Today’s interview is very different and very unique, and we actually had no idea it existed until I found it on Kajabi.
We had the privilege to speak with Shannon O’Brien, founder of iSugar University. She is a licensed esthetician which means she works in skin care, and she uses Kajabi to teach people how to become certified in body sugaring.
Along with her online courses, Shannon also owns a brick-and-mortar business called “Sugar Mama’s”.
Today's #kajabihero, Chris Becker,’s been in the photography business for over twenty years, but he’s actually a Kajabi Hero for his online health and wellness business. He was in town shooting a few weddings and I was thrilled to have him in the office for our interview.
As a single guy doing well for himself in the photography business, he was eating out a lot and traveling, and started to become concerned about his weight and his health. Having always struggled with his weight for many years, he decided to take the steps to do something about it. He started a Facebook group to get others involved and before he knew it he had an online following who were seeing results in their own lives.
Today, I am excited to talk with our Kajabi Hero, Shane Dowd, founder and owner of GotRom. ‘Rom’ stands for ‘range of motion,’ and we are going to see how this has played a huge role in his personal life.
Shane’s background is in personal training and he was working in a gym teaching weight training and crossfit when he started to experience pain in his hip and lower back. He was diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), and the prevailing theory at the time was that the ultimate cure was surgery. Being only 26 years old, Shane refused to accept the fact that he was going to need a hip operation at such a young age.
This led to the beginning of his journey for rehabilitation, flexibility, mobility, and yoga. He would spend hours a day researching a practicing methods to help his body heal and eventually started to teach it to his clients in the gym. He slowly morphed into the ‘fix your body’ guy at the gym and then actually became a massage therapist as well.
This week’s #kajabihero has an incredible and amazing story. Born homeless and raised in poverty, Daniel has truly overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to be where he is today, and I am so happy to have the privilege of interviewing him.
Daniel uses Kajabi to teach personal development on the highest level. His 12-week course offers life lessons that people don’t learn in school, at work, or at church. Some of these ideas include money and time management, making decisions, deciphering and leveraging credit scores, and managing relationships. His online product is called Daniel Ally’s 12-week Success Program, and to add to this, he is also the author of three books.
Those who sign up for the course will receive one new topic every week for 12 weeks. Each topic is 6 ½ hours of material and mentorship by Daniel himself. I asked Daniel how he became so well-versed in all of these topics, and he took the camera and showed me his vast library of books and referenced them as ‘his mentors’.
This week’s Kajabi Hero is a psychologist who is passionate about improving the workplace. In his own words, he trains individuals and groups of people to become more psychologically flexible and safe, which in turn enables them to be more creative and more productive.
His product is called the ProSocial Matrix, as part of the ACT Matrix membership site, and with it Dr. Polk aims to provide the antidote for toxic work environments. One of his webinar offerings is called ‘How to Intervene in a Toxic Workplace,’ in where he equips leaders and managers to go into their workplaces and change bad habits. As 60% of workplaces are considered toxic, his product offerings really come at the perfect time.
Dr. Polk is a clinical psychologist by trade and he has worked with veterans who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He thought that the methods in which they were teaching other psychologists and counselors to treat people with PTSD were overly complicated and hard to understand, so he took it upon himself to simplify the process and make it more digestible for others to process.