We had the good fortune of connecting with Allison Tibbs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Allison, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As an entrepreneur, I have realized that there were times when “pushing”, “hustling”, and “grinding” were necessary and important for me to build my business and my business. However, if I could go back in time, I would have told myself to create more harmony between times of work and times of rest.

I see many people, especially entrepreneurs, who have adopted the belief that to achieve success you must sacrifice your health, happiness, and relationships. They work long days and late nights, along with either skipping meals and precious hours of sleep, in hopes to be able to accomplish more in a day. This tends to have a negative impact on their physical and mental health. This is where burnout, overwhelm, stress, low energy, and other health issues start to show up.

I often remind my clients, who usually come to me looking for support with prioritizing their wellbeing, to create more space for rest and self care. I tell them that they can’t pour from an empty cup and by taking better care of themselves they are able to show up as their best for their job, their relationships, but also to support their physical and mental health.

Burnout is real and usually it comes to a head because we lack proper balance and boundaries. It takes a lot of courage to slow down, lean into stillness, and say “no” to things when our plates are full. However, it is when are brave enough to prioritizing our physical and mental health that we are able to step into a space where are healthy, happy, and fulfilled.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m grateful for my journey – starting off in Corporate America working for a large global media company in the early 2000s then leaving that job to pursue entrepreneurship to partnering with tech companies and lifestyle brands. I’ve acquired so many skills, uncovered so many passions, and met, coached, trained, and collaborated with some of the most amazing people. Through my journey, my passions, and my own experiences I’ve been able to create a business that truly aligns with my values to help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives as a Wellness Coach.

My company, Nourished Life Coaching & Consulting, is a perfect blend of wellness coaching and life coaching for women who have accomplished a lot in their lives but have neglected their own needs and struggle to take care of their physical & mental health. My approach is holistic in nature, focusing on more than just working out and eating healthy, but looking at the whole person and understanding how their mindset, habits, and environment impact their wellbeing.

It is the same process I used for my own journey after leaving Corporate America, where I was unhealthy, unhappy, and unfulfilled, and doing my part to learn, study, and get certified in various wellness applications and life coaching programs to help myself. Then I decided to pay it forward to help others as a coach and personal trainer. Now, I work with women all over the world to help them with their wellbeing and it truly lights me up every single day!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Grabbing coffee – Sea Salt Caramel Latte – from Rubies and Diamonds is the best way to start any day in LA. It’s the perfect temperature, not too sweet, and has the perfect blend of the creaminess of the caramel with a hint of salt. Hot or iced, you can’t go wrong. Then I make my way to Runyon Canyon for some cardio with great views of LA. No matter what your fitness level is, there is something for everyone.

After a hike, fueling up the body is a must and that is where Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose is a must! The food is delicious, flavorful, and there is something for everyone. The breakfast potatoes are perfection and everyone loves their French Toast.

If shopping is on the books, hit up The Grove, where you can shop while also getting fresh air and sunshine, plus bump into celebrities. You can also grab a cocktail or glass of wine at one of the al fresco bars or grab a late lunch or happy hour at Alma, a delicious Mexican restaurant with delicious food and cocktails. The lobster enchiladas are super filling and flavorful.

End your day with more amazing views heading to a rooftop bar either at I/O at The Godfrey Hotel or Mama Shelter.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Earlier this year, I read “We Should All Be Millionaires” by Rachel Rodgers and it was a game changer for me, because it really highlighted the importance of achieving and creating wealth as a means to be able to do more in the world. My biggest takeaway was understanding the true value of having time and the power of delegation. I started to delegate and outsource a lot of tasks that took up a lot of time but weren’t generating revenue for my business. Through this process, which was scary at times, it did start to free up time for me to focus on the things that truly lit me up in my business and I also had even more time to focus on self care activities. It helped me to lean even deeper into creating more balance in my life and I was able to grow my business and have a bigger impact.

Website: www.allisontibbs.com

Instagram: instagram.com/allisontibbs

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/allisontibbs

Image Credits
Brittany Jean Photography

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