Ep: 076 Leila Rezaiguia

Following intuition rather than the money to create a global business, with Leila Rezaiguia

Leila Rezaiguia shares how, by listening to her gut and working with a few select partners, she was able to leave full-time employment and start a coaching and mentoring business.

Three key juicy bits from this week’s episode:

● Navigating uncertainty when transitioning from employee to entrepreneur
● The power of having the right business partners
● Staying nimble as a company while expanding globally

In this episode we discuss:

00:36 Introduction to Leila Rezaiguia 

  • Leila’s background [00:49] 
  • What Leila’s focusing on right now [01:22] 

03:14 Why Leila decided to leave employment and become an entrepreneur 

  • Is there a right time to start a business? [06:12] 
  • What was Leila’s plan when she decided to start a business?  [06:54] 

08:24 Leila’s financial runway in her early days as an entrepreneur 

09:36 Early talks with Leila’s business partners and building her network 

11:35 When Leila’s business began to earn revenue 

13:28 The sense of pride Leila felt during her early successes 

15:39 How Leila’s business objectives have changed over the past seven years 

  • The importance of shared values in business relationships [17:50] 

19:46 Why business breakups can be harder than personal breakups 

20:52 Why Leila never employed full-time workers 

21:34 Leila’s biggest failure in business 

24:33 How Leila built a global business 

26:35 Overcoming the loss of a big opportunity in the early days of Leila’s business 

  • Why Leila didn’t set specific revenue goals as she started building her business [27:23] 

28:51 How long it took for the business to be able to financially support Leila and her partners 

Quick Juice Questions

29:42 What are the first steps that aspiring entrepreneurs should take? 

  • Follow your intuition, listen to your heart, take a risk, and jump. Everything will emerge at the right time. Share your intentions and dreams with like-minded people. Don’t keep them to yourself. 

30:36 What has inspired you the most in your journey and where are you most inspired? 

  • What’s inspiring to me is going through my personal and professional journey, as well as inspiring others to go through their own journeys, and being part of that. 

31:01 Which book has inspired you and changed your thinking the most? 

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 

31:33 If there’s one last bit of Executive Juice you can share for people who want to get to the top of their property game, what would it be? 

  • Trust your intuition and take the jump. Don’t listen to others. Do what feels right for you. 


  • Things will unfold as long as my business partners and I continue to trust, support, and challenge each other. 
  • We grow as individuals and as business partners; so maybe what we wanted five years ago is not the same now. 
  • Not everything is rosy. People think you build business on a golden platter, but that’s not the reality. You have to work really hard for it. 

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