We had the good fortune of connecting with Valerie A. Mills and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Valerie A., we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks means stepping ‘outside of the box’ and then constantly taking action to invite the ‘thing’ you stepped outside of the box to attain.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My business origin stems from a couple of events. The first is that from 8 months of age through my mid twenties, I dealt with severe eczema dermatitis. Nothing that was prescribed ever brought lasting resolution. In my mind, going to nursing school would allow me the opportunity to learn and then teach others how to have relief from their health challenges. In reality, secondly, that didn’t happen on the level I envisioned. My business is focused on educating, empowering individuals of faith to create ‘executable habits of health’ that produces wellness from the inside out. See, my personal journey with eczema dermatitis taught me that ‘it’s deeper than a skin issue’. My resolution came by learning how to release health by getting to the root of the matter. This came when I learned the value of giving attention to my spirit being, my physical being, and my mind-soul being. Secondly, during my years of hospital bedside nursing, in my perception, the patients I most frequently looked after were people of color and professing members and leaders in the Faith community getting more sick instead of more well. That picture didn’t measure up to the scriptural description of life and health I learned of. There are many health and wellness coaches on various levels. I am totally aware that the competition is real. That’s why I don’t compete. I’m just me. The choices I’ve made to even be where I am have not been comfortable or easy. Not everyone welcomes what I have to offer. However, my systematic approach to living and continuing to be successful is established in my motto, “Unblock & Unlock, Release & Reclaim’ and ‘If you change nothing, nothing will change’. What I do isn’t just coaching. It’s empowerment for living. One of my recent clients who has some serious health challenges and multiply medical practitioners, brought me to tears when she spoke these words. “You’ve given me hope”,
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would ride to the mountains to spend a couple of nights at the Chetola Resort and Spa to be pampered with massages and acupuncture. I like Asian food. On the way back, stop through Hickory and eat at NY Hibachi Grill because it has options for everyone. We would take a walk through the mall. Another day we would ride to visit the shops in Fancy Gap, come back through Mount Airy. Eat in the park. They have nice walking trails. We would have a day of bowling, laser tag in Huntersville. We have to have an evening of go-karting, and arcading. We would end the week with me preparing the meal from scratch and watching action movies with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham or the Bulletproof series.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
It might sound like a cliche but I would not be here in this opportunity without the love and plan of my Heavenly Father and Savior Yeshua ha Maschiach. I am blessed me with a supportive family and special friends that continually encourage me. However, I must give a special shoutout to my greatest supporter…my mom. She is always right with me when I come up with a new health program, meal plan, or a new recipe. Most importantly, she is always praying for me.
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