Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jator Pierre, Founder of Explore With Jator, located in Berkeley, CA, USA.

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

I have been in the practice of transforming lives since 1999. Using a vast toolbox of modalities to bring about lasting change in my clients, my work primarily focuses on emotional trauma, auto-immune issues, digestive disorders, chronic stress, and chronic pain. I am passionate about seeing the bigger picture and how that trickles down to the underlying mechanisms which lead to pathology, disease, and symptoms. My purpose is to help people examine and understand how the body functions and how each physical symptom correlates to and is expressive of underlying mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns. I work globally through zoom and in-person in Berkeley, and my clientele is usually those searching for answers after working with many other healthcare professionals. I reside in El Cerrito, CA, with many parts of myself.

Tell us about yourself

All of the parts of myself, Jator… the eternal seeker, the comic-obsessed hockey player, and the lifestyle & wellness coach are all dedicated to helping you understand all the parts of you because it is only through curiosity and self-understanding that you can make the best choices for your health and well-being to truly THRIVE!

I have always been an observer and a freedom seeker. I was drawn into this work over 20 years ago from a place of curiosity, and that’s how I live my life and do my work… CURIOSITY is what it all comes back to. I chose this work because I learned through my own struggle with weight and shame that a fully integrative approach is a prerequisite to healing. Along that journey, I refused to try to be something that I am not… I can’t fathom wearing a suit and going to work in a cubicle cage every day. I am who I am; what-ya-see is what-ya-get. I make no pretense, and I make no adjustment for it.

You can rest in the knowledge that I have no objective for you except the one you have for yourself. I have no agenda to push, no path that I want you to be on. I am a facilitator for you to uncover your own way and a teammate to help you follow that path to your ultimate self-expression.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have been in business as a solo coach for almost 25 years.

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

The daily grind and pursuit.

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

Build a team quickly and efficiently. Delegate work you are not interested in doing. Trust your heart and speak your passion, be yourself, not someone else.

Where can people find you and your business?


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