Dr. Jennifer Berman, Director of Berman Sexual Health, is a urologist, women’s health advocate, and a sexual health medicine expert. Berman attended Hollins College and the University of Maryland Medical Center where she received her Master of Science degree. Dr. Berman went on to complete her post graduate residency for urology and completed fellowship training at UCLA Medical Center for Female Urology and Female Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery. Later on, in 2001, she decided to found and direct the Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA with another partner, and taught as an associate professor of urology. Dr. Berman’s experience in urology and women’s health allowed her to focus on urology and treat her patients in her own private practice. Dr. Berman enjoys educating others on sexuality and supports women’s health, primarily through her television appearances. Her appearances on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN have given her a platform to share helpful information about the human body, offering advice and encouragement to men and women everywhere.
Dr. Berman always encourages her viewers to embrace their sexuality and feelings, which she believes is very important for a healthy lifestyle. She has assisted thousands of men and women in exploring their body’s functions and ensuring that each one of them feel comfortable with themselves. Dr. Berman’s talk show segments and informational posts have reached over 100,000 people to educate them on proper sexual lifestyle upkeep, medical advice, and how to identify problems they may be having with their bodies. In her free time, Dr. Berman loves to spend precious time with her friends and family, cooking and having fun walking through parks. She can be seen posting positive messages and client results on her Instagram page, and sharing pieces of her personal life as well.
Let’s start by telling us about your business.
I own my own office specializing in sexual health, and I help my patients with a variety of issues and treatments.
Q: Please tell us how you make sure your customers will become raving fans of your company?
I am quite active on my Instagram page, and I use it to showcase the services I offer. I always make sure to post real content that makes my customers feel valued and heard when it comes to their sexual health.
Q: Please tell us the one thing that separates your business from the competition?
One thing is that the results that come from my treatments are real. A lot of other companies may try and lure customers in for money and scam them with inaccurate or photoshopped results.
Q: And to finish this section, please tell us what is the one major key to your company’s success?
The major key is being able to listen. When a patient comes to me about their sexual lifestyle, my job is to understand and perceive what they are saying accurately. Trying to insert yourself or judge their choices is an unpleasant path to take when interacting with a patient, so it’s really important you value what they say!
Q: For our readers just starting to build a company, what advice can you give entrepreneurs just starting out with a new venture?
My advice is to know your strengths and build on them. Focusing on what you haven’t mastered can allow your inner saboteur to mess up your plans and make you depressed. I always focus on the positive and think about how I can change my habits and behaviors for the better.
Q: For entrepreneurs seeking to build a business as successful as yours, what one big piece of advice can you give them when times get a little challenging?
When times get challenging, I encourage them to stand up, walk away from what you’re doing, and take a break to focus on yourself. Whether that be listening to your favorite pop song, taking a walk, or getting some sleep, it’s very important to take breaks and reevaluate your feelings.
Q: In today’s fast changing business environment, how do you stay abreast of things?
Being technologically savvy has really helped me stay on top of everything. I always make sure I’m aware of what’s going on, and I constantly plan ahead and check my schedule. Overlapping or forgetting an event is not a fun experience at all, so make sure you plan a lot!
Q: What is your “Why”? In one sentence, why do you get up in the morning?
I get up in the morning for my patients, and my beloved family.
Q: In one sentence, what is the most important thing one has to do to be a great leader?
A great leader has to admit their wrongs and improve on leading those who need assistance.
Q: In one sentence, describe how important your customers are to your business?
I wouldn’t be here without my customers; I treat them all like a close-knit family.
Q: In one sentence, describe a positive way that technology can make the world a better place?
Technology can give people access to education, something that I believe every human being needs.
Q: In one sentence, tell us how something positive to motivate our readers?
To motivate you, I say that there’s no downside to trying something new.
Q: In one sentence, tell us how you start your day to get ready?
I start my day with some short walk down my neighborhood, a healthy smoothie, and reading my schedule for the day.
Q: In one sentence, describe how you handle rejection and setback?
I handle it by remembering that when one door closes, another opens.
Q: In one sentence, describe what your hiring philosophy is?
I want a personable and friendly individual who knows how to connect with people and has a big heart.
Q: In one sentence, describe how you keep your sanity in a competitive business environment?
I keep my sanity by being constantly active with walking, and always giving myself time to breathe and relax.