Empowering Wellness Professionals: How to Build a Thriving Community

In this podcast episode, Cate and Mary Westley delve into the world of creating an engaging community centered around well-being and personal growth. Mary shares her experience and insights on building a successful community platform and navigating the challenges along the way. From simplifying the user experience to incorporating effective video features, Cate and Mary explore the key elements that contribute to a thriving community. Tune in to discover the strategies and mindset necessary to lead and cultivate a supportive environment.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Insights into building and managing an engaging community platform.
  • Understanding the importance of simplicity and user-friendly features.
  • Tips for incorporating effective video content and engagement.
  • Learning to lead and structure a community around a specific mission.
  • Exploring strategies for facilitating discussions and fostering connections.


  • The importance of simplifying the user experience to create a centralized hub for community members.
  • Balancing the desire for multiple courses within the community with the need for simplicity and ease of access.
  • Leveraging video content creation tools, such as Loom, to enhance engagement and deliver valuable messages.
  • The evolving perception of challenges with the community platform and the role of feedback in addressing concerns.
  • Recognizing the significance of testimonials and understanding why showing up is crucial for community leaders.
  • Building the structure of the community around a mission, focusing on facilitating discussions and guiding members through transitions.
  • Exploring strategies like utilizing breakout rooms to enhance interaction and connection among community members.


  • “People appreciate simplicity and having a centralized place for all their community needs.”
  • “Video content creation tools like Loom provide an accessible way to share valuable insights with the community.”
  • “Building a community is about creating the structure around the mission, not just filling it with content.”
  • “The role of community leaders is to facilitate discussions and guide members through their journeys.”
  • “Over time, the community’s functionality and engagement will improve and evolve.”

Tune in to the full episode to gain deeper insights into building and managing an engaging community for well-being and growth.

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