We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Knock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hannah, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I’m no stranger to owning my own business, having run two of them previously. I love the independence and flexibility that working for myself offers. When I had emergency gallbladder surgery in 2016, I was put on an abrupt track to healing my own body, re-learning what health actually meant, and what I had to do to attain it. Through nutritional detoxing, I was able to find my personality again after my second round of postpartum depression, and free up enough energy to find the motivation to keep going, learning, and improving. As much as a personalized nutritional program changed my life and the lives of my kids, then 5 and 2 years old, there was still a missing piece of the puzzle. I first found the Emotion Code modality when my son and I started going to counseling to work on our emotional connection. Watching the counselor release trapped emotional baggage in my son, and then witness an absolute change almost overnight in his behavior, I was hooked. I scheduled a session for myself, and saw immediate physical changes in my health also. I knew I was being shown the path towards being able to offer this life changing technique for others. I took multiple training and certification programs and studied 24/7 for about a year, learning anything I could get my hands on. Eight Sages Wellness was born March of 2020, and I am loving this journey of changing other’s lives as I also continue to work on myself!
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is simply the vehicle that makes it possible for me to change people’s lives. My passion for true wellness – not just the absence of dis-ease, but the true optimal function of the human body and brain – is what keeps me going every day! Hearing testimonies of clients saying there is laughter in their family for the first time in awhile, or that they feel light in body and spirit for the first time in years – I would go through all the pain over again in my own life just to hear that I’ve helped one person. I was stressed for awhile regarding how to set my business apart from everyone else’s – what made what I do unique or special? How should I market myself? What courses did I need to take, or catchphrases did I need to use, to make me stand out? Because I aim to live my life as authentically as possible, I figured the more “myself” I could become, the more my business (and any other area of my life) would reflect that. Every day I aim to be the best version of myself that I can be, and make business decisions from this place. I realized all I need to do is follow my intuition, and I will attract any opportunity that is meant for me, and every single person that needs the help I offer. We all have different niches and talents and areas of expertise, so instead of trying to market to a mass amount of people, or work really hard to convince the world of my validity, my goal is to stay open and available to every person who crosses my path. If they need the specific modalities I offer, I am there for that, and if they need to be referred to a different kind of practitioner, I have built (and am continuing to build) a referral network of outstanding holistic health experts to fill the need and support my fellow healers and their businesses also.
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.
I love visiting locally owned small businesses that you can’t find anywhere else! Boutiques like Little Piece of My Heart or Vintage Willows, coffee shops like Loveland Coffee or Dark Heart Coffee Bar, and all the local art galleries are great places to pass the time. The Laureate in downtown Loveland has great energy, and there are definitely no shortage of hiking trails with beautiful views all around us!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate my shoutout to Dr. Lauren Kolowski, who gave me my physical health back, as well as the job opportunity of a lifetime. Without her guidance, support, and encouragement, I literally would not be where I am today! Thanks to her I went from a fatigued mom of 2 with zero energy and chronic recurring infections, to a thriving Nutrition Response Practitioner and Emotion Code Therapist in just a few short years. I am her most grateful patient 😉