December 2021 is here, and we have witnessed many pivots and shifts in business practices throughout this year. For this month’s Spotlight Entrepreneur – startGBC shares the journey of an entrepreneur who pivoted when she saw the need to change the direction of her work.
We are proud to introduce – Lizelle Marpa Tucci. Lizelle is a Registered Dental Hygienist, who is now a Mindful Mentor and a Writer of a Children’s Book.
About Lizelle Marpa Tucci, Mindful Mentor
Lizelle Tucci has worked as a Dental Hygiene practitioner and educator for over 20 years. She is a lifelong learner and completed a Master’s in health studies with the University of Athabasca. Her thesis was on Mobile Technology in Dental Hygiene Practice and Education.
Lizelle then started a Doctorate of Distance Education also with Athabasca University to learn more about how to apply mobile technology to practice. She became extremely stressed and had to stop her studies.
Looking for ways to cope, she then completed a certificate on the foundations of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation with the University of Toronto. She learned that there was increased evidence-based research on how the practice of Mindfulness can reduce stress. She has conducted workshops for colleagues and students to help decrease stress levels and learn more about mindfulness.
Her goal is to continue sharing the benefits of mindfulness and how this supports a practice of self- care much needed by health care professionals. She wrote a children’s book to help children practice mindfulness with a parent and caregiver. She has received positive feedback not only from children but also parents. The book is called I Am Here: My Mindful Morning
Lizelle is a Registered Dental Hygienist, with Masters in Health Studies.
What made you want to become an entrepreneur?
I have become an entrepreneur to learn how to develop work on what I love most.
Why did you create your business?
What successes have you enjoyed so far with building your company?
What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
“Collaborate with mentors.” – Lizelle Marpa Tucci