Meet the #motherhustlers: Leslie Stallcup

Leslie is the founder of Summit Health Coaching and a single mom of two kiddos, aged 9 and 3. She has a Food Science degree from the University of Arkansas and is currently working on her certification to be a health coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She loves biking, yoga, and cooking delicious food and just being silly with her kids.

Tell us about yourself, your business, and how you got started.

I got divorced last year after a long period of time as a stay at home mom. I was a homeschool mama but my love and passion for learning has always been around nutrition and how we can heal our bodies through food. When I finally gained the freedom to pursue my dreams, I went for it!

I am so excited to begin a career in health coaching!

I am currently in the process of starting my own business because I want to wholeheartedly be able to coach my clients without having to work for a company that also wants to sell their clients products. I believe our bodies are designed to heal themselves using whole foods.

Empowerment of the client and forming community is the heart of Summit Health Coaching.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I wanted to focus solely on service to the client and not on selling a product. I also want the freedom to be more available for my kids and be able to work from anywhere.

What struggles do you face with balancing your work and family and how do you deal with them?

Sometimes balancing out the timing with client appointments and it happening during non- school hours is difficult. That’s where I bring in my great support network of friends and family. It is humbling for me to ask for help, but I’ve had to do that a lot in the last year.

What do you think is the secret to raising a healthy business and a healthy family?

Making sure that you don’t crowd yourself out.

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, especially when you are first starting out and are learning. There are so many people telling you that you should “do this,” or “do that.” It’s hard figuring out what the right thing to do is.

But I just focus on taking baby steps and giving myself a break when I need it.

What is one piece of advice you could give to help other mompreneurs out?

As above, definitely give yourself some credit and know that a business doesn’t happen overnight. Be patient and take care of yourself. Find support with other entrepreneurs and join networks. Make a community and help each other out.

What words of encouragement do you have for your fellow mompreneurs?

Every day won’t feel like a win, but just keep taking steps. Focus on what is working and know that what you are doing has meaning for you and your family and this world.

Do you have any great/inspiring stories from your own experience that you would like to share?

Each day brings something. It takes effort to look for the silver lining, and it takes a lot of courage to step out and make a business known. But it is worth it, and every step you take you will get better and better at what you do.

My story is still a work in progress. It’s an everyday push. But it is my passion and I know that I will be able to help people and be there for my family and that’s what keeps me going.

Where you can find Leslie:

Learn more about Leslie and her business over at Summit Health Coaching and hang out with her on Facebook and Instagram!

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