Dr. Mark McKenna truly embodies the title of the show, Doctorpreneur, a CBS show he was a featured guest on. The reason for Dr. McKenna embodying this name is because of his excellence in field of medicine as well as having a true entrepreneurial spirit. In an interview with Dr. McKenna, his upbringing, successes, challenges, and inspirations were all up for discussion.
He was born in New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University Medical School. After the devastating effects of Katrina took a toll on his city and many of his business ventures, Mark decided to focus his efforts even more on business ideas that only benefitted other people. He launched McKenna Venture Investments, as well as other real estate development companies. All of these companies together offer designs, financing, and real estate closing services. Dr. McKenna helped in the aftermath of Katrina, to rebuild New Orleans. He helped rebuild and develop low to moderate-income housing.
Dr. McKenna also began a startup called ShapeMed. This company strives to use aesthetics and wellness as the basis of medical practice to improve the health of patients. The company uses technology as a pivotal piece in reshaping how healthcare is done. Dr. McKenna believes in goal setting and visualization. To truly accomplish something you must first be able to see the finished product or goal. Then once you know the final picture, you find the components or smaller goals will eventually lead up to the final point. Some of the challenges Dr. McKenna faced were of his own doing. He believes he ran through life to quickly, missing out on opportunities to express himself and find more things he is passionate about.
Dr. McKenna himself is quite the inspiration but finds his inspiration from a few key individuals. An entrepreneur like himself named Elon Musk, a multimillionaire that founded SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Also Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. He recommends anyone trying to become an entrepreneur read the both Think and grow rich. A book by Napoleon Hill, that helps the read tap into the power of visualization.