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Fitcover with Nova Jane

Fitcover ‘The Story Behind Sweat Proof make Up’

From fitness models to the everyday girl working out and posting on Instagram the conversation around wearing makeup when working out today is the norm.

Though the concept of Fitcover started way before Instagram was a BIG THING.

Yep, thats right …

As most amazing products that are launched; they usually always come from the founder searching to find an answer to their own pain.

Nova Jane, Founder of Fitcover a natural mineral-based makeup to wear when you workout…and not clog the pores.

Nova was an acne sufferer who also LOVES to work out. Like every acne suffer being embarrassed of their acne, they are always looking at how they can fix it OR cover it up.

Though the more Nova covered it up, the worst it got. Especially when she was training at the gym.

Until one day it dawned on her ” Why isn’t there a mineral makeup that you can wear to the gym that ‘stays’ and doesn’t affect my skin”?

Today Nova has built a huge following on Instagram, has a team of 6 staff helping pack and ship the Fitcover products all while she continues to build her workout makeup empire.

Fitcover is carving the way being the first in Australia to combine two massive markets together; ‘Health & Fitness’ and ‘Makeup’

In this interview, you’ll hear the journey of creating a new concept to the marketplace, all the way through to the importance of relying on your ‘gut’ even when everyone tells you it isn’t going to work.

Enjoy!

Annette

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About Nova

Nova Jane is an Australian entrepreneur who launched a movement that brought together the beauty and fitness industries. Through her brainchild, Fitcover, she is bridging the gap between fitness and makeup through Fitcover products.

Fitcover is available online worldwide. She is constantly motivating, inspiring, and empowering active women to keep moving towards a positive, healthy, and active lifestyles. In the age of social media filters, she gets her message about real issues women face in the most honest and refreshing way.

 

PD Warrior with Melissa McConaghy

Do you have message that is so strong you can’t ignore it?

You fear that you’ll be ridiculed at the start, but the evidence is so strong you really want to get it out there?

Then this is the interview for you.

This episode is with Melissa McConaghy who was an expert in her field ; who spoke up about new findings that had her pulled over the coals and nearly lost her reputation in doing so.

Today we hear her journey from a specialist to now a leader and business owner of PD Warrior.

We hear the journey of how Melissa stumbled upon evidence of a better way to treat Parkinson patients and turned this powerful research into a business that now services people worldwide.

 

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About Melissa

Melissa is a clinician, educator, author, entrepreneur and thought leader. Recognised as a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist in 2010 by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, she holds this title as one of only 8 in Australia. Academically, she also holds a Master of Health Science (Neurological Physiotherapy) and Grad. Certificate in Public Health. Melissa has been very active in the Australian Physiotherapy Association and currently sits on the NSW Branch Council. She is past chair of the Neurology Chapter in NSW and NSW National Representative. Currently, Melissa holds the position as Co-director of the International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA) for the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

As an educator, Melissa has taught thousands of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and fitness professionals in topics ranging across Stroke, Polio, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Technology in Rehab. She presents regular evening lectures and workshops for the Australian Physiotherapy Association as well as for PD Warrior and Advance Rehab Centre. Melissa has also presented at many National and International Conferences as an invited speaker and has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University.

Melissa also coordinates the internship programs for Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists with ACU and Macquarie University. Melissa established Advance Rehab Centre in 2006 as a specialist neurological outpatient and home-based rehab facility and she has grown this to a team of 75staff with an outstanding clinical track record and team culture. The centre is dedicated to clinical excellence and innovation and has produced some world-class programs, least of all, PD Warrior, which became an independent entity in 2015. Advance Rehab Centre was awarded the Australian Allied Health Practice Excellence Award in 2019 and was a finalist in the HESTA Excellence awards and Small Business Champions Business of the Decade in 2020. PD Warrior is now taught and licensed internationally to other physiotherapists and health professionals in four languages across 10 countries. Melissa is an active CEO of both companies.

As a thought leader, Melissa has led the way creating exercise programs incorporating intensive neuroplasticity training principles for people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke and brain injury. In 2018, Melissa pioneered the first online global Summit for Parkinson’s disease, using cutting edge technology, this three-day summit was streamed live into people’s homes removing the need for travel and accommodation expenses, well before COVID demanded this transition to digital conferences. This summit has since raised $150,000 for global Parkinson’s charities and has hosted over 150 world class speakers.

In 2020, Melissa purchased the first LEXO® End-effector Robotic Gait Trainer in the world and leads the way in the use of Robotics and technology in rehabilitation in Australia.

As an author, she published the Amazon Best Seller “The New Parkinson’s Treatment: Exercise is Medicine” in 2014 which has since gained distribution rights with Simon and Schuster and is into it’s second edition. She also
contributed to the publication “The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility” as part of the Polio Australia Clinical Advisory Group.

Melissa is the winner of several awards including Australian Physiotherapist of the Year in 2019 and APA Contribution to the Profession Award in 2019 and in 2020, Melissa was awarded as the Small Business Champions Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

Working In Your Feminine Energy with Ainslie Young

Businesswomen are burning out BIG TIME.

Sadly, it’s happening more now in the past 5 years in comparison to the past decade.

WHY?

Because more women are starting business than men

yet we are working like men… (we explain more on that in the interview)

I have been passionate and preaching this topic for the past 3 years

as I had my dash with burning out and deep down I KNEW the way I was working was NOT GOOD!

It had to change!

So sharing this interview on the show has me BEYOND excited.

Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment Coach and Mentor.

She shares ‘The 5 levels of disassociation’ that we as women go through before we have a breakdown or a breakthrough.

Also besides teaching us her tricks of the trade-in how to tap into our feminine energy.

Ainslie also shares the specifics around how to work based on your menstrual cycles and the different strengths we have during that month.

Such a great eye-opening interview, especially for those who have yet explored this education and really want to make a change in how to work in FLOW and less stress.

Enjoy
Annette

 

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About Ainslie

Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment Business Coach & Mentor who is passionate about partnering with female business leaders and showing them how to work smarter not harder, by combining feminine marketing strategies with their inner body wisdom so they too can create successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms.

Ainslie can be described as a heart-centred strategist thanks to her university qualifications in psychology and marketing, her life coaching and feminine embodiment certifications plus her extensive corporate experience in marketing coupled with her own entrepreneurial adventure across product and service based businesses.

In addition to her high-end mentoring and consulting, she also runs sold out workshops, retreats and intimate in-person business mastermind events in both Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

In 2018 Ainslie was awarded a Hong Kong Women’s Leadership in Business award and has been a Finalist in the Beautiful You International Coach of The Year category 2017-2018 and Emerging Coach of The Year category 2016-2017, plus was listed as a Young Entrepreneur To Watch in Anthill Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30 Rising Stars.’

She has been featured multiple times in the Australian Press including The Sunday Telegraph and the Collective Magazine and she also has her own podcast, ‘Feminine Business School’ that debuted at #1 on iTunes in Hong Kong and Singapore and #2 in Australia.

Ainslie is obsessed with her ‘cute as a button’ daughter Xanthe, writing and consuming words, almond croissants, and swimming in the ocean (although she doesn’t get to do it often living in Asia!). You can learn more about Ainslie over at her website startingwitha.com