80/20 COACH DEB SOUSAWhat do you do? What is your Biz?

I am a certified Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle coach and owner at the 80/20 Hub in Inglewood. I also coach and mentor my team of coaches across Alberta in building a successful business

How long have you had your business?

The Hub is a new facility in Calgary but I’ve been coaching for over 8 years.

How did you get started?

I was a competitive volleyball player and still never really thought about becoming a trainer. When I’ve stopped being an athlete, I’ve found myself overweight for the first time in my life. Once I hit my breaking point, a friend of mine got me started on my nutrition program. I went about losing 44lbs and finding a passion in being able to help people to do the same. I’ve never been much a “job person” and always wanted to be in a business where I could make a difference in people’s lives. Where I could build a lifestyle and achieve my goals in a way that I am proud of. Today I get to do that and I am truly grateful.

Who or what inspires your work?

My old self. Looking at where/how I was and realizing that so so so many people are at the exact same spot. Knowing that I can be a bit of a catalyst for change. I can’t change anyone but if I can give them the inspiration to take the first step? That’s what inspires me everyday.

What do you dream for your business in the future?

To make a impact in our local community and beyond. To build a massive community based on positivity, empowerment, inclusiveness, authenticity, health & fitness. To be recognized for making a difference.

What’s your favourite social media platform and why?

Instagram. I love spontaneous shares, capturing the moment and sharing on Instagram stories. I also love that it’s easy to find people and connect.

How do you pick yourself up when things go wrong?

I don’t perceive things as going wrong, I perceive them as opportunities to grow, maybe to adjust a little… things “going wrong” can be a course adjustment if we look at it that way.

What’s one thing no one knows about you? Give us an interesting fact!

That I was a tap dancer! I’ve dreamed of being Liza Minnelli. My first childhood dream was to be a broadway tap dancer. No joke!

If you could have any super power what would it be?

Flying! No questions about it.

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