When we read the brief business profile that Jan Oliver submitted for our new section on female entrepreneurs, we thought here was one smart lady.
“My 3-minute program was created for the woman who can’t stick to a diet or exercise plan” Jan wrote. “As a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience, I know there is only one way to lose weight: Eat Less and Exercise More. I have seen it time after time, in patient after patient, and in multiple settings (not always in sickness). It is the goal of my company to dispel weight loss myths with this one simple truth. I want to show you, three minutes at a time, how to incorporate exercise into your day naturally, without all the hype and dramatic wardrobe changes. A commitment of three minutes a day is a great place to start and totally do-able. Write to me today, tell me about your greatest challenge, struggle, mind game. What makes you go into a food frenzy? I would love to hear your story and will do my best to serve you with professional and accurate information and a passion to see you succeed.”
FOF: What is your background and what led you to this weight-loss program?
JO: I’m 60, divorced and have three kids. My oldest is 31 and the youngest is 25. I’ve been a nurse for 39 years. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 13 years in Spokane, WA, then we moved to California for a short time, and then back to Washington. I’ve worked in all fields of nursing, including ER, rural nursing, psych, rehab, geriatrics, and now I’m in hospice, so I’ve kind of come full circle, from birth to death. My job is admitting people to the hospice service, which is called Hospice of Spokane North. It’s been around for 45 years.