Member Spotlight – Resilience

Apr 30, 2024

Share a moment in your career as a woman business owner that required resilience and how did it pay off for you once you reached the other side?

Dr. Marchelle Simmons, D.C.
Owner and Clinic Director
Health is Wealth Wellness Center

Thank God for the superpower he blessed me with called resilience. I am a minority woman in the eld of chiropractic, which is a male dominated industry. The demands of working for a corporation didn’t align with my vision of having a family and a career in chiropractic. With resilience, tenacity and being six months pregnant, I started my private practice. I pushed through because I believed in myself and what I offer to my community. I wanted to be the chiropractor that I loved being, without sacrificing being the mother my children deserved. I was met with financial struggles and time management issues while (and still) running a practice all by myself. But for my family, I had to be resilient. This was the force that drove me. This was the source of power to my resiliency. It allowed me to have more of a work life balance. I could not be more grateful for that resiliency to ght for the life I wanted for myself and my family still holding strong eight years later. 

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