Through her struggles she discovered her true passion
“I keep moving forward because I don’t have a choice. If I’m not helping people and pushing the limits I feel like I’m dying. Who wants to feel like that?!”
Lane Kennedy was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She gained a modeling contract that lasted for more than two decades and was earning more money than she can ever need. Needless to say, she became successful at an early age and was living an extraordinary life but that soon changed.
In the year 1996, it seemed that life perfect and everything was going her way, except for her failing health. She began to feel sick all the time, started missing work, dealing with life and daily task were becoming a drag. She began to get depressed and couldn’t get anything done and didn’t know what was the source of her sickness. She visited many of the best doctors in Beverly Hills and all of them told her the same thing, “Not sure why your white blood count is so low, not sure why you are so achy…not sure why you are actually living, all arrows point to A.I.D.S” and she would end up heading hope confused and with no answers.
One day she decided to do some research and made the decision that she was done with traditional doctors. She started hacking her internal system, gave different types of vitamins and potions a try to see if they would help improve her health. Nothing was working until 2003 when she starting changing her diet to better fulfill her nutritional needs. She began to understand how what she put into her body affected her health and she began to feel better!
She started to heal her own body! Over the years doctors told her should wouldn’t be able to do certain things because of her health issues and said that she wouldn’t be able to carry a child but in October of 2009, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She ate what her body asked for and through better nutrition she was able to improve her health! Through her struggles, she discovered that her true purpose in life was to help people become better versions of themselves and bring out the best out of them. Thus she created Upgraded Woman and became a Certified Bulletproof Coach.
Hi Lane, can you introduce yourself and tell us more about the experiences that you offer through Verlocal?
At the end of the day, I’m a wellness advisor with 20+ years of biohacking experience which has led me to help 1000s of people every month as a Certified Bulletproof Coach. If you’re walking around tired, stressed out, broken, and can’t quite figure out how to feel better while your doctor tells you you’re fine… I’m going to help you find a way with one of my classes:
•Bulletproof your Meal, Change your plate change your health — we spend 3+ hours cooking together talking about your body’s bio-individuality and it’s needs to become more resilient, healthy and strong.
•Values + You = Fulfilling Presence Based Life — we spend 2.5 hours together where you learn how to destress your life at any given moment about any subject. Traffic has you stressed, NO MORE. Kids have you stressed, NO more…
•How to be the sexiest person in the room! This is a fun two-hour class where you learn the skills of owning the room and making an impact.
Tell us about your background: When did you first become inspired to do what you love?
I have been in business my whole life, started in the fashion world, modeled, built businesses, consulted, and then got very sick which led me on my health journey. Helping people has always been a priority for me, and I understand the subtle difficulties that we face every day when we are not feeling right. I love helping women find their own “right”!
What does your passion mean to you?
JUST DO IT. It means everything- If I’m not helping people change I’m not doing my job and I feel horrible! Being a Coach and creating Upgraded Woman reaches women in a positive way, allowing everyone who is in it know that they are not alone in figuring out their way to health and happiness.
What made you want to pursue your passion and become a host?
I was tired of women asking the same questions, and hearing the same symptoms. “I’m tired, I’m stressed, I can’t lose this weight…” I love sharing with women and watching the lights come on, so to speak, with how easy it can be to change habits and become the healthiest, brightest, woman in the room, and not be stressed out anymore. Being a host allows me to have a personal connection with others, I love it!
Tell us about your biggest achievement since you started Upgraded Woman and Bulletproof Coach.
There are so many. Helping a woman become fertile, and getting pregnant, that’s a highlight. Creating a community of women who share a common goal, seeking their own wellness. Um, what else, oh, saving a woman $125,000.00 on a business decision, and watching her confidence grow as she became aware of her strengths and Presence. That was a really great experience!!
What was your biggest challenge when you first started your business?
Announcing what I do and educating people on what it is that I can do to help them achieve more in their life. People tend to think, oh she’s just another LIFE Coach, and there is nothing wrong or bad with being a life coach. My training and experience are beyond the typical life coach, I deal with an individual’s brain and the empirical case studies and science on changing the neural pathways. This changes everything!
What inspires you to continue building and improving your business?
We, our society is sick. I see it every day, people are tired, stressed, over teched, and eating food that is not feeding the body properly. We need change, and I only hope to inspire and help people make the personal change that they need to live a healthy satisfying life.
What are your goals for the future and what advice can you give to people who want create a business from doing what they love?
Making sure that everyone has an opportunity to be healthy. Create the Upgraded Woman Retreat! Dig in and don’t stop. Keep pivoting until your business hits the sweet spot with people.
What does Verlocal mean to you?
Awesome people and community. I love being a part of the community and sharing with like-minded local. I truly believe in the front porch theory and this is kind of like getting back to it.
Join Lane this Saturday, June 24th and learn how to listen and take care of your body at her Wellness Unplugged class – hurry there are limited spots left!!