Joining us today is the amazing Maeve Ferguson, CEO of Maeve Ferguson Coaching, an online coaching business that helps women build their own online service business and get consistent high ticket clients. Maeve is also a number 1 international bestselling author and a motivational speaker.
Maeve is an entrepreneur from North Ireland who managed to rebuild her life after a long term illness. She is a qualified accountant with an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s in management and corporate governance. She previously held a senior corporate role in the private equity industry and was responsible for running a team of almost 50 people.
However, due to her catching a virus, her type A personality and her tendency to overdo work, training and pushing herself to the limit, she became very ill and had to spend the next four years mostly housebound. She recovered and returned to her corporate job but soon realized that she needed to live life on her own terms. So she set up her own online service business and now helps women around the world do the same.
She developed an online coaching programme called The High Ticket Formula, that helps others build their own online service business and get consistent high ticket clients. Find how you too can build a business on your own terms and live your dream life by scheduling a call with Maeve here.
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE BUSINESS YOU STARTED?
I am Maeve, I am 37 and from Northern Ireland. I run my own online business and I help women build their own online service businesses and get consistent high ticket clients so that they can live life on their own terms.
I was in a senior corporate role before in the private equity industry and am a qualified accountant. I did my undergrad degree in equine science and my master’s degree in management and corporate governance.
I am married to my wonderful husband and we are expecting our first baby. I live my dream life on our horse farm, all possible because of my online coaching business.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PROCESS OF LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS.
I spent years dreaming and thinking and planning but had no big idea. Little did I know you don’t need an ‘idea,’ you simply need to ask the market what they want and then build your service offering around that!
WHAT DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE AND HOW DO YOU STAY PRODUCTIVE?
On a workday – 7-8 am – Swim, sauna and meditation; 8-9 am – Breakfast; 9-12 am – Organic lead generation; 12-1 pm – Walking my dog; 1-2 pm – Lunch; 2-6 pm – Designing modules and working with clients; 6-7 pm – Dinner; 7-8.30 pm – Organic lead generation & plans for tomorrow; 9 pm – Bed;
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT AND YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE SINCE YOU STARTED YOUR BUSINESS?
Biggest Achievement: Walking away from a senior corporate role and going it alone – I have never looked back even for a moment.
Biggest Challenge: Growing prior to investing in the right mentors, and then business took off.
WHAT STRATEGY DID YOU USE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? AND HOW?
I have scaled my business through organic growth using my specialist tactics.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS?
My goal is to scale my business to 7 figures in 2020.
RECOMMENDATIONS & FINAL THOUGHTS
PLEASE RECOMMEND ANY RESOURCES AND TOOLS THAT YOU USE TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS.
GSuite, Active Campaign and Clickfunnels.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESS BOOKS, PODCASTS OR BLOGS?
Principles by Ray Dalio
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER WOMEN WHO WANT TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Dive in, go for it and invest in those who have gone before you – this will save you years of heartache and pain. Learn to do it quickly and easily and let them show you how.
Welcome to the Biz Ladies interview series!
If you’re new to these series, I interview women entrepreneurs on how they started their business, what was the idea behind it, how they got where they are, the struggles, the reality and more.
By sharing their stories, we want to inspire other women to get started.
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