Five Instagram Accounts for Powerful Insights

Instagram isn’t just about catching up on friends’ stories, selfies, travels, and afternoon tea. It’s also a gold mine of substantial lessons on personal and professional development. Check out the IG accounts of these trailblazing entrepreneurs who are worth following.

by Ethel Nolasco, 15 September 2017

Learn what the best minds in business post on IG.

They’ve all “been there and done that” and have a lot to show for it: the lifestyle and influence, the money and the media mileage. Follow these five Instagram accounts, as chosen by writer Folarin Okunola, and learn from experts, thought leaders, and culture shifters who can help you transform your mindset, drive your business, and achieve your #careergoals. 

Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins)

When billionaires, executives, and musicians seek your advice, you know you’ve made it big. Specializing in leadership psychology, and life and business strategy, Tony Robbins has been named CEO Whisperer (by Fortune Magazine) and included in the Top Six Business Leaders of the World (by American Express).
Notable Instagram Insight: “There’s no straight line to success. Discipline your disappointment.” 

Brene Brown (@brenebrown)
A research professor of Social Work at the University of Houston, Brene Brown has deployed 16 years of research on “courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy” to bring “empirically based courage-building programs,” among others. She is known for “The Power of Vulnerability,” a video-lecture that ranks in the top five most viewed TED talks. 
Notable Instagram Insight: “The broken-hearted are the bravest among us. They had the courage to love.”

Peter Voogd (@peterjvoogd)

The Game Changers Academy is a fitting name for an organization whose founder has “built six and seven-figure businesses in different industries.” Peter Voogd shares his revolutionary insights in his best-selling book, 6 Months to 6 Figures. That he can bring together “Millionaire Mentors” and a “Private Mastermind Community” in his academy testifies to Voogd’s game-changing credentials. 
Notable Instagram Insight: “Stay around people who force you to level up.”

Gabrielle Bernstein (@gabbybernstein) 
Gabby Bernstein brings spirituality and emotion into your personal and professional development. Her Spirit Junkie Masterclass “empowers people to awaken their confidence and live their purpose.” A practitioner of Kundalini yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and the Emotional Freedom Technique, she is one of YouTube’s 16 Next Video Bloggers and part of Forbes’ “20 Best-Branded Women.” 
Notable Instagram Insight: “It’s time to step into your power so that you can help others do the same.” 

Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee)

Not sure if he’s met our Gary V, but Gary Vaynerchuk has much to teach you as head of VaynerMedia, which according to the company website, is “a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients.” An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he blends the creativity of a marketing specialist and the corporate savvy of a CEO. Apart from live seminars, he shares his expertise online, through a podcast (The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience) and an online Q&A show (#AskGaryVee). 
Notable Instagram Insight: “Don’t fight Goliath’s game, if you’re David.”