voice, own my life and succeed against any odds. My purpose is to inspire others to do the same.
Committed to your success
My work allows me to wear many hats. I’m your biggest champion and your go-to marketing expert, your business coach, your sounding board, your accountability partner, your mentor, and your velvet-gloved taskmaster. I’m committed to investing my time and expertise in your business if you are motivated to stop tolerating the business you have, and start creating the one you want and are meant to have. I believe you’ve got what it takes to make it happen.
I believe that change is inevitable and there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. The measurement of success is progress, not perfection. You are not broken and you already have the resources within you to be successful. And most importantly, you can learn to do what must be done and become who you must become to achieve your dreams.
- International Bestselling contributing author in the book: Voices of the 21st Century: Powerful, Passionate Women Who Make a Difference
- Creator and Host of the Q Your Business Success Podcast
- Co-creator of the Global Business Connector Program with Women Speakers Association
- Official Member of Forbes Coaches Council and Contributor at Forbes.com
- Award-Winning Executive Managing Director of the Vancouver Chapter of eWomenNetwork
- Continuing Studies and Executive Education Instructor at Capilano University
- Featured in USA Weekly, Canadian Living Magazine, Business In Vancouver, Business Innovators, WSA TV
- Contributing author in the book: Conscious Business, which is part of the bestselling Adventures in Manifesting series
- Led the marketing team for one of Canada’s fastest growing companies named by Profit 100 Magazine
- Awards and accolades: Winner Web Marketing Award, Winner International eWomenNetwork Social Media Engagement Award, Official Honoree Webby Award, Finalist Tammy Moyer Woman of Worth Award, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Nominee, Summit Creative Award: Gold.
- Bachelor of Tourism Management, Capilano University
- Diploma Marketing Management, BCIT
- Erickson Professional Coach, Erickson Coaching International
- Certified Practitioner, The Predictive Index
Juicy Personal Facts
- I’m fiercely determined to claim my own authentic power and always strive to see clearly #truthseeker
- I have a relentless passion for helping women (and men) be seen and heard. A passion born out of my own journey coming out from hiding in plain sight for decades.
- I navigate mission-driven entrepreneurs and business owners to achieve game-changing success, while building a business aligned to who they are. Because I hate having to be somebody I’m not, and I know you do too.
- I’m Italian, so I talk with my hands and have a passion for cooking (and eating!) I like to play hard, and nurture myself well.
- I’m a trained Flamenco dancer, and started dancing at age 30 with no previous dance experience and extreme performance anxiety.
- I’m a highly sensitive introvert who gets recharged by being in nature.
I think you’re kind of a big deal.
And so should you.
Let’s create magic together. The world is waiting!
To your success,