Selling My Company to Bill Gates and the Lessons I Learned with Beate Chelette

Selling My Company to Bill Gates and the Lessons I Learned with Beate Chelette

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Episode Summary –

Becoming an entrepreneur may seem glamorous in popular culture, but achieving success takes more than just an idea. Dedication, hard work, and resilience are key qualities that successful entrepreneurs possess. In reality, many entrepreneurs face numerous setbacks and obstacles on their journey to success. It requires a significant amount of time and effort to build a successful business while overcoming the many failures along the way.  

Sometimes, it may seem like giving up is the only option. But, if you hold on and stay focused, success will come your way. The key is to keep hope alive even when things seem bleakest. With resilience and determination, even the most challenging obstacles in business can be overcome. So, keep pushing forward! 

In this episode, Beate Chelette, the Women’s Code Growth Architect and Founder, shares her incredible journey from adversity to triumph in business. Despite growing up in a traumatic environment with an abusive mother, Beate persevered through losing everything – including her marriage and business – as well as facing a draining lawsuit that left her accounts empty. Surprisingly, these rock-bottom moments were just the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Today, she’s sold her company to Bill Gates and has been recognized as one of the 100 top global thought leaders in 2021.


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Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:

[04:00] A story of how Beate sold her company to Bill Gates.

[07:24] Her letter to the Whitehouse.

[10:45] What kept Beate on the entrepreneurship route despite hitting rock bottom.

[23:51] Understanding what a business strategy entails.

[32:08] Golden key takeaways from the episode

About Beate Chelette –

Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code. She creates strategies, designs process maps and blueprints for visionaries and leaders who want to maximize their profits and scale their impact.


A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.


Beate is “One of 100 Top Global Thought Leaders in 2021” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by HuffPost. She is the author of the #1 International Award-Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success, and a fulfilling career.”


Recent clients include Amazon, Chevron, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Johnson & Jonson, Merck, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, the Greater Los Angeles Realtor Association, Advertising Agency TracyLocke and thousands of small businesses.


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