The Alpha Female Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to inspire you to live like an Alpha Female. An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony. Robyn Baldwin interviews other Alpha Females to find out their tips and tricks to fit in fitness, health and nutrition habits into their daily lives, decrease stress and wind down at night and what makes them happy.
Where to listen
AF 147: OB/GYN, MindSHIFT Medicine Creator and Alpha Female Dr. Heather Bartos
Adri Kyser is an international wellness expert who has spent the past 15 years helping highly-driven women stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed and start living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Using her Enlightened Alchemy method, she has helped thousands of women worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity. Rather than drawing from only one modality, her extensive list of certifications (including mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda) allow her to create a customized wellness experience for clients. As a brand ambassador, she has worked with Athleta and Larabar. When she’s not busy hosting retreats around the globe in exotic locations like Bali, Greece, and Peru, she’s being featured on iHeart Radio, Amazon Prime’s “The Focus”, and Authority Magazine. She’s the co-author of the forthcoming book “Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship” due out at the end of 2019.
Devinder Kaur is the owner & director of PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Attend a Kundalini class with Devinder, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for well over 15 years. Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga. While talented and practiced, Devinder is also a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions. She is a Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer and is a KRI Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer. With over 25 years of experience as a self-employed business owner and business / IT consultant, she is a much-requested presenter on television programs, at local and national Yoga and Women’s conferences, and travels extensively as a guest trainer for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs.
Her studio in Ottawa – Pranashanti and her personal website
In this episode, I talk about the other eight limbs of yoga and more specifically utilizing Themes in yoga classes.
If you’re a student, hopefully, this will enhance your practice and if you’re a new yoga teacher I highly recommend picking up the book Theme Weaver to enhance your teaching skills.
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book, Stress Less, Accomplish More, debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon.
The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Vogue, and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 20,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School, and Barclays Bank. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, and busy parents.
The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. Its benefits include decreased stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function, and extraordinary performance.
In this episode, I talk about the eight limbs of yoga and more specifically Niyamas and Yamas. While reading the Inner Tradition of Yoga for my Yoga Teacher Training I was introduced to these concepts and then we would discuss them further in our training. I thought I’d share them on the podcast for those that haven’t heard about them yet. Enjoy!
Aleysha Derksen is a hands-on yoga teacher who loves to lead a strong and intentional flow. She is a full-time teacher, with firm roots in the Ottawa yoga community and a connection to her students. Aleysha’s classes are fun, dynamic and progressive, weaving the physical practice with spiritual teachings and inspiration centered around a focus or theme. Aleysha loves to teach inversion workshops, host international retreats and connect with the global community of yogis. She is the co-founder of Yoga Adventure Retreats and the In Alignment School of Yoga which hosts a yearly 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in beautiful Bali!
You can find her over at aleyshaderksen.com and learn about the 200-hour In Alignment Yoga Teacher Training.
In this episode, I talk about my brand new Autoimmune Thriving Program. It’s open for enrolment and the cart closes August 21st!
If you are newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease I’d love for you to see if it’s a fit for you.
If you don’t have an autoimmune disease but know someone who does would you forward this episode to them to have a listen?
Alex Ure is a yoga and meditation teacher in Ottawa, Canada. With over 500 hours of training, she is passionate about teaching in ways that bridge gaps between ancient wisdom and modern-day. In 2018, she completed her 200-hour meditation teacher training in Sedona at Mclean Meditation Institute. She focuses on teaching meditation tools that can be used in your everyday life.
Dr. Joe Vomvas is a Chiropractor, Acupuncture provider and Strength and Conditioning specialist located in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Vomvas also has pursued Continuing Education opportunities in Active Release Techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Acupuncture, a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator through Metriks Education and he is also a Certified Kinesio Tape Provider. A lifetime athlete and strength trainer, Dr. Vomvas is also Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
You can find him over at modushealthandperformance.com.
Meet Dr. Rachel, she’s a board-certified Naturopath. She was my Naturopath after my MS diagnosis and has been instrumental in my healing journey.
She studied at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She is licensed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and am a professional member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors, as well as the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
You can find her at rachelcorradetti.com.
Chantale Michaud is the Registered Holistic Nutritionist behind Eat Heal Love. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 and has been health-conscious and relapse-free since 2007!
On her website, she writes “These days, I don’t feel as though I’m simply living with the illness — I’m thriving.”
Her goal is to help others achieve optimal wellness and give guidance to those who are passionate about discovering their own path to vibrant health! You can find her at eatheallove.com.
Taylor Lou is a lifestyle design coach and business mentor who specializes in helping multi-passionate millennial women connect deeply to self, curate a dreamy life, and sustainably launch their brand and biz online. She has been an entrepreneur for six years and is certified in Life and Success Coaching, Image Consulting, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Website & Instagram
Genecia Alluora is former Miss Singapore and Southeast Asia Woman of Excellence in 2010.
She is the Founder of Soul Rich Woman, the #1 female entrepreneur network in Southeast Asia that connects more than 12,000 women across
the region, with presence in 7 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Prior to this, she was an owner of a cafe retail chain with a presence in 3 countries and successfully exited to a public listed company.
Profiled in CNBC and China Daily, Genecia is also an expert public speaker and has spoken in recent major events, including the RISE
Conference in Hong Kong, Success Conference and Expo Asia 2018 in Hanoi, and National Achievers’ Congress in Manila.
Website, Links, Soul Rich Woman Asia Instagram, Genecia’s Instagram, Facebook
Lisa Hyde epitomizes today’s woman. She is the author of BE StrongHER, a guide to building confidence, an entrepreneur, beauty, health & wellness expert, retail trend spotter, sought-after public speaker, and advisor to the next generation of entrepreneurs with The Confidence Crown podcast. Lisa offers hard-won wisdom gleaned from working as a Talent Agent and Manager for 12 years, as well as more than seven years’ experience as an Independent Consultant with North America’s #1 skincare brand: Rodan + Fields.
Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, The Confidence Crown Podcast, BE #StrongHER Book
In this episode, I talk about habits that support Masculine and/or Feminine Energy. I share an update about what I’m up to building out the Autoimmune Thriving business and then the 2019 Summer Bucket List.
Maddy Moon is a walking permission slip, soul igniter and devoted teacher. Her mission is to see into the truth of those who are a full-body yes to releasing societal expectations, feel all the feels, soften into their being and acknowledge their deepest truth. Little excites her as much as helping “take charge” women with a black-and-white mentality (who of course are always on the go) learn how to soften into their Feminine Flow.
Using a powerhouse of tools to teach the art of acceptance, Maddy will expose you to your Divine Feminine and Masculine, your light and dark sides, and your own unique pathway to inner healing.
No one way of living, thinking and feeling is off limits, and Maddy’s desire is to help you to feel this truth to the core through transformational experiences such as spiritual healing, business coaching, dream building, relationship creating, toxic thought detoxing and human design learnings.
Her work and story have been featured in hundreds of podcasts as well as various publications such as The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog, Nylon Magazine, The Daily Mail, Vice, Greatist, Men’s Health, PEOPLE and ABC News Nightline.
Through her weekly podcast Mind Body Musings, online platform MaddyMoon.com and ongoing retreats, thousands have come to self-reclamation and personal freedom. Are you next?
Feminine Spirit School & Instagram
Emily Cassel is a Leadership & Business Coach for ambitious women entrepreneurs across the globe, and the host of the podcast, Sexy Soulful Success.
While earning her BA in Psychology + Marketing from an all-women’s college, Chatham University [Pittsburgh, PA, USA], she found an endless passion for women’s changing roles in leadership, the field of Positive Psychology, & a natural aptitude for all things business and entrepreneurship.
Emily’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Best Kept Self, Skirt Magazine, The Atlantic, & other notable digital and print publications.
Through her signature coaching programs, The Soulful Leadership Mastermind, and beautiful retreats around the world, Emily helps women leaders and entrepreneurs shift out of hustle mode and into a state of freedom, flow, and fulfillment so that they can launch, scale, and grow soul-aligned businesses that make exceptional impact and income.
Emily has created a revolutionary approach to success for women of today that honors our innate feminine essence, blending the best of both modern findings and ancient wisdom to avoid burn-out, stress, + stuck-ness.
Emily believes that every woman has the opportunity to embody our unique missions and to live + lead beautiful lives that change the world, starting with our own.
Learn more & receive her free Soulful Success Bundle to start working smarter and shifting from hustle to flow at www.emilycassel.com/bundle.
Betsy Milne is a transformational business and branding coach, speaker and podcast host, on a mission to empower women with the tools and motivation they need to turn a spark of an idea into full-fledged businesses and sought after brands.
After silently suffering for years with serious health problems, burnout and major stress from her corporate career, Betsy embarked on a healing journey to reconnect with her Divine self. In early 2018 co-founded Luscious Hustle, a coaching practice, and podcast, dedicated to redefining what it means to “hustle” as an online entrepreneur. With a focus on blending spiritual practices and savvy business strategies, Betsy now helps women heal their feminine energy so they can build 6-figure businesses with ease and in alignment with what their heart truly desires.
Luscious Hustle Website, Facebook & Instagram
Katie Wilken is someone who is deeply passionate about the empowerment of Women. Through her brand WildHER she aims to teach, share, move & hold space for Women to discover that they each have what it takes within themselves to create their best lives using the power of Women’s Circles as the main vehicle for our Liberation.
You can find her on stages sharing her own journey, teaching Kundalini Yoga, Facilitating WildHer Movement Classes, Holding Red Tent circles &
frolicking in the forest with her 3 boys & husband.
WildHER Collective Circle Facebook Group
WildMOON Period Project Instagram
In this episode, I talk about everything from what is Masculine & Feminine Energy to Yin & Yang, Shiva & Shaki and Sun & Moon Energy. Have a listen as this is the first episode in the next series of topics all around Masculine & Feminine Energy.
Sachi Doctor is the founder of Elemental Alchemy, offering personalized wellness services and handmade self-care products to support those navigating their way towards sustainable health. She is an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and tea maker from a lineage of Indian healers and doctors and has been imbued in both Eastern tradition and Western medicine since childhood. Marrying the wisdom of these two worlds, Sachi blends Ayurvedic principles and yogic philosophy with physiology and functional nutrition to help individuals better understand their mind-body composition, empowering them with the information and tools necessary to reclaim agency for their health and live life on their own terms.
Website & Instagram
Kelli Tennant is the host of Ceremony Wellness Podcast + creator of The Journey Within healing series. As an autoimmune warrior herself, Kelli helps women heal their physical and emotional pain through Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, and spiritual development. She has authentic conversations with the leading voices in wellness, alternative medicine, and spiritual growth to give women the tools to heal and create the life they’ve been longing for. Kelli’s natural ability to hold space and guide women to become their best selves has changed thousands of lives across the country.
Colette, a native of Ireland, immigrated to the US in her early 20’s where she worked in corporate America for over a decade. Wanting to hop off the corporate hamster wheel, she pursued her passion for health and fitness.
In 2014, Colette took some time out to cleanse and reset her body. She underwent a 21 day Ayurvedic cleanse program in Bali and this is what changed her life personally and professionally. After the cleanse, she stayed in Bali, working with the Ayurvedic Doctor for a year.
Colette also completed her studies to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and began her online business, Elements Healing and Wellbeing and her podcast Elements of Ayurveda. Elements Healing & Wellbeing takes a natural, holistic approach to healing, incorporating the body, mind and soul. Using the ancient teachings of Ayurveda (the Wisdom of Life) to connect people to their 'true nature' (unique mind/body type), to Mother Nature and to each other.
It’s that time of the year…
When I recap the last year in a solo episode and chat what lessons I’ve learned from the guest’s I’ve interviewed in 2018. What my favourite conversations were, which ones surprised me, which ones were ho hum for me and why I’m taking a podcast sabbatical.
Miki Agrawal is a successful social entrepreneur and accomplished disrupter who uses innovative products to break taboos. She co-founded and led THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand now valued at over $150 million. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company revolutionizing the American bathroom and making bidets mainstream in the US. Miki is also founder of the gluten-free pizza chain WILD and the author of “Do Cool Sh*t” and “Disrupt-Her.” She was recently named Fast Company’s Most Creative People of 2018 and Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine. She is a graduate of Cornell University and proud mama of Hiro Happy.
Erica Stanford is co-founder of Cryptocurrency Simplified, a learning resource that aims to make cryptocurrency, blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and their many use cases easily understandable to both individuals and businesses. She is a regular international speaker and commentator on cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other emerging technologies and their potential to challenge traditional beliefs, systems and markets.
After completing her Master’s degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, Erica did some volunteering internationally and worked in sales and marketing strategy for 8 years. On learning about the potential of blockchain technology and digital currency, she spent 18 months studying cryptocurrencies, blockchain and decentralisation and achieved a 150x return on her initial investment at the peak of the market.
She is currently working on a number of blockchain projects and events, including an educational course on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, a networking event for industry leaders – the Crypto Curry Club, and two charity projects.
Cryptocurrency Website and Erica’s LinkedIn
Our mindset is a key component to our overall health. With this belief in mind, Dr. Heather Bartos practices what she calls MindSHIFT Medicine, the integration of one’s mental, physical, and emotional health to care for the whole person. It’s a practice that she uses to treat patients, but it’s also a practice she lives by.
Heather Bartos, M.D. is a leading voice in the field of women’s health and wellness, combining care for the mind, body, emotions, and spirit to help women live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Fascinated by how what we think about affects how we feel, Dr. Bartos teaches women—and women’s families—how to thrive, no matter what stage of life they’re in.
A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Bartos graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. She served as an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) for several years and was a physician in the US Navy for eight years. She is currently chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.
Website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Bridgit is a Confidence & Empowerment Coach. I am the creator of the Powerhouse Method, a Rebel-preneur & Fiercely Unapologetic. She helps women end the mind drama, unleash clarity and confidence so they can take bold action in their life and business to finally create the impact and income they desire.
She’s a Pisces and a lover of the sea. She believes that health/fitness is a key component to longevity – She doesn’t miss her gym time! She has 2 golden retrievers and would have a herd if she could. She is super down to earth but an ALPHA when she needs to be. She’s a rebel and always paves her own way. She has an addiction to Caramel Macchiato’s and her Sunday morning Target run is her private time. She LOVES college football and she’s pretty sure she swears too much. Her mission is to help women and girls learn to own their confidence, find their self-worth and to empower them to change the world!
Website, Facebook Group, Facebook Page
Kelly Resendez is a mom, business executive, best selling author and influencer. She loves helping others with strategies to overcome self-sabotage and find more joy. Author of the new and already popular book Big Voices, is also founder of the movement the book is named for, Big Voices a women- empowered network.
Kelly is passionate about helping people increase joy, reduce suffering, and learn to think differently. Her own journey has helped her create the strategies and tools that she shares throughout her books.
Currently Kelly is the Executive Vice President of Paramount Partners Group, which is a division of Loan Pal. She uses the same concepts of mindfulness, self-discovery, and goal setting to help those in the mortgage and real estate industries create a successful business.
Rachel Fackoury is a vibrant and energetic trainer, whose vision is to lead women on a path of self-discovery through fitness. Her passion for personal fitness, health and wellness is rooted in a love of field hockey, which ultimately led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology.
In the past five years, Rachel has pursued her passions by teaching group fitness classes, and serving as a personal fitness instructor in local communities throughout Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.
From a young age, Rachel was involved in a variety of sports. Dance, gymnastics, cross country and track, soccer, volleyball and field hockey – you name it, she played it. When it came time to select a field of study, kinesiology was an obvious choice. Originally having her sights set on becoming a dentist, fitness instructing and personal training began only as a summer job.
As Rachel developed and grew her own fitness classes, she quickly realized that she not only saw remarkable improvements in people’s physical strength, but their mental health and well-being too! Having a career that allowed her to be involved in igniting positive change in another person’s life is something she never knew could have existed. From then on, Rachel has been devoted to helping people lead their best lives and become their best self.
Website, Facebook and Instagram
Colette, a native of Ireland, immigrated to the US in her early 20’s where she
worked in corporate America for over a decade. Wanting to hop off the corporate hamster wheel, she pursued her passion for health and fitness and began a full-time career in this field.
In 2008 she moved to Nice, France and opened a fitness and yoga studio. She was also an avid competitor, taking part in many sporting events, however, even with all her ‘healthy’ efforts, her health was not in a good place. In 2014, Colette took some time out to cleanse and reset her body. She underwent a 21 day Ayurvedic cleanse program in Bali and this is what changed her life personally and professionally.
After the cleanse, she stayed in Bali, working with the Ayurvedic Doctor for a year. Colette also completed her studies to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and began her online business, Elements Healing and Wellbeing and her podcast Elements of Ayurveda. Elements Healing & Wellbeing takes a natural, holistic approach to healing, incorporating the body, mind, and soul. Using the ancient teachings of Ayurveda (the Wisdom of Life) to connect people to their ‘true nature’ (unique mind/body type), to Mother Nature and to each other. “I believe that life is a journey of self-realization and this journey begins with a self-study and understanding our own ‘true nature’ or unique mind/body type. We can then understand how to keep our body and mind in balance by eating the correct foods for our constitution and having some simple daily habits and living the right lifestyle for our ‘true nature’. When we are in balance, we are more
conscious and able to access our intuition to lead us on our Soul’s journey. The key to optimal health and contentment are in our own hands”
Elements of Ayurveda Podcast
A self-proclaimed reformed Corporate Burnout, Michelle Gomez managed to find a slower pace of career that allowed her time and space to address the Impostor Syndrome in her own life. Michelle then turned her attention to helping other high achievers recognize and overcome their own Imposter Syndrome struggles, writing a book about her own journey, Own Your Brilliance.
An accomplished business executive with nearly 2 decades worth of experience in the male-dominated transportation and logistics industry, Michelle is also a strong advocate for women in the workforce; mentoring dozens of women to personal and professional success.
Betsy Milne is a Business Strategist, Holistic Health Coach and co-creator of the Luscious Hustle Podcast & Luscious Hustle Academy. After years of never-ending migraines and watching her health and personal life deteriorate while living a “successful” career, Betsy knew something profound had to change. So she embraced a new journey; one that allowed her to reclaim her health and achieve personal, versus corporate, success.
She is now on a mission to empower women with the tools & motivation they need to propel their side hustle from a spark of an idea to a full-fledged lucrative business. Blending spiritual practices with savvy business strategies, she helps entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses with ease.
Website, Personal Instagram and Luscious Hustle Podcast Instagram
Chartered Professional Accountant by day, Super Mom by night, and Alpha Female year-round. For more than 17 years, Annik Blanchard has proudly served not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and private owner-managed businesses to keep their accounting in order, and in 2017, she was admitted to the partnership at BDO Canada LLP. Due to her passion of accounting and auditing, she currently volunteers as an Audit Committee member for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee for the Girl Guides of Canada and with CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program. To top it off, she was recognized as one of the 2018 Forty Under 40 recipients organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
When the clock strikes 5, she returns home to her husband and tackles her duties as supermom to three kids (aged 12, 11 and 8) and a furry mom to 3 dogs. When not working or volunteering, Annik likes to spend time with her family, read (which she recently started doing again), work out, play board games, listen to podcasts (The Alpha Female Podcast is one of them!) and go camping.
The fine balance between all her hobbies and responsibilities means she emphasizes self-care to ensure sanity is maintained. Motivating the family to eat well and working out together is one of her key pillars of self-care.
Lauryn Evarts is an influencer & the creative director behind The Skinny Confidential. It represents the movers, the shakers, and the ones who without a doubt want to be the best damn version of themselves. The Skinny Confidential has been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, & Who What Wear. Since the launch of the brand, it’s evolved into a book, fitness & nutrition eBook, podcast, YouTube channel, & App. She lives in California with her husband, Michael & their two chihuahuas, Pixy and T. Boone Pickens.
Nadya Pecherskaya is a nutritionist and a passionate wellness entrepreneur. Years of overworking and burning out, she realized that diet and exercise alone weren’t enough to reduce her stress levels. In search of better work/life balance, she discovered CBD oil which had a profound effect on her life. Since then Nadya made it her mission to share the health benefits of this compound by starting a CBD oil company Icaria which makes oil for busy female professionals.
Icaria Website & Icaria Instagram
Laura is a Naturopathic Doctor with a PhD in Epigenetics and more than a dozen publications in international peer reviewed journals. A few years ago, she heard the call of ‘doctor heal thyself’ and radically changed her mindset, body & life. She now acts as a bridge between Spirit and Science, helping people reconnect to themselves, the power of their own body, and our planet earth. She believes in fierce feminine leadership, community over competition and guides her tribe as a Gold Leader with doTERRA Essential Oils. website: www.drlaurahughes.com IG: @drlaurahughes FB: @drlaurahughes 4) fav quote: Your life shows up for you when you show up for your life. definition of happiness: Happiness is waking up in the morning, with total freedom to be yourself and an excitement to create. It’s the ability to see the lesson and opportunity in every circumstance.
Natalie Dick is a Holistic Health, Life, and Biz Coach, Leadership Mentor + Educator with doTERRA Essential Oils, Mama, Yoga Teacher, and Personal Trainer. She has helped thousands of women regain their personal power & purpose through natural holistic living. From natural fertility, digestive issues, to hormonal imbalances. She guides those to bring their body, mind, and spirit back into its natural state of balance and alignment with life.
Emily Pereira had a life that looked really good… on paper (this was before Instagram was a thing!) Continually ranked #1 at a top Fortune 100 company, living on the beach with her Myspace founder boyfriend, with a closet full of designer clothes she wore to endless parties events and vacations, she admits it still sounds good. But caught in an endless cycle of never enough, she was anything but genuinely happy. Just when she thought she’d be getting the ring, she found out her man was cheating on her and her whole life crumbled before her. Down to 93 pounds, needing pills to sleep and on the cliff’s edge of depression, a chance encounter with a powerful spiritual teacher with a knack for out-of-body adventures turned the breakdown into a spectacular breakthrough. And so began an unlikely journey to the far ends of the earth and deep within herself that showed her a unique way of being in the world that blows the roof off what we’ve been taught it means to be successful and happy.
More than a decade later, Emily now helps other women discover the magic of their radiant selves, so they too can magnetize soul-affirming love into their lives. An international retreat leader, certified yoga teacher, Gateless trained writing teacher, and life coach specializing in helping women discover their inner brightness, Emily shares the same radical insights she used to transform her despair into her dream life. She’s also the author of the forthcoming inspirational memoir, The Beginner. She lives in Santa Teresa, a dusty little surf town along Pacific side of Costa Rica with her beloved Frenchman, Manex and their baby, Saïa Moon, enjoying joy and vitality she honestly didn’t know existed before (especially not at 40!). Together, they are building a spiritual retreat + wellness center nestled deep in the jungle.
Joy McCarthy is a Holistic Nutritionist and founder of JoyousHealth.com, an award-winning blog focused on healthy living. She is a two-time bestselling author of Joyous Health and Joyous Detox. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured in hundreds of publications both online and in print; and is a regular health expert on TV. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. Joy loves social media and shares her passion for food, family, and fun as a way to channel positive energy into the lives of others. You can find her @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.
Get excited her upcoming program for wellness entrepreneurs can be found at www.joyousbusiness.com!
Dr. Stephanie Gray is the author of the bestselling book Your Longevity Blueprint and the owner of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa where she practices. She is arguably one of the Midwest’s most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and trainings.
In her book Your Longevity Blueprint, Stephanie shares the most progressive functional medicine testing options currently available, as well as Your Longevity Blueprint (LB) nutraceutical products. From gut to hormone health, optimizing your nutritional status to your genetics, and even detoxing the body, Stephanie is excited to share her expertise with the world.
Free Resources: https://yourlongevityblueprint.com/alpha/
And use the code: Thanksalpha to get 10% off purchases at www.yourlongevityblueprint.com (including the book)
Lana Dingwall is a business coach, podcast host, and a best selling author, who is hell-bent on helping other women build and grow their businesses. She specializes in helping female entrepreneurs fill their client rosters so that they can ditch the stress and overwhelm associated with growing a business and instead focus more of their time and energy on serving their clients.
Get the Work / Life Harmony Tips worksheet we talk about on the show and learn how to pick priorities at bytownacademy.com/resources!
Website, Bytown Academy Website, Facebook Group, Bytown Academy Instagram, Instagram and Changing the Story Podcast
Carley once worked in the intense corporate fashion world of New York City, spending her workdays people pleasing, and her nights and weekends shopping and drinking to fill the void she felt within. Almost daily, she struggled with low self-worth, poor relationships, and constant anxiety. Worn down and tired, she finally decided it was time to make a change and she began setting aside an hour a day just for herself.
Over the next two and a half years, she went through a process of personal transformation. She realized her issues arose from being afraid to say No —whether out of reluctance to hurt others’ feelings or due to her own crippling anxiety and guilt.
In late 2015, she quit her corporate job, and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City to become a IIN Health Coach. Today, she is a Self Care Coach and Author of the book Boundaries with Soul, living just outside of Seattle, Washington.
Connect with her on her website.
Mary’s roller-coaster life began with being abandoned at a young age and tragically losing her first child. But Mary was able to overcome life’s hurdles and turn tragedy to triumph by building an 8 figure business empire at age 24.
Mary is an expert in personal development but is not a life coach; she’s a businesswoman who discovered a road map of how to get in control of your life. She truly walks her talk by generating pragmatic solutions for people who are freaking out. Mary blends personal experience with her extensive knowledge of neuroscience and human behavior to guide businesses and individuals to defeat the freak-out and create their ideal life.
She’s a Shark Tank style CEO who cuts through the chaos so you can change your mind, your choices, and your life.
Mary is offering you a Daily Desires Diary bundle which includes the Daily Desires Diary, a new daily practice to help you reflect, set goals, and take action, as well as a bonus excerpt of Conscious Communications to jumpstart your motivation.
Pamela Gold grew up on her family’s apple farm in upstate New York, graduated from Yale University, and then entered the business world in NYC where she was the point person on an IPO at the age of 24. Leaving the workforce to start a family, she co-founded West Village Parents and went on to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness. It was through this pursuit that she discovered yoga, which connected her love of philosophy, science, psychology, and wellness and eventually led her to discover
her life’s work: teaching inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. Her book, Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness is full of tragedy to triumph personal stories, along with actionable tools to help increase power and happiness in life.
Go HERE to hang out more with her!
Grace Smith is on a mission to make hypnosis mainstream. A renowned hypnotherapist, Grace is the founder of www.gshypnosis.com, the world’s #1 hypnotherapy hub, as well as Grace Space Hypnotherapy School. Grace is a reoccurring guest on CBS’s hit show, The Doctors, and her work has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Bustle, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Forbes, InStyle and more. Keep a look out for her first book on self-hypnosis, Close Your Eyes, Get Free, hitting the shelves of all major retailers in July 17, 2018. Visit gshypnosis.com/book to get your copy today!
Grace’s private clients include celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, and government officials; her keynote speeches and workshops have taken her to Proctor & Gamble, Summit.Live, Women Empowerment Expo, Ritz Carlton, PSE&G, Soul Camp, Verizon, and HypnoBiz.
To learn more about Grace, visit www.gshyponsis.com and check out Grace’s #mindsetreset videos on her Instagram @GraceSmithTV that will help you easily and effortlessly transition into a more restful state.
Alyssa Labrecque is a Nutritionist and the owner of Soul Food Nutritionista. With a strong family history of irritable bowel disease and years of thinking workaholism, fatigue, constipation, and her extra weight were “normal”, Alyssa went on a mission to stop dragging herself through the day and to transform her body and mind. One simple step at a time, she broke free from her IBS and self-sabotage and today teaches people how to end the gas and bloating, banish diarrhea and constipation so they can fit in their clothes, feel normal and start living their life again by learning how to love AND trust their guts.
Website, Facebook, Facebook Group, and Instagram
Alice Nicholls is a Nutritionist, Podcast Host and Natural Health Educator with a heart-full of fast-talkin’ Sass. She believes that when women remember how powerful and potential-filled they’ve always been, the world will shift for the better, so she designs her work and life to inspire that.
Website : Facebook : Instagram : Twitter
Jessie-Lynn MacDonald is a mental health and well-being consultant, educator, and facilitator. She helps her clients uncover and embrace their potential for living a life well-lived both personally and professionally. She works with individuals who are hiding behind a mask of fear, self-judgment or doubt, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or in search for more out of themselves, their relationships or their lives.
Through workshops, webinars and one-to-one coaching, either online or in person, Jessie-Lynn guides students, teachers, parents, individuals and business leaders how to access and be inspired by their own wellbeing and wisdom. She has a passion for helping children and youth uncover their innate resilience and wellbeing. She is currently working on a special project – Be You (soon to be released). Be You is a multi-dimensional project to empower and inspire women and children to understand and embrace the root cause of their mental health and wellbeing.
Website, Facebook, and Instagram
Jessica Stopard is an award-winning, smoothie lovin’ Holistic Nutritionist with a decade of experience in the health food industry. Jessica’s focus is helping women uncover their hidden food sensitivities using smoothies and an elimination diet. She is the creator of Reset to Real Food Method and loves maximizing nutrition for minimum effort to inspire women to eat more real foods so that they get out of pain.
Jessica offers a free beginner’s guide to food sensitivities: http://jessicastopard.com/fs-beginners-guide.
See what Jessica is up to at http://jessicastopard.com and on Instagram https://instagram.com/jessicanutrition
Hanna Bier helps creative entrepreneurs, artists and do-gooders feel good in their own skin and confidently create the beautiful lives and fulfilling careers they’ve always wanted. She offers 1:1 coaching, eCourses and soulful podcast episodes for kind creatives who don’t know how to achieve the success they desire (yet). Hanna is a Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer, Family Constellation Therapist and a Priestess of the Divine Feminine. She runs the podcast ‘Mystics On A Mission Show’ and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mary Hyatt is on a quest to feel alive and to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity, and abundance in body, mind, and soul. Mary believes that every person has the ability to embrace a life and body they love. She lives in the heart of Nashville and her days are spent juggling the rolls of holistic lifestyle advocate as a Presidential Diamond wellness advocate with doTERRA essential oils, and personal life and business coach. She helps her clients wake up, find their voice and become fully alive. You can join Mary every Wednesday at 1 PM CST on her Facebook LIVE show where she dives into raw topics and helps her audience fall back in love with themselves and believe in their potential.
Free Resources from Mary
Taylor Simpson is a leading expert in the fields of Confidence Building, Self-Love, Transformational Work and Online Business Building Strategies. She is the Founder of The Confidence Academy and The Mind and Body Empowerment Tribe, along with building two six-figure businesses. As a Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer and Women’s-Empowerment Junkie, she utilizes her platforms to spread her messages of “The importance of speaking your truth” and how to “Live intentionally so you can create the abundant life you deserve to live!” Taylor’s YouTube and Podcast Channels are filled with raw and vulnerable real-life personal stories (Divorce, Anger-Management, etc to give a taste) in hopes that the women they reach won’t feel so alone, if they’re too facing a challenge. “We are all in this together!” Her ability to connect with women around the world and help them raise their vibrations so they can attract everything they want in life, has made her an epic Alpha Female along with the thousands of other women she’s coached.
Website, Instagram, and her Email
Get her FREE Mind & Body eBook HERE
Toronto native, Marlie Cohen is dedicated to helping her clients and community become their healthiest selves. After struggling to stay active and eat well in her corporate job, Marlie found ways to keep healthy in the workplace and began sharing these tips on her social media channels under the alias, Kale & Krunches. From clean recipes and healthy food hotspots to new workouts and the latest activewear, Marlie loves sharing her favourite products and routines with her audience. Now a full-time blogger, fitness instructor and personal trainer, Marlie continues to offer her tips to achieving balance and wellness through her website, YouTube and social media channels.
Nadine Dumas is a leading businesswoman and influencer in the worldwide fitness market. Her online holistic approach to health and wellness span the globe with a footprint in Asia, Australia, the Cayman Islands and North America.
Her experience and businesses focus on mind-body nutrition and eating psychology coupled with achieving individualized fitness objectives. Nadine has seen outstanding results through her online programs with over 15,000lbs in weight loss but most importantly lifelong transformations.
Nadine holds a business degree and is a Professional Eating Psychology Practitioner with over a decade of experience in mind-body transformations. Not only does Nadine work as a practitioner but she is actively involved in the corporate wellness space, consulting with corporations to bring a health focus to employees and creating an overall wellness to companies through her work in Eating Psychology.
Aubrie De Sylva is a corporate banking senior vice president. Aubrie is an avid competitive cycler, lover of lifting heavy weights, a former fitness competitor and foodie. She lives in Toronto with her 2 french bulldogs.
Sarah Small is the founder of Autoimmune Tribe. She is a certified bioenergetic practitioner, yoga teacher, meditation teacher, health & mindset coach for women with autoimmune disease, certified vibrational crystal healer, and tarot card reader. She helps empower women to go beyond food and heal on a soul level.
Website & Instagram
Danielle Pascente is an established personal trainer/sports model in Los Angeles and is the creator of the Kick-Ass Training Guides, online workout programs for women. She can be found as the lead trainer for the 30 Day Fat Burn series on BeFit. Danielle was recently named as a trending fitness star by Shape Magazine. She’s been training clients for over 10 years and has a passion for helping people reach their health/fitness goals. She’s a firm believer that consistency is key when it comes to your health. Even the smallest positive daily habits can have a lasting effect!
Andrea Nordling is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Online Business Strategist who helps others become the CEO of their own damn bods and blaze their own trail in life and business. She emphasizes harmony in all areas of life, which for most can mean less “rules” and restrictions and more space and grace. As a recovering perfectionist and super achievement-oriented mama, she laughs at that last statement because if it was easy for us to turn off our drive and ambition, we wouldn’t be Alpha Females! #selfawareness
In addition to helping busy women fix their hormones and regain real energy to live their best lives, she is a die-hard foodie, health, and hormone balancing blogger at AndreaNordling.com, bossy mother of two, athleisure-wear enthusiast, world traveler, Type-A perfectionist + neurotic list maker, very outgoing homebody, and sarcastic SOB. She loves red wine and red meat (equally) and if you feed her, she’ll pretty much love you forever.
Instagram & Pinterest
Dr. Monali Y. Desai is a cardiologist and her site If We Were Family helps busy professional women easily learn how to lose weight using science-backed advice while still enjoying eating out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She’s been published on a variety of sites, including Thrive Global and mindbodygreen.
Want to learn how you can lose weight using science-backed advice? Get Dr. Monali’s free guide Lose 15 Pounds Without Cooking or Calorie Counting and start losing weight this month.
Cheryl Leitschuh is a mentor, guide, and influencer. Many of Cheryl’s clients describe her as the “Yoda” for small woman-owned small businesses and solopreneurs.
Cheryl has had the pleasure of owning a successful, sustainable small business for over twenty-five years. She has stumbled, regrouped, learned, succeeded and failed BUT remained committed to being an entrepreneur. Cheryl has also coached other women-owned small businesses to enjoy the opportunities of being an entrepreneur. Her mission is to help women-owned small businesses to start, build and grow their own successful enterprise.
Laura Milne business strategist, loving wife, mother & master manifestor. Laura completely overhauled her life at age 28 (32 weeks pregnant no less!), leaving a ‘safe and stable’ full-time pediatric nursing position to build a business and consciously design a new – more luscious – life.
She started her solopreneur journey at what seemed like the WORST time ever: Eight months pregnant, burnt out from working 12 hours night shifts, crippled with money worries and financially insecure due to a local economy spiraling into a recession…
But a voice inside Laura whispered:
“If you don’t do this thing now, you never will.”
So she said YES.
YES to a different way of living and earning money.
YES to abundance that flows to me with ease.
YES to building and supporting an incredible tribe of women who are ready to say YES to their own side hustle dreams.
Laura has built a wellness business, The Luscious Hustle Podcast and Luscious Hustler community all aligned with her passion and purpose to serve other women and show them how start side hustles that fuel your soul, give you options and turn your purpose into profit. She cultivated powerful money manifesting practices and heart-centered tribe and thus built a soulful side hustle that’s grown into a full-fledged business. She’s a Luscious Hustler.
Instagram, Luscious Hustle Podcast Website & Instagram
Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer, and speaker. She has been featured in Entrepreneur and Working Mother Magazine and is the host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions into heart-centered brands and thriving businesses.
From idea conception to the construction of the business and its digital landscape, Amber supports visionaries, leaders, and disruptivators in changing the world and their lives.
Amber spent 10 years working in collegiate athletics marketing, managing the University of New Hampshire Wildcats brand, as well as teaching sports marketing and mentoring student interns. She was recognized as one of the top sports marketing professionals in the nation.
Get Her Top 5 Branding Secrets Guide and turn your Brand + Biz into a Dream Client Magnet – amberlilyestrom.com/gift
Jessica Smith is a writer, career coach and podcast host of the podcast(s), Career Coaching with Jessness and That Valley Vibe. She shares with people how to explore a path to success with inspired action, empowered self-care and mind body spirit wellness. She helps people uncover and express their authentic self and discover the natural skills and talents they were born with so they can lead with love and live a heart-centered, fulfilled life. One of the main ingredients she writes about it how to tap into your inner wisdom, your -ness for guidance. Every day she reminds people that we’re not here to find out what to do, but rather, who we are.
Purchase her book, YOUR TWENTIES – Sign up to access the book bonuses
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Kris Britton is a spiritual life coach & success coach who helps women dissolve their blocks so they can make big money and a big impact!
Kris is also the founder of Team Goddess Bosses, a global community sharing the benefits of reclaiming your true power, health and living your dreams with complete freedom!
Over the last few years, Kris has helped over 100 people reach five and six-figure incomes working from home and has been featured in Success Magazine + Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine.
As a Feminine Energy Activator, Life Coach, Mama of Boys & Motivational Speaker- Katie Considers it her life’s mission to raise the vibrations of the planet. Through teaching with tangible tools for getting in touch with your gifts- you were meant to share with the world. She wants you to get EXCITED ABOUT LIFE & have MORE FUN.
You can find her loving on her social media circles, facilitating workshops, teaching Kundalini Yoga & sharing her love of Essential Oils!
Elisa Kurylowicz is a high-performance sports athlete local to the Ottawa area. She is a 2x National Champion and World Cup Gold medal winning athlete in the sport of Freestyle Mogul Skiing. She followed her athletic career with 11 years coaching at the Provincial and National levels. Coaching is her passion, yet the topics and direction have evolved from technical skiing into a more spiritual practice of helping to inspire others to be their best selves. She believes that there is so much more to life then the 9 to 5 job, and so she’s sharing her life lessons from her ski career and failing to qualify for the Olympic Games, to getting married and then divorced 1 year later, to gaining and then losing 85lbs, and then taking a leap of faith, following her gut and changing her life completely with the world. She’s a fellow podcaster and you can find her show Elisa Unfiltered: Living Life Out Loud at elisaunfiltered.com.
I became interested in integrative medicine more than 25 years ago when I began my medical practice here in Medford. The pressures and financial limitations of traditional medicine often didn’t allow me to spend the time and resources I wanted to with my patients. I strongly believe that traditional medicine is important for good health, but I also believe in the benefits of complementary therapies. So in 2003, I received my fellowship in integrative medicine from the acclaimed University of Arizona and began the process of opening Triune Integrative Medicine in 2006. We are here to determine the best care for patients that promotes healing and wellness. This could involve conventional and or complementary medicine based on our patients’ needs and belief systems.
Riana Milne is a Certified, Global Life, Dating Relationship Coach, a #1 Best Selling author, a Life & Dating Coach for the new Docu-Series – Radical Dating – Finding Lasting Love Over 40; Host of her former TV show: Lessons in Life & Love, an educational speaker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Trauma & Addictions Professional – for over 18 years in Delray Beach, Florida. She specializes in those who have had past Childhood, Dating or Relationship Trauma; and offers 1-on- 1, VIP Coaching and Online Virtual Coaching Programs for both Singles & Couples at her LifeandLoveTrainingAcademy.com.
Natalie Matushenko is an internationally acclaimed leadership coach, speaker, writer, adventurer, and creator of the Passion & Purpose Life Course®, which since 2001, has helped soulful go-getters figure out what they were put on this Earth to do and turn their many ideas, talents, and passions into successful purpose-driven businesses and creative projects while creating lives they love. Natalie has reinvented her life several times: from debilitating childhood trauma and addiction to Ivy League University, top business school and high flying job to living her dream life, splitting her time between South America and the US and spending a couple months a year traveling the world with her husband and three daughters.
Natalie’s website where you can get a FREE 12-Day Live with Passion & Purpose Program: https://nataliematushenko.com
Her interview series, Women Living Passionately: Honest Conversations with Amazing Women Who Are Living Their Passion & Purpose https://nataliematushenko.com/series/
Hilary Spires is a former corporate sales manger turned entrepreneur. She’s combined her passion for business and fitness and jumped into her own venture full time. She is currently splitting her time between her online running coach business Rugged Conditioning and as a personal trainer in a local studio in Western Canada.
She strives to spread her love of movement to as many people as possible. Her specialty lies in helping people achieve bucket list goals they didn’t they could. She loves every aspect of coaching people to conquer their first race, but specifically the physical and mental toughness needed to get through the big endurance events. Her athletic career includes playing hockey for for the NWHL and the NCAA. Since leaving the competitive hockey world she discovered running and racing and has participated in countless road and trail races including a 100 mile run and the Ironman triathlon. In 2017 she also created a charity event and raised over $11 000 for Kidsport in a few months by committing to run 160km over a mountain in under 24 hours. She’s also regained the childlike wonder of trying new sports and has competed in a few kickboxing fights and jiu jitsu tournaments.
Her new website just launched! https://www.ruggedconditioning.com and Instagram
As Co-Founder and Owner of Pure Yoga and Pure Kitchen Amber has successfully built a brand that is known to Ottawa as not just a yoga studio and restaurant, but a lifestyle. Pure Yoga first opened their doors in 2012. In just 5 1/2 years Pure has grown into four studios, and soon to be three, Pure Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurants. Pure Yoga has recently expanded to Liberty Village in Toronto and has built a successful Online Yoga Studio, Pure Online. Ambers newest ventures include Ottawa’s hottest new bar and lounge, Charlotte and opening this past December a women’s clothing store called Tallow.
As a Yoga Teacher Amber is in her 11th year of teaching has over 1000hrs of training hours in classical hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. She has been the lead on Pure Yoga Ottawa’s 200hr Teacher Training since 2015. Amber started leading yoga retreats in 2016 and has 4 retreats this upcoming year with destinations including Costa Rica and Italy.
Amber was named one of Ottawa’s Top Forty under 40 in 2014, she has been named top yoga instructor in Ottawa 3 times and has been a brand ambassador for Lululemon since 2007. Amber was a keynote speaker in 2015 at The Queen’s University Women in Leadership Conference as an expert on branding, a keynote speaker at The Ottawa Business Journal’s 2016 CEO talks and this year at Ottawa University’s Womens Aspire conference. Pure Yoga has been named “Best Yoga Studio” 4 times and in 2016 Pure Kitchen won the BOB Award for “Best New Business of the Year”.
There are upcoming yoga retreats in Costa Rica March 11-18th and Italy April 28- May 4th
Instagram Handles: Amber’s Insta – @PureYogiAmber, Ottawa Yoga Studio – @PureYogaOttawa, The Online Yoga Studio – @PureOnline
Heather Dominick is the founder and leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur movement. Her teachings demonstrate how highly sensitive traits when used as strengths, rather than shadows, can create effective entrepreneurial success. Her deep wisdom reaches over 100,000 Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs around the globe via her website www.businessmiracles.com and various social media channels.
An exceptional facilitator and teacher Heather is known for creating a safe, sacred community for true transformation whether she is teaching a Business Miracles Class, delivering training online or in-person or mentoring members of her Business Miracles Community in her various Mentoring Programs. She has helped thousands of HSE’s release life-long limiting beliefs, overcome fears and learn how to build their business in a way that actually feels so good that they can’t help but create solid, sustainable, high-level financial success.
Jocelyn Freeman is the co-author of The New Power Couple, a speaker, marriage mentor and social entrepreneur with her husband, Aaron. They have shared the stage with Tony Robbins, were nominated as Arizona’s 40 Under 40 Influencers, and have been featured in national media for mentoring couples on ‘Empowered Partnership’ and thriving physically, financially & spiritually. They host one of the top relationship podcasts, Empowered Couples on iTunes and lead two thriving companies. Jocelyn is passionate about mentoring women in Attracting Your Mate so they approach dating from a new place, they never settle and they are completely fulfilled as individuals and in their partnership.
Website (you can get a FREE electronic download of their book!) and Instagram
Anna Lozano is a mom and serial entrepreneur! After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business and embarking on my career in Marketing/Sales she quickly realized she was overworked, underpaid and unfulfilled so she started looking for a solution. In 2010 she said yes to network marketing as a part-time project that turned into a million dollar empire. In 2016, she became a mom and her life took on a whole new meaning! She realized she could create something that would power the next generation, our children, and with her friend & business partner launched Love Powered Co. in August 2017 with an Affirmation Card set for kid’s on Kickstarter, reaching 214% of their Campaign Goal in 30 days! She’s obsessed with living in alignment with her core values, spending time with my family and exploring the world!
Instagram, Facebook and Love Powered Co’s Website
Tara Thorne is a Clinical Nutritionist, has training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, specifically in hormones and is currently studying to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach in 2017. Tara’s practice focuses on helping busy mums navigate the overwhelm and confusion surrounding how to live healthfully in a hectic world by providing evidenced-based functional nutrition and lifestyle strategies. She runs her business online in order to help as many women as possible live the lives they deserve, not one fraught with hormonal imbalances and all the problems that come along with them. Her own struggles with hormone imbalance were what lead her on this path and are why she’s able to understand and empathize with the struggles of the modern day mum.
Website & Facebook
Simply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy living. Not only a nutritionist and chef but also the co-host of The Ultimate Health Podcast. She is also the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic real food diet and a balanced wholesome lifestyle through simple strategies.
Website and Instagram
Ultimate Health Podcast Website and Ultimate Health Podcast Instagram
Geralyn Power used to be a police officer. When she quit the force she launched into a yoga career and now calls herself a wellness junkie. She teaches families how to set themselves free while being a wife and mama.
Savannah Peck has been a personal trainer, solution focused coach and nutrition consultant for eight years. She started a career in fitness because of her passion for dance and kickboxing. She wants to travel the world and retire her mom from a job that is unfulfilling. After five years of working at different gyms in Ottawa, Savannah invested $20K of savings to start her own (traditional style) business. Her vision is to help rewire your mind, recharge your body and rejuvenate your soul. She had the coaching, training and sales skills but lacked business skills and a business model that could help her grow financially. After she gained 30 lbs from stress in the first year, she grew resentful and believed the traditional style business system and education system was outdated. As her resentment grew, she decided to enroll in two spiritual courses with the Algonquin Medicine Man. She worked to heal the resentment and unconscious limiting beliefs. After a year of healing, she still felt in her heart that she didn’t want to trade time for money. A woman introduced her to a health and wellness company that offers solutions to health and wealth. Savannah was skeptical but tried the products and released 18 lbs. The nutrition systems became her lifestyle. She started to learn the business model and she started to learn about network marketing. Within her first year, she earned an extra $20K online. She had her “Aha moment” when she realized her starting investment was only $350 and it was how she released 18 lbs. The extra money from no overhead costs allowed her more time and money to travel. Her passion for business was sparked again at a much deeper level. She is packing her things to work and travel around the world very soon to introduce solutions to prevent and heal mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial stress. She is living life for the thrills, not the bills.
Ashley Srokosz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, essential oil educator, and Holistic Business Coach who is also a mom to an energetic 4-year-old. She shares super transparent lessons from business and everyday life that helps busy women achieve more of their mission with less struggle – because being a mom and an entrepreneur doesn’t have to be so hard!
Website, Instagram and Facebook
Jill Coleman is the founder of JillFit.com (which launched in 2010) and the co-founder of the Metabolic Effect. Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15!
Since then, it’s a been a whirlwind of education in exercise science and nutrition, fitness competitions, landing several national covers for fitness modeling and plenty of business growth. Her passion lies in coaching mindset and body and business, through her flagship program: The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club, as well as a few signature online programs, like the Mindset Makeover, the Food Obsession Boot Camp and her 52-week exercise program, the Total Training Experience (TTE).
Click here for Jill’s 7-day FREE training to begin building your business online.
Theresa Jenn Lopetrone is Fitness Cover Model, Elementary School Teacher, Sponsored Athlete, Transformation Success Story, Cross-Fitter, Wife and Adventurer committed to making an impact on as many lives as possible one day at a time.
Facebook Page: Theresa Jenn Lopetrone Health & Fitness
Orion Talmay is a Love Coach and an International Speaker. She works with successful high achievers and helps them unleash their feminine power and become a magnet for conscious relationships and love. She is the founder of Orion’s Method and the host of the popular podcast Stellar Life. She helps women to truly love themselves, elevate confidence, ignite their passion and create a sense of freedom ease and flow.
Jessica DeBry shows women how to quit the job they hate and build a business they LOVE. As an Online Business Mentor and Founder of SHEclub Monthly, Jessica teaches female entrepreneurs worldwide how to get stuff done, monetize themselves, and build their brand, so that they can ultimately transform their #SideHustle into Solopreneur Success.
Cassandra Bodzak is the best selling author of “Eat with Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life the Lights You Up” and the founder of the online mind-body-soul support community, Aprecity.com. Cassandra is a global meditation and wellness teacher who instructs people on how to utilize the technologies of food, meditation, and self-care to create their ‘next level’ life. She has been dubbed a “spiritual leader” by Well and Good and is the mindful cooking show host of Eat with Intention TV or you may know her as the happy, healthy living guru from ABC’s The Taste. Cassandra speaks all over the country, works with a select group of clients one on one and enjoys spending her free time on the beach in Santa Monica enjoying life.
Nagina Abdullah is a management consultant, mom and is the founder of MasalaBody.com which helps ambitious women take control of their health and weight. She created Spice Yourself Skinny, an 8-week program in which women describe their weight loss as “effortless.” She has been featured in Business Insider, Huffington Post and on Fox News for her weight-loss expertise.
Nagina shares the “Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet” with the spice that is is in your kitchen cabinet! It helps to lower blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. The cheat sheet includes:
3 health benefits of using this spice
5 ways to use it in your day
An easy recipe using this spice
Plus the bonus recipe ebook with 7 spicy recipes to spice off your first 7 lbs.!
Kelly Trach teaches people how to heal themselves. After struggling with chronic illness, pain, and inflammation for over a decade, she solved her own problems. With 10,000+ hours of conducting trial and error experiments on herself, she uncovered a simple, non-invasive methodology to heal her autoimmune condition, IBS, and leaky gut. Now she lives a functional, rad life.
Kelly works as a wellness advocate, coach and eternal optimist at kellytrach.com where she helps people rock their best life by building a mindset conducive to healing, living toxin-free, and nourishing with delish, plant-based food.
She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her miniature black dachshund and a sh*t-ton of organic kale.
Natalie, the Curvy Confidence Coach is a top Eating Psychology Coach who empowers women to be their own intuitive guides in health and life through reconnecting to their bodies. She works with women holistically to end the struggle with weight and stress so they can embody the self-love and confidence they need to live soul-aligned lives that light them up without burning them out.
Wear the Bikini Challenge: www.thecurvyconfidencecoach.com/wearthebikini
Veronica is a Love-Life Coach, host of the Love-Life Connection Podcast, and creator of the Dating Mindset Bootcamp. She helps smart, ambitious women who feel like they have it all except love, find it.
On the surface, Veronica helps women enjoy the process of dating + meet higher quality men. But what she REALLY does is teach women how to create a life they love so they can attract the relationship they dream of into their life.
When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, you can find her indulging in (probably) too much HGTV, planning her next adventure, or spending quality time with her husband + puppy. To learn more and grab her free 5-day Find Love Now Meditation Series head over to www.veronicagrant.com/meditation.
Website and download for the free Let It Go Guide: veronicagrant.com
Jessica Kuepfer is a public relations leader, digital influencer, blogger (lacesandlattes.com), and endurance sports athlete with a wicked coffee addiction. She currently is a PR manager at Home Hardware Stores Limited and is training for her first Ironman, the ITU World Championships, and the USARA National Adventure Racing Championships. She cannot keep a plant alive but she tries.
Natalia Juarez is known as “The Breakup Coach.” She specializes in helping men and women navigate their breakups/divorces as opportunities for authentic growth, in order to be happier and find real love. She is a certified holistic coach and dating coach with a background in Gender Studies and Education.
Sophie Coulthard is the founder of V is for Values and works within her family’s business, The Judgment Index. She was inspired to launch her business whilst working with a corporate client who commented that the assessment tool being used “The Judgment Index” should be made available to the individual as well as within the corporate world. The tool is used by businesses to measure capacity for good, but crucially it also spots barriers, including stress, energy, self-esteem, self-criticism, and self-care. Having witnessed first-hand how these areas can impact on the working world, and with a little encouragement from the Alpha Female Podcast, she changed her life in 2016, quit her corporate sales job and began working with the Judgment Index and now V is for Values, striving for that all important work/life harmony.
Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Kelly Sullens is a renowned personal trainer and the owner of Arrowhead Fit Body Boot Camp in Arizona. She has a love for fitness that inspires her to change lives daily. As a female entrepreneur, she’s a role model for women, both in fitness and personal achievement. Kelly loves that women are the largest chunk of Fit Body Boot Camp’s audience, and she continues to inspire women to take action to make positive changes in their lives.
Facebook and Instagram
Nichelle Laus a former amateur competitive boxer/kickboxer, retired police officer now fitness competitor, fitness brand personality, co-owner of Optimum Training Centre in Toronto, fitness cover model, freelance writer, personal trainer, kickboxing and kettlebell instructor, competition and transformation health coach. motivational speaker and proud mom of 4 boys under of the age 10.
Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, OTC Toronto Instagram, Team Laus Instagram
Colleen Nolin was a small-town Saskatchewan girl who grew up on a farm. After leaving the rural prairies and pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree as a Registered Nurse and a Master’s in Infectious Disease you can now find her dwelling in the Arizona Dessert, a wife and a mama of 2 kids and pursuing her passion of creative writing. She wrote a poetry book in March 2017 called Fishing for Lemons and Dragons. You can find the link to the book on Amazon below!
Website & Instagram
Laura Davidson is a fitness enthusiast & Founder of WHISTLE APP (Whistle Blog & Whistle Instagram). She is one of Toronto’s leading young entrepreneurs who created an app that allows users to access a community of like-minded individuals looking for their ideal workout partner. She works full time for Kevin O’Leary, finds the time to run a start up and keeps herself in shape sharing her fitness journey on her Instagram and blog, My Sweat Story.
Lauren Roberts is an endurance sport and outdoors enthusiast, distance runner, and Owner/Head Physiotherapist at The Running Physio in Toronto. She is passionate about redefining exercise as a medium to connect with our feelings and emotions and values the empowerment that movement can provide people. A hard worker but a firm believer in balance, Lauren values the simple things in life like good food, drink, and quality time with friends and her two dogs, Brick and Floyd. You can learn more about her physiotherapy business on her Running Physio Facebook page, and follow her running blog, Instagram, and Twitter.
Farah Foster-Manning inspires possibility. After working non-stop within the corporate world, she searched for ways to create more balance in her life as a wife, mother & professional. Several years of research regarding the effects of nutrition & toxic-free living led to the discovery that nutritional cleansing & bio-hacking could profoundly restored her stressed body & mind.
A full-time nutritional network marketing pro, a bio-hacker/lifestyle blogger at farahfostermanning.com, a brand ambassador and elite worldwide triathlete. Her ability to balance her active lifestyle with her immense family involvement is her passion. Her “ME time” consists of running, swimming, cycling and occasional yoga. The rest of her time is spent traveling, volunteering, focusing on her four amazing children, many date days with her husband and intense training for upcoming races. She calls herself the Energy Guru after finding a life balance.
Sarah Vermunt is the Founder of Careergasm and the author of Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel-Good Work. She helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work they love. She writes about careers for Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and Entrepreneur. She lives in Toronto and online at careergasm.com.
Jessica Bartram is a hypnotherapist and mindset coach at JessicaBartram.com. She helps women break through limiting beliefs and reprogram their minds for success. She also offers meditation for kids at KidsWhoMeditate.com
Elisha Rubenstein is a personal trainer, nutrition specialist, published fitness expert, media personality and lifestyle coach. She wants to empower women of all ages to find happiness and inner-strength through a healthy lifestyle. Her goal is to create a mindset for her clients that how you ‘train is how you tackle life.’
Alisha Leytem is a spiritual wellness & life coach, yoga teacher, essential oil educator and founder of the Zen Babe Tribe – a movement of young women on the path to become more zen, find their purpose, grow spiritually and absorb the tools and wisdom to take their happiness, health, wealth and life to the #nextlevelzen. The Iowa native graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications and Entrepreneurship before diving into her spiritual path of yoga, healing work and coaching. Alisha lives in San Diego with her husband and dog and works 1:1 with clients worldwide, teaches yoga & essential oil workshops, and creates digital courses. Join the Zen Babe Tribe for support on your spiritual journey.
Em Haas is a fitness freak, baby bikini competitor, day planner junkie and apparel designer at Underarmour. She believes that social media is a tool to inspire and help other people and that leggings are real pants. You can find her training with her boyfriend, studying for her next certification or helping people truly “em”body fitness.
Instagram, YouTube. Facebook and Em’s Boyfriend’s Business
Alexa Federico is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in-training who is passionate about using real, whole foods as medicine to reach optimal health. Every since her diagnosis of Crohn’s disease ten years ago, she has developed a passion for all things health and wellness and teaching others that they can improve their illnesses with nutrition. You can connect with Alexa at her blog or Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo is a co-director of Ahimsa Yoga studios with her husband JP Tamblyn-Sabo. She is a mother of two darling children and a Feminine Empowerment Mentor. Michelle deepest passion is in the SoulBody connection that is reclaimed through Feminine Movement and living a Divinely Feminine Life. She teaches a feminine movement and yoga fusion called Goddess Flow Yoga that she created and teaches at conferences, retreats, and festivals throughout Canada.
Robyn Srigley is The Hormone Diva, Holistic Nutritionist and Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach. Robyn’s own journey with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) jumpstarted her passion for helping women replace their anxieties with joy to open possibility in their lives and break free of hormonal imbalance. Robyn runs a successful 1-1 coaching and online program practice where she uses diet, movement, botanicals and a self-love lifestyle to transform the lives of women with PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, Painful Periods and much more. You can find out more about her work at www.thehormonediva.com
Channa Bromley is an Illumination Artist. She lights the path for men, women and children to take control of their bodies, minds and spirits, and to create balance and harmony in all aspects of their lives. Self-love is the gateway to creating a life of magic, wonder and light. Channa is a relationship counselor for singles with the World’s largest matchmaking firm. Through gentle and holistic methods, she has illuminated the way for many to find their source and to get out of the darkness…forever.
Channa is also the founder of Girls Talk, a movement to empower females of all ages encouraging self love, self esteem and community. In March 2016, the first video campaign was released and all money collected was donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation for the ongoing support to help young women thrive.
And last but not least, Channa is driven to empower children by planting the seeds that blossom into understanding of the etheric body, interconnectedness, and multi-dimensions. Her forth-coming book “Isadora’s Journey” will be released this year.
Dr. Nekessa S. Remy is a leading health & wellness professional and expert with a passion for sports injury prevention and enabling others to be their own health champions. Her philosophy stems from her belief that healthy living is a RIGHT and not a privilege. Dr. Remy’s passion for health and rehabilitation lead her to earning an Honors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario followed by a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She also holds certificates in Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. With 15 years experience in the rehabilitation field Dr. Remy has developed an approach to injury management that is based on current research and measurable patient outcomes.
She has lectured and continues to lecture at various running rooms, soccer and football clubs and was recently selected as the team doctor for One On One Pro Sport & Conditioning. Dr. Remy is also a corporate wellness speaker at Nissan Canada. Through her blogs, media appearances and seminars, Dr. Remy uses her knowledge and experience to educate others on how to become their own health advocates.
For more information on Dr. Remy, please visit www.drnekessaremy.com.
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Melissa Boufounos is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who coaches OCR athletes to optimize their performance and improve their race times by making sure they are nourished on a cellular level. She has personally competed in over 30 races, including the 2016 OCR World Championships, a top 15 finish in her age group at Battlefrog Toronto in 2016, a top 10 finish for females in the elite heat at Prison Break Toronto in 2015, a top 5 finish in her age group at the Spartan Sprint Ottawa in 2014 and a top 20 finish in her age group at the Spartan Beast Ottawa in 2014. She has also completed two Spartan Trifectas (2014, 2015). Along with her education in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Melissa is currently taking the Precision Nutrition Level 1 course. She has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College and a post-graduate diploma in Sports Journalism from Centennial College. She is also CanFitPro certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist.
Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, author of Conquer Your Year and The Conquer Kit, and the Creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com. She Takes On The World was featured by Forbes on its list of “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs” and by ForbesWoman in “Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women”.
Anastasiya Gorshkova is the founder of the Anastasiya Craze YouTube Channel and fitness brand, which seeks to motivate and inspire women to stay fit and healthy through daily exercise.
She was featured on The Steve Harvey Show as an up-and-coming YouTube star for her variety of workouts that take her community around the world. An NASM certified trainer, she puts her workouts together to help women keep their bodies challenged and their minds engaged.
Anastasiya was born in Ukraine, immigrating to the United States at the age of 16. She spent 10 years in the banking industry, leaving to explore her true passions: fitness and travel. She speaks five languages, splitting her time between New York City and Rome, Italy. You can find Anastasiya at anastasiyacraze.com/alphafemale.
YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Website
Lisa Simone Richards is a visibility strategist for fitpros and wellness-preneurs who want to see themselves and their businesses featured in magazines, on TV and around the web. As the principal of PR agency Vitality PR & Communications in Toronto, she coaches health, fitness and wellness entrepreneurs how to connect with the right media personalities and use the power of publicity to get seen and get clients. When she’s not shooting national TV segments or working with editors on magazine features, you can find her swinging a kettlebell, getting her zen on at hot yoga, or shopping at her local farmer’s market. Meet Lisa Simone and get ready to get noticed and get clients at www.vitalitypr.com.
Andrea Claassen is a certified personal trainer, 200 hour registered yoga instructor and mindset shifter. Her goal is to help you make yourself a priority again by creating your fitness lifestyle that sets your soul on fire. She doest this by helping you find your core desired feelings and helps you implement them into your fitness lifestyle. Andrea believes training is so much more than working out it truly is about helping you reclaim your fitness story.
Website, Instagram and Peaceful Power Podcast
Lesley-Anne Scorgie’s passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher’s surprise. Since appearing on the show in 2001 called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth”, Lesley-Anne has branched out as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist and television personality. Her area of expertise has also expanded into career navigation, entrepreneurship and women’s workplace equity and diversity issues. Today she is armed with her three best-sellers Modern Couple’s Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together (2016), Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich (April 2014) and Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult’s Guide to Financial Success (2007/15) Lesley-Anne is the founder of MeVest. Lesley-Anne has her BComm from University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2011 Lesley-Anne won Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Lisa Van Ahn is a professional boxer and kickboxer. She found her way to the sport after years of trauma and being victimized. She used kickboxing as an escape but soon after starting tapped into her strength and realized her value and worth in the world.
She realized there were many things she didn’t have the opportunity to learn as a young girl to ensure her safety so she created the I AM Initiative; a confidence building curriculum girls and young women. The purpose is to teach the necessity of self-love in relationship to personal safety. Through dynamic movement and engagement, Lisa’s workshops teach the “rules” of self-protection, including self-compassion, trusting your “gut”, and creating positive change in the world.
Lisa is passionate about teaching girls the principles she didn’t have the opportunity to learn until later in life. It is her deepest desire to give these young women the tools to be strong, in middle school, high school, college and beyond so they are able to confidently overcome the obstacles they encounter throughout their life.
Margaret Schlachter is the creator of Dirt in Your Skirt, a website with race & gear reviews, industry insight and more. She was one of the first professional female obstacle course racer. She’s competed in the Death Race, 5 World’s Toughest Mudder, and Survival Run in Nicaragua among many. Schlachter helped found the Spartan Chicked movement with over 15,000 members today. She is a full-time author, writer, industry expert, and coach. Her first book, Obstacle Race Training was released April 15, 2014. She is the editor-in-chief for MudRunGuide.com. And last but not least, when not writing or taking on the next obstacle race or mud run she can be found working on her Urban Farm in Salt Lake City.
Dirt In Your Skirt Facebook or Margaret’s Personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube
Kaylie Klitzing is a 24 year old fitness trainer, an IFBB figure professional and powerlifter. Her why is to help people love themselves and their lives. She wants to show others that fitness can be a blessing towards a healthy life and isn’t torture. After rebounding after earning her pro card she’s worked hard to learn self-compassion and enjoy fitness and nutrition again. She wants to share her experience to shed a light on the subject for others.
Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Website
Rachel Adams is a realtor, public speaker, coach, author, and entrepreneur. She lives in Northern California, and is the CEO of 4 different companies. In just 3 years in the real estate industry, Rachel had hit the top 1000 agents in the country for the Wallstreet Journal. On the outside looking in, her life was perfect. She had the perfect car, the perfect social life, and everything looked top notch. You could say she had the perfect “Facebook” life. But as we all know reality isn’t always what it seems. And then one conversation changed everything. Rachel decided to start leading her life with full authenticity and intention and everything changed! She now travels around the United States teaching others and coaching on her life changing book and program, “Lost to Found in 90 Days”.
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Connect with Rachel on Facebook or her Website
Suncana Selimovic is a serious coffee and muscles addict and creator of Body Connection Obsessed. A Canadian living overseas who’s in love with talking about body/mind connection, left brain vs right brain and fit & feminine stuff. She loves connecting to her body in new ways and loves to facilitate that connection for others as a yoga tune up and yoga instructor.
Free eBook – 7 day guide to keep you healthy on the go
Free Facebook Community – Health Fit Wanderlust
Linda Mitchell wants to help women reach a point of empowerment. Linda is an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and an elite obstacle racer. She collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. She is now the author of “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.” and owns Chickfit Studio which opened in 2013. Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.
Joanna Griffiths is Chief Knixpert – aka founder & CEO – of Knix Wear, a high-tech women’s underwear brand based in Toronto. Always consumer-focused, Joanna has over ten years of marketing and PR experience having worked for Universal Music, the Toronto International Film Festival and CBC. Joanna holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, where she won the Women’s Award for Entrepreneurship and the Business Venture Competition for Knix Wear, securing $20,000 to begin the business. Joanna launched Knix Wear via a crowdfunding campaign in May of 2013 on Indiegogo and became the most-funded Canadian fashion project of all time. Knix Wear made crowdfunding and retail history, when Hudson’s Bay placed an 18-store pre-order, marking the first time a brand has been picked up by a major retailer via crowdfunding. Joanna has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Dragons’ Den and hundreds of other media outlets.
Robyn here – You have to click the Dragon’s Den link and watch Joanna kill it on the show. Joanna and I went to summer camp together so it’s amazing to see a childhood friend rock her career!
Jenna Switzer is an anatomy geek, yoga and tune up teacher as well as the yoga and wellness manager at The Retreat at Strathmere (a spa & wellness retreat centre just outside of Ottawa, Ontario – my hometown which I just moved back to. After meeting Jenna at a Yoga Tune Up class at OCR Academy my boyfriend’s gym and loving her vibe & energy. I just had to introduce her to you. Welcome Jenna.
Diana is an authenticity driven entrepreneur who is constantly seeking, creating, developing, growing and learning. She is passionate about business, personal development, wellness, travel, spirituality, productivity and maximizing her time and life to live exceptionally across all facets: faith, relationships, business and health.
Her sensitivity coupled with her entrepreneurial mindset allows her to see opportunities through a unique lense leading to an overflow of ideas, reiterations and progress led execution. Being very unsure of her career path in her youth, she became even more unclear after completing law school. Pushed to find her passions she started her first company Tiny Devotions Inc. after taking a sabbatical in Bali post-graduating. Being keen to identify niches – Diana literally started an industry with her company selling mala beads and intentional accessories. Now with hundreds of competitors, Tiny Devotions founded in 2009 is still the innovative leader in the space.
After dabbling with many other small ventures including angel investing and business coaching, Diana started Cole + Parker with her now Husband Jeff House. Cole + Parker is a social enterprise and luxury sock company that creates bold, colourful socks for leaders, legends and entrepreneurs. Jeff and Diana have recently sold the company.
After marrying Jeff their union also led Diana to be involved in many facets of real estate including multiple development projects, an asset management portfolio as well as assisting with complex real estate transactions. Her real estate experience coupled with her entrepreneurial success led her to seek out private financing lending deals which is now one of her current focuses.
Last but not least, Diana is extremely passionate about startups and entrepreneurial ventures of all sorts. She has been part of the Canadian Tech Accelerator for Cole + Parker and is always actively seeking out unique and high potential angel investing deals.
Having come from a very entrepreneurial family, the buzz of business, startups and deals is part of her DNA and a constant adventure no matter where she is in the world on her extensive travels with her husband. Diana has also been honoured locally as a top 20 under 40 recipient, as well as nationally as part of the W100, one of the top female entrepreneurs in Canada.
Heather Waxman is devoted to supporting women to rise into fierce, feminine leaders. She is an Amazon best-selling author, spiritual life coach, meditation guide and singer-songwriter. Her super power is helping women unpack and transform their emotional + behavioral patterns through spiritual practice, sound current, and meditation. It is Heather’s heartfelt belief that when we can clean up our thoughts and clean up our energy bodies of these subconscious memories and patterns, we can live truly radiant + peaceful + prosperous lives.
The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is also the creator of the Life Map. A coaching concept where she helps her clients build self-awareness by guiding them through a process of understanding how certain experiences, events and people in their life have shaped who they are. Through this journey, people become unstuck, set and achieve goals and make decisions they feel good about. She has also worked as a coach at Matthew Hussey’s 5 day Lifestyle Retreats, where she’s had the opportunity to help transform the lives of countless women and been voted as one of the top trainers. Sharon is a Certified Fitness Instructor, currently teaching BodyJam and Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred program. Through her work as an instructor, she has been able to create lasting connections with her clients, and inspires them to live healthy, happy lives. Sharon has also worked in the media for over 10 years as a Segment Producer for CTV’s etalk and The Marilyn Denis Show. Through her media career she has had the opportunity to interview A-list celebrities and coach lifestyle experts to peak performance levels for television. She has the ability to problem solve quickly, communicate with many different personality types and can adapt easily to change. Sharon currently resides in Toronto with her little dog Lucy.
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Chady has had a love of sports and fitness since she was a child, while battling a Kidney disease from an early age of 4. By the age of 8 she began her training in taekwondo, and at the age of 12 she earned her black belt. Immediately after she transitioned to cheer leading and gymnastics, and was able to find time to model professionally at the age of 16. Modeling and cheering her way through college, staying fit became a passion. After college and a successful modeling career Chady decided to move to California and tune her skills as an actress. By this time being a mother of a 4year old, she put her fitness skills to the ultimate test; having gained 70 pounds during her high risk pregnancy due to her continued battle with her kidney disease she re-sculpted her body into a bikini fitness model. She is currently gracing fitness magazine covers (Fitness RX & Oxygen), various video and print product endorsements, while still competing internationally and is the 2010 Arnold Classic Bikini Champion and the 2010 & 2012 WBFF Pro Bikini World Champion. With a diverse fitness background, incredible beauty, combined with her acting ability and being bilingual creates a vertically and horizontally integrated marketing machine for a wide range of products. She is now the founder of The Fit Girl.com.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, & Website
The week on the Alpha Female podcast I have Rita Catolino is a certified personal trainer, online coach, motivational speaker, fitness columnist, cover model, solution finder, and mother. Her passion for fitness and helping others can be attributed to having gone through many of her own struggles with weight her entire life. After fighting a family trend of obesity, she decided to make a positive change after giving birth to her daughter in 2007; transforming those obstacles into a positive philosophy shared with those who work with her. Rita’s clientele ranges from beginners to athletes alike.
Website, Twitter, & Facebook
Amber Hurdle uses her experience working with international celebrities and Fortune 500 companies to show small businesses how to play big. As a communication and engagement expert, Amber helps entrepreneurs and corporate leaders identify what they want to be known for so they can strategically tell their stories, grow their tribes and ultimately fulfill their callings.
Website, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
A Corporate Attorney by trade, Kundalini Yoga and meditation found Monica when she was living a highly stressful life as the owner of multiple companies, one of which was a fast growing and successful law ﬁrm. Through Kundalini Yoga and her spiritual studies, she found inner strength, confidence, and overcame her fears, including the fear of public speaking and social introvertedness, and she eventually left the practice of law to enter the world of transformational coaching.
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Rita, Co Founder and Owner of MintPear (Beauty Company) mother of a 1 year old son and wife of 8 years. She is well traveled, fluent in arabic and has experience abroad living in Amman, Jordan and different states through out the US. She is a Master Esthetician & Certified Makeup Artist with over 10 years experience in the Beauty Industry, born into the beauty industry with her mother being a makeup artist. She has dedicated her life to discovering beauty in all different forms around the world. MintPear is a part of a major movement to remove race, politics, religion and to cut out the BS around the Beauty Industry’s idea of what beauty means. MintPear is driven by a mission to empower women to be more confident and creative in their own skin wherever they are and whomever they are. Spreading awareness, knowledge and love with their Cruelty Free, Vegan High Quality Beauty Products. Beauty comes in many faces, education is one of them. MintPear’s mission is to take a portion of their profits and put them towards education for women around the world. Thank you for being a part of a bigger picture and helping a small business create the opportunity for a more beautiful future for many women worldwide.
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Camy is a Diet Recovery Expert, Fitness Coach, Writer, and Network Marketing Pro integrating Fitness & Faith into her lifestyle programs and confidence coaching. As a recovering perfectionist, a born-again morning person, tom-boy and #rulebreakerforlife, Camy helps women on their health journeys by releasing them from expectations of perfection and allowing them to embrace a non-dieting lifestyle. She is passionate about designing a life you love and took the leap from the corporate world in 2015 on faith that the people, resources and opportunities would present themselves as she pursued her highest calling. Her alpha-ness and faith allowed her to take big risks with grace and confidence, despite many voices telling her that there was a safer route. Now, Camy uses her experience with extreme dieting, body image issues and negative self talk to coach women through their transformations by giving them what they think they want, and guiding them towards what they really need.
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A former competitive figure skater and athlete most of her life, Karen is a fitness expert, women’s transformation coach, health & emotional eating coach, nutritionist, culinary nutrition expert, business owner and author. After struggling with body and weight issues for many years, Karen realized that losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle had nothing to do with a diet and exercise program but rather her life balance, and happiness. Once she learned how to take care of herself emotionally, spiritually and physically her body naturally came into its ideal shape and she felt fit, healthy, sexy and in love with her life!
Karen offers women of all backgrounds the opportunity to better their lives through guided fitness, nutrition and health coaching. She has helped thousands of women to experience profound life transformations during her career and continues to look for opportunities to work with women who are on the journey to changing their lives for the better no matter where they are in life. Karen’s strength and passion is to empower, educate and to transform women’s lives and bodies without having to diet again through her program Feel Healthy, Fit & Fabulous!
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LC Johnson is an award winning blogger, entrepreneur, educator, and activist and the creator. She is the author of the Amazon best selling book, Colored Girl Confidential, and the executive producer of the podcast Black, Married, and Hustling – the first podcast of it’s kind to go behind the scenes of a one woman business as it is being created in real time.
LC can usually be found reading, writing, or watching HGTV with her husband and dog, Huey. To date, she has trained more than 500 women on the subjects of blogging, branding, new media, and entrepreneurship, and, at the end of 2013, Campbell’s Soup Co. named her one of the top five innovative leaders of her generation.
Website, Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook
I call myself an Alpha Female and a Work / Life Harmony Strategist. I am a full-time Marketing Manager, a fitness/lifestyle blogger, a former CFL cheerleader and fitness competitor, a published fitness model, a freelance writer, a best selling author, a brand ambassador, a networker marketer and a podcaster. I have a passion for fitness. I love running, weight lifting, I’ve taught spin and coached beginner runners. I am also a yogi and has been practicing for over 15 years. I spend the majority of my spare time training for obstacle course racing. I also call myself an MS Warrior after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2014.
I sat down with my first podcast editor Allegra Swanson who interviewed me for the show this week! Ps. You can follow her on Twitter & Instagram at @ayoungvoice!
Tania Antonio is a Mother, Wife & Daughter. She is the Author of The Affirmation Station. The Creator of @LuckyTrunks & Budha in my Pocket. She is a dreamer. Tania believes in the power of positive thinking, self-love and creating a life that feels good on the inside. Living from a place of Love and Compassion. She believes with passion, purpose and persistence we can manifest our dreams. She believes gratitude is the best attitude. She loves Vision Boards, Flower Crowns, Meditating, Journal Keeping, Fitness for the Body, Mind and Soul.
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Sherry Strong is a food philosopher, author & illustrator of Return to Food. In a previous life in the ‘land of Oz’ Sherry was a Chef, Nutritionist, the Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, Melbourne President of Slow Food, Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project, and a TEDx Tokyo presenter. As the founder of the Return to Food Academy, she now trains people to become Food Coaches. For her full story you can check out her Website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Courtney Johnston is the founder + copywriter at The Rule Breaker’s Club where she teaches entrepreneurs how to sell their products and services with words. She’s been featured on Inc.com, CreativeLive, and the Huffington Post. You can learn her Rainbow of Sales method for free at www.rulebreakersclub.com/rainbow
LINKS: Website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram
Melissa Ramos is a nutritionist with a background in Chinese Medicine and owner of Sexy Food Therapy Inc., Melissa Ramos’ helps people feel sexy from the inside out with a focus on digestion and hormone imbalances. She is a regular expert on CTV’s The Social, has been a TED speaker and has been named one of Canada’s up-and-coming health and wellness stars by FLARE magazine. Ramos is an official health writer for Huffington Post and has even appeared on CBS’ Emmy Award Winning show The Doctor’s. Her popular “Quickie” newsletter videos provide people with an opportunity to get their weekly fix by offering food, supplement and lifestyle tips in an unconventional but engaging way. Melissa’s passion is infectious and her continual dedication is to inspire, empower and motivate as many women throughout the globe.
YouTube, Huffington Post, Periscope, and http://www.sexyfoodtherapy.com/
SOLO is a blogger, extreme endurance and obstacle racer, traveler and health coach.
She was born in Siberia, Russia, and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Fascinated by all things human behavior, she has earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, and went on to teach psychology at college and university level. For her full story you can check out her website , Twitter or Facebook.
Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.
Throughout her career, Lori has regularly appeared on the covers of and published articles for Oxygen Magazine, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine and Prosper Magazine. She has also been featured on NBC, Fox, and TLC networks.
Meg Doll is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, self love advocate, and nutrient seeker. After struggling with an eating disorder twice in her life, she now lives a radiant life and helps others to do the same through her one on one coaching services that she offers world wide. Meg is the founder of MegTheRHN.com and also co-hosts her own podcast called The Nourished Podcast. It is her mission to help others find their own true balance of health and happiness so they can be free and nourished. For her full story you can check out her website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Podcast .
Sarah Berneche is a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist, owner of SarahBellum Health, and stress slayer who helps hustlers eat for amazing cognitive health and ditch hang-ups about food. Her passion for upgrading the well-being of busy urban professionals through pragmatic and innovative strategies has lead her to work with companies such as eOne, BMO, Financeit, MaRS, LEAGUE, KPMG, and Flight Centre. She is the founder and director of The BarreFuel Project at Barreworks fitness studios, nutritionist at Mind Health Toronto, freelance writer and editor, and consultant to various local businesses, most notably POPBOX Micromrkt. She has a reputation for leading inspiring, informative, and dynamic nutrition talks, creating delicious and easy recipes, and empowering people to make energizing food and lifestyle choices every day. She holds a B.A.H. and M.A. from the University of Windsor, a post-graduate certificate in book publishing from Humber College, and graduated with merit from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
Following over a decade of marketing leadership in the Financial Services industry, Limor Markman found herself asking if there is more to life than climbing the corporate ladder and working even more hours. With these thoughts in mind, she embarked on a journey to educate herself in Real Estate Investing and has quickly become an accomplished Real Estate Investor with properties across Canada.
These Investments enabled her to leave her corporate career and pursue her passion of empowering women to improve their finances and live Unapologetically Financially Fabulous™ lives!
Limor teaches the basics of real estate investing to women across Canada and launched www.Limor.Money which she calls her virtual living room. It is a judgment free and safe place to learn about how to manage money and have your money questions answered.
She also recently wrote a chapter about becoming Financially Fabulous™ for the book, Who’s Going to Stop Us Now, a compilation of inspiring stories from 15 unstoppable women. Which I’m giving away one copy in June! Head on over to iTunes & rate & review the post to be eligible to win!
Jahmeelah (Jam) Gamble is one of Toronto’s gifted leaders who pushes the envelope and encourages everyone to cultivate their own inner light and abilities. The multi-passionate Educator, Advocate and Media Personality is on a mission to provide a voice for all. From the classroom to the stage, Jahmeelah is part social change agent, part media maverick and part leader of the new school. The St. Croix born and Brampton raised speaker inspires women, men and youth to go beyond their limitations and grab hold of the life that they want. Today, she makes her mark by day as an educator and by evening she is a community advocate encouraging others to live without borders.
Jahmeelah connects audiences through multiple platforms. She has brought her versatile talents to organizations, including: the emcee for TEDx Distillery District Women 2015: Momentum, host of A Voice for All on Rogers TV, lead workshops for educators within the Peel District School Board, facilitated live webinars with a registration of 175-350 participants for Scholar’s Choice, host of the 2015 Health & Wellness and Developmental Disabilities Conference, host of Project Autism fundraising gala and awarded ‘Media Personality of the Year’ at The Abilities Awards.
Liana Louzon is a Canadian artist specializing in photography and has recently launched a modern conscious jewelry line ROCKING VIBE. In her work she strives to inspire people to live their life to the fullest by embracing their limitless potential and going for their dreams. The inspiration behind her line is her daughter. Liana wanted to find a way to inspire thru her art and to contribute in building a society where dreams, goals, and passion are embraced. The culture of the brand can be felt thru the ROCKING VIBE CREDO:
I let my hear beat bold and wild.
I never settle a fierce child.
My spirit is unchained, soul set on its course.
I AM a passionate, fearless force.
Carol Elizabeth, after finding herself unhappy, un-healthy and in a failing marriage started her journey of self discovery through fitness and health. She has since become a leader in the field of wellness, transformation work, self-love, and an energy lifter. As a successful wellness entrepreneur, certified personal trainer, nutrition consultant, network marketing professional, mother of 3, and Fitness world champion; she offers a number of personal support program of practical tools to promote sustainable health, wellness, and other that support financial freedom. Through her coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their ME, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.
She has been published in Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Prosper and Pie Magazine. She is also a motivational speaker who is sharing her story to inspire others. Carol has been immersed in personal development for the last 4 years and most recently has been trained privately by Rod Hariston, one of Tony Robbins head trainers. Her passion to help other extends much further than the physical side. Her desire is to allow women to see their true potential in life and harness that SPARKLE that will help them achieve anything.
Amy Schmittauer is a content and social media marketing “YouTuber”, coach and public speaker. Since March 2011, Amy writes, hosts and produces Savvy Sexy Social, a web show helping rising stars and personalities produce their brand authority. Airing weekdays on YouTube, the show has impacted the marketing and branding strategies of businesses from almost every country in the World amassing more than 2.7 million views over 500+ episodes.
Amy’s strategies have led to her career as an internationally-acclaimed public speaker, voted #1 Best Speaker at Social Media Day San Diego 2015 and with high marks at events such as Tropical Think Tank, Hubspot’s Inbound and Social Media Examiner‘s Social Media Marketing World.
Annick Magac is an Amazon Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker and Lifestyle Coach that helps people get CLEAR™ by aligning their environment, health, and mindset to support the success they desire in their lives. Based in the Hudson Valley of NY, Annick often travels for work or pleasure; spending a lot of time in airplanes, cars and on motorcycles. In the rare moment that she is in one place for any length of time, you’ll find her training in a gym, visiting a museum or immersed in a creative project.
Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest: @annickmagac
Brittany is a network marketing professional, holistic health and business coach. She spent six years in post secondary school before she realized that her passions and talents were meant to be used in an undefined way. She has been in business for the past year and educates women (and men) worldwide on the power of essential oils, holistic health and living a life of abundance. Brittany is passionate about sharing her experiences and testimonials to empower women to step into their true power. She believes that many women are nowhere near their full potential. For her full story you can check out her website, Instagram or Facebook.
Holly Barker is a Saskatchewan born and raised farm girl. She grew up with the world as her playground and a farm filled with horses, cows, peacocks, chickens, bunnies, cats, dogs and a donkey to complete the pack. She has always had a passion for knowledge and fitness and was taught the importance of education and travel from her grandma and amazing work ethic from her mom and dad throughout her entire life.
She went on to university where she met her now husband. She graduated with a business degree and moved on to a career in finance where she discovered the corporate world was not for her. Her love for business as well as fitness came together as one when she took the plunge into the entrepreneurial atmosphere with her husband in 2010 opening their first Anytime Fitness Franchise location in Saskatchewan Canada. They went on to open their 2nd Saskatchewan location in 2011 and have just opened their 3rd location and first in BC Canada this past December.
Holly began competing in bikini competitions in 2011 and obtained sponsorship with Magnum Nutraceuticals, a Canadian supplement company in 2012. She travels twice yearly to represent her sponsor and stands behind the quality products, selling the entire line in her 3 Anytime Fitness Locations. Passion for all things fitness, fashion, food and fotography (she calls it the 4F pillars of success) has taken her on a journey to work with some of the best photographers in the industry, has allowed her to contribute to multiple publications in the industry and has enabled her to put her entrepreneurial acumen to work; creating an EBook titled Behind the Photo w/ Holly Barker, a fitness app titled Total Body Fitness Challenge available on iTunes and incorporating and building up a lifestyle apparel brand mhbworld.com to help promote a lifestyle of adventure in health and wellness. Holly loves travel and adventure and is passionate about the platform that social media allows her to spread the 4F lifestyle and to inspire many around the world. Holly has just recently relocated again to Kelowna BC where her and her husband manage the clubs off site and are in the works for new adventures to come.
Stay tuned on new product launches from Holly on her social feeds Instagram
Her adventure @hollsbarksfitness
Her portfolio @hollybarkerportfolio
Melanie Fitzpatrick, Certified Life Coach and Transformation Expert, Workshop & Retreat Facilitator, Professional Speaker and Co-Author of “Communicating your Personal Brand” chapter in Woman Entrepreneur Extraordinaire and Founder of Live in YOUR Truth™.
Melanie is an igniter of passion and truth! In 2014 she made a bold move to leave a successful corporate sales career where she managed a 15 million dollar portfolio in the Transportation and Logistics Industry, in order to create a meaningful and mission inspired life.
She navigated a successful career re-invention and became a Certified Life Coach and Professional Workshop Leader. She is a certified Radiant Women’s Circle Guide and a Personal Brand Specialist. As a life-long seeker, she has studied with numerous Transformation / Thought Leaders around the United States. Today she combines her extensive business experience and Personal Development Training to guide people to live from their unique self in order to create meaning, joy and success personally and professionally.
She hosts “Live in your Truth” Radio podcast program, where she interviews Women who model living from their true self and share their inspiring stories, challenges and their practical wisdom for soul centered living.
Subscribe to them on iTunes and at Live In Your Truth Radio Podcast.
View her Video Series: The Truth & Vision Channel at http://pittsburghbiztvshows.com/ If you desire to grow beyond your current definition.
Contact Melanie for a FREE 30 Minute Consult to discover how to get started on your personal journey Learn more about Melanie’s powerful Women’s programs at Live in Your Truth.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter: @msfitzpatrick54 and Instagram: @Melanie4liveinyourtruth
Kyla Gagnon is a 4X Fitness Cover Model, a Bikini Pro athlete, a sponsored athlete with Magnum Nutraceuticals, a business qwner and personal trainer, voted Best of the City 2014 in Victoria, BC. She’s a Dog Lover, Yoga Lover, Travel Lover and Life Lover!
Kyla knew from a young age that Fitness was something she wanted as a career, but wasn’t sure what that looked like. Now over 10 years deep into the industry and more in love with it than ever before she is helping men and women of all ages shapes and abilities transform into their best selves, both in person and online through online coaching.
Website: www.insideoutfitnessvictoria.com and www.bodyripped.net
Dr. Sara Solomon is the creator of the “Fat Loss Fast” System about intermittent fasting, flexible dieting and HIT Workouts. Sara’s passion is making fat loss effortless, maintainable and FUN! Her philosophy is “minimum effective dose to get results”.
Sara earned both a DMD (doctor of medical dentistry) and a B.Sc in Physiotherapy from McGill University in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Sara is a writer and sponsored athlete for Bodybuilding.com, the most visited bodybuilding and fitness website in the world. She is also a Team BSN Athlete. This NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist also completed her ACE personal training, Mad Dogg SPINNING and Buddy Lee Jump Rope certifications.
Sara is known around the world for her jump rope skills and her “Dr. Sara Solomon Cross Speed” Jump Rope by Buddy Lee Jump Ropes. This retired professional fitness model competed 9 times in fitness competitions using practices that slowed her metabolic rate and her ability to lose fat. Frustrated, Sara decided to hit the books and spent 2 years devising an evidence-based system (“Fat Loss Fast”) that restored her metabolic capacity and her passion for fitness. Sara knows first-hand the challenges of juggling a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle, which is why her system focuses on endurable, maintainable, time-saving, and metabolism-boosting approaches for losing fat. If you want to “take the hell out of healthy,” then visit DrSaraSolomon.com.
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Gillian is currently completing her PhD at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science. She is a yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher; TV host and Community Producer of “Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures”; co-host of Holistic Health Diary Podcast and TV show; guest health host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN); sits on the Advisory Board at Examine.com; is the creator, producer, and host of Health Science Radio on 94.9 CHRW, and writes for numerous print and online media. Learn more about Gillian on her website or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Driven, passionate, fun and full of laughter, Danny Johnson, is a high-energy speaker who can dish it to you straight, but with just enough sugar to make you want more. Danny-J, is a serial entrepreneur who has created multiple successful brands and online businesses with one underlying principle: “Make People More Awesome(r).”
She won Ali Brown’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the year award, lived through being paralyzed at age 22 and was a suicidal and pregnant teen, with quite a turn-around story. She owned a very successful personal training and online-training business, No Excuses, and has helped thousands of people lose 10-100+ lbs. She coached fitness competitors to the stage and has even graced the stage as a National Level Athlete and Fitness Magazine Cover Model herself.
She has been interviewed as a trainer and an entrepreneur on numerous podcasts and was featured on Huff Post Live. More notably, online, she co-founded, The Sweaty Betties, one of the largest online fitness communities for women, to teach the truth about nutrition and exercise. Danny is committed to helping women find their TRUE issues. She’s not afraid to talk about what others don’t want to talk about. When it comes to depression, suicidal thoughts, adrenal fatigue and abuse, she can call it out and empower those who feel like they are stuck. Her major goal in life is to allow every woman to see the power she already holds and shine a bright light on those who have a story to share.
She believes that things don’t happen to us, they happen for us, and its our responsibility to share those lessons with each other. Danny-J lives by sheer example, calling herself out on her own BS, while living a lifestyle purely created. She moved into a Motorhome and traveled the country for a year with her Big Tattooed husband and two dogs and she currently runs a small zoo in Southern Utah.
Dr. Ariane Machin is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and a Member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry. In her clinical work, she works extensively with the athlete population, including college athletes, elite club level teams, college coaches, and athletic departments. Dr. Machin also works with individuals with body image and disordered eating patterns, and offers online mentoring, in-person counselling, and virtual programs to those that need support. Her signature program is called Weighting for Perfect and is aimed toward women that are looking to stop the shame and guilt spirals around food and exercise and become more mindful and at peace with their current habits and bodies. In her personal life, she is a wife and mom grizzly to her three littles (twins plus one!), a fitness activist, promoter of body image and self-esteem empowerment, and life enthusiast! And, she has been a featured expert in national media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Family Circle Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, PopSugar Fitness, Metro Parent Magazine, and Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. She resides in Raleigh, NC.
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Heidi Cannon is a professional aesthetician, fitness competitor & WBFF (World Beauty, Fitness & Fashion) Pro Athlete, sponsored athlete with Magnum Nutraceuticals, an app creator, dirt bike racer, holds a black belt in Karate and a belly dancer. Heidi launched Mrs. Cannon’s Baking app in 2014 to share her love of creating healthier baking options using protein powder.
Ange has spent the majority of her life learning about the body in terms of Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness. She tries to approach every aspect of life in a healthy way. Ange is the founder of the HOL:FIT Wellness community, a Holistic Personal Trainer + Nutritionist, an Online Holistic Health Teacher, Podcaster of The Holistic Health Diary, and Essential Oil Guru and an Ambassador for Lululemon and Tiny Devotions. She is passionate about helping people to access their most Optimal Health and Power. She has created a variety of online classes & programs to lead people through that journey.
Chivon is a multi-passionate entrepreneur that works tirelessly to empower individuals to live their best life and make wellness a top priority.
In addition to her work as Communications Specialist, Chivon regularly lends her voice to mental health awareness initiatives and is the Founder of Secrets of a Side Hustler – a community for individuals that want to start or have a business in addition to working full-time. She’s also the creator and moderator of #sidehustlechat, a Twitter chat created for side hustlers, freelancers and solopreneurs and Canada’s first Side Hustle Week.
Chivon wants to live in a world where individuals feel empowered to create their own opportunities and regularly inspires through her writing, as a mentor and speaker. In 2015 she was recognized as a Black Canadian Role Model and has been featured on Toronto’s Breakfast Television, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, Huff Post Live and her blog chivonjohn.com was a runner up in Best Health Magazine’s Best Blog Awards.
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BEXLIFE® and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement, is a mother-of-five, TV host, yoga and meditation guide, Hay House author, birth doula, and popular YouTuber. She also travels extensively, sharing her love for yoga, wellness, and meditation at exclusive workshops, luxury retreats, and public events.
You can sign up for her 21-Day Mantra Challenge that is totally free and she won’t try to sell you anything after here: BexLife.com/21mantras. Robyn (ME) has gone through the “program” twice and save my favourite mantras to my phone for inspirational reference when I need it. Ok let’s jump into the interview.
Gwen is a media strategist and a TV producer. She’s the producer for The Naked Entrepreneur TV which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. Gwen helps entrepreneurs get their big break with media. She’s also the creator of ‘Your Big Break’ podcast that shares the stories of how entrepreneurs got their big break in business with help from mainstream media. She’s helped entrepreneurs get featured on Forbes, Virgin, LearnVest, Seventeen, DailyWorth, Levo, national TV shows, morning shows and local cable shows. Gwen has also been featured in Forbes as a Fierce Female Entrepreneur, Cosmopolitan, The Examiner The Huffington Post, TEDx to name a few media outlets!
Sign up for weekly media tips + advice at www.gwenelliot.com!
Alison Smith is a neuroscientist and health coach who teaches women how to discover a way to empower their health through sugar-free & gluten-free living. Alison is the creator of Sweet Liberation, 30-Days to Kick Sugar to the Curb: a one-on-one coaching program that teaches women how to live a sweet sugar-free life without feeling deprived. Alison also coaches women on how to create an award-winning blog & business. Alison lives and breathes by the motto: Live healthy. Live happy. Live now. Learn more about Alison on her website or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Tennile is a Brand Message Wordsmith at sheisepic.com. Helping women with a mission-driven message be themselves in print & sell their services painlessly. When she’s not taking over the world, one hustle at a time… you can find her watching missed reality tv and indulging on paleo-friendly cupcakes.
If you’re ready to get your business featured & name in print, Tennile will show you –there is no luck required: www.sheisepic.com/no-luck-required
Author, Blogger, Motivational Speaker, Marathon Runner, Kilimanjaro Climber & Tough Girl Podcaster! Panelist for 52% Bay TV, Liverpool. Training for #MDS2016! I had the pleasure of being interviewed on her podcast this week! Here is the link to check out her blog. Please listen on iTunes or Stitcher on Android!
Ashley Marie Wilson of SacredRebel.co is a Brand Writer + Content Strategist. She teaches female creative business owners how to articulate + position their brand content so that they connect with their people, create trust, and ultimately sustain their business. She always does this with her signature combination of business strategy, spirituality & psychology together. Ashley is currently based out of the D.C area. She is a believer, a wife, and mom to her two year old daughter named Luna.
Mia Voss is an Entrepreneur, Expert Interviewer, Livestream Host & Brand/Experience Ambassador Her passions are community, connection, fun, more fun and wine. Her motto fits in well with those passions: “Live Large & Have Fun”
Mia considers herself an “accidental entrepreneur” and has never been afraid to change, shift and be open to stumbling upon new opportunities. As with many people, the major economic downturn that began in 2008 caused a major shift for Mia. Her thriving building inspection business was crippled and she had to get creative and reinvent. She became the city leader for a women’s networking group in Denver which led to starting The Mia Connect. What began as a social media company soon turned into a community connection & online interview venture which included The Mia Connect Power Chat, a livestreaming interview show which airs every Friday on Blab.
As her 50th birthday approached in March of 2015, Mia decided to shake things up and created #MiaOnTheGo, a series of travel adventures celebrating the idea of scaling back on possessions, taking it on the road, meeting new people.
Beginning with a sponsored trip to Italy, Mia spent the better part of 2015 traveling to different cities including DC, Los Angeles, Vegas, Austin. Plans for 2016 include Costa Rica, Panama and a triumphant return trip to Italy. Mia not only works with local businesses to put them on the map as part of her adventures but also collaborates with PR firms who represent Toyota, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes and more.
What began as a mini midlife crisis has now turned into a way of life. Make sure to follow Mia’s travel adventures throughout the world that highlights local businesses, community gamechangers and people you need to know. http://MiaOnTheGo.com/
You can also subscribe to Mia’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/themiaconnect
Nicole Culver helps women figure out how to make healthy living work for them. She guides them to figure out how to make taking care of themselves a priority because you have to put yourself first in order to happily take care of everyone else. She also has an organic, gluten free granola company Blissful Eats, where she makes it easy to choose healthy, delicious good-for-you foods. And she works with women to set goals and figure out first steps for their business ideas to create a life they are completely happy with.
Shannon Lee Simmons is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), media personality, financial expert and founder of the New School of Finance – Canada’s first online personal finance school. She is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry and an expert in Millennial personal finances. She was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 and she recently won the 2014 Notable Award for Best In Finance.