Meeting Michelle "The CBD Nurse" was quite a reward... to see the knowledge that she holds while practicing natural and holistic care, even as a professional nurse with experience in western medicine practice. Here's what she told us:
1. Who are you? What do you do and How long have you been in business?
I am the CEO & Founder of Agnew Matrix LLC., DBA Michelle The CBD Nurse, a Cannabis Nurse Consulting Service.
The brand was established to disseminate quality Information, Education and Research on the Health Benefits of the Cannabis Plant and the increasing use of Cannabis within the Healthcare Industry. I created this brand earlier this year after researching how the Nursing Profession had entered into the cannabis industry with a new role called Cannabis Nurse.
The brand provides Education on Cannabis and Healthcare through Personal Consultations, Group Consultations, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Nursing Schools and other interested entities.
The “michellethecbdnurse.wakanna.com” my Online CBD Dispensary, provide the quality CBD Supplements recommended through consultations. A full Nursing Assessment is done on current health and history for people interested in an alternative, natural way of healing without using industrialized pharmaceuticals with serious sides affects. The online dispensary also provides a business opportunity for others to enter into the Cannabis Industry.
2. How did you end up there? I have always naturally been an educator and consultant in my 30year registered nurse career. I utilized my knowledge of assessment and combined it with educating myself fully on the cannabis plant.
In the late1990’s, I was the Founder and CEO of a homeless shelter for 50 women and children. Through personal consultations, education and resources; many women went on to establish jobs and housing for their family.
3. Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have overcome it? Due to the negative stigma that exist with cannabis, I’ve found the greatest challenge is getting my brand out there and in front of the stigma to as many people, organizations and healthcare providers as possible to educate on the health benefits of cannabis. I have not overcome the challenge of stigma, it’s appears to be a slow process; but I have been able to educate and consult
through engaging nurses, collaborating with other healthcare colleagues, communication on social media and networking events.
4. What do you believe is an important factor in success for entrepreneurs?
The most important factor in success is to take the option of quitting, giving up or throwing in the towel OFF the table. The option does not exist to a successful entrepreneur. Consistency and staying focused on your goals, aspirations and dreams are all traits of a successful business owner. Often when I am hit with a week of “No’s”, I just take some time to reset my energy.
(a lot of no’s can drain you).
5. How do you contribute to women's empowerment? I contribute to women empowerment by being Present when communicating and perceptive of the emotion that is linked with having support when needed. I celebrate their success and provide a listening ear for their struggles.
6. Anything coming up that you want us to know about? Yes, I am working on an Educational Course on navigating cannabis and healthcare that I want to pitch to our local community colleges offering healthcare programs. Secondly, I am looking for nurses in the cannabis industry to come on board as officers and members in a startup association.
7. How can readers keep in contact with you?
For Cannabis Nurse Consulting Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
For Startup Online CBD Dispensary – www.michellethecbdnurse.wakanna.com