Interview with Julie Reisler
Join the Conversation with Josh Jurkovich and Julie Reisler
In this episode of the Business of Ministry Podcast,
Josh Jurkovich talks with mindfulness expert and Life Designer Coach Julie Reisler about how she went from a stress-related health breakdown and near suicide to becoming the founder and CEO at Empowered Living. Recently, Julie created a coaching certification program. She is the author of Get a PhD in YOU. In addition to being a meditation teacher, Julie is a course creator on Insight Timer, the number one ranked free meditation app.
The Perfect Storm
In this episode, Josh and Julie discuss the impact of stress on our physical health. Years ago, while getting her master’s degree in health and wellness coaching, Julie studied the neuroscience of mindfulness and what happens when there is too much stress in our bodies. Julie shares a personal time in her life when the perfect storm occurred. She was a single mother working full time, getting a degree in coaching, and a certification in personal training. Her body had a health breakdown and it wasn’t until the EMT showed up that she realized how high her stress level was. Through this experience, she learned the importance of helping herself to soothe and tamper the stress response by being still, quiet, and becoming more in tune with her heart. In this episode, Julie shares techniques she has personally used. This experience was a game-changer for Julie’s health and set her on a trajectory to one day help others with these very same issues.
Life Designer Coaching Certification
Recently, Julie created the Life Designer Coaching Certification which is a four-month live virtual program. Her Sacred Framework teaches the framework and the foundation of coaching. Julie started this program because she wanted to have the ability to teach, not just the fundamentals of coaching, but to bring in the science of HeartMath and Heart Intelligence. Her coaching certification includes the mind-body science of positive psychology, healing, the healing arts, and heart wisdom. Her students are learning to be more present and become better listeners. Already, 40 people have graduated from her program with a new cohort about to start. In the episode, Julie gives Josh some examples of student success stories.
The Heart-Brain Connection
Always interested in the science behind her methods, Julie discusses the science of HeartMath, that heart-brain coherence where your mind and your heart are synced, something that can be measured scientifically. She believes that if as many of us as possible were in more of that coherent state, that would shift a lot of things on this planet and we could be more loving and more compassionate. She said it all starts within ourselves and that’s why it’s so important to do the inner work.
In this episode, we discuss:
[1:20] The Insight Timer App
[3:15] Illness related to stress
[3:58] Julie’s health breakdown
[4:54] Being still
[6:35] Julie as a child
[7:39] The time Julie had a food addiction
[8:01] When Julie contemplated suicide
[11:00] Julie’s book Get a Ph.D. in YOU
[13:06] When Josh’s goal made him feel empty
[14:08] Julie decided to start coaching
[18:23] Julie’s mission during the pandemic
[19:05] The start of the Life Designer Coaching Certification program
[20:30] Josh’s 30 day no reading challenge
[23:22] Brain science and the connection between our mind, body, and spirit
[25:58] Why Julie stopped dancing for 20 years
[28:00] The second greatest commandment
[30:45] Success stories from the Life Designer Coaching Certification program
[33:54] How to find your purpose
[36:52] Where to find Julie Reisler online
People and Books Mentioned in this Episode:
- Silence by Robert Sardello
- Phil Donahue
- Renovated by Jim Wilder
- Dallas Willard
- Louise Hay
- Get a PhD in YOU by Julie Reisler
About Julie Reisler
Featured in Forbes, the Chopra Center, and MindBodyGreen, Julie Reisler is the author of Get a PhD in YOU: A Course in Miraculous Self-Discovery. She is the host of The You-est You podcast and multi-time TEDx speaker. Julie holds a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching and is on the faculty at Georgetown University in their coaching program. Julie leverages her experience as a well-known podcast host, mindfulness expert, and accomplished entrepreneur to equip ambitious soulful men and women with the tools, methodology, and energetic practices they need to thrive. Julie’s work is rooted in mind-body science, positive psychology, and integrative whole-person coaching techniques. Passionate about mindfulness practices for both heart, brain, and body health, Julie is a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer, the world’s number-one ranked free meditation app, with over 140,000 downloads. You can connect with Julie on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and on her Website.
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