Business Name: LifeVantage
Member Name: Marsha Grant
Business Address: 28 Piedmont St., Warrenton
Business Phone: 703-909-0705
Business Website: www.marshagrant.lifevantage.com
When and why did you decide to start your own company?
During my career as a healthcare provider, I developed concerns with conventional treatments, medications, and potential toxicities as we age. There are over 200 possible conditions that can affect how we age and I started my research in nutrigenomics (the study of the effects of foods and supplements on gene expression and how they affect the human genome). This all led me to start my own company, LifeVantage.
How does your business serve the local community?
My company provides nutraceuticals backed by peer-reviewed scientific medical journals. These products promote wellness and fight the effects of aging. The business model I use allows me to educate and mentor people in the aging process.
Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your current profession.
When I was working with a family dealing with dementia, the primary caregiver (the daughter) was trying to care for her father. She had so many mixed feelings because her father was an abusive alcoholic but she still wanted to do right by him, and I was able to help her break through her toxic emotions. I witnessed a moving transformation when her father, in a brief moment of lucidity, gave me permission to pray. I saw this man transformed before my eyes. Peace filled the room, and he returned to daughter’s home and lived two more weeks in perfect peace. I will never forget that moment.
Tell us about your experience with the Fauquier Chamber. How has it supported you in your local business?
I have met and developed a close business relationship with leaders and business owners in my community. This has facilitated a strong base of support and referrals.
What are the top three business tips and tricks can you offer other professionals?
First, never judge people-don’t form opinions of them too quickly. Always first assume that a person is good until proven otherwise. Second, if you can’t be generous when it’s hard, you won’t be when it’s easy. Third, build relationships in every area of your life, especially in business, by cultivating good communication to prevent misunderstandings.
Are you from this area?
I have lived in Fauquier County for over 30 years.
What is your favorite season in this area, and why?
Spring–it’s so beautiful here in the Piedmont and the events are plentiful in this season.
What are some hobbies you enjoy?
Swimming and reading with a nice hot cup of good coffee!
What is your favorite restaurant?
Claire’s at the Depot
What is your favorite local high school sports team?
Liberty Eagles Football and Basketball.
What was your first job, or your most interesting job prior to your current profession? Working as a nurse’s aide in a private hospital. That is where I realized my gift as a healer.