Top three lessons learned: Stay Humble; Don’t Quit; Show Up
Today’s entrepreneur is Kathryn Walker is the CEO of Revitalist Lifestyle and Wellness.
Revitalist is a leading mental health and wellness company lead by a comprehensive team of speciality providers. Kathryn worked at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Tennessee for 9 years before attending anesthesia school at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She practiced anesthesia of all specialties for 8 years before opening the first Revitalist location in Knoxville, TN in 2018. Today Kathryn operates as a leading advocate for psychedelic medicine as she continues to advance her comprehensive skill set recently graduating with her second Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
I am an: Entrepreneur
Achievements (products built, personal awards won): Microdose 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year
If you’re an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why? I want to change the world.
My favorite startups: Revitalist Lifestyle and Wellness
Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company? I started my company with a goal to help those in the outpatient community. I quickly identified the system deficits allowing my passion to grow. It has since grown from a state vision to a world vision.
What’s most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation? The most frustrating aspect is the system that we know is broken yet society cannot easily accept innovation and change. It is an uphill battle and is necessary in order to help bring the change we need.
What’s the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make? I think the number one mistake they make is allowing hesitancy and fear to overcome innovative judgement impeding actionable steps. Critical thinking skills, pivoting, and shifting are all items that are necessary at every level.
What are the top three lessons you’ve learned as an entrepreneur?
1. Stay Humble
2. Don’t Quit
3. Show Up
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