Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jessica Khalil, owner of Wholistika, located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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

As a holistic nutritionist, I offer tailored health protocols by helping clients understand their emotional eating so that they can have a peaceful relationship with themselves. I include personalized meal plans, mindset coaching, and nutritional imbalance assessments to get to the root cause of a person's health concerns.

Tell us about yourself

I know many people who have felt unseen and unheard by today's medical system. Allopathic medicine has personally failed me and my health issues. When I entered the world of holistic medicine, I felt empowered and hopeful about my health, and I continued to witness it for others, both in my private practice and in the holistic industry in general. My mission is to empower people in understanding the mechanisms of their bodies and fuel hope because there are so many tools to bring balance back to the mind-body-spirit.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is fueling hope in people regarding their health; when I see a client's confidence significantly improve after their health transformation because they are proud of the lifestyle they lead, it really does reassure me that my work is my purpose in life. I do a lot of mindsets and lifestyle work with my clients, and people have started to realize that health is so much more than just what we eat.

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

Having to figure it all out on our own is a challenge that can sometimes be fun and sometimes make you question your entire career, lol. But I really do try to use my resources and seek help when I can, like hiring business coaches and reaching out to people in my industry willing to support me.

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

If you don't absolutely love what you are ultimately trying to achieve, it will be a long hard, and boring road. Passion is what will fuel you when times get tough, and remembering your reason why you even want to do this in the first place, is what will keep you going. Not everyone is built for entrepreneurship, and that's ok, but if you are, accept that failing is just a lesson for you to grow. Have fun and know there is a community of people just like YOU!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

People often associate nutrition with weight loss, and I want to clarify that this is absolutely the biggest misconception that might make you miss out on some much-needed help. I have so many people that come to me for various health concerns or even just to reach optimal wellbeing, I have people come to me for emotional wellness, and we address everything holistically. My passion is to help you help yourself, so if you feel called for it, I welcome you to book a call with me to chat more. I would love to support you and help you keep the promises you make to yourself.

Where can people find you and your business?


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