In this interview, I speak with the founder and CEO of Coyote Ugly Saloon, one of the most popular and successful bars in the world, Liliana Lovell. She breaks down her philosophy on leadership, loyalty and what it takes to build a global brand in an industry that did not welcome her with open arms.
(0:00) A special birthday shoutout to my killas, Rachel & Rose!
(6:02) Intro to today's episode
(8:55) Welcome, Liliana Lovell!
(9:42) Liliana's story
(12:48) What college taught Liliana as an entrepreneur
(13:52) The launch and expansion of "Coyote Ugly"
(16:51) "When you have nothing, you've got nothing to lose."
(20:43) Having the foresight to think 5 years down the road.
(22:18) Liliana's weaknesses along her journey.
(24:37) Having super-high standards for your business.
(25:49) The skeleton behind Liliana's business-model.
(28:43) Why Liliana still hires all the opening-staffs around the world, in-person.
(31:09) Fears, doubts, and bar culture.
(33:58) What helped Liliana deal with her fears and doubts.
(34:56) High-valued characteristics in Liliana's team.
(38:36) Being a female entrepreneur in America
(42:37) "Imposter Syndrome"
(44:55) Key tip: Don't be dumb with money.
(50:13) How Liliana stays up to date on all things business.
(51:52) Liliana's keys to maintaining high-energy.
(53:30) Liliana's round-table wish of "dead-or-alive" greats.
(55:51) How to get in touch with Liliana and support Coyote Ugly's latest charity for the Bahamas