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April 22, 2023

How To Run Your Business and Work In Sync With Your Cycle with Iris Josephina Verstappen

with podcast guest

Iris Josephina Verstappen


Living and working in alignment with your menstrual cycle is life-changing.

This episode is so special because I am talking to Iris Verstappen, a star participant in my last apprenticeship program, which has now transformed into my Women’s Hormone Health Certification Program. Iris has mastered the practice of syncing her life and her cycle and she’s here to share how it can help you to work smarter, not harder, whether you’re an entrepreneur or working a 9 to 5.

Iris Verstappen is a certified Holistic Cycle Guide, Hormonal Health Coach, and Birth Worker with an academic background in medical anthropology and women’s studies. Her work revolves around our menstrual and life cycles from periods to postpartum and she teaches people to practice cyclical living and being in flow with their cycles instead of going against them.

In this episode, we talk about what it means to work cyclically, how the different phases of the cycle align with different elements of work and life, the problems with our traditional work culture, how to figure out your strengths in each phase of your cycle, what to do if you’re not in control of your schedule, and so much more!

This episode is brought to you by Agni. Visit AgniForAll.com and use my code PERIODPARTY for 15% off.

I’m so excited because Agni has just launched a complete women’s health box for healthy hormones and better periods. What I really like about Agni is that they work with a Medical Advisory Board and top chefs to make their products, so if you’ve ever wished your supplements tasted delicious, you’ll really love their new box. The Complete Women’s Health Box has five awesome products in it – my personal favorite is the double chocolate chip cookies. They’re the kind of cookies that make you want to eat the whole box in one sitting. I also really love the seasonings which make seed cycling super easy, plus they turn your avocado toast into otherworldly goodness. Everything in the box is gluten-free, dairy-free, and totally delicious.

To try out their new box or learn more, visit AgniForAll.com and use code PERIODPARTY for 15% off.


  • What it means to work cyclically
  • Why Iris’ difficult period symptoms led to her discovery of period retreats
  • How Iris built her business around her cycle
  • Benefits of working in tune with your cycle
  • Problems with the traditional work culture and structure
  • Why you should consider working in sync with your cycle
  • The phases of your menstrual cycle and how they align with different types of work
  • Figuring out your strengths in each phase of your cycle
  • Applying these strategies when you’re working in a 9 to 5
  • Why we should be advocating for menstrual leave
  • The positive ripple effect of understanding and syncing with our cycles
  • Understanding what your body needs to thrive
  • What Iris loves most about being a female entrepreneur


Want even more hormone and
period lovin' content?

Bonuses include: Fix Your Period workbook to use alongside the actual book
Period Toolkit that includes a series of ebooks on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle

You shouldn’t live in fear that you’ll be dealing with hellish symptoms forever. Suffering does not have to be a mandatory part of your journey – you have the power to bring about big change for yourself and begin a new chapter in your period story.

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