Allegra Foxlie is an embodiment coach working with the body to make you feel better! The founder of the revolutionary natural hormone tension release system “The Foxlie Plan” which is the ultimate fitness plan for people suffering with hormone tension issues. A trauma informed author (her book “The Foxlie Plan” is due for release September 2022), public speaker, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivor, certified TRE® provider, a multi-style Yoga, Pilates and Qigong instructor.
She has in-depth knowledge of fitness (emotional and physical), premenstrual tension syndrome (PMT / PMS), premenstrual exacerbation (PME), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perimenopause & menopause, western neurophysiology and eastern philosophy.
She coaches individuals and corporates her system – helping them to mitigate hormone tension: stress, anger, anxiety, sadness / depression, imposter syndrome; insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, migraines, aches and pains, inflammation and a whole host of other symptoms form the body, helping clients to reboot their nervous system, which send signals to the endocrine system telling it to release the right hormones at the right time and in the right quantities, releasing trauma, memories and stuck emotions and energy form the body. This is a game changer for women’s health and hormone symptoms.
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We are thrilled to have you join us today, welcome to ValiantCEO Magazine’s exclusive interview! Let’s start off with a little introduction. Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your company.
Allegra Foxlie: Hello, I’m Allegra I’m an embodiment coach working with the body to make you feel better! I’m the founder of the revolutionary natural hormone tension release system “The Foxlie Plan” www.thefoxlieplan.com which is the ultimate fitness plan for people suffering with hormone tension issues.
I’m a trauma informed author, public speaker, post traumatic stress disorder survivor, certified TRE® provider, a multi-style Yoga, Pilates and Qigong instructor. I have in-depth knowledge of fitness (emotional and physical), premenstrual tension syndrome (PMT / PMS), premenstrual exacerbation (PME), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perimenopause & menopause, western neurophysiology and eastern philosophy.
I help individuals to rid their body of annoying hormonal symptoms like: anger, anxiety, sadness / depression, imposter syndrome, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sciatica, migraines, aches and pains, premenstrual, perimenopause and menopause tension – which are all protective outputs initiated by the brain when the brain senses danger which can be real or imagined.
When the brain senses a threat it activates the following responses: The “go quick” fight or flight stress response that’s lead by the nervous and endocrine systems. The “go slow” dissociation / freeze response that can run parallel to the stress response that’s lead by the endocrine system. The pain response, lead by the nervous system. The inflammation response lead by the immune system. The inflammation regulation response lead by the nervous system. The tiredness & fever response lead by the immune system. And finally, the starvation response lead by the endocrine system.
The problem is, that sometimes the danger doesn’t actually exist – the brain only has to perceive a danger to activate a protective response. Accumulative stress, can have the same impact on the body as a traumatic event, tricking your brain into thinking that you need to run away from a tiger which doesn’t exist, putting us into unnecessary protective physiological reactions fight / flight / freeze / appease (I go into more detail about these responses in further chapters).
Like a scratched record, sometimes these protective responses can become stuck, keeping us in a response for a prolonged (chronic) period of time, which can lead to tension and a variety of illnesses.
These protective responses have consequences on our cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, immune, fascia and muscular-skeletal systems, dysregulating hormone production, leaving us at greater risk of an underactive thyroid, underactive ovaries; miscarriage, irregular periods, infertility, worsening symptoms of adenomyosis and endometriosis, osteoporosis, intensifying pain and inflammation as well as having a significant negative effect on our mental and emotional health. Hormone tension are simply the result of these overprotective outputs.
I have devised a system using powerful effective trauma recovery techniques to calm the brain, which decreases pain, inflammation and mood swings – helping clients to feel and look better – giving them more energy and happiness.
2020 and 2021 threw a lot of curve balls into business on a global scale. Based on the experience gleaned in the past couple years, how can businesses thrive in 2022? What lessons have you learned?
Allegra Foxlie: Well whilst 2020 and 2021 was a difficult year I think many people have adapted well and that we are blessed to have such good technology. I teach online and in person and used last year to write my book “The Foxlie Plan” which is a natural hormone tension release system.
Covid made many people stressed – there was a collective trauma, many people were over stretched and at breaking point emotionally and financially and this meant they finally decided to address their issues. I have found that clients are far more likely to seek therapy now from me which is a great thing – they are more aware and don’t see it as a negative – it’s healthy to work on yourself.
I think if you are passionate about what you are doing, remain focused and are genuinely helping people then your business will always grow. That being said – marketing is still key – Facebook advertising isn’t as effective anymore so I have had to adapt.
The pandemic seems to keep on disrupting the economy, what should businesses focus on in 2022? What advice would you share?
Allegra Foxlie: Its a difficult question, because industries vary – Covid was good financially for some industries and bad for others, just like in any other recession – there are always winner and losers.
Businesses need to invest in their staff’s emotional happiness and health. Healthy employees are happier, more productive and take less sick days. So it’s about investing in them, knowing how to spot the signs of burnout and stress and how to mitigate the symptoms – pmt, perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Obviously money is important but nowadays people are far more likely to move for a firm with better benefits (holiday, health, work from home, etc.)
How has the pandemic changed your industry and how have you adapted?
Allegra Foxlie: Everything’s online – I regularly teach online which can be very practical – it’s meant that my current clients are in New Zealand, the states and the UK. Before Covid – it was very much UK based – so this has been great.
What advice do you wish you received when the pandemic started and what do you intend on improving in 2022?
Allegra Foxlie: I’m pretty happy with what I’ve achieved during the pandemic – my new book is excellent, I’m an expert in my field and my client base is growing – sure there’s always room for improvement, but I’m not being hard on myself. The system I have devised is cutting edge and there is no other person in the world that teaches it – I’ve cemented my field, I have a clear strategy, so all is good.
This year is about getting my message out, building on the momentum I have set, releasing my book and then pausing in Jan 2023 to review my plan. Then 2023 I’m going to write another book.
Online business surged higher than ever, B2B, B2C, online shopping, virtual meetings, remote work, Zoom medical consultations, what are your expectations for 2022?
Allegra Foxlie: To carry on doing what I’m doing, online and in person. The market is there.
How many hours a day do you spend in front of a screen?
Allegra Foxlie: It varies – some days minimal – other days too much – it depends
The majority of executives use stories to persuade and communicate in the workplace. Can you share with our readers examples of how you implement that in your business to communicate effectively with your team?
Allegra Foxlie: Well my hormone tension release system came off the back of me personally experiencing PTSD and horrific hormonal symptoms. During my quest to heal I noticed my premenstrual and perimenopause symptoms disappear – so my story is hugely important to my offering – it resonates with my clients and is in my book.
Apart from that being able to give clear examples etc can really help the clients to understand that what they are going through is fixable, they are not mad, their nervous system is just dysregulated due to adverse childhood experiences, trauma, stress, etc. and that I can help them.
Business is all about overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities for growth. What do you see as the real challenge right now?
Allegra Foxlie: The only challenge is marketing – but that is the one constant I would say in any business, because no matter how great your product is – if no one hears about it, then you can’t make the impact you want to achieve.
In 2022, what are you most interested in learning about? Crypto, NFTs, online marketing, or any other skill sets? Please share your motivations.
Allegra Foxlie: Online marketing and sales are key.
A record 4.4 million Americans left their jobs in September in 2021, accelerating a trend that has become known as the Great Resignation. 47% of people plan to leave their job during 2022. Most are leaving because of their boss or their company culture. 82% of people feel unheard, undervalued and misunderstood in the workplace. Do you think leaders see the data and think “that’s not me – I’m not that boss they don’t want to work for? What changes do you think need to happen?
Allegra Foxlie: In my experience most bad bosses are not happy – they are overworked, their nervous system has them in fight of flight – which makes it difficult for them to make a good decision, because their cortisol levels are too high and means they are more likely to be angry or anxious. Once we work with the body to release this tension, you’ll find businesses become more open to new ideas, conflicts are resolved and a lot of other brilliant things can happen.
I run a workshops on conflict resolution and team building which really helps bosses and their employees to see each other differently.
On a lighter note, if you had the ability to pick any business superpower, what would it be and how would you put it into practice?
Allegra Foxlie: To look into the future – but surely everyone would want this.
What does “success” in 2022 mean to you? It could be on a personal or business level, please share your vision.
Allegra Foxlie: Releasing my book “The Foxlie Plan”, and increasing sales – whilst having even more fun with my children
Jerome Knyszewski, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Allegra Foxlie for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Allegra Foxlie or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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