Innovation is so vital to the business world! Without innovative entrepreneurs bringing fresh ideas to the table, our businesses would all look exactly the same. One thing I’ve found is that innovation doesn’t just mean bringing brand new ideas to the table; an innovative person is also someone who can put a new spin on an older idea. Our voices as entrepreneurs are all unique, and an innovative person knows how to use their voice to make their brand stand out.
So, what if you’re feeling kind of stuck when it comes to your brand or your brand’s voice? What if you’re looking at your ideas and you’re not sure how to put a new spin on it so you’ll stand out from the competition? Well, when I get stuck, I go digging. Sometimes I get inspired by seeing how other innovative entrepreneurs made their ideas and products stand out, to give me new ideas about my own. So with that in mind, I put together a list of 12 innovative entrepreneurs to watch in 2021. I hope you use this list of creative business owners to jumpstart your imagination!
List of 12 Innovative Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021:
1: Tobias Michel
Tobias Michel is a creator of atmospheric soaking music with calming sounds, forward-moving beat, and spoken words. He loves to perform longer sessions with soaking music that has a beat. You can still relax to it, but it is a bit more unusual and kind of like a DJ performance. He is a creative person, a dreamer, thinker, and he loves both inspiration and people. You can read his blog to find out the lessons he has learned in life.
2: Whitney Barbary
If you need a breakthrough or a life coach, Whitney Barbary is the person you need. Imagine always having someone in your corner who will advocate for you and your dreams—someone who believes in you, your heart, and your passions.
Whitney passionately listens/discerns and then offer wisdom, guidance, and encouragement to propel individuals who are ready to move forward and live an authentic and abundant life.
3: Rob Scott
Is there a part of you that knows you want to change, and you know it’d be better for you if you did, and yet you still don’t do it? Maybe you feel unfulfilled like you’re never really going to be able to live out your dreams. Or perhaps you’re struggling to succeed to the level you really want to, and you’d like to make more money or impact the world; but on some level, you just feel stuck. Meet Rob Scot, a coach who helps people shift and dramatically breakthrough.
Rob has spent the last decade of his life working with hundreds of thousands of people, shifting their identities, and showing them how to evolve their consciousness and get incredible results across all areas of their businesses, their health, their relationships, and their entire lives.
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4: Switch Pivot Or Quit
Ahyiana Angel is the Founder of Mayzie Media, a podcast network with content curated for women, and host of the Switch Pivot Or Quit podcast. A traditionally published author and seasoned executor, Ahyiana eventually rose above society’s standards for success by quitting her highly coveted position at the NBA, moving to London, and traveling the world for a stint. She then followed her passion for writing to find her purpose in encouragement through podcasting.
Ahyiana masters the art of note-worthy ideation by taping into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling, and more. However, Ahyiana enters her zone of genius when speaking to audiences about any of her 4 Ps: publicity, publishing, personal development, and podcasting.
Ahyiana and her work have been featured by Forbes, Black Enterprise, The Muse, Career Contessa, Create & Cultivate, and more. Girlboss.com has featured the Switch, Pivot or Quit Podcast as”The 6 Best Podcasts to Listen to for Career Advice” as well as entrepreneur.com’s “12 Women-Run Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.”
5: Heather Wentler
Heather is also the founder of Fractal and the founder of Madison SOUP. Heather has always encouraged others to reach for what they want to become. Through teaching early-childhood through middle school in disadvantaged schools, her role was more than just teaching for the students and co-workers she spent her days with. She became a parent figure, role model, coach, and educator all rolled into one to make sure the lives she was touching benefited from her work.
Heather’s passion for entrepreneurship and supporting women in business became more prevalent in her career as she was founding Fractal and transitioning out of teaching in a traditional classroom.
Heather is an active leader and organizer of Forward Fest, and she has organized panels for the Launch Wisconsin conference, judged various business plan competitions across Wisconsin. Additionally, she sits on the WEDWisconsin, Early Stage Symposium Advisory Boards, and the B Corp Wisconsin Movement committee.
Heather serves as the President & Treasurer of the Doyenne Board of Directors.
6: Briana Bragg
After overcoming her depression and burnout, Briana Bragg founded Vacation of the mind. This came after realizing there were other fantastic entrepreneurs and business professionals who are overwhelmed and burning out, unable to feel better about themselves and the world around them. She wanted to help them accomplish a more balanced lifestyle as she had. She devoted herself to developing the proper techniques, tools, and training to empower individuals to utilize meditation to achieve greater success in all areas of their lives
Vacation of the Mind gives you an outlet to channel those positive emotions in your everyday life. Whether you’re at work and need a quick escape or in the comfort of your home, we take you on a journey like no other meditation program does.
7: Michelle Manning-Kogler
Michelle Manning-Kogler is the author of Quantum Soul Clearing – Healing the Scars Life Leaves on the Soul, and she is a contributing author of “Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now,” with Jack Canfield, Robert Evans, and 27 other top-thought leaders for personal change. She is the founder and trainer for “The Quantum Soul Clearing Process.” She has been in the alternative health and wellness field for over 25 years. She is an internationally renowned Life Coach, Distance Energy Healer, Medical Intuitive, Bio-Energetic Practitioner, and Motivational Speaker.
Michelle is the Founder of the Quantum Soul Clearing Process. She is an ordained minister, a Certified Brain Gym Practitioner, a Certified Experiential Kinesiologist, a Certified Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner and Teacher, a certified Bio-Energetic Practitioner, and Homeopath. She first began her healing career as a licensed massage therapist with a specialty in Trigger-Point Release and has had extensive training in nutrition and herbal medicines.
Today, Michelle’s Infinite Potentials Health and Wellness practice serves people throughout the world with customized health and wellness programs. By focusing on strengthening the four foundations for optimal health – emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual – her clients experience vibrant health and vitality in every aspect of their lives.
8: Samuel Hyland
Samuel Hyland is a marketer founder of Love2Coach. He thoroughly believes in the power of coaching and the possibilities which coaching can provide. It simply makes sense to leverage the knowledge of somebody who knows how to get results. Whether your goal is to overcome, expand, create, improve, or achieve, there is a coach out there for everyone.
Sam is fascinated with coaching and the positive effect that coaches can have on the lives of their clients. He profoundly respects those who spend their lives helping others to improve theirs! Though not a coach, he sees endless opportunities and possibilities to learn new skills and overcome obstacles which prevent him from living the life he wants. He reaches out to a coach when he feels the need to overcome a situation.
As a marketer, he is fully aware that people are ready to go to all lengths to solve a problem and are less motivated to achieve a result. However, there are so many new skills, improvements, and possibilities to learn and achieve great things. We the people are simply not aware that we could improve in a particular area, field, or expertise.
9: Cindy Schulson
Cindy Schulson is a consultant who helps coaches and consultant get their message heard with the heart. When Cindy started her coaching business in 2008, she had no idea what she was in for. It took surviving with virtually no income for her turning point to come. She took a step back to rethink her business and clear her focus.
Today, Cindy has an amazing ability to get straight to the heart of the problem when she coaches a client, creating amazing breakthrough moments. You can always count on Cindy to share straightforward insights, then coach around finding the shortest path to a solution. Cindy truly cares for her clients and shares her observations.
10: TaRhonda D. Harvey
Kolmio Global is a results-driven company providing innovative business solutions founded by TaRhonda D. Harvey. They can provide creative and practical solutions to business issues. Kolmio Global can help you visualize, and act upon, the changes ahead for you and your business.
Kolmio Global believes in keeping up with the changes in the industry to meet, and exceed, their clients’ needs. They partner with their clients to provide service and products that enable them to be successful in their business.
11: Kim O’Neill
Kim O’Neill is a Psychic Channel, Author, and Spiritual Teacher. For over three decades, she has devoted her life to serving others. She is the creator of the Life-Changing Day and How to Talk With Your Angels workshop programs, and she has traveled extensively teaching thousands of people how to understand the power of their inborn intuition better. She conducts workshops and presentations for groups including the internationally acclaimed Edgar Cayce Association of Research & Enlightenment.
Her work has appeared in over 100 media outlets including affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.
12: Dani Paige
Dani Paige is a conversion copywriter who prides herself on being “never average; only awesome.” Her philosophy? When writing a sales page, email campaign, or launch copy – the success of your project can happen well before a single word is written… The key is in your RESEARCH!
To find this stellar voice-of-customer data, interview 6-10 people on your email list. Interviewees should be a mix of both previous customers AND people who have yet to buy from you. Dig into WHY they are on your list and what pain points are happening in their life RIGHT NOW. Swipe these scrumptious answers and add them to your copy – their insights, explanations, and word choice may help you strike gold in your launch.
Whether you’re just starting out with your idea for a business, or you’re looking to rebrand, watching other entrepreneurs flourish can always help inspire you. I know there was a wide variety of companies on this list, but I totally did that on purpose. There are so many products and services we can provide, and there are so many ways to spin your specific brand! I hope this list was a reminder that you can go wild, and to keep your specific audience in mind. We can’t pitch for every person in the world, but we can speak directly to our audience.