This month's Empowered Women Empower Women series features an amazing woman specializing in helping people gain their health back through nutrition education, health coaching, and wait for it… styling!! Yup, she does it all, and she does it so that you can live a life where you are thriving. She does this, in part, using Reset Lifestyle.
Wintana is an entrepreneur, a clinical dietitian, a former model, a mother to two handsome boys, and a wife, among many other things.
Enjoy reading all about Wintana Kiros' journey and how she became the fantastic mompreneur she is today! Read on as she tells us more about "Reset Lifestyle".
1) Tell me about your journey- What inspired you to become a registered dietitian/health coach and a stylist, and what do you want readers to gain from 'Reset Lifestyle'?
I became a health coach and stylist because my passion is truly helping people. I modeled in college and enjoyed the creative styling side of fashion. When I graduated, I began my career as a clinical dietitian. Over the years as a clinician, I realized that diet and exercise were only 33% of the solution to having true well-being. This led me to launch Reset Lifestyle. I offer my clients a whole-person approach addressing their nutrition, stress, sleep, mental health, hydration, and style. Allowing us to feel good, look good, and do good for our family, friends, and community.
My hope is that readers understand the truth about their well-being. Unlike what we see and hear in the media, well-being is more than counting calories and exercising to death. Well-being is seeing yourself as a whole being, addressing your stress, sleep, mental health, and being intentional about hydrating your body. It is essential to nourish your body and move your body because it feels good, not just as a form of reward or punishment. This is why reset lifestyle is so helpful!
2) What are some of the hurdles you faced when you first started your business and some that you're still facing today?
I would say the majority of the hurdles were in my head. I was worried that I didn't know enough to help my clients despite the many years of training and work experience. I soon started to see results in my clients' lives, and that built my confidence. I now focus on curating tools and resources to help my clients sustain the results they have achieved. The only hurdle I face today is helping individuals see the importance of investing in themselves to work with me and regain their health.
3) What do you wish people knew more about when it comes to working moms, especially moms that run their own businesses?
I wish people respected our time and saw us as business owners. We are NOT running a hobby, and we have bills to pay, just like the 9-5 employees. We are highly organized and value our time more than ever in this season of our lives. We give 100% to everything we do, we show up for our family, and we are the greatest cheerleader for our clients. We love what we do, and we want to do more of it every day.
4) If there was one thing you've done that you could go back in time and change, what would it be?
I wish I would have just started earlier; I held myself back, thinking I needed more information or resources before I started. The truth is, I developed and created most of my tools and resources once I started seeing my clients.
5) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Five years from now, I see myself continuing to grow my virtual practice and being present for things that matter the most. I will be an expert in women's health and support women to accomplish their goals in life. Also, I will partner with different health care providers to offer well-rounded wellness services.
6) You quit your full-time clinician career to follow your dreams of opening your own business in 2019, all while raising two young boys. How do you manage to balance it all- motherhood/marriage/building a business/friendship?
The truth is there is no such thing as balancing your different hats as a woman. You just start to be great at delegating various tasks so you can spend more quality time with the people you love. I choose to be present and fully engaged in whatever hat I am wearing at the moment. I used to think I had to give equal amounts of "time" to all my different hats; however, it was unrealistic. Now, I intentionally choose to be present at the moment, so I can show up for the people in my life and my clients instead of dividing my attention and feeling guilty all the time.
7) In your eyes, what's your most significant accomplishment?
I am doing it scared and leaning on my faith to help me walk this unknown and uncertain territory called Mompreneurship. I trust God completely to provide for my needs because I am doing what he has called me to do. Therefore, he has provided for every mission he gives us. God has consistently provided for every need in my business, and he has not failed me!
8) What advice do you have for someone that wants to become a health coach/dietitian or start their own business?
I say start, don't wait for things to be 'perfect.' Just start, and everything will start to show up for you. Trust the process. Failure is just feedback. Most importantly, fail fast and forward so you can get great at what you do.
Also, I recommend finding your village. A tribe of like-minded people in your field that you can support and lean on as you continue to grow your business. Since beginning Reset Lifestyle, I have made some amazing connections that have helped me grow as a dietitian and business owner.
9) What are some empowering words or quotes you often find yourself turning to?
"Somebody somewhere is depending on you to do what God has called you to do."
"I never lose; I either win or learn" - Nelson Mandela.
These quotes have grounded me in challenging times. I am grateful every day that I get to do what I love.
10) Do you have any last words for our readers…?
Perfection is the perfect recipe for inaction; just start whatever you were supposed to do. Trust the process, things, and people will begin to show up for you so that you can pursue your assignment. Most importantly, God ALWAYS has a provision for the mission he has assigned you to complete. Please do it for the kingdom and not for the culture.
I hope you enjoyed reading all about Wintana's journey. More importantly, I hope her story inspired you to follow your dreams and create what you feel is missing in the world.
Lastly, if you are looking to start your healthy living journey and would like to join a tribe that will cheer you on and assist you with the nutritional side of your new path, check her site out at www.resetlifestyle.com.
Please be sure to stay tuned for monthly featured posts from other empowered women. Contact me if you would like to share your story and empower our readers. As always, I'd love to hear from you.