(***As featured with Pioneer Press, Star Tribune & Women's Press***)
One Local Business Woman Carries On Her Parent’s Legacy
(EAGAN, MN) -- Jean Baker, CEO of LifeStream Wellness comes from a long and local line of entrepreneurs. Her grandparents and parents have inspired her throughout her life to forge her own path. Grandfather Howard Wong owned and operated one of the most successful Cantonese restaurants in America along the old Bloomington Strip. Jean’s mother Donna and Al were Restauranteurs themselves, first with Ground Round and then with the eponymous Al Baker’s of Eagan. At Al Baker’s, the motto was always come as a customer, leave as a friend.
“My parents definitely influenced my business sense and, especially my mother, influenced my vision for creating a community of wellness through LifeStream Wellness. My mother first exposed me to the traditions and methodology of healing in my Chinese Heritage, always reminding us to lead a balanced life. My father thrived on building relationships throughout the community, gave back whenever and wherever he could, and dedicated countless hours to present a gathering place for his city,” Jean explained when asked about her inspiration to move her operations to Eagan after founding LifeStream Wellness in 2009.
Other life experiences, guided her process as well. “Watching my father go through his cancer diagnosis, treatment and eventually, hospice opened my heart and my eyes to the needs that we all have to living a more balanced life and receiving the best and most effective care possible along the way. My father’s schedule placed strenuous demands on his body and spirit, and he did not manage this stress well. Looking back, this was a major contributor to his disease and its toll. After his passing, I made it my mission to help heal others and encourage everyone around me to find an integrated balance of their mind, body and spirit and to eliminate or minimize the obstacles to this balance. With my mother’s passing along my Chinese heritage, coupled with the family’s business acumen, I feel it was destiny for me to start a clinic such as LifeStream,” continued Jean. “My mission is to inspire and lead people to lead healthier lives in their mind, body and spirit. I know my father would be proud of how far I have come, his legacy lives on in my practice. My mother is responsible for laying a foundation on which my education could build and expand."
Speaking of inspiration, Jean’s patients often inspire her with their actions, deeds and success. Recently, this was posted on LifeStream’s Facebook page by Jean...
Today I was telling one of my patients about my annual pilgrimage to McDonald’s for a Shamrock shake in memory of my dad (he LOVED St Patrick’s Day and Shamrock shakes in particular.) Shortly after the patient left my office, she returned and surprised me with a hand-delivered Shamrock shake. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life! Cheers to you Dad!
It is our pleasure to announce Jean Baker and the LifeStream Wellness team will be expanding their spaces, with a Grand ReOpening in June, 2018. In the expanded location patients can receive Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Reiki, Chakra, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Wellness Coaching and much more. “Our goal with our expansion is to better serve our customer, be able to accommodate more patients, and to create a wellness community that reaches as many people in the surrounding areas as possible. We are honored and grateful to be a part of our patient’s journey, no matter the stage of life. If my dad taught me anything, it is this – that we’re all connected, here to support each other, and that life is just too short to live out of balance,” Jean concluded. Located conveniently at 3440 Federal Drive Suite #140. You can book your next appointment at www.lifestreamfamilywellness.com.
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