Girlz B Sweet is always looking for successful women to draw on their experiences that led them to be an inspiration to young girls in their community. Today, we interviewed Dr. LaTanya Bowman owner of Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC and asked her some important questions about her accomplishments.
Dr. Bowman is originally from Winston Salem, NC, but currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Not everything she does is about work. For fun she enjoys reading books, salsa dancing, and listening to Classical music. Dr. Bowman is multi-talented and plays the flute, as well. In her words, “I love to travel. My favorite place to travel is the Caribbean.”
It took a lot of hard work and dedication to reach the level of success that she has experienced. Upon graduating from high school, she chose to attend North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC and majored in Athletic Training. By selecting this major, she was able to secure several internships at Division 1 universities, giving her exposure to training with some of the best sports programs in the nation. During her intern experience, Dr. Bowman became more intrigued in the chiropractic field when she noticed that the chiropractor was getting athletes better, quicker. From that experience, she decided to attend Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, earning her doctorate degree in 3 ½ years.
Girlz B Sweet knows that this type of success does not typically start in adulthood, so we asked Dr. Bowman who inspired her when she was a girl. “My mom. She used to always drop me off at school and would say that I was going to school to learn how to stand on my own two feet and not have to rely on anyone else.” She continues to be inspired today by her parents. “They are there for the physical and economical support. When I need someone to tell me that I’m doing good, I can always rely on them.” She also stated that her classmates from both undergraduate and chiropractic school continue to feed me with affirmations and referrals.
A major part of success is giving back to the community and Dr. Bowman does just that. She is very involved at the local schools. She goes out to schools and talks to youth about spinal health. She’s also initiated a Backpack Safety program and plans on doing more of these programs in the near future.
Dr. Bowman believes that young girls who need motivation to achieve should always be around people who want the same thing that they want and who don’t push them down. “Be around people who are doing better than you are because it will push or motivate you to do better, too.” She adds, “In order to be successful, you have to do things you’ve never done before.”
Thank you, Dr. Bowman for sharing your girl power of leadership, outreach, and the power of healing. Learn more about Dr. Bowman by visiting her practice at http://www.discoverychirowellness.com/