Women In Wellness: Stacie Croffe Of Facey Stacey On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

Women In Wellness: Stacie Croffe Of Facey Stacey On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing


The second is to know what you want to do in your business and what you do not want to do. It’s easy to add on a lot of different services thinking you’ll bring in more costumes and revenue. Often, adding too much at one time confuses your customers and diminishes your revenue.

Today, more than ever, wellness is at the forefront of societal discussions. From mental health to physical well-being, women are making significant strides in bringing about change, introducing innovative solutions, and setting new standards. Despite facing unique challenges, they break barriers, inspire communities, and are reshaping the very definition of health and wellness. In this series called women in wellness we are talking to women doctors, nurses, nutritionists, therapists, fitness trainers, researchers, health experts, coaches, and other wellness professionals to share their stories and insights. As a part of this series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Facey Stacey.

Facey Stacey promotes spa director to Chief Executive Nurse and launches CEO VIP Luxury Wellness Package

FLINT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, June 8, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Executive women in Flint and surrounding areas now have an additional health and wellness expert with promotion of Stacie J. Croffe to Chief Executive Nurse and Corporate Wellness Liaison at Facey Stacey. Dubbed “The Executive Nurse”, Croffe’s promotion comes at the one-year anniversary of Facey Stacey and as a direct result of women’s needs in the area.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

Hi, I’m Stacie J. Croffe. I, like so many women I encounter, taught body positivity to my three daughters while struggling with my body image. As a Master’s Prepared Licensed Healthcare Executive, you’d think I’d never struggle with any type of body image. I’d always treat my body with care and respect especially since I teach this to my daughters regularly.

So, I started to work hard on my health and lost 55 pounds. I took classes in a variety of aesthetics to begin to create a space for women like myself — ones who knew loving ourselves was important but felt insecure in traditional medspas.

As I began to work on myself and my accreditations for aesthetics services, I started to notice the women who didn’t always feel comfortable with certain types of medspa environments. So, as the Chief Executive Nurse at Facey Stacey in Novi, Michigan, I cast the vision for everyone to feel welcome and that each person’s experience would be curated to fit her needs.

I’m proud of the work I’ve done and excited to speak with you about it. I believe, almost every woman reading this will find herself in my story and in the work I do with Facey Stacey Health Spa.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

As with a lot of people in business, I learned one of my most valuable lessons after being let go from a job.

It started with me evaluating my relationship with our current healthcare system. Instead of treating a patient after she gets sick, I wanted to provide her with preventative care to keep her from getting sick. I wanted to open a business that focused on preventative care type services.

However, I started my new path while working for one of the nation’s largest providers of aesthetics. I went to work thinking nothing of my studies with preventative medicine, yet I was let go from the company by a woman I didn’t know stating that it was a conflict of interest.

I sat in the parking lot brokenhearted, not knowing what to do next. Even though IV vitamin therapy was not a service provided by this company, they still thought I was trying to steal intellectual property. After I got let go from the company they followed up with a cease and desist file and a non-compete within a 60-mile radius. Remember, I was a start-up and this was a huge franchise. I could not fight any of this!

This further made me angry as it violated one of my core values: Autonomy: The capacity of an agent to act in accordance with objective morality rather than under the influence of desires.

In healthcare it can be so hard to do the right thing; out of fear of retaliation, it can be hard for nurses to admit to a mistake in fear of losing their job. It can be hard to create a business to serve your community because your current employer may see that as a threat. It may be hard to refuse a patient assignment that is not safe when you have bills to pay, kids’ sports uniforms to buy, and food to put on the table. It is not always easy to do the right thing when you are under the thumb of that system.

Now, as hard as those lessons were, I have the time to educate my clients, we focus on disease prevention, wellness, and reversing disease. But it takes courage, a strong conviction in knowing who you are and what you stand for, and it may even take a couple of tears along the way.

It has been said that our mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Can you share a story about a mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

A huge mistake I made when first starting was not understanding business. I came to my business from a nurse’s standpoint instead of the view of the Chief Executive Officer of a company.

As soon as I realized I needed training and coaching, I sought the best options. Sustainability does not come from trying to do everything on your own or for free, you need a village to raise a business, and you also need to fail fast and hard as long as you fail forward.

Now I am more comfortable in my ability to show up for my cause, the ability to express what is important to me, and the ability to say that I help high performing individuals increase their energy and decrease their stress and anxiety while optimizing their wellness.

That does not come by luck or prayer or any of the other things I tried in the past. That comes through discipline, repetition, and having a solid coaching team.

I have also learned to never ask for advice from someone who has never been where you are trying to go as they can only look at your vision through the lenses of a limited perspective. It is going to take someone outside of you to pull something from the inside of you that you have never seen before.

Let’s jump to our main focus. When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?

I truly believe every person is unique and I’ve made it my life’s mission to make every woman accept herself as she is now and lean into the possibility of being the healthiest version of herself.

As I mentioned, I’ve lost over 50 pounds to regain my health. I also have others on my staff who have walked the walk — lost weight, gained muscle, eat healthier, manage stress — and this allows them to share space with our clients who want to achieve similar goals.

My biggest impact is providing moms with the tools and resources to take care of themselves. We may know the adage, put on your air mask first, but we don’t. We take care of everyone else to the detriment of ourselves. I’m on a mission to show the possibility, and reward, of taking care of yourself along with your family — And, how doing this is GREAT for your family.

Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing?

1 . Stay Hydrated. Up to 60% of the human adult body should be water. According to Mitchell and others (1945), the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. When we are not hydrating our bodies properly, they cannot function as they’re supposed to for our overall health. The most effective way to stay hydrated is to get an IV Hydration Therapy Drip every 4–6 weeks.

2 . Stay within your Ideal Weight. With so many options for supported weight loss available to us, it’s amazing how many people are still overweight to morbidly obese. Every extra pound takes its toll on our vital organs. One of the number one things my Medspa offers is customized medical weightloss. We work with each person to find the right program for success. And, since we began our program, we’ve seen hundreds of pounds fall off our clients!

3 . Vitamins & Minerals Matter. We live in a fast-food, fact-action world. Because of this, we often do not take the time to eat and drink what our bodies need to function at their best level. Taking supplements for what you’re missing in your everyday diet helps make up the difference for us. Most people know about oral supplements. Because of our bodies’ design, we can only absorb about half of the benefits of oral supplements. That’s why getting weekly injections of vitamins and minerals via an intramuscular shot offers the best solution for my patients.

4 . Get Regular Check-Ups. I think a lot of people, especially people of color, do not pay attention to preventative healthcare options that are available to them. As I talk with you, it’s the end of October which is breast cancer awareness month. Did you know that black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other race? Often it’s because we do not get regular mammograms which means we do not catch breast cancer as early as others. Getting yearly checkups with a licensed healthcare provider can do wonders for your health!

5 . Invest in You. Ultimately, the best tip I can give for healthy living is to take the time to invest in yourself every day. Maybe it’s a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute meditation. It doesn’t always have to be a full day at th spa (though we love those!) but it needs to be something. It could be taking the time to make a healthy smoothie instead of grabbing a cookie when you need a snack. Whatever it is, it’s about you and what your body needs.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?

At Facey Stacey, our #1 goal, and what we’re known for throughout the Detroit area, is helping women over 40 lose weight. We have a BE FACEY BE WELL program that can almost guarantee (if followed properly) women will lose 20 pounds in 30 days.

If you work out, you know how heavy a 20-pound weight feels. Imagine carrying that weight, and more, around when your body is starting to change so rapidly that most women start to feel like strangers in their own bodies. That is why I believe if women 40 and older can be supported in their weight loss journey — without judgment on how they lose it — then we’ll start to see a huge shift in healthier living overall.

Why? Because women 40–60 are the ones who bear the bulk of the weight of taking care of everyone around them. They’re the CEOs of board rooms and kitchens. They’re the ones running classrooms and carpools. They’re the ones who need the 5 minutes of meditation but cannot find even 5 minutes.

So, I want to support them and make one part of their journey successful. Weight loss is my way.

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

Wow, that is a great question… I think the first thing is to get a mentor who can lead you through the challenges of business ownership. I have one now and she’s truly allowed me to grow as a person as well as a business owner.

The second is to know what you want to do in your business and what you do not want to do. It’s easy to add on a lot of different services thinking you’ll bring in more costumes and revenue. Often, adding too much at one time confuses your customers and diminishes your revenue.

The other three are keep going, keep going, keep going. Every time I think I’m ready to stop, I have someone in my corner noticing something I missed and that I did really well. Remind yourself to keep going. You can do this!

Sustainability, veganism, mental health, and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

These are all so important. For me and my line of work, I believe mental health is the most dear to me. Taking care of ourselves — in whatever way makes the most sense based on our needs — is truly so important. How we take of ourselves directly relates to our mental health.

To support women’s mental health, I’m launching a Femme Fresh product line on Black Friday. I want every woman to have every resource they need for maximum health.

What is the best way for our readers to further follow your work online?

Your readers can follow me in several ways!

Website: faceystacey.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LuxurySkinsuite

Instagram: www.instagram.com/faceystaceyhealthspa

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stacie-j-croffe-530069156/

Email: sjc@faceystacey.com

Phone: 810–210–8227

Thank you for these fantastic insights! We wish you continued success and good health.

About the Interviewer: Wanda Malhotra is a wellness entrepreneur, lifestyle journalist, and the CEO of Crunchy Mama Box, a mission-driven platform promoting conscious living. CMB empowers individuals with educational resources and vetted products to help them make informed choices. Passionate about social causes like environmental preservation and animal welfare, Wanda writes about clean beauty, wellness, nutrition, social impact and sustainability, simplifying wellness with curated resources. Join Wanda and the Crunchy Mama Box community in embracing a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle at CrunchyMamaBox.com.

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