About I’m Melissa LaPointe, founder of Strong Beginnings and director of our professional growth services. I’m a wellness advocate, social entrepreneur, story-teller and integrative health practitioner with a special interest in human connection and vicarious trauma. Strong Beginnings began in 2013 as a home-based part-time occupational therapy practice based out of Williams Lake, B.C., offering a combination of cash-based women’s health and pediatrics services. It has since evolved into a Canadian-based consulting company that supports entrepreneurial minded healers and change makers in occupational therapy and integrative health. For over three years, I’ve been blazing a trail for women’s health OT through my work as a clinician, an entrepreneur and an online educator. While I’m still a small-town girl with simple pleasures, I’m also a visionary thinker in how I use technology to build partnerships and grow relationships with thought leaders around the globe in women’s health and wellness. In the next few months, I’m making some much-needed changes to the structure of our company and the platforms we’re using to manage our growing community. If you’d like to stay in touch, I encourage you to sign up for our email list and be one of the first to receive our updates!