Passion and Connection E23
The guests on this month’s episode of Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast shared inspiring and passionate stories of entrepreneurship, community, purpose, and connection.
Host, Kelly Lorenzen, was joined on-air by special guests Jennifer Burwell, owner of Mother & Founder Co, Lisa Heath co-owner of Intentional Foods, and Alyssa Leon, owner of Cherry Blossom Doula Services, LLC.
If you are a business owner, Arizona resident, parent, suffer from food allergies, or soon-to-be new parent, you won’t want to miss this episode. These amazing women-business owners tell all!
Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast is sponsored by KLM Consulting, Marketing, and Project management.
Mother & Founder Co specializes in helping small business owners & busy women go from overwhelmed & stuck to focused & free. We offer business strategy, workshops, 1:1 coaching, and trauma integration services. Helping women own who they are and define all of their “ands” to build a life well lived is our passion.
Jennifer Burwell has been helping small business owners build healthy teams and create winning strategies for nearly a decade. As a mother to 3 kids under the age of 6, Jennifer knows the challenges that come with being a mother and an entrepreneur.
Her passion is helping women and small businesses thrive in order to create solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. She firmly believes that mothers possess an enormous amount of creativity, resilience and innovation…all the things that make up a great entrepreneur.
The challenge in tapping this potential is overcoming the obstacles that make balancing motherhood and a professional career so overwhelming and difficult.
Jennifer was awarded the Business Woman of the Year award in 2020 by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. She also served proudly as the 2020-2021 Chair of the Women In Business Council. In addition, she volunteers as a PATHS Program Facilitator for the Televerde Foundation. A program for incarcerated women to gain professional skills to obtain employment upon release.
In her free time she enjoys running alongside a great audio book, spending time with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs and vacationing in warm & sandy beach locations.
Cherry Blossom Doula Services was founded in 2013 and has supported thousands of families in the greater Phoenix area.
They are a collective of doulas that believe in empowering women by providing a balanced holistic and evidence based approach to support real, raw motherhood in all birth settings. They are dedicated to educating and caring for the families they support with exceptional service, communication and empathy so they have positive and empowering birth and postpartum experiences.
They offer personalized labor and ayurvedic postpartum doula support and care, placenta encapsulation, birth photography, maternity, fresh 48 and newborn lifestyle photography, curated postpartum boxes and products, postpartum meal support, free bi-weekly postpartum mom support group and bi-monthly group education meet ups.
Alyssa Leon founded Cherry Blossom Doula Services in 2013 and has built her 6 figure business from the ground up.
Her solo adventure has evolved into a strong team of 10 and is continuing to grow!
Her favorite part of birth work and supporting others in her community is witnessing women stepping into their power! Releasing fear, tapping into their full potential and watching them thrive.
Building community and a strong support system for other birth workers makes her heart sing!
Alyssa is commited to making education, resources and support more accesible, regardless of financial abilities.
Intentional Foods Cafe and Market is a safe haven for those that struggle with life threatening food allergies.
Founders Brendan and Lisa Heath created Intentional Foods after experiencing the need themselves for a place safe to eat with family and friends. IF Cafe and Market is located in Mesa, Az and is free from the top 9 most common allergens. Peanut, treenut, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, seafood, shellfish, and sesame.
Lisa Heath, affectionately known as “Mama Lisa”, is the owner of Intentional Foods and was recently nominated by Spokin as one of the top 100 women in food allergies created the Intentional Foods Cafe and Market in December 2018. Lisa has been a force in the food allergy community since her daughter Sarah suffered her first life threatening reaction to nuts.
Prior to founding Intentional Foods, Lisa had spent many years in the restaurant business as well as creating Mission Beach Rentals and Real Estate , a successful vacation rental business in San Diego, Ca for the for the last 17 years.
Currently, Lisa and her husband focus on making safe food convenient and easily accessible and spreading food allergy awareness through various organizations, including their own Intentional Foods Foundation.
Mama Lisa and Chef Ned have three daughters; Madelyn, Sarah and Ruby, and live in Mesa, Az.
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About Collaborative Connections
Kelly Lorenzen started the “Collaborative Connections” show to bring her clients and favorite charities together to meet each other, connect and collaborate in life and business. She hopes to build a stronger community one show at a time.
About Our Sponsor
KLM Consulting is a business concierge and project management firm. They help small business owners and non-profits build, brand and brag about their businesses.
About Your Host
Kelly Lorenzen, CEO of KLM Consulting, is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 15 years of business-ownership experience. She is also a certified project management professional.
Kelly’s expertise is in business development, customer service, marketing, and sales.