Name: Georgia Pynchon Grey
City: Denver, Colorado
Main Hustle: 1st Grade Teacher
Side Hustle: Holistic Nutritionist
How did you get started?: I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2014. From my nutritional education and personal experience, I developed a holistic nutrition business centered around helping people deal with autoimmune disorders.
I launched my first business in 2014 and then got diagnosed with several autoimmune conditions. I realized that even as someone who was a health coach there were few nutritional resources for autoimmunity, and no one could really tell me “what to do.” It was a hard and lonely time, so I love helping others avoid that feeling.
When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work from home, when I have time at school, on the weekends/evenings and then meet my clients at coffee shops around Denver! I also have fantastic restaurants and fitness studios that host me for workshops.
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: The challenges are trying to balance it all. I teach 1st grade all day, tutor kids in reading after school, run my nutrition business, and work for a nutrition start-up app. So I guess you could say I have multiple side hustles! Hah!
I think finding time and energy to do what I need to do can be the most difficult as well!
Being your own boss can be amazing but difficult! Sometimes you can doubt yourself, but I find a positive mindset is key!
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: I love seeing my clients FEEL better from how I teach them how to eat. I also incorporate self care as a huge part of my protocol for autoimmunity, so it’s cool to see people start taking care of themselves and practicing self love.
Who is your greatest supporter?: My boyfriend, Reed, is my biggest cheerleader. He keeps me positive, motivated, and also oversees the practicalities of running my own business. Also our black lab, Huck!
Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: I’m really inspired by women who start and run their own businesses. I love women in the nutrition space as well, like Kris Carr and Melissa Ambrosini. Jen Sharpiro, Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, and Ekhart Tolle are some of my favorite authors.
They’ve all inspired me to share my personal story and be unafraid of the vulnerabilities that come with it.
Have you received recognition for your work?:
Featured on: Cappello’s
The Select 7
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: I hope to be the go-to resource for people who get diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and are left alone wondering, “Now what?” My dream is for my side hustle to become my abundant, full-time hustle!
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
It’s easy to convince yourself you’re not ready to launch your side hustle because of little things, like your website isn’t fully ready, you need to practice photography more, etc. So my biggest advice would be to just start NOW. There’s never going to be a perfect time when you’re fully “ready” and everything is set. You will learn the most along the way and as you take action. Push fear aside and go for it.
You’ll also find that people are incredibly supportive–not judgmental!