I had the privilege of being interviewed for Fox and CNN news. If you missed it, here it is: Its great to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?It’s a pleasure to meet you and thank you. I have always been independent and head strong in what I wanted to make out of my life. I have never been afraid of working hard and had my first weekend job at 13. As soon as my exams were finished I got a job with a global blue chip company and spent the next 20 years establishing my career. 7 weeks into my maternity leave I received a call informing me I no longer had a job. The company had gone into administration and I was one of 96,000 employees that lost their job that day.I applied for over 1000 jobs, but nothing. The next few months hit me hard. I lost my confidence, my independence and my identity. I had no idea who I was or what my purpose was anymore. Then one morning I got up and decided I was no longer going to accept this as my reality. Never again will I put myself in a position where someone else other than me is responsible for my life. So I got to work. I worked on myself, I got back into a fitness routine, started making better choices when it came to food and I worked on my mind. I read books that grew my understanding of myself, how to love yourself even the worst situations and I learnt about business. I knew that what I had learnt could support so many other women. Im sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?Success isn’t easy whatever you are doing, loosing weight, learning to drive. It all just takes commitment, practise and the decision to see it through. My journey has definitely been interesting! I have made great friends and lost some too, its hard when those around you don’t understand your mission. But after 14 years and 3 re-brands I am 100% in the right place and love what I do. I started out as Personal Trainer and then over the last 14 years I have evolved to incorporate what I now value as the 3 key ingredients for a Healthy Life (Mind, Body, Lifestyle) This meant additional qualifications to become a Nutritional Therapist and a Coach. However if I had to pick the main challenges I think the 2 B’s were my biggest: Balance – keeping the home running, spending time with those you love and building a business or 4 at the same time and keeping on top of the course work! And the 2nd B Belief in myself – am I doing the right thing, is it worth it, am I the only person that has these feelings. To take time out is so important not only for our physical health but for our mental health too. These challenges have allowed me to reach out to more women and offer support those looking to re-create their purpose to have balance and independence. Lets talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition? I am a Health, Wealth and Happiness coach. I truly believe that in order to live a healthy life you need to have a balance of the right ingredients: great nutrition to keep our organs and body functioning to the best of its ability, a strong and healthy body to keep our organs safe and well, and a well-versed mind that can deal with the trial and trepidations of everyday life. It’s a bit like making a cake, if you skip an ingredient it just doesn’t taste right. I have been working on these three areas with my clients for the last 7 years with some amazing results. The mind and what we fuel our bodies with are more important and sustainable (in my opinion) than 3 gym sessions a week. What I am saying is that if you can conquer your mind and your nutrition 1st you will find it easier to add in and stick to a regular exercise program.It is from this that I have developed a number of programs and courses. Who people work with is down to each individual. Its so important that you feel comfortable and trust your coach, create a relationship and build a rapport. I always offer a call to see if we are good fit before working with a client and I am always happy to share the details of my own personal journey as proof that it is possible to come out the other side. What is the best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life? Start now, don’t wait. So many people are either waiting for the right time or they think this is simply how it is. Don’t wait until the kids leave school, don’t think you are too old or too young. If you really want something bad enough you will find a way to make it happen.One of my favourite quotes “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar. Find someone that has been where you want to go and reach out. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you? For me success is seeing the transformation in so many women. When I first started out I really didn’t know how many women would need my programs. Asking for support isn’t something we are very good. But, if I could support and change the life of just one person it would all be worth it. Today I have supported hundreds of women from across the globe and it is their success that truly inspires me. Whats next for you? I have a monthly on-line membership package “providing the Ingredients for a healthy life” which offers everything you need from recipes, fitness, selfcare, mindset, intolerance testing, support and accountability, to name just some. This can be used as a taster to the programs I offer, or as a support and accountability platform once clients have completed a program. I am also so excited to be launching a total transformation package, that supports inner and outer health leaving you not only feeling and looking great but providing the tools to stay there. But what excites me most is my partnership program “Unstoppable Success”, where I am offering other women who have either lost their confidence and or career and want to regain their independence and purpose an opportunity to do just that. Teaching women you truly can “have your cake, and eat it”. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more? I can be found on a number of platforms, the quickest for an overview of programs would be my https//www.alexandradawson.com/welcome-sm/  For anyone that just wants to know a bit more about me, my life and how I choose to live it I would say my instagram account: @imalexdawson I can also be reached on: facebook/alexandradawsonwellness Facebook group/YourMind Your Body Your Lifestyle Instagram/alexandradawsonwellness Instagram/USS_UnStoppableSuccess Youtube/providingtheingredientsforahealthylife LinkedIn/alexandra-dawson-023994/ Website/alexandradawson.com Email/alex@alexandradawson.com  

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