Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amanda Sobey, a motivational speaker, lymphedema warrior, lifestyle coach, and personal trainer based in West Saint Paul, MB, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am a "Lymphie" Coach that offers lifestyle coaching specializing in Lymphedema, Lipoedema, and Lipo-lymphedema education, products, fitness, and nutrition.

Tell us about yourself

Since 2001, I have been battling an incurable illness known as Lymphedema in my right leg. When I was diagnosed, I was devastated to learn there was nothing I could do besides wear compression and receive MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage). Through my own personal trials of health and wellness, I have managed to significantly reduce my edema and improve my mental health through exercise and nutrition. I have made a total mind & body transformation and enjoy competing as an All-Natural Bodybuilder. Professionally, I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, and Lymphie Coach. I specialize in helping others with Lymphedema, Lipoedema, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, Obesity, and other injuries. I love to help others easily and safely overcome their health struggles, as I truly believe we are stronger together.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helping people like me overcome and thrive with a lifelong-incurable illness.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

The hardest thing about being a business owner is ensuring the customer is happy, achieving goals, and satisfied with the level of service you are providing.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. To start, have a vision and a plan. Don't be afraid to make changes and learn new things as you grow.
  2. Work on your business consistently.
  3. Learn to make hard decisions and stick with them.

Where can people find you and your business?


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