Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jessica Henshaw, Founder of Joyful Balanced Health, located in New Harmony, UT, USA.

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

Joyful Balanced Health strives to empower and offer healing tools to women of all ages. Through coaching, yoga, breathwork, meditation, retreats, monthly hikes, and homemade nourishing salves-every offering is designed to offer nourishment and healing for mind, body, and soul.

Tell us about yourself

I am a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, and trauma-informed coach. My business began after graduating with my degree in Human Nutrition in 2016. I was a single mother with a desire to have more time with my children and the ability to step away from my 9-5 job. I began working with clients and recognized nutrition was only one small piece of the puzzle. I began a 200-hour yoga teacher training and, along the way, found tools that changed my life and shifted my business. I continued my training as a trauma-informed coach with a trusted mentor and discovered a way to combine my knowledge and expertise to coach women in a more holistic way. I absolutely love my work! I feel energized and excited to share the tools that transformed my life with others, and I love seeing changes in the lives of those I am working with.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is knowing that the connections I am making, and the courses, classes, and retreats I am offering are changing lives.

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

Everything depends on the effort you are willing to put in. On those days when you feel discouraged and tired, you still have to show up and find the motivation to continue.

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

  1. Persevere through tough times. Hang on through the days when you want to give up and wonder if you are making a difference.
  2. Be willing to adapt and change. Your business may change and grow in ways you never imagined if you are open to learning and new opportunities.
  3. Continue learning and developing yourself. Ask for help from those who are experts, and be open to feedback and correction.

Where can people find you and your business?


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