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Wellness Pro Podcast with Cate Stillman

Feb 14, 2018

In this Changemaker Career Clarity session, Carly Banks chats with Brodie Welch about the value of establishing a tribe. Brodie is a Yoga Health Coach and Chinese medicine practitioner who has recognized how much easier and faster her clients evolve when they are supported by a group of their peers. As a coach, working with a “tribe” makes her job easier and much more enjoyable and allows her to work from anywhere.

Motivation wanes quickly. To effect real change, you need the support of like-minded people working toward similar goals - a tribe. Within a tribe, people identify their similarities, establish meaningful connections, and support one another on their personal growth paths. As a yoga health coach, leading a tribe makes your job easier and holds you accountable to your own high standards.


What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How a establishing a tribe makes your job as a yoga health coach so much easier and much more fun.
  • Why the YHC annual ticket model is valuable to you and your clients.
  • How our tribe helps us overcome our fear of or resistance to identity evolution.



Show Highlights:

  • 3:20 - Motivation wanes quickly. Change happens so much faster when you’re working with a group of people heading towards the same goal.
  • 5:00 - The YHC annual ticket model allows new coaching group members to immediately drop into an energy of momentum towards growth, and your clients will see the value in that.
  • 6:22 - As coaches, it’s so much easier working with a group of people who support and motivate one another.
  • 6:45 - People are craving opportunities to be together, and yoga health coaching lets you provide them with fun ways to do that.
  • 7:12 - Yoga health coaching allows you the freedom and mobility to work from anywhere.
  • 8:20 - Trying to evolve in our externally oriented, yang-addicted culture requires bringing like-minded people together.
  • 9:10 - Women in particular benefit from being part of a tribe because they are able to identify with the circumstances, struggles, and challenges of other women.
  • 10:20 - Being part of a tribe gives us permission to evolve our identity.
  • 11:40 - As a yoga health coach, leading a group holds YOU accountable to your own high standards.
  • 12:50 - As members of the yoga health coaching tribe, we inspire and are inspired by each other.


Your Favorite Quotes

  • “What you do every day makes more of a difference in how you end up feeling than what any practitioner can do in an office visit, no matter how powerful.” --- Brodie Welch
  • “We have an 85% better chance of reaching our goals if we do things with a group rather than on our own.” --- Carly Banks
  • “I see self care as a feminist issue.” --- Brodie Welch
  • “People are able to see themselves in each other, and oftentimes in people with very different life circumstances. --- Brodie Welch
  • Bringing together this group of like minded individuals who have this same set of goals to get to this point of how they want to feel . . . it’s just such a beautiful thing. --- Carly Banks

Guest BIO:

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular bodymind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She leads self-care bootcamp programs to help women bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.