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.