Guest #12: Sarah Taylor
Sarah shares her journey to being a Plus Sized Model, Certified Personal Trainer, Influencer and starting her own Fitness Studio. Also, hear tips on Instagram and how the platform is changing for entrepreneurs. 0:00 Bio: Sarah Taylor is a Certified Personal Trainer, Plus Size Model, Motivational Speaker, Blogger, Former Miss Plus Canada, and the Special Project Editor at Fabuplus Magazine. Her mission is to help women on their journey to their best Lives: Body, Mind and Soul. 3:10 – Sarah’s story – How her challenges led her path to self love and entrepreneurial life. 4:45 – Sarah created a dream board and plus size almost didn’t make it in the board. Hear how she became a Plus sized model MODELLING A PLATFORM FOR MORE 6:00 – Modelling was a platform leading Sarah to a greater purpose in helping women: body, mind, and soul. 7:00 - Sarah’s tells us why her studio is not just about working out but helping to build confidence and self love too. 8:33 – Great discussion on diet culture and thinking food as fuel. 9:06 – Penny asks Sarah if her positivity is a big part in her success. INSTAGRAM HISTORY AND HOW INSTAGRAM IS CHANGING 10:55 – Here is where Sarah shares her knowledge on instagram and how important it is to be a responsible influencer. 14:20 – This leads to a conversation on Instagram strategy, posts and stories. 15:34 – How structure like planning meals plays a role in an entrepreneur’s life. | 17:16 – Back to discussing Instagram and hiring and agency to build a strategy for both accounts UNIQUE 3O DAY CHALLENGE COMING SOON 19:00 – How a 30 Day Challenge on Instagram will work and how it combines fitness as well as self love. 20:30 – More discussion on stories versus regular posts. How posts would go viral and being an influencer. Sarah tells us about how one of her posts went viral. 23:44 – IGTV and where is it going and more about being authentic STEPS TAKEN TO OPEN THE STUDIO 30:03 – Sarah shares how she decided to open up her studio and what were the events. She mentions Furturpreneur that helped with funding. Plus, the importance of financial support and moral support is so important. 37:10- Hear Sarah’s heartfelt message to women. CONNECT WITH SARAH: https://fitnessbysarahtaylor.com/ https://sarahtaylorsjourney.com/ INSTAGRAM : @fitnessbysarahtaylor and @sarahtaylorsjourney STUDIO ADDRESS: The Purple Door, 693 Bloor St. West Lower Level, Toronto, ON M6G 1L5 FUTURPRENEUR OF CANADA -https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/ Who they are: Futurpreneur Canada is a national, non- profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners age 10-39.