We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Branner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to help women heal naturally so they could feel healthy and balanced in their mind & body.
So many of us are working toward something great. Whether that’s a career, being a mother, or just trying to navigate this thing we call life. And oftentimes, we get lost in the shuffle. So much so that we forget about ourselves.
I want to change that.
I went into business to not only heal, but to empower women to take control of their health, and more importantly their life.
I teach my clients that it’s not normal to feel overwhelmed everyday, and that they should never have to put themselves on the backburner (as it truly benefits no one). Living a healthy, balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be a nightmare. One just needs to know and understand their unique mind-body type, or unique nature and natural tendencies.
That’s where I come in.
And boy, what a blessing it is to watch people transform.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I discovered the magic of Ayurveda in a yoga teaching program a few years back. After it was explained that Ayurveda is based on the notion that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit, and that you could cure those in need with simple daily practices and herbs, I was mind blown. It was exactly what I had been looking for and more. Today’s health and wellness culture emphasises treating symptoms instead of the root cause, and because I don’t agree with that method of treatment, I believe that’s what sets me, and the holistic health science of Ayurveda apart.
I don’t provide my clients with a bandaid. I want them to have the tools they need to heal from the inside out so they can feel their best.
After my teaching training came to an end, I immediately began looking into Ayurvedic Academy’s to enhance my studies so I could start fulfilling my passion. Today, you’ll find that I’m still building my counseling practice one day at a time, as I’m currently still working as a Marketing Manager for an amazing company located on the East Coast.
While I’m ready to take my own counseling business, New Roots, to the next level, I’m excited for what the future holds, as the journey we call entrepreneurship isn’t always a picnic.
If it were easy, everyone would do it which is why I always recommend those who are starting out on this journey to never lose sight of your goals. There’s no doubt there will be obstacles along the way, but as long as you keep your head down and remember your “why”, the rest will fall into place.
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.
Denver is such a fun city, so no matter what your guests interests are, there’s something here for everyone. If my bestie dropped into town and I wanted to show her a good time, I’d take her to some of my favorite spots (in and outside of the city) which include the following:
Denver Biscuit Co
Sushi Den or GoFish
Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina
Denver Beer CO
Stanley market, Avanti, Broadway Market – Collective eateries
True Food Kitchen
Garden of the Gods
Red Rocks Trail
Anything at the Rocky Mountain National Park
St. Mary’s Glacier
Things to do:
Head to Larimer Street – Everything there is pretty great
Catch a show at Red Rocks
Visit Devil’s Thumb Ranch in
Personally I’m a big foodie, so I plan my days around where we’re going to eat, which is why you’ll see my food list is rather long. But each spot above provides you with a little something different.
So no matter what your guests are in the mood for, the sky’s the limit here in the Mile High City.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly, I feel like so many people in my life have played a role in my success and deserve credit – too many to name in fact. But what I will say is, entrepreneurship isn’t easy, so I think it’s really important to find your support systems early on. The people who’ll give you love and support, but also can dish out tough love when it’s needed.
I also strongly believe that coaches should have coaches – don’t discredit the power of investing in yourself. I’ve invested in several coaches/programs and I still look to all of them for support and guidance when I find myself struggling. I think a lot of us feel like we have to tackle this journey alone, and that’s just not the case. When you need help or support, invest in yourself. Chances are, you’ll get back whatever you invested two-fold.
Also, one of my coaches told me that every entrepreneur should have a therapist when going into business, and honestly, I couldn’t agree with that more because when we’re able to let go of the old and invite in the new, we’re able to grow and reach heights we never thought were possible.
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