Business Babes, LLC is a professional strategy and coaching service and online resource center developed to assist other budding female entrepreneurs in their efforts to manage their businesses and network. Started in 2013 by Yolanda Keels-Walker, Business Babes is the only full-service coaching business where you receive extensive coaching from idea conception to well after the start-up phase. Our coaches range from branding specialists to attorneys, to CPAs and are all experienced entrepreneurs.
Why You Need A Business Coach
A business coach is a necessity your business or career must have.
High performers in any field typically have a business coach or mentor. A great coach provides you with the benefit of their experience and they force you to think about your business in ways that you wouldn’t do on your own. Accountability, objectivity, and valuable insight are some of the greatest strengths of working with a Business Coach. A Business Coach will help you develop long-term and short term goals and strategies, as well as improve your business in areas that you might face struggle. You may be able to survive in business without the assistance of a Coach, but it’s almost impossible to thrive…
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MEET THE founder
Yolanda Keels-Walker is an author and serial entrepreneur with a knack for networking with other Business Babes. Yolanda began her career with the Central Intelligence Agency after graduating from Hampton University with a BS in Business Management. While there, she negotiated contracts on behalf of the federal government and served rotations with the National Reconnaissance Office and East Asia Division receiving six Exceptional Performance Awards. Continuing her career in Contract Negotiations and Procurement, Yolanda went on to work in management capacity at General Dynamics and ManTech managing several employees and handling sensitive government projects in excess of $980 million.
In 2010 Yolanda got married, liquidated all of her assets, and moved to Philadelphia, PA to start a family and pursue her first successful business, The Weave Bar hair salon. The first six months were brutal. Yolanda tirelessly worked six to seven days a week all while nursing a new born she had a week prior to opening and a two year old toddler. Two years, two locations and twenty employees later, Yolanda walked away from her first "business baby" as a result of a very messy divorce. With a new lease on life, Yolanda rebranded her previous interests into Suite Extensions Salons in order to build a company that reflected her values and commitment to service . Different Dream. Same Hustle.
Only six months into opening Suite Extensions, Yolanda learned that her ex-husband and ex-business partner was building a competing Weave Bar location across the street on the same block with a billboard on top of her building to match. Instead of allowing this to hinder her and break her spirit, Yolanda started Business Babes to build up and help other women that may have encountered business hardships. Yolanda lives by the creed "Your setback is a setup for a comeback," and is committed to helping other women realize their dreams no matter the obstacles. Today, Business Babes boasts over 60,000 members.
Yolanda's portfolio includes real estate development, business coaching, public speaking engagements, and a private label cosmetics development company. Yolanda also owns Pink Label Beauty, a luxury hair care brand, The Six Figure Stylist, and is a partner with Girls Auto Clinic. In her free time, she loves mentoring single mothers interested in entrepreneurship, visiting her hometown of Virginia Beach and spending time with her princesses' Gabby and London.