Dr. Ellie Somers, founder of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy, is working to reframe the narratives that women hear around healthcare and injury prevention. She’s bucking the traditional medical system by listening and empowering her clients to break free from injury because of weakness and empowering them to believe they’re enough in their own strength. Fueled by her own “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” moment from childhood and learnings as she’s built her own practice, she’s raising her voice and passionately focused on how to help women discover their own power and strength. Hear more about Ellie’s driving mission and how she’s advocating for female athletes in this week’s episode.
What happens when you look around on your social media feed and see no one that looks like you? For Lestraundra Alfred, it was a moment where she knew that she needed to amplify stories of Women of Color, specifically Black women, in the wellness space.
After building her online community with The Balanced Berry for almost five years, Les knew she needed to make a shift and tell stories of health and wellness for women of color.In this episode, Les unravels how this pivot to create the Balanced Black Girl podcast helped bring more clarity in purpose and mission for herself and her online audience. She also unpacks why it was somewhat taboo to go in this direction – and yet, she did it anyway.
Not only is the podcast amplifying new voices in wellness, but it’s also elevating the conversations about diversity and inclusion in today’s world.
Building a strong community in a 24/7 always on, frenetic world isn’t easy. For Molly Kieland, creating a family that combined her love of strength training and a community that relentlessly supported each other was exactly what she needed to do at a time when she felt like something in her life was out of place.
In 2014, she made it happen: shifting her life from the corporate world to creating FUELhouse, a community built around group strength and conditioning classes. Four years later, Molly had yet another “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” moment as she grew the community but noticed something about her own life wasn’t quite right. Identifying she was in a period of depression became a wakeup call that reshaped how she viewed her days and her team. Listen to more of Molly’s story and how her mindfulness practices and whole-body routines have had a ripple effect with her FUELhouse team and her greater community.
What happens after your say “yes” to entrepreneurship? Jen talks about the mess, the muck, the joy, and when you just want to throw a meditation pillow.
When the people we love the most give us advice, it’s pretty dang hard to ignore — especially when it comes to family. In this episode we meet Jen Hope, executive coach and badass fitness lady. Her “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” story spanned a decade of advice from trusted family members, and going against the grain helped pivot her to her current success.
The pilot episode of Don’t Tell Me What To Do is live! Hear more about why Jori and Amy, two friends and marketers living in Seattle, WA, wanted to start a podcast as a way to understand how people have the courage to make choices in the defining moments of their life. Stay tuned as we share a new Don’t Tell Me What To Do episode each Tuesday!