About Marietta

Hi there, I’m Marietta Gentles Crawford

—Writer, Personal Brand Strategist, Speaker, Author


You have big ideas, and you want to get them in front of the right people.

Your message is too important to be seen as average. You want to come across as credible, relatable, and human.

But the struggle is real.

You don’t have the time to juggle projects and increase your online visibility because you’re working on your business.

You’re not clear about how to leverage LinkedIn to grow your business (and it feels like a step up from selling in a church).

You need to be memorable. Likable. Credible. And the person that everybody wants to know more about.

I can help you nail your online presence and turn connections into people who will hire you—without hesitation.

Why Am I Your Partner in Words? 

My words and ideas have been featured on websites like Business Insider, Forbes, Money, The Muse, Inc., Fast Company, Thrive Global, and HuffPo.

I’m also the author of From Nine to Thrive: A Guide to Building Your Personal Brand and Elevating Your Career—a personal branding book that’s been a go-to career guide for both intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs.

How did I get started as a writer? Somewhere between elementary school and discovering women’s magazines.

I’ve been writing since I was a quirky 12-year-old in private school who religiously read CosmopolitanGlamour, and Vogue magazines. Somehow, I told stories beyond my adolescent years. (Now that I think about it, my choice of leisure reading may have had an influence.)

Before taking the big leap to start my own business, MGC Ink, I worked within Fortune 500 companies for 15+ years as a corporate trainer and writer. I credit my small but powerful LinkedIn network for helping me elevate my online brand.

Now I show small business owners, consultants, and freelancers how to build a personality-driven brand on LinkedIn and use their digital footprint to attract high-caliber money-making opportunities.


Ideas That Connect Make History

Even with the writing accolades I can now put on my virtual mantle, none of it happened overnight. I’ve learned plenty through the various roles I played throughout my career.

In fact, a lot of what I share about personal branding and storytelling comes from the lens of being an insider in various industries, climbing my way up to the top.

Experience taught me the power of a clear and compelling message. Because confidence and clarity is the difference between propelling your ideas or struggling to be heard.

Here’s what I know for sure…

Your unique experience is filled with stories and lessons brought to life.

Lessons are vehicles of change.

Change brings on a renewed sense of purpose that transforms lives.

Purpose-driven lives are unforgettable. And, you, my friend, are here to make history.

Let’s make history together.

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