"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi
Steph Hendel is a certified health coach and personal trainer, speaker, mindset & emotional breakthrough expert as well as a nationally recognized model & actress. She is the creator of the highly acclaimed weight loss course, Body Built By Love and has been featured on both ABC and FOX as an expert in health and fitness. Steph’s knowledge, compassion, and 30-pound weight loss transformation has guided her to lead and empower women at Lorna Jane, Lululemon, Whole Foods, Pure Barre and much more. She was selected for Fox’s Masterchef as one of the top 80 home chefs in the nation. Her intention is to get women everywhere fit, healthy and radiant through the power of their mindset, beliefs and mood. She wants women everywhere to feel healthy, confident, beautiful and worthy in having a body and life of their dreams. Steph combines practical health & fitness strategy with mindset and emotional principles. She believes that accepting, embracing, loving and declaring your best and highest self each day combined with a clear strategy for your mind and body will catapult you into the life you’ve always wanted with a body you LOVE. Her work has transformed the bodies, lives and minds of hundreds of women all over the world with her innovative nutrition and fitness mindset courses.
- What motivates you?
I’m motivated by that light in someones eyes when they realize what is actually possible for them – when they realize, usually for the first time, that their dreams not only possible but are within reach. It fires me up! I’m motivated by the beauty and love in every persons heart. We all just want to give and love. I love when the walls are broken down and that love is super easy to access. Something else that motivates me is the mind. Literally anything is possible when you learn to control your mind. Most people do the opposite and let their minds control them. I love watching people do that to feel their best and live healthier lives.
- Describe a difficult situation you were in and how you overcame it?
A few months back on a trip to San Francisco my car was broken into and I had my backpack stolen. My backpack had many replaceable things in it but also had my laptop which had the majority of the work, courses, programs, videos, and photos I’ve spent the last 5 years compiling and creating for my online business. Of course I backed the laptop up, the only problem was that the external hard drive it was backed up on was also in the bag. My initial emotion was fear. Massive fear. How could I ever re-build this? They took my most valuable material possession. As soon as I felt that sinking feeling in my stomach, my mind kicked in. I’ve been training my mind to see the best in every situation for many years and use every hardship as a stepping stone. I scanned the situation for positives. I focused solely on the gift in this situation and began to thank God for this re-birth I was given. I now had the opportunity to completely let go of the old and create a new, better version of everything. I focused on the most valuable business resource of any, my mind, which can never be stolen. From that place – I felt amazing. I thanked that person who stole my backpack for freeing me and giving me the opportunity to start fresh and wished them the best in their life. I prayed that that laptop and hard drive could bless them in their own personal development and growth and help them realize their true potential. I chose to solely focus on the good in every bit of this situation, a situation that would be easy to feel victimized and fearful about. I focused on the gift that it was to have fresh air (from my broken car window) during the 6 hour car ride home from San Fran to Orange County and it become fun. We all have a choice in any situation in life to see the good or the bad. We always have a choice.
- What are your goals for the future?
I’m excited to share my powerful message of health and happiness through mindset with more women around the world and intend to reach and improve the lives of 1 million women with my digital courses and live speaking events by 2018. I see myself hosting a TV show as well as becoming a top model for lifestyle and fitness brands I believe in. Something else I’m excited to do is marry my soulmate and best friend, Josh Tarnofsky. It will be an incredible day full of love and an epic celebration and I can’t wait to dance with my Dad on that special day!
- What’s your favorite snack?
Home made organic, non-GMO popcorn with coconut oil and high quality sea salt! I also LOVE the Body Built By Love Beet Hummus from my food guide.
- What’s your favorite motivational quote?
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi