Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jaclyn Kane, Master Certified Health Coach, located in Miami Beach, FL, USA.

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

My name is Jaclyn Kane, and I guess you want to know why Health & Wellness has become so important in my life. The short answer is that I'm a 9/11 survivor who wound up being diagnosed with 9/11 cancer in my mid-30s. Breast cancer, to be specific. My cancer was incredibly aggressive, so I underwent chemotherapy, radiation as well as five separate surgeries. During chemotherapy, they also were giving me steroids to "keep my appetite up!" and yes, it certainly kept it up, to a total weight gain of almost 50 pounds… I thought I was supposed to lose weight during all this nonsense, at least! Right?! Not so much.

When I finally was cleared and felt well enough to start thinking seriously about what I was going to do about this weight gain, I started to investigate some science-based information about certain diets that would be great for me to follow to lose the weight and continue to stay cancer-free (if possible)! A couple of years later, after coaching myself, I decided to get certified as a health coach! As such, I'm currently a Master Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and am sitting for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) in March of 2023.

One thing to keep in mind, wellness isn't just about nutrition and exercise; it's also about your spirituality and self-care as well. I strive to see people going from surviving to thriving! The Key to Happiness is Wellness!

Tell us about yourself

I had to coach myself to wellness! Food literally was my medicine.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Always having the satisfaction of helping people reach their goals. And when they see that they can do it themselves, it's priceless!

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

Juggling everything and keeping on a schedule right now. I have a lot of studying also going on for my board exam in March 2023.

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

Patience and persistence are incredibly important to have. Lots of sleep and gratitude as well!

Where can people find you and your business?


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