Roxy Banta Borger
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I currently teach and live in San Luis Obispo, California, a little piece of paradise on the central coast of Cali. I am currently a freelance public speaker and educator for the wellness industry. I love yoga, fitness, bicycling, cooking, being outside, dive bars, books, spreadsheets, and good conversation.
I, like many, have found that everything happens for a reason and have taken a curvy path to where I am today. After surviving Detroit I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and worked a short stint as a computer programmer for the insurance industry before I realized that was not me. I enjoyed a mid-20s crisis and packed my bags for the left coast in search of meaning and inspiration. It was love at first sight when I started working at MINDBODY in 2005, a wellness software company, that combined my life love’s of technology and wellness. I applied for a part-time admin position and ended up getting hired as the first Customer Service Manager and haven’t looked back since.
In 2006, I co-created MINDBODY University, a program that helps wellness businesses focus on KPIs, Optimizing Revenue, and Best Business Practices. From 2011-2016, I bought, ran, and sold a yoga studio baby Smiling Dog Yoga which challenged me inside out and allowed me to understand running a business from the inside. from 2016-2018, I served as MINDBODY’s Director of Business Education and launched our Business Consultant Program to help even more businesses than I could serve alone. Most recently I have been focusing most of my energy on my consulting baby, Liberate Biz Consulting, through which I’m sharing everything i’ve learned in the industry i love.
I am currently focusing my energies on what I’m uniquely excellent at: teaching, public speaking, and sharing my experience to help people become healthier and happier. I do this through my Consulting business, working with MINDBODY, and teaching yoga, barre and fitness classes and instructors. A spreadsheet lover and self-proclaimed techie wannabe, I LOVE teaching and connecting with people, problem solving, technology, supporting my community with yoga, and helping wellness and beauty entrepreneurs reach their true potential.