EP: 284 From $135,000 in Debt to Selling her Company to Bill Gates with Beate Chelette

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When all the cards are stacked against us, how do we stand our ground and take back our power?


In this episode, Beate Chelette shares her incredible story of being in deep debt and ending up selling her company to Bill Gates. Hit after hit, she came to the lowest point yet she chose to get up. Instead, she gave in to her circumstances and turned her setbacks into successes. Beate wants women to thrive the same way by employing the mindset of curiosity and unapologetically being in charge of their lives.


Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect and Founder of The Women’s Code. She is passionate about building businesses that serve others, make an impact and instantaneously create abundance. The path to making her impact is not a Princess story. She found herself stressed out, and overwhelmed as a single mother, and immigrant in America with over $135,000 in debt. With great insight, resilience, and perseverance, she figured out how to build (yet another) business and successfully sold it to the one and only, Bill Gates.



• “All of this is happening and you go like, ‘What did I ever do to deserve this?’ And that's the wrong question because the right question is ‘Where's the gift in this?’” (11:51-12:01)

• “ The mental mindset shift that happens is that you go, I will not be attached. I am going to have to do bigger steps." (19:31-19:44)

• All we have control over is the goal. We know where we are and we know where we want to go. How we get there just isn't up to us.” (20:28-20:35)

• “You keep going because you know that every mountain has a top. So if you give up now, you're going to go right back down to where you came from and you accomplished nothing.” (21:40-21:52)

• “The structure is set up so that women are in a cat fight with each other. They are raised and challenged almost to take each other out.” (24:09-24:22) 

• “Know that other women are good women. Build these important female relationships and understand that this system structure is just stacked against us.” (27:28-27:40)


Connect with Beate:

Website: https://beatechelette.com/ 

Instragram: @beatechelette

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beate.chelette 

Twitter: @BeateChelette

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatechelette/ 


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