Ted Kallmyer: HealthyEater.com Founder

Ted Kallmyer Highlights

Ted Kallmyer Highlights

My Q&A Profile: The Native Influence

How did you get into the industry?

After finishing my career as a biology teacher, I decided to take a break and travel the world. I ended up in New Zealand where I began helping a friend with his diet and fitness blogs back in 2008. Given my professional interest in science and my personal interest in fitness and health, it was a perfect fit and this has allowed me to be able to redirect my love for education by being able to teach people how to live their healthiest lives.

My Career Advice?

I think the best advice that I can give others is to always let helping others be your primary motivation. As soon as the primary focus shifts to “making money” or “making a name for yourself” your business won’t survive. People want to be valued and if your customers feel like they are just a number, it won’t take long for you to start having fewer customers. Success happens after being diligent in helping your clients succeed.

Samir Becic: HealthFitnessRevolution.com Founder & ReSYNC® Method Creator


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How did you get into the industry? I’ve been in sports my whole life, but became very serious when I came from Europe to America and started working for Bally’s, the largest fitness corporation in the world. Because no one believed I could become the number 1 trainer in the country, I used it as motivation to propel my career.

Career Advice? Have true compassion for your clients and their best interest at heart, always! This will not only lead to career success but also personal fulfillment.

Daniel Pompa: TRUE CELLULAR DETOX™ Founder


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How did you get into the industry? From “pain to purpose” is the theme. I had fractured my neck when I was young which led me to become interested in chiropractic, and later my mercury poisoning experience drove me to the discovery of True Cellular Detox™.

Career Advice? 1. Find out your Why. Hint, start by looking at your pain (“from pain to purpose”) 2.  Don’t make it about you. Your dream must be bigger than just increasing your own quality of life.

Micky Sivapruksa: Flexi Lexi Founder


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How did you get into the industry?

Flexi Lexi Fitness started when I was pregnant with my first son Troy in 2014. I was practicing prenatal yoga and found that the sports bras were really too tight definitely for pregnant ladies whose breasts usually increase a few cups. I was at the point where I was wearing a bikini instead of a sports bra. That’s when I was thinking that maybe we could invent a “bralette” – like a sports bra but gives not too much support (medium) and 100% comfort and also style. That was when Flexi Lexi started with the first yoga Lexi bralettes. Then the other lines came soon after.

Career Advice? Never ever say “it’s not my job”. I think it’s always beneficial to learn new skills and learn new things. It makes you resourceful and helps you acquire versatile skills.

Athena Perrakis: Sage Goddess Founder & CEO


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How did you get into the industry? Ironically, I never thought I was getting into the industry. My life has been this long process of following my heart’s desires and my soul’s deepest calling, which was to work with crystals and essential oils as a means of healing and supporting our planet. I have studied metaphysics since I was 14. So the past 30 years have been a fertile learning and breeding ground for my own evolution and exploration. I did what I loved, and it landed me here.

Career Advice? Most importantly, you have to authentically love what you do. I work so hard – 7 days a week, sometimes into the wee hours – and I have 2 kids, a husband, friends, aging parents, and health challenges I have had to overcome. If I didn’t love Sage Goddess, passionately and insanely, there’s no way I could maintain my work schedule or survive the pressures on me. Do something new, and love it hard.

Eric Yaverbaum: Ericho Communications Founder & CEO, best selling author & national television pundit


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Career Advice? Put on a thick skin. Nobody is going to hold your hand, and nobody is going to be nice to you. Earn it. Every single solitary day.. Keep going. That actually works. And stop taking everything so personally. I take an approach to teambuilding that’s basically this: if I’m not the dumbest one in the room, I’m in the wrong room. I hire people who can elevate me, instead of people I can feel better than. That’s how you learn, and I love how smart my staff is. Every single one of them is smarter than me, and that’s by design. That generates real value; if everyone agrees, nothing happens. But if smart people disagree, the challenge leads to better solutions. I call it intellectual fiction; I want to rub intellects together and see the magic happen. Lastly, don’t shy away from trouble. Run right to the eye of the storm; that’s where you need to be.

Connor Young: Ample Founder & CEO


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My Goal of the Day: Identify and complete the most important task on my to do list. I think about what I want to get done that month and how that translates into the single most important item each day. If I am constantly working to complete the most important and essential tasks each week, this will keep me on track to accomplish monthly goals and solves the problem of overcommitting myself.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I am a complete music nerd and am constantly listening to the Youtube Music app. The user interface and capabilities make this app a must have to stream and enjoy music all day.

Hannah Habes: Matchaful Founder & Chief Matcha Officer


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My Goal of the Day: Make time to connect with people on my team, friends, family.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Well this one’s easy for me. Matcha + water all the way. I normally drink 2-3 cups of matcha a day. Sometimes I’ll add a little collagen, he shou wu, or rhodiola to my matcha and I love topping it off with a little of NotMilk’s fresh almond milk.

What are you doing at 6 AM: Waking up. I start each day writing out my list of to-dos. This helps me stay focused and clear throughout the day. Because I only spend about 10% of my day at my desk, I need to be very organized about prioritizing what needs to get done each day.

Viorica Marian: Psycholinguist, Cognitive Scientist, Northwestern University professor


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My Thought of the Day: This quote by Albert Camus: “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

What should everyone try at least once? Traveling to a new place. Learning another language. It is amazing how the simple act of learning another language can open our minds to new perspectives, cultures, and ways of thinking and can change how we see others and the world. It can also open the door to new relationships and adventures. I think if politicians knew another language and were exposed to other cultures the world would be better.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  In a museum. In music. In love. 

Paula Tursi: Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga Founder


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My Thought of the Day: I am love and limitless

What should everyone try at least once? To be honest even when it feels really uncomfortable. As humans we avoid the truth because we down like the feel of confrontation. When I have pushed through that and did so with love it made a huge difference. Next to that it would say eye gazing with someone you really care about. Its amazing!  

Where do you enjoy getting lost? In the woods. There is nothing better for me than taking a hike smelling the trees. It truly feels like god to me.

Jayne Dean: Somatic psychotherapist, Marriage/Family therapist, Movement therapist, Play therapist & Spiritual director


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My Goal of the Day: Connect with a higher power, a source bigger than me.

My Tip of the Day: Trust the wisdom of the body. Make time to connect inward, with the deep self and the vast, rich internal world.

What should everyone try at least once?Aerial yoga.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  In the creative process: Whether I am planning a workshop, an aerial yoga/aerial acrobatics class or yoga dance class, I love the twists, turns and discoveries of the creative process and can spend hours in preparation. I find it very nourishing on so many levels.

Kristin Meekhof: Lifestyle Coach & Author


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My Goal of the Day: Create something.

My Thought of the Day: “The world is your beautiful younger sister.” U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Lately, I’ve been making these kale salads (I know, cue eye roll) with butternut squash, beets, garbanzo beans, quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, no dressing. And I have an apple for dessert. I love being able to be at home most days for lunch, and I use that time to catch up on emails while I eat.

What should everyone try at least once? Meditation 

Rosalia Chann: Celebrity Trainer & Holistic Healer


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My Deed of the Day: Spread Kindness

My Tip of the Day: Begin with the end in mind and leave room for flexibility and magic.

What are you doing at: 6:00 AM – Still sleeping. I wake up around 6:30/7am and do my morning routine before any appointments. The time that I take to self-care, get grounded and prep for my day is very important and paramount to the outcome of my day. My routine includes Water/hydration, Daily Gratitude List, a meditation that varies in length and stretching + activating my body. Not looking at my phone is a work in progress.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? In my Spiritual practice

Cecilia Dintino: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center

My NativeAdVert:

Cecilia Dintino is a psychologist and drama therapist in private practice in New York City. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, The Women’s Program, and adjunct faculty with New York University’s Program in Drama Therapy.

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