Mogul of the Week: Natasha Weston
Written By Darcel Laurie
Moguls in Media loves highlighting moguls who are 'putting in that work' in their designated industry. This week our Founder, Darcel Laurie, had the pleasure of interviewing Natasha Weston. Natasha is an Author and Personal Branding Strategist. Her story is a powerful one and has impacted so many lives. Natasha just dropped her new book called Brand You Like A Boss which was on Amazon's Best Sellers list! Her journey truly shows us that anything is possible if you just stay the path.
DL: Let’s start from the beginning, how did you get started?
NW: “I’m 29 years old, first it didn’t start off this way. I never thought I would be an author and doing what I’m doing now. I graduated high school in 2006. During my senior year of high school, My true passion at the time was to go to fashion design school. It was like a childhood dream. But everyone else was going to school for business, or to be a nurse or a lawyer; so I just settled and went to school for business administration. In my first year of college, I found out we were going to lose our childhood home to foreclosure, that’s when I decided to drop out of school to help my family financially. But I knew this couldn’t be all to my life.”
Not so long Natasha decided to enroll herself back into school and tried different majors, nothing suited her. Then, one email changed her life. She was able to launch her career at BET as a Wardrobe Stylist Intern. As much as she looooved fashion and it was a childhood dream; she later realized that wasn’t what she wanted to do either. This is when Natasha realized she was meant to be an entrepreneur.
DL: What have you learned throughout your journey?
NW: “I believe when your back is against the wall, you can either drop down dead or you can revive yourself and make it happen.” “You can always tell when your putting in the work because people start to pay attention.”
DL: Tell us more about your latest book Brand You Like A Boss?
NW: “Brand You Like a Boss is important for people to be able to identify your unique value no matter the industry that you’re in. This book walks you through how to tap into, develop and cultivate your brand.”
DL: What are some keys tips you can leave with us about branding?
NW: “Start where you are….share your ‘right now’ story and start building your own social media platform now. There’s really no excuse.”
DL: What’s next for you?
NT: “Books are definitely my thing. I love them. I will be planning a tour and workshop surrounding the book, Brand You Like A Boss. I want to go to cities that people normally don’t visit as well.”
DL: How can people stay in touch with you?
Make sure you head over to get Brand You Like a Boss now. If you're struggling with branding in any industry or just want to learn some new techniques. Natasha Weston breaks it down in such a way that anyone can understand and apply to their particular brand. Even through the struggles of finding herself and what she was truly passionate about, Natasha shows that persistence is key. Now she has three books and a great career. There's no question to why Natasha Weston is our Mogul of the Week!