- Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
Hi I’m Rachel, I live in Huddersfield, England. I am the founder of Rachel Devereux, Health Nursing.
2.What is your business about?
I work with groups and individuals to help habit changes, in a view of preventing future ill-health, I have had some success in reversal of symptoms of chronic illness, but my main focus is creating health now that is sustainable in our modern-day lives.
3.What made you get into this line of business?
I did a master’s degree in Long-term conditions, this was supposed to support me in my future career progression in nursing people with long-term conditions. However it highlighted that the majority of the NHS budget, and nursing time was spent on these debilitating life limiting illnesses – and many of them are preventable, or better managed if you treat consistently with good diet and lifestyle.
The UK health system is budget based, and many people were complaining that they didn’t fit the criteria for assessment or early intervention. That their General Practitioner ignored their symptoms, or that they didn’t bother the GP out of compassion for how over worked our community/primary health care practitioners are. Friends were taking vitamins without knowing if their body was deficient, and some were on medications with horrendous side effects, that needed a further medication to combat.
Whilst studying I also produced 2 children which awoke my more natural side – and my maternal instinct is high. I realised the mortality of self, and the mortality of off-spring, and wanted/needed to protect them and their environment from harsh chemicals, toxins and a toxic work life balance. I want to show them a great work ethic – but not at the detriment of their or my happiness.
At the end of my degree I set up a sling library, hiring baby and child slings at low-cost to parents – my feel good, give back not for profit venture. I also, after 8 years of loyal customer, joined a MLM company, ENJO, showing the benefits of cleaning without chemicals. As I learnt more from this business I saw the potential for my own coaching role delivering truly holistic health care, with a personal nurse to ensure you are on the right track and that you are making the changes in the best place for you, without burnout or overwhelm. I handed my notice in and began training myself in business development. I have now seen how powerful all three roles are as the health impacts I have through changing the cleaning regime are immense!
4.What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
Ha ha, yes I have a power routine. It fluctuates in effectiveness. But I have a flexible wish list of morning to ensure that I and my children get the best.
My goal is for 5am and a Hal Elrod style miracle morning. My reality is often a yoga pose with 2 children dangling from me, or my notebook affectionately named “drawing mummy”.
5.What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Believe in yourself.
6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?
Nobody Told Me – Hollie McNish
The Politics of Breastfeeding – Gabrielle Palmer
I’m very saddened by the way our westernised society disadvantages mothers in so many ways. And that influence is damaging the developing countries too. The Politics of Breastfeeding demonstrates how no individual family have failed to breastfeed, society and massive corporations have undermined our powerful motherhood. I am pro-choice, pro-feeding babies. Breast was our family decision, but I respect your outcome too.
If that doesn’t appeal then
The life changing magic of tidying – Marie Kondo.
7.Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
I have a free Home Health Checklist via my website mail list. This is coming along with 12 weekly emails that help you understand the checklist.
There is a sneaky 20% off code for an hours consultation with me, so why not book the free initial chat and see if we’re a good match.
8.What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
I have awesome alarms to remind me of my goals and my mindset.
9.What do you love most about helping others?
I am a nurse, it’s a way of life and something that came up time and time again in career profiles. I was the mother hen, the protector and the fixer at school. I was also the chief tree swing tester. It lights me up to get messages saying I haven’t needed my blue inhaler for 2 weeks or my eczema has improved.
10.Your favourite quote?
You choose how you feel, react and think. – not sure if anyone else has ever said it so maybe its mine.
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