We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Jacobson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After fifteen years in Sales, I was completely burnt out. Looking back I feel so grateful for all the opportunities I was given throughout my career. I managed some amazing teams, met so many inspiring people, traveled all over the United States, and developed the skills to succeed in some very competitive industries. The truth is by the end of my career I just wasn’t fulfilled and deep down I knew that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my working years going through the motions and collecting a paycheck. At the end of my life I want to look back and have no regrets. Coaching and empowering other women to thrive has always been my passion. Also, having to the freedom to create my own schedule and work from anywhere in the world was so important to me as well. In August 2019 I took the leap and Nourish was born.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I created Nourish with a simple and powerful mission; to inspire women through tools, resources, and support that will provide nourishment to their “whole” selves from the inside out. Instead of only addressing physical or mental health, I work with my clients to nourish their whole being (physical, mental, and spiritual). I’m excited to announce that I’ve recently begun offering Breathwork sessions in addition to coaching. This practice has had such a profound impact in my life and now I am honored to create this safe and loving space for my clients. As we connect to Breath, allowing it to flow more freely through the Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Bodies – we can begin to acknowledge, shift, and release stagnant energy. This allows us to connect to presence and create space for the things we want more of in life. Whether that’s healing from old wounds and trauma, deep love and self acceptance, dissolving limiting beliefs, or inviting more peace and divine connection. Getting to where I’m at today had definitely not been an easy journey. I have to admit there has been times when I wanted to give up and go back to my safe and predictable career path. However, nothing great is ever achieved without sacrifice and perseverance. I wake up every day and remind myself why I started Nourish and the impact that I desire to have on this world. The practice of daily gratitude has also kept me grounded and mentally strong. My personal journey toward healing began in my late twenties when out of nowhere I started to experience depression, anxiety, frequent panic attacks, extreme fatigue, and just an overall feeling of hopelessness. Years of suppressed emotional pain, trauma, and living an unhealthy lifestyle started to manifest in my physical body. This was my first glimpse into the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. I made a decision to throw away the prescription medications and enrolled in a program for holistic nutrition. This gave me the tools that I needed to heal my own body and through holistic health coaching I helped other women do the same. But I started to realize that physical healing was just one piece of the overall puzzle. Even though I was now eating healthy and teaching my clients to do the same, mental and spiritual health still needed to be addressed. I was deeply struggling with low self worth and obsessive thoughts that kept me feeling stuck in so many areas of my life. Through my work with both a Somatic Therapist and Spiritual Life Coach, I immersed myself in more learning which led to Transformational Life Coaching and Breathwork Training. As I started to incorporate daily mindfulness practices like prayer, meditation, breath work, gratitude, and consciously shifting out of old thought patterns, those trapped emotions from unresolved pain and trauma started to transform. I became more present in my body and experienced what it means to “feel in order to heal”. I also began to realize that when we love, honor, and nourish our “whole” selves, real transformation happens. My journey has inspired a deeper desire to nourish and transform my client’s lives. It literally sets my soul on fire to create a safe and loving space for women as they tap into the innate power that has been inside of them all along. This work is done through one to one coaching programs, breathwork sessions, transformational online programs, and group coaching platforms. I specialize in areas such as self-awareness, nourishment through nutrients, mindfulness practices such as breath work, and growth mindset coaching to name just a few. Our world as a collective whole desperately needs nourishment right now. As we begin to love and honor our whole selves, we become better equipped to love and honor each other.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As a city gal who has grown to love the peace and beauty of nature, I would offer a unique blend of both. If my best friend was visiting from out town I would definitely take her to the center of it all – downtown. We would have brunch at Urban Farmer and then walk over to Union Station where we could sit outside and enjoy the sights of the city. Next we would head inside of the 100 year old historic landmark and enjoy a cocktail inside of my favorite swanky spots, Cooper Lounge. A walk over to Larimer Street would be a must, as we enjoy outdoor dining under all the strings of lights. We would definitely have to visit the Denver Art Museum and then head out to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to enjoy a concert under the stars. Next we would journey up to Estes Park and stop off in Boulder along the way. I love to stroll Pearl Street and enjoy some delicious and nourishing bites at Thrive. Once we get up to Estes Park we would have to visit the historic and creepily famous Stanley Hotel. Ending our trip with a beautiful hike at Rocky Mountain National Park. Finally, we would have to head west to Summit County. Depending on the time of year – we would either spend the day snowboarding at Copper Mountain or stroll the quaint mountain town of Breckenrigde and enjoy some yumminess from Crepes A La Cart!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to dedicate my shoutout to Kathie Owens-Tucker. Her mentorship, support, and guidance has been monumental throughout my journey. I was first introduced to the powerful benefits of Breathwork and Inner Child Work through my sessions with Kathie and have since implemented these modalities into my coaching practice. I’m forever grateful for her passion to help others and her loving presence in my life.