HOw We Got started
Sara Jean Barrett and Jesse Haas established Wellness Minneapolis to provide a solution to a problem they faced as independent alternative health care providers. The healthcare landscape in Minnesota does not provide many employment opportunities for alternative healthcare practitioners, forcing naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, energy workers, etc. to dive into entrepreneurship. The problem is people go into healing professions because they want to help people, not because they want to be business owners. Providers can spend years trying to get a handle on marketing, bookkeeping, client/patient management, and other aspects of business building, which for many is a distraction from excelling in their craft and providing excellent care. Wellness Minneapolis provides supportive services to alternative healthcare providers so they can spend less time working “on” their business and more time working working “in” it.
At Wellness Minneapolis we also strive to establish mutually beneficial business relationships with all of our providers. Every practitioner at Wellness Minneapolis is an independent contractor, which allows them to make important business decisions, curate their services and set their own rates. Wellness Minneapolis provides workspace, reception support for scheduling and billing, business and marketing services, and practice development coaching to ensure each provider is nurtured and successful. Our commitment to health and healing starts with our providers and staff. We believe that if each of our team members is cultivating a sustainable business in which they can care of themselves and their loved ones, they are more able to guide their clients/patients on a healing path.