On this episode of the Brilliance Beyond Borders Podcast, I speak with the inspiring Dr. Adebola Dele-Michael, who’s blazing a trail in Black-owned skincare. She is a leading authority in the field of General and Cosmetic Dermatology, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Cosmetic Dermatology in Manhattan, New York. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she teaches residents and medical students.
In 2012, Dr. Dele-Michael made a transformational shift in her life. She opened her first private practice, Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser, in New York City. Today, she owns three successful offices in Washington Heights, Harlem, and Central Park South.
In addition to a strong academic and professional background, she is on a journey of transforming the world through beauty, skincare, wellness, and community advocacy. As a successful entrepreneur, beauty expert, and speaker, her passion and purpose have led her to create a platform centered on changing the lifestyle of others through optimal wellness. She seeks to educate, empower, and enlighten people about the joys of feeling and being their best selves.
Dr. Dele-Michael is an innovative leader and entrepreneur, who’s inspiring the next generation of doctors, dermatologists, and business leaders. Here are three gems from our unfiltered conversation about Black Excellence:
Raise the standard
As a Black community, we must create the world we want to live in. Rather than competing with one another, we must help ourselves by respecting ourselves, raising the standards of excellence, and supporting one another.
Be a mentor
Helping others on their journey doesn't take anything away from you; it adds to you.
Be crazy enough to see opportunity where others see problems
There’ll be naysayers. They may be friends, colleagues, or even mentors, who’ll think you’re crazy. In order to be a visionary, however, you must take a step back and identify opportunities that others don’t see and then persevere and follow through.