Meet Maisha Hagan of Beauty & the Boss, LLC
In my previous job I had an amazing boss who allotted me the freedom and flexibility to branch out into areas of personal passion. So, even though I was a marketing director for a construction company, I also spoke at conferences and ran a mentorship program for four years. That eventually led to coaching individuals and strategic consulting with small businesses. Fast forward to November of 2018 and after a season of personal transition and reflection, I decided to resign from my job and pursue coaching full time.
In 2019 I created Beauty & the Boss, LLC, a career coaching and professional development company for women in male-dominated industries. As the owner and head coach, my mission is to help women learn strategic soft-skills and strategically position themselves for career growth.
At the individual level, I provide quality content and one-on-one coaching, but I also partner with companies and professional associations that have Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
The thing I’m most proud of is the reputation and brand I’ve established within my community and network; so many of my leads and opportunities come from referrals and I think it’s because people trust I’m always going to be professional, honest and fun to work with.
Beauty & the Boss is a professional development and career coaching service for women in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry. As the owner and head coach, my mission is to help women learn strategic soft-skills and strategically position themselves for career growth. Our society glamorizes the C-suite and entrepreneurship, which is why most coaching services target those groups. I really have a heart for mid-level managers and manager/doers and I believe our businesses, economy and society will do better when we serve and support these people well.
We’re in a unique moment where companies are recognizing the importance of inclusion and diversity. It’s important to me that women rise up to meet this moment. To do so, we need the confidence, insight and strategies to play the career game at a higher level.
It’s important to me that women get information that is applicable and helpful to them. I have an organic coaching style that adjusts to each client’s strengths, opportunities and landscape. I don’t force my way or method on anyone. Yes, I have tools and resources, but it’s important that each client feels like we’re working together for their advancement, not mine.
Have you ever read an article or post and thought to yourself “That didn’t help me at all?” That’s because there’s so much recycled content and outdated advice on the internet. I provide quality content – articles, worksheets, videos, courses – you name it! I want someone to be able to immediately apply and benefit from the tools, tips and techniques I share.
Success for me is measured in individual impact. I do a lot of public speaking and presenting for companies, professional associations and non-profits. I love speaking to groups. The energy and engagement from the group makes it a different experience each time. But it’s more important to me that, when given the opportunity to work one-on-one with someone, that person is positively impacted by my words and work.