BBW VIP MEMBER INTERVIEW: Maureen Brown, Owner of Ask the Advocate, LLC

What is your name?

Maureen Brown

What is your title?

Owner of Ask the Advocate, LLC

What is your business name?

What is your website URL?

What is your Instagram handle?

What is your LinkedIn URL?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women member?

3 years

Where are you based? How did you end up there?

Beverly, my husband and I built here

Tell us more about your company! What do you do and what pushed you to start?

I support families of children and young adults with unique learning needs obtain the appropriate services, and supports and placements they require to make effective progress

What is your definition of success? How do you know when you’ve reached it?

Being someone that makes a difference In the world by helping those In need with my expertise. Making a difference In the disability world and how we as a society view individuals with varying abilities.

Tell us about your most transformational moment as an entrepreneur?

Allowing myself to be successful and earn 6 figures and simply being proud of where I am today from where I came from.

What was one of your biggest challenges in business?

Raising kids as a single mom and trying to persevere to just keep plugging away no matter what

How do you handle the harder days? The struggles? Those moments when you feel like giving up?

Take a bath 🙂 Go to bed early, the next day always seems brighter when I am recharged

How has being a Boston Business Women Inner Circle member positively influenced your life + business?

Just joined really looking forward to learning from all of the amazing woman here.

Tell us about your most proud moment in your career.

Having students I helped when they were three now in college reach out to say how much I helped them by believing in them and advocating so strongly for their needs.

Who is the woman behind your business? What does she like? How does she spend her free time? What does she value?

Love laughing, spending time walking in the woods, love the beach, love spending time with my close group of woman friends, Love crafting and learning new ways to improve my business

What makes you stand out from others in your field? What do you do differently?

I am very passionate about each and every one of my clients, everyone gets treated like they are my only and I fight very hard for obtaining the supports each child needs to be successful long term.

Where can we keep up with you? What social media platforms do you use the most?

Facebook.com/asktheadvocate

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