Tell us your bold boss story!
Before I started Fit Foundation, I did exactly what I thought I was “supposed to do”.
Right after college graduation I immediately started working my way up the corporate ladder.
From Technical Recruiting to Engineering Project Management I had a lot of amazing jobs and career trajectory but something always felt off.
I had this weird pit in my stomach that I should be doing something else but I ignored it because I thought I SHOULD be happy.
I had a great job and life, I figured the “smart” thing would be to continue down the path I was on not taking a whole lot of risks.
Then one day I was pretty sick and tired of the weight I had gained in college, and how much my health had stayed on the back burner while I focused on my career after college.
I decided to take control of my situation and I ordered an at-home fitness program I had seen on an infomercial called, “P90X”.
Little did I know there was a "coaching opportunity" tied to it that would a few months later change my whole world.
While I wasn’t a health and fitness guru by any means, I had a tremendous passion for people.
I had seen how much better I felt making myself and my health & fitness goals a priority and I wanted to pay that forward to other girls like me.
In January of 2014 I ran my first online accountability group as an online fitness coach.
Six months later, something clicked and I decided to make a go at this to build up an organization and full blown business rather than just a side hobby.
While working a full time job, I invested time before and after work learning the best techniques to help people get results while also fostering an engaged community as I trained and mentored other girls to build their own online coaching business' too.
Fourteen months later I left the corporate world completely as I had doubled my corporate salary and wanted to pour more of my heart into our growing team.
Now 2 1/2 years from running my first online fitness group, Fit Foundation is an organization of over 1800 coaches, growing by the day!
As a team we help hundreds of people each month on their health and fitness goals.
This business is a growing TRIBE and a community of people that feels like a second family and that pit in my stomach now feels full of PASSION & PURPOSE.
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!
I think one of the biggest, bold boss moments I had was the day I made the decision to leave the security of the corporate world and fully pursue Fit Foundation.
Fit Foundation was a business I was building on the side with little financial risk because I still had income from a full time corporate job.
But on April 10th, 2015 I left the corporate world & at 25 years old became my own boss!
I’m a big believer that when something tugs at your heart strings so hard, you’ve just got to go for it.
The amount of excitement, mixed with FEAR was absolutely EXHILARATING, and definitely took a lot of guts but it was more than worth it and one of my most proud moments as an entrepreneur.
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?
There will be a few times in your life that your instincts will tell you to do something…It might be something that upsets that picture perfect plan you had in your head.
Maybe it’s something that seems crazy to others but you can’t help that it just YANKS at your heart strings and you KNOW that it’s right.
I believe you’ve got to listen to your instincts; and you’ve got to trust your gut.
The world needs people who are willing to put themselves out there and unapologetically chase their dreams.
Ignore the nay-sayers or those doubts that creep in your head, you’re always going to have both.
Remember you’ve got one shot, one life in which you will do everything you’ve ever done; Act accordingly and blow your own damn mind.