When naturopathy student Amanda Callan moved from a cramped two-bedroom unit in North Bondi to raise her children on a farm on the outskirts of Byron Bay, she realised how delicious a slower pace of existence can be.
Naturopath and Hay House author Cassie Mendoza-Jones learned the hard way about the downside of holding on too tightly and doing it all yourself in business. Since coming back from the brink of burnout and opening her mind to outsourcing select tasks, her work life is soaring. Here she shares with us what she’s learned.
When acupuncturist Adele Bishop met lecturer Jiang Man during her studies she couldn’t have imagined the impact the Chinese medicine guru would have on her future. Jiang quickly spotted Adele’s potential, becoming her mentor, lifelong friend and shaping the way she practiced forever in the process.
With Endeavour’s graduation ceremonies kicking off next month and the next wave of natural health practitioners poised to take their place in the industry, we asked a selection of established business owners which traits they’ve been most impressed by in fresh graduates.
If there is one lesson 27 year old naturopath Emily Seddon has learnt in her career, it is the power of 'just going for it'. Staying true to that mantra saw Emily secure a job working for best selling author Sarah Wilson's business I Quit Sugar in her final year of studies.
Melbourne naturopath Roberta Nelson learnt firsthand about the power of social media as a marketing tool when vitamins giant Blackmores contacted her out of the blue with an enticing offer after becoming a fan of her Instagram account.
Naturopath Hope Foley found herself dreaming of combining her client work with a career in research after a year of working in clinical practice. Here Hope shares why she was one of the first to sign up when Endeavour announced the launch of its Honours degree for Bachelor of Health science graduates, and how it has helped her developed the confidence to dive into a research career.
Nutritionist Samantha Gemmell shares her biggest lessons since striking out as a freelance health writer and nutritional consultant to help others interested in taking the leap to becoming their own boss.