A mother, military spouse & entrepreneur

Q&A : Mackenzie Padell in preparation 2018 AMPLIFY Sessions


“Being a military spouse is hard. I am always humbled and honored to be around other spouses who are charting their own course regardless of obstacles the military can create in progressing individual and career goals.”

Mackenzie Padell, Co-Founder & CXO of CauseEngine

What is your connection to AMPLIFY and what compelled you to get involved in this workshop for career- minded and driven military spouses like yourself?

I have had the privilege of being a mentor with AMPLIFY for the last several Hampton Roads events. I became involved through regular interactions with Amanda Patterson Crowe, Director of Military Spouse Professional Network at the local VB co-working space.

As an Entrepreneur what has been your biggest success/triumph or failure? What was the lesson here.

My biggest success is surrounding myself with awesome people (my CE family!). I fail at something almost daily. I just have to keep getting up and trusting my journey.

What are the top 3 “musts” for starting your own successful business?

A )Take the leap! It is terrifying and exhilarating. You will learn so much about yourself and your strengths and weaknesses.

B) Be vulnerable. It is hard to admit that you don’t know something, but when you ask the people around you they will support you and help you grow!

C) Test the market! You think you understand what your market wants, but ask many people MANY different ways!

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