Leah Olsen has worn numerous hats. Depending on who you ask, some know her as a teacher of biology, biochemistry, physiology- or even teaching English abroad. Others know her as a scientist working at University of Oregon and OHSU creating new proteins by splicing genes, making fish glow, increasing focus in rats and dancing around her lab bench at odd hours, swinging her pipette wildly into the night. Still others may know her from medical school in a leadership role creating an online sharing of resources with colleagues, based on a philosophy that all can be better together to potentize successes, happiness, and fulfillment in this life. Leah has 5 siblings- all very different and creative. She says, "We're all nuts! It is quite the scene when we get together to dance to something like They Might Be Giants.
Why did you select the business you are in? It's a perfect blend of science, nature, heart and connection.
What do you like most about what you do? Miracles. I really like the immediate gratification of someone getting out of a wheelchair, reversing diabetes, being able to think straight and sleep for the first time when they've tried everything else. I like to be a part of that process and I see myself as the facilitator/guide. I tried magic, but I ended up with too many rabbits.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member? I love that we can connect and be a part of something bigger together as women! We are the powerful nurturers that the world is crying out for - no one can do things the way we do them and how amazing it feels to be in a group that has fun, networks and supports each other in a creative atmosphere.
Who could be an ideal potential client for you? You know, with multiple practitioners and a shot gun of focus ranging from fertility (Have a wedding to attend? I recommend Baby in a Box Pregnancy prep as a gift), and sexual health to sleep restoration and brain function. Our patients care about their health & want to live long full lives. The body must know what to do to heal itself- so long as we support it; we'd have been toast a long time ago if it didn't!
What do you like to do for fun? Play with my kiddos, which usually involves making a large mess, writing novels, rock climbing, nature hikes, running with my Newfoundland dog- which is hilarious as his monstrous, uncoordinated paws bound across my path.
What are five things you cannot live without? Excluding food and water: chocolate, nature hikes, cute boxes and baskets, animals... of all kinds- in excess, and of course, my computer (lets be rational, here)
Where is your favorite place to vacation? Secret places with large rocks, water and serenity.
Leah Olsen, ND
The Clover Clinic
1530 E. 1st St. Newberg, OR 97132