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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Jun. 25, 2021 1 year ago

Helping people rise: Biz Buzz Q+A with Dr. Nina Foster

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Nina Foster opened Rise Health Chiropractic in December of 2020 in Ormond Beach.

When did you arrive in Volusia County? What brought you here? I have lived here on and off since high school actually. I went to Seabreeze my sophomore year, and dropped out my junior year and through a special program was able to matriculate in college at what was then still Daytona Beach Community College. I went to chiropractic school at Palmer in Port Orange, graduating in 2016, and after my residency program at a top hospital in Los Angeles studying diagnostic musculoskeletal imaging for three years and working as an associate professor, and working for a few other clinics, I made the choice to move back to Ormond-by-the-Sea.

What is new in your business? Just opened! Yay! I'm planning to host a meet and greet opening event in the near future — hoping for the first week of September.

What is the best business advice you have received, and how did it impact you? If what you are doing isn't nourishing your soul, encouraging your success and fanning the flames of your passion as you achieve your goals, then why do it? Also, learn Medicare/Medicaid laws.

What have you learned about leadership from running your business, and what is your leadership style? I am a solo practitioner but prior to opening my own practice, I was a senior member of a multi-practitioner clinic and that experience really helped me grow as a leader through encouraging me to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations so that I could lead with grace, and encouragement while still being effective. It is these skills which have grown into my desire to also become a certified health and nutrition coach. 

What have been the biggest obstacles to opening or running your business? How have you overcome them? The biggest obstacle is my own limiting beliefs! Am I good enough? Will people trust me with their health — which is arguably their most precious asset? Can I do this? The way I overcome my own limiting beliefs is through action — by helping people rise from what has held them back from living their full lives I am proving that I am good enough, trustworthy, and able to effect the type of positive changes people are seeking when they trust me with their health,  and there is no better feeling in the world than watching someone rise.

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