Sharing stories about wellness is important because the majority of people don’t really understand wellness itself—probably because wellness is quite a dynamic process of change. —Agnieszka K. Wielgosz
As an artist, painter, photographer, researcher, and now producer, journalist, and the founder at #CEIcollective, I have spent my entire 20 years of my career telling other people’s stories. My desire to understand someone's story about their journey and what drives them, keeps drawing me into making purpose-driven content through video. — AGNIESZKA WIELGOSZ
You’re a holistic and functional health practitioner, a visionary.
You’ve created your unique holistic treatment technique.
Your journey shares a common thread with that of others— a drive to make an impact in your community and improve health and well-being for all.
You’re aware that modern medicine doesn’t take holistic health approaches seriously, yet. Despite the skepticism from practitioners of conventional medicine, you’re actually more motivated to continue to shift the mainstream message. You want to share your practice with the masses before it’s too late.
Because you believe in your practice and you know you can help. It’s your biggest opportunity to set the example for today’s younger generation and to educate them about the choices they have to live a happy, healthy and vital life.
Most wellness and holistic health practitioners talk only about products and services.
That’s not enough—you need to SHOW WHY.
You are ready to put yourself and your work out into the public eye.
You want to be perceived as an expert. You want to reach more people because you believe in your practice and you know you can help!
To establish an authentic connection with your clients, more can be said with pictures than with text, but VIDEO really raises the bar! Video educates your audience. Creating video content that brings value can be overwhelming for most people. It may not be your specialty or you’re too busy and too successful to have time to deal with that. But the truth is if you don’t make it a priority, then you’re missing out on connecting and speaking directly to all the people who need your help.
Whether you’re starting or growing your practice, or looking for consistent content, I’m here to help you. I can work with you to combine techniques from visual art, video, and visual and verbal storytelling to help you make a bigger impact. I want you to focus on what you’re good at, and I will guide you only on how to share your unique story on camera so your message gets across.
My efforts to understand people’s stories about why they do what they do is what kept drawing me into making impactful videos.
I grew up in a small town in Poland during Communism, when Mickey Mouse, Coca-Cola and bananas were the most popular icons. Few TV programs existed there, and our movies, books and live shows were censored.
If you had asked me, as a child, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have answered first a psychologist; after that my list included becoming a scientist (I have always been fascinated about how the brain works), artist, singer, and rhythmic gymnastics ribbon dancer. These professions may seem wildly different from each other, but what they all have in common is that they each represented a chance for me to experience the freedom to express myself.
My mother worked full-time, and my emotionally distant father was in the midst of developing his career as a musician, so I was cared for mostly by my grandmother – a feminist who planted the seed in me from a young age to look within, to follow my passions, to stand up for what I believe in… and never, NEVER settle. She taught me the importance of education and self-expression.
These lessons cultivated a passion within me to seek freedom, to use my voice, to live to my fullest potential and serve others.
As I grew into a young woman, New York City called my name, and I finally got the courage to take action on my dream in 2004. I was greeted with a whole new set of experiences and challenges. In some ways, it didn’t feel that different from my childhood, when I was told that my dreams were too big or unreasonable for a girl like me to have.
I was rejected when applying for jobs, despite having my European masters degree and significant professional experience, because these things were foreign for most of the people I wanted to work with.
It felt like I was starting over. To support myself, I worked at many jobs I was overqualified for, and I continued to study with the goal of trying to be good enough, hoping I could figure out how to get a chance to do what felt so important to me.
Over the past thirteen years, I’ve had ups and downs. Through personal struggle I learned a holistic approach to my health and overall well-being. Along the way, I have met amazing people: mentors who helped me stay true to my dreams and purpose; friends and strangers who provided a deep understanding of the struggle of feeling different and unheard; and clients who, just like me, were ready to make a change and thrive from the experience of getting their message and story out into the world!
If you or someone you know are feeling like no matter how hard you try, nobody’s hearing you…
I hope you’ll reach out to me and allow me to support YOU.
As an artist, painter, photographer, researcher, and now producer, journalist, and founder at CEI Collective, I have spent my entire twenty years of my career telling other people’s stories. For me, crafting videos about different modalities of wellness is about making a difference.
Through video you can change participant’s perception about their social and lifestyle environment. Video provides real case study and participants may start to think about the alternatives in new ways.
Today I am combining my passion for wellness and visual storytelling in CEI Collective.
I’m here to serve you, whether you’re starting or growing your practice, or looking for consistent content. I want to make sure it doesn’t take you as long as it took me to Connect, Educate, and Inspire the people who are waiting for you! It’s time to tell your story, build your brand, and upgrade your success from a passion-centered place. I want all of your voices to be heard, so video – digital narrative – serves as an empowering tool for CEI Collective.
CEI Collective is a media company that produces visual content for holistic health practitioners with the goal to connect, educate and inspire people around the world to look beyond just the modern medicine. There is a whole new system of healthcare being created; it’s required that we see things differently; it’s required that we begin to embrace things we don’t yet understand, things we don’t already know.
This is one of the reasons I want you to talk on a mass scale about the wellness choices we make, because the passive acceptance of the mainstream messaging doesn’t serve us. When we activate new stories, we transform people to new points of view and change meaning and behaviour. In that way we can change the future for the next generation and teach them how to advocate for their own physical and mental wellbeing.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I’m so thrilled we’ve crossed paths today.
When you activate new stories, you transport people to new points of view and change meaning and behavior, and in that way, you change the future for the next generation. — AGNIESZKA WIELGOSZ
CEI Collective helps wellness professionals, clean beauty and green living brands to share their stories, products
#CEIproject aims to connect, educate and inspire the collective to thrive and to deeply connect with their highest potential through a series of interviews conducted by our founder, Agnieszka Wielgosz.
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