Meet Founder and Head Coach
Honored by the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce with the Clara Brown Award, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce "Women in Business" Unsung Hero, and recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Region and State of Colorado in 2007, Makisha Boothe is Founder and Head Business Coach of Sistahbiz Global Network, a business accelerator for Black women entrepreneurs.
Sistahbiz Global Network helps Black women solopreneurs and microbusinesses build scalable, sellable businesses. As a rapid improvement coach, Makisha helps small businesses rethink their revenue strategies, brands, systems, resource allocation, and human capital strategies.
As principal of Pivot Innovation Solutions, a strategic facilitation and planning agency in Denver, Colorado, Makisha is a sought after strategist for organizational development, community engagement, and diversity, inclusion and equity work.
Before founding Pivot and Sistahbiz, Makisha co-founded and led the Denver Public Schools Innovation Lab, Imaginarium. The lab was the first district-run lab of its kind in the nation, and was designed to help principals redesign their school models and test new instructional strategies in the classroom.
Makisha has worked in politics and education reform on the national, state and local levels, to pass landmark innovation and choice legislation. She also served as the Senior Adviser to the Colorado State Senate President. She also owned and operated Ya Ya Spa, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Ya Ya Spa was featured in Black Enterprise and was known for its nostalgic atmosphere and specialty pedicures.
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