As a business owner, I love to hear other entrepreneurs’ business-origin stories. What inspired them to take the leap? Was it one big aha moment or a series of life events?  My own introduction to entrepreneurship came from the compassion fatigue and burnout that ended my career as a criminal-defense attorney, which motivated me to open my own wellness business. Now, I bridge the legal and health & wellness professions by advising health & wellness business owners on the law and educating attorneys about wellness.  

Transforming Pain into Passion

I particularly enjoy talking with business owners who have turned their own lemons into lemonade. Now you get a chance to meet the wonderful entrepreneurs I’ve met!

Blog Series

This is the fourth post in an ongoing series about entrepreneurs who have turned a personal setback into an inspired business idea. Know anyone like that? Submit a comment below with the name of someone for the next post in this series.

Meet Gina Skinner-Thebo

Gina Skinner-Thebo of the Atwood Center for Women

I met Gina Skinner-Thebo at a networking event and she caught my attention right away by talking about living and interacting more authentically. I learned that Gina’s best friend in college, Rachel Atwood, committed suicide almost 4 years ago. From the outside, Rachel’s life looked perfect – mother, wife, entrepreneur. Rachel’s death was a shocking blow to Gina, but it has also changed the way she interacts with others. Gina is honest about the hard stuff of daily life, like being a wife, mother of 3, and full-time employee while living with depression.

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

At the beginning of 2018, Gina started the Atwood Center for Women in honor of her friend. Gina hosts quarterly Incredible Women Parties, spotlights the amazing women she meets, and encourages other women to live authentically by wearing their hearts on their sleeve. As Gina says, “The world cannot afford to lose another Rachel.  Join me in transforming how we interact with people.  Wear your heart on your sleeve so that others can see how brightly it shines.”

Let’s Build a Solid Foundation for Your Inspiration

Do you have dreams of starting up your own health & wellness business? Let me know how I can help you build a solid business foundation. Contact me at regenoldlaw@gmail.com.

As a business owner, I love to hear other entrepreneurs’ business-origin stories. What inspired them to take the leap? Was it one big aha moment or a series of life events?  My own introduction to entrepreneurship came from the compassion fatigue and burnout that ended my career as a criminal-defense attorney, which motivated me to open my own wellness business. Now, I bridge the legal and health & wellness professions by advising health & wellness business owners on the law and educating attorneys about wellness.  

Transforming Pain into Passion

I particularly enjoy talking with business owners who have turned their own lemons into lemonade. Now you get a chance to meet the wonderful entrepreneurs I’ve met!

Blog Series

This is the third post in an ongoing series about entrepreneurs who have turned a personal setback into an inspired business idea. Know anyone like that? Submit a comment below with the name of someone for the next post in this series.

Meet Jenene Armstrong

Jenene had a lengthy corporate marketing career that she enjoyed. But the same week she and her husband moved into their newly-built home, she learned her job was being eliminated. You might expect that she was terrified or angry, but Jenene felt relieved; she now had the freedom to try something new.

Feeling Fabulous Again

Instead of looking for work in the same field, Jenene earned certifications as a health coach and personal trainer and opened her business HealthFit Coach. Her own health had suffered with the demands of a family and busy career, as well as the changes brought by menopause. So, Jenene focuses on working with women who are 45 and older who want to feel fabulous again, just like she does, by offering personal training, health coaching, and guided cleanses. Register for her June 18 class “Kick that Sugar Habit for Good” at Des Moines Community Education to begin seeing improvements in your own health!

Let’s Build a Solid Foundation for Your Inspiration

Do you have dreams of starting up your own health & wellness business? Let me know how I can help you build a solid business foundation. Contact me at regenoldlaw@gmail.com.

As a business owner, I love to hear other entrepreneurs’ business-origin stories. What inspired them to take the leap? Was it one big aha moment or a series of life events?  My own introduction to entrepreneurship came from the compassion fatigue and burnout that ended my career as a criminal-defense attorney, which motivated me to open my own wellness business. Now, I bridge the legal and health & wellness professions by advising health & wellness business owners on the law and educating attorneys about wellness.  

Transforming Pain into Passion

I particularly enjoy talking with business owners who have turned their own lemons into lemonade. Now you get a chance to meet the wonderful entrepreneurs I’ve met!

Blog Series

This is the second post in an ongoing series about entrepreneurs who have turned a personal setback into an inspired business idea. Know anyone like that? Submit a comment below with the name of someone for the next post in this series.

Meet Rachel Scholten

From the time she was eighteen months old, Rachel Scholten faced serious health challenges. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure as a toddler, she spent has spent a large part of her life in and out of the hospital. She received her first defibrillator at the age of 19. Seven years later Rachel received a heart transplant.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Kneeling Cat Pilates

Celebrate the opening of Kneeling Cat Pilates on May 12!

Rachel first tried Pilates when her doctors recommended it as part of her rehabilitation from transplant surgery. She fell in love with the practice. Now, Rachel is certified in Polestar Pilates, and focuses on working with those in rehabilitation in private or semi-private sessions at her studio in Sherman Hill. She also works with people who have multiple sclerosis, neurological conditions, or have experienced a stroke.

Rachel’s business, Kneeling Cat Pilates, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, May 12, 10AM-2PM at 733 19th Street, Unit A, Des Moines. Come join the fun!

Let’s Build a Solid Foundation for Your Inspiration

Do you have dreams of starting up your own health & wellness business? Let me know how I can help. Contact me at regenoldlaw@gmail.com.