Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur is Toronto-based chiropractor and beauty professional Dr. Liza Egbogah, whose services are in high demand for everyone from political leaders to CEOs and celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Oyelowo and Madeline Brewer…
Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.
I’m a chiropractic doctor, founder of the[fix] clinic in Toronto and creator of the celebrity-favourite Cosmetic Chiropractic method.
What was the inspiration for your career route?
From the age of six I wanted to be a doctor and help people who weren’t feeling well. In university I discovered the hands-on approach of chiropractic medicine and knew that it was the right path for me. My parents inspired me to do whatever I felt would make me happy.
In my practice my patients started telling me that in addition to feeling better, their friends and colleagues were noticing how much better they looked after I treated them. I decided to develop a proprietary set of Cosmetic Chiropractic treatments designed to achieve natural beauty results like “The Face Lift” and “The Anti-Gravity,” and A-listers caught on. It’s now a great addition to my regular practice.
What is the most memorable milestone in your career so far?
Selling my first clinic has been the biggest milestone in my career so far. I took all the mistakes from the first clinic to build an even more successful and profitable second clinic.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?
In five years I see myself juggling motherhood, a successful clinic, a thriving corporation, and my work as a media expert. In 10 years I would have ideally sold my thriving corporation and booked myself a nice long trip to Bora Bora before returning to continue practicing at the[fix]. In 20 years I hope to be practicing in my clinic a couple times a week, travelling to Nigeria to volunteer at the hospital I founded, and continuing to provide health education as a media expert.
Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
On the way to success you will have failures. Learn from them and use what you learn to succeed.
Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is it (or they) important to you?
At this stage in my life I am most concerned with supporting individuals in need. If someone asks me to support a cause that they are passionate about, I will do my best to help. If a homeless person needs a meal, I’ll buy them one. If a patient loses their job and can’t afford to pay, I’ll give them a complimentary visit. I just try to support people who are struggling because I feel that a little charity goes a long way.
What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?
When I sold my first clinic with plans to continue working there, I was unceremoniously locked out two months after the sale. I rented a meeting room and schlepped my portable chiropractic table in each day to create a pop-up clinic for my patients. While working in my temporary setup, I started to build a new clinic called the[fix] and used my experience with my previous clinic to perfect the new one.
What does the word notable mean to you?
To me, notable means that you’ve done something worthy of acknowledgement.
Where is your favourite place to wine/dine in your city and why?
The Chase. It’s two minutes from my office, has a great view, fantastic food, and works even if I’m on a detox.
What’s the most visited website on your Internet browser? The most played song on your phone?
Google. I have a lot of questions! The most played song on my phone is One Dance by Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla. It’s a great song with some Nigerian flavour to get me get hyped for the day.
Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?
@NatGeo, to see the world in photos.
What’s your favourite country to visit and why? And what’s the next one you plan on travelling to?
Tahiti because it is pure paradise. Every picture looks like a postcard, the locals are warm and welcoming, and the air smells heavenly. It’s the ultimate place to relax and be at one with your thoughts. Portugal is next on the list!
What gives you the greatest FOMO?
Working on sunny summer Saturdays can induce some FOMO, but it’s a small price to pay when you love your job.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Wine + Chocolate + Real Housewives of __________.
What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on? What’s something you wish you spent more on?
My foldable bike. It was $1000, but because the wheels are so small it isn’t comfortable to ride. It’s only been on the road twice. I wish I spent more on my phone. I cheaped out and bought the iPhone 6+ with the lowest memory. Now I have to move stuff from my phone on a weekly basis just to free up space.
And finally, what does success look like to you? Work, play, or otherwise…
Success to me is enjoying what I do for a living, making an income that can comfortably support my lifestyle, and helping as many people as possible. Work or play, I just want to be happy and have those around me be happy too.