Dr. George Baxter-Holder has battled drug addiction, a criminal conviction, obesity, the IRS, and a Mexican drug cartel. After being released from prison, he committed fully to his recovery and found his passion in nursing. He then completed a Ph.D. and wrote a book about his experience. An inspiring story that I am sure you will enjoy.
[1:27] George shares his history and how he came to where he is today.
[2:45] Dr. Baxter-Holder reported that he ended up in prison due to dealing drugs.
[4:15] George talked about the moment he realized that he needed to make a choice between staying in the darkness or getting into recovery.
[6:55] George talked about when he decided to go to nursing school and finally he found himself.
[8:19] Dr. Baxter-Holder states that being a nurse is a very precious career for him.
[10:06] George reported that he was always seen as someone who has potential that wasn’t realized. He believes that he is now living up to his potential.
[10:40] George reports that he was trained to do facial aesthetics and facial rejuvenation and fell in love with it.
[11:00] George believes that he is making the world a beautiful place once face at a time.
[11:59] George explains what makes his aesthetics work special to him and states that it is not simply about vanity.
[15:50] Dr. Baxter-Holder reported that it had never occurred to him to have his own business earlier on in his life.
[17:35] George reports that the place he works at does most of the marketing for him, but that he also networks with people to help keep his practice full.
[19:00] George sees 15 clients a day and works 4 days a week.
[24:45] George states that perfectionism is one of his biggest struggles and stated that he can be quite hard on himself.
[26:00] Dr. Baxter-Holder mentions that he never doubted that he would succeed once he started on the path to becoming a nurse.
[27:53] George believes that the “Power of Intention” is what has contributed to his success.
[30:43] George said that the best advice he has received is to be kind and patient with himself.
[32:05] George offers advice to others building a business.
Bio – Dr. George Baxter-Holder – Seattle, Washington
Dr. George Baxter-Holder has spent the majority of his life in Seattle and has a deep love for this part of the country and its attitude towards wellness. He studied nursing at The University of Washington (Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Arts) and Duke University (Doctor of Nursing Practice.)
What makes George someone you can trust with your highest aesthetic needs, is something that can’t be taught: patience, artistic vision, and medical expertise.
George has coined the phrase “The Northwest Natural Look” to encapsulate the conservative aesthetic results his clients desire. George’s expert technique and personalized approach reflect his innate understanding of what we in the Northwest want: to look better, naturally.
George focuses on the wellness of his patients and truly believes that lifestyle changes are fundamental in order to sustain good health and an improved quality of life. Perceived inner and outer beauty is equally essential to the wholeness of the individual. His positive energy and motivation is engaging and empowers his patients to love themselves and truly love the skin within. You can find out more about Dr. Baxter-Holder at http://georgebaxter-holder.com
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Tom "Bald Dog" Varjan says
I think George’s story is one of the best interviews you’ve done. The story is really inspiring and it’s reminded me that I don’t have to be ashamed of the setbacks that have happened to me in my life. They’ve happened, as we all fall every now and then, but then we have to get up dust ourselves off and keep walking.
Juliet Austin says
Thanks, Tom! Glad you enjoyed the interview. Yes, what you say is true – we do have to dust ourselves off and keep going after having setbacks. 🙂