How is your relationship with food? Is it healthy and balanced? Or are you on some restrictive diet or another? Feeling healthy and full of vitality is something we may long for, yet not know how to achieve. With so much information at our fingertips and so many crazy diet fads coming and going, it’s no wonder that so many struggle in this area. Nutritionist Kimberley Wright is passionate about supporting women on their health journey, creating tailored plans for each individual that will work for them uniquely. Her aim is to get you back to loving yourself, and learning ways to support your physical and emotional health along the way – without deprivation. We spoke to Kimberley Wright about her wonderful business.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
I was actually in a corporate marketing role for 12 years before deciding to go back to University and study Nutritional Medicine. I always knew I wanted to work with women during pregnancy and the postnatal period, but is was after having two young children of my own that I became even more passionate about supporting women during this season of their life. I don’t believe our current medical model is adequate in providing the physical or emotional support new mothers need to really thrive and lean into their new role in life. I feel this is where I step in and offer not just nutritional guidance, but also acceptance, understanding, nurturing, and education.
I don’t believe our current medical model is adequate in providing the physical or emotional support new mothers need to really thrive and lean into their new role in life.
The Launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
I started out leasing a room in a multi-modality clinic a few days a week. I’ve continued working in that clinic, but also have a couple of days each week that I work from home now that my online consultations and plans have taken off.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
Moving to online consultations meant that I was no longer limited to only helping those women in my local area. I really am so passionate about health education, and now working with women across the globe feels great, like my message is really getting out there.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
It can be difficult at times, I think anyone working in their own small business can fall into the trap of always being “available” and never really being able to switch off. For me, I don’t believe there is ever a true balance, but making sure I am truly present in whatever role I play that day is the best way to get close.
So, when I am in clinic and working with clients, I am fully there – they get all of me. The days I am home with my kids, I make a conscious effort to be truly present with them. I set times to check my phone, respond to messages and emails on those days, and as my clients are generally in the same season, they tend to understand if I haven’t answered the phone on the first ring! If I do find I spend a little longer on the phone those days, I have two little people that let me know they’re not happy, and it’s a good reminder to take that step back.