Coach Gessie Thompson is one of the 90% of Black Women affected by fibroids by age 50. The Founder of personally battled the epidemic for 14 years and the resulting infertility for 10 of those years to have her miracle baby Nia. Her grueling journey includes 15 surgeries, five IVF cycles, a devastating miscarriage, a brain aneurysm and even her heart stopping on the delivery table.

Coach Gessie’s story is currently featured in OWN TV’S film EGGS OVER EASY, but it gained national attention when ESSENCE published her profile titled “My Fertility Journey” in the 2014 Mother’s Day issue sparking a chain reaction of transformation that included releasing her bestselling book HOPE BEYOND FIBROIDS: Stories of Miracle Babies & the Journey to Motherhood, becoming a Health Activist, hosting her podcast DETOX LIVING and founding—a holistic health provider of education and supplements that help combat obesity, chronic disease, reproductive health issues and more leading to lower life expectancy rates.

A recipient of The White Dress Project Blossom Award for her work as a Holistic Champion, Thompson educates and empowers BIPOC women and families on how to achieve optimal health, secure equitable health services, and prevent and heal diseases holistically through what she calls DETOX LIVING—Life FREE of Toxic Thoughts, Habits, People and Definitely Foods!

Her BALANCE System has helped over 200 women relieve their symptoms and reclaim their lives from fibroids and more — including having successful pregnancies with “miracle babies” after years of infertility caused by these issues. One woman in particular eliminated 50 MRI-documented fibroids without surgery, and one woman battled 12 years of infertility before having her miracle baby.

Recently recognized as a Health Equity Change Agent by the  Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project “Ain’t I A Woman” Lecture Series, Thompson has been named a National Action Network “Woman of Excellence” and a Shining Star by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. Thompson has also been recognized as a “Change Maker” for her work around Women’s Reproductive Health by The White House’s United State of Women and was a featured panelist at the 2017 State of Black Women’s Health Congressional Briefing at the U.S. Capitol.  Thompson has shared her message at ESSENCE FESTIVAL, ESSENCE WELLNESS HOUSE, T. D. Jakes’ MegaFest, Circle of Sisters EXPO, the National Action Network’s inaugural Women’s Summit and across various media platforms including “Way Up with Angela Yee,” “The Breakfast Club,” Women’s HealthOffice of Women’s Health BlogUSA TODAY WEEKEND, FOXABC“The Roland Martin Unfiltered Daily Digital Show” and more.