We were recently featured in a new MSN blog for International Women's Day on discovering your superpowers at work and in your personal life. Check out our feature below, and read the full article here.

Heather Sloan and Enwei Li are the Founders of HEALI, a health and wellness company determined to improve the approach to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and pain relief. By developing Heali Tape, the company’s first product, the dynamic duo is driven to offer people the solution to continue leading an active lifestyle while naturally helping speed up the body’s recovery process.

Heather trained and practiced as a chiropractor and later spent many years in medical product sales in healthcare facilities. She is also an active patient using chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture treatments to help heal various conditions. Heather has always been very active and has a strong interest in health, sports, and living an active lifestyle. Heather was inspired to create a natural way to help heal injuries quicker. Heather’s goal was to provide temporary pain relief while also continuing to support the body so athletes could continue to train and compete.

Li was a TCM practitioner and has always had a passion for design and combining health and beauty. Li’s practice had a strong focus on Chinese Medicine and integrating Eastern practices into the Western working world. Many of Li’s patients requested a portable solution that had a non-offensive (mild/vanishing) scent – to help them with day-to-day issues such as back pain, wrist issues, and other desk jobs and work-related injuries. Li was inspired to create different natural and stylish options to help teens, adults, and the geriatric population.

What inspires you each day to follow your dreams and set higher goals?

HS & EL: “We are very passionate founders who want to make a difference. Listening to countless stories about how HEALI has helped people with pain relief or recovery or allowing them to do something they previously couldn’t is so inspiring and exciting that we are doing some good in the world. We have both always wanted to create something on our own and living out this reality and sharing it as friends is super rewarding and a lot of fun.

It is also incredible to be Women Founders and part of this incredible group of Business Women who continue to support each other and lift each other up. We have been incredibly lucky to have had so many connections, mentors, and introductions and we are motivated to grow HEALI and share our wisdom and success to help the next generation of Women leaders.”

How do you develop a strong mindset (to overcome fears or challenges)?

HS & EL: “Both of us as founders were born with determination and strong mindsets so it comes naturally for us to work hard and not stop, no matter what the challenge. We have also learned that you can build resistance kind of like building a muscle. As you overcome each challenge the bar moves and you can withstand greater challenges. The key is to just keep going. There is always a solution or another path.”

What tips would give a woman to develop more self-confidence?

HS & EL: “Not to worry about anyone else or what others are thinking. There will always be talkers and judgers and nay-sayers. Do what feels right inside and you will naturally attract the right opportunities and move forward. Above all believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to repeat it to yourself multiple times a day…..You’ve got this!”

What is your favorite part of your work? How does it personally fulfill you?

HS & EL: “Our favorite part of HEALI is truly to be able to create something that helps people live healthy lives – No matter where you live or how much you have – health really is the deciding factor as to what you can do with your life. HEALI is creating Natural Wellness products that can actually allow people to go do what they love or to live a pain-free existence – knowing you can help so many people is motivating and pushes both Li and me to create more products to help solve issues in a new and better way.”

If there’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self, what would it be?

HS & EL: “Don’t take things personally, everyone is going through life and doing what they need based on their own perspective, it’s all relative and most of the time not about you.

I once heard a quote that has stuck with me and shaped these thoughts… “A girl on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A Woman on the plane looks down and sees a farm…and dreams of home.”

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