We ask our members to share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.
In this instalment, we interview Sandra Delgado Quist of Homeopathy SDQ.
Tell us about your business:
Homeopathy and Reiki are two different natural therapies that work without side affects to help overcome chronic diseases and maintain health. Homeopathy can help conditions such as menopause, arthritis, asthma, eczema, migraines, stress related pain or long term injuries that never quite healed.
What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Natural, Effective, Mind, Body, Healing
What are your most popular products or services?
Homeopathic consultations, Reiki treatments, Reiki training
What do you like best about owning a business?
I love working with people to help bring their energy back into balance. People are often amazed at what a gentle treatment like Reiki can do to their mood and level of energy after just one session. My homeopathic patients come after they have exhausted all avenues and are usually desperate, they are also quite surprised at how effective a few sessions are in restoring their health.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
My mother in law, who is a retired homeopath, introduced me to the wonderful world of homeopathy. Initially I was just curious about using homeopathy for myself and my family. I did not think about starting my own practice, it just sort of happened. But now that I’ve been practicing Reiki for 8 years and Homeopathy for 2 years, I really enjoy helping people feel better.
What makes your products/services special?
Every single person that I meet is unique, I love that both Homeopathy and Reiki acknowledge this fact. For example when a woman experiences menopausal symptoms – they are always different than another woman’s symptoms. There are many different factors that contribute to a person’s well being or illness, understanding the person and finding the right remedy for them keeps my job interesting and challenging.
What motivates you on a daily basis?
My family motivates me – my husband, son and our puppy are such lovely souls, I feel very blessed to share my life with them. I am also motived to keep learning with each new patient, having to learn something new all the time keeps me on my toes and makes each day exciting.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced?
Well, besides learning the Dutch language (which I still continue to try and master 🙂 – I would say the biggest challenge is facing the fact that there are times when I cannot find the right remedy for a patient. Thankfully, I like working together with other therapist’s because there are many methods that work beautifully together.
What advice would you give women who are starting a business?
Be prepared to wear many hats – the CEO, the marketer, the sales person and the service provider. It always sounds great to have your own business or practice but often times people overlook the importance of having business and marketing skills. This is where having a good network like the WBII is helpful. It’s not always possible to be good at everything but if you know where to look for partner’s that can assist in areas that you have no experience in, then it’s no problem!
What is your favourite business book?
I’ve been so immersed in reading homeopathic books for the past 5 years that I haven’t read a business book lately. I would say, Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” is quite impactful. So many of us get wrapped up in our ‘to-do-list’ that we forget how powerful it is to live in the present moment and experience the world around us.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I really enjoy yoga but admittedly, I have just started this up again after a few years off. We recently welcomed a puppy into our home for the first time and I did not anticipate how much I would love him and our daily walks. The fresh air and silent moments do wonders to clear my mind.
Our puppy also helps my teenage son and husband to spend more time outside than they would otherwise do. Despite the world feeling chaotic this past year due to the corona virus, it’s been a really good year in our household. The lockdown gave us a chance to reconnect with each other and welcome a new member to the family.
What is your motto or theme song?
“Happy” by Pharrel Williams
It has a catchy tune that you can’t help but want to get up and dance. It also makes me cherish the little things in life.
What are your future plans?
I believe that staying healthy is a continuous process. Ultimately, I would like to have my own healing sanctuary or centre, where several therapists come together with a plan for each patient to help them on a path back to health.
Are you running any offers or promotions that you would like us to mention?
I offer complimentary webinars that introduce people to using homeopathy in the home. In addition to chronic conditions, Homeopathy is great for ailments like coughs, colds or minor injuries. Check my website for upcoming dates at www.sandradelgadoquist.com
Thank you, Sandra!
For more information about Sandra Delgado Quist and Homeopathy SDQ, visit sandradelgadoquist.com