“HLN founder, Sheila Wyatt, and I met at a SABA event and loved what each other did from the start. We began bartering for each other’s services with me providing health coaching for her as she struggles with an auto-immune condition and her using her gift in MFR to heal some shoulder and neck pain I was having at the time. During one of our sessions, Sheila shared her desire to establish a center for holistic wellness providers. Of course I encouraged her! I was not surprised when Sheila and Tammy established HLN a few months later and I’ve cheering for them and taken part in the center’s offerings ever since.
I joined HLN for three reasons. First, I wanted to support Sheila and Tammy! They are both awesome and I love their passion and talent! Second, I was looking for a way to network to gain referral partners and new clients. Third, I was attracted to the business development and social opportunities within the wellness community. Finally, I was interested in using the group meeting spaces for workshops and group coaching.
Since I joined, I have truly enjoyed getting to know and working with other like-minded providers. For example, I attended a “coffee and connections” recently and made a new friend who now takes an active role in my business Facebook group. I love the “Building Better Business” workshops and have learned so many great business tips from them. For example, Tammy’s presentation on networking introduced me to her marketing ideas and led me to work with her to update my website and marketing brochures. I’ve used the HLN group meeting spaces to hold a regular “Health Talk and Tea” and worked with two other HLN members to offer a Wellness Retreat. Despite COVID, I still use the meeting space occasionally to meet with clients and regularly post on the two HLN Facebook groups to keep my offerings in the minds of providers and potential clients.
I’ve definitely seen results from my time at HLN. Along with the examples I’ve already shared, I have also gotten new clients and referral partners from being a part of HLN. One of my best clients ever is a fellow HLN provider who was referred to me by other HLN providers. She wanted a health coach to walk beside her on her journey to lose weight and move forward in her work and spirituality. Another client was referred to me by a new referral partner I meet at an HLN event.
If you are considering joining as an HLN professional member, remember “You will get what you put into it!” The more you attend events, get to know other providers, post on their Facebook groups, and utilize the center, the more you will reap the rewards. Just like any other networking group, it takes time and investment to see results. I don’t thrive in a pushy, dog-eat-dog environment. If you are looking for a place to get connected with like-minded holistic providers who respect each other and aren’t pushy and self-centered, HLN is the place for you.”