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Zella Life Empowers Small Business Owners through Executive Coaching in Partnership with Intuit and the Los Angeles Urban League

By Remy Meraz July 11, 2023

Zella Life in Partnership with Intuit and the Los Angeles Urban League

In an extraordinary partnership, Zella Life, Intuit, and the Los Angeles Urban League have joined forces to revolutionize small businesses and empower diverse small business owners by launching the Intuit IDEAS (Invest, Develop, Empower, Accelerate, and Scale) program. This ambitious pilot initiative aims to accelerate the growth and scale of diverse small businesses in the Los Angeles region.

By combining their expertise and resources, including Intuit’s AI-driven platform and human experts, Zella Life’s diverse executive coaches and AI-enabled platform, and the know-how and advocacy of the Los Angeles Urban League to support Los Angeles-area minority small business owners, these partners have created a program that not only supports economic vitality but also fosters self-sufficiency within local neighborhoods and communities.

Remy Meraz, CEO of Zella Life, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Intuit and the Los Angeles Urban League in the IDEAS program. Through this collaboration, we aim to equip participants with the necessary soft skills and leadership development strategies to navigate challenges, drive growth, and achieve long-term success. We are confident that this collaboration will pave the way for a brighter future, breaking barriers and empowering black and brown founders in the community like never before.”

Unlocking Potential through Executive Coaching

Zella Life, known for its expertise in executive coaching and leadership development in diverse talent, plays a pivotal role in the IDEAS program. Their collaboration with Intuit and the Los Angeles Urban League brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With a focus on empowering business owners, Zella Life provides personalized coaching sessions to program participants, honing essential soft skills and effective leadership strategies.

Why Executive Coaching Matters

Julian Lewis, COO of Zella Life, shared, “At Zella Life, we believe in the power of executive coaching to unlock the full potential of business owners. Executive coaching is a transformative practice that helps entrepreneurs expand their emotional intelligence and maximize their business success. While technical skills and industry knowledge are undoubtedly important, soft skills and effective leadership abilities often make a critical difference in driving growth and overcoming challenges.”

Zella Life's executive coaching sessions provide a unique opportunity for business owners to develop key competencies, such as communication, problem-solving, decision-making, emotional intelligence, and strategic thinking. Through tailored one-on-one guidance from their diverse coaches and ongoing support through their AI-enabled platform, participants gain invaluable insights and tools to navigate the complexities of running a business and foster a positive work culture.

The Impact on Participating Businesses

The IDEAS program supports 25 small businesses in Los Angeles, representing diverse sectors and geographic locations with Intuit software, business consulting, and executive coaching.

Through Zella Life's executive coaching, business owners gain the skills and confidence necessary to make informed decisions, lead their teams effectively, and foster a growth-oriented mindset. The personalized approach of executive coaching ensures that the program caters to the unique needs of each participant, enhancing their overall business performance and long-term success.

Zella Life, Intuit, and the Los Angeles Urban League are united in their mission to revolutionize small businesses and empower entrepreneurs. By combining emotional intelligence, cutting-edge technology, and a deep understanding of the community's needs, this partnership will provide a comprehensive program that drives success and growth. Together, these stakeholders are confident that their collaboration will pave the way for a brighter future, breaking barriers and empowering black and brown founders in the community like never before.

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About Remy Meraz

Remy Meraz, co-founder, and CEO of Zella Life, is a visionary leader who leveraged corporate glass ceiling challenges as a woman of color to drive systemic change.

While leading and cultivating high-performance teams from VC-backed startups to Fortune 500, she consistently faced obstacles such as inadequate mentorship, lack of psychological safety, and non-personalized training. Taking matters into her own hands, she turned to executive coaching and NLP training. This life-changing growth experience led to breaking leadership barriers and a passion for cognitive psychology.

Motivated by her experiences, she co-founded Zella Life, an innovative AI-driven coaching platform bridging the talent development gap by enhancing soft skills and emotional intelligence (EQ) in the workplace.

Her vision with Zella Life is to transform professional development into an inclusive and impactful journey, focused on the distinct needs of both individuals and organizations. She aims to promote advancement and culture change by ensuring every professional's growth is acknowledged and supported.

Today, Remy is recognized as an influential innovator, trainer, mentor, and business leader. Under her leadership, Zella Life has delivered significant measurable outcomes for numerous well-known brands. This track record of positive outcomes garnered attention and funding from Google for Startups and Pledge LA, establishing Zella Life as a pivotal force in the learning and development arena tackling and resolving fundamental talent development issues for organizations of all sizes.