[Personal 'MBA'] I grew up in an entrepreneurial household, so much so that my allowance was aligned to my 'Mastering of Business Acumen' (MBA). If I read and could explain the principles of my Dad’s latest business or money management selection, my allowance increased accordingly. I have been working on my 'MBA' since the age of 12.
[Serial Entrepreneur] I started my first business at 17. It was called Your Chores. I niched in on cottage cleaning services for island properties. I built it to 10 summer employees and sold it when I finished university. It paid for my schooling and nurtured my taste for scaling service-based businesses. I have since sold two other companies and have started countless other. Please NOTE - I have also FAILED a bunch of times as well. This is where the real learning happens and it is a feature you should look for in all of your mentors.
[Social Change] Believing in the power of empowerment for young people. I founded an environmental youth organization called Millennium kids while still in university. We ran youth development programs in Canada and South Africa for 6 years. I remain an advocate for community work and engagement and encourage all of our students to build philanthropy into their life and business.
[Clinic Owner] I have owned two clinics since starting practice over 12 years ago. I have built an integrative team, worked as a solo practitioner and have developed a virtual practice. I have also worked with hundreds of practitioners, with varying designations to help them build scalable businesses and brands within the landscape of regulation.
[Leadership] I have served on the executives of both the OAND and CAND (Ontario/Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors). It was here that I began to really understand the devastating struggle of so many of my colleagues. I served for over 5 years, committed to the larger opportunity to move our system of medicine towards more people.
[Tech Founder] I Co-Founded Bright Almond in 2013 and learned to leverage the online space to effectively scale the communication and delivery of regulated complementary practitioners to targeted consumers.
[Coach] I have been coaching practitioners privately for last 8 years. I focus on regulated practitioners from across North America, looking to scale their in-person practice and launch programming online. My clients are NDs, DC, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Nutritionists, Health Coaches, Functional Medicine practitioners and personal trainers.... to name just a few.
[Clinician] I have been treating patients since I graduated... until I sold my practice 6 weeks before "COVID hit." I decided to focus my efforts on the people I believed were going to make the biggest impact on the future of healthcare.
[Family First] My ideal life means that I get to run my business and spend time with my family. I have an amazing husband and THREE daughters who are 8, 6 and 4. They fuel my mission and are the motivation behind the efficiency with which I run my businesses.