Please provide a brief description about your company.
We are two Developmental Pediatricians that have come together to change the outdated and failing system. Coralis Health is a centralized hub for superior care, connections and education for neurodivergent and disabled children, their families and healthcare professionals taking care of them.
Two hashtags that best describe you (i.e.: #driven, #fierce, #mom, #dad,#roadblockcrusher, etc.).
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is juggling the demands of a medical career and then a start up while navigating the challenges and joys of raising 4 wonderful children and supporting my busy physician husband. It is truly a testament to our family’s resilience and teamwork to find joy amidst it all!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sitting on a beach with my husband and friends watching the sunset as we laugh and talk while all of our kids play nearby.
What is your greatest fear?
The health and wellbeing of my children and all the children being jeopardized.
Whom do you most admire?
All the trailblazing women in medicine and entrepreneurship including my own mother who was my first role model. Watching her work with unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare and breaking barriers as one of the few female healthcare leaders in her time inspired me. Women like her have fueled my passion to uphold a similar commitment to excellence.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
It would be to improve my ability to set boundaries and recognize when its time for me to take care of myself.
What are your top tips for balancing work and life?
Learning to set limits and saying “No” when necessary. Being comfortable with imperfection as its part of the learning process and expected as you juggle multiple responsibilities and occasionally drop some balls. Also Ask for help! And delegate! As women it’s important to recognize and acknowledge our worth and accomplishments.
What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?
That it’s not a sprint, rather a marathon.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Curiousity. I seek knowledge and new experiences and am genuinely interested in understanding others.
What is your greatest regret?
I could certainly have loved more, laughed more but I strive to lead a life free of singular regrets and instead try to focus on learning from each experience and just embracing my journey with an open heart.
What is your motto?
“Live each day as if it were your last” as Rumi has so beautifully expressed. The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. Let the beauty we love be what we do, there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?
Things are going well so far! We are fortunate to have an outstanding legal team and amazing seasoned advisors with extensive startup experience guiding us along the way.
When running your business, what do you struggle with most?
Currently we are grappling with the dual challenge of managing limited resources and wearing multiple hats.
What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?
Take life at its own pace and be kind to yourself when mistakes happen. They are opportunities for growth not reason for self criticism.
Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world.
Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer.
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