Travels from Clearwater, Florida, USA
Magie Cook's speaking fee falls within range: $5,000 to $10,000
Magie Cook started her salsa company with a gift of $800 while she was homeless. Despite no experience in business, she grew Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips into a multi-million dollar company over the course of 4 years and sold it to Campbell’s Soup at a $231 million value in 2015. Today Magie uses her experience to empower others, helping them to grow as mindful and prosperous entrepreneurs and leaders.
Cook grew up in an orphanage, feeding her 68 “brothers and sisters” with meat that she hunted with a short knife, one of the few possessions she had. She taught herself to play basketball, seeing it as a possible path to a better life. She won an athletic scholarship to the University of Charleston, but was unable to find a job after graduating, leaving her in a familiar scenario – surviving in the forest and on the streets.
With the encouragement of friends, Cook entered and won a salsa-making contest, procuring an $800 gift from someone who had tried her salsa. Through hard work and passion, she expanded her company nationwide, building partnerships with Walmart, Whole Foods, and several other supermarkets until her products were available in 38 states.
After selling her company, Cook turned her focus to speaking, coaching, and helping Mexican orphans. For five years she served as the US Program Director of the Give New Life Orphanage, rescuing 31 Mexican children from the Cartel and sex trade.
Magie, who’s birth name is Magdalena De La Cruz Cook-Garcia, is an immigrant who was born in a orphanage in Mexico. She grew up in a very difficult environment along with 68 brothers and sisters. She missed her opportunity to play basketball for the Mexican National Team because she broke her collarbone. Shortly after, she immigrated to the US on a basketball scholarship at the University of Charleston. After obtaining her college degree, and not being able to find a job, Magie became homeless and lived on the streets during a snowy winter. When someone recognized on the street, she was given a place to stay.
A few weeks later, she entered a Fresh Salsa competition for the State of West Virginia and won unanimously. At this event, a man gave her $800 to start her business. Not knowing anything about business and with perseverance, she created Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips, a company that grew into a multi-million dollar business within 4 years and distributed products across 38 states to major supermarkets such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, and many more. At the height of its success in 2015, Maggie’s Salsa sold to Campbell’s Soup. Soon after, she went back to Mexico and helped save 31 orphaned children who were in the verge of falling into drug cartel hands. Other children who had been found severely abused were also rescued. Magie became a Motivational Speaker to help others to create breakthroughs and inspire them to live better more fulfilling lives.
Self-made business woman, Magie Cook uncovers the number-one indicator of whether or not an entrepreneur will succeed: their level of resourcefulness. Growing up in a Mexican orphanage with 68 children and no funds, this was a skill she honed from a young age in numerous ways such as learning how to hunt food with the one of her few possessions, a small knife.
Too often, though, she notes that resourcefulness is something investors often overlook, relating her personal story in which a lender she had schedule an interview with walked away upon meeting her in person and seeing that she was a young woman.
“Can you imagine if I had opened that door and said, ‘ew...you’re a man...and you’re old. Gross!’” she reframes the scene to an audience of lenders. “The point is, it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, black or white, or the color purple...The moment you are going to be successful as lenders is if you can somehow measure resourcefulness in entrepreneurs.”
Magie Cook is a woman to be reckoned with and a speaker to remember. She uses her extraordinary life and business experience to help leaders and entrepreneurs sharpen their focus, take on complex challenges, and create a meaningful difference in the world. Known for her spectacular ability to hold an audience’s attention, Cook’s authentic account of her rise from a Mexican orphanage to matriarch of a salsa empire worth $231 million will leave you laughing, but more importantly, fired-up and ready to improve your life, organization, and community.
PURPOSE DRIVEN – LEADERSHIP
In her talk, Magie teaches the three levels of leadership that she’s implemented in her life to become successful as a person, a team player, and a successful company builder. She also shares life experiences and successes in implementing these strategies.
If you are looking for a way to empower, uplift, inspire and energize your leaders, then, Magie is the person for you!
People who find fulfillment in their work are more creative, more productive, healthier (with fewer sick days), better at customer service, better at sales, more innovative, more loyal, better leaders, they stay on the job longer.
Magie has been creating and developing successful teams for companies. She knows what people need, and need to do to inspire great results.
THE POWER OF MOTIVATION
In her Keynote, Magie talks about the most powerful ways to create a shift in motivating a team or a culture using psychology, language, and perspective. She also shares life experiences as successes in implementing these techniques.
Do your people need to be reminded of their sense of purpose? Do you need to empower them to reach their very best and to inspire the best out of those around them? Then this motivational speech is for you!
If your people understand their potential, they will be better employees, more productive, more creative, more responsible, better leaders, deliver better customer service, take personal responsibility for moving their work, their organizations and their clients.
JOURNEY TO EXTRAORDINARY
On this topic, Magie shares her journey to extraordinary inspirational story starting with her orphanage life in Mexico to selling her successful company to Garden Fresh & Campbell’s Soup, to rescuing 31 orphaned children from a drug cartel in Mexico. She shares her transformation, her tenacity, perseverance and willingness to super achieve in order to overcome suffering and poverty. Her pursuit of fulfillment is coupled with the need for balance and mindfulness which she also uses to help her clients thorough breakthrough LIFE COACHING and BUSINESS COACHING. Do you need to deliver an inspirational message to your organization and show them that anything is possible? Then, Magie is the perfect person for you!
MINDFULNESS MINES SUCCESS
Are you ready to be Entertained?
Magie's Mindfulness Principles in the workplace improves team trust, productivity, accountability, performance, and culture excellence. Her experience building companies and teams from the ground and up, have made her an expert in this field. She shares life experiences as successes in implementing these Principles.
-Learn Magie's Mindfulness stories that she practiced with her team while growing her company.
-Learn how Accountability and TRUST in the workplace mean everything.
-Learn how to stay productive and increase your performance while enjoying what you do.
-Learn how a Strong Culture can shave your company and your world.
EMPOWER YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Get ready to be Energized!
Magie talks about the importance of self-education, personally, and professionally (seeking personal growth, growth within a team, and growth within a business) and shares the daily practices that she performed over the years to reach ultimate success. Growth is one of the most powerful basic human needs.
-Listen to Magie's stories of Empowerment and Personal Development that gave her an edge to a successful and fulfilling life.
-Learn the daily strategies Magie uses to awaken the warrior within.
-Learn the strategies that Magie used with her team to Empower, educate and grow their potential.
-Learn how Growth is one of the Top Basic Human Needs and how it can fulfill your purpose.
GIVING & COMMUNITY BUILDING
Magie talks about the importance of contribution, (personally, within a team and within a business). Contribution is another very powerful basic human need. She talks about her life experiences which led her to sacrifice her life to rescue 31 orphaned children from a drug cartel in Mexico. Contribution does not have to be monetary it can be done in so many different ways. Your greatest reward is the feeling you get when you know you have changed someone's life for good.
-Listen to Magie's story about her rescue operation in Mexico of 31 orphaned children she rescued from a drug cartel.
-Learn the psychology of giving and community building.
-Learn the power of Contribution and what it does to our planet.
-Experience the power that you have to make a DIFFERENCE.
“Homerun!!! GOOD JOB!!! She knocked out of the park… Thank you. I am so glad that we had her today. She connected with us on so many levels and we all can relate to you and understand your intent.”
– D.O., VICE CHAIR, SCORE
“Magie is a true professional with an empowering, heartfelt story. Magie is a force and has genuinely risen from the ashes in triumph. Along her journey she has been a real inspiration.”
– P.P., EXECUTIVE VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PROVO FINANCIAL SERVICES
“A real inspiration and raw in delivery. Really took you on her journey to success. The epitome of ‘never giving up’.”
– S.F., SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, COGENCY GLOBAL
“Her story was funny, ironic, engaging and your success was a testimony to your in venerable spirit as a businesswoman. I’m still laughing thinking about it. We have had the typical economist keynotes in the past and you were a refreshing and welcome change. Voices like yours need to be heard by our industry and it’s lobby now more than ever.”
– R.D.M., VICE PRESIDENT, JP MORGAN CHASE BANK
“I am sure Magie will be in high demand. She was the hit of the conference! Everyone was talking about her.”
– M.K., SENIOR SBA REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, TD BANK
“Magie was absolutely perfect to speak at the WLP WISE Student Symposium. She is not only passionate, humble, and engaging but she is a professional who was both prompt and responsive throughout the planning process. Many students say that she was by far their highlight of the entire day. We are so thankful for her graciousness and kindness to our organization and know that our students will continue to cherish her message of empowerment and hope.”
– C.G., ORGANIZER, USF (THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
“Magie is genuine, real and authentic. She brings you to the core of who she is and inspires you to be the best version of yourself possible without letting the headwinds or obstacles in your life get in your way. She has crushed thru them all and has come out shining on the other side. She will inspire you to look in the mirror and take action in your life, your business while opening your heart to your true self. She will turn you inside out leaving better then when you came. Her words, her delivery, her message, her story and what she has overcome to be in front of you is nothing short of determination, discipline and resilience. Prepare yourself for the transformation that will occur after being part of Magie’s world during her talk. Enjoy!”
– Jon Dwoskin
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Mindful Success: How To Use Your Mind To Transform Your Life
Mindful Success is a compelling story about one woman’s rise from living in an orphanage and homeless on the streets of America to building a multimillion dollar company from scratch. In this book you will learn step by step exactly what Maggie Cook did to bring herself from such difficult situations and how no matter where you come from, or what situation you are currently in, you can accomplish your dreams using the principles she teaches you in Mindful Success.
This is truly a story of self discovery as Maggie travels through circumstances few could ever imagine. Her story is inspirational and her lessons are universal.
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