We had the good fortune of connecting with Leah Foreman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Leah, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
The end goal for my business is to have the capacity to support rural mountain towns with a therapeutic farm. To support the community in this way is more than just a professional goal, it a personal vision and dream that I think of almost daily.
What should our readers know about your business?
Nurtured Pediatrics and a holistic pediatric therapy practice. What sets us apart is the way in which we are family-centered. We value quality, research based treatment, but we also believe in balancing this quality with inclusivity and justice, customizing our services to fit what each child and family need. We serve a wide range of families in various locations and socio-economic statuses and make it our goal to not turn a family away for funding. We are also a group of conscious providers who use The Coaching Model to support families through what they are experiencing with their child. When our journey of becoming or being a parent does not go as planned, that comes with pain, disappointment, and at certain points grief – our providers understand this and are excellent at holding space for parents to heal while their child grows and finds healing themselves.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love Denver! It’s rare that we have visitors that leave without saying “we’re moving here!” We really enjoy taking visitors to Red Rocks for a show or just a hike and lunch. Union Station is great for happy hour and dinner, especially the Crawford Lounge if you can get in. Speaking of eats, my partner and I are major foodies and are on a mission to try everything in the city at least once, however it’s difficult to not return to our favorites each month: Fire on the Mountain, Uncle, Ethiopian spots on East Colfax, Vert Kitchen, Leven Deli, and Vesta. The mountains call for us of course with a long list of hikes available, but please, respect our land and leave it as it is, so we all can continue to enjoy it.
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?
First and foremost my partner Brendan. He has supported me always in all ways – through graduate school and the endeavor of starting my own business, he hears my vision and after a few (usually logical and logistical) questions, he is there to support me, cheer me on, or listen when the day, week, or quarter wasn’t what I expected. The long list of strong women behind me: my business coach Jacki Carr, my teacher Kristina Bengala, my idol and distant mentor Brené Brown, and my mother. All of these women have all supported me in different ways to launch and sustain my business. It takes the community to make a small business successful and my story is no different. My mentors and sources of support have evolved and look different from that initial business plan, but the support comes when I need it in the most magical ways. Thank you to all those listed and unlisted here for supporting my business and most of all, me.
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