We had the good fortune of connecting with Shanna Bradford LME, MA, CR and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shanna, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
One thing about the clinical aromatherapy sector that most people are unaware of is that the FDA now overseas essential oils and aromatherapy because certain claims on essential oils can get you into trouble. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates essential oils by determining whether they’re a cosmetic, drug, household item or something else. They base their determinations on the product’s intended use. So it’s not a wise choice to make claims on products containing essential oils by stating products can treat, cure or diagnose. Aromatherapy and essential oils are great for aiding the body in health and well-being to bring back balance during a guided protocol during your wellness journey..
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are the first Clinical Aromatherapy Company that manufacture and formulate health and wellness products for physicians, license professionals, holistic practitioners and high end resorts and spas. What sets Grow Out Oils apart from other brands is we offer our business partner several different options to fit their business model. We offer private label to build their brand and wholesale pricing to allow or business partners affordable pricing and a higher ROI to increase revenue. Our company’s Moro is keeping positive energy all of the time no matter what’s going on. If you keep a positive attitude it allows for positive things to come into your life.
Lesson I have learned along the way to make the most of your time by planning out your day, scheduling calls to follow up and prospect new clients and as a wise women told me. If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready. Business is all about staying organized , networking with other professionals, scheduling your day, week and month for keeping yourself on track and focus to reach your business goals. I want the world to know that if your a person who is passionate about owning your own business, going back to school and following your creative talents. No matter who tries to discourage you , never stop reaching for the stars. Aligning your energy and positive vibrations to manifest all the goodness of the world. right before your eyes. Lastly, just decide to win and never give up on your dreams.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spot in Miami is The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and it would be my first place to take my friend. The scenery is just pure bliss and a great place to take amazing photography. The next few days we would hit Bayside and take a boat tour and get some shine and a great tasting Mojito drink. To get our shopping on we would head to Lincoln Road on Collins and enjoy each of the new retail stores for the best experience. To grab a bite to eat Wet Willy’s has the best Call A Cab and Chicken and Fries in Miami Florida! I don’t have enough time to write down every single hot spot but here is just a few of my favorites things to do. 😉
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to recognize my supportive husband and business partner Art Bradford. My husband left his 9-5 to work with me and help me grow our company with over 30 years of experience in Sales. He brings all of his sales strategies, business to business planning, business prospecting, product design, product branding, negotiating our business contracts, business financials and making sure our day to day business transactions are functional, organize and structured. I love scheduling weekly business meetings to review trainings, upcoming projects, supply orders, marketing initiatives to keep our business aligned with our yearly goals., My husbands works very hard so that our business partners have amazing packaging and competitive pricing with wholesale cost and ROI. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband, best friend and business partner.
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