New Growth Women's Business Center
We build the business-to-business and community-to-community linkages needed to grow local ownership and lasting livelihoods from our deep rural roots. Collaboration is essential. Organizations working as a team with New Growth and West Central Missouri Community Action Agency include the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, the Small Business Development Center at State Fair Community College, St. Clair County Economic Development, and the University of Missouri Extension.
Love 4 Life Wellness
Melesha Bailey is a Nutritional Holistic Health Coach and owner of Love 4 Life Wellness in Springfield, offering virtual and in-person wellness coaching programs nationally and internationally. Melesha graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition is currently enrolled at the Transformation Academy to become a Certified Master Life Coach. In addition, Melesha is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and a professional member of the Missouri Nutrition Alliance. Melesha is a contributing author to the best-selling book “Rise and Shine.” She hosts weekly empowerment broadcasts called “The Sisters 2 Sister Saturday Show” on Youtube and various social media platforms. In addition, she also writes a monthly health and wellness column for the Unite Publication, teaches aqua fitness at the Pat Jones YMCA, and is actively involved with Minorities in Business in Springfield, Mo. Currently, she is a board member and Program Director of A Girl Like Me Network and is involved in other groups around the county, sharing her passion for health and wellness. Her first love is empowering women and young girls to take control of their lives and health. Her expertise has helped her clients successfully lower their A1C, control Type 2 diabetes, manage weight, and decrease chronic pain quickly and easily. She has been married to her husband Amos for 26 years, has one son Tyler who lives in Seattle, has a sweet granddaughter named Ava. Melesha’s greatest desire is to help as many women as possible live healthy and enjoy a better quality of life. Her motto is “Live the rest of your life as the best of your life.