Game Changer Interview: Erin Stephenson

Game Changer Interview: Erin Stephenson

Name of Your Business

Wellness for You.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I have always been drawn to helping others. Health and wellness has always been an integral part of my life. I have been teaching in the world of fitness for over 30 years. I currently teach a wide variety of fitness classes at many different venues. From Total Body Burn classes to yoga. I host yoga and meditation workshops, and I try to inspire others to reach optimal health both body and mind. Healthy is a lifestyle. As a certified Health Coach, I am able to help my clients with the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

I have worked with young children up to seniors. Anyone trying to grow in their fitness, health and mindset skills. It is my goal to help people reach optimal health both with their body and mind.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

One on one consultation, hands on healing, the power of touch, and proper form and technique skills are developed with each client. With positive energy both mentally and physically the world can be your oyster. I love to inspire others to be the best version of themselves, wherever they are in life, no matter the obstacles that are before them. Teaching others the importance of self love and self care.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My Grandmother was always my role model. She was always happy, content, and she saw the glass half full. She taught me so many valuable lessons in life, the importance of keeping life simple. To laugh, sing, dance, and to make the very most of each day. To live within your means, and to fall in love with nature. All of which I value deeply today.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

The beach.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Eat healthy.
2. Daily exercise.
3. Protect and cherish both body and mind.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I love to write. I write meditations, poems, and have started writing a book.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Secret ~ reminds me of the power of our thoughts.

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Notebook ~ I love a great love story.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

Smile your way through everything!

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Being a mother.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Trust in God.

Advice to Younger Self?

Learn to slow down, enjoy the little things as they will someday become the bigger things.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My kind and thoughtful heart. I have brightened many lives along the way.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

It is such a beautiful environment where women are supporting each other. Lifting each other up, and collaborative connections are formed through each event.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I am very excited to grow, to learn, to continue to inspire others in this community. So thankful to have found We Breathe Wellness.

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Game Changer Interview: Jacqueline Davis

Game Changer Interview: Jacqueline Davis

Name of Your Business

Spiritual intuitive Jacqueline.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

Healing allows me to connect with people and help them with whatever capacity I can.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Anyone and everyone that can use time for themselves to relax or need a safe and loving space to release whatever is going on.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I consider myself an energy bloodhound I can smell it, taste it feel it whether dead or alive most of the time I know how to get it moving and I’m extremely intuitive as a multi Clair.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

I was very lucky to be raised by very strong independent women all who left a deep impact on me.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?.

The Arnold arboretum and any place Caribbean island.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Nature walk to talk to trees.
2. Cruise vacations.
3. Dancing.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Baking while dancing to music.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Actually an audiobook called Women who run with wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Help, it’s everything I love in movies.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

I am at peace and I can conquer everything I want .

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Being alive and being able to smile.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

I am a badass goddess.

Advice to Younger Self?

You will be ok.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My ability to be nice to everyone.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Give it a chance and really talk to people.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I love this group, I love being around goddesses and people who are positive. I’m so grateful for everyone that I have met.

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Game Changer Interview: Maureen Dermody

Game Changer Interview: Maureen Dermody

Name of Your Business

Maureen Dermody Chopra Certified Wellness Coach.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

When I retired at the beginning of the pandemic, I developed stress to the point of insomnia and digestive issues. I received an invite to join a zoom meeting with the Chopra Institute. I decided to go to the Chopra Institute and studied to become an Ayurvedic Health Teacher, Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher, and Chopra Wellness Coach. The work I did on myself with my Chopra Mentors during the programs was transformative. My new life of Ayurvedic health and meditation keeps me grounded, graceful and happy every day. When I’m out of balance and don’t feel this way, I now have the tools to get back to being balanced.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

A person that finds themselves not feeling like themselves due to digestive issues, insomnia, sluggishness, or unmotivated. The reason is usually what they are taking in to nourish themselves.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

The Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle program $450

This is done in three 1-hour sessions and will provide you with the basic principles of Ayurveda as well as the three primary mind-body personalities: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Learn how to select the most nourishing foods for your mind-body personality to maintain vibrant health, appropriate weight, and optimize digestion. Learn to practice conscious communication to enhance your relationships and help you to achieve emotional freedom. And finally, I’ll teach you to use your senses to access the power of your body’s inner pharmacy to heal, nourish, and maintain balance.

Chopra Coaching ten 1-hour sessions $1500

As a Chopra Coach I will guide you to a happy and balanced life. Through the Chopra Coaching process, you will experience deep transformation, healing, and greater self-knowledge, resulting in more joyful living. The foundation of the Chopra Coaching model is rooted in Vedic philosophy, coupled with evidence based best practices from coaching psychology. We will start with determining your mind-body personality or dosha.

My understanding of a person’s unique nature and current imbalances allows me to be more present and attentive to each client’s individual needs. I can use this knowledge to be flexible from client to client. I know how to best communicate with each client, and how to consider their dosha type while listening to and communicating with them.

I understand that through meditation all things are possible, and I will help my clients to cultivate a meditation practice or resume one if they’ve tapered off. I will obtain their individual Primordial Sound mantra, perform the Primordial Sound mantra ceremony, and teach them how to use their mantra.

The four cornerstones of the Chopra coaching model are unique exercises. These exercises will help my clients get to the core of their being. They’re essential tools to help facilitate change and align with dharma or your life purpose.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My mother was my role model and still is. She was ahead of her time and practiced mindfulness every day. Her inner strength, focus, and grace carried her through times of some of Lifes biggest challenges. Her confidence, compassion, and humor got her through the rest of the time. I always hoped to be like her.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

The ocean or any body of water.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Facial / massage.
2. Coffee to Cocktails at the beach.
3. Cooking with a bottle of wine.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Cooking and interior design.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Where the Crawdads Sing; its a great of example of a girl being true to inner self.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Goodfellers – De Niro.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

I am grounded in my own happiness.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Completing my Chopra certifications for health, meditation, and coaching. It was a lot of work over two stressful years of the pandemic and going into early retirement.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

To worry about what could or may happen is wasted energy. The power of positive thinking is a fact that we can manifest what we think we want and we will be provided with what we need.

Advice to Younger Self?

Worry and stress is not necessary. Continue to listen to your mother.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I love my self-confidence. I have always believed that I can achieve whatever I want and have always thrived in a strong support system. I love to work in a team environment so never felt alone in my achievements.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Jenn Gulbrand has created a loving, supportive, and motivating environment. It’s a space that has such loving and peaceful vibes. If you are starting a business, in a business, or working on your own self-care, this is the place to be.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I am so grateful to all of our community and the friendships I’ve made. I’m have not completed a full year yet but feel like my life has always been connected to this Community.

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Game Changer Interview: Jennifer Sullivan

Game Changer Interview: Jennifer Sullivan

Name of Your Business

Sky is the Limit LLC.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

Currently I am switching gears in my life–stepping into my soul purpose. Connecting and empowering people to tap into their intuition, understand their astrological makeup, as well as helping people take back their power through the art of Firewalking.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Anyone seeking knowledge, someone that is open to the process and willing to have fun, be empowered and grow. Life is a journey–let’s take it together!

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Psychic/Tarot Readings, Astrology Readings, Reiki & Energy work, Firewalks (public & private), Home Blessings & Clearings (Rescue Medium/Spirit Crossovers).

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My Father, David Sullivan. He was always kind, forgiving, and full of ancient wisdom. He taught me how to be open, generous, and that we need to care for each other. He was also my greatest supporter (and still is in the Spirit Realm) and actually gifted me with my first set of Tarot Cards, encouraging me to hone my skills.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

The beach! I grew up on the ocean, and as a kid I loved the ocean. I still go to the beach when I need to ground and connect with the element of Water.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Attending Sound Baths, meditations.
2. Energy work done on me is also important for me to stay balanced.
3. Reading and writing–love a good book and love to sit and write!

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Currently I create jewelry–although I need to get back into painting.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Ironically enough, I have been rereading the Vampire Chronicle books by Anne Rice. The characters and their human experiences, although otherworldly creatures, are things anyone can relate to. The characters journeys have reflected parts of my own life. Rereading these also has inspired me to keep going with the book that I have been writing.

Favorite Movie and Why?

House of Flying Daggers, a Chinese film. The cinematography is incredible, the characters relatable, and love story captivating. The Last Samurai would be the other–I love anything about the Bakumatsu period and the Boshin Wars in Japan.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“You don’t know how old those tears are.” This was a message channeled for me many years ago. The tears you shed could be lifetimes old. Make sure you let them flow.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

I’m not going to say proud, but the experience I am most grateful for is my training to be a certified Firewalk Facilitator. It allowed me to dive deep into myself, meet and connect with amazing people, and go step into my power.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

That healing is a life-long journey. Don’t ever judge yourself on where you are in the process. Just know you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Advice to Younger Self?

Don’t put up walls–learn to identify and express what your needs are. And the more you show up for yourself, the more others are going to show up for you.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

That I have the ability to talk to just about anyone (dead or alive) and find some common ground and way to connect. It has allowed me to have some really beautiful connections with people.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Trust yourself, be open, and know that if you have an idea–you are worthy of following it. And that the people here will welcome you and support you on your journey!

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Keep moving forward! You are all doing amazing things!

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