Meet Trisha Sullivan, owner of Midtown Medical Group (www.midtownmedicalgroup.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – We are a local, 100% female-owned, small business established in 2008. Over the last 14 years, we have grown our team of licensed medical providers and psychologists as we’ve expanded our disability evaluation services across two states and 10 locations, becoming Nebraska’s top provider. We are now excited to announce we are using all that expertise, experience, and outstanding customer service to help companies with their preemployment needs by offering physicals, screenings, and drug testing among other services. We want to help local companies identify qualified candidates and minimize their risk.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The biggest challenge I’ve faced is growing my company and learning how to pivot from our current business into a new market. Expanding has really been like starting a new company. Even though we’re offering most of the same services, learning how to market them to different industries has been a challenge.
Tell us a little about your family. – I have two children, a 15-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. I’m getting married in September and will gain a 14-year-old stepson! We really enjoy them—they’re great kids. They all play sports and keep us very busy year-round!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Hanging out with friends and family, watching my kids play sports, and enjoying a glass of wine on a patio. My dad grew up in Chicago, so I’m an avid Chicago Bears fan. We took the kids to their first game in Chicago last fall. It was a great trip. As a bonus, the Bears won!
Who inspires you? – Other small-business owners. There’s no road map or directions to owning your own business. There’s no one to tell you how to solve a problem or what your next step should be. You must figure it out on your own. When I see or meet someone that has done that, grown their own business and made it successful, it inspires me and gives me confidence that I can get through all the hurdles that come up along the way.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Try not to become a person of success but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein
If you could choose only one descriptive work to be remembered as, what would it be? – Perseverant.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? – To be able to speak any language.
Which talent would you most like to have? – I’d love to be able to sing.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – I don’t have much time to read these days, which is why I love Audible. I’m currently listening to Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. It’s an amazing story. I also love thrillers with a good twist.