Episode 166: Bouncing Back from Rock Bottom with Teresa Greenway

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Show Summary

You may have never heard of a rock bottom moment more difficult than this. After exiting an abusive marriage with ten children to support, one that is permanently disabled, and only making $5,000 a year, Teresa turned her life around. She shares the secret to how she become profitable, gained the flexibility to live the lifestyle she desired and be there fully for her family. Welcome to episode 166 of the Profit First Podcast!

Our Guest

Teresa loves teaching serious home bakers how to bake real sourdough bread! She’s worked at two different bakeries, besides baking at home for over 40 years. Thirteen years ago, she built a business (Northwest Sourdough) around teaching others how to bake real sourdough at home. She published a four volume book called, “Discovering Sourdough,” “Extreme Fermentation” and also, “Make Your Own Sourdough Starter.” Teresa also published her memoir titled: “Reach for Joy,” under the pseudonym, TL Reys.

Her Bread Recipes and Formulas from her books and blog have been featured on TV and spread all around the world through online forums, her active Facebook group, Perfect Sourdough, Youtube channel and her site, Northwest Sourdough. Northwest Sourdough is featured in the resource section of Peter Reinhart’s book,” Artisan Breads Every Day.” Teresa was also one of the photographers for “The Grain Gathering” in it’s early years when it was called, “Kneading Conference West.” She has been featured in numerous articles, magazines and interviews. She was selected as one of the top ten Udemy instructors in 2015 and now has ten sourdough baking courses on Udemy.

Most of all, Teresa loves to see YOU pull a crispy, crusty, holey sourdough loaf from your own oven! Yes, you can learn to bake the best bread in the world!

Guest Links

Websites: http://www.northwestsourdough.com

“Sourdough Bread Baking 101” coupon: https://www.udemy.com/sourdough-bread-baking-101/?couponCode=PROFITFIRST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectsourdough

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northwestsourdough/ 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Reach-Joy-T-L-Reyes/dp/0985461454

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11 thoughts on “Episode 166: Bouncing Back from Rock Bottom with Teresa Greenway”

  1. Thank you Theresa! I had no idea your journey began in such a difficult place. You truly are inspirational; moreso that talented. I appreciate your generosity with this link and hope to pass your goodness forward to another.

  2. I’m listening now and I am humbled by your story. I purchased some of your courses early in my sourdough “education” and I found your videos so instructive and lovely to watch and your resource tools are fantastic. Bravo, Teresa. I wish you much continued success…and JOY!

  3. What a story..!! What a journey you’ve been on. I only can hope to, one day, be a wonderful baker as you are Teresa. Thank you for the link. I will use it well..!!

    1. Thank you Teresa. I’m humble by yr success story fm where u started is inspiring n encouraging. You’re a gem to so many. I will use yr course well. God bless you!

  4. This episode really hit home. It made me realize that I have been living a “lie” in that I have been hiding what I had once dealt with. My story is very similar to Teresa’s and I appreciate you featuring her. I suppose I was am ready to share what I had been through because it is part of me and why I went into business.

    To be honest, the rags to riches episodes are my personal faves (even though I really enjoy all of them)!

    A huge thank you to you and the Profit First team! Thank you for…taking this accountant beyond her narrow walls (cubicle).

  5. I’m a Teresa groupie! I feel so lucky that I found your Facebook site and took advantage of all your courses and excellent information. You are an inspiration to all of us. Wishing you continued success, joy and blessings.

  6. Most amazing person Teresa. You have been guiding the world selflessly for sour dough breads. Thank you for everything. You are a true inspiration and motivator

  7. After all d hardship,u have survived n brought magic into into d lives of bakers. What would we all have done without ur guidance. Wish u all d success in ur endeavours.

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