Brooke Riley is the CEO and Founder of Re-Fabbed, a DIY decorating blog and online boutique where she also offers business coaching to help other entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners grow and maximize their presence in the online space. Brooke was recently named to Forbes Next 1000 list, a new initiative that celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it looks like to run a successful business today. Re-Fabbed has been featured online in Country Living, Huffington Post, House Beautiful, Pioneer Woman, and Good Housekeeping.
Re-Fabbed was born 6 years ago as a result of Brooke’s strong passion for decorating on a budget and renovating homes. At the time, Brooke was struggling with anxiety. During an interview for a promotion at her corporate job, her boss asked her why anyone would ever take her seriously as a “cute little girl.” At that moment, Brooke knew she was meant to create a career on her own terms. She launched her DIY decorating blog in 2015. What started as a night and weekend unpaid labor of love, has grown into her thriving Re-Fabbed blog and a boutique that was named 2020 Boutique of the Year in Kentucky. Brooke also provides coaching to help businesses grow and maximize their presence and revenue in the online space, serving up motivation and encouragement along the way.
Throughout today’s podcast episode we chat ALL about Brooke’s journey to entrepreneurship. How she grew a thriving online community that includes 768K Facebook followers, 106k Instagram followers, and 84k Pinterest, how she suffered a mini-stroke in her 20s due to stress and learned to follow her heart, and when and why entrepreneurs should hire help!