As a Health & Wellness Coach, Jillian Beck-Rogers is all about helping business owners and leaders get their health back on track with food, movement, and mindset in order to squash self-doubt and feel confident. She is a former fashion industry pro turned Certified Health & Life Coach. She is also a lover of rock climbing, healthy cooking, traveling, and indulging in Bravo TV while sipping on an almond-coconut latte. Although she grew up in Kansas and then lived in New York City for many years, she now lives with her husband in Los Angeles.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I grew up outside of Kansas City and always dreamed of working in fashion since I can remember. I made that dream happen by going to Savannah College of Art & Design and getting a degree in fashion design, then working in New York City for many years after. I worked on the design team for a large women’s clothing company, but a few years in I realized this was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I felt unfulfilled by what I was spending so much of my time doing. That’s why I quit my career in fashion to pursue something that felt more meaningful to me and aligned with my desire to put more GOOD out into the world, instead of just more “stuff.”
Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”
Health, nutrition, and fitness have long been passions of mine, and I wanted to help other women feel empowered and confident. When I discovered health coaching, I felt a calling because it combined so many of my passions and allowed me the freedom to create my own business helping other people.
And honestly the pandemic was what lit the fire underneath me. The uncertainty of the job market and what was going on in the world made me realize there was no true “security” in my 9-5 job. The time to try building my own business was now or never.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
Right now I work with clients all over the world 1:1 to help them get their health back on track. I take them through my program and help them discover what to eat, how to move their body, and the mindset they need in order to feel confident.
I work primarily with business owners and leaders because I know how hard it is to be in that role. You have to juggle so much at once and it’s easy for your self care to go out the window. But it’s so important to take care of your health and well-being first, otherwise you’ll just burn out.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
I’m proud of my further education and becoming a Certified Health & Life Coach. I also think it’s a personal achievement for me in how resilient I’ve become since starting my business. Entrepreneurs are badasses! It’s an ongoing journey with so much more to learn, but I feel I’m a better person than I was a couple years ago because of it.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
I would love to see more kindness, compassion, and inclusion in the world. I think we’ve seen a lot of leadership in the past few years that has glorified a lack of kindness and inclusion, and it’s hurting us as humans. As cheesy as it may sound, I would love to see more people act out of love and kindness on a regular basis, even in the tiniest ways.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?
Women make such a difference in this world. We’re often underestimated or undervalued, and sometimes that’s by the voice inside our own head. Being an entrepreneur is challenging in so many ways, and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. So support each other in this journey and work to build each other up, rather than looking at others around you as competition. You have something to offer that is unique, so there’s room for everyone. As the saying goes—a rising tide lifts all boats.
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
If more women out there felt confident in their value and what they have to offer, this world would change for the better.
Know you’re not alone if you feel imposter syndrome or self-doubt—we all feel that! But don’t let it hold you back from sharing your gifts with the world. You are capable of more than you give yourself credit for, and what you do matters.