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The Evolution of a Wellness Center: A Candid Conversation with Kendall Hagensen Part 1

The Evolution of a Wellness Center: A Candid Conversation with Kendall Hagensen Part 1

Jan 16, 2024

In this episode I sit down with coach Anna Rudel to discuss my journey as a practice and business owner. From my background as a somatic psychotherapist to my role as a coach and consultant, I share my insights and experiences in building a successful wellness center. It was so fun to be in the “hot seat” for a change!

As you may know, I’m a somatic psychotherapist and dance movement therapist who founded Vancouver Wellness Studio in 2016. As an expert in creating multidisciplinary healthcare clinics, I have been providing coaching and consulting services to wellness business owners and healthcare providers. My personal journey with multiple sclerosis led me to design my business to run efficiently without my direct involvement, allowing for self-sustainability and continued care for patients.

"I've always been a very inquisitive person and just very vigilant and aware of human behavior. And so, I would watch other people going through hard things and notice how they were doing it and what worked and what didn't work." - Kendall Hagensen

During the interview, Anna and I dive deep into several topics. I share my initial vision for Vancouver Wellness Studio and how it has evolved over the years. We discuss the importance of creating a structure that allows the clinic to function without my presence, ensuring that patients receive consistent care and support. I also share insights on the challenges and rewards of being a practice owner, including the importance of creating a supportive and collaborative team.

This episode is perfect for wellness business owners and healthcare providers who are looking to build successful multidisciplinary practices. My personal journey and unique approach to leadership provide valuable lessons and inspiration for those seeking to create a sustainable and fulfilling wellness center.

"I've chosen this path. And it's really a privilege to be in this role and lead the team and to step back and witness... I just kind of watch patients come out of treatment rooms. It's the best thing ever." - Kendall Hagensen

Join Anna and I for this engaging and insightful conversation about the evolution of a wellness center. Tune in to gain valuable tips and inspiration for building a successful practice and creating a thriving team.

And stay tuned for part two of the interview, coming next week!

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About Anna Rudel

Wellness Center Creator's Coach Anna Rudel, L. Ac is the owner and founder of Lokahi Acupuncture Clinic in San Jose California, founded in 2003. Anna is a master organizer and clinician, and as a Coach she specializes in working with Clinic Owners in the state of California, and Acupuncturists and Acupuncture Clinic Owners, or groups wanting to add Acupuncture worldwide, as well as teams that need support with employee retention and satisfaction. Born in the UK, Anna has traveled extensively in Asia and now has a thriving multi-practitioner clinic in the US!

About Kendall Hagensen

Kendall is a Somatic Mental Health Therapist, Multidisciplinary Clinic Owner and Business Coach. She specializes in, and is passionate about, working with healthcare professionals to create the businesses of their dreams. Big goals always have a psychological component beneath the surface, so Kendall uses her background in Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR Therapy mixed with Business Coaching tools to help clients develop a healthy relationship with their business and their strength as a leader. 

As someone who lives with a chronic illness herself, Kendall feels that health happens best within community, which is why she takes a holistic, integrative, and collaborative wellness approach to her personal and professional life.

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