Dr. Véronic Provencher
Dr. Véronic Provencher MSc ND (aka Dr. V)
Address: Wellness Within 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert, AB T8N 3X4
What or who inspired you to start your business?
I never thought that I would be a ND/business owner; however, being disheartened with the career options available with my education I started to look elsewhere and randomly came across a Naturopathic Doctor – no idea what that was, looked it up and was interested so applied was accepted. Quickly realized that I’d have to open a business in order to be a successful ND so it really wasn’t negotiable.
What are your most popular products or services?
Although I see multiple conditions during the initial visit with a new patient, most of my patients come in to see due to weight gain, digestive dysfunction, or chronic disease.
What do you love most about what you do?
Being able to offer multiple options to my patients as treatment possibilities and being able to offer customized treatment plans based on their individual needs.
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
Take it one day at a time, have a to do list, and try to have a more relaxed attitude towards things that you can’t control – none of those are easy for me but I work on them every day.
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Make a list of what’s important for you in your life, now prioritize your list, and schedule your time accordingly.
How do you relax?
Wine! Being a single mom I don’t have much time to myself but I find that bringing the kids to the park can be a good way to relax – they play, I sit down, watch, and sip my tea.
What place inspires you and why?
I often find inspiration and renewed motivation at medical conferences – learning about the new research and tools available always gets me excited! I’m a true nerd!
What is your biggest fear?
That I will fail in my business and never truly achieve the goals and outcomes that I’ve set up in my head – I try not to think about it for additional fear that I’ll manifest it.
What is your motto?
Do your best because that’s all that you can do – but also don’t use it as an excuse to not work hard.
What motivates you?
Achieving financial freedom – where you don’t have to budget every last penny (or nickel now) keeps me moving forward – that’ll be a great day!
What makes you GO?
My kids of course. Music also helps me get into the zone and focus on what needs to be done. And my patients because they depend on me.