As the wellness industry continues to evolve, individuals like Nancy Leeds Gribble are leading the charge, inspiring women over 50 to reclaim their vitality and embrace a plant-based lifestyle. 

Nancy’s journey from personal loss to founding her successful business embodies resilience, determination, and a commitment to holistic health.

A Pivotal Moment: Confronting Animal Agriculture

Nancy’s story begins with a pivotal moment at an HSUS conference where she confronted the harsh realities of animal agriculture. Motivated by ethical concerns, she embarked on a vegetarian journey, eventually transitioning to a fully vegan plant-based diet and lifestyle.

Turning Tragedy into Determination

However, it was personal tragedy that truly catalyzed her commitment to health and wellness. In 2008, Nancy faced a series of devastating losses. A highly successful realtor, the market crash left her financially depleted, while the sudden diagnosis of her husband with stage four brain cancer shattered her world. Despite her grief and financial turmoil, Nancy resolved to prioritize her health, recognizing the profound impact of nutrition on overall well-being.

Educating Through Experience: The Power of Knowledge

Determined to educate herself, Nancy enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she discovered the transformative power of food. Her journey from a self-proclaimed “junk food vegan” to a proponent of whole foods reflects a profound shift in mindset and lifestyle.

Empowering Women: Nancy’s Business Journey

Armed with knowledge and a newfound passion, Nancy launched her business, dedicated to helping women over 50 embrace a plant-based lifestyle. Through personalized coaching, workshops, and events like the “Pro Age: The Plant-Powered Way” summit, she empowers women to prioritize their health and vitality.

Dispelling Misconceptions: Plant-Based Living Unveiled

One of the cornerstones of Nancy’s approach is dispelling common misconceptions about plant-based eating. From concerns about protein intake to the misconception of bland food choices, Nancy educates her clients on the diverse array of nutrient-rich options available in a plant-based diet.

Ageless Vitality: Embracing Health at Any Stage

Central to Nancy’s philosophy is the recognition that age is not a barrier to health and vitality. Approaching her 60s with optimism and enthusiasm, she embodies the ethos of living life to the fullest. Nancy’s journey serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for women of all ages, reminding us that it’s never too late to prioritize our health and well-being.

Empowerment Through Lifestyle: A Clear Message

As Nancy continues to make strides in the wellness industry, her message remains clear: empowerment begins with self-care, and embracing a plant-based lifestyle is a powerful step towards holistic health and vitality.

Coaching for Sustainable Change: Nancy’s Philosophy

Nancy’s coaching philosophy revolves around simplicity, sustainability, and progress over perfection. She encourages clients to start small, whether it’s making dietary changes, shifting mindset patterns, or prioritizing self-care. By fostering awareness and empowerment, Nancy guides individuals towards long-term health and vitality.

Navigating Challenges: Cultural Influences and Dietary Shifts

The discussion also highlights the significance of cultural influences on dietary habits and the challenges of making dietary changes. Nancy advocates for gradual adjustments, personalized guidance, and a focus on overall well-being rather than quick-fix solutions.

Holistic Wellness: Understanding the Interconnectedness

Overall, Nancy’s holistic approach to coaching reflects a deep understanding of the interconnectedness between physical health, mental well-being, and personal fulfillment. Her message resonates with individuals seeking to reclaim their vitality and embrace a plant-powered lifestyle, emphasizing self-compassion, progress, and the transformative power of simple, sustainable changes.

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Episode Highlights 

[00:00] Introduction

[02:00] The goal was to be skinny… no matter how unhealthy this was. 

[04:00] Nancy’s world turned upside down starting in 2008. 

[06:00] After tragic loss, health takes the lead. 

[09:00] From junk food vegan to plant-based vegan. 

[10:45] Common misconceptions about plant-based eating. 

[14:00] The starting of the business for Nancy. 

[19:45] Time to get off the sidelines.

[21:30] The Midlife Manifesto to shift the narrative. 

[28:00] Bridging the gap from what we feel and who we are. 

[32:00] The clock is ticking.

About Nancy Leeds Gribble

Nancy Leeds Gribble had the world by the tail. Riding high as an incredibly successful realtor, married to the love of her life & enjoying the new season of motherhood, Nancy loved the life she created.

She felt her time had finally arrived until everything came crashing down when her husband was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, stage 4 brain cancer. Within a year she was widowed, the real estate market and economy crashed, and Nancy found herself bankrupt, grieving & being a single mom to her four-year-old son.

For the next few years, Nancy stumbled through life in a fog, doing what she could to revive her career, taking odd jobs to pay the bills, and navigating her new normal. Her zest for life had halted but she did what she could for her son.

Eventually Nancy met someone new, got engaged & thought life was on the upswing. But life had a different plan.

Without much warning her new love suddenly died of pancreatic cancer. It was another devastating blow that had Nancy questioning her faith and purpose.

Realizing she could not let years pass by to pull herself together, Nancy began the journey of a lifetime. Embarking on the biggest transformation of her life, her workouts became her therapy and her health became her priority.

She focused on self-care, nutrition, being the best mom she could be, and digging deep into personal development books, workshops, and documentaries.

Having been a junk food vegetarian and vegan for half her life, she enrolled at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn about health. Loving what she was learning Nancy realized the power of food, and the power of taking responsibility for our own lives.

At an age when many women are thinking of retirement, Nancy began her journey into the new of wellness and nutrition.

Since that time, Nancy has immersed herself into many advanced studies & certifications, developing her skills as a Women’s Transformation Coach, and developed her service offerings as a Premier Lifestyle Expert who helps women over 50 thrive fearlessly in conquering their goals for a healthy and joyful life.

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About Kathleen Gage 

Kathleen Gage is a multifaceted professional, renowned as the founder of Vegan Visibility and co-founder of Vegan Visibility Productions. With certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, she’s a seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, and marketing strategist.

Kathleen’s impact extends to hosting the Vegan Visibility Virtual Summit, a niche event supporting vegan and plant-based entrepreneurs with top-tier training from industry experts. Since establishing her business in 1994, she’s navigated economic challenges across various sectors, including high-tech, healthcare, and publishing.

Her influential voice resonates through popular podcasts like “Vegan Visibility” and “Plant Based Eating for Health,” where she advocates for a sustainable, compassionate world and provides guidance to thousands globally. Moreover, as an award-winning speaker and past president of Utah’s National Speakers Association chapter, Kathleen excels in crafting effective marketing strategies.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kathleen resides in Central Oregon, where she champions animal rescue and enjoys outdoor activities. Her commitment to creating a more compassionate and sustainable world shines through in both her personal and professional pursuits.

About Vlynn Hawkins 

VLynn Hawkins is a formidable figure at the intersection of vegan entrepreneurship, extreme athleticism, and business leadership. As the Co-Founder of Vegan Visibility Productions and the Chief Executive/Engagement Officer at P3Academy, she channels her expertise to elevate health and wellness businesses. With over three decades in commercial real estate lending, VLynn boasts a track record of leading high-performing teams to exceptional success, consistently generating substantial revenue for multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Transitioning from her corporate career, VLynn’s journey towards holistic wellness began after a knee injury redirected her focus. Exploring healing modalities like tapping, NLP, and hypnotherapy, she discovered a passion for holistic health practices. Today, armed with certifications in business development, hypnotherapy, joint venture brokering, and digital marketing, VLynn empowers Healthpreneurs to thrive in their endeavors.