• Welcome to “Her First Million,” A Podcast channel dedicated to empowering women business owners in manufacturing, construction, and trades.
  • Host: Amanda Bedell, your guide and business chaos sorter, shares her journey from owning a bakery to supporting other business owners.
  • Introduction of segments:
  • “Love Your Numbers”: Demystifying financial management for greater profitability.
  • “Ask Amanda”: Amanda answers business-related questions from viewers.
  • Interviews with successful women entrepreneurs.

Guest Introduction:

  • Special Guest: Monica Mack, founder of M3T Commissioning.
  • Background: Monica’s company provides comprehensive third-party custom-tailored commissioning programs for construction projects, focusing on risk management, safety, and best practices.

Interview Highlights:

  1. Monica’s Journey:
  • Transition from critical care nursing to holistic health inspired by her grandmother who lived to 103.
  • First job out of college as a systems engineer and test engineer, which led to commissioning for the U.S. Navy.
  • Founding m3t Commissioning and the challenges faced in a male-dominated industry.
  1. Industry Insights:
  • The importance of commissioning in construction and its impact on safety and best practices.
  • Trends in the industry, including the shift towards green building and public safety regulations.
  1. Overcoming Challenges:
  • The mindset needed to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
  • The significance of showing up authentically and building a supportive team.
  • Strategies to address gender-related challenges and biases in the industry.
  1. Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs:
  • Be patient and kind to yourself.
  • Know your talents and build a team that complements them.
  • The importance of networking and finding allies.
  1. Monica’s Business Philosophy:
  • Focus on customer needs and exceed their expectations.
  • Stay adaptable and resilient in a changing business landscape.
  1. Key Takeaways:
  • Success is a journey, not a destination.
  • The importance of persistence and not giving up.
  • Practical tips for managing self-doubt and imposter syndrome.


  • Recap of the episode’s key points.
  • Encouragement to viewers to pursue their dreams and stay resilient.

Call to Action:

  • Subscribe to “Her First Million” on YouTube.
  • Leave a comment or question for Amanda in the comments section.
  • Check out Monica Mack’s company, M3T Commissioning, for more information on their services.

Stay Connected:

  • Follow Amanda Bedell on social media for more business tips and inspiration.
  • Visit the “Her First Million” website for additional resources and upcoming episodes.

Resources Mentioned:

Here are the links to Monica’s favorite resources to get you on your way to your first million and beyond.

Traction, by Gino Wickman


Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly by Mori Taheripour 


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Monica and Amanda are prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program graduates. It’s an excellent resource for existing businesses.

To see if you qualify or to apply, here’s the link: https://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/

Thank you for watching! And, remember to like, comment, and share this live broadcast with your friends and colleagues! Let’s celebrate the success of women in business together! 🎉👩‍💼



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