Stephanie Moore MD, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-founder of Vega Vitality, a thriving lifestyle and wellness center right in the heart of Boston, says that her secret is that she doesn’t work hard- she works smart. In fact, she believes so strongly in working smart that she is going to be holding a Vega Mastermind course in the fall of 2016 to teach others how to build a wellness business.
Dr. Moore has clearly been a high achiever for some time. As the quality director in Cardiology at MGH, and a full time Cardiologist, she forged friendships and trust among her colleagues. Dr. Moore and Ashley Hilmes, a critical care nurse at MGH discovered a shared love of yoga, wellness, skin care and alternative therapies. They had extensive experience with illness on the patient-care side, had built a mutual trust through their years of working together, and they were ready to create an avenue for wellness to work on preventing disease, rather than treating it at a late stage.
Clearly a very social person, Dr. Moore had already built a successful Rodan and Fields franchise of her own, primarily as a way to enjoy fun social events with her wide circle of friends. Her lucrative Rodan and Fields business was profitable enough to pay for her and her business partner to start the high end Vega Vitality.
Dr. Moore explains that she has always been interested in business. She says that she has learned how to run a business by diving right into it. Stephanie Moore and Ashley Hilmes take care of different aspects of the business side of Vega Vitality, including the budget, meetings, networking, legal issue, medical malpractice insurance, subleasing to contractors, cross marketing with team members and billing. The most important aspect of running a business, according to Dr. Moore, is finding a partner you can trust. Already highly qualified as a cardiologist, she added to her skill set by taking courses in Functional Medicine, a branch of medicine that looks at body systems using lifestyle and diet to control disease. Currently, Vega Vitality offers a wide range of services that bridge the gap between spa services, beauty and health care, including aesthetic, fitness, and coaching and nutritional consultation. The team works well together and is adding features to their unique collection of amenities. Stephanie says, "Keep and eye out for the VEGA Mastermind Course, 'Own Your Wellness: How to be the owner of your own business and your health," coming to Boston this fall. To learn more about Vega Vitality, visit vegavitality.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram or twitter.
You can contact Stephanie at Stephanie@vegavitality.com
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