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we build & scale personal brands of entrepreneurs who inspire & make an impact.

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we build & scale the personal brands of entrepreneurs & leaders across the globe. 

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 what we do

a personal branding agency designed for entrepreneurs 

Architect your brand - personal brand

architect your brand

uncover your true brand essence - all that makes you uniquely you - and package it.

strategy to scale - personal brand

build a scaling strategy

strategic planning so your personal brand helps you achieve your biggest goals.

content creation and execution - personal brand

co-create & co-execute

content creation, editorial direction & sounding board support - because your brand is ours. 

founders & clients featured in 

Inc. Magazine - Personal Branding
Fast Company Magazine - Personal Branding
Forbes Magazine - Personal Branding
Success Magazine - Personal Branding
Ladders Magazine - Personal Branding
AARP Magazine - Personal Branding
Nasdaq Online - Personal Branding
Chicago Tribune - Personal Branding
Financial Post - Personal Branding
Entrepreneurs' Organization Magazine - Personal Branding
Yahoo News - Personal Branding
Ladders Magazine - Personal Branding

founders & clients featured in 

Inc. Magazine - Personal Branding
Fast Company Magazine - Personal Branding
Forbes Magazine - Personal Branding
Success Magazine - Personal Branding
AARP Magazine - Personal Branding
Nasdaq Online - Personal Branding
Chicago Tribune - Personal Branding
Financial Post - Personal Branding
Entrepreneurs' Organization Magazine - Personal Branding
Yahoo News - Personal Branding
Ladders Magazine - Personal Branding

our founders

brand of a leader is on a mission to scale the voices of the world's most inspiring leaders.

 

marina byezhanova

I am passionate about personal branding of executives because it is rooted in thought leadership. 

Thought leadership is the new marketing currency & an integral part of any modern leader's personal and professional development toolbox.

I am an entrepreneur, global speaker, show host & personal branding expert.

My goal: to inspire 1 million people to impact others by standing out, speaking
up, and building radically authentic personal brands.

stefano faustini

I was not "supposed" to be an entrepreneur. I was a writer, teacher and thinker destined for academia - but I could not shake the desire to inject the business world with the power of poetics.

I launched this business to work with the smartest, most inspiring individuals I could find. They have inspired me tenfold in the process.

backed by the best community & clients.

Genevieve Gagnon - Brand of a Leader
Genevieve Gagnon - CEO

"Collaborating with Brand of a Leader has been effortless. Their dedication, positivity & honesty helped me move forward."

Shawn Johal - Brand of a Leader
Shawn Johal - Business & Happiness Coach

"Brand of a Leader built a social media strategy that allowed me to 7X my reach within a few months."

Jonathan Leveille - Brand of a Leader
Jonathan Léveillé - Technology Entrepreneur & CEO

"Bravo, team Brand of a Leader! We are flabbergasted."

Miriam Toka - Brand of a Leader
Kate Holden - Entrepreneur & Wine Queen

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my branding journey with Brand of a Leader. I now hold myself accountable to not only scale my business but drive my life forward in all the ways that matter to me."

Nathalie Rizcalla - Brand of a Leader
Nathalie Rizcalla - Vice-President

"I rarely write testimonials, but the team at Brand of a Leader are second to none."

Hege Marie Brown - Brand of a Leader
Hege Marie Brown - CPO & Co-Founder

"I have no doubt this work I did with Brand of a Leader has opened doors I never even imagined, both personally & professionally."

Sun Ah Brock - Entrepreneur & CEO

"Brand of a Leader developed a unique concept for me that expressed what I do, why I do it, and what I stand for in just one word. It gave me a sense of purpose to put myself out there and share my story."

Hugo Boutet - Entrepreneur & Business Coach

"Brand of a Leader know what it takes to create a personal brand. I enjoy every step of their insightful process and looking forward to a lasting and prosperous relationship.”

David Arsenault - Social Entrepreneur

"Working with Brand of a Leader has allowed me to reflect on my work and impact as an individual as opposed to always putting my organization first. Their process is refined,  engaging and they are very skilled at what they do."

Miriam Toka - Brand of a Leader
Cyril Chaib - Entrepreneur & Marketing CEO

"The Brand of a Leader team helped me shed light on my message and the unique angle I can to offer to future entrepreneurs. I highly recommend their services."

Nathalie Rizcalla - Brand of a Leader
Roustam Mirzoev - Entrepreneur & DJ

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Brand of a Leader. It's a solid team and everybody is in their right place. They understood my unique challenges. I plan to return for a more in-depth personal brand project later this year!"

Hege Marie Brown - Brand of a Leader
Alexei Prosvirine - Entrepreneur & CTO

"I had a great time working with the team. Very professional, quick turn-around, attention to detail, focus. If you are looking to build your personal brand, do not hesitate to hire this team, they will exceed your expectations."

Leah Durant - Entrepreneur & Attorney

"I searched for months before finding a firm capable of revamping my personal brand. The team at Brand of a Leader is extraordinarily professional and does exceptional work. I highly recommend them."

Stephanie Camarillo - Entrepreneur & Speaker

"Working with you has been amazing. You were able to see me in ways I couldn't. It's like you synthesized my being and reflected it back in a simple, profound and authentic way. Cheers to powerful women, powerful people and Freedompreneurs!”

Jean Thompson - CEO &  Entrepreneur

"Fantastic! I love the positioning that you gleaned out of the process. I don't know how your team got to know me in such an insightful way. This turnkey solution that you provide is awesome and other Founders need to know about it! I will be spreading the word."

our process

based on our ever-evolving, proprietary methodology, this is an overview of how we help build & scale your thought leadership brand:

 

phase 1: clarify your brand

option 1

process

  • 4 weeks in length
  • personal brand questionnaire¬†
  • 60-minute meeting¬†

outcome

  • brand brief
  • clarity of brand voice, brand perception, target audience, content pillars, platforms and types of content

option 2

process

  • 8-12 weeks in length
  • 3 X 75-minute¬†meetings¬†

outcome

  • all of the above

  • brand architecture guide

  • clear goals, unique positioning, external research, gap analysis, linguistic analysis

Personal Brand Discovery Process

 

phase 2: monthly content co-creation

process

  • quarterly thought leadership work: 75 minute video call with a seasoned investigative journalist
  • monthly accountability call with a trained journalist
  • your dedicated landing page that hosts questions for you to reflect on as you develop your personal brand
  • dedicated account manager
  • same-day support

outcome

  • video footage of thought leadership interviews
    transcripts of thought leadership interviews
  • repository of your thought leadership sound bites
  • list of topics for social media posts with raw transcripts for easy post creation

add-on services

  • linkedin management: creation of posts, both written content and all visuals, posting on your behalf
  • instagram management: creation of static posts and reels, video rendering, monthly hashtag and keyword research, community management
  • youtube management: video rendering of long form videos and shorts
  • visual identity creation: logo or emblem for your personal brand and a package of visual assets: social media banners, social media templates, presentation decks
  • personal website turn-key build
  • linkedin profile rebrand
8 Different Channels to Build and Scale your Personal Brand

products & services

one-time investment

personal brand brief

$2000

  • 4 weeks in length
  • 1x 60-minute¬†meeting
  • brand¬†brief document
  • clarity of brand voice, brand perception, target audience, content pillars, platforms and types of content

 

 

 

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personal brand architecture

$5500

  • 8 weeks in length
  • 3x 75-minute one-on-one deep dive strategy calls
  • brand architecture document
  • clear¬†positioning that differentiates you
  • compelling story / bio, core content pillars, core platforms for your marketing plan, brand voice and tone, target audience, research of other thought leaders in your space, marketing plan of action
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turn-key linkedin profile rebrand

$1000

  • done-for-you rebrand
  • delivery in 10 days¬†
  • modernization, positioning & technical optimization
  • bio creation & experience clarification
  • stand out, make an impression & position yourself to achieve your goals
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personal website

$4000

  • done-for-you 2-page personal website
  • full website development, content creation, visual layout & technical¬†implementation
  • designed to position you to stand out
  • built for entrepreneurs, CEOs & leaders

 

 

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products & services

ongoing work

podcast package

$750/month

  • monthly¬†active reach out service¬†to generate opportunities for podcast guest appearances
  • ongoing curated research for up-and-coming podcasts
  • speaker/podcast guest pitch & short bio

 

 

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linkedin management package

$1500/month

  • monthly content creation
  • 2 social media posts/week
  • dedicated landing page¬†with questions for you to answer
  • monthly meeting to gather raw content
  • we take the raw content and convert it into LinkedIn posts
  • we post content on your behalf to save you time & energy
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instagram management

$2500/month

  • monthly content creation
  • 3 social media posts/week
  • monthly meeting to gather raw content
  • we take the raw content and convert it into¬†Instagram posts
  • we post content on your behalf to save you time & energy
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youtube management

$2500/month

  • monthly content creation
  • 2¬†video posts/week
  • monthly meeting to gather raw content
  • we take the raw content and convert it into¬†YouTube¬†video posts
  • we post content on your behalf to save you time & energy

 

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online courses

personal branding for entrepreneurs

$147

*multiple 5-star ratings!

  • mini-course of 10 videos: easy to digest & designed for rapid implementation
  • overview of personal branding fundamentals: what it (really) is, how to build one & why it matters
  • how to leverage content for thought leadership, hiring, raising capital or business exit
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online course: linkedin rebrand

$90

  • one tip every day for 30 days
  • videos, daily post suggestions & best practices
  • learn the ins-and-outs of linkedin - and stand out
  • rebrand your profile, build a network & drive visibility to your professional brand

 

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how to get started

we keep it simple. 

book a discovery call

we’ll ask you questions and answer yours to determine if we’re the right fit to work together.

we uncover your brand with you

spend 3 one-on-one interviews with your dedicated Personal Branding Guide.

we develop your brand strategy

you receive the final deliverable: your Brand Guide Architecture.

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Shawn Johal, Brand of a Leader Client & Thought Leader

Shawn Johal - Business Growth & Happiness Coach

"I have been working with the team at BOAL for a year. I needed major help building my brand and getting my message out to my audience and had no idea where to start. The team carefully crafted a detailed plan, starting by clarifying my unique voice. From there, we built a social media strategy that allowed me to 7X my reach within a few months. I haven't looked back. I am now very well positioned to grow my business through different channels and could never have done this without their guidance!"

Hege Marie Brown, Brand of a Leader Client & Thought Leader

Kate Holden - Entrepreneur & Canadian Wine Queen

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my branding journey with Brand of a Leader. They helped me clearly identify who I am and what I represent. This process has given me further clarification of not only who I am, but how I want to present myself to others. Hence giving me a platform and a branding statement to present to others. By taking a deeper look in who I am I can hold myself accountable to not only scale my business but drive my life forward in all the ways that matter to me. This is how I show up in my life."

Hege Marie Brown, Brand of a Leader Client & Thought Leader

Andrea Heuston - Entrepreneur & Speaker Coach

"I love Brand of a Leader. They have taken my voice and my content and converted it to something that others can relate to on social media. It's been so impactful for me. I've gained followers, but I've also gained the Thought Leader title. It's something that is invaluable to me and I would recommend them so highly if you are looking for a company or even a high touch place to really focus on your voice and help you get it out there, to your constituents, to your followers. Go with Brand of a Leader. There's nobody better."

why build your personal brand?

we all have a reason - what's yours?

thought leadership

become known as the expert or influencer in your field

trust

65%+ of people trust messaging coming from personal vs. corporate brands

purpose

live your true mission and your WHY

pivot or exit

separate your personal identity from your business identity 

ROI

support the marketing function of your organization

new revenue stream 

create courses, get paid for speaking, publish a book

but ultimately, it comes down to

impact

make a difference in the world & inspire at scale

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tune into our live interview series on linkedin

Tune into Voice of a Leader, our live interview show with thought leaders. From Emmy-nominees to viral CEO's, we interview some of the brightest minds across the globe on topics ranging from personal branding & thought leadership to psychology, entrepreneurship, public speaking & more.

Expect an authentic, deep-dive of guests' lives - the lows, the highs & everything in between.

Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer, Vaynermedia

Voice of a Leader LinkedIn Live Show - Interview Series with Thought Leaders
Bill Dolan

Emmy-nominated TV & Film Director

Voice of a Leader LinkedIn Live Show - Interview Series with Thought Leaders
Sam Horn

Best-selling Author & Global Speaker

Voice of a Leader LinkedIn Live Show - Interview Series with Thought Leaders
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