What is your name: Jalisa Jackson BSN, RN
What is the name of your business: VIP Holistic Wellness Consulting
What services or products do you provide: I help busy professionals create healthier lifestyles and accomplish their wellness goals. VIP Holistic Wellness is a mobile business that specializes in time and stress management, weight loss, self-care, healthy eating and physical activity. I offer onsite yoga classes, one on one and group health and wellness coaching, wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and public speaking. I also offer my signature 8 week VIP Jumpstart to Health program, which has been approved to teach as a noncredit continuing education course at H. Councill Trenholm State Community College.
Why did you start your business: I started out working in the hospital setting. Each day I took care of patients who were suffering from various health conditions. Knowing there was a better way to treat and manage my patients, I felt morally conflicted. I didn’t agree with feeding patients pills every day. I wanted to do something more fulfilling. I wanted to actually educate my patients and help them to create healthy habits. I wanted to show them that treating and healing the body could be done naturally. I wanted to prove that it is possible to reverse some health conditions, but most importantly, prevent them from occurring in the first place. Obesity rates in our country, especially the South are very high. I want to be part of the solution. Starting my own business has allowed me to combine my own interests in health and wellness, community service and education to help empower communities to get healthy.
What makes your business different than others that do the same thing: My nursing education has equipped me with in-depth knowledge about the body systems, diseases, how to treat them and how it impacts of all aspects of someone’s life. I help my clients holistically. I don’t just help people lose weight. I help them create and live a healthier life for life.
Anything else you would like for our readers to know about your business: One of my many favorite quotes is: ‘Feed a man fish he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish he eats a lifetime.’ I truly believe knowledge is power. It is my purpose in life to educate and empower others.
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