We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Snow and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting a business was critical! I was tired of being fired for what felt like shenanigans. After a particular termination, I called my mentor while screaming and crying. I said, I got fired again! He paused, breathed and responded, you are on the wrong track. This is because you are on the wrong path. Well…I wish I could say that everything was better after that. I actually got fired two more times, hahaha! However, it was the last termination that served as the catalyst toward starting my own business.
After much thought and focus on my career highlights and disappointments I realized that I was missing a key component. I did not have a dream-partner. From high school and throughout my career, everyone told me I would be a secretary. There was no one in my corner to help me think beyond an outdated dying industry. I knew my calling and purpose was to help others with what was never given to me. My business would be immersed in helping others dream and imagine their new reality.
Not only was it necessary that I take my pain and repurpose it for the benefit of others, I wanted control of my own money! The season was over for asking, begging and pleading jobs for minimum hourly rates for my lifestyle. I had given my control away too long. Owning my own business meant that I could dictate, determine and assess my value.
What should our readers know about your business?
A successful business, brand or model is usually an overnight success that may take 20 years to blossom. Whether you are a viral sensation or a long-lasting leader, time will be your best asset. As a successful business and career leadership firm, every year we become wiser and stronger. True success takes time because it’s like a weaving a basket. There are many parts traveling in different directions towards one purpose.
Our unique value proposition is our success model. We not only build and grow leaders, dominate in relationship building, we are also fierce marketers. This three-fold cord is not easily broken. Our clients become life-time members. It is not unusual for clients to return requesting coaching or mentoring for their spouse, children, friends and extended family members. Shannon J. brought back all three of her children and her husband also became an affiliate. We are people over profit. Our leaders love our model, they feel save and ultimately, they are successful.
In the spirit of building healthy, professional and successful relationships, we now lead a charitable foundation. The Grow Together Snow Foundation is designed for entrepreneurs and influencers overcoming crisis or milestones. We provide immediate tangible resources to clients and members facing trauma such as sudden loss of life, business interruption or health crisis. We believe in full-cycle growth and relationships. This model helps us sustain our relationships and relevance in the lives of our community of leaders.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Center City Philadelphia PA is still a hot spot! The swanky vibe of the new hotels are always a blast. Whether you are popping on roof top lounges, or walking the streets of South Broad street, you are in for a treat. However, we know that when visiting Philadelphia, Black-Owned Restaurants and Venues are the highlight. KANVAS Event Studio or Our House Cultural Center are sure to be packed with amazing people and events.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Thank you PJ Owens of Muse Brand & Development for helping me turn my vision into a performance. Your lux style of customer care, meticulous detail and extreme over-delivery inspires me towards my best. #LivingEpistles #GrowTogether
Wesley Brown, Photography PJ Owens, Editor & Design