Spotlight on: Raewyn Guerrero
Meet Raewyn Guerrero, founder of Well Works. In this exclusive interview for Revolancer Magazine, she describes the mission of her company and the importance of having a coach when starting a business. Get to know her story, and please don’t forget to leave a comment below!
Please tell us a bit about who you are and what you do.
I help executive women in business who are struggling with:
– hormonal issues
which robs them of their:
– intimate relationships
– ability to have a family
– or ability to show up fully present and energized for the one they have.
I’ve lived and worked in London, UK between 2001 – 2021. Now I spend my time between Mexico and California and have a 100% online Functional Medicine practice Well Works, which integrates Personalized Nutrition with CBT, Hypnosis and Meditation to bring about rapid transformation in the mental and physical health of individuals and organisations.
Prior to 2017, I spent 6 years as the Global Wellbeing Manager at a multi-national bank, developing group wellness programmes for those struggling with 21st Century chronic health conditions, such as stress, anxiety, depression, IBS, back and neck pain, and obesity.
In 2012, I introduced 6 week Mindful Awareness workshops to employees with the aim of reducing stress, and improving focus, clarity and creativity, and facilitated regular Balance at Barclays weekly drop-in meditation sessions.
This was a huge achievement as meditation at that time was very much taboo. I was a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mindfulness in the Workplace from 2015 – 2016 tasked with making stress reduction and anxiety a priority for Government Policy and Public Health.
I also struggled with these things before I found Functional Medicine!
I’d tried Acupuncture, Reiki, cleanses, even became vegetarian and saw all manner of medical and alternative health practitioners. But nothing really shifted until I started following a science-backed framework that identified my stressors, repaired my gut and healed my anxiety, IBS and hormones HOLISTICALLY, by addressing my stress, my sleep, and my nutrition.
Now, I get to share that same process with others — and celebrate their life-changing results!
How and when did you get started?
In 2011, I got this huge opportunity while working in HR at Barclays Capital to create and run a wellbeing program. I didn’t know it then, but that experience is what helped me learn how to set up a business, which I would then implement in 2017 when I set up Well Works, my own business.
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced so far?
Where to invest your time and energy and how to stay focused on ONE thing. It’s so easy to get distracted by every lead / opportunity that comes along. I figured out while in the middle of chasing every shiny thing that came along, that I needed to really just simplify before amplifying. And having my own coach was instrumental in that. She made me create a plan and insisted that I revisit it every time we met, to see if my actions were aligned with what was on the plan! That way, I stayed on task, on mission, and channelled my energy appropriately.
What has been your most satisfying moment so far?
When I enrolled a new client living in Australia, while on the beach in Mexico. Proving that I can work from anywhere, once I have an internet connection.
Would you recommend entrepreneurship to others?
Only if you’ve got a really thick skin and are prepared to invest in yourself and in mentorship and coaching, because you won’t know all the steps you’re meant to take. I recently joined a year long Mastermind and I can’t believe it’s taken me 3+ years to do that. I wish I’d done it from the start!
What was your motivation to become an entrepreneur?
It’s in my blood. My mother’s father ran his own business, and so did my dad. And I had always wanted to run my own practice, since I was 16, I’d just always thought that meant I’d be sitting in an office doing that, but 21st Century technology has made it possible that I can work from anywhere. And when my grandmother got ill, I realized that my parents were getting older and being on the other side of the world so far from them, and only seeing them once a year, wasn’t going to work for me. I needed work where I could create my own schedule and work from anywhere. So when my grandmother passed away, that was a defining moment for me. It took me about a year to get it together after that, as I had many anxieties and fears about venturing out on my own, but in the end I’m glad I worked through all those fears and within a year, I’d changed my life.
What drives you, what motivates you?
Making the world a better place – showing people that they don’t need to be dependent on medication if they are willing to learn and discover what nutrients their bodies need, and make the changes to accommodate that, supported by someone who has been in their shoes.
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