We had the good fortune of connecting with Nikki Ostrower and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nikki, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I’ve always been a risk-taker as I find it thrilling. I’ll get ideas and won’t fully know how to execute everything, but I trust that as long as I take daily actions towards the goal, outsource what I don’t know, and educate myself, all will fall into place. I also have coaches to help guide me when I start to feel stuck so that I stay connected to all possibilities.
In both my personal and professional life, the greatest rewards I’ve received have come with the greatest risks. I successfully opened a Brick-and-mortar in the heart of Manhattan offering Nutrition Coaching, Workshops, Infrared Sauna, Reiki, and Chiropractic Care. During the Pandemic, I pivoted and took a huge leap of faith, closing said Brick-and-mortar to focus on offering Virtual services across the country when I knew people needed it most.
And my favorite risky reward has been focusing time and attention on the power of Acupressure Ear Seeds and creating at-home kits. It’s a simple, affordable way for me to ship wellness straight to everyone’s door and help them experience relief from addiction, stress and anxiety, weight gain, depression, insomnia, and more while being simultaneously fashionable. My risk paid off, as Ear Seeds have been highlighted by Kim Kardashian and went viral 3 times and counting. So I took yet another risk and put together everything I know in one place so that other business owners can benefit from ear seeds as a staple for their clients: https://naowellness.faire.com/user/sign-up
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
In my early 20s, I left a dead-end corporate job selling copiers door-to-door and admitted myself to a treatment center for an eating disorder. Since seeking treatment for ED and being in recovery, I’ve made it my mission to bring healing to others struggling with food addiction and ED. I’ve been a Nutritionist for over a decade helping thousands of clients with their health. Speaking from a place of loving truth and walking the talk, I rely on behavior-based coaching to deliver life-changing “straight talk” to my clients so they get the results they want.
What makes my approach unique is combining science-based nutritional counseling, structured support and accountability, and personalization. Knowing that every client is different, I consider physical biomarkers, lifestyle, behavioral habits, and long-term goals before customizing their plan. Along the way, consistent accountability and an emphasis on emotional and spiritual growth support my clients through any challenges. It’s this whole-person approach that drives lasting change.
My corporate wellness program has helped companies like Hitachi, American Express, Salesforce, Robin Hood Foundation, JPMorgan, Nike, Lion Tree, TJX and more to achieve marked improvements in workplace wellness and productivity. I’ve also been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, SHAPE, Well + Good, Forbes, InStyle, and more for health and wellness expertise.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my bestie Sabrina to Terranea Resort. On trips to visit her we always eat delicious healthy meals, get quality sleep and rejuvenation, run on the beach, walk along the promenade, bike together, paddleboard, and catch up on girl talk while we watch the latest on Netflix. But on a particular visit when I wanted a Spa getaway, Terranea provided the gorgeous coastal views, luxurious spa menu, and healthy dining I craved. Their guest rooms offer suites, villas, casitas, and private bungalows. They also offer 8 restaurants, 4 ocean view pools, a fitness center, and a golf course.
When you arrive at Terranea, you feel like a million bucks. You pull into epic, breathtaking ocean views, and a grand Mediterranean entrance surrounded by tropical foliage. It’s stunning, to say the least! Our luxurious spa experience included a full body massage, salt cave, steam room, jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, and lounge. One of my favorite restaurant experiences was Solviva with its farm-to-table sustainable options. As a Nutritionist, I want to eat vibrant, healthy, delicious food wherever I go, so this place met all of my desires and more.
To read about my entire experience there, click here!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, support, and devotion of my amazing husband Matt, and my beautiful daughter Emma. My first role in life is “Wife and Mom”, then CEO. Everything I do is for my family and the well-being of my clients. My Mom has also always been my biggest cheerleader. As a kid, I watched her grow a successful clothing business and she showed me the way, inspiring me to be the businesswoman I am today.
Other: Google Reviews: https://www.google.com/search?q=nao+wellness+google+reviews&oq=nao+wellness+google+reviews&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.1744j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x89c259ea80c636bf:0xdca8e1aee300b7ee,1,,, Ear Seed Shop: https://naowellness.com/ear-seed-kits/#!/NAO-Wellness-Ear-Seed-Kits/c/63789002