Guest Host Sarah Gray Interviews Shohreh for the Podcast’s First Anniversary | #57

Aug 4, 2020

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This week is the podcast’s one-year anniversary! In celebration of this achievement, I invited my long-time friend and client, Sarah Gray, to guest host the pod and interview me for a change. Sarah and I have known each other since our middle school band days and she does interviews all the time for her work as a writer and editor, so it was a joy to have her on the podcast in a hosting capacity.

Before I get into the content of this episode, I want to thank you, the listener, for your love and support over the past year. Putting out an episode a week has essentially been an unpaid part-time job, and it hasn’t been easy. Your positive feedback and encouragement have helped me keep going, even when I wanted to quit. With your help, I know that Redefining Health & Wellness will continue to thrive for many years to come.

We discussed:

  • The steps I’ve taken to run an ethical, feminist, and social justice-oriented business.
  • What it’s like to work with me as a coach, and what I’m looking for in an ideal client.
  • Why honesty and communication are such important pieces of the coach/client relationship.
  • Some of the struggles I’ve had to overcome in running my business, including drastically changing my career.
  • The righteous rage that motivates me to keep going in my work, even when it’s tough.
  • How I like to spend my time when I’m not working.
  • What I’m envisioning for the future of my business and work, including my brand new Patreon.
  • Why I think it’s important to not get too caught up in your initial judgments and assumptions about people.
  • The Leslie Knope within me.

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 Sarah Gray (she/her) is a writer and editor currently working for a nonprofit Texas educators’ association. She is passionate about public education, the NBA, Minnesota and Scotland, and rewatching The Office and Parks and Recreation an unhealthy amount of times. Sarah doesn’t understand why she isn’t an orca or a tree, but that’s a topic for another day. You can find Sarah on Instagram and Twitter.

Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) is a certified intuitive eating counselor, certified personal trainer, and a rainbow glitter bomb of a human. Through her online coaching and consulting work, Shohreh helps people give diet culture the finger so they can focus more on the people, projects, and passions that light them up. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, singing emo music at the top of her lungs, playing with her two pups, crafting, trapezing, gardening, and baking. You can find Shohreh on Instagram.

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