147: {Healthy in the Valley Series} The Story of Leadership Martial Arts with Greg Garves



I’m so excited to introduce you to Greg Garves of Leadership Martial Arts

In this episode we get into the story of Leadership Martial Arts. How it came to be, the journey of finding his purpose and passion along with creating a community of clients that are her favorite people. Greg share some great nuggets about business ownership and how to live a more joy filled life.

Leadership Martial Arts is part of the 4th edition of Healthy in the Valley.

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In each publication, you’ll find the areas best & leading business owners who are passionate about health and wellness. Helping and serving you live your best life in mind, body and soul.

So if you’re local to the St. Croix Valley in Hudson WI - I invite you to grab your FREE copy by going to www.healthyinthevalley.com


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A bit about our Guest:   


Greg Garves is first and foremost a Child of the most High God and disciple of Jesus Christ. He is a husband of 23 years to beautiful Diane, and father of three gorgeous daughters. 
Greg has earned his 7th dan black belt in martial arts as well as his Masters Degree in the field of Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker which transfers nicely into his work with individuals and families in his lifework and ministry at Leadership Martial Arts. He has many years of education and experience in the field of recreation therapy and leading outdoor adventure trips. 

Greg is a voracious learner and provider of non-mainstream growth and thinking hacks. He is a business owner of 30 years, dog owner and trainer, tree planter, hunter, camper, canoeist and observer of people, behaviors and patterns. Greg is a connoisseur of cold-brew coffee, enemy of the Japanese Beetle, lover of raspberries and the perfectly-placed hammock. 

Other thoughts: Get and keep first things first. We have many roles and learn many views from the total of the life experience we have-use them all! Ask better questions. Trust your intuition. Ditch the screens-get your feet dirty. Get comfortable and confident in being uncomfortable. 

A bit about Melissa Rose: 

In 2009, Melissa Rose started her business in the basement of her home. She taught the art of dance to students of all ages while her babies were right along with her in the pack and play.  With her passion, resilience, and tenacity - she created a business that has become "The Highlight of Your Week" for her tribe, her team and her community.  

Along with running a successful brick and mortar business, Melissa is also a visibility coach for brick and mortar businesses, Melissa guides other boss ladies to a flourishing brick and mortar business that provides for their own tribe - creating a legacy for themselves, their family and their community.  

Melissa is a super mama of five kiddos, enjoys super long hikes (without her kids) or playing in her garden.  At the end of the day you can find her snuggling with a self development book most likely with an ice cold beer

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