Dr. Brittany “B” McCoy is a mom, pharmacist, wellness coach, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and #1 international bestselling author. She is a graduate of Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a concentration in Biochemistry, and double minored in Spanish and Mathematics.
Additionally, she completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration degrees at High Point University in North Carolina. Dr. McCoy works with clients to examine the areas of career, relationships, health, and finances to determine where they are functioning at their optimal levels and where there is room for growth. From there, she helps you develop a strategic plan to achieve your optimal outcomes.
Dr. McCoy is the founder of the McCoy Institute of Wellness and the co-founder of both the Functional Wellness Network and the Healthpreneur Institute.
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Here we sit down with Dr. McCoy to learn more about her journey as a coach.
Q. Tell us a little more about your journey as an entrepreneur – how did you get started? What inspired you?
Dr. McCoy: When I think of entrepreneurship, I can see that my journey started in high school. By the time I was in my senior year, I was in eight different clubs and organizations from the beta club to the battalion commander in JROTC. I also played volleyball and I did so many different other things. I was an entrepreneur without knowing it! All of those things helped me realize that I enjoy paving my own way and creating something new from an idea. That’s how the entrepreneur inside me was born.
When I went to college I also got involved in many different things. From becoming the first president of my chemistry club and studying abroad to being the first global fellow in my undergraduate degree and completing an international business certificate. Again, I didn’t know it at the time, but I was going down an entrepreneurship path.
When COVID happened, I realized I didn’t want to pursue the traditional path of being a pharmacist. Instead, I wanted to kind of pave my own way and that’s what I did. I have now started a few businesses and that’s how I’ve gotten where I am.
Q. What are your long-term goals in business? Paint a vision for the future
Dr. McCoy: My long-term goal would be to leave a legacy of transforming lives and empowering people into self-discovery. Essentially, I want to provide sustainable strategies that will be used decades from now. I want people to say “yes, Dr. McCoy is the reason behind this method or this framework that changed my life.”
Q. What motivates you?
Dr. McCoy: I would say that my family motivates me. I want to be a role model that my son is proud to talk about and be inspired by. I want him to say “This is my mom and she’s my role model. She’s a thought leader and a trailblazer who has opened many paths for me, my peers, and generations to come.” Leaving that kind of legacy and being someone my family is proud of is what motivates me.
Q. What business-related book has inspired you the most, or, what is your favourite book?
Dr. McCoy: I would say that my favorite book is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which essentially examines the physiological power of thought. It has an emphasis on things like organized planning, decision making, persistence, and even desire. It’s a very powerful book that inspired me to think about my strategies and how I plan similar things that I incorporate within my personal and professional routines.
Q. What strategies do you use to optimize your performance or mindset?
Dr. McCoy: The biggest strategy that I use to optimize my performance, or mindset, is sticking to a daily self-care routine. Every morning I get up at around 6 o’clock and take time to meditate. Then, I exercise for at least 30 minutes and eat a healthy breakfast.
It doesn’t have to be an intense workout routine, I just make sure I get some movement in, whether that’s yoga, taking a brisk walk, or doing household chores. After that, I reevaluate my schedule and get started for the day.
Having a routine in the morning helps me have a clear mind. Another strategy that helps me is journaling. I take some time to journal in the morning as well because it helps the flow of ideas and thoughts that can help me in business or with clients.
Q. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
Dr. McCoy: I would write a book called “Journey Into self-Discovery,” where I would essentially compile a bunch of case studies from my clients- without naming them of course for HIPAA reasons.
I would just use the stories of how people have gone into self-discovery and transformed their lives, become better, or reinvented themselves. I would even use my own story because those are all educational moments and I would like my book to help others go on their own self-discovery journeys.
Q. What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?
Dr. McCoy: The best or most worthwhile investment would be just investing in myself, period. Not a lot of people are open to investing in themselves, but it’s a must. Learning a new trade or skill, writing a book, having hobbies, etc. These things are all empowering on a personal and professional level.
I’m thankful I could go out get coaches to help me learn different things. I’ve learned from many people who have, in turn, learned from others. One person can’t know it all, but we can support each other and share our knowledge. It’s also important to understand that it’s about the journey, not the outcome. If you don’t invest in yourself, no one else will.
Q. Where do you see the future in your niche/industry 3-5 years from now?
Dr. McCoy: I see my niche or industry just being more scalable 3 to 5 years from now. There will be a transformation in coaching, personal development, and self-discovery. It will become more about reaching others, especially younger people. With the evolution of technology, things are more accessible than when we were younger.
Transformational coaching has become readily available, to the point it doesn’t cost people money to find personal development tools and professionals who are willing to share their knowledge. I want young people to find my frameworks useful, transformative, and educational. That way, they can apply what I teach, to their personal relationships and pursue their goals.
Q. What is your ‘one-sentence’ piece of advice you’d like to give to someone who wants to become an entrepreneur, coach, or business owner?
Dr. McCoy: The one piece of advice I’d like to give is this: learn to ‘mind your gaps.’ There are many commas and periods in our everyday lives. Those pauses exist to help you reflect and reset. You can use those moments to realize what’s not working and what to do about it so you can pivot. Learn to use those gaps to redirect or reinvent yourself!
To keep up to date with Dr. McCoy and her journey, connect with her on LinkedIn.