If you’ve ever wondered what it really takes to become a successful entrepreneur in the wellness industry, grab your headphones and start listening. Brand Yourself is a show that gives you a behind the scenes look at what female business owners in the health, mindfulness, and personal growth space have done to build thriving businesses and stand out brands. Hosted by brand strategist, Blair Badenhop, you’ll hear guests reveal the up and down journeys to finding success and how they leveraged who they really are to carve out their spot in the industry. Tune in to discover how “being yourself” is the secret to captivating your audience, effective marketing and branding, and more.
Michelle Jeovanny is the #1 Latina Speaker on a mission to change this world and support all humans to create a life that excites and inspires them every day. She is obsessed with people living their full potential, and has a gift for empowering, educating, and inspiring her audience through thought-provoking stories and tangible takeaways. Her company is devoted to giving you the tools and knowledge to reach new heights of joy, success and freedom. Having you dive deeper into the inner work of personal mastery in life, business and relationships. She does this by creating content, products, programs and services that support you in living your highest calling and manifesting your deepest desires. She believes in the power of Oneness, transformation, mentorship, and what she calls Faith in Action, hence her obsession with making inner mastery mainstream so that it reaches more people, offering them the gift to create their life from the inside out. She is a facilitator of transformation, designing and leading experiential trainings for businesses, schools and nonprofits. She is also a serial entrepreneur and investor with businesses alongside her partner in real estate development, in the supply business, as well as in the health and wellness industry. In the episode, she shares why she understood from a young age that TV was instructing us on how to be and how to behave, and how she got inspired to use film and music to have a deeper influence when she started her business, how the stock market crash in 2008 was the catalyst for her leaving behind a job that didn’t feel aligned, traveling the world, getting on her path to personal development, and falling in love with coaching, what inspired her to become a personal growth coach and integrate her spiritual gifts into her work with clients, and why it took her a while to build the courage to show her “woo” side, why 99% of her clients came through word of mouth and why speaking at events, schools, and more was the vehicle that helped her business grow in a massive way, why she believes having a strong message is so important to building connection with your audience, and when you combine that message with faith and action you will be successful, her journey building 4 businesses that are all 6 and 7-figures and why multiple revenue streams has been key to her creating the lifestyle she wants, and so much more! To learn more about Michelle Jeovanny and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Megan Roup is a celebrity trainer and the founder of The Sculpt Society, a fitness platform and app that makes lengthening and strengthening dance cardio and sculpting workouts accessible to all women. As a professional dancer, fit model, and fitness instructor, Megan struggled to find a workout that was both effective and fun until she found dance-based fitness. After seeing how intimidating dance cardio could be for the average gal, she was inspired to change that and developed a method that made it simple and empowering—and The Sculpt Society was born. Today, Megan’s workouts are beloved by celebrities, influencers, and Victoria’s Secret models including Arielle Charnas, Hannah Bronfman, Hunter McGrady, and Elsa Hosk. The Scuplt Society has been featured in Vogue, Shape, Health, Harper’s Bazaar, E! News and many others. So, I’ve been following Megan on social media for a while now and I adore her. She’s not only a badass trainer in incredible shape, but she’s also super down to earth and kind. And I’m so excited for you to listen in on our conversation today about how she built her amazing business. In this episode, she shares her journey juggling a professional dancing career with modeling for fitness brands, and teaching fitness classes and what inspired her to go all in as a fitness instructor, the moment she got the download to create her own dance cardio method, the steps she took to build her initial base of clients, and why her classes were completely full within 6 months of launching, the bold moves she made to build brand awareness and get in front of influencers, and why many of her celebrity clientele was a product of word of mouth, why she calls herself the queen of the side hustle, and her biggest recommendations for taking the pressure off your business so that it can grow naturally in the beginning, the biggest mistakes she’s made as an entrepreneur and why learning to trust herself has often been her biggest lesson, and so much more! To learn more about Megan Roup and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained triple-board-certified physician - with specialties in gynecology and obstetrics, Integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has worked with thousands of patients, spoken for dozens of healthcare organizations and associations, and consulted with physicians around the world. Her work has been featured in all major news media including NBC, CBS, ABC, People.com, on NPR’s 51% show, Reader's Digest, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Style, and Sirius XM. Nancy Hala and Sheri Salata (former Exec producer, The Oprah Winfrey Show) said on their podcast, “Dr. Anna, you’re the ‘Girlfriend Doctor’. We are comfortable talking to you about anything.” And from that moment forward, that’s what she’s been known as—The Girlfriend Doctor. Dr. Anna invites women to get honest with what’s really happening with their bodies and provides programs and products that help them improve things from low libido to vaginal dryness and more. In this episode, she shares her journey from working as a researcher in the Navy to pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a doctor , her amazing story about how she reversed early menopause and went on to conceive her next child naturally, and why this experience inspired her to bring regenerative medicine into her practice , what it was like for her to steadily add digital components like webinars and courses to her private practice and how that evolved into her becoming The Girlfriend doctor with a massive audience , her experience going through a divorce, becoming a single mom, and being the sole income earner for her family while also letting go of her private practice and figuring out how to build an online business , the strategies and decisions that empowered her to build a 7-figure business and an audience of over 300,000 followers and clients , and so much more! To learn more about Dr. Anna Cabeca and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Berrion Berry is a Holistic Menstrual Health Educator and Practitioner. Her #1 goal is to teach modern women how to have pain free periods, period. As the founder of The Flo Academy, she focuses on teaching those who identify as female entrepreneurs or modern women, how to utilize their menstrual cycle to optimize their life. From hormone balancing to cycle syncing, to mood-enhancing and self-healing, Berri covers it all and is excited to help you have your best period yet. Berri is the definition of go-getter. As you’ll hear in our conversation, she’s had a fire lit in her since she was little to make a difference. The way she runs her business is so well done, and I can’t wait for you to get the inside scoop. To learn more about Berrion Berry and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Victoria Albina is a Certified Life Coach, Breathwork Meditation Facilitator, and host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast. Her work and platform are devoted to helping women overcome perfectionism, people-pleasing, and codependency and realize that they are their own best healers. She is a UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner, has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. And she’s been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Lenape territory, also known as New York City. So, I absolutely love this conversation. Victoria has such a warm, playful energy and we had the best time diving into her journey, her values, and what it means to do the important work she does. In the episode, she shares what it was like for her to grow up in the US as a white-passing immigrant from Argentina and how she’s always been aware of her privilege, why longtime digestive issues and struggles with depression and anxiety are what led her to initially pursue a career in public health, how her own mindfulness and self-care practice inspired her to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner and explore functional medicine, what happened when she started healing her own tendency towards codependency and people-pleasing, and perfectionism and how that led to another career pivot where she became a life coach, the challenges she faced in shifting away from her private practice to run her virtual business fulltime The three things that have contributed most to her getting clients and growing a super successful business, why she is so passionate about feminism and using privilege for good, and so much more! To learn more about Victoria Albina and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Ilene Godofsky Moreno is a cookbook author, food photographer and the gal behind the plant-based blog The Colorful Kitchen. She combines her background in design with her passion for plant-based food to create and share recipes that are "colorful, not complicated." Ilene's recipes have been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and TODAY Food, among others. Ilene can be found cooking and eating with her husband and daughters in New Jersey. So, funny story. When I worked at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I had this idea that it would be fun to capture the journey of an IIN student through video. And Ilene was one of the students we chose for the project. She and I recently reconnected, and I’m so excited to share our conversation with you today. In this episode, Ilene shares how she resolved long-time digestive issues and allergies through a plant-based diet and why it inspired her to dive deeper into the world of nutrition, the moment she stumbled upon health coaching as a career option and decided to dip her toe into the wellness industry as a food blogger, what a day in her life as a food blogger looked like back in the day, and how she hustled and what she sacrificed to turn it into a real business, the story of how one of her recipes got featured in the New York Times and why it was key to building momentum in her business, the details of her initial failed book deal, what it taught her, and why it was a total blessing, the honest truth about what it’s been like to run a business alongside raising two young kids, and so much more! To learn more about Ilene Moreno and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Jill Wintersteen is the founder of Spirit Daughter, a popular astrology and wellness platform designed to help you live your best life. She was introduced to astrology as a teenager and continued her exploration while studying yoga, meditation and Chinese medicine. These practices served as the foundation of her life for over twenty years even as she became a neuroscience researcher with master’s degree in Psychology. But then, she realized her true purpose was spreading the messages of astrology and the cosmos. And as she stepped on that path, she was inspired to write and distribute monthly workbooks with the Moon as her guide. Today, Spirit Daughter’s Moon Workbooks reach thousands of people worldwide each month and help them set intentions to manifest their dreams while working with the energy of the Universe. In this episode, Jill shares why yoga and meditation have been her anxiety management tools since her teens, what it looked like for her to start out as a yoga instructor and bring together a unique variety of wellness modalities for her clients in early adulthood, how honoring her instincts are what allowed her to develop her best-selling product that is the core revenue stream of her business today, how the name Spirit Daughter was born and why Instagram was THE platform that allowed it to grow and reach such a big audience, the ways she has beautifully integrated her natural talents and passions into one business— from artistry and writing to spirituality and astrology, why even though she’s accomplished so much, she still feels a little bit of fear and vulnerability every time she posts on social media, and so much more! To learn more about Jill Wintersteen and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Kait Hurley is a student, teacher, entrepreneur, and the creator of KAIT, an app and online training platform that combines movement with meditation to help people care for their body, mind, and heart. Classes range from high-intensity sweat sessions to guided runs to yoga and meditation. And she is honored to share the teachings and practices that have been so deeply transformative in her life. So, as you’ll hear in the episode, Kait is an incredible human—a really good human. And beyond the work she does to help more people meditate, she also uses her voice and platform to speak up about issues she cares about—one being racism. She is actively anti-racist, which is something I’ve committed to being very recently. Because what happens to black people and people of color in our country is not ok. And I’m sorry for taking so long to take a stand on this publicly. If you’re a white woman who had been outraged by recent events or every event affecting a person of color, then I invite you to stop hiding too, use your voice, and educate yourself about how what you can do to help the black community. What does this look like? It looks like examining our own subconscious beliefs. It looks like following and supporting black women and all women of color. It looks like having hard conversations with family and friends who make racist remarks. It’s about doing all of the above consistently. Not only when a black person dies. I know this is heavy, but it’s important. And if all of us want to really change the world—to help people awaken, be healthy, find inner peace and joy, and lead with integrity—then we have to play a part in changing this too. I’ll be sharing some resources with you below, so you can check them out. And I will be making a massive effort to have more women of color on the show. In this episode, she shares her journey with anxiety and chronic panic attacks and why it ultimately led her to explore meditation, and the massive impact it had on her state of mind, the moment she got the download for her business idea in her living room and how her husband played a key role in helping her turn it into a platform and app, what it looked like for her and her husband to quit their jobs and devote themselves to creating the business for two years—and why she points out that her ability to do that was largely rooted in privilege, how they tested out the concept before fully launching the brand and the incredible feedback they received from users early on, the grassroots efforts she made to build awareness about her platform and app early on in order to cultivate community and a wider audience, why collaboration has been SUCH a huge piece of her marketing strategy and how that’s impacted the growth of her company, and so much more. To learn more about Kait Hurley and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
During this short and sweet solo episode, I hop on to make it clear where I stand on anti-racism, call myself out on the lack of diversity on the show, and share my intentions about how I'll change that moving forward.
Welcome back to another #OnTheRise conversation— If you’re new here, #OnTheRise is an interview series with early-stage entrepreneurs who are experiencing significant success within the first few years of launching their brands. I created this series to give you a peek at the decisions, intuitive guidance, and strategy that have empowered young business-owners to grow quicker than most. And today’s #OnTheRise guest is Elsa Valentine. Elsa is the co-founder of Innate Food, a UK-born collection of vegan superfood crackers. Ignited by her own health transformation as a teenager, Elsa wondered why all humans are not innately connected to the foods they need to thrive. And why the majority chose to eat processed foods, which are essentially accumulative poison. Later in life, it became her mission to create a healthy snack that not only contains superfood ingredients but also brings people the sensory euphoria that would keep them coming back for more— making it easy and delicious to choose something healthy over and over again. Her first product line, Innate Food was born out of this mission and a shared passion to shift the landscape of commodified food with her co-founder, Tess. The Innate Food collection can be found in Whole Foods and Sainsbury's across the UK, and it continues to expand globally. In this episode, why her sense of ambition was big from the ripe age of 12 years old and the wild million-dollar business plan she came up with back then, her winding career path from commissioned artist to working alongside a marine biologist, to running the horse-trekking farm of a cowgirl in New Zealand to the work she does today with Innate, her process for developing her product line and why she treated everything from recipe creation to branding as a work of art, why tuning into herself and connecting with nature have always acted as a compass and anchor in uncertain times, and are what have empowered her to see her circumstances as an adventure, her brilliant invention of Innate Mood, a digital product designed to help people build self-awareness and process their emotions using video journaling—this is fascinating, and so much more! To learn more about Elsa Valentine and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Jamie Graber is the founder of Organically Jamie, where she works as an Integrative Life Coach and meditation teacher to help clients discover their best selves by releasing old patterns and belief systems. As a self-proclaimed “mindset shifter”, her method brings together energy, kundalini, meditation, and breathwork with the principles of talk therapy to dig into the subconscious mind to initiate healing and transformation. As the former owner of Gingersnaps Organic Cafe, Jamie has become something of a shapeshifter herself after realizing that her true calling came not in food, but in personal growth and spirituality. Jamie believes movement and meditation are the tools that get us into the quiet enough to tap into the signs from within to break old habits and achieve the life we want. Her work has been featured in Well+Good, Mind Body Green, Refinery29, The New York Times, and more. Jamie and I first met at her amazing café at A Course in Miracles talks, and then later at a retreat where she shared her incredible story about healing her relationships with food. It’s been so cool to witness her business pivot from restaurant owner to energy healer. And I’m so excited to share our conversation about all of the above today. In this episode, she shares how she shifted from being of spoiled, materialistic, and angry in early adulthood to becoming who she really is: loving, purpose drive, and tapped into her soul, why moving from New York City to LA completely changed the trajectory of her life for the better, and the adventure she found herself on navigating a career as an actress and yogi, the experiences that sparked the idea to open her own raw food café, and her super cool, serendipitous process for manifesting its launch in New York City, how meditation has been her anchor in everything she creates, and why getting quiet and tuning into her own inner wisdom has been the most effective business strategy, what it was like to realize she didn’t want to be a restaurant owner anymore after devoting years to the business, and how to make the pivot into the work she does today, why she says owning your truth, living what you say, and taking action in alignment with your future self is THE key to attracting the right opportunities, and so much more! To learn more about Jamie Graber and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Samara Zelniker is the founder of Mindfulness Matters, a platform dedicated to empowering leaders to reach their infinite potential. She’s been featured as a leadership expert in Forbes, Business Insider, and Focus TV. With over a decade of experience teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness, she incorporates tools in Eastern ancient wisdom and modern Western science to help you individuals and businesses thrive. Through a curated and personalized program, Samara works with her clients to highlight innate talents and nourish a practical application of core strengths. As a result, clients are guided towards a deeper understanding of self, and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. This is done through 1:1 coaching, management training, team off-sites and international retreats. In this episode, Samara shares the sequence of unusual events that led Samara to fall in love with yoga, become a teacher, and start Mindfulness Matters, her bold decision to shift from a career in fashion to a brand new one in wellness, and how she leaned on both her intuition and practicality, why keeping her head down and staying in her own lane is what empowered her to get clear on her unique value and vs. getting caught in comparison and paralysis, why she recommends not being shy about leveraging your own personal network to initiate the beginnings of your business—and what it looked like for her to do just that, the brilliant strategy that helped build her relationships with HR executives in order to land clients in the corporate world, the 3 core marketing techniques that she swears by and how they have played a key role in the growth of her platform, and so much more! To learn more about Samara Zelniker and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Aarona Lea is the author of the intuitive oracle set 'The Moon Deck' which has reached thousands of women globally and been featured in publications like Goop, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen and others. As an entrepreneur for the past 20 years, she has a depth of experience in the realms of meditation, yoga, intuitive ritual, alternative therapies and more. She leverages her experience and training to facilitate empowering workshops and trainings and leads sacred circles and retreats worldwide, offers private & group Intuitive Oracle Readings. Beginning her healing path as a child, this curiosity about emotional health & intuition began a life-long journey of study, practice, & ritual where she explored the shadowy depths of healing trauma, recovered from chronic bulimia, and is now helping to normalize conversations around emotional and spiritual wellbeing. In our conversation, we chat about her journey to healing from bulimia through her yoga practice, and why she felt inspired to both become a yoga teacher and health coach, why intuition has always informed her decisions and led her to the perfect next step in both life and in business, her yoga teaching career, traveling the world, hosting retreats, and what she did to pivot when this business stopped growing, what inspired her to write an oracle deck and why it took years for her to finally launch what is now known as the Moon Deck, her process for creating the deck, crowd-funding for it, and building the brand so that it became a coveted personal growth tool and ritual, why she prefers steady growth over speedy growth and measures her success by how many lives she impacts, not how much press she gets, and so much more! To learn more about Aarona Lea and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Joanne Schneider is the Co-Founder and Head of Product at Kindbody, a network of beautiful tech-enabled fertility and wellness clinics designed to improve access and convenience for women’s healthcare. With locations in New York City, LA, and San Francisco. Aside from being one of the first to create a one-stop-destination of this nature for women, Kindbody also builds all of their own software in-house to reduce the cost of care for their patients and modernize the experience. Joanne has been leading product and engineering teams her whole career starting at Google in the Bay Area, and most recently at Flatiron Health, a cancer technology company. Joanne and I had this conversation at the end of 2019 way before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic. What’s amazing is that in New York City, fertility care has been deemed an essential healthcare service, so KindBody’s clinic has remained open and actively seeing patients. They also offer virtual consultations. Which means that women who are still on their fertility journeys can get incredible support even right now. I could not admire Joanne and her co-founder Gina more, and I’m really excited to give you a peek inside this incredible company. To learn more about Joanne Schneider and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Jenny Sansouci is the author of The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide To The Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms. She's a certified Health Coach and creator of the wellness blog Healthy Crush, where she's been writing since 2008. Jenny is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been trained by functional medicine doctor Frank Lipman, MD in New York City. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. Jenny and I have known each other since 2011 when I started working at IIN. And we became friends through IIN’s Ambassador/Affiliate program— something that was a core part of my job there. I remember feeling so in awe of the life she’d created for herself, blogging fulltime and living with so much freedom. Ever since, I’ve watched her grow and expand and deepen her love for plants and their medicinal magic. I was so incredibly moved by her relationship with her dad and how she’s showed up for him as he’s navigated Pancreatic cancer. In this episode, she shares how she got her start blogging before it was even a thing— and what inspired her to shift from sharing her personal life to creating a platform devoted to wellness, her secret strategy to not only monetizing her blog, but optimizing SEO so it showed up on the first page in Google, how she leveraged affiliate commissions and advertising to fund her blog and earn enough to leave her full-time job, what it was like to travel the world as a digital nomad, how she made it happen, and why she’s spent the last few years more grounded and close to home, why her dad’s stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis was a huge turning point for her not only personally but professionally, how her deep desire to help her dad led her to study CBD, Cannabis, and medicinal mushrooms and applied them to her father’s treatment plan, and so much more! To learn more about Jenny Sansouci and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Throughout her career, Kristin McGee has been a pioneer in making yoga more accessible. She helped launch the Peloton yoga program and is currently instructing with them. She’s also starred in over 100 yoga and pilates videos including MTV workout videos, Bethenny Frankel workout Videos and her own personal brand of yoga DVD’s. She has privately trained celebrities and has written books about the value of yoga in everyday life. She has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, The Today Show and has been featured in Health, Shape, Vogue, and Women’s Health. As a busy mom of three boys, Kristin strongly believes that just a few minutes of yoga a day can bring more balance and harmony to your life. Kristin’s classes will ground you, challenge you to focus on the moment and connect your mind, body and breath. Kristin and I have known each other—mostly from afar for years. As you’ll hear in the episode, she is incredibly kind, genuine, and a total open book. And I’ve admired the way she brings her authentic self to life in her online presence. In this episode, her journey to finding and falling in love with yoga, and why she decided to become a teacher and leave behind acting , what it was like to make $10-$15 per class at the start of her career, and why staying humble led to so many serendipitous collaborations, clients, and more, the sequence of events that led to her becoming Steve Martin’s private yoga and Pilates instructor and how that ignited her brand’s visibility in a big way , why she’s been fearless in turning her ideas into reality and how that has empowered her to secure opportunities with brands like MTV and Peloton, how she’s seamlessly blended her life as a mom and yoga teacher on social media, and has become such a beloved resource for her audience, what it’s been like to juggle motherhood with a thriving wellness business, and so much more! To learn more about Kristin McGee and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Kelly Leveque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Her business Be Well by Kelly grew out of Kelly's lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition and overall wellness. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, she helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. She is extremely passionate about the science of human nutrition, and studies the latest research, evaluates competing theories and reads everything which has always put her ahead of wellness trends before they’re in the media. Prior to starting her business, she in the medical field for Fortune 500 companies like J&J, Stryker, and Hologic, eventually moving into personalized medicine, offering tumor gene mapping and molecular subtyping to oncologists. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and completed her Post Graduate Clinical Nutrition education through UCLA and UC Berkeley. She rounded out her education with a number of other certifications including health coaching through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 200-hour Yoga Instructor training, and as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In this episode, Kelly shares why she fell in love with the science of nutrition and how her love of research made her an invaluable resource for friends before she turned her passion into a business, what it looked like to build her nutrition business as a side hustle with a demanding fulltime job, the things she invested in, how she grew her audience, and more, why being humble, generous, and focused on service was so key to building awareness about her work in the beginning, and why she highly recommends starting before you’re ready, the detailed story about how she got her first celebrity client, and how that created a ripple effect to become a go-to nutritionist for many others, why she says it’s so important to trust yourself, keep learning, and keep trying and get over the fact that you don’t need to know everything, and so much more! To learn more about Kelly Leveque and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Jessie De Lowe is a manifestation coach, art therapist, certified yoga instructor and Co-Founder of the lifestyle + wellness platform How You Glow. She has dedicated much of her life to the study and practice of alternative healing and now helps others enrich their lives through an array of therapeutic mediums. Jesse leads by example, living a high-vibration, love-filled existence with her family by the sea. She is passionate about guiding others to do the same, to find their own version of bliss and soul alignment through her offerings. And she is also the host of a relationship + love podcast called Madly Forever. In the episode, she shares how she found her way to art therapy, manifestation work, and co-creating the popular content platform, the adorable story about how she met her How You Glow co-founder Tara Sowlaty, the little wins that put their brand on the map and why it had nothing to do with a strategy, why she has always taken a “relaxed hustle” approach to business building and what that looks like in action, a peek inside her manifestation process, what it’s like to integrate business and motherhood, and so much more! To learn more about Jessie De Lowe and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Gabby Bernstein is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written six additional bestsellers, including Super Attractor which just launched in September 2019. She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabrielle to be part of the “Super Soul 100” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. The New York Times identified her as “a new role model.” She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra. Additionally, Gabrielle has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, TODAY, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, the covers of Success Magazine, Experience Life Magazine and more. So, I came across Gabby Bernstein back in 2008 while reading an article in the New York Times. But I didn’t fully get into her work until 2011 when I was going through a terrible break-up. From her books to her live events to her guided meditations, her work has played a significant role in my own personal growth, and I’m so honored to have her on the show to share all kinds of business wisdom with you. In this episode, she shares the life event in her 20’s that made her fearless in the pursuit of her work as a spiritual teacher, what it was like to start a business before social media existed and why word of mouth was the secret to her growth especially in the beginning, what it looked like to transition from coaching clients to exclusively make a living speaking and writing books, why she was forced to come to terms with her workaholism 10 years into business, and what it looked like for her to finally build a team, why she says focusing on service has been the secret to her success and global impact, the 7 blocks that we must get over in order to become what she calls a “Super Attractor”, and so much more! To learn more about Gabby Bernstein and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Dara Dubinet is a raw food expert and popular YouTube host turned lifestyle intuitive. Using the magic of astrogeography, the north node, and her intuitive hits, she helps her clients navigate everything from career choices to life purpose to relationships to choosing the perfect location on the planet to live and thrive. She’s the creator of two powerful life navigation tools: Astrogeography (the astrology of place) and Life Direction, which anyone can purchase online. Her work has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Departures Magazine, on the Balanced Blonde podcast, and the Expanded podcast with Lacy Phillips. As someone who has been a lover of astrology since I was a pre-teen, I was excited to learn something so interesting from Dara—that our north node is a huge asset in clarifying life purpose and that where you live impacts your ability to live our your life purpose. As you’ll hear, Dara is such a wealth of knowledge about this and she was kind enough to show her work in action by sharing insight about me and my life purpose. To learn more about Dara Dubinet and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Paula Mallis is the founder of WMN Space, an LA-based healing oasis and gathering space for women. Her expertise as a doula, a facilitator of women circles, along with her extensive training in Spiritual Psychology, inspired her to create an environment where women are supported on their own unique journey to cultivate their intuition and more. WMN Space has been featured in the New York Times, Goop, Well & Good, Chalkboard Mag, Vogue, and others. As you’ll hear, Paula built a thriving business without a strategy. Instead, she leaned completely into her spiritual practice and intuitive guidance to make every decision. Over and over again, she tuned in and took action until WMN Space became what it is today. In this episode, she shares why birthing her daughter was the catalyst to her shifting from a career as an actress and model to personal growth entrepreneur, what it looked like for her to start building a community for women and how this passion project grew beyond the walls of her living room into its own brick and mortar oasis, why she built every piece of her business intuitively, leveraging her heart and spirituality vs. strategy, her step by step process for moving through self-doubt, upset, self-judgment, and limiting beliefs in order to step into her purpose more fully, the imperfections and missteps she’s taken along the way and how getting honest with herself inspired a real shift in her business and led to more growth and profit, and so much more! To learn more about Paula Mallis and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.
Heidi Kristoffer is an award-winning actress turned yoga revolutionary. She’s a mom of three, the mastermind behind CrossFlowX™, the creator and producer of Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga, a National Athleta Ambassador, and wellness expert for and contributor to multiple publications and platforms. Her goal is to make yoga, inversions, health, strength, and whole, happy living accessible to everyone. She is excited to continue this mission with her most recent baby, CrossFlow: Yoga with Heidi Kristoffer, an app and online forum that allows everyone around the world, from yoga newbie to seasoned pro, to practice with Heidi's healing-centered yoga methods. She’s been rated one of the Hottest Trainers in America by Shape Magazine, one of the most inspiring yoga teachers in the world by DoYouYoga, and one of the most popular instructors in NYC by RateYourBurn and ClassPass. In our conversation, we chat about why leaning more into her love for yoga from day one created serendipitous opportunities—like befriending the founders of MindBodyGreen, why saying yes to every opportunity and doing things for free in the early stages of her yoga career was so key to building momentum and becoming known in the industry, how giving herself permission to be herself as a yoga teacher and bring levity to her classes was when everything started to grow and blossom for her, the moment she turned down an audition for a major role on the show 30 Rock, left behind her 10-year career as an actress and went all in as a yoga teacher, why she still experiences imposter syndrome even though she wrote the encyclopedia on yoga for one of the biggest companies in the world, Microsoft, and so much more! To learn more about Heidi Kristoffer and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.
Welcome back to another episode of my mini-series, #OnTheRise, where I feature an entrepreneur in the early stages of business building to give you insight into how they achieved significant growth and success. And today we have the amazing Jess Suchan joining us. Jess is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach who guides her clients to find a life of bliss, free from fad diets, over-exercising, and burnout. She believes that in order to change our habits we must address the “holistic picture” and compassionately investigate how all areas of our lives are interconnected. Jess spent over a decade yo-yo dieting, exercising for punishment and ignoring the messages her body was sending her. This lifestyle coupled with a slew of stressful jobs, led her to develop debilitating migraines which she eventually cured with a holistic approach. When she discovered the power of food and lifestyle as medicine, she decided to become a health coach via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and dedicate her time to helping others find the 2.0 version of themselves! Today, she coaches clients privately and works in partnership with her mom Candace Burch who is a hormone health educator. She also leads a virtual group coaching course, hosts events and retreats and is the creator of the Sexy Sugar Cleanse, a 20-day system reboot for weight release, increased energy levels, and hormone balance! So, as you’ll hear in the episode, Jess and I get pretty fired up in when it comes to things like social media, authenticity, and more. To learn more about Jessica Suchan and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.
Sarah Larson & Mason Levey are the co-founders of the New York-based fitness hot spot, Y7 Studio which has 13 locations around the country. After many years of struggling to find a yoga class that she loved, these two put their heads together and decided to invent a fitness experience that broke down the traditional barriers of yoga. Their classes combine 60-minutes of intensity with heat and strength, complemented by deep breathing to calm the mind--all while set to the latest beats (think A Tribe Called Quest, Cardi B, Frank Ocean). The other element making it accessible and inclusive? All classes take place in a dark room with zero mirrors to eliminate the distraction of physical comparison. Because of their devotion to a great customer experience, these two have built a multi-million dollar company that has been called one of the fastest-growing fitness boutiques in the country and ranked in the top 100 of Inc’s annual 5000 list. They’ve also gotten press from Forbes, Vogue, Bazaar, Shape, InStyle, Refinery29, Women’s Health and more. To learn more about Sarah Larson & Mason Levey and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.
Cameron Rogers is a very freckled 28-year-old living in NYC with a big appetite for all things food. After working on Wall Street for 5 years, she decided it was time to wave goodbye to the corporate world and pursue her blog, Freckled Foodie full-time. Since then, she’s worked with notable companies on creating content, dozens of individuals to achieve a healthier and more balanced lifestyle and developed her personality as a podcast host on Freckled Foodie & Friends. She was named one of the five entrepreneurs changing New York’s wellness scene by Forbes. On her website, Instagram, and podcast (Freckled Foodie & Friends), Cameron makes a conscious effort to show you the truth of her health journey, without a filtered lens. In a world that often feels too curated and inauthentic, she is challenging the status quo that people need a pristine kitchen or a perfect blowout to make a delicious meal. All you need is your precious time, fresh ingredients, and the determination to feed your body what it deserves. What I love about Cameron is how unfiltered she is. She is one of the most authentic wellness influencers I’ve come across and, as you’ll hear in our conversation, that has played a huge role in how quickly her business has grown. In this episode, Cameron shares the life-altering moment that made her reevaluate her career and ultimately leave behind a high-paying salary and job in finance, all of the strategic steps she took before giving her notice and why she was able to monetize her business almost immediately, how her business evolved from 1:1 service offerings primarily earning income through content and brand partnerships, why authenticity has ALWAYS been something she’s been conscious of and how she’s kept it really real with her audience every step of the way, what she’s done in order to boost engagement on social media, why she says it’s so much more important than follower count, and so much more. To learn more about Cameron Rogers and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Satya Scainetti is the founder and designer of the global wellness brand, Satya Jewelry. As a philanthropist, yoga teacher, and Reiki healer, she’s has integrated her three loves--spirituality, yoga, and giving back--into one beautiful business. What started as a jewelry company, has grown into a multi-million dollar consciousness-raising empire that creates adornments and experiences that connect people with their truth, and makes the world a better place. Her background in social work and her passion for early childhood education sparked the creation of the Satya Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides children all over the world with hope, change and the opportunity to fulfill their destinies. So, if you couldn’t already tell, Satya is an incredible human. Not only has she been an entrepreneur for two decades, but she created the very first yoga-inspired jewelry line in the U.S. And continues to build her business with so much wisdom and instinct. I’ve admired her from afar for years and am so excited to share our conversation with you today. In this episode, Satya shares the moment she dreamt up the idea of creating a jewelry company devoted to truth and what it looked like to turn it into a business back in 2000, why referrals and word of mouth were the keys to her customers initially finding her and continue to be a core piece of building brand awareness, the big break moment that put Satya jewelry on the map and how it led to many collaborations with celebrities and mission-driven brands, why she recommends getting quiet and tuning inward to find clarity around the direction of your business, and how her spiritual practice has been THE biggest source of inspiration for everything she’s created, her incredible business wisdom from two decades as a business owner and her best advice about getting your business off the ground, and so much more! To learn more about Satya Scainetti and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Alison Wu is the stylist, recipe developer and lifestyle blogger behind Wu Haus. Since starting her blog in 2016 as an outlet to share her passions, she has received international recognition for her vibrant dishes and warm aesthetic. Named by Well + Good as one of the next gen of wellness, Alison also loves to curate and host national and international events, retreats and experiences that promote wellness in mind, body and spirit. She frequently partners with creatives and companies whose values align with her own and has collaborated with brands like Williams Sonoma, HAY Design, Anthropologie, Mountain Rose Herbs and Sustain. In the episode, she shares the moment she got the idea for a green ombre smoothie and how her gorgeous layered creations made her an instant IG star, how she turned her blog and IG following into her full-time gig—something that wasn’t as linear as it might’ve looked, her current thoughts on social media, why she thinks it’s so important to create healthy boundaries, and how she does that for herself, the truth about the unpredictability of entrepreneurship and her honest experience with earning an often-unpredictable income, why she says it’s sooo important to find trust within yourself as an entrepreneur; the the secret to building resiliency and more, why she’s always allowed her intuition to lead her vs. having a strategy for everything and how that’s worked well for her, and so much more! To learn more about Alison Wu and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
After years of using severe prescription acne treatments, Priscilla Tsai realized that traditional approaches to fighting skin concerns were unsustainable, unhealthy, and stigmatizing. Instead, she wanted to find a solution that would create long-term yet gentle results for her skin, mind, and body. After tackling her hormonal acne with superfoods instead of chemicals, she quite literally made her own solution and left her job on Wall Street. Cocokind was then born in 2015. In the episode, Priscilla shares why her struggle with acne from her teenage years to her early 20’s prompted her to start making her own skincare products, her experience with imposter syndrome and why she didn’t let it stop her from launching her skincare brand, which is now a multi-million dollar company, what it was like to leave behind her high-paying job on Wall Street and move to San Francisco to start bootstrapping Cocokind, why she says nurturing and loving up her customers and audience is the number one reason she’s been able to build such a trusted product line and profitable business, her top 3 pieces of advice for anyone starting a product-based business in the wellness industry (not what you might think!), the massive role old school marketing played in the first 2 years of business, and why she recommends making in-person relationship building a priority, and so much more! To learn more about Priscilla Tsai and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
Natalie Zises is a Binge & Diet Recovery Coach who specializes in helping women let go of the diet-binge cycle and find peace around food for life. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Natalie since 2017 when she enrolled in my business mentorship program Your Wellness Brand. In this episode, we chat about how she’s worked with over 40 clients in just the first year and a half in business—and how she’s hit 6 figures in 2019, she shares why she shifted from a career as a chef to a coach and the role her own struggles with her body played in that decision, the many wise investments she made along the way in mentors, coaches, education and more to build her business, how she dealt with her family’s disapproval when she started being more vulnerable online and why standing strong in her vision for her brand was key to moving past their push back, the ways she continues to stay true to herself and why owning her style is what makes her brand magnetic and relatable to her target audience, and so much more! To learn more about Natalie Zises and the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Follow Me On: Facebook Instagram
McKel Hill Kooienga is the Founder and CEO of Nutrition Stripped, a trailblazing mind-body health company that supports the well-being of people around the world.
In this episode, she shares what it was like to take Nutrition Stripped from passion project to full-time business, why she makes it a priority to understand what her audience wants, the key steps she took along the way to grow a social media following of over 300,000, and land lots of press, and so much more!
Dr. Nicole LePera is a Holistic Psychologist who views mental and physical struggles from a whole person perspective and works to identify the underlying physical and emotional causes.
In the episode, Dr. LePera shares how her own dark night of the soul inspired her to shift her practice to incorporate the mind, body, and spirit, the role sharing her story of healing has played in her becoming a huge success story in just 5 years, why she followed her intuition to create her online community, and more!
In this special bonus episode, I talk about the exciting reason I’ve decided to take a hiatus from the show, when I’ll be back with new episodes, and where you can stay connected with me during the hiatus.
I also talk about which episodes released in 2019 that I think you should revisit or be sure to listen to for the first time while waiting for new episodes.
Alexandra Roxo is a transformational mentor, healer, and writer who is passionate about empowering women.
In the episode, she shares why she was ashamed to call herself a coach, what inspired her to help women express their gifts, how doing deep inner work was key to becoming the kind of leader she needs to be to facilitate transformation for her clients, how she organically grew her business on Instagram, her trick for up-leveling in your life and business and charging what you’re worth, and more!
Erin Telford is a Breathwork facilitator and healer, acupuncturist, Reiki Master, herbalist, and a teacher of David Elliott's Level One Breathwork Healer Training.
In the episode, she shares how a painful heartbreak led her to become an energy worker, how she bootstrapped her business by leveraging $40,000 in credit, what happened in year one that led her to a 6-figure income, how we can all leverage the tool of breathwork to step more fully into our gifts, creativity, success, and greatness, and more.
Danielle Beinstein is a Psychological Astrologer who offers a unique blend of East and West coast sensibility, providing her clients with intuitive and pragmatic guidance as they navigate their life’s journey.
In the episode, we discuss her shift from media, politics, and tech to astrology, how she integrates psychology and spirituality into her work, how she grew her business without any real marketing strategy, the effect having a near-death experience had on her business and personal life, and more!
Jesse Israel is a social entrepreneur, public speaker and meditation teacher who helps people become the leaders they’re meant to be. He founded the social meditation community Medi Club and the mass meditation movement The Big Quiet.
In the episode, we discuss what it was like to transition out of the music industry and into meditation, why he's taken an “attraction” approach to building community, the stressful side of his entrepreneurial journey, the work he’s done to recover from burnout, and
Alisa Vitti is an integrative nutritionist, leading hormone expert, PERIOD COACH, the best-selling author of WomanCode, and the CEO behind FLOliving.com.
In the episode, you'll hear her journey with PCOS, how she started her first business as a health coach, then founded a clinical practice, and then founded FLO Living, her experience as one of the first to start the conversation about women’s periods, what makes FLO Living unique from all other online destinations for women’s health, and more!
Liz Moody is an author, editor, podcast host, and the former Food Director at Mindybodygreen.
In this episode, we discuss how quitting her full-time job to write her first novel led her to the wellness industry, her insider tips for how to pitch an editor, how she juggled a demanding role at MBG while also growing her blog, starting a podcast, writing a book, and more, why it’s important to build genuine relationships and not approach networking in a transactional fashion, and more!
Deborah Hanekamp is the creator of Mama Medicine, a healing center and digital platform where she facilitates Medicine Readings.
In the episode, she shares why she was drawn to the spiritual and divine from a young age, how she funded her shamanic and medicine trainings in Thailand and Peru while running a yoga practice, the serendipitous moment with the New York Times that led to massive business growth and press, how she blends the world of business strategy with intuition, and more!
Clara Artschwager is a Modern Dating & Partnership Coach who specializes in helping career-driven women shift their approach to pursuing long term partnership.
In this episode, we discuss why she’s always been fascinated by relationships but was embarrassed by the desire to become a dating coach, what it was like to shift from a career in tech and cut her salary by 60%, how she landed writing gigs for major publications, why brands with small audiences are more likely to bring in clients, and more!
Brittany Mullins is a holistic nutritionist and the mastermind behind Eating Bird Food, a wellness platform where she shares recipes, workouts, wellness articles, travel adventures, and more.
In this episode, Brittany shares what it was like to start a blog in 2008, the revenue streams that enabled her to turn her passion into her sole source of income, how her approach to content has played a role in reaching nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram, the launch strategy she swears by, and more!
Amy Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. As the founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, she moves individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love.
In this episode, she shares what it was like growing up in a religious home that stifled her authenticity and self-expression, what led her to pursue coaching as a side hustle, her transition to full-time entrepreneurship, why she wishes she invested in a business mentor sooner, and more!
Shane Heath is the Founder and CEO of MUD\WTR, a company that creates products and experiences to optimize one’s mind, body, and ritual.
In our talk, we chat about how getting physically and emotionally uncomfortable gives you an advantage in business, when he realized he was on to something, what it was like to produce his product while working fulltime, the role one mentor played in giving him the means to take a massive risk, his journey landing funding from angel investors and VCs early on, and more!
Jessica Murnane is the creator of the One Part Plant movement, author of the One Part Cookbook, host of the One Part Podcast, and founder of Know Your Endo.
In the episode, she shares how her own challenges with endometriosis led to starting her wellness platforms, why building genuine relationships and making face-to-face connections is her priority, the roles her book and podcast have played in her business growth, what it’s really like to earn money as a brand ambassador, and more!
Krissy and Chloe are the co-founders of Sky Ting, a popular collective of yoga studios in New York City.
In the episode, they share what it was like to open their first location in Chinatown, why their focus on creating community was key gaining a cult following, how they use the principles of yoga to guide their business decisions, what it’s been like bootstrapping the operations of 3 studios, what’s kept them together as partners in business, the revenue streams that keep Sky Ting going, and more!
Jessica Corbin is a Holistic Health + Performance Coach, Speaker, TV Host and Co-Founder of the wellness technology company REVITA5.
In the episode, she shares the event that led her to drop a TV career and take her business full-time, why it’s important to put your stake in the ground and get specific with your niche, why it’s key to balance stepping into your authority AND being ok with not having it all figured out, how LinkedIn has helped them get in front of their clients, and more!
Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, Dr. Sasha Heinz, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck.
In the episode, Sasha shares why hiring a coach inspired her to become one, the various iterations of her brand, what it looked like as she found her footing in the first few years in business and how she had to get out of her own way, the “Thinking on Purpose” mindset technique she recommends for moving through your own insecurities, and more
Sarah Girard is a yoga instructor and educator. As a cancer survivor, she incorporates resiliency, courage, and light-heartedness in her group, corporate, and private classes.
In the episode, Sarah shares her experience with a childhood cancer diagnosis and losing her right eye at just 2 years old, her introduction to yoga at 14 years old, the first few years of hustling as a yoga professional looked like, the bold moves she made to land partnerships with major companies and private clients, and more!
Nealy Fischer is the founder of The Flexible Chef, a wife, mother of four, yoga teacher, and wellness entrepreneur who's on a mission to help people around the world to live their most vibrant lives.
In the episode, she shares why her #1 career goal was to be a mom, how she landed amazing collaborations with influencers like Dr. Mark Hyman, her tips for pitching effectively and authentically, how she’s raised 4 kids while growing her amazing platform, becoming an author and building a team, and more!
As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and mother, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated, and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out.
In this episode, Kate shares how network marketing taught her to connect with people and build genuine relationships, the role this skill plays in her sales conversations and why that’s been a massive strength in her business, power of following up with your prospects, the importance of knowing your audience really well, and more!
Carly Stein's the Founder & CEO of Beekeeper’s Naturals, which produces naturally-sourced and obsessively-tested superfoods straight from the hive.
In the episode, Carly discusses her double life as a Goldman Saks trader and bee product creator, how she balanced a demanding job and making products in her apartment, the moment she decided to run her business full-time, what it was like to get pushback from her loves ones, how a growth mindset helped her go from a one-woman show to a team of 16, & more!
Nicole Centeno is the founder of Splendid Spoon, a holistic wellness brand delivering ready-to-eat, plant-based meals. She’s previously trained at the French Culinary Institute and managed a New York City catering business.
In this episode, she shares how she took her business from side hustle to what it is today, why she feels energized by taking massive leaps, the bold moves she made to build brand awareness, how she landed a partnership with Fresh Direct, her trick for moving through fear, and more!
Veronica Grant is the first guest in my #OnTheRise series! She is a Love-Life Coach for smart, successful women who feel like they have it all—except love. Her expertise has been featured in O Magazine, Bustle, Elephant Journal, and more.
In this episode, she shares how she felt lost in her first year of business, the mistakes that kept her from getting clients, why spending hours interviewing her target audience was the secret to nailing her message and building a steady stream of clients, and more!
Erin Claire Jones is a leadership coach specializing in Human Design. She helps leaders and teams step into their highest potential by offering them the self-knowledge and tools to perform at the top of their personal and professional games.
In the episode, Erin shares how she found her way to Human Design, how leaning on her design type has played a role in the massive growth of her business, why she believes choosing a very specific niche has empowered her to become known in the industry, and more!
After a career in journalism where she was Features Editor at the UK Sunday Times Style magazine, Ruby Warrington launched The Numinous, lifestyle platform that updates all things "new age" for life in the Now Age.
In the episode, Ruby shares what it was like growing up in a woo-woo household and why she rebelled against it, how pouring her passion into her work was key to its growth and getting a book deal, why it’s so important to remove anything that is distracting us from our greatness, and more!
Jess Grippo’s You Can Dance Again programs and videos have helped hundreds of people reclaim their sense of self through dance, feel at home in their bodies, and revive their creative expression.
In the episode, Jess shares her journey from leaving dance, becoming a coach, and combining her passion for wellness and dance into a business, how creating dance videos helped build her audience, why she invested in coaches along the way and how she leveraged her intuition to pick the right ones, and more!
Sahara Rose is an Abundance Mindset Expert, best-selling author, and Host of the Highest Self Podcast.
In the episode, we discuss how her own health issues drew her into the wellness industry, how she wound up writing the #1 most read book on Ayurveda AND manifested Deepak Chopra writing the forward of her book, why she believes sharing free content is essential to growing her audience, why she recommends being your weirdest self and how that empowers you to stand out in a crowded industry, and more!
After 23 years in finance, Jeanette Schneider retired from a successful career to advocate for women. She is now an author, speaker, and the President and CEO of LIV Media.
In the episode, she shares the growth work she did to overcome a challenging season in her life where she became a mom, went through a divorce, and got sued all at once, why she believes it’s important to NOT run your business from a place of desperation, how her platform gained traction and been recognized in huge ways, and more!
Katie Horwitch is a writer and the founder of WANT: Women Against Negative Talk - a platform that gives women tips, tools, and motivation to move forward in their lives by shifting their negative self-talk patterns.
In the episode, she shares her evolution from actor to writer to entrepreneur, the role being clear in her message played in gaining traction, why she wanted her business to break the mold of wellness branding, how she keeps herself from getting caught in a comparison trap, and more!
Emily Fletcher is the author of Stress Less, Accomplish More, the founder of Ziva Meditation, and she has taught 15,000 people to meditate.
In the episode, she talks about her journey from Broadway actress to global meditation teacher, her approach to marketing and the role being on podcasts, speaking at events, and affiliate partnerships played in her massive growth, why genuine friendships combined with a ton of hard work is what she attributes to her success, and more!
Elizabeth Peterson is the creator + alchemist behind By Erika Elizabeth; a line of adaptogenic powdered blends that bring your energy into balance, stabilize your nervous system and build up your body’s resiliency to stress.
In the episode, she shares how she knew she wanted to be a holistic nutritionist by age 13, the role meditation played in her decision to create her elixirs, why she sees failure and setbacks as a good thing, how those failures play a key role in building resilience, and more!
Candice Puthawala is the founder of Beauty Bar Chocolate, a sugar-free, raw chocolate bar that helps relieve stress, fight fatigue and balance hormones all while giving your skin that natural spa glow.
In the episode, Candice shares what her life was like in the fashion industry and why it led to her getting sick, what inspired her to become a chocolatier, how networking and sharing about her product landed her press and loyal customers, the ways she led the creative direction of her brand, and more!
Paige Bourassa is a Board-Certified Acupuncturist and the founder of Shen Medicine, her practice based in New York City.
In the episode, we discuss how growing up surrounded by a largely Chinese-Canadian community influenced her interest in Chinese medicine, the genius ways she got scrappy and hustled to get her first few clients, why it’s essential to be confident and resilient as an entrepreneur, how being constantly tuned into the opportunities around her paid off in growing her practice, and more!
Amy Duncan is the founder of Mowellens, a conscious cannabis wellness company. After working as a pharmacist, medical devices sales executive, and the COO of a genetics laboratory, she decided to jump into entrepreneurship. Her passion for cannabis grew from helping her husband battle a malignant brain tumor. Amy shares how she found her journey to launching her business, her intentions for creating her brand, and more!
Spiritual Teacher, Television Host, and Speaker, Alyson Charles aka RockStar Shaman, went from being a national champion athlete and national television talk show host to a shamanic practitioner.
In the episode, she shares how a dark night of the soul led to shamanism, how she landed recognition from Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire and more through intuition and divine guidance, why the universe needs to see you taking action, what it’s been like to undergo a major rebrand over the past year, and more!
Maria Marlowe is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, author, and host of the Happier and Healthier podcast who specializes in helping busy women improve their health and reach their ideal weight by upgrading their eating habits.
In the episode, she shares the key thing she did to choose the right target audience, the role writing for online publications and hosting live events played in her becoming known in the wellness industry, why she thinks in-person events so important, and more!
Nory Pouncil is a personal fulfillment guide, the founder of IamHealthyFit.com, and the host of the Health Conscious Podcast. She has devoted her career to helping millennial women become the best version of themselves.
In the episode, she shares the health challenges that led her to the wellness industry, how letting go of the beliefs that weren’t serving her helped her business grow, why being clear about the solution you offer and bringing value to your audience is key to landing clients, and more!
Chelsea Williams is a nationally recognized plant-based lifestyle media contributor, public health specialist, and blogger who’s been featured on various media outlets.
In the episode, she shares how she went from collegiate basketball player and award-winning graphic designer to a well-known plant-based wellness blogger, why her platform gained traction so quickly, what she did to land TV segments on major networks, why she believes saturation in the wellness industry doesn’t matter, and more!
Phoebe Lapine is a writer, culinary instructor, and Hashimoto’s advocate and speaker. On her award-winning blog, Feed Me Phoebe, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate.
In the episode, she shares what inspired her to start a food blog, how being open and vulnerable about her health journey led to more engagement and love from her audience, what she did to become a regular contributor to publications and TV segments, and mo
Sara Lyon founded Glow Birth & Body in 2010 as a childbirth educator, doula, and massage therapist. The mission of Glow is to empower women to feel good in their bodies during pregnancy and receive the support they need for a fulfilling, non-traumatic birth experience.
In the episode, she shares how she structured her business so it could run itself, the role collaboration plays in her business, why she recommends niching your business, her top 3 tips for building referral partnerships, and more!
Erin Stutland is an author, wellness expert, and the host of Z Living’s cable series, Altar’d.
Her book Mantras in Motion: Manifesting What You Want through Mindful Movement explores using various methods of harnessing the body’s energy to creating change.
In the episode, she shares how she transitioned from actress to entrepreneur, how writing her own content allowed her to establish her voice and marketing skills, why it’s possible to start a coaching business without a certification, and mo
Heather and Timmi are the founders of Energy Muse and they have a mission of educating and reconnecting the world to the ancient wisdom and healing properties of crystals.
In the episode, you’ll hear how they went from best friends to business partners, the lessons learned after 17 years in business, how they got into and out of $250,000 in debt, what it was like to be at the forefront at the crystals movement, the crystals they recommend for success and abundance in your business, and so much more.
Sarah Jenks is the founder of Whole Woman, a monthly online membership for women seeking the answers to “Who am I? And why am I here?” AND Live More Weigh Less™, the most popular online emotional eating program.
In this episode, we discuss how Sarah shifted from a career in marketing and advertising to starting her wellness business, the key strategies she’s used to build her audience of thousands, the part of herself she was afraid to talk about and incorporate into her business, and more!
Patricia Moreno has been in the wellness space for 20+ years and is the founder of spiritual fitness. Through her innovative workouts and empowering trainings, she’s changed the lives of tens of thousands of people.
In this episode, she shares her struggle with being overweight as a child, the secret that made her feel like a fraud in the beginning of her career, the moment that led her to combine movement with incantations in a workout, how being vulnerable empowered her to shift her business, and mor
Simi Botic is a holistic health coach and author who helps women ditch perfectionism and heal their relationships with food and their bodies, so they can embrace their beautifully imperfect lives.
In this episode, you’ll hear the moment she realized she didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore and why she transitioned into health coaching, her initial approach to getting clients, her strategies for getting on wellness content sites and interviewed on podcasts, her own journey with perfectionism, and more.
Adrienne Nolan-Smith is a board-certified Patient Advocate and the Founder of WellBe; a media company focused on bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the wellness movement.
In this episode, you’ll hear why holistic health was a big focus in her home from a young age, the tragedy that inspired her to work on transforming the standard of healthcare in America, her thoughts on monetizing a content platform, why she thinks it’s important not to compromise your mission for money, and more!
Katie Dalebout is the Host of Let It Out, a podcast covering everything from wellness to entrepreneurship. She’s also the creator of Launch Pod, where she teaches all her secrets to launching a successful podcast.
In this episode, you’ll hear what inspired her to start a blog and why she turned it into a podcast, how she landed a book deal, what she’s learned after podcasting for 5 years and garnering 2 million downloads over 200+ episode, the role journaling has played in her personal growth, and
Robin Berzin is the Founder & CEO of Parsley Health, a functional medicine practice that takes a whole-body approach to medicine and believes in genuine doctor-patient relationships.
In this episode, you’ll learn how Robin got her business off the ground in less than 6 months without outside funding, why she’s invested heavily in brand design, the marketing strategies she’s used to grow her audience and patient list, why she was initially fearful of how becoming a mom would impact her business, & m
Alexandra Jamieson is a wellness expert and co-creator of Super Size Me. She’s made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.
In this episode, you’ll learn why she went from eating junk food to eating a plant-based diet, how the idea for Super Size Me came about, what her life was like when it became a global sensation, how she moved through a backlash from the vegan community after making a shift in her business, and more!
Jera Foster-Fell left behind a graphic design career, grew her Instagram to 150k+ followers, became a SoulCycle instructor, and now uses her influence to empower women to get out of their comfort zones and build confidence.
In this episode, you’ll hear what it was like to leave behind her career in graphic design and pursue a career in fitness, how she grew an engaged IG community in just a few months, her biggest failure and what she did to get through it, the truth about brand partnerships, and more!
Nancy Levin is a best-selling author and the former Event Director at Hay House. As a Master Integrative Coach, she helps her clients live in alignment with their own truth.
In this episode, you’ll discover Nancy’s experience producing events for leaders like Deepak Chopra and Maya Angelou, the role perfectionism played in her need to have it all together, how the end of her 18-year marriage helped her uncover her real purpose, why she believes your story is often your best sales pitch, and more!
Grace Smith is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and the Founder of Grace Space Hypnosis. Her private clients include celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, and government officials.
In this episode, you’ll discover why Grace is on a mission to make hypnosis mainstream, what led her to conduct 1,000 hypnotherapy sessions during her first year in business, her journey to finally embracing her true voice and style to create her brand, her top tips for getting press for your business, and more!
Megan Bruneau is a therapist, executive coach, writer, speaker, and host of a former Forbes podcast.
In this episode, we discuss how Megan struggled with perfectionism throughout her life and how it became her specialty in her career, how she approached creating an authentic online presence and the role it plays in her client retention, why she thinks aggressive marketing tactics just don’t work, why she believes having true compassion for your imperfections will make you more successful, and more!
Amy Briant is an industry leader in fitness and, since 2008, she has been a partner at Pilates Plus OC and is currently operating two successful studios. Amy is also the Founder of the natural skin care line, LUMION.
In this episode, you'll hear what inspired her to become an entrepreneur at just 23 years old, the role branding played in making her business stand out, how keeping her customers and their needs top of mind has been a key factor in the success of both of her businesses, and more.
Ellie Burrows is the CEO of MNDFL Meditation Studios and is currently training to be a teacher in Vedic meditation.
In this episode, you'll hear what that led Ellie to reconnect with spirituality and how it impacted her decision to leave a career in entertainment, how she infused thoughtfulness and authenticity into the creation of her brand, why she recommends being open to fluidity in your business and the role it’s played in her company’s growth, her top tips for opening a brick-and-mortar, and mo
Julie Santiago's a Wall Street Trader turned spiritual catalyst for women, the author of Awaken: 6 Sacred Steps to Remember Who You Are & Why You're Here, and the founder of The Gratitude Circle; an online community with 40,000 people practicing daily gratitude.
In this episode, you’ll hear why she gave up her lucrative wall street career to become a health coach, the moment she realized she wasn’t meant to be a health coach, why being yourself is essential to entrepreneurial success, and so much mor
Ksenia is a speaker, social media coach, and Founder of Breakfast Criminals; a digital platform known for its influential social media presence and offline experiences that merge food and mindfulness.
In this episode, you'll learn how losing everything led her to become an entrepreneur, how having her first acai bowl changed her life, the role meditation played in her initial social media strategy, how her Instagram account allowed her to leave her full-time job, her manifestation process, and more.
Michelle Goldblum and Ali Leipzig are the co-founders of Soul Camp and Soul Camp Creative. Soul Camp is a transformational sleepaway camp for adults that creates playful and healing community experiences. Soul Camp Creative is a marketing agency devoted to working with conscious brands.
In this episode, you'll learn what inspired them to start Soul Camp, how their partnership empowers them to leverage each other's strengths, the ways they've moved through challenges as co-founders, and so much more!
Aimee Raupp is an author, acupuncturist, and women’s health and wellness expert whose mission is to guide women to reconnect to their optimal health by reawakening wellness, rather than curing illness.
In this episode, you'll discover what led her to switch gears from premed to acupuncture, what it was like for her to be on the cusp of the integrative wellness movement, the ways she has brilliantly leveraged her relationships to create book deals and endorsements, a peek inside her new book, and more
Margaret Nichols is a spiritual teacher, speaker, author, and Founder of Urban Oneness. She's trained with monks in India and Fiji and now teaches in New York. In 2016, she launched Divine Femme; a platform devoted to creating a new paradigm of women's leadership from the inside out.
In this episode, you'll hear how she created a spiritual brand her way, why she focused on creating group experiences, her advice on building an engaged community, why it’s important to diversify income streams, and more!
Talia Pollock is a podcast host, speaker, coach, and the creator of Party in My Plants; a hilarious hub of healthy living. Talia proves it's practical and possible to live healthily without compromising your social life.
In this episode, you'll learn what led her to blend comedy and wellness into one brand, the morning ritual that helps her stay in a positive mindset, her approach to landing brand partnerships, how creating personal relationships has been a key marketing strategy, and more.
Sadie Kurzban is the founder of 305 Fitness. Named "the next fitness cult leader" by the New York Observer, she’s been featured in places like Good Morning America and Vogue for her ability to make painful workouts fun.
In this episode, you’ll hear her journey from leading classes with just a few people to reaching several thousand through her studios around the country, how she infused herself into her brand, the top 4 marketing strategies she attributes to the success of her business, and more!
Jadah is an author, speaker, and the founder of three businesses. Today, she helps CEO’s and entrepreneurs build communities with love, so they can connect to their bigger vision, reach more people, and grow their income.
In this episode, Jadah shares her journey from building a brick and mortar business to finding herself in the online marketing world, the fastest way to a 7-figure business and the role authenticity plays in that, why being numbers driven can lead to burn out, and more!
Millana Snow is the founder of Wellness Official; the first all-in-one marketplace connecting users with the best brands and practitioners in the wellness community.
In this episode, you'll discover the vision that inspired her to leave modeling and become an entrepreneur, how she pioneered rooftop yoga in New York City, why she believes authentic relationships are key, how building alliances has helped grow her tribe, why she believes being raw is essential when you have a personal brand, and more.
Nikki Sharp is the author of the best-selling book, The 5-Day Real Food Detox, a health coach, and vegan chef. What began as helping herself overcome two eating disorders, has led her to helping hundreds of thousands around the world.
In this episode, you’ll hear about Nikki’s journey from international model to best-selling author and wellness industry influencer, how she became one of the first Instagram influencers, how she monetized her social media channels to the tune of $50,000/month, and more
Erin Falconer is an entrepreneur and the author of How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything. She was also named one of the top 10 most influential women in tech with over 700,000 social media followers.
In this episode, you'll learn how she turned a low-paying copywriting job into one of the best decisions of her career, why it's so important to catch the wave of the next big content medium, a peek inside her amazing new book, and more.
Amber Rae is a speaker, artist, and the author of Choose Wonder Over Worry. Her writing has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries and her intuition led her to create a global art movement.
In this episode, Amber discusses how her entrepreneurial journey started as a child, why she believes tuning into your child-like curiosity and wonder is key to accessing your creativity, why she believes it’s so important to befriend all of your feelings and emotions, and so much more!
Naomi Whittel was named the nation's “leading female innovator in the nutritional products industry”, is currently the CEO of Twinlab Corporation, and the author of Glow15.
In this episode, you'll discover how her thirst for adventure led her to step into entrepreneurship, the role mentorship has played in her success, why she believes the most successful people are the ones that make their health and mindset a priority, the groundbreaking discovery she made while in Italy about anti-aging, and more.
Melissa Ambrosini is a bestselling author, podcast host, motivational speaker, and was named a self-help guru by Elle magazine. Her message that love is sexy, healthy is liberating, and wealthy isn't a dirty word has inspired women to live life on their own terms.
In this episode, you'll hear what led her from acting to coaching, how using her authentic voice was her initial marketing strategy, how her intuition has changed her life, why you need to transform your relationship with money, and more.
Candice Kumai is an author and chef who Elle magazine described as the “golden girl of the wellness world.” Candice contributes to publications like Elle and Cosmopolitan, is a Top Chef alumni, and has been a judge on Iron Chef America.
In this episode you'll hear about her journey from TV personality to author to brand ambassador, how kindness and collaboration have been key to the growth of her platform, how a breakup inspired her latest book, what she's struggling with in her business, and more.