Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health an wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Faith Louise Cooper, Founder of Beyond Empowerment Services, LLC., located in Lansing, MI, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I equip, educate, and empower families facing chronic conditions to live enriching lives.

Tell us about yourself

I grew up in a home with a sister who is a childhood cancer survivor and was diagnosed with JRA (now JIA) at the age of 12. I found that there was little support for the siblings of children diagnosed with a chronic condition. I felt alone in the fight against JRA and that no one could understand me during my teenage years.
A fun fact about me is my name means "famous faithful warrior."

Being diagnosed with JRA and now EDS has given me the strength to find my inner warrior. I believe that there is a warrior inside each and every person. When a warrior is equipped with the right tools and educated on how to use them, they are now empowered to harness the warrior within and will meet each challenge they face.

My certification as a holistic nutritionist from the American Fitness Professionals and Association is one tool I've acquired. Associates, where we studied research on the diets of the longest-living cultures, food that prevents the leading causes of death in America, and the interrelationships of the major systems in the human body.

I have been enriching the lives of families and children from all walks of life, including cancer survivors, those on the autism spectrum, and those with ADHD, to enhance their communities in many different settings. I have built several successful coaching and mentoring programs for emerging leaders to gain confidence, grow into strong leaders, and rise above the crowd.

I raise awareness and advocate for several conditions, including childhood cancer, juvenile arthritis (JA), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), anxiety, and depression. I inspire international audiences into action in the areas of strength, joy, compassion, and well-being; I enjoy meal prepping, trying new foods, and training outdoors with friends and family for my next triathlon. My true passion is sharing my knowledge and vast experience to enrich the lives of others. I am looking forward to meeting you and having you as part of our community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have been selected to speak at the ability expo.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

With two jobs at the moment, time management is a challenge.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Most of your time will be spent promoting your business.
  2. Take time for self-care.
  3. Conscience matters.

Where can people find you and your business?


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