Mallie Rydzik, M.S., is a tornado scientist turned serial online entrepreneur, coach, consultant, speaker, and writer. She left academia in 2012 after diagnoses of OCD, chronic depression, and binge eating disorder led her to rediscover life and work. Now, after starting and running various internet businesses, she uses her gifts of teaching and coaching to turn creative entrepreneurs into creative CEOs.
In January of 2013, Mallie was fresh out of graduate school and working on the project management team of a small government contractor. In an effort to find more meaningful work, she began exploring freelance science writing and editing. She grew her business, taking on clients like USA Today and SRA International, by highlighting her unique background and voice–her personal brand. By July, she had left her corporate position to pursue entrepreneurship wholeheartedly.
From there, she began exploring other online business opportunities, including e-commerce, dropshipping, digital marketing, systems consulting, strategy, and operations. Mallie began taking on more clients who wanted help establishing their own businesses, and she noticed a gap in the market she served. Other business coaches targeting creative entrepreneurs were helping them grow what they already had, taking on more and more work, but few were focused on helping them properly scale, leaving creatives as perpetual freelancers rather than business owners. Mallie committed herself to upleveling the online business coaching industry, taking her clients from the solopreneur hamster wheel to a CEO mindset and strategic approach to business.
Mallie’s personal mission is to change the way the world works by encouraging creative, unconventional entrepreneurship worldwide. She is doing that daily in her work as a business consultant, executive coach, international speaker, and author-in-progress. She has one book in production for 2017: The Creative CEO Revolution, a manifesto for the future of work.
Mallie has been published or featured in new and traditional media, including USA Today, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Hack the Entrepreneur, and Brazen Careerist. She can be reached directly for inquiries at email@example.com