Helping Women Succeed In All Aspects of Life
Just last week I had the honor of speaking with Allison Crandall, co-founder of Lady Boss Empire. Lady Boss empire is in the business of empowering women to live life to the fullest, and find health inside and out.
Allison is incredibly knowledgable in health and fitness as well as in business. She’s helped hundreds of women find the lives they have always wanted along with the help Stefani Peters.
We talked about everything from leaving behind that job you desperately want to leave to the importance of making room in your luggage for a little fiber powder while traveling.
Keep on reading for more info about the Lady Boss Empire!
Note: This interview was transcribed from a recording.
What is Lady Boss Empire?
Lady Boss Empire is an empowerment platform for women, and we got started in July of 2013. It really kicked off with my girlfriend and co-founder Stefanie Peters and I when we were on a work trip. We got to talking about the amazing success stories that we were experiencing with women in our health and wellness business, and we knew it was our mission and heartbeat to empower women to live out their greatness; to empower women to live life by design and not default.
How did Lady Boss Empire get started?
There’s nothing out there like this. So to create a community of women who are like minded, and working towards similar goals and ambitions, that was just a really neat concept. We thought, “let’s do that”, and within that community of women equip them with the tools to run after their goals; live life on purpose, and live life by design not default. I know I said that before. The idea really is just becoming the boss over your own life and really becoming well in four areas.
What we like to focus on is the total wellness concept. It’s more than just physical wellness, but also financial wellness. How to become more financially secure, personal wellness, having time freedom to live life on your own terms, and to just really be in control and balanced in all areas of your life as well as environmental wellness.
So physical, financial, personal, and environmental health. We really wanted to be able to cultivate a community where we can talk about those areas of wellness, how we can help women improve in those areas, and have a step by step game plan that we’re able to deliver to them.
We really wanted to be able to cultivate a community where we can talk about those areas of wellness, how we can help women improve in those areas, and have a step by step game plan that we’re able to deliver to them.
Can you talk more about the step by step plans?
So when we sit down with a woman we ask what area of wellness would you like to improve on. Sometimes it’s “I’m really stuck in a rut with my health right now”. There was one girl in particular who was on medication for her thyroid, and she didn’t want to be on it for the rest of her life. So it was great to see this girlfriend of mine be able to completely wean off of her thyroid medication within just a couple of month of teaming up with Lady Boss Empire. That was just being on a proper all natural whole supplement. It’s amazing how your body responds when it’s getting that good nutrition it needs on the cellular level, so I love that we were able to help her in that sense.
She can be her own boss, work her own hours, and really build her own dream and not someone else’s.
Then fast forward a couple of months to another former client of mine. She was working as a paralegal five days a week, leaving her daughter Mckenzie, and she was miserable. She just felt uncomfortable in her own skin. She was a new mom, she didn’t love what she was doing, and she didn’t feel like they were getting ahead financially. So we teamed up, and within six months of teaming up with Lady Boss Empire, her and her husband each lost 30 pounds. That was huge! They got to feel like that young sexy couple again. But then on top of that she was able to leave her full time position as a paralegal to be at home with her daughter. She was able to build up enough supplemental income so that she could do that along with pursuing her other goal of becoming a birth doula. That was something that she was very passionate about. So to be able to see someone run after their true passion and help give them the tools to do that is a very rewarding and empowering feeling. So that’s one case of not just the physical wellness aspect, but personal wellness and financial in the standpoint that she can be her own boss, work her own hours, and really build her own dream and not someone else’s.
How did you help her and her husband lose so much weight?
As far as losing weight and getting healthier, we open wholesale shopping accounts for an Inc 500 company. It’s a health and wellness company where they were able to access an all natural multivitamin and vitamin packs. They started getting on a proper probiotic, antioxidant, omega 3 supplement, and like I said your basic multivitamin to fill in the nutritional gaps. They also started what’s called GC control. It’s a shake supplement they started taking twice a day that stabilizes the glycemic index which really minimized their sugar cravings, and kept them away from the cookies, soda, and all of the things they were consuming before. They were able to start eating healthier. So eating clean, that was a huge piece of it, but also including new supplements and getting proper exercise on a daily basis. That was the game changer as far as them losing the weight.
How did you help them build enough supplemental income that she could quit her job?
Like I said before, we open up wholesale shopping accounts for an Inc 500 company. Every time she opens up a wholesale shopping account she gets paid a residual. So she started building a residual income over six months that ended up supplementing her income enough to leave her position and stay at home.
What is the Lady Boss Empire’s greatest achievement so far?
I think the greatest achievement would be seeing people write their own story and be the boss of their lives. And seeing people, especially moms, come home from corporate America to be with their children. Or see someone, who is working for a paycheck on a day to day basis who feels sluggish and unhealthy, be able to turn their health around in that way and get healthy from the inside out. But then also work for more than just a paycheck, work for a purpose. I think that’s really huge. To see and experience other people having the life they want and paying it forward has been the greatest achievement.
To see and experience other people having the life they want and paying it forward has been the greatest achievement.
What does the Lady Boss Empire hope to achieve in the future?
We hope to achieve nation wide recognition of our community Lady Boss Empire. I want to take it nationwide. I want to reach so many other women. The wellness company we’re partnered with is set up to help the little guy win. You don’t have to have a certain degree, you don’t have to be a personal trainer to be successful with the Lady Boss Empire. You just need to have a heart for helping other people, and a heart for helping yourself, and we’ll take you the rest of the way.
What is the best part about being a Lady Boss Empire cofounder?
One of the best parts is the empowering feeling that we’ve got this platform to speak from. One of the best parts about being a cofounder is to see the ripple effect and see how it’s duplicating. Just even inside of Minnesota right now. We started with just Stefanie and I, and we now have over 300 women in our organization who are out doing the same things. It’s just really cool to see how helping other people multiplies, and to see that ripple effect happen and there’s not a better feeling.
Since you travel so much for your business, what are some tips you have for anyone reading this about maintaining your health while you’re traveling?
Definitely plan ahead. Stefanie and I pack our little fiber bags, so make sure you’re bringing your fiber with you. Your probiotics, your vitamins, all of the things you’d be taking at home just to really keep your body healthy while you’re traveling. Drinking tons of water since you get dehydrated while you’re flying and traveling. Always keeping that H20 filled up and having that by your side at all times. Also packing healthy snacks. When we’re going to different seminars or meetings it’s nice to have a quick healthy snack to grab that you know is clean, has protein, and won’t derail you. It’s also the convenience factor you know it’s right there and ready to go when you need it.
When we’re going to different seminars or meetings it’s nice to have a quick healthy snack to grab that you know is clean, has protein, and won’t derail you.
What is the best way for someone to get in touch with you?
If anyone wants to learn more about Lady Boss Empire and what we do please feel free to reach out to me, Allison Crandall. You can find me on Facebook. Otherwise, Lady Boss Empire. That is our community organization. We have a page on Facebook you can checkout and like. I would love to get in touch with you, and help take you to the next level if that’s what you’re looking for!
Until next time,
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