“I believe that when people are well, they can change the world.”
– Dr. Meghan Walker ND (inactive)
Clinician Business Labs is an online incubator for clinician entrepreneurs.
An incubator is a business acceleration organization that assists start-ups and entrepreneurs in building, launching and scaling successful companies.
We value authenticity, service, contribution and a badass desire to change lives while simultaneously building a life.
Our mission is to launch successful, sustainable practitioner entrepreneurs who can heal and inspire without the fear or overwhelm that accompanies the launch of a new, or frankly, any business.
Dr. Meghan Walker, ND (inactive)
Founder & Chief Cheerleader
Clinician Business Labs
Clinician Business Labs was born from my passion for naturopathic medicine and entrepreneurship. Even before I became a clinician, I was an entrepreneur. I learned early on that I was a ‘fixer,’ I loved to solve problems. Everywhere I looked I noticed challenges and their solutions.
In my first few years of practice I became very aware of the challenges faced by many of my colleagues. They went to school to be clinicians, talented ones, but were instead, thrust into the world of reluctant entrepreneurship. After 5 years in practice, I sold my share of my business to my partner, and set out on a journey to find new tools and opportunities that would assist in scaling the impact of ‘root-cause’ medicine.
[Personal ‘MBA’] I grew up in an entrepreneurial household, so much so that my allowance was aligned to my ‘Mastering of Business Acumen’ (MBA). If I read and could explain the principles of my Dad’s latest business or money management selection, my allowance increased accordingly. I have been working on my ‘MBA’ since the age of 12.
[Serial Entrepreneur] I started my first business at 17. It was called Your Chores. I niched in on cottage cleaning services for island properties. I built it to 10 summer employees and sold it when I finished university. It paid for my schooling and nurtured my taste for scaling service-based businesses.
[Social Change] Believing in the power of empowerment for young people. I founded an environmental youth organization called Millennium kids while still in university. We ran youth development programs in Canada and South Africa for 6 years.
[Clinic Owner] I Co-Founded the Integrative Health Institute along with Erin Wiley when I graduated in 2007. We had a vision and built a space and a community that reflected our desire to provide true integrative care. We helped people, we helped our practitioners and we were recognized for our work in modelling an effective integrative care environment.
[Leadership] I have served on the executive of both the OAND and CAND (Ontario/Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors). It was here that I began to really understand the devastating struggle of so many of my colleagues. I served for over 5 years, committed to the larger opportunity to move our system of medicine towards more people.
[Tech Founder] I Co-Founded Bright Almond in 2013 and learned to leverage the online space to effectively scale the communication and delivery of regulated complementary practitioners to targeted consumers.
[Coach] I have been coaching practitioners privately for last 3 years. I focus on regulated practitioners from across North America. My clients are NDs, DC, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Nutritionists, Functional Medicine practitioners and personal trainers.
[Clinician] I have been treating patients since I graduated. My focus today is on addressing the unique needs of entrepreneurs and go-getters. I have gone from owning a clinic, to running my own micro practice. It is a lean, clean, machine.
[Family First] My ideal life means that I get to run my business and spend time with my family. I have an amazing husband and THREE daughters, 5, 3 and 8 months.
Q- If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d start a ________ company. And, you know, keep working here.
“I’d start a nacho restaurant (Stop judging me).”
Q- What’s the most useless product around today?
“Fax machines (can the medical community please catch up here).”
Q- What Cheesy Song Do You Have Memorized?
” The entire musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.”
Bio – The Technical Edition
Dr. Meghan Walker ND (inactive)
Dr. Meghan Walker is a naturopathic doctor, serial entrepreneur and mother of 3. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a science degree, with a focus in reproductive physiology from the University of Waterloo.
As an entrepreneur, Meghan started and sold her first business while in University and went on to found a national Youth Engagement Organization called Millennium Kids. Millennium Kids taught responsible social activism in schools across Canada, Australia and South Africa.
Meghan is a Co-founder and past CEO of the digital health media start-up, Bright Almond, Founder and Peak Performance Inspirer at Legacy Performance Labs, Host of the Entrepology Podcast and Founder of Clinician Business Labs and it’s signature program, ‘The First 18’.
Meghan has served on the Executive’s of both the Canadian and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is currently part of the Medical Advisory Board for AOR. Meghan maintains a boutique practice in Downtown Toronto, catering to entrepreneurs and inspired individuals looking to maximize their body and brain. She has spoken internationally and through multiple media outlets on topics related to women’s performance health and entrepreneurship.
When not satisfying her entrepreneurial itch, she is hanging out with her three little girls and super supportive husband.
MEET THE CBL TEAM
Director of Operations / Unicorn
Heather is a holistic nutritionist, entrepreneur and champion leader. She is unrivalled in her capacity to produce events, run a company and keep our community motivated and organized. Heather’s leadership and kindness will blow your socks off. She sets the standard for what you should all be incorporating in your clinics and in the touch- points with your patients.
Q- What Is Something You Get Wrong Almost Every Time You Do It?
Q- What’s the most uselesss product around today?
” Individual plastic wrapped bananas. Yes, it’s a real thing.”
Q- My favourite word to say in another language is ________.
Director of Partnerships
Hayley loves supporting people in their pursuit for optimal health and amplified entrepreneurship. She is a holistic nutritionist who has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare industry gaining experience in client management, customer service and marketing. While supporting the needs of our members is her primary job function, Hayley also enjoys hiking with her pup and spending time in the kitchen creating new recipes.
Q- If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve ________.
“Family, food and really good wine.”
Q- What Is Something You Get Wrong Almost Every Time You Do It?
“Loading the dishwasher (according to my boyfriend).”
Q- In another life, I’m pretty sure I was ________.
“A dog … most likely a golden retriever.”
Dr. Erin Wiebe. ND
Director of Community Engagement
Erin wears many hats both in her personal and professional life and loves the thrill of keeping things interesting and different in her day-to-day. She is a mother of 2, a wife, and a Naturopathic Doctor by day and a CBL team member by night (well not actually because she goes to bed by 9pm every night).
How does she do it all? The truth is she doesn’t. She has learned to delegate mostly to her husband who holds down their fort while she lives out her dream of healing others and supporting other healers to amplify their impact.
Q- What Cheesy Song Do You Have Memorized?.
“Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden (where are my 90s kids at?).”
Q- What’s Something Weird That You Recommend Everyone Tries At Least Once?
“Skinny dipping and running around nakers in a country backyard with your best friends.”
Q- If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d start a ____________ company. And, you know, keep working here.
“I’d start a foundation to support women of lower socioeconomic positions to start businesses and build their legacy.”