Welcome to Episode 142 of Building My Legacy.

Like most leaders, you’re probably driven and goal-focused. That’s important to move your career and your business forward. But it also takes a toll on your body. In fact, long hours — particularly when you’re hunched over a computer — can affect not only your back but also your oxygen level, which in turn triggers stress, impacting your ability to think clearly and even how you interact with your co-workers.

In this podcast, we talk with personal trainer and yoga instructor Megan Nolan about simple steps you can take now to maintain and improve your health. Megan also talks about how she was able to differentiate her yoga studio from the many other yoga teachers in Maui by emphasizing health in the workplace and customizing programs to the specific needs of her corporate clients. Her messages are important for leaders concerned about their own health and future as well as the health, engagement and productivity of their teams. And it’s a critical message for you if you want to enjoy retirement and your legacy … because you want to take your health with you.

So if you want to know:

  • Why your body “complains” when you sit for extended periods of time
  • About the ROI of self-care at work
  • What weight-bearing really exercise is — and how yoga can play a role
  • Why, if exercise isn’t fun, you shouldn’t do it
  • How to make time for self-care at work


About Megan Nolan

Megan Nolan, the owner of Vitality Wellness Maui, has 16 years’ experience as a personal trainer and yoga instructor. Her mission is to help female entrepreneurs around the world embody their most resilient, confident and powerful selves. She works with a variety of local corporate clients on Maui, offering customized programs to help their employees improve their focus, creativity and productivity. Megan has also created a wide selection of online programs to make yoga fun and accessible for people everywhere. Try it for yourself! Megan offers a free 10-minute “Yoga at My Desk” break, designed to ease neck and shoulder tension, at https://bit.ly/deskyogabreak

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.