018: Create the Business Solution that You See Missing with Karen Peterson from Green Thumb Natural Medicine

Karen Peterson is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist providing primary and adjunctive care at GreenThumb Natural Medicine LLC based in Portland Oregon. I had the pleasure of meeting Karen last year through Portland’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and I know first hand how passionate she is about helping promote the businesses of fellow out bosses. On this week’s episode, it’s Karen’s time to step into the spotlight, and amplify the successes she’s accomplished since starting her business. Karen offers a source of deep inspiration for those aspiring to take the entrepreneurial leap.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Karen Peterson?

·      What does her business do?

·      Why should you create solutions for the business gaps you see missing?

·      What does Karen think about the concept of being authentic at work?

·      How can you get in touch with Karen?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Karen’s Business Website Here

·      Like Green Thumb Natural Medicine on Facebook

·      Schedule a consult with Karen by calling: 503-774-2857

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.