We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Shaffo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I have been getting colonics since I was in my early 20’s because I suffered from food and pollen allergies, I broke out with acne on a regular basis, I was severely constipated, had terrible migraines, experienced horrendous cramps while on my period and weekly bouts of acid reflex. I was so bloated that people often mistook me as someone who was six months pregnant, which became an increasingly stressful occurrence since I find out I couldn’t have children. I felt “stuck”, and I didn’t know how to listen to my body or my intuition.
Fast Forward 20 years, I realized I was no longer happy in corporate America, and I decided to search within to find out what I was passionate about that I could help others with. I always thought I’d be on a billboard for getting colonics done & aspire to reach more people to have the poop talk, for more information and my story go to: www.healingcolonics.com
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My goal is to bring humor back to awareness on pooping and the discussion on the gut health being tied to more dis-ease in the body and hold space for my clients to “let shit go” and start to love their bodies and understand that holistic wellbeing is important for the mind-body-spirit connection.
I love having humor in my office and making people laugh, if you see a funny poop saying, please text me or email me as I welcome the jokes and bringing the barrier down on a ‘regular’ matter of pooping. People always assume that colonics are just for people that are constipated when in actuality if you poop a few times a day a colonic can also benefit you from clearing out the large intestines, which is 5 feet of fecal matter.
I recommend reading: “What’s inside Poop” by Scott W Webb- he’s my hero as a colon hydro therapist on the closed system in TN and he’s the only colon hydro therapist that I know of that wrote 3 dynamic books on what he’s learned over the years of working in the colonic business.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, that’s why I LOVE Colorado, every day I’m smiling at mother nature and the panoramic views of this beautiful state. I’d say the perfect day/week would be in the fall to go leaf peeping, driving around, perhaps a hike somewhere with a waterfall, then off to late lunch and then the perfect way to end the day would be in any of the amazing hot springs around this beautiful state. I love some structure with some “choose your adventure” thrown in to spice up the day/week.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mentor: Carolyn Berry (www.cleancolonic.com) I did this by reaching out to a mentor in Tempe Arizona, where I had just moved from. I hired her to give me the confidence and support I needed to ask her questions and hold my hand virtually throughout the process. Carolyn Berry has been an amazingly supportive woman that started her business at the same age as me and now has 4 locations in Arizona and is constantly on the news spreading the word on gut health. She is spiritual, she had the patience of a saint as I was messaging her 24/7 – she’s a gift from God.
My NLP Coaches: Karyn Kulenovic (www.healinginbloom.com) & Jennifer Buckley-Lizardi (www.metaphysicaltherapycenter.com) helped me with my “limited beliefs” gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams and were also there for me on a regular consistent basis. The key is to keep your circle small and only let in positive, non-fear-based entrepreneurs to keep you in a spiritual vibration to attracting all that you manifest.
Other: Tik Tok: @healingcolonics
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