Believe it or not, I didn’t always want to become a Chiropractor.
I was introduced to Chiropractic as an early adult. I went to see one as a last resort after searching for answers to my own health for most of my late childhood.
Fast forward a few years, Chiropractic not only transformed my health but also gave me my life back. And I got my dream job working for that Chiropractor!
It didn’t take long before I decided to redirect my educational journey to pursue becoming one myself.
I didn’t know I wanted to open a practice right away, I honestly thought I would work with the doc I worked for previously, who has become a dear friend over the years. While I was in Chiropractic school, I had the honor of meeting many young Chiropractors who opened their practice right out of school, who also had amazing practices that felt so different than the average healthcare office.
I went all in and saw as many offices as I could throughout my 4 years in graduate school. By my last year, I decided I wanted to open up my own practice, and I wanted it to be different then anything else in Santa Clarita.
I began vision mapping everything about the brand, from the logo to the office design…I even remember buying computers on Black Friday as a poor college student to get ahead as fast as I could.
When I graduated it was go time!
I was going to banks to chat about a business loan, had money saved to start purchasing the basics, and was looking for spaces. Where Inspired currently is was the first space I ever saw, and from the first time I walked in I knew it would be the place where my vision would come to life.
It took me 5 months to find funding, it was a grueling process, and all I hoped was that I would get the space I fell in love with. And I did! That space stayed empty until I was ready to move forward.
The landlord took a chance on me being a brand new business, and we signed the lease and began a build-out. The space was totally empty so I had the freedom to create the vision I started dreaming up years prior.
But what came with that was lots of permitting delays. A 4-month delayed opening, and all the normal construction things. Needless to say, Inspired was built with lots of sweat and tears, but when we finally opened, it was the sweetest dream coming to life.
I opened Inspired within 8 months of graduating from Chiropractic school. Seems awesome, but honestly it was a scary amount of responsibility to take on so young.
I look back and laugh. I was a 26-year-old, navigating a new business with a team to manage and a new practitioner figuring out who I am clinically.
I’ve learned quite a bit since then, and am so grateful for the practice members that trusted me then and are still under my care now.
We call that crew our “Inspired OGs”! Inspired literally started from the ground up, and over time the team and I have cultivated an incredible healing space.
I really believe there’s nothing like it.
We want our space to look and feel a way that speaks love, acceptance, and healing. I know we’ve accomplished that. We will be celebrating five years in August.
It’s incredible to look back and reflect on the fact that thousands of Chiropractic adjustments have been made in this space, and we’ve seen incredible healing stories come from the work that happens there.
Everything we’ve done and changed to this point, and has come with the specific intention to create an atmosphere where y’all are heard, loved, and empowered with your health.
One thing I’m most passionate about personally and professionally is falling in love with the potential of humanity. I want us all to be our best, so we can create a better world.
That is the true “why” behind Inspired.
You’ve heard the story of my journey in opening the office, but ultimately it’s all to create a shift in our community to inspire everyone we meet to be and feel better. The world depends on all of us being our best. This is why we see kids, mamas, and full families.
The shift happens there. I can’t wait to go on a journey with you where we can use this platform to explore so many topics, you can learn about what we do, but also empower you with your health in whatever that journey looks like for you. You can come to visit us anytime you’re in Santa Clarita, call us today!
Thanks for reading, until next time!
Xx – Dr. Nicole