Each month at Shift Workspaces, we have the opportunity to highlight a valued member. We love getting to know our members not only on a professional level but also on a personal one. This month, we sat down with Georgia from Whole Body Healing Nutrition. Continue reading to hear more about her work being done at Whole Body Healing Nutrition.
Tell us about the work you do at Whole Body Healing Nutrition.
Whole Body Healing is a holistic nutrition practice that uses the power of food to help people heal. To put it simply, I work with people who do not feel well, whether this is an autoimmune diagnosis, hormone imbalance, Lyme Disease, weight loss/gain, or general inflammation like indigestion, bloating, or headaches. I then come up with a unique and customized nutrition and lifestyle plan for my clients to implement. We work together over time in order for clients to get their life back, start feeling their best, and confident with how to sustainably eat for their body type. Given that I am in the holistic space, I also address how a client sleeps, their stress levels, teach meditation/mindfulness, and much more!
What about this business/industry motivates you?
It was going through my own health journey that motivates me to do the work I do today. I was sick with autoimmune disorders and Lyme Disease, (a tick born illness), for several years. While I was sick, I fortunately had my nutrition degree, and knew that I could heal myself with food. I experimented with tons of different ways of eating, and ultimately learned how to take care of myself. I was able to send my health conditions into remission, where I stay today, due to the food and lifestyle changes I made. I knew that I had a needed skillset, that so many people don’t feel well, and was called to do the work I do with my clients.
I also love how the nutrition industry is constantly changing. There’s always something to learn or a new dietary theory which makes my job fun and exciting!
What are your company’s core values? How do they inform how your company serves clients?
Open communication, compassion, empathy, accountability, and trust. When someone is working with me, they are not only changing the way they eat, but they are changing their life! It’s an honor to guide my clients through massive shifts. Given the population I work with, many of my clients struggle with chronic, invisible illness. They are frequently dismissed by their doctors and made to feel they have a diagnosis with “no cure” or that their symptoms are “in their head.” It’s important to me for me to validate a client’s pain, and also give them hope that they don’t have to live this way forever. I find my clients feel really supported and held accountable by me since I’ve been through something similar. I also support my clients outside of their sessions through food journals and messaging in their online portal. I love the help I can offer people outside of their sessions. I find that the consistent communication and support I give is where the magic happens!
What has been the number one key to your company’s success throughout the past year?
I find people want to work with someone that they trust, and as a result I am primarily a referral-based business. I’ve found it helpful to not only connect with others but form genuine relationships in order to create a referral network. That being said, I love to meet new people, learn about other people’s businesses, so if you want to meet up after work one day for a drink or a coffee, let me know! :)
What drew you to Shift to be the home base for your company here in Denver?
Even though I work with people most of the day, I have a lot of alone time! It’s important for me to be around others, have someone to say hi to, and be in an environment with motivated people. Plus, I was sick of commuting on I-25, thrilled to be closer to home, and love the free coffee!
What do you enjoy doing with your time when you are not working?
I love anything outside! Skiing, walking, spending time with friends and loved ones, Pilates, yoga, reading, and traveling are some other favorites.