Meet Julia Petrisor: Awakening Change through Hypnosis

Julia Petrisor

Business: Hypnotist at BeLoved Minds Hypnosis


What is at the heart of your business?

Waking people up and helping them change through hypnosis

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

I greatly value being in circle with women, and I am also a big proponent of wellness. The way Shecosystem is set up seemed like a natural fit. I also found that working on my own for the past few years as a freelance writer and editor left me a bit lonesome at times for real live community interaction.

 

What does thriving look like to you?

To me, thriving is when I am living in balance, giving more of myself and participating as deeply and fully in the human experience as possible.

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Hard to pick just one! I’d say openness is quite key; I’m a fan of inclusion and breaking down barriers to separation.

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

Positive energy and being clean and tidy are probably my best offerings! I’m also passionate about money and always open for frank conversations about money and how it affects our lives. I’m also hoping to pass on the power of hypnosis to people and offer illumination and education there.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

Interestingly, I was once a pro at my self-care and had a solid and steady yoga and meditation practice. Once I began working remotely and freelancing, self-care went out the window. Now, it’s returning, and it involves self-hypnosis, a jade egg practice, and, more importantly, listening to the rhythms of my body so that I design every day to attune to my energy that day. I also always have several projects on the go, so instead of losing productive time if I stall on one thing, I can just move to another project for a while.

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Face the fear and do it anyways! I’ve been terrified for months. 

 

Anything else we should know about you?
I’m a lot of fun and I’m always up for a good conversation!

 

CONNECT WITH JULIA!

Website:www.juliapetrisor.com


Meet Violeta Cobo: A healthy body in a healthy mind

Violeta Cobo

BusinessCommercial Manager at HealthTech IUNE


What is at the heart of your business?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Made Easy

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

The level of empathy you can receive from a community of hard working women like me who face and overcome work challenges everyday in a world where women are still proving themselves equal to or wonderful male peers.

 

What does thriving look like to you?

Many things look thriving in my life. Singing on stage is thriving.

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Openness, Community, Collaboration and Wellness

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

Support, company and human contact.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

I try to exercise almost every day of the week. Men sana in corpore sano- A healthy body in a healthy mind!

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Do not overwork and don’t take all failures personally.

 

Anything else we should know about you?
I love to cook, sing and making people laugh.

 

CONNECT WITH VIOLETA!

Email: violeta@iunehpv.com

Website: https://www.iunetest.com/

LinkedIn: Violeta Cobo

Youtube: IUNE

 

Meet Nikki Brown: A Sociologist with soul

Nikki Brown

Business: PhD Candidate


What is at the heart of your business?

Knowledge, understanding, music

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

All of the above resonate with me. As a female academic and sociologist many of these align perfectly with my own core values

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

Support and motivation

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:

Through art and taking a walk everyday

Meet Lori Francescutti: Who fills her cup with deeply rooted spiritual practice

Lori Francescutti

Business: Lori Francescutti


What is at the heart of your business?

Radical, heartfelt support for freedom in birth and parenting.

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

Because I love serving and learning from other women!

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Community, openness and feminism resonate most for me, though I connect with all of these values. Community is so important for us as humans, and I especially see this now as a solo parent. Openness is how we learn and grow. Feminism is the future!

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

Sisterhood, community, support, brainstorming, networking.

 

What does thriving look like for you?

Feeling freedom, being grounded, filled with love, and honouring myself and serving bountifully.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:

I *try* to take time to ground myself during my work, I am learning how to find balance and know when to turn the work off. My business is just starting and I am struggling to get it off the ground, so I often feel stressed out by this. I have a deeply rooted spiritual practice that fills my cup, but I could really use some better examples of self-care specific to work from the women in this community. 

 

What else should we know about you?

I love to cook, sing and making people laugh.

 


 

CONNECT WITH  LORI!

Linkedin: @LoriFrancescutti

Website: http://www.lorifrancescutti.com/

Sanj Takhar: a Coworking Woman in STEM who knows her power

Sanj Takhar

Business:  Marketing Lead at Mindset


What is at the heart of your business?

Focus

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

To be a part of a community of strong women.

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Community. Its so important to surround yourself with likeminded people.

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

I look to give and receive support, encouragement, insight.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:

Yoga, sunshine breaks, time to laugh.

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Know your power.


 

CONNECT WITH  SANJ!

Website: thinkmindset.com

Email: sanj@thinkmindset.com

 

Amanda Laird: Feminism + wellness are connected for this menstrual mogul

Amanda Laird

Communications Consultant/Menstrual Mogul

AmandaLaird.ca


What is at the heart of your business?

On the communications side, it’s helping businesses achieve their goals and objectives through flawless execution of communications and events.

On the wellness side, I am passionate about body literacy and smashing taboos to increase everyone’s access to wellness.

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

The entrepreneurial journey can be lonely!

What does thriving look like to you?

Being able to ask myself “what do I need today?” instead of just mindlessly jumping into my task list. Sometimes that does mean getting down to business bright and early, other times it looks like taking the long way home from daycare drop off and going out for breakfast before I start my work.

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

It’s a tie between feminism and wellness. These are two important facets of my work and I don’t see them as separate.

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

When I sit down at my desk I always start with a quick journal to check in with myself and clear out any blocks that might inhibit my productivity.

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

ASK. Anything I’ve ever achieved in my career is because I have literally asked for it.

CONNECT WITH  AMANDA!

Check out Amanda’s new podcast, the Heavy Flow Podcast. Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in. Listen here!

 

Kailey Gilchrist: Sauce Boss

Kailey Gilchrist

Business:  NONA Vegan Foods Ltd.


What is at the heart of your business?

The desire to share delicious and healthy food with people!

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

I find the entrepreneurial journey to be so lonely at times and finding a place to call my business ‘home’ felt so necessary.

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

I feel that wellness is so often overlooked in this business world where we put ‘hustler mentality’ and the 80 hour work week on a pedestal. Why can’t we celebrate the 10 or even 4 hour work week? Wellness, especially in my line of work, needs to be integrated into my lifestyle. ‘Community’ also speak to me as solo-preneurship can be a lonely path. Openness is something I appreciate in many aspects of life.

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

I hope that by sharing my experiences and stories it might help other folks going through similar struggles – I love helping people and hearing them out when they need empathy. I am most excited just to be surrounded by the energy here of others working away at their own passions.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:

I have started taking some evenings and weekends to myself to recharge and connect with friends and nature.

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Find ‘your people’, your community early on – Don’t fall prey to the myth of being able to do everything on your own.


 

CONNECT WITH  KAILEY!

Website: nonavegan.com

Facebook: NonaVegan

Twitter: NonaVegan

Instagram: @NonaVegan

 

Rubiena Duarte: Reiki Master

Rubiena Duarte

Business:  Reiki Master


What is at the heart of your business?

Energy Healing, Reiki Courses and Sessions

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

A collective of women is what makes me thrive!

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Community – it always takes a village!!

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

A space to connect, work, do business

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:

Daily meditations

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Take a risk


 

CONNECT WITH  RUBIENA!

Website: reikibyrubiena.com

Facebook: Reiki By Rubiena

Instagram: @reiki_by_rubiena

 

 

UPCOMING EVENT:

Manifesting Your Life with Reiki by Rubiena

Jessica Vogt: The Green Leadership Coach

Jessica Vogt

Business:  Green Leadership Coach and Founder of Talpa & Co.


What is at the heart of your business?

I work collaboratively with emerging leaders and change makers in the environmental sector offering coaching solutions that fit their needs and goals.

 

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

I was looking for a small and intimate space to work and not feel alone. I also feel strongly aligned with Shecosystem values. To be honest, I was intrigued about a women coworking space. I felt challenged to connect with that part of me that is feminine. I feel drawn to the community because I think it will do me good and challenge me in ways I can not imagine yet. I also love to combination of work and wellness. That is what I want in my own life and work.

 

What does thriving look like to you?

It looks like harmony. Thriving for me feels like I am smiling while I work, I am excited when I complete a project, I feel connected to others on a deep and authentic level. I am in touch with my fears and have a healthy relationship with all my saboteurs.

 

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Tough one … I’d say Collaboration, Community, and Openness. I have been craving for collaboration. I tend to be more an extravert than an introvert. I talk my ideas out loud, I need visuals, colours, movement, etc. I need someone to debate, ask honest feedback and to reflect with. It seems that Shecosystem encourages collaboration. I have not yet found a place I feel part of a community.

As an immigrant who has been living in Toronto for over 6 years and recently starting my own business, I need a community where I feel I belong, where I feel people are curious, brave, authentic, challenging and pushing ideas and with values I can relate. I feel here, people share lots of similar values. I love the diversity and also the fact that it is a small and intimate space.

 

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

I want to support and receive support from openminded, mindful, fun and respectful people. Exchanging ideas, resources, advice, food, and laughs.

 

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

I choose to make time every morning to stretch and do some long breathing exercises. I have integrated some vocal exercises to the breathing too. It’s fun.

 

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

If you feel alone, come out and find a place where you can feel part a group/community. You do not have to be alone and brave storms and challenges all by yourself.

 

Anything else we should know about you?
I speak French Sign Languages because I have the privilege to have awesome deaf parents.

 

CONNECT WITH JESSICA!

Website: talpaco

Twitter: Talpa and co

Facebook: Jessica Vogt Coaching

LinkedIn: J Vogt

 

Lisa Simone Richards (PR & Visibility Coaching)

Lisa Simone Richards

Business:  PR & Visibility Coaching


What is at the heart of your business?

I help health, fitness & wellness entrepreneurs go from unknown and underpaid to standing out and selling out.

Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

I wanted to find a space of like-minded people on a mission to help others live their best lives full of health & vitality. Finding a women’s-specific community wasn’t on purpose, but it’s an inadvertent natural fit. Somehow there’s always been a female-only area of my life, whether that was Girl Guides, an all-girls high school, or being in a sorority during undergrad. So I’m definitely not surprised I stumbled into a women’s coworking facility!

What does thriving look like to you?

To me, thriving is living in a space of full abundance and possibility – financially, professionally & personally. And of course, having the freedom to enjoy all of those things.

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Collaboration definitely resonates with me the most. I’m a big believer in collaboration over competition, and as a natural connector, I love to partner with others on certain types of projects.

What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

I know that a lot of women in the space are entrepreneurs and it’s totally my passion to work with health, fitness, and wellness entrepreneurs – the kind that really wants to make a big difference in the world. However, a lot of the time entrepreneurs can’t afford traditional PR agencies or publicists, so I hope to help the women in the Shecosystem community learn how to stand out in their industries, get known as the experts that they are, and magnetically attract their ideal clients right to them.

Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

Middle of the day naps. Lots of ’em 🙂

What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

Don’t wait for permission or perfection. Also, persistence without being a pest is *key* – everything I’ve ever wanted and gotten is because I haven’t been afraid to be persistent, go after, and claim the things I want.


 

CONNECT WITH  LISA!

Website: lisasimonerichards

Twitter: @ellerich

Facebook: Get Seen Get Clients Get Paid

YouTube: Lisa S. Richards