Why I became a BuyWell Ambassador (Q+A with Alysha Newman)
What do a Team Canada Olympic athlete and a natural health and wellness marketplace have in common? Turns out, a lot.
Transparency, honesty and a fierce commitment to helping Canadians live better are just some of the values we share with our Ambassador, Alysha Newman.
Alysha is a record-setting pole vaulter and Olympic athlete from Ontario who’s been pushing boundaries from a young age. Being an elite competitor has taught her a lot about dedication, recovery, resilience and has kept her open to the possibilities that come with change.
When Alysha joined forces with the BuyWell community, her main goal was to make a positive impact and help motivate people to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
So, we asked her a few questions about joining our team!
Q: What’s the number one value that drew you to help support the BuyWell mission?
A: Trust is a value I live every day. I depend on having a loyal and honest relationship with my coaches, family, friends, and coworkers. If there is something, I’ve learned through the trials and tribulations of Olympic competition is that communication and honesty go a long way. The fact that BuyWell strives to offer Canadians quality products and does so with transparency and integrity is really important to me.
Q: You already make a big impact by representing Canada at the Olympic games, why was it important for you to advocate for BuyWell’s mission?
A:. Since the day I could walk, I’ve dedicated my life to sport, and it’s been an amazing ride. And while I continue to represent Canada on the elite level, I desire a deeper impact with my fellow Canadians. Joining forces with BuyWell allows me to help make wellness more accessible for all. I want to impact others in this positive way and help to push people past their, perceived, limits because we all deserve happiness and health.
Q: What did you first expect when you met BuyWell Founder, Amanda LeBlanc, and the rest of the team?
A: Going into the office for the first time, I was a little nervous. I knew Amanda was kind and generous and extremely driven to make a difference. And, to my surprise, every single person on the BuyWell team was the same way; real, honest, passionate and motivated. I’m so excited every time I meet with the team because I feed off everyone’s positive, creative and motivated energy. I can honestly say that I haven’t felt anything like that since my commonwealth gold medal!