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So, it’s probably no surprise that we are in business together. What may come as a surprise however is that we actually like it! It wasn’t always that way – and don’t be fooled…it’s not that way every day now either. Believe me, we had a long season where we didn’t even know if we would make it. The fire of marriage gets “hot” for all of us and we have the decision to invest and commit, or quit.
Working together has been the refining fire that has brought so many impurities to the surface that were already there. So quitting on each other or our vision for our marriage wasn’t the answer – committing to growing individually past our “junk” was. The problem wasn’t our marriage. The problem lie deep within each of us and we had the power to change it.
Our vision for impacting the lives of people around us was birthed in the fire of tragedy and loss that nearly cost us our marriage. Doing businesses together turned up the heat to a whole new level, but has been the very thing God has used to bring us closer together. You see, we don’t want to retire one day after working jobs for 40 years and realize we had no idea how to do life together.
We dreamed of financial freedom (we pretty much lived paycheck to paycheck) so that we could resource other people to live out their purpose. We also wanted to travel (our only trip every year was to visit family at Christmas) so that we could allow our kids to experience the world rather than just read about it. And we wanted to make our own work hours and be our own bosses (Nathan worked 50-70 hours every week) so that we could spend more time with our family.
“Time” was a driving motivator for us to figure out how to make this marriage-business relationship work. We know the value of a minute all too well. In 2006 our lives instantly changed when our infant son went to heaven unexpectedly from SIDS.
As we journeyed through our grief, the loss of our son threatened our marriage and cost us our job. But God in His grace used that “Marker Moment” to instill new identity and purpose and equipped us with perseverance to navigate the journey filled with Hope.
HealthyOates, Inc. was birthed to instill Hope, through everything that we do, that God take our tragedies and turns them into triumphs. He restores financially, heals broken hearts, and redeems failing relationships.
We are passionate about working with committed individuals to help them identify areas of need, discover hidden dreams, and mapping out an action plan to live the life they’ve always wanted. We love equipping people who are serious about positive change with a vehicle to radically transform their health, finances, family, and future.
It takes hard work, but that doesn’t scare us. It energizes us.
Before we officially went into business together, we worked with youth and families for over 10 years. Playing multiple sports for years contributes to our competitive spirits, love for hard work, and tenacity.
If you’re ready to thrive in your health, fitness, business, and family we can help you design it and equip you with the tools to succeed.