We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Michelle Nouraei | Nurse, Diabetes Specialist and Personal Trainer

Type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease. There is hope, but medication is not the answer. Diet and lifestyle changes are the key. As a nurse I can honestly say that most of the medical professionals and dietitians have been, and continue to give the wrong advice when it comes to type 2 diabetes. I am so passionate about what I do, motivated to educate and ready to challenge the conventional wisdom. Read more>>

Erika Wallace | Mom & Youtuber

Being a Youtuber is so much more work than you would think. When we were first thinking about starting our channel, we thought it would be a breeze. Little did we know how time consuming, and all encompassing it would be. It has literally taken over our lives, in ways that we never knew it could. Read more>>

Carmen Curtis | Aerial Yoga Thought Leader and Founder of AIReal Yoga™

As the founder of a leading aerial yoga brand, AIReal Yoga™, what most people do not realize is that aerial yoga is for everyBody, all levels, all ages. AIReal Yoga™ is safer and more accessible than traditional floor yoga. This shocks most people. Slowly in the mainstream people are realizing that all body shapes and ages can do yoga, but most people still think “aerial yoga” is just for the young, fit and crazy. Why I love Aerial Yoga and why I am so passionate about sharing it and teaching it, is because it makes yoga accessible. It can make yoga easier, safer and yes it can make it more fun too. But, ultimately it can make yoga poses available to everyone at every level, therefore an opportunity for more people to find wellness physically and mentally. As a Founder I have to keep learning and growing, studying and sharing. As a thought leader for aerial yoga, I have to be ahead of the game, as I teach students, I teach teachers, I teach teachers to teach other teachers, and I help people open business and studios. Read more>>

Sunny Moon | Illustrator

When I say I’m an artist, people often think that I work at a studio alone, brainstorming about an art project. However, a project is mostly about communication. It is important to be able to understand the needs of clients, communicate how I’m going to visualize their ideas, and express it through the art styles that can pursue the idea further. Translating what a client is communicating verbally, or through written words to a visual art work often requires narrowing down different ideas into one solid idea. An artist has to be able to keep the original idea that a client wants to express, but polish it into a better form through communication. Read more>>

Connie Jones-Steward | Wedding Officiant & Marriage Coach

I don’t think that most people are aware of the time commitment that a professional officiant makes to each couple’s wedding. From start to finish I spend at least 15 hours preparing my most customized ceremonies. And that’s not even including travel and any post ceremony assistance that may be needed. Read more>>

Brandon Brown | Guitarist, Composer & Producer

I think that a lot of people think that people are very hard to reach. But the reality is that a lot off industry execs and big-wigs are more than happy to connect with up-and-comers and give them advice or even connect them to their peers. If you’re sitting at home thinking “wow I would love to get in contact with this person”, then check all their socials, do a google search, try Rocket Reach and you might be able to find an email address. Don’t be put off by the thought of ‘cold-emailing’ someone. The worst they can do is not respond. Read more>>