“Health and Well-Being Transformation Takes More Than an Eating Plan or Fitness Challenge.”
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe, the staunch leader, is making waves in the healthcare industry. She is passionate about guiding people to improve their health and way of life. CIO Women Magazine is proud to introduce her to The Most Inspiring Women Leaders To Watch Out For 2023.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe is an Integrative Mental Health Professional who is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian. She is an ardent advocate for helping people live full, healthy lives that are purposeful without the usage of diets.
As a trained and licensed dietitian, she started her career as a research dietitian in an NIH multi-center cooperative project with a focus on alcoholic hepatitis. She then went on to specialize in nutrition for transplants and end-stage organ disease.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe offered medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle behavior-focused instruction to patients with kidney and liver failure or who had solid organ transplants for their kidneys, liver, or pancreas. She then took part in daily inpatient treatment as a member of the multidisciplinary transplant care team.
Additionally, she visited patients at two outpatient medical clinics. Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe shifted to a position as an online healthy eating expert and health coach after taking a few years off to stay at home with her small children. She assisted thousands of mothers, teenagers, and adults in managing medical issues and maintaining their health by using a web-based platform and resources.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe moved into the field of transportation wellness following a corporate-wide reduction in force of a third of the organization. Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe hired and educated a nationwide network of CDL wellness coaches in her capacity as a subject matter expert and director of wellness using what she had learned from her prior experiences.
She contributed to the creation of a ground-breaking strategy for transportation well-being that aided the business’ expansion, led to a firm purchase, and earned them recognition as one of The Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness in 2017. When the company decided not to extend the contract further in 2018, Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe started her own business.
The initiation of L I T Wellness Solutions took place in October 2019. Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe self-published The Mindful Me Journey: A 40-Day Guided Journal Toward a Healthier Relationship with Food and Exercise during the same month. With the #1 Unprecedented Release on Amazon, which is now available internationally on multiple continents, it rose to new heights.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe achieved distinction as a Top 50 Healthcare Companies Award from the International Forum on Advancements, as well as certification as a women-owned small business (WOSB) by the federal government and as a women-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the state of Ohio.
In September 2022, she was featured in WomLead Magazine. She was also selected to facilitate the Health and Wellness panel discussion at the Women in Trucking Accelerate Conference & Expo in November 2022.
Tanya’s adventure as a solopreneur has just been a few years, but already she has made significant progress.
Shaping L I T
“Our mission is to IGNITE the change within.”
Tanya’s love of fitness and health has always been a constant in her life. Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe believed that her career choice in athletic nutrition made sense because she was a collegiate athlete. She connected with improving people’s lives through nutrition therapy that was centered on managing medical conditions, nevertheless, during her dietetic internship.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe developed this specialty while working as a clinical dietitian nutritionist in a teaching hospital with a focus on end-stage organ disease patients in critical care and solid organ transplantation. She was able to observe the difficulties in changing behavior to adopt a healthy lifestyle after switching to health management as a health coach. The scope and influence of diet culture on health outcomes for people with chronic illnesses and healthy individuals were made clear by these work experiences.
Tanya could also observe how many corporate wellness initiatives fell short of their goals of enhancing employees’ health or generating a profit for their employers. With L I T Wellness Solutions, she identified a way to meet the need to provide a non-diet approach to health change through the creation of wellness cultures for people and businesses.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe adds, “Self-discipline, dedication, and commitment were foundational in my athletic success, as was learning how to set and achieve goals and adjust and apply new strategies when there were roadblocks to success. Those skills have been immense in my entrepreneurial journey. I have always had an independent spirit with a principled approach to achieving outcomes, and those have been equally important.”
Getting to know Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe
Blessed Beyond Belief is the title of Tanya’s life story. Although her life has had many mountain-top experiences and pitfall disappointments, it has most definitely been blessed beyond belief by her Lord and Saviour.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe believes that her upbringing and her excellent parents, who encouraged her to pursue her goals, are the reasons why she is successful today and had a successful high school athletic career. She was able to use that foundation to get a full athletic scholarship for college and a dietetic internship that placed her in the top third. After completing this internship, she had the knowledge and self-assurance to start a new job at a teaching hospital that would serve as the basis for a career change.
In her personal life, the blessings have abounded as well. She says, “I have been fortunate to live in a country with constitutional freedom. I have been married to my husband Scott for over 33 years, and together, we successfully raised two children who are both married and live nearby. Because of our marriage partnership, I have been able to experience being both a part-time and full-time working mother with the opportunity to nestle in a few years as a full-time mother to find that all are challenging in different ways.”
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe is now blessed to build a business that balances work and family as she herself enters the world of being a grandparent, with the understanding that caring for aging parents isn’t far down the road.
Looking back at her journey, her advice to her younger self is that there is no such thing as perfect so stop making that the goal. The best efforts are enough as long as they are grounded in truth, commitment, and honesty.
A word from her college professor, Dr. Cynthia Solomon, is Tanya’s true inspiration. She adds, “You should never expect others to do what you are unwilling to do yourself.”
L I T Wellness Solutions – The Game-Changer
“We exist to help YOU achieve the health and wholeness you desire and deserve.”
L I T Wellness Solutions is a coaching and consulting firm for health and wellness. People can find freedom in their lives, their health, and their relationship to food by using integrated nutrition therapy, lifestyle well-being, and person-centered coaching. This kind of behavior management results in long-lasting change. The business develops working cultures that emphasize health and well-being.
Entrepreneurship was never on Tanya’s mind. She says, “My original vision was to be obedient and trust that God had a plan I couldn’t see. I have planted and watered many seeds, and the harvest is just beginning.”
This initial step has actually had a significant beneficial transformation. The company’s overarching goal is for people, families, and businesses to be strong and whole while making a positive difference in the world.
Despite growing more slowly than expected, both the clientele and the revenue have been increasing consistently. The organization has been able to integrate countercultural principles with coaching integration and consulting tactics thanks to the slower pace.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe has built the individual coaching side of the business, while simultaneously attracting corporate consulting contracts. The iGeneration cares more about lifestyle well-being than any other generation in history. This new focus ideally positions the company and Tanya for the future personal and corporate health and well-being change that is about to explode.
Milestones Along The Way
Within the business world, each sector has its own requirements and challenges. Some of the issues drastically affect businesses and organizations across a range of industries and sectors.
Every business strives to maintain the quality of its customer relationships, the vibrancy of its brands, and the satisfaction of its workforce. A company that is successful overcomes obstacles to set itself apart from its competitors.
Similarly, initial challenges were faced by L I T Wellness Solutions. It needed time and effort to identify the appropriate target audience and messaging to promote a countercultural idea. Another difficulty was not being able to advertise the company or book through live events.
Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe released her book and started holding events to promote it in 2019, but everything came to an abrupt halt a few months later as a result of a global pandemic. She rushed to decide how to change course because her company was just getting started. Setting up a new development plan only required a short amount of time thanks to the abundance of internet resources and training possibilities.
Moreover, Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe thought that her counter-cultural nature of the message and therapy approach with the strategic approach and style might not resonate with clients and companies.
Luckily, many other entrepreneurs were also pivoting their businesses, and collaborating with them helped the company, and mainly Tanya, to establish the path forward.
Rising Above The Rest
“Our growth trajectory potential is exploding.”
People desire to live long, fulfilling lives that are full of health and happiness. By focusing on all aspects of their well-being, they want to find innovative ways to lower medical expenses, step up illness management efforts without medication, and support work-life balance.
Businesses recognize that promoting employee well-being is a crucial component of good corporate citizenship and a key performance strategy for boosting morale, vigor, and productivity. They are discovering as well that it is a rising expectation among the talent that businesses want to attract, access, and keep.
L I T Wellness Solutions is more than ready to help them adopt health and well-being into their company culture as a core value.
A Step Ahead
Businesses may thrive rather than just survive with the help of a future growth strategy. The prior successes, meanwhile, cannot be disregarded. Tanya’s life has definitely been affected by the pandemic.
“We must continually learn and grow to keep moving forward in our life purpose.”
Building a business during a pandemic proved this philosophy of Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe to be true. Her pivot during the pandemic was acquiring a mental health professional certification and focusing on continuing education to maintain registration and licensure as a dietitian.
These educational endeavors have been essential as she grows a counter-cultural business relevant to people’s needs, so they uncover the strategies necessary for lasting health transformation success.
Post-pandemic, the era of entrepreneurship has changed. People are now comfortable with the virtual meeting experience and have increased trust in the quality of coaching and consulting opportunities of this nature. This comfort helps the company and Tanya Fasnacht Jolliffe save travel dollars while reaching a wider potential service audience.
Moreover, the coaching and consulting services changed and grew based on the needs of the individuals and industries they serve. As companies try to address recruitment and retention issues brought about by the Great Resignation, well-being is taking center stage. Individuals are embracing and prioritizing health and well-being, lifestyle behavior changes and wellness culture development which have brought these topics front and center in the conversation.
L I T Wellness Solutions will grow and develop to support client needs as it creates trusting, collaborative, and significant relationships of change.