In light of International Women's Day, we interviewed some of the most influential and inspirational women working in the wellness industry - and we were spoilt for choice! In this article we asked founder of Nature Doc Clinic Lucinda Miller to share her top tips and inspirations...
What does working in the wellness industry mean to you?
Now that most modern illness is at least partly caused by diet and lifestyle choices, I feel the growth of the wellness industry is absolutely critical to keeping us happier and healthier. There is so much research backing up the need for better diet, sleep and exercise but this is something that most doctors are not trained in yet. Until that time, people have to turn to other resources to keep them well. I particularly love working within the wellness industry because it is full of deeply compassionate people who want to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Who are you inspired by and why?
I am mainly inspired by the incredible parents I work with in my clinic who strive for better health and wellbeing for their children. They are often the ones who are up all night, slaving all day and 100% focused on their loving their children. They cook from scratch and go above and beyond to give their kids the right nutrition they need for better development, learning and behaviour.
What tips would you give other women wanting to get into your business?
Get a great qualification from a respected Nutrition college first and then build your practice from there. It's hard work but you'll get so much joy from seeing your clients blossom.
What are your three top tips to building a Nutrition business?
- Build mutual respect with your local medical community.
- Workshops and talks gather the most engagement to build a practice.
- Network amongst other holistic practitioners. They are mostly lovely and want to help you.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Women are amazing and are the glue that keep our communities together. In many ways NatureDoc is a “mumtrepreneur” support business empowering women to successfully juggle a career in nutrition as well as being a fantastic mum. On International Women’s Day, I would like to celebrate this and other mumtrepreneur businesses across the globe.