This week, I am very excited to present the Health Leadership Award to Latham Thomas, a maternity maven who has inspired and supported a countless number of new and expecting mothers.
Latham graduated from IIN in 2006, and went on to found Tender Shoots Wellness, a boutique holistic wellness practice. Based in New York, her practice catered to the needs of busy female professionals, but when Latham herself became pregnant, she recognized the lack of holistic resources available to busy moms. She has since founded Mama Glow, a maternity lifestyle brand that helps modern mothers tap into the abundance of this exciting stage in their lives.
Listening to Her Inner Voice
I was inspired to enroll in IIN because I knew, deep inside, that I was being pulled to work in wellness. I felt called to be a source of light and a living example to inspire others- but I lacked the tools and confidence to reach this goal. Joshua’s comprehensive program provided the support I needed to launch my career in the wellness space.
Founding a Mama Movement
My biggest accomplishment, aside from my son, is the creation of the Mama Glow brand- it's my baby. I've been able to provide services to countless women and educate them through our Mama Glow Film Festival and Mama Glow Salon Series, with the collaboration of Ricki Lake and Christy Turlington-Burns, among others. I am also excited to announce that my book on pregnancy and wellness, Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to a Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, comes out November 2012 (Hay House).
Advice for Future Health Leaders
Believe in yourself and the dream that is deep within you. Know it is your mandate to help change the world in your own special way. Surround yourself with others who are committed to living their dreams.
You can find out more about Latham’s work at MamaGlow by following her on Twitter @GlowMaven and Facebook.
We announce Health Leadership Awards of up to $5000 to outstanding graduates which motivate and IINspire our community.