We had the good fortune of connecting with LaTanya Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaTanya, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I have been in the practice of chiropractic now for 16 years. My goal ever since I begun chiropractic school, was to become an entrepreneur, for I saw the benefits of having your own business. As a physician you are not taught how to be a business owner, you are taught how to be a doctor. So those strategies has to be learned outside of the classroom setting. Therefore, throughout my four years of schooling at Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, Texas, when I had the opportunity to shadow other doctors regardless of their field of study I jumped on it. Not to learn their practice of field of medicine or health care, but to learn how to run a business. The best way to learn something, is to get your hands in it, and have those mentors to show you the proper way and guidance of being a successful business owner.
What should our readers know about your business?
Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center is located in Charlotte, NC where we opened our doors in 2016. Within the first 6 months of operation, we were listed as one of the top 20 chiropractors out of 167 offices in the city of Charlotte. During this time of growth, Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center has continued to be listed as one of the top 20 chiropractic offices in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area, by Expertise.com. In 2020, Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center had the distinct honor to be listed as the #1 chiropractic office in the city of Charlotte, NC and was awarded the Best Chiropractor Award, by BestChiropractorAwards.com.
Dr. Bowman uses her voice to not only amplify the chiropractic industry, but also speaks on general health topics and counsels others to discover the best version of themselves, physically and mentally through her motivational speaking. Through the Doc Bowman platform, she shares informative health messages to hundreds through health education seminars, speaking engagements and her Discovery the Best You show.
She has also been featured on WCNC Charlotte Today’s health segments and the 31 Days of Biz for 2018 for Charlotte Business Resources. Scholastically, she has written articles for The Charlotte Health & Wellness Magazine and has led corporate health education talks for various organizations, including Discovery Communications (parent company of Discovery Education, best known for its television networks Discovery Channel and Animal Planet). Presently, Dr. Bowman is an On-Air Radio Personality for WDRB media, “The Voice of the Community.”
Dr. Bowman’s professional and community service work has led to numerous awards and recognitions, two of her most recent awards, was the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2021 from The New York City Journal. Dr. Bowman was also invited to The White House in 2020, to attend The Entrepreneurs and Innovation Summit, and was recognized by The White House as a game changer in the entrepreneurial field.
Entrepreneurship is not an easy task, and many do not understand the rough path it takes to get there. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. These challenges takes a lot of resilience, and have to understand that taking two steps back can make a giant leap forward, (but everyone is not willing to take that risk), and remember everyone is not meant to see your vision.
If you like to learn more about Dr. LaTanya Bowman, you can go to her personal platform at DocBowman.com, and to learn more about her office, you can go to Discoverychirowellness.com
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I have visited many places, and have seen many things. I have many friends that come from afar, all over the country, and the world. When they come to visit, one of the places I enjoy taking them is Uptown Charlotte (the heartbeat of the city), especially during the NFL and NBA sports season. So we definitely always hit the games, attend different parties and functions (networking as always of course), then spend time at Lake Norman outside of Charlotte, (which gives you that serene feeling as if you are relaxing at Highland Beach, Maryland waterfront).
When it comes to the food, North Carolina is well known for their seafood. One of my favorite locations in Charlotte, that gives the fresh daily seafood and catches of the day, and all the oysters you can eat, up and down the east coast, is Sea Level NC Restaurant, located in uptown Charlotte.
Charlotte is a city that gives a “hometown feel” but the “big city feel”, both at the same time, it’s a beautiful balance for a southern prospering city.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my parents Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel and Carolyn Bowman, for they have been a true support system throughout my endeavors. Regardless of what I may decide, they never talk me out of it, they just say “Okay, lets see how we can do this”. That “We” is a strong word, and I am truly blessed to have that “We” by my side. I also would like to thank Mr. Jaylen Fletcher, who saw my vision before I even saw it. That’s true entrepreneurship, a “visionary”, he pushed me, taught me discernment, allowed me to see that you need both “book smarts” and the “streets smarts” to be successful.
Lastly, I would like to thank my Godmothers, Mrs. Gloria Ramsey and Mrs. Connie Miller. Both of them allowed me to see that it was okay to be beautiful, smart, and feminine. There is a strength and power to that, that if you learn how to harness it properly, you can be the most powerful woman on earth.
Other: If you would like to learn more about her office, Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center: Website: https://www.discoverychirowellness.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S6NnKgMs1aoWKnUSujT_A Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoverychirowellness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discoverychirowellness/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/discoverychiro Blog: https://discoverychiropractic.blogspot.com
Thank you to Mr. Wasola of Photographer-24 Capture (for office pictures), and Ms Melinda of Photo Artistry by Melinda (for photo biography pictures)