Tuesday, 24 June 2014
2Inspire Business Profile: Tope Opayinka CEO Topaz Therapy Essentials
In this profile we feature Tope Opayinka, the CEO of Topaz Therapy Essentials, which provides holistic and sports massage therapy.
I am a specialist physiotherapist and a qualified holistic and sports massage therapist. I own and manage Topaz Therapy essentials on a part time basis.
A typical business day at Topaz therapy involves sorting out my diary, calling up my clients to confirm appointments, carry out home visits and finish up with some reflective practice.
My passion and genuine desire to care for others prompted me to start Topaz Therapy essentials. I went on to study physiotherapy as a second degree and my desire to broaden my skills in order to provide a more holistic care led me to train as a holistic and sports massage therapist. In addition, I’ve also completed other courses which include on-site chair based acupressure massage and vestibular rehabilitation. My proposed CPD portfolio is exhaustive with more training lined up to increase my clientele base.One of my greatest accomplishments in business to date is my client retention. I’ve been very fortunate to have my client’s return for more therapy and also onward referrals. This I put down to my exceptional therapy and customer service skills.
My biggest challenge I would say is time constraints, juggling a full time job in addition to running my business. I wish there was more than 24 hours in a day with a lot more energy packed into it.
My future plan for my business is expansion. I hope to set up therapy clinics with other therapists working in my team.
If I were to do it all over again, I wouldn’t do anything differently. Everything is happening at the right time.
One of the best compliment I have received is “You have the Midas touch”.
It’s important for young women to follow their dreams as it would give them a sense of self achievement and satisfaction.
My line of business requires the natural ability and genuine desire to care for others. Be prepared for hard work and commitment. However, the big smile and gratitude from my client makes it all worthwhile.
I’ve been very fortunate to have great support from my family and close friends and I’m inspired by the improvement in health status of my clients.