By Karina Timmel
Job: President and CEO of MWF Enterprises
Born in: Lansing, Michigan
Lives in: Buckhead
Molly Fletcher moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in the sports industry. Her first real job was answering the phones for Super Bowl XXVIII.
“Though my job may have seemed trivial, I was at the front line,” she says. She ended up with a file of corporate executive contacts, which would be her step through the doorway of the sports industry.
Nicknamed “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Fletcher spent nearly two decades recruiting top athletes, coaches and sports media personalities. As one of the only female sports agents in the industry, she made a name for herself working with big names, like Tom Izzo, Ernie Johnson Jr. and John Smoltz. After the release of her first book, Your Dream Job Game Plan: 5 Tools for Becoming Your Own Career Agent, in 2008, Fletcher began getting a lot of speaking requests, which prompted her to switch gears and launch her own business.
Today, she travels all over the country speaking to Fortune 500 companies on topics related to leadership, team building and business development.
“There’s nothing more rewarding than getting phone calls or emails saying, ‘You talked about this and here are the changes I made and how it’s worked for me.’”
With three daughters under the age of 11, Fletcher certainly makes it work.
Her Biggest Life Lesson:
“It is important to get clear on your priorities and make sure everything else in your life—personal and professional—is aligned with those.”
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