Lizzie nelson

Integrative and empowered healing for women founded by Lizzie Nelson

How did your journey with your women’s health business begin?

The seeds to my journey were planted many years ago when I found myself hospitalized with multiple gastrointestinal complications.

I was in my early 20’s, hooked up to a feeding tube, and doctors were prescribing medication after medication.

-Lizzie Nelson

I realized there had to be a more sustainable solution to healing. Fast forward a few years and I eventually got off all those medications, healed my gut via foundational changes in my diet and lifestyle, and now wanted to help others heal from more integrative methods. I decided to quit the corporate world, go back to school to get a degree in Integrative Nutrition, and then start my own business helping others take back control and regain their intuition in healing their bodies.

What inspired you to start your business?

100% my inspiration comes from being a patient myself and feeling so powerless. There were too many moments I felt like I lost my own knowing, my own confidence, and my own ability to heal. I wanted to begin working 1:1 with others who are feeling overwhelmed and powerless in the western medical system.

Too often the impact of physical health on mental health is not spoken about, and this is something I wanted to be able to help other patients talk about and acknowledge.

-Lizzie Nelson

Just because someone has fancy medical credentials doesn’t always mean they know what is best for your body. This is something that took me time to learn, but once I regained my intuition, my healing journey expedited.

Tell us more about your women’s health business?

My business now serves women who are craving a more integrative and empowered approach to their healing.

I work 1:1 with clients who are curious about nutrition, stress management, sleep hygiene, daily movement and community.

-Lizzie Nelson

We work in weekly sessions and I provide customized homework, personalized recipes and recommend supplements if and when needed. Beyond just talking about food, I also work closely with my clients on their mental health — their mindset, self appreciation, and gratitude. More recently I am now starting to partner with various Integrative Psychiatry clinics to offer health coaching to their patients seeking mental health relief.

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As a woman in business what obstacles have you faced, and how have you over come them?

For me the biggest obstacle has been becoming more comfortable showing up on social media, actually sharing more of life, and driving sales. I tend to be a more private person, but running my own business and being my own brand has taught me a lot about opening up, sharing more about my healthy story and being more transparent about what’s happening behind the scenes.

How do you see the landscape of digital women’s health evolving to fill the gender health gap?

I think now more than ever more and more women are investing in themselves — their mental health, their business coaching, their physical health, you name it. The days of being so misaligned in how you show online or in your business vs. the reality behind the scenes or offline are fading. I think it is becoming more widely accepted to ask for help, desire collaboration, and truly rally for each other and celebrate the success of other women.

Can you pinpoint a particular strategy that has been pivotal to the success of your women’s health business?

100% investing in a business coach. I think it is nearly impossible to be an effective and growth oriented business owner if you don’t have a coach yourself. Finding the right community of like minded women has also been equally important, both for networking but also just as a resource for bouncing ideas and questions off of each other.

Which pieces of kit, technology and software could you not live without?

  • Flodesk for all my newsletter content,
  • Canva for creating clean and elegant content/presentations,
  • Quickbooks for all things income + expenses,
  • Calendly for managing my calendar bookings,
  • and Square for taking payments and tracking invoices.
  • Lastly, Trello is my go-to for everything organization and to-do lists.

What is your big vision for your women’s health business?

I’d like to continue collaborating with more and more health clinics — both physical health and mental health clinics. I am really passionate about this intersection of mental health and wellness, and am even pursuing working with psychiatry clinics that offer ketamine assisted therapy. I also love networking and meeting fellow like minded female entrepreneurs — reach out if you’d like to chat 1:1!

What 3pieces of advice would you give to a fellow women’s health founder?

  1. Practice what you preach — if you are telling your clients to rest, show themselves more compassion, spend less time on social media, etc…take your own advice as well!
  2. Continue to learn — keep investing in your education with more classes, webinars, conferences, etc. Never stop learning and expanding your knowledge.
  3. Be authentic and vulnerable — don’t try to be someone or something you aren’t. I believe that authenticity is the ultimate magnet in human connections and only brings people closer together.

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