We were lucky to catch up with Mechelle Wingle recently and have shared our conversation below.
Mechelle, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. So let’s jump to your mission – what’s the backstory behind how you developed the mission that drives your brand?
Two Women were brought together by way of parallel painful challenges. We both found we had a gift and talent within holistic wellness modalities. We felt as if we were walking into the unknown and afraid what others would think of this new “woo woo” way of living and making a living. But, the woo woo worked. It worked for us and it worked for our clients. So we created The Wholeness Network in hopes of sharing ours and other’s gifts and expertise in everything mind, body, spirit, and soul. There are still only a few that understand or access this information and experience. We joked about transforming “woo woo” to simply woo and hopefully WOW! We wanted to update and translate holistic vocabulary while also changing the stereotype often associated with healing modalities and practices.
Because of our own healing, we learned that the goal of healing was wholeness. Wholeness is both something we are always striving to uncover and discover and the truth that we are whole in every moment.
We teamed up with amazing experts and created an online streaming library full of simple and effective mini-classes, tutorials, wholeness hacks, downloads, and more recently, live online events with the experts. Think Netflix for healing and learning to live with vitality. This library is a place to follow along with an expert as you tap away current emotional stress. It is full of what we call visual meditations that are perfect for those who think they cannot meditate. The library is a great way to incorporate a mindful practice with little to no effort.
Mechelle, before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
The Wholeness Network brings ancient learning and practice into the modern world. Our library feels fresh, clean, and contemporary. Our experts are gifted with amazing gifts and hearts of gold. Our goal is to help you feel at home while browsing and experiencing the library. We want to make it safe to say, “I’m not OK” and then have a place to turn to for help. We support emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship trouble, self-harm, abuse, and more.
It is common for someone to hear that mindfulness is the medicine for everything, but where does one go from that advice to living mindfully? The Wholeness Network Library. Our streaming content provides simple videos and more for you to click and calm the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual parts of who you are. It offers healing at home or on the go.
Let’s talk about resilience next – do you have a story you can share with us?
We held an in-person event in February of 2019 to announce and officially launch The Wholeness Network. It was a huge success. Everyone walked away from this all-day event changed for the better. It was a magical day.
Our hope was to repeat this event twice a year as a place for our audience to see our experts live in a ted-talk type experience. We planned our second event in a larger space and expanded our vision but our ticket sales were lacking as the date got closer. Canceling the event was on the table of ideas. It was very stressful. We were a new company and both of us had not held these kinds of events before. We were running on instinct and intuition.
The event was successful and loved but the stress took its toll. We braced ourselves for our next event trying to take the lessons with us. Our next event was scheduled for April of 2020. We had a new lineup of experts flying in from all over the country. It felt like we were back on track until the country shut down and we were forced to cancel our event. It was devastating but we kept going.
We often put our money where our mouth is. When one of us is having a hard day or is struggling, we put work on hold and supported each other through the discomfort. We trust in the ancient practices to bring us back to a feeling of wholeness. We use the library to find our center once again.
Learning and unlearning are both critical parts of growth – can you share a story of a time when you had to unlearn a lesson?
The Wholeness Network is not the usual product. It has been difficult to balance the selling of wellness in a holistic way that speaks to our values. We truly want to help others live life with more vitality and sometimes regular marketing strategies get in the way. We have had to be brave in not following the norms of some selling practices.
- Website: https://www.
- Instagram: https://www.
- Facebook: https://www.
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.
- Other: Our podcast https://www.
thewholenessnetwork.com/ podcast or wherever you get your podcasts
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