Dr. Mark McKenna is a graduate of Tulane University’s Medical school. He is the founder of two healthcare businesses called ShapeMed and OVME. Dr. McKenna also served as the director of Life Time Fitness Inc. for several years.
In addition to his medical businesses, Mark McKenna had several real estate development companies including McKenna Venture Investments, Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. Mark is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and has served on city boards such as the Industrial Development Board and the Jazz Festival board.
The first question given to Dr. McKenna was how he came up with the idea to start OVME. Mark said that after working for over a decade in the medical aesthetics industry, he noticed many new opportunities in the field. The time was ripe for him to renter the field and disrupt it with new ideas.
Next, Ideamensch asked Dr. Mark McKenna how a typical day looks for him and what does he do to make it more productive. Mark says he wakes up around 6:30 A.M., wakes up his daughter and together they have breakfast while his wife is still asleep. After they are finished eating, Mark says he likes to take a shower and then head to work at around 8 in the morning.
His work day lasts usually until 6 P.M. and he heads straight home to have dinner with his family. After he has finished eating dinner with his wife and kid, he says he goes to Jiu-Jitsu training, which is a form of martial arts. Mark says he likes to train until 9 in the evening. After completing his martial arts training, Mark McKenna says he returns home and gets back to work until he falls asleep.
Ideamensch inquired how Mark McKenna brings his ideas to life. Dr. McKenna responded by saying that he uses the power of visualization and periodic goal setting to help him bring his ideas to fruition. Mark also says that he tries to mediate once a day and it also helps. The combination of meditation and active goal setting really helps bring forth ideas says Dr. McKenna.
Learn more about him: https://technewsspy.com/2017/10/03/dr-mark-mckenna-on-21st-century-medical-technology-and-trends/
Doe Deere has taken her love of makeup and turned it into a very successful business. Born in Russia and raised in New York she started her business and brand in 2004 and it’s been growing since. Her line called LimeCrime is making a huge splash with bright vibrant colors. This line is cruelty-free which includes nail polish, eyeshadows, lipsticks and more. Doe Deere named her line after her favorite color.
This vivacious business woman started off small and building on her passion. She is very supportive of other woman entrepreneurs and speaks frequently at events. She loves helping women with any questions they may have through her Instagram. Learn more here: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/05/finding-your-business-niche-like-doe-deere/
How did LimeCrime get its start? From her sewing days and having problems finding bright makeup to go with her clothes. She modeled all her own clothes and made herself her brand. Then she began her makeup line. LimeCrime launched in 2008. Before anything makes it to the shelf her staff among herself wear it themselves. The team is their own testers.
LimeCrime is one of the first fully e-commerce lines. People said it could not be done that people want to try it on. They are one of the innovators of online lip swatch that is now one of the most used selling points on makeup e-commerce sites. Doe Deere no doubt will continue to be a industry internet innovator.
Doe believes crazy hair should be acceptable in schools and the workplace. Each person standing out in their own individuality. Most of her staff is wearing her companies new Unicorn hair semi-permanent hair dye.
Something many might not know is Doe Deere donates monthly to a no kill animal shelter in New York called Bide a Wee. The shelter helps rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs.
She takes pride in the fact that she listens to her employees and customers to help make her business better and always goes with her gut instinct (http://inspirery.com/doe-deere/). Also, her one motto which fits perfectly is embrace your weirdness. As we all should. Something everyone should understand to have a better business is her philosophy that ideas are like children. You must raise them and help them along the process and watch it grow into what you dreamed of.