High Heels in the Laundry Room

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High Heels in the Laundry Room: How I Faced Fear, Found My Voice, and Built a Business on My Terms

By Michelle Cully

Released September 26, 2018

Michelle Cully thought she’d never amount to anything without her boyfriend. After their abusive relationship ended, she was distraught, sleeping on her sister’s couch and refusing to eat . . . until a crazy idea popped into her head. With just a high school diploma, zero business experience and very little money, she started a courier company in her parents’ laundry room. Dressed in a suit and heels, she spent her days delivering packages all over Boston, or cold-calling as the laundry tumbled beside her. While she was building her business, she was also rebuilding herself.

Michelle Cully is a successful business owner, a mother, a wife and a fighter. For years she was in an abusive relationship that left her physically and emotionally scarred. At the lowest point in her life she decided to pull herself up and start again. With a high school diploma and zero business experience, she set out to start her own company. Today she is the CEO of Xpressman Trucking and Courier, a multimillion dollar venture with operations coast to coast.