What I found most exciting about the Central Wellness adventure was doing it with my daughter! We were a team, both busy moms, starting a new business, and helping women believe that they can do whatever they want to do, regardless of their circumstances. Believing we could empower staff of women to empower each client one service at a time has been Central Wellness’s focus.
When we got started there were only four of us. We were answering the phones, doing the consultations, learning marketing, and helping our providers with services. It was difficult and overwhelming, but it allowed us to make so many new friends. I was the face of our company which put me front and center engaging with our clients. I found myself laughing and crying with some of the most amazing women. I met women who discovered themselves alone after 30 years of marriage, getting back into the dating scene. I met professional women facing the challenges of growing their careers. I met stay-at-home moms who just wanted to look beautiful. I met really confident women and others who need help believing in themselves.
I met young men and young women who were embarrassed by the acne scars on their cheeks and shied away from after-school activities.
What I have learned from our remarkable clients over the years, is that every person is placed in our path for a reason. Some need encouragement, others need a time out, and some come just because they need a trusting face or a fun laugh.
I have learned when we give encouragement, confidence can lead to greater self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-empowerment. I recognized Central Wellness plays a very important role in our clients’ lives “one experience at a time.”
As the years have passed my daughter has added to her family so home is where she thrives with her little ones. I believe a mother is a noblest and most amazing vocation a woman can have, to mold and shape the lives of her children. Looking at my 9 beautiful granddaughters, I am able to sincerely answer all of the questions I asked myself in my early years. Yes, it is okay to be part of the beauty industry because beauty comes from within. Yes, I am okay telling women that there is an opportunity for change because change can be the spark that makes life that much more amazing.
We can create a community based on our values that supports and uplifts. As moms, wives, volunteers, friends, and all the hats that we wear, we can drive a positive difference in each other’s lives. I believe everyone deserves to feel and look their best, and that the only opinion that matters when it comes to your well-being and appearance is your own.