Creating a Passion for Life and Career

Dr. Kathryn Sneed of Sneed MediSpa Offers an Inspiring Message at Women’s Leadership Network

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Network held its first meeting of 2024 on February 15 at Ridgeway Country Club. The combination of a great lunch, networking with colleagues and other professionals, and an inspired message offered a great way to start the new year’s schedule of meetings.

Chamber President and CEO Mark Heuberger welcomed a good crowd, recognized the Chamber’s growing list of Premier Partners and thanked the day’s sponsor, Patriot Bank Mortgage, and the two women have who have been at the heart of their company’s support of the Women’s Leadership Network, Pansy Hall and Alexis Heinz.

Dr. Kathryn Sneed, owner of Sneed MediSpa and Wellness and a Collierville resident since 2011, began her talk in a direct manner: “I have a passion for women who have dreams and aspire to lead.”

Energizing the crowd to recognize their own leadership positions in life – whether it’s through entrepreneurship, embracing their role in a corporate structure or the leadership they offer their friends and family, Sneed citied statistics and studies that identified different leadership positions and characteristics of several generations, and the primary motivations of those wanting to gain control of their lives. 1. Wanting to be their own boss 2. Dissatisfaction with their current position 3. Wanting to commit to their personal passion.  Sneed suggested that while motivation and will power can sometimes seem limited passion can often overcome obstacles such as lack of confidence.

She offered an inspiring look at her own life, from being a 14-year-old manager at the local ice cream parlor in her Ohio hometown to the steps she took to gain control of her own life and career through her early years. She gave her parents credit in laying a solid foundation in spiritual life and the importance of personal responsibility as primary factors in her success. Sneed went from a young, entering freshman as an undergraduate to the youngest student to enter dental college at the University of Kentucky. Purchasing her own home at age 19 from savings garnered by teaching personal fitness and Pilates in her “spare” time, she married at 21, completed her dental degree and an MBA at 24, the same year she had her first child.

Sneed has stepped away from her dentistry, having sold her successful practice in 2023. She has committed herself to her family, Sneed Medispa and Wellness and her growing real estate and investment portfolio.

She concluded her remarks with specific pieces of advice. “Find a mentor,” she commented, adding the benefits she has gained from guidance provided by an older professional. She added, “Decide what you want your life to look like, and if something doesn’t fit, get rid of it.”  She reminded the crowd that they were building their legacy, and they needed always to re-direct energies with that in mind.