Women For One Interviews Stacia Pache, Founder of ItBandz

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Stacia Pache speaks with Women For One about creating a new vision for her life, and developing her new company - ItBandz.

Stacia Pache - Founder of ItBandz
The benefits of setting and achieving fitness goals go well beyond the immediate impacts to our bodies – these successes keep us moving forward across multiple dimensions.

Stacia Pache, single mother of two and founder of ItBandz Knee Support Bands, sat down for a recent interview with Kelly McNelis, Founder of Women For One. Pache's 18 year background in product development has helped her build the ItBandz brand. The journey, she said, was challenging, but she found it was incredibly important to have faith and confidence in her own choices. Physical empowerment, she said, has a huge impact on her emotional and spiritual health during this time. The transformation from power mom and executive to a more authentic and blissful lifestyle is inspiring for the Women For One community.

In her younger years, Pache was heavily invested in her career path. After time, however, she came to a place where despite being committed to that vision, she had to take a step back to find out if that was what she still wanted. She asked whether or not success was the meaning she wanted to give her life. Being a super mom and a super executive is an image many women strive for, but she realized that she and all women need to have balance in their lives in order to embrace a more authentic lifestyle that provides true happiness.

At that point, Pache took a risk and completely redesigned her life. She says that it’s the challenging path that leaves women truly fulfilled. Part of the problem is that many women don’t realize that they’re not on that fulfilling life path. It was only by taking a second look at what she really wanted in life and taking that risk that she built a more fulfilling lifestyle.

Pache decided she needed a physical challenge and she signed up for a sprint triathlon with a friend of hers. Despite not being a major athlete, she found that she loved to run. She says she continued running because she found such joy in both the exercise, and in connecting with other runners. For her, it was both a workout and a therapy session. As she ran, she found the inspiration for ItBandz – knee support bands designed specifically for women runners.

Pache says that taking chances, being open, and sharing her truth helped her on her personal journey. Her awareness aligns with Women For One’s mission of authentic story telling as a means of empowering women and making change in the global community.

Women For One encourages women to share their own stories with each other via the Women For One "Share" page. By doing this, Women For One's Truthtellers have a way to take charge over their own stories and other women are able to see that they are not alone in the world. Women For One also hosts a series of interviews with important figures in media, politics, literature, business, and personal development. Some of their most notable interviews include Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson and Amanda Palmer.

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