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IAM244- Certified Health and Wellness Coach Helps People Build Health

Podcast interview with Gwendolyn Jones

Gwendolyn Jones is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in Wholistic Nutrition and Body Types.

She helps others out of the experience she's been through with depression, weight gain and stress.

  • CEO Hack: Helping to empower people through teaching and education
  • CEO Nugget: Take care of what you have now, set goals and maintain healthy body practices
  • CEO Defined: Position of influence to empower others

Website: http://www.eliminatebellyphat.com/


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Intro 0:02

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 0:27

Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Gwendolyn Jones of www.eliminatebellyphat.com Gwendolyn, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Gwendolyn Jones 0:40

Oh, thank you, it is an awesome time to be here. I'm so glad that I'm on your show.

Gresham Harkless 0:45

I'm super excited to get the opportunity to meet you. This has been a phenomenal conference. I wanted to hear a little bit more about how the conference has been for you and some of the things you feel you got out of it.

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Gwendolyn Jones 0:55

Oh, this has been absolutely magnificent. What I really got out of it is how God will give us a dream or a vision and when we actually say yes, and give birth to that vision and that dream, something really miraculous happens. We talked about how that birthing of that vision is actually a birthing of God's vision on the earth. That it's really God's baby sort of speak, and he protects it, he anoints it. I found that to be true, but that was just so awesome.

Gresham Harkless 1:31

Yeah, it puts everything in perspective as well, too. Because I think a lot of times, it kind of puts the pressure on us to make sure we execute on that vision that he has because it's not ours. That's something we can push away something that he's given to us.

Gwendolyn Jones 1:44

Yes, yes. And I think the key point I got out of it is that it really is God's and we don't want to stay in too much in a way we need to allow ourselves our spirits to be open to hear from God once directions and hear clearly what he wants done in his ministry.

Gresham Harkless 2:00

Yeah, absolutely. That's awesome, that's awesome. I'm glad this has been such an inspiring event and I'm glad you've had an opportunity to take so much away from it. So I wanted to hear a little bit more about your story. What led you to get started with your business?

Gwendolyn Jones 2:12

Well, this is my story. At around 50 years old, I got really, really sick myself. I started gaining a lot of weight, I was pre-menopausal, had high blood pressure, diabetes hit, and depression just because of stress and everyday living. So I got really sick and I needed help myself. So I started trying to find people that could help me and it took a little while but I finally found a doctor to work with. I began to turn my life around but I took the things that he was teaching and then with my own. I'm a nurse. So I already knew some medical things, but not the way he was teaching in a holistic way. I was able to as a result of going through, I was able to start helping others to go through.

Gresham Harkless 3:02

That's awesome. Obviously sorry to hear that everything started out that way. But it's kind of what we touched on earlier, where a lot of times when you have the opportunity to fix something or work on something yourself, you find out that many other people are sometimes having that same issue. You've been able to reach back and kind of help people and reach up and help people as well.

Gwendolyn Jones 3:21

Yes, one of the things that I recognized during that time is that I was about 10 sizes larger than I am now. I was more like 16 14 16. Now I'm a size of six. So when I got started losing weight, it took about a year, but when I started losing weight, I started building health, I started feeling better, and I stopped controlling my life. I realized that the belly that I had was one of the biggest indications that I had that it was a problem. So that's where the name eliminate belly fat came from because belly fat is something that a lot of people have but they don't realize what's behind the belly fat.

Gresham Harkless 4:03

Right, right. I've heard that, I guess the best indicator of your health is if you take the circumference around your waist, is that true?

Gwendolyn Jones 4:11

Yes, yes. True.

Gresham Harkless 4:12

Okay. Yeah. So that speaks kind of exactly what you were talking about. Okay. So, Tell me a little bit more about how you're helping to support the clients, and what are some of the things that you're doing?

Gwendolyn Jones 4:22

Well, right now I'm doing group coaching which I prefer to do. I'm working with a church right now and I'm going in helping a group of people there that have had problems with just overall health. So I help people to get healthy on the inside. And when they get healthy on the inside, I show them how to eat, how to exercise, how to sleep, how to think, and come up with a plan to help meet the goals that they want.

Everybody has different goals, but the ultimate goal that most people have is I want to get rid of this fat. So I showed them how to do it. We're in 6 weeks right now with the group that I'm working with. The sizes are going down, they are feeling better, the clothes are really beginning to fall off and that's a good sign that the belly is going down. So we have really good results.

Gresham Harkless 5:14

That is awesome. That is awesome. So now I wanted to ask you for what I call your secret sauce and this could be what you feel kind of distinguishes either you or your organization but what do you feel kind of sets you apart? Is it belly fat?

Gwendolyn Jones 5:25

It is belly fat. Yes, we have a lot of programs out there that help with you know, people getting help them with health and wellness, losing weight. I target the belly because people don't really understand what's behind the belly. So I teach this is what's there, I teach the cause of why you're having issues, whether it's fatigue, or can't sleep at night, mental confusion, or forgetfulness because all that comes together, it goes together that arthritis or just aching up your joints. So I don't necessarily treat sickness or disease, but I help build health and by building health, your body will begin to reset, it will begin to say Oh, I like that you start feeling really good. The energy will kick in.

Gresham Harkless 6:14

Absolutely love that. Yeah, and I guess a lot of times your some of the issues that, things are problems that people are going through, they kind of manifest themselves and a lot of different ways and then they show up in your belly fat. So to be able to kind of tackle that then that helps out on a lot of issues.

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Gwendolyn Jones 6:29

Why? Because it's internal. So the things that I help people with, it says adjustment are what you eat, how to eat a little differently, drinking, make sure you get your water and maybe some supplements if you need it, things like that. I make recommendations. But what usually happens after about a couple of days of just adjusting the body begins to correct itself. You know the Word of God, tell us that physicians heal themselves. So on eternally, God has given our body the ability to heal itself. We have to give it some help.

Gresham Harkless 7:04

Yeah, so and there you're empowering others to be able to see that, recognize that, and do that.

Gwendolyn Jones 7:08

Yeah, so in six weeks, the average person will be well on their way to establishing their health and wellness goals. So they will tell me what they want to do most of the time, it is to lose weight around the waist, get their energy back, and things like that. So there are things that I can help them with within about six weeks, if they need to lose 20 or 30 pounds of course that takes months but they start dropping.

Gresham Harkless 7:36

Right. I absolutely love that. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit and ask you for what I call a ceo hack and this might be an app or book or a habit that you have but it's something that makes you more effective and efficient.

Gwendolyn Jones 7:48

Well, my hack will be helping people, helping to empower people. They need to be empowered and what I do is I teach, I educate, I show them the causes of symptoms and not just treating symptoms, but what's causing this to happen. As a result by empowering others, they are able to take back their own health and make decisions.

Gresham Harkless 8:20

Awesome, absolutely love that. Being able to educate people and empower them so they're able to kind of do for themselves is absolutely huge and a great SEO hack. Now I want to ask you for a CEO nugget. This is a word of wisdom or piece of advice or if you can happen to be a time machine, what would you tell your younger business self?

Gwendolyn Jones 8:37

Take care of what you have right now, and set a goal. If you're 20 or 30 years old, look at where you are, look at yourself in the picture, and say I'm staying right here, don't go outside. In other words, if your body starts gaining a lot of weight, get on it right away, change what you're doing, and change your habits, because it's about habits. It's a mindset.

If you can maintain where you are as much as you can, then you will be preventing yourself from going where Grandmama and Mama are. You don't want to have to go way out and have to come all the way back down in your health and let's just stay where you are. Let's feed the body healthy foods, good sleep, let's exercise, let's find out, and get some information so you know. On top of that, then you can pass it on to your own children. We need to empower the children, we need to empower our community, and we need to empower our people. So I give them the knowledge and information that they need.

Gresham Harkless 9:41

No, I absolutely love that. Because a lot of times you see such a far-off goal and you're like oh, it's gonna take forever to get there but just maintain yourself first and then you can start working on a little small things, but it's like that little small thing that takes place and then you can start to move on and build on top of that. Awesome. I love that. So Now I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. We're hoping to have different “CEOs” on this show. So, Gwendolyn, I want to ask you, what does being a CEO mean to you?

Gwendolyn Jones 10:10

To me, is a position of influence, a position that God placed me in so that I can help others, empower others, and show them a way so that people in the body of Christ can actually show Kingdom health, God's way. Because we have to, there are things that we are assigned to do and the only way to do it is to make sure our body our spirit, and our soul is strong, and Lord. I show people how to do that connection, let's bring it all together. It's a spiritual body connection to our health, and I show people how to do that. I empower them.

Gresham Harkless 10:50

Awesome. Well, I truly appreciate the time that you took today. I appreciate everything that you're doing now by so many people. What I want to do is pass you the mic just to see if there's anything additional, you want to let our readers and our listeners know and how best they can get ahold of you.

Gwendolyn Jones 11:02

Well, I'm Gwen Jones on Facebook. I am Gwen Harris Jones known as Dr. Gwen, I'm not a medical doctor, my Ph.D. is in theology. I am a minister of the gospel, my website is www.eliminatebellyphat.com and my slogan is, “Can you pinch an inch?”

Gresham Harkless 11:24

I love that and we'll make sure to have those links in the show notes as well too, so that everybody can follow up with you.

Gwendolyn Jones 11:29

Oh, I almost forgot. So I wrote a book and the book is called “50, Fat and Frustrated”. It is my autobiography. It's all about the process that I went through from my pre-birth experience when my mother was sick. The Lord showed me this, he walked me through the whole, first 20 years of my life, to show me that this is where the cause was. It really started when I was a child, and it showed up in my spiritual body reactions. That's why I talk about connecting the whole man and there's an answer. So when we look at health and wellness, we need to look at the whole picture the root causes, because God will reveal that to us. That is in my book, “50 Fat and Frustrated”.

Gresham Harkless 12:15

Awesome. And they can find that on the?

Gwendolyn Jones 12:17

That's at Barnes and Noble.

Gresham Harkless 12:19

Is it on Amazon as well?

Gwendolyn Jones 12:21

Should be by now.

Gresham Harkless 12:22

Awesome, awesome, awesome. So we'll make sure to have those links in the show notes. And, again, I truly appreciate you for all the awesome things that you're doing the time that you took today and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Gwendolyn Jones 12:31

Thank you. Thank you so much. I appreciate you, being here. I mean, this is awesome. Thank you so much.

Outro 12:37

Thank you for listening to the I AM CEO Podcast powered by Blue 16 Media. Tune in next time and visit us at iamceo.co I AM CEO is not just a phrase, it's a community. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes Google Play and everywhere you listen to podcasts, SUBSCRIBE, and leave us a five-star rating grab CEO gear at www.ceogear.co. This has been the I AM CEO Podcast with Gresham Harkless. Thank you for listening.

Intro 0:02

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Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 0:27

Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Gwendolyn Jones of www.eliminatebellyphat.com Gwendolyn, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Gwendolyn Jones 0:40

Oh, thank you, it is awesome time to be here. I'm so glad that I'm on your show.

Gresham Harkless 0:45

I'm super excited to get the opportunity to meet you. This has been a phenomenal conference. I wanted to hear a little bit more about how the conference has been for you some of the things you feel you got out of it.

Gwendolyn Jones 0:55

Oh, this has been absolutely magnificent. What I really got out of it is how God will give us a dream or a vision and when we actually say yes, and give birth to that vision and that dream, something really miraculous happens. We talked about how that that birthing of that vision is actually a birthing of God's vision in the earth. That it's really God's baby sort of speak, and he protects it, he anoints it. I found that to be true, but that was just so awesome.

Gresham Harkless 1:31

Yeah, it puts everything in perspective as well, too. Because I think a lot of times, it kind of puts the pressure on us to make sure we execute on that vision that he has, because it's not ours. That's something we can push away something that he's given to us.

Gwendolyn Jones 1:44

Yes, yes. And I think the key point I got out of it is that it really is God's and we don't want to stay in too much in a way we need to allow ourselves our spirits to be open to hear from God one directions and hear clearly what he wants done in his ministry.

Gresham Harkless 2:00

Yeah, absolutely. That's awesome, that's awesome. I'm glad this has been such an inspiring event and I'm glad you've had a opportunity to take so much away from it. So I wanted to hear a little bit more about your story. What led you to get started with your business?

Gwendolyn Jones 2:12

Well, is my story. At around 50 years old, I got really, really sick myself. I started gaining a lot of weight, I was pre menopausal, high blood pressure, diabetes hit, depression is just because of stress and everyday living. So I got really sick and I needed help myself. So I started trying to find people that could help me and it took a little while but I finally found a doctor to work with. I began to turn my life around but I took the things that he was teaching and then with my own. I'm a nurse. So I already knew some medical things, but not the way he was teaching in a holistic way. I was able to as a result of going through, I was able to start helping others to go through.

Gresham Harkless 3:02

That's awesome. Obviously sorry to hear that everything started out that way. But it's kind of what we touched on earlier, where a lot of times, when you have the opportunity to fix something or work on something yourself, you find out that many other people are sometimes having that same issue. You've been able to reach back and kind of help people and reach up and help people as well.

Gwendolyn Jones 3:21

Yes, one of the things that I recognized during that time is that I was about 10 size larger than I am now. I was more like 16 14 16. Now I'm a size of six. So but when I got started losing weight, and it took about a year, but when I started losing weight, I started building health, I started feeling better, I stopped controlling my life. I realized that the belly that I had was one of the biggest indications that I had that it was a problem. So that's where the name eliminate belly fat came from because the belly fat is something that a lot of people have but they don't realize what's behind the belly fat.

Gresham Harkless 4:03

Right, right. I've heard that, I guess the best indicator of your health is if you take circumference around your waist, is that true?

Gwendolyn Jones 4:11

Yes, yes. True.

Gresham Harkless 4:12

Okay. Yeah. So that speaks kind of exactly what you were talking about. Okay. So, Tell me a little bit more about how you're helping to support the clients, and what are some of the things that you're doing?

Gwendolyn Jones 4:22

Well, right now I'm doing group coaching which I prefer to do. I'm working with a church right now and I'm going in helping a group of people there that have had problems with just overall health. So I help people to get healthy on the inside. And when they get healthy on the inside, I show you how to eat, how to exercise, how to sleep, how to think and come up with a plan to help meet the goals that they want. Everybody has different goals, but the ultimate goal that most people have is I want to get rid of this fat. So I showed them how to do it. We're in 6 weeks right now with the with the group that I'm working with. The sizes are going down, they are feeling better, the clothes are really beginning to fall off and that's a good sign that belly is going down. So we have really good results.

Gresham Harkless 5:14

That is awesome. That is awesome. So now I wanted to ask you for what I call your secret sauce and this could be what you feel kind of distinguishes either you or your organization but what do you feel kind of sets you apart? Is it belly fat ?

Gwendolyn Jones 5:25

It is belly fat. Yes, we have a lot of programs out there that help with you know, people getting help them with health and wellness, losing weight. I target the belly, because people don't really understand what's behind the belly. So I teach this is what's there, I teach the cause of why you're having issues, whether it's fatigue, or can't sleep at night, mental confusion or forgetfulness because all that comes together, it goes together that arthritis or just aching up your joints. So I don't necessarily treat sickness or disease, but I help build health and by building health, your body will begin to reset, it will begin to say Oh, I like that you start feeling really good. The energy will kick in.

Gresham Harkless 6:14

Absolutely love that. Yeah, and I guess a lot of times your some of the issues that, things are problems that people are going through, they kind of manifest themselves and a lot of different ways and then they show up in your belly fat. So to be able to kind of tackle that then that helps out on a lot of issue.

Gwendolyn Jones 6:29

Why? Because it's internal. So the things that I help people with, it says adjustment are what you eat, how to eat a little differently, drinking, make sure you get your water and maybe some supplements if you need it, things like that. I make recommendations. But what usually happens after about a couple of days of just adjusting the body begins to correct itself. You know the Word of God, tell us that physician heal thyself. So on eternally, God has given our body that ability to heal itself. We have to give it some help.

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Gresham Harkless 7:04

Yeah, so and there you're empowering others to be able to see that, recognize that and do that.

Gwendolyn Jones 7:08

Yeah, so in six weeks, the average person will be well on their way to establishing their health and wellness goals. So they will tell me what they want to do most of the time, it is lose weight around the waist, get their energy back and things like that. So there are things that I can help them with in about six weeks, if they need to lose 20 or 30 pounds of course that takes months but they start dropping.

Gresham Harkless 7:36

Right. I absolutely love that. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit, and ask you for what I call a ceo hack and this might be an app or book or a habit that you have but it's something that makes you more effective and efficient.

Gwendolyn Jones 7:48

Well, my hack will be helping people, helping to empower people. They need to be empowered and what I do is I teach, I educate, I show them causes of symptoms and not just treating symptoms, but what's causing this to happen. As a result by empowering others, they are able to take back their own health and make decisions.

Gresham Harkless 8:20

Awesome, absolutely love that. Being able to educate people and empower them so they're able to kind of do for themselves is absolutely huge and a great SEO hack. Now I want to ask you for a CEO nugget. This is a word of wisdom or piece of advice or if you can happen to a time machine, what would you tell your younger business self.

Gwendolyn Jones 8:37

Take care of what you have right now, set a goal. If you're 20 or 30 years old, look at where you are, look at yourself in the picture and say I'm staying right here, don't go outside. In other words, if your body starts gaining a lot of weight, get on it right away, change what you're doing, change your habits, because it's about habits. It's a mindset. If you can maintain where you are as much as you can, then you will be preventing yourself from going where grandmama and Mama is. You don't want to have to go way out and have to come all the way back down in your health and let's just stay where you are. Let's feed the body healthy foods, good sleep, let's exercise, let's find out, get some information so you know. On top of that, then you can pass it on to your own children. We need to empower the children, we need to empower in our community, we need to empower our people. So I give them the knowledge and information that they need.

Gresham Harkless 9:41

No, I absolutely love that. Because a lot of times you see such a far off goal and you're like oh, it's gonna take forever to get there but just maintain yourself first and then you can start working on a little small things, but it's like that little small thing that takes place and then you can start to move on and build on top of that. Awesome. I love that. So Now I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. We're hoping to have different "CEOs" on this show. So Gwendolyn, I want to ask you, what does being a CEO mean to you.

Gwendolyn Jones 10:10

To me, is a position of influence, is a position that God placed me in so that I can help others, empower others, and show them a way so that people in the body of Christ can actually show Kingdom health, God's way. Because we have to, there are things that we are assigned to do and the only way to do it is to make sure our body our spirit, and our soul is strong, and Lord. I show people how to do that connection, let's bring it all together. It's a spiritual body connection in our health, and I show people how to do that. I empower them.

Gresham Harkless 10:50

Awesome. Well, I truly appreciate the time that you took today. I appreciate everything that you're doing now by so many people. What I want to do is pass you the mic just to see if there's anything additional, you want to let our readers and our listeners know and how best they can get ahold of you.

Gwendolyn Jones 11:02

Well, I'm Gwen Jones on Facebook. I am Gwen Harris Jones known as Dr. Gwen, I'm not a medical doctor, my PhD is in theology. I am a minister of the gospel, my website is www.eliminatebellyphat.com and my slogan is, "Can you pinch an inch?"

Gresham Harkless 11:24

I love that and we'll make sure to have those links in the show notes as well too, so that everybody can follow up with you.

Gwendolyn Jones 11:29

Oh, I almost forgot. So I wrote a book and the book is called "50, Fat and Frustrated". It is my autobiography. It's all about the process that I went through from my pre birth experience when my mother was sick. The Lord showed me this, he walked me through that whole, first 20 years of my life, to show me that this is where the cause was. It really started when I was a child, and it showed up in my spiritual body reactions. That's why I talk about connecting the whole man and there's an answer. So when we look at health and wellness, we need to look at the whole picture the root causes, because God will reveal that to us. That is in my book, "50 fat and frustrated".

Gresham Harkless 12:15

Awesome. And they can find that on ?

Gwendolyn Jones 12:17

That's at Barnes and Nobles.

Gresham Harkless 12:19

Is it on Amazon as well?

Gwendolyn Jones 12:21

Should be by now.

Gresham Harkless 12:22

Awesome, awesome, awesome. So we'll make sure to have those links in the show notes. And, again, I truly appreciate you for all the awesome things that you're doing the time that you took today and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Gwendolyn Jones 12:31

Thank you. Thank you so much. I appreciate you, being here. I mean, this is awesome. Thank you so much.

Outro 12:37

Thank you for listening to the I AM CEO Podcast powered by Blue 16 Media. Tune in next time and visit us at iamceo.co I AM CEO is not just a phrase, it's a community. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes Google Play and everywhere you listen to podcasts, SUBSCRIBE, and leave us a five-star rating grab CEO gear at www.ceogear.co. This has been the I AM CEO Podcast with Gresham Harkless. Thank you for listening.

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