It was exactly 9 years ago when Nicole Mixdorf, a motivational leader & seasoned professional took the leap into entrepreneurship with her brainchild Balance by Nature, an award-winning Corporate Health & Wellness Consulting Firm. Her vision was to help other busy professionals find more balance in their lives and thrive.
Nicole always wanted to have her own company, as she grew up working in her family’s business. Entrepreneurship is in her blood. She started her career in corporate sales and management while working in the travel industry. Once her dad got sick with cancer, the stress from work and home became too much and eventually made her sick. After taking a leave of absence to heal her body, Nicole realized what an impact a stressful work environment has on the health and well-being of employees, so she set out to change the paradigm. She launched Balance by Nature in 2012 to help companies retain their top talent, increase innovation, and improve health outcomes by implementing wellness programs that allow their staff to show up as their best selves every day.
More about the Balance by Nature
Balance by Nature helps businesses create cultures of health where their employees can thrive and do their best work. It offers inspiring content to support the physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial well-being of employees, which has become even more important due to the intense stress from the global health pandemic.
The team takes a consultative approach in designing engaging wellness solutions for their clients, tailoring the program design to match their needs, interests, and budget. Their programs include elements of mental health, stress reduction, fitness, nutrition, holistic healing, personal development, team building, and leadership coaching. Each wellness program is unique, providing the perfect solution for each company.
Further, Nicole apprised, “Balance by Nature is excited to launch a new Wellness Studio TV channel with a full calendar of live events, video on-demand, and wellness challenges that will make it easy for participants to create healthy habits, no matter where they are located. The weekly schedule of live events include Yoga, Qigong, Bootcamp, HIIT, Pilates, Zumba, Bollyx, Meditation, EFT Tapping, Healthy Cooking Classes, Music Therapy, and our Wellness Speaker’s Series, viewable on our TV apps, mobile apps, or on the web. We are also launching an Apple Watch Fitness app, allowing participants to immerse themselves into our fitness classes in a new way. There will be special monthly events through the channel, including sound baths, group reiki healing sessions, hypnotherapy, and video series for sleep, anxiety, and yoga therapy. We are developing strategic partnerships with corporations, hotels, and other inspiring organizations that are doing great work in this world. The future is bright, and we are excited to enjoy the journey!”
Clientele & Corporate Ethics
The clientele includes organizations that are looking to reduce stress and create a healthier work-life balance for their employees. The company has worked with some amazing brands like Hulu, Accenture, LA Philharmonic, LAX Airport, and Westfield, to name a few.
“Our clients appreciate our innovative approach to wellness, along with our ever-expanding list of wellness experiences to choose from, and our personal touch. We are constantly receiving feedback from employees telling us how happy they are that their employer provides them with such wonderful resources to feel good and bring their best selves to work”, Nicole proudly said.
Fierce in the Face of Challenges
Balance by Nature was launched with an onsite model, where their employees would go onsite to the client’s offices to teach in-person classes to their staff. Once COVID hit and all the employees went to work from home, every single client they had called within a 24hr period to cancel everything. It was a powerful moment as Nicole meditated on the best way forward, instantly receiving the idea to go online. She took the whole company online in a mere 30 days and started live-streaming everything. It turned into a blessing as this new virtual model allowed them to expand their services to remote workers all over the world.
The Support behind the Success
“I am incredibly blessed to have been brought up in a happy and loving home, where my parents helped me to believe in myself and my abilities from an early age. Not everyone is that lucky, so I never take it for granted. I also had some incredible mentors and business coaches along the way that inspired me to think bigger. My husband has been my rock through thick and thin, believing in me, and supporting me when I decided to leave my lucrative corporate career behind to start my own business. Every experience throughout my life has brought me to this point, and I wouldn’t change a thing!”, asserted Nicole.
A Day in Nicole’s Life
While talking about her daily routine, Nicole said, “My morning ritual consists of a gratitude practice, followed by 10 minutes of yoga and 10 minutes of meditation. I repeat positive affirmations in the shower and then listen to an uplifting audiobook or podcast while I get ready. After having a healthy breakfast, I will write down my top 3 goals that I want to accomplish for the day personally and professionally. I block my tasks into my day around my calls and meetings, allowing me to have focused time to work on my projects without distractions. I often schedule one walking meeting each day, where I invite someone to go for a walk at the same time and talk on the phone, rather than hopping on Zoom.”
“At the end of the day, I enjoy playing with my kids and cooking dinner for the family. I designate different activities each night throughout the week so that I can fit in all things that are important to me – nights to watch a show with my hubby, nights to read, nights to take a bath and write in my journal, nights to work on projects, date nights, etc.”, she further added.
Feathers in the Hat
2020 and 2021 have been BIG years for Nicole! Balance by Nature has been blessed to be recognized as Best Corporate Wellness Company in the USA in 2021, among other prestigious awards, and Nicole Mixdorf has been awarded as Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services in the USA 2021 and 2021. Below is a list of all the amazing awards and recognitions:
Balance by Nature:
- Best in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2021 – Global Business Awards
- Best Corporate Health & Wellness Consultancy California 2021 – Corporate Vision
- 20 Leading Companies of the Year 2021 – Global Business Leaders Magazine
- 30 Most Reputable Companies of the Year 2021 – Silicon Review
- 30 Admired Companies to Watch 2021 – CIO Bulletin
- 50 Most Innovative Companies to Watch 2021 – The CEO Views
- Top Employee Wellness Solution Provider USA 2020 – HR Tech Outlook Magazine
- Top Corporate Wellness Solution Provider USA 2020 – Manage HR Magazine
- Most Innovative Corporate Health & Wellness Consultancy -Western USA 2020 – GHP News
- Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2021 – Global 100
- Top 100 Healthcare Leader in the World 2020-2021 – International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare
- Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2020 – Acquisition INTL Magazine
Advice for Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs
Get clear on your vision and get started! Don’t allow other people to project their fears onto you. Hold your dreams in your heart as your truth and take action to turn them into reality. Find a good mentor or business coach to help you embark on your new journey, and do not be afraid to fail. Some of the most successful people have failed countless times, but they keep pivoting until they get it right. The key is to enjoy the journey!
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