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Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and motivation to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. We hope you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!

Jun 10, 2018

Women Who Went for It: Michelle Wong of The Nonlinear Path
In this episode, Sara talks with Michelle Wong about leaving her cushy (but ill-fitting) corporate software engineering career three times before fully committing to her passion: serving as a wellness and lifestyle strategist. Michelle shares how her understanding of and beliefs about money came into play; she explains network marketing and she gives tips for getting out of your head and into your body. Michelle uniquely blends nutrition, supplementation, intuition, self-care and leadership techniques, all while helping women create a luscious life that aligns with their core values and purpose.
Sara and Michelle discuss:
  • How they know each other
  • Their public speaking group, WomanSpeak
  • Michelle's studies and career in engineering
  • Being drawn to wellness
  • Teaching pilates
  • Dreaming of going back to school to study medicine
  • Worrying about her mortgage
  • Books:Passive income
  • Network marketing
  • Going back to school for naturopathic and Chinese medicine
  • Selling her condo
  • Realizing school wasn't the place for her
  • Choosing to work with USANA Health Sciences
  • The difference between coaching and consulting
  • Michelle's inspirations & role models
  • Michelle's favorite networking groups in the Seattle area
    What it means to be "multi-passionate"
  • How to get out of your head and into your body
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Michelle going back to corporate three times
  • Escaping to Bali and not finding the "Eat, Pray, Love"-style answers she was looking for there
  • Fully committing to USANA Health Sciences
  • The messages Michelle heard about career when she was growing up
  • The illusion of career "stability"
  • The freedom that comes from leaving an unhappy job for something you love
  • The impacts of stress on our bodies
  • Michelle taking her own advice about self-care
  • How she allows herself to be imperfect
  • Helping people get off the sugar roller coaster
  • Wishing she'd had more confidence earlier in her career
  • Narrowing one's focus in life
  • ...and more!
Michelle's full bio:
Michelle Wong mentors women to become the leader of their own lives. She uniquely blends nutrition, supplementation, intuition, self-care and leadership techniques, all while helping people build a thriving wellness business. When not facilitating group programs, and 1:1 business coaching, Michelle can be found dancing NIA or Qoya, OM-ing in a yoga class, strolling around the local farmer's market or reading a book next to her fireplace. Her approach is kind AND fierce, and she won’t let you self-sabotage… It costs you too much of your precious time, energy and abundance. Michelle helps women to create a luscious life that's in alignment with their core values and purpose.