Warning- vulnerable post below:
Allow me to reintroduce myself and give you a behind the scenes look of what’s been going on for the past few years.
I have taken many turns in my business (and life in general as most people who know me on a personal level are aware of), but I think I’m finally on the right track to start doing what I’m so incredibly passionate about. I kept hearing from so many people, “You have to pick a specific niche in order to market properly”, “You need to know your client that you’re trying to reach”, and so on. So I prematurely chose weight loss because I worked with women successfully on it during my time in Toronto and enjoyed it. I thought that by choosing this specific clientele, it would hold all my answers and help me create a successful business where I would get tons of clients. I started marketing towards that, but really only had clients from word of mouth. I was excited at first, but noticed my passion and drive significantly diminishing, because I knew it wasn’t really what I wanted.
Then I started venturing into my own supplement line, but I missed really getting down to the root cause of people’s health issues. Any time I would talk to people, I would only get to a very brief summary of their concerns. I still wasn’t getting to know enough about people and their specific health concerns. It’s something that I’m passionate about, but it might be something I want to venture into more later down the road.
I’ve been told I’ve been doing things wrong for years and that my business wouldn’t be successful unless I picked a specific niche, had this online platform, only worked with people in person, moved out of state, and the list goes on. I’ve had countless job offers and was told I was crazy for not taking some. I started to let people get to me and think that maybe they were right- I was actually doing this all wrong. Maybe I should have just settled for one of those offers. I let them in which started influencing my life negatively and what I thought I wanted, which made me lose my true vision.
I’ve been lacking a lot of things on this journey because I haven’t been true to myself:
-the human interaction
-the core principles of naturopathic medicine that made me pursue becoming an ND to begin with
-seeing people’s results from blood work and imaging (although I still cannot order these while I’m in NY)
-checking possible medication and supplement interactions
-hearing people’s unique health stories and what made them decide to see me
-working with people who are driven to make changes in their lives and optimizing their health
-seeing people’s lives completely change after they follow my suggestions and recommendations
I’m at a point in my life where I’m ready to start over, which is a scary thought. Back when I started med school, I thought I knew exactly how my life would turn out and where I would be. If only I could go back and let that motivated, young girl know that life as she knew it was going to turn completely upside down for about the next 10 years. That timeline that was meticulously planned would be completely jostled, some people in your life would disappear that you thought would be there forever, that you would try at things and outright fail or decide that it wasn’t what you wanted after all. Just to go back and let her know to keep her head up, because there were going to be so many obstacles to overcome first.
I do believe that everything happens for a reason, even though it’s hard for me to accept it at times. I’ve been reaching out to some clinics locally to see if I can find one that suits me, but in the meantime, I want to still be able to work with people- so I’ll be doing that virtually. There’s so much potential for naturopathic medicine in people’s daily lives. I have so much to offer and don’t want to keep it to myself anymore.
I’m Dr. Kara Montz, ND
Some of my favorite things in the world are my pup Yogi, traveling, moving my body (yoga, working out) and being outdoors.
I love working with a number of different health issues, which range from digestive concerns, stress, sleep, immune boosting and optimizing health on a deeper level, just to name a few.
I graduated and received my degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, which is one of the few accredited schools in North America, after receiving my bachelor’s from the University at Buffalo.
As of April 1st, I will be licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the state of Connecticut.
In honor of my fresh start and in light of everything occurring in our world right now, I’m offering a 30% discount to the first 10 people that would like to have an initial consult with me. Use code FRESHSTART when you go to checkout. Keep in mind, I revamped my website but there are still some changes to make that will take a bit more time, as I am a one woman show. Please bear with me through the process 😉