Maxine K Brown

Maxine K Brown is a life coach specialising in grief and support. She also writes self help books for adults and adventure books for children. In her own words, “ Live on a narrowboat with my husband and dog.”

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.

Growing up I was extremely fortunate to have holidays abroad and have my own horse and other pets too. I’m my teenage years my parents divorced and life became harder. I trained as a hairdresser and after completing my apprenticeship I realised it wasn’t for me. I was married at the young age of 20 and at 25 I had my only child Lizxie. She was the apple of my eye. I had many different jobs working hard to endure and Lizxue could have all that she needed. My marriage was quite hard but we stayed together for nearly 25 years. In 2010 my life was turned upside down when Lizzie was killed in a car accident. Not long afterwards I found out that my husband was being unfaithful so I left him. With all this happening I felt the need to help others and after meeting and matting my now husband, I trained to become a life coach and support others struggling. My ethos though is to keep my prices down so that more people can be supported.

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”

We love people that were struggling with grief of some kind and couldn’t afford to pay high prices for support.

Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?

I want to ensure that many people have someone they can turn to for good support. It can be via telephone text if zoom calls.

Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?

I have won a few awards but this year I was awarded Most Supportive Coach 2023 by the Greater London Enterprise Awards

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?

I would like more people to be able to get support at the right times in their lives.

Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?

I believe any woman can be a leader just as well as any man and I applaud them for doing so.

What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

Always keep fighting to achieve your dreams. It’s never too late to change your career if you have chosen the wrong one.