Hello. My name is Mona Shibel and I am a business mentor, consultant and coach/trainer.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I have been an entrepreneur mentor for 22 years. I spent 9 years of my career in banking working as a credit relationship manager and a big chunk of my work involved working with entrepreneurs and small businesses. As their banker, I always had their best interest at heart and I found myself providing a lot of mentoring long before I considered myself one.
For about 6 years, I worked for a boutique financial consulting firm where again, I provided business and financial consulting advice to companies. Since that business was run by an entrepreneur, I learned a lot about “possibility thinking” working with that company.
As a result, I took a huge interest in mindset and the power of positive thinking. I immersed myself in absolutely everything that had to do with self-development, happiness, success, power of the mind and the limitless internal resources that every person has but often does not use.
Shortly thereafter, I became determined to start my own entrepreneurial journey. I realized that all the interest I had in small businesses when I was in banking was my own desire and intention to do the same. So I finally gained the courage to start my own internet business. I always had a lot of curiosity about the online world so while I was still in a full-time job, I started an online business venture – one I knew nothing about!
Soon enough I learned that you might have the best product or service to offer but if you don’t find the right techniques to work smart and get the right clients, your business may never take off. So I made it my mission to learn all there is to know about getting clients and running a successful business. I was highly determined!
I set some pretty high goals for myself. I wanted to prove that you can do anything you set your mind on.
Within a very short period of time, I built a brand name in the market. I learned all I could about internet marketing and grew my website traffic to 30,000 page views per month. It may not be much for an information website, but it was certainly high for a niche website and for someone who had no experience in internet marketing. Within two years, I quit my full time job to give the business the attention it deserved. Sixteen months following that move, I sold an equity share in the business to a major digital company. With that step, the business became more streamlined so I could focus my attention on the parts that mattered. The entry of the equity partner also helped me launch a second language version of the website and expand traffic to 500,000 monthly page views.
Since then, with a highly evolving internet market and differing views on the strategic direction of the company, my partners and I decided to part ways. I also learned a lot about a core value for me in this life. That is freedom; to work for myself and under my own terms and to have a business that is a reflection of that.
I am also an avid learner… I have a huge sense of curiosity and never-ending eagerness to learn. And I get equally excited to share my knowledge with others. So I have made a personal commitment to inspire other women to build a thriving business around their passions. I do all this with the hope that I may be a contribution to others looking to change their lives to the better.
My services include free tools as well as paid programs to help women entrepeneurs leverage online tools to grow their fashion business, including growing their email list and Instagram followers, selling online, working with influencers and mastering a mindset for success.
To find out more, please send me an email to email@example.com.