6 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder
Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is a GMC-registered Integrative Medicine doctor with degrees in Medicine and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Dr Fuller-Shavel is a Fellow of the College of Medicine and the Vice Chair for BSIO (British Society for Integrative Oncology). Alongside her science and medical training, Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, functional and integrative medicine, health coaching, herbal medicine, yoga and mindfulness.
Dr Fuller-Shavel is the Director of Synthesis Clinic, an innovative multidisciplinary integrative medicine practice, specialising in women’s health, gut health and mental health. Within a year of opening her clinic has won an award for Best in Women’s Health in Hampshire and now has hundreds of success stories with complex women’s health cases. Dr Fuller-Shavel combines her clinical work in women’s health and supporting patients with breast and gynaecological cancer with education and training for healthcare professionals and research, hoping to pave the way for true precision health for women.
What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own company?
I would love to share that the journey is tough and can test you in ways you may not have expected, requiring grit and resilience, but that it is 100% worth it. To be able to share your true passion with the world and lead a business to success is an incredible path to take, both in personal and professional development. I worked hard to build a wonderful team of amazing, committed professionals who are transforming women’s health in clinic every day, and I feel so privileged to be surrounded by such dedication, knowledge and integrity. It can be scary to put yourself out there but starting a company based on your deepest values and with your passion at heart is one of the best things you can ever do.
What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?
Lead with passion and integrity
Build a great team and nurture them
Have a solid strategy but be prepared to be flexible
Be open to possibilities – sometimes not getting what you think you want is one of the best things that can happen to your and your business
Connect, support and lift other women up
Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?
What are your favourite sayings/inspirational quotes?
Create goals that are personally meaningful (not driven by extrinsic pressures), that are of value to you and your community and that help you grow and thrive’.
‘People, not protocols’ – talking about personalised care, rather than handing out mindless prescriptions
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