I met Allya Orlov last year at a Club MomMe event. Allya is the Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley Founding MomMe. In that role, she organizes events in the Valley for Club MomMe, which is a supportive, fun & educational community for expectant moms &/or moms with young children.
Over the last few months, I’ve gotten to know Allya since I work for an online babysitting company that frequently partners with Club MomMe at events. What I didn’t realize until about a month ago is that Allya is a certified Health Coach. She is also the owner of Organic Life Wellness which is based in Studio City.
Please meet the latest Real Mom of the SFV, Allya Orlov!
How/why did you begin your business?
Allya: I started Organic Life Wellness because I love teaching people how to live a healthier, happier life! With all the hormones, pesticides, chemicals, and antibiotics that we encounter everyday, it’s difficult and overwhelming to try to make sense of it all. That’s where I come in. I work with clients on a one-on-one basis to help them make practical, easy and affordable nutritional and lifestyle changes for themselves and their families. It’s much easier to do when you have a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on and a professional who has all the information you’re looking for in one place!
What is one tip or piece of advice that you would give to other female entrepreneurs?
Allya: It’s all about balance! One of the main reasons I went into business for myself was to spend more time with my daughter, but then I realized that I was always working. Now, I schedule time that is for working and set aside time to spend with my family (with phones and computers put away). I also make sure to find time for me. Whether it’s a massage, a mani/pedi or just a walk around the block, it’s as important to have “me” time as it is to have family time.
What do you like best about having a business in the San Fernando Valley?
Allya: I was a city girl for a long time before moving back to the Valley when we had our daughter. I find that there is so much community here. You know the saying, “it takes a village..” well, I feel that I actually do have a village here. Also, there are a lot of families who are shifting towards a more natural, holistic lifestyle here. I love the ease of finding a gluten free bakery, yoga studio or Eco toy store. I’m definitely a valley girl again 🙂
If there was one thing you wish you knew before you began your business, what would that be?
Allya: One person can only do so much and sometimes, you just need for another set of hands. I am proud to say I have a family that is beyond supportive! Whether it’s watching the little one while I write a blog or helping me create a website..they are always there. Find your people and don’t be afraid to ask for their help.
I’m amazed that Allya is able to juggle it all – Club MomMe, her health coaching practice & motherhood. I love her “it takes a village” analogy, it is so true!
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