We had the good fortune of connecting with Brenda Suarez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brenda, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Hi Brenda, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My business is my story, my journey, my truth, my transformation…my purpose. I live my life continuously healing the core of my being. The more I do so, the more I understand that happiness is MOST DEFINITELY a choice. Being an entrepreneur was never something I wanted. I have always seen an entrepreneur as someone who was disciplined, strong, confident, ambitious, and a go-getter. Qualities I have not always possessed. While swimming through the depths of my soul, I realized that our duty as magical beings is to SERVE, to find our purpose in the algorithm. To figure out how we will foster the collective healing of our people. Figuring out what our piece of the puzzle is can be a difficult task, but it’s SO worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT! The more knowledge I gained through my personal journey, the more I wanted to share! And the more excited I got about building a platform where I could help others find their version of freedom. Everyone deserves to feel confident and flourish in their own existence! Dancing was the art that pushed me ALL THE WAY outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to teach, I wanted to show people they could do it, that they could transform too! SO, I started teaching. Then came the motivational speeches, followed by empowerment meetings, private groups, 1:1 coaching, the development of #HealUPwithB’s first product: the Fitness 48 Program!, and most recently, a new podcast, #theHealUPLab, AND new holistic products! The goal of #theHealUPwithB movement is to create safe spaces for people to heal as a collective. For all of us to love ourselves more by moving and digging deep, by facing emotional trauma, by healing the barriers we set up for ourselves so we can live confidently and FREE. The more I heal, the more I can hold space to help others do the same! My business is about YOU!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am the Creator of the #HealUPwithB movement; a Motivational Speaker, Healer, Dancer and Confidence Coach! I am definitely not your average speaker/healer LOL, I like to dwell in the abyss of my own existence and heal from the depths of my soul. My movement is about ALL of us, healing as a collective is the GOAL! My motivational speeches and safe spaces are catered to the women in my community, but I think it is just as important to incorporate men’s empowerment as well. I talk about confidence, self love, weightloss, spirituality and overall holistic HEALING. It’s time for all of us to make a mind, body and soul transformation and heal traumas from many moons ago! My world was flipped upside down when I first started my journey to a better self. I wouldn’t describe the journey as “easy,” but it truly has been MAGICAL. Healing my soul keeps business going. I am SO proud of the movement! Proud that people understand the message and apply it to their lives, proud that I get to watch other people transform into the person they have always wanted to be! I think the main challenge I have experienced, as I foster my movement, is people not believing in the bigger picture. People expressing why I shouldn’t be a dance teacher, speaker and/or healer, why I should have this and why I should have that. Others opinions have knocked me down. BUT, with the help of my tribe, I get right back up. I keep pushing because I know this is my purpose, I know that sharing my story and using my voice is the reason I came back to this planet. My spirituality is what helps me push past other people’s opinions. I believe with ALL my heart that I am meant to do this, and my heart is what I will continue to follow. I’ve learned tooooons of lessons in my short time in business. The biggest lesson I have learned is NO MATTER WHAT, KEEP GOING! Keep planting seeds. People will not always value you and your brand, but that does not mean you are not valuable. People will be uncommunicative and unresponsive sometimes; every experience is a lesson, take it as such and keep MOVING! I want the world to know that any #HealUPwithB space is a safe space for people to be WHOEVER THEY ARE. I want you to be YOU, bring your energy, your personality, your spice, etc. I don’t have all the answers, that is why we are in this TOGETHER. You are NEVER alone, and together, we CAN and WILL heal.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If I was showing someone around San Diego, we’d start with a KING smoothie from “Be Fresh” on Logan Avenue to start the day! During the week, we would have lots of adventures around town sight seeing and searching for beautiful pockets of the city. We would visit Balboa Park, Seaport Village, Torrey Pines State Reserve, different parks around town, and of course, the beach! We would probably take a little road trip to the Carlsbad strawberry fields to take pictures of nature and buy delicious fruit! While we are up north, we would stop at the meditation gardens in Encinitas to continue our healing! Other local food/coffee spots to check out would be Por Vida, Border X, Las Hadas, The Kebab House, The Golden Hill Cafe, Hob Knob Hill, and any Lebanese place because they are ALL bomb! If they like Asian food, we’re going to Convoy in Clairemont or The Asian Bistro in Hillcrest for THAAAI FOOD! For healing spaces, we would visit Copal y Tierra, Agev Co., and Brujitix in Logan! San Diego has SOO many wonderful places, a week is definitely not long enough. But, these places would definitely be visited if I was showing someone around!

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?
My shoutout goes to my #HealUPwithB followers/supporters! Whether you’ve experienced my space in person, virtually, in spirit, one time, or twelve, I appreciate your support. Thank you for making this lifetime worth living!

Website: www.healupwithb.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beeeesuarez/ AND https://www.instagram.com/healupwithb/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/healupwithb/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beeeesuarez/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS9sgTuzeYk
Other: “The Heal UP Lab” Podcast is on Anchor and Spotify: https://anchor.fm/theHealUPLab

Image Credits
Tannia Godinez Photography