No one could honestly not be more qualified in the themes of The Entrepology Podcast than today’s guest, Anne Matthews.
Anne is a mother of four, a badass business owner, and a Chinese Medicine Practitioner with credentials out the wazoo! She has a clinic here, in the GTA, called Energy Tree Studios, with a particular focus on fertility.
In today’s episode, we got down on a variety of topics, including how old you need to actually be to have a baby, how to balance children and entrepreneurship, and whether or not we should be freezing our eggs as entrepreneurs or just working to preserve egg quality.
This interview was so incredibly fascinating and it crossed the entire spectrum of having kids and running a business from preconception to literally having four of them running around! We covered all sorts of topics and got into all of the juicy details between — so be sure to join Anne and me as we dive in deep!
[1:13] About today’s guest!
[2:29] Welcoming Anne to the podcast!
[3:08] Anne tells us the story of what got her to where she is today.
[6:00] How Anne built a successful brand and business with four children.
[9:00] How being an entrepreneur gives Anne the flexibility to balance work and children.
[10:27] Why being an entrepreneur was a no-brainer for Anne and came naturally.
[12:23] Anne’s perspective on how the pressures from our culture on fertility can affect a woman’s hormones and influence their decision on when to have children.
[20:25] Culturally, how did we get to this place of assuming fertility is hard?
[22:35] How to improve the quality of your eggs at any age.
[29:50] Does acupuncture directly or indirectly improve the quality of your eggs?
[31:42] Quick tips for women to do on a daily basis to improve their egg quality.
[33:50] How Anne’s fertility assessment differs from that of a fertility clinic’s or naturopathic doctor.
[37:36] How often Anne sees those who visit her in relation to fertility.
[41:22] Anne’s key performance indicators!
[50:12] Where to find Anne online.
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More About Anne Matthews
Anne Matthews is a mother to four very “spirited” children (ages 7, 6, 2, and 9 months), a Registered Acupuncturist, a Certified Personal Trainer and one of the few Canadians to have earned a Fellowship with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). She owns and operates a successful fertility acupuncture clinic in downtown Toronto. Anne is also a Pro Trainer and the creator and curator of her online personal training membership — the Energy Makeover.
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“If somebody [has] a really low AMH but their FSH levels are normal, … I celebrate! … “Look! You’re not in menopause! You have a low ovarian reserve, … but it doesn’t mean you’re not going to be able to get pregnant … [or] speak to the quality of your eggs.”
— Anne Matthews
“I think that the key [to successful entrepreneurship] is to really just keep looking for constant inspiration and always growing [and] always trying to be better. ” — Anne Matthews
“That’s the key for successful entrepreneurship; knowing that you’re not there yet. Ever.” — Anne Matthews