Makaia Carr is the founder of online business success Motivate Me NZ, a members-only community for like-minded Kiwi women seeking positive support during their journey of living a healthier lifestyle, and M Fit Ltd, an online active wear and accessory retailer. She has recently sold both businesses.
Makaia founded Motivate Me in 2012 while working full-time in a senior management role, using Facebook as her key tool to develop, grow and promote her start-up business. In just two years the business grew exponentially, allowing Makaia to leave her full-time job and employ three staff, quickly hitting $500,000 in turnover and growing multiple revenue streams.
She now works as a blogger, public speaker and social media influencer, and supports charities and provides business mentoring.
She has her own Youtube channel and online talk show, Biz Chats, presented every week on her Facebook page.