Another excuse to eat candy. The card industry cashing in on another day. The chance to tell friends and family you love them. Whatever your take on it- Valentine’s Day is here! This month I’m not going to talk to you about romantic love but we like to focus on job love! It’s a special kind of love that we hope everyone has.
This month Lisa Burbage of Wellness Five, LLC is kind enough to talk to us about her job love. Lisa switched careers from real estate agent to wellness coach and owner of Wellness Five, LLC. She is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, NBC-HWC. She was recently fully recognized as a vendor by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to offer their Diabetes Prevention program…that is a big deal! Keep reading to find out more about Lisa and what keeps her ticking!
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I have been interested in physical health since I was in high school. I started jogging when I was 17 years and had been playing tennis and swimming since the days of my early youth. I actually wanted to study PE in college but my dad wouldn’t pay for me to go to college to major in PE so I majored in Business Administration. Which oddly enough turned out to be a good choice since I’ve been in the business world since I was 21 yrs of age.
What was your mission at the outset?
To help others improve the quality of their lives through preventing or delaying getting a chronic disease. 95% of getting and staying healthy is determined by our lifestyle choices, not our genes.
You’ve worked well in multiple business settings- To what do you attribute your success?
I have always been flexible and not afraid of change. I am very willing to course correct when needed.
What is unique about your business?
I help people lose weight and keep it off, look great and have more energy than they had in years!
What is your favorite role as the business owner?
I am passionate about helping others get what they want out of life. As a business owner, I can tailor that “want” to each individual person’s needs and help them get it.
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Find out what your strengths and God given talents are…then use them to help others get what they want. In the process, you will get what you want.
Thank you to Lisa Burbage for speaking with me! I love she mentions your “God given talents”. I hope you are using yours to do what you love and benefit your community- Happy Valentine’s Day!
Jordan Ilderton, CPA