Mums in Business association is an amazing tribe of over 17 thousand women from all over the World. Co Founders and sisters Estelle Keeber and Leona Burton realised being mums in business themselves, that there seemed to be a lack of support online and in the real world for mums who have to juggle it all and so MIBA was created!
Leona is a mum to 5 children. Kian, Kye, Enna, Olana and baby Elis. Being a young mum motivated Leona into become a serial entrepreneur. Facing the difficulties of raising 5 children Leona has always had to think out of the box to ensure that she was able to be present in her home life whilst creating a stable financial income too. This has lead Leona into owning multiple businesses from a vocal coaching school right through to an MLM company.
Estelle is a single mum to sons Jed who is 9 and Obi who is 6. After suffering from PND after her second child, Estelle embarked on a career change. After studying photography for 3 years Estelle then went on to create a successful wedding photography business and was runner up in the Women in Business Award 2017.
Both sisters knew the struggles of trying to run a business whilst also being a mum….just one of the two is difficult...try doing both! Many conversations between them were focused on what was lacking for mums in business and what in a perfect world they would like to see available for women.
Knowing that there would be many other women feeling the same they created Mums in Business Association. The idea was to create a group when mums could come for support in being a mum and being in business. They offered advice on all aspects of business as well as being an open door for anyone who had an issue with their personal lives too. Giving these women a community to trust in would be just one of the things that made the group so appealing. Both Leona and Estelle agree that the massive growth of the group is down to hard work, dedication and finding something that was needed by so many others.
Along with the online support of 17 thousand (and growing) other women, members also have weekly video trainings to watch on topics such as time management, finding your niche and taking control of your social media. Guest speakers have included Rosemary Conley ( author of best selling book with over 2 million copies ), Olympic medallist Ludi Wiggins and actress Holly Matthews.
Leona and Estelle have created a movement...they are showing women and mums all over the world thats its ok to want the best of both worlds….but not only that they are showing them the techniques and tools to allow them to go and get it as well. Affordable trainings, VIP membership and Intensive coaching are available for all members ensuring that there is something for everyone no matter what point of your journey you are at!
The most important thing for the founders was that other women realised that anything is possible...The ladies advise that “the only thing that is stopping you is you! Take that idea and take action...do it today….something amazing will happen!”
Leona and Estelle have given these top tips on keeping it all together as a busy bossmum.
Manage your time.
Make time for yourself.
Find a supportive community that you can relate to!
The last 6 months have truly been a whirlwind for these two amazing ladies. 4 networking events, celebrity endorsement, BBC interviews, 2 best selling books on Amazon, a retreat and a tribe of over 17k MIBs! The future is exciting!
So what does 2018 hold….Well I can let you into a little secret… MIBA events are going global. Networking events are planned in Australia and New Zealand as well as the USA!
Leona and Estelle, I thankyou for taking some time to share some Mama wisdom!
Firstly, what advice would you give to your 21 year old self?
Leona - Do what makes you happy.
Could you give us 3 tips of juggling life motherhood and biz?
Manage your time well.
Enjoy the little things.
Tell us something no one ever warned you about being a work at home Mama!
Estelle - Your work day never stops!
Best thing about being a WAHM!
Leona - Being able to watch the kids grow up.
Estelle - Being able to be present for my kids. Being able to attend school events not worrying about my boss moaning.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Estelle - Having a schedule is super important. Being aware of how much time you have to do certain things. Make sure you plan for some time out!
What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Leona - You have the power!
Estelle - Never give up!
What WAHM inspires you?
BOTH - We have 17 k mibs who inspire us everyday!
What are you reading right now?
Estelle - Right now I'm reading through inspirational stories for the next Mumpreneur on Fire book!
Leona - You are a badass by Jen Sincero.
How do you practice self care?
Leona - Meditation, nails and eyelashes!
Estelle - Prosecco!
Estelle and Leona I thank you once again for stopping by for a Boxing Day Special Mamaview. We cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store on your amazing journey thus far!