Chique Speak’s Founder Stephynie Malik Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

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Chique Speak’s Founder Stephynie Malik Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Forbes Coaches Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches

"Chique Speak’s Founder and CEO, Stephynie Malik, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Stephynie Malik joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support."

START WITH ONE THING EVERY DAY | STEPHYNIE MALIK — Hack the Entrepreneur

START WITH ONE THING EVERY DAY | STEPHYNIE MALIK — Hack the Entrepreneur


"Stephynie Malik is an active listener, strategist, and entrepreneur.

For the past 16 years, she has been the founder of Malik Co, a management consulting firm working with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

During a 16 year tenure building her company, many things have changed, including herself and her goals.

So this past November, my guest stepped down as leader Malik Co and started a brand new company called Chique Speak.

In this conversation, Stephynie Malik and Jon discuss the power of being a good listener, following your gut, and being honorable."

Interview With Stephynie Malik Founder Of Chique Speak

Interview With Stephynie Malik Founder Of Chique Speak


Today we interview Stephynie Malik the Founder of Chique Speak. Now, she turns her focus to guiding high performers to achieve deep transformation and high levels of success.

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and businesses acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today.

Q.1 Hi Stephynie, thanks for sharing a little bit about you with our readers today! I’m glad to have connected with you. Tell me about your background and how you ended up in Chique Speak.

Sure, I started Chique Speak based on demand from my current global clients. In working with these clients for years, you develop close relationships that are truly priceless. I was getting asked by Executives from Accenture, EY, Disney, American Express, PG&E as well as several technology firms on just how I started my companies, and what made them so successful, and how they could emulate what I had done. I spent hours on the phone, or emails and even in person going through their ideas, providing clarity, expanding their thinking on marketplace, target audiences, demand etc. Over the last few years, so many of these executives, took my advice, and they left their 9-5 jobs and started wildly successful businesses. They turned into high-powered Entrepreneurs, and got the financial freedom they had hoped for.

Essentially, I have taken my 25 years +in global consulting and I have turned it from technology consulting into Human Consulting. There has been an overwhelming demand for our courses, and the greatest thing is I provide 1/1 intensives throughout the courses. As we provide these services, we realized that we were leaving out a large group of under served individuals. So, we developed 3 select programs for Executives, Doctors, Lawyers, and Managing Directors that needed a little more guidance in these ever changing competitive industries. What we have found is within this subset of these specific executives their largest pain points have been negotiating large salary packages more inline with their true worth, defining their ideal client/patient, or possibly packaging themselves for a promotion, or even realigning their skill sets to tackle another industry or position. We solve all of these nuances while developing a future success strategy roadmap for our clients.

Interview With Stephynie Malik, Strategist And Entrepreneur Coach & Chiquespeak’s Ceo

Interview With Stephynie Malik, Strategist And Entrepreneur Coach & Chiquespeak’s Ceo


"1) Hello Stephynie, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Sure, I would love to. I am excited to be here discussing Chique Speak. I founded ChiqueSpeak.com to align with my true passion for serving others. Through my career I have been asked by many High Performers how I was able to show up and serve, with grace and an immiscible attitude, considering everything I had been through in my life. The answer was, a positive attitude, great determination, an insane amount of tenacity and no Plan B. When you have other options, there IS option for failure!

I was fully emancipated at the age of 15 years old. My Mother had severe, untreated mental illness. My Father drowned when I was a baby. I was truly on my own even before I was 15 years old. From there, with clearly little to no guidance, I chose the wrong husband! I became a single Mother at 23 years old, and since I chose the wrong husband, my family was less than happy with me! (smile) so, I didn’t get a lot of support there. I WAS MY OWN support system, and my daughters too. After working my ass off at several sales/ business development positions, the requirements became more strenuous… travel, business dinner, late-night brainstorming etc. I was sick of either bringing my daughter into the office or leaving her in childcare. This was no longer an option for me. So I decided I had to create a business, that would prevail at all costs. The business needed to somehow align with something the world needed, and my expertise. From there, I started MalikCo, LLC. In a little under a year, MalikCo became a Global Consulting Firm with clients such as American Express, Toyota, Oracle, Accenture, Deloitte, Nike to name a few. I successfully ran the firm for nearly 16 years, and I still remain involved as Chairman and Advisor.

2) What are your focus areas and why?
We currently run 3 lines of business:
1- Entrepreneurship Coaching, which teaches High Performers, and former Executives how to develop and launch they’re own 6 figure business they are truly passionate about, once again, aligning with their talents and expertise, while serving their specific, and targeted audience (which we help you define). We teach our clients a step by step system, as well as guide them through a roadmap and methodology on how to build a successful business doing what they love, giving them the freedom they have craved. There is no stone unturned in this program.

2- We coach Executives how to realign with their careers. Maybe negotiate the salary package they are worth, be top of mind for a promotion they have been passed up for, remaining relevant through Brand or skills or possibly re-connect with their teams for better performance. Really this is a tailored approach depending on the need of our Executive client.

3rd- MDV (Million Dollar+ Ventures) This is a Highly Select program, not offered to the public. There is an extensive application process to go through to be accepted into the program. We have to be assured you have the skillset to build a Million Dollar+ Venture. This has been so exciting to watch Executives I have known for years leave their cushy senior level position, trade in their badge and their reserved parking spot for more time with their kids and families and actually start to develop hobbies that were on the back burner for so long. Just to hear their voice and feel their energy is more than I could ever dream of. So far, this has been the largest impact on our business."

Stephynie Malik wins Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Awards

STEPHYNIE MALIK WINS FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR...

in the 2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Awards


MalikCo announced CEO Stephynie Malik has been named Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the prestigious One Planet® Awards. The coveted One Planet Awards is one of the world's premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients, has helped her forge strong associations with the industry’s most widely respected IT leaders. Stephynie aggregates respected and trusted individuals who then distill, analyze and most importantly apply her vision to the actual business needs of both her clients and partners. Her partnership approach has garnered rapid revenue growth as well as growth strategy allowing her to solidify strategic partnerships globally.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by One Planet Awards,” said Stephynie Malik. “To be acknowledged for thought leadership and developing amazing teams is a testament to the appreciation that’s being shown in today’s market towards entrepreneurship.

HUFFINGTON POST: Success Coach Stephynie Malik Shares Why She is Passionate About Executive Transformational Coaching For High Achievers

HUFFINGTON POST: Success Coach Stephynie Malik Shares Why She is Passionate About Executive Transformational Coaching For High Achievers


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Thanks to the Huffington Post for their in depth interview of how and why Chique Speak is different!

This article gives you a little bit of insight into Chique Speak, some of our key differentiators from the competition, and what it may take to be accepted into one of the packages.

Again... thank you to EVERYONE that's reading this for your support and encouragement! There are no words that could express my appreciation for each and every one of you!

MalikCo to Launch “Your Career Inc.” Public School Mentoring Partnership

MalikCo to Launch “Your Career Inc.” Public School Mentoring Partnership


MalikCo announced it will pilot an innovative public school mentoring partnership during the 2017/2018 school year aimed at preparing high school graduates to be college and career ready.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik announced MalikCo will pilot an innovative public school mentoring partnership during the 2017/2018 school year. “We are always looking for opportunities to support public education, and strengthen local communities,” Malik said. “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with several local schools in Little Rock Arkansas to assist in preparing high school graduates for the world of full time employment and career success.”

The program will help each student build and develop their career in the form of their own “startup” company and provide them with tools, information resources, and support, encouraging them to complete high school and focus on building personal and professional skills. Basic business practices such as planning, branding, marketing, finance, and metrics will be key behaviors that are taught and linked to each individual’s career objective. Each school is a participant in the Job’s For America’s Graduates program, whose mission is helping resolve our country's dropout and transition problems by expanding state organizations and local programs that help young people greatest at risk overcome barriers to graduation from high school and become college and career ready! “Research shows that partnerships between businesses and schools that that provide onsite support over multiple sessions and align with their curriculum are critical to success,” Malik added. “Each school is a unique community with their own needs, opportunities, and barriers to success. So the initial focus will be on developing content to support the various JAG teachers in their specific buildings.”

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Honored As Winner in the Annual 2016 CEO World Awards® As Female CEO of the Year

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Honored As Winner in the Annual 2016 CEO World Awards® As Female CEO of the Year


Stephynie Malik has been announced as one of the Gold winners in the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the Female CEO of the Year category.

Stephynie Malik has been announced as one of the Gold winners in the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the Female CEO of the Year category. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients, has helped her forge strong associations with the industry's most widely respected IT leaders, companies such as Disney, Accenture, Microsoft, Pacific Gas & Electric, American Water, Nike, Telstra, Freeport, Boeing, and Qualcomm.

Such recognition is a reminder of the journey MalikCo has been. A journey only made possible by the world class team at MalikCo that has worked so hard to make each of my visions a reality.
— Stephynie Malik

“It’s truly an honor to be named a winner by CEO World Awards and recognized for MalikCo’s achievements,” said Stephynie Malik. “Such recognition is a reminder of the journey MalikCo has been. A journey only made possible by the world class team at MalikCo that has worked so hard to make each of my visions a reality.

 

Stephynie Malik honored as Gold winner in the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards Best Woman Entrepreneur

Stephynie Malik honored as Gold winner in the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards Best Woman Entrepreneur


MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards for Best Woman Entrepreneur. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards for Best Woman Entrepreneur. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Surrounding myself with an impeccable team that I grow and learn from daily is the true reason for my success.
— Stephynie Malik

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients, has helped her forge strong associations with the industry's most widely respected IT leaders, companies such as Accenture, Microsoft, Pacific Gas & Electric, American Water, Nike, Telstra, Freeport, Boeing, and Qualcomm. Stephynie aggregates respected and trusted individuals who then distill, analyze and most importantly apply her vision to the actual business needs of both her clients and partners. Her partnership approach has garnered rapid revenue growth as well as growth strategy allowing her to solidify strategic partnerships, international sales and execute marketing plans.

Stephynie Malik Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Stephynie Malik Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business


MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 1,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others. MalikCo’s Stephynie Malik won in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Business Services. Ms. Malik was recognized for her stellar contributions and achievements in Business Services in 2014 & 2015.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Named Finalist in 12th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Named Finalist in 12th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business


Stephynie Malik was named a Finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

Stephynie Malik was named a Finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream via the Stevie Awards’ Facebook page from 7:30 pm ET, and the red carpet pre-show will air on the Stevie Awards’ Periscope from 6:00 pm ET.

High-achieving women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives all over the world are an inspiration to girls and women who dream of starting and growing a business.
— Michael Gallagher

More than 1,400 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year. Stephynie Malik is a Finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category.

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting and integration experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today. “I’m beyond proud to see the achievements that have been made by all of the women leaders recognized by the Stevie Awards. All are truly amazing and continue to serve as an inspiration to fellow women executives and entrepreneurs and I congratulate them on making this year’s finalist list,” said MalikCo CEO and Founder, Stephynie Malik.

 
 

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Named as Finalist in the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Woman Entrepreneur

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Named as Finalist in the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Woman Entrepreneur


MalikCo’s CEO Stephynie Malik has been recognized as a finalist in the Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards® for its Best Entrepreneur or Founder Excellence Award. Winners will be Honored in San Francisco on November 16, 2015.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik Named as Finalist in the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Woman Entrepreneur

Winners will be Honored at the Golden Bridge Awards Dinner and Presentation in San Francisco on November 16, 2015

MalikCo’s CEO Stephynie Malik has been recognized as a finalist in the Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards® for its Best Entrepreneur or Founder Excellence Award. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies and successful deployments, public relations and marketing campaigns, product management, websites, blogs, white-papers, videos, advertisements, creativity, partner programs, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, November 16, 2015 during the 6th annual awards dinner and presentations.

While always rewarding to be acknowledged by the industry and peers, it’s truly the tremendous team at MalikCo and all of their hard work that make such opportunities possible.
— Stephynie Malik

As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded, global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients, has helped her forge strong associations with the industry's most widely respected IT leaders, companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Accenture, Fujitsu, Nike, Telstra, Freeport McMoRan, and Qualcomm. Stephynie aggregates respected and trusted individuals who then distill, analyze and most importantly apply her vision to the actual business needs of both her clients and partners. Her partnership approach has garnered rapid revenue growth as well as growth strategy allowing her to solidify strategic partnerships, international sales and execute marketing plans.

MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik WINS Silver STEVIE® AWARD IN 2014 STEVIE AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

     MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik WINS Silver STEVIE® AWARD IN 2014 STEVIE AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS


Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

Stephynie Malik has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A., and simulcast around the world, by Biz Talk Radio, and will be featured in a television special on Biz TV in January.

Throughout my career I’ve strived to surround myself with incredibly dynamic individuals who share my passion and have been beyond fortunate when it comes to the team at MalikCo.
— Stephynie Malik

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others. MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik won in the Female Excecutive of the Year category for companies with 11-2500 employees.