Louise Valentine is an award-winning Health & Performance Coach, Physiologist, best-selling author & competitive runner.
She empowers others with strategies to optimize mind & body performance learned from experience publishing research studying the U.S. military, working for the NFL & coaching hundreds of people, from elite athletes to those facing serious illness.
Louise owns Badass Breakthrough Academy, a virtual health & performance academy empowering runners & endurance athletes facing stress, burnout & health setbacks to come back stronger than ever!
For more details, visit their website here.
Here we sit down with Louise, to know a bit more about her journey as a wellness & performance coach.
Q. What inspired Louise to become an entrepreneur?
Louise: Louise struggled with illness & poor athletic performance in her youth. She was dedicated to learning the science of the human body so she could feel & perform her best. It was after going from last to cross the finish line to first & successfully reversing two “chronic” health diagnoses doctors told her there was nothing she could do about, that Louise knew she wanted to empower others to turn their setbacks into a badass comeback! Her career has been dedicated to empowering others with simple & realistic strategies to live a vibrant, healthy & high-performance life!
Q. How did Louise get started?
Louise: Louise’s career started as a sports massage therapist & Physiologist for the NFL. After spending 5 years in the league, she began a dynamic career as a military spouse who relocated frequently. She has since worked throughout the health & fitness industry, collaborating with other medical professionals, publishing research & designing wellness solutions for communities & companies throughout the U.S.
Q. What was your biggest startup challenge? What steps did you take to overcome it? What did you learn?
Louise: My biggest challenge as an entrepreneur is that I tend to want to hustle all day every day. However, I know that it’s when I take time for self-care & to root my business strategies in simple, focused actions, that I am most successful & can be as vibrantly well as the clients I support!
Q. What is the Most Memorable Thing did Louise Done Since she Started her Business?
Louise: I am so proud of the incredible success of the runners & wellness warriors in my health & performance academy! I work with individuals who are dedicated to coming back from stress & setbacks stronger than ever, some of which are facing very challenging circumstances like health diagnoses & high-stress life events. The fact they are right alongside me, putting in the work to feel, run & live their very best, helps me to stay inspired as a coach & athlete!
Q. What is one book you recommend, and why?
Louise: I love the book Peak by Dr. Marc Bubbs. It is one of the most comprehensive & up-to-date resources on health & human performance I’ve ever read. It’s a go-to tool that has been instrumental in my own success in meeting personal health & performance goals.
Q. What are your top 3 favourite online apps, tools, or resources and what do you love about them?
Louise: My favorite online resource is Kajabi. I enjoy an all-in-one simple solution for my business, and it allows me to keep things focused & aligned while providing an excellent client experience. I’m also a huge Google Drive fan for organizing my entire business & Airtable for managing a CRM.
Q. In terms of legacy, what is the mark you’d like to leave on the world?
Louise: I want to empower others to relentlessly believe in themselves & the incredible potential of their body to do great things.
Q. In one sentence, what’s the best advice you’d give to someone just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey?
Louise: Leap & the net will appear, if it doesn’t, sew it yourself.
To keep up to date with Louise and her journey, connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
Lewis Schenk is an Australian based Entrepreneur, Writer & PR Consultant. His work has been recognized by Addicted2Success, International Business Times and Thrive Global. Lewis is passionate about sharing empowering stories from people around the world, particularly those in entrepreneurship & business. He has been privileged to work with over 350 business owners, brands and entrepreneurs in 2020 alone, helping them grow their brand and strengthen their online presence.