Your Name: Katie Bressack

Business Name: Balanced Beings

Type of Business: Coaching & Consulting; Health & Beauty

Business Location: United States

U.S. State: California

Twitter @balancedbeings7

Reason for starting
I was a stressed out woman living in NYC and needed to make a change. I found yoga and learned how to decrease my stress levels. During this journey I also learned how to eat healthier. I healed my body from the inside out and became a strong, confident healthy woman. I want all women to live their healthiest life yet so they can feel amazing.

Biggest Success
Once women start taking better care of themselves, they transform their entire lives. One of my clients refused to give up diet coke when we first started working together and hated vegetables. Within a month she stopped drinking coke, increased her energy levels and was eating greens. After six months she lost 12 pounds and maintained her loss.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Many people don’t think about their health until they get sick. Stress is the number one cause of all disease. I have spent time educating women on their health choices so they feel empowered not to take a pill. Once they learn how to listen to their bodies they start to eat when hungry, stop when full, stop to relax and live their best life yet.

Who is your most important role model?
My mom is my most important role model. She worked full time and had three kids. She never missed any of my field hockey games, concerts or shows and always made a delicious dinner for our family. She still took time to be with her friends, exercise and do what she enjoyed. She made it look easy, even though I know it was a balancing act for her!