102 episodes

A podcast for female healthcare and wellness professionals and business owners who want expert insights and honest conversations about what it means to show up, thrive, and of course GET PAID.

Female emPOWERED Christa Gurka

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

A podcast for female healthcare and wellness professionals and business owners who want expert insights and honest conversations about what it means to show up, thrive, and of course GET PAID.

    #FemaleFridays with Kimberly Haley

    #FemaleFridays with Kimberly Haley

    Female Fridays with Kimberly Haley
    Happy Friday, Female emPOWERED listeners! My #FemaleFriday guest this week is Kimberly Haley, founder and owner of Relaxed and Restored.
    Even though we have only met through Instagram (thank you social media!), I had to have Kimberly come on the show to share her passion behind her company, Relaxed and Restored, and how she transitioned to the holistic wellness space from her previous career path. 


    Relaxed and Restored

    Kimberly became a certified massage therapist and wellness coach in 2018 after spending years in the fashion and manufacturing industry. Her own personal health struggles led her to creating Relaxed and Restored, a manual therapy practice, as she wanted to help other working women improve the quality of their life by managing their stress and relieving their pain through massage therapy.
    Tune in as Kimberly shares how she landed in the massage therapy world, pivots she made for her business launch during the pandemic, and how she finds support as an entrepreneur.

    In this episode we discuss:
    The beginnings of R&RTransitioning from the fashion industry to holistic wellnessThe impact of work stress leading to her own health crisisTension between pushing vs. restoration and groundingPivots she made when launching her business at the start of the pandemicStaying relevant with organic growth amidst hurdles in businessHow she finds support and guidance as a business ownerTips to finding help from other entrepreneurs in the industryLeaning into fear and using your past experiences to make you stand out amongst the competition. You are the secret sauce!Follow Kimberly on Instagram @relaxedandrestored. To learn more about her in studio and mobile massage, along with her incredible products, head over to https://www.relaxedandrestored.com/ 
    Looking for advice and resources to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Relaxed and RestoredSelf-Care ProductsMassage MBA: Run Your Practice, Love Your LifeBook Yourself SolidThanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast! 
    Interested in being a guest on a future Female Friday episode? Email me at Christa@pilatesinthegrove.com!

    • 46 min
    What I've Learned About Business, Marketing & Connection Since Starting This Podcast

    What I've Learned About Business, Marketing & Connection Since Starting This Podcast

    Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today is my 100th episode and  I’ll be sharing with you some of the things I’ve learned about business, marketing & connection since starting this podcast. It’s so hard to believe that there’s actually 100 episodes out there of the female emPOWERED podcast. Just over a year ago this was just a mere thought, so the fact that not only we were able to pull it together, but also able to stay accountable for the whole year is way more fun than I thought! 

    Let’s talk about..
    Things I’ve learned over the last year doing this podcastHow to offer much value and service to other peopleWhy setting up a good system is necessary for successLooking for advice and resources to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast!

    • 30 min
    5 Free or Low Cost ways to stay accountable in 2022

    5 Free or Low Cost ways to stay accountable in 2022

    Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today’s episode is just going to be a quick Friday feature on how we can stay accountable with our business and our life goals that is ultimately going to cost us zero dollars. If you want to know more about this, stay tuned on today’s podcast episode!
    Let's talk about…
    How to set up a strategic plan for your businessQuick tips on how to stay accountable with your life goalsWhy project-based system is necessary for your businessThe pros of getting an accountability partnerHow to stay on track with your goalsLooking for advice and resources to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast!

    • 12 min
    Why that Expensive Marketing Strategy isn't working for your Wellness Business

    Why that Expensive Marketing Strategy isn't working for your Wellness Business

    Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today we’re going to breakdown what marketing really is, what it is not, and what you need to do in order to create a successful and sustainable strategy that can run on autopilot in the background of your business.
    If you’ve ever thought about marketing and wonder what it is, you should listen to today’s featured podcast.
    Let’s talk about…
    The Five Pillars of MarketingWhy Marketing and Sales aren’t the same thingHow to Build a Successful Strategy for your Business Looking for advice and resources to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast!

    • 19 min
    #FemaleFridays with Dr. Danelle Dickson

    #FemaleFridays with Dr. Danelle Dickson

    Episode 028: Female Fridays with Dr. Danelle Dickson
    Happy Friday, Female emPOWERED listeners! My #FemaleFridays guest this week is Dr. Danelle Dickson PT, DPT, a licensed physical therapist, Performing Arts specialist, orthopedic clinical specialist, and owner at Performance Plus Physical Therapy. She is also the co-founder of a business mentorship for minority women, The Black Female Foundation, and co-founder of the Dance Ready Project, an online hub for tools and resources for dancers. I’d say she keeps herself busy, in the best way!

    Passion turned career

    Dr. Danelle’s 39 years in the dance world fueled her passion to work with dancers’ injuries, after overcoming an injury herself. She has combined her passion for dance with her skills in orthopedics to work with thousands of dancers and other athletes, at the pre-professional level and professional levels. 
    She lives in Washington D.C, where her company, Performance Plus, is located in the heart of downtown. She frequently travels to Trinidad, where she was born, to visit family and friends. 
    Tune in as we discuss her winding journey to finding the world of Physical Therapy and why she is so passionate about mentoring other minority business women who are facing similar pitfalls that she has overcome.
    In this episode we discuss:
    The story of how she became Dr. Danelle Dickson, PT, DPTThe Dance Ready Project and Black Female FoundationAn injury that changed her career path and directionThe impact a PT can have on someone’s life Generational impact that comes from helping someone heal physically  Why people may fear niching down + its ultimate benefitsPitfalls and difficulties for females of color in the business and PT worldCulture, race, and seeing America from a different lensThe ABCs she teaches in her mentorship programWomen helping other women in business Follow Danelle on Instagram on all three of her handles: @3ptdc, @blackfemalefoundation, and @dancereadyproject. Be sure to head over to Danelle’s website to learn more about Performance Plus as well!
    Looking for advice and resources to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Performance Plus Physical TherapyDance Ready ProjectBlack Female FoundationDancing around Elephants PodcastThanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast! 
    Interested in being a guest on a future Female Friday episode? Email me at Christa@pilatesinthegrove.com!

    • 53 min
    2022... Help Me Help You - Christa answers questions LIVE from IG!

    2022... Help Me Help You - Christa answers questions LIVE from IG!

    Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED and happy new year! Today I am going to answer some questions that some of our Instagram followers have posted. These questions focus on areas that you could have the most interest in learning this 2022. 
     
    I know that all of us have gone through a lot in the previous year. Some of us have stories of success while some have had ups and downs. I hope this episode will be helpful to you as you start this brand-new year for you and your business.
     
    Let’s talk about…
    Setting achievable and stretch goals for 2022Setting your prices appropriately for your marketThe importance of hiring and onboarding the right people in your businessStaying consistent with social media posting and content makingHow to stay positive as you grow your business

    Looking for advice and resource to help you market and grow your clinic or client based business? Visit my website or follow me on Instagram!
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review for the show to help other female fitness and wellness professionals find our podcast!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Katie Moise ,

Great listen for business owners

I just started a cash based PT practice this last year and am always looking to grow as a business owner! I just started listening to this podcast but I’m excited to dive into my episodes and continue learning.

HilaryGPT ,

Authentic and relatable!

Congrats on your 100th episode! Love listening and learning from you on my way to work. So many golden nuggets!

Natasha.slcpt ,

Helpful and tangible advice!

Christa give real and tangible advice for business owners from a no nonsense female voice. A breath of fresh air from “bro” dominated world!

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