Community Educator Spotlight | Julie Burgess


We are pleased to feature Julie Burgess in our latest Community Educator Spotlight

About Julie

Julie Burgess is a  homeschooling mom of four wonderful children. She has lived an organic farm to table lifestyle with her husband and family in the Finger Lakes region for over 20 years on almost 30 acres. Three years ago she had some health issues that she wanted to address chemically free and so she turned to the support of essential oils. This decision changed the course of her life. Her life’s passion is to share, educate, and empower others to embrace a chemical free lifestyle so that they too may have a happier and healthier life.

When did you start your business?

JB: In June 2015, I went from being a stay at home, homeschooling Mom to sharing and empowering others about essential oils and living a chemical free lifestyle. 

Where did you get the inspiration for your business brand?

JB: My family and living a clean, healthy life are my inspiration. Essential oils provided me wellness solutions to help me meet the needs of my family and the more I used them, the more I fell in love. They offered me a choice in providing wellness, purpose, and abundance for my family.

What makes you want to teach/do your business?

JB: I love to share, educate, and empower others to live a happier and healthier life.

For you, how does your business/brand relate to wellness?

JB: Sharing and educating people about living a chemical and toxin free lifestyle is all about wellness and incorporating essential oils into a daily lifestyle empowers others to live above the wellness line.

How do you stay healthy?

JB: I love to spend time with my family and friends. I try to make time each day for self-care through spending time outside in our gardens and walking with my dogs. I also enjoy yoga, reading to build brain cells, and getting a good night’s sleep are also key for me in maintaining good health.

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your career?

JB: I find my biggest challenge is finding balance between growing my business, homeschooling my two boys, and all the other responsibilities of life.

When you aren’t teaching classes what do you like to do?

JB: I love spending time with my family. My husband is my rock and kids are my joy. I am a real baseball junkie too.

What is it that inspires you to keep going as an entrepreneur?

JB: My family, my Young Living family, and the incredible people that I meet.

What are you working on now?

JB: I am preparing for classes about essential oils and animals, and a creating a teen empowerment program  to help teens find wellness, purpose, and abundance.

What’s has been your best experience thus far in your business?

JB: I love connecting and widening my circle of new friends. But the best experiences have come from hearing the life changing impact these little bottles of oils have made on other’s lives. Their transformation has brought me to tears.

What has been your biggest challenge as a company? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

JB:People have preconceived notions and opinions about essential oils but my role then is to educate, serve, and show them the power of the gift of the most pristine and pure ingredients in the world.

What advice do you have for others interested in pursuing their own business?

JB: Work harder on yourself than you do on your business.

Is there anything else you’d like the readers to know?

JB:This is one of the best decisions I have made for my myself and my family.

To learn more about Julie or connect with her attend her Detoxifying Your Home Workshop at 540WMain on Wednesday June 28 from 7-8 M. Register here

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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