Dr Bharti Rajput PhD
In 2004 Bharti’s business began from small beginnings and not much in the way of a plan. But the enterprise universe smiled upon Bharti when a chance encounter provided her with podiatry equipment and a room to work in. So alongside studying for a PhD in the science of human movement, Bharti started as a part-time sole trader, with a single laminated sign stuck up in the foyer. But word about Bharti’s skills soon spread around town.
It was those first clients who helped her realise that academic life wasn’t the right path, and cemented in her commitment to links between feet and whole body, so Bharti elevated her business ambitions. She pledged to make her mark with cutting edge podiatry which connects body, mind and sole.
Her Broughty Ferry Road clinic was founded in 2011, and has since been transformed into a haven for foot healthcare and beauty. She and her specialist team deliver advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to get to the source of painful and problematic feet, while her podiatrist-supervised mani:pedi lounge makes clients look and feel fantastic. Indeed Dr. B’s innovative multi-discipline approach to healthy, happy and beautiful feet is a first for Scotland.
Sole Body Soul was a limited company right from the start, and Bharti now has a growing team of staff on her books. Getting the right people to share her standards and ethos in enterprise is key to Bharti’s success, and she does expect the extra mile from all of her team. Her own personal ambition remains high and she continues her studies to keep up with developments in modern podiatry.
Dr. B’s a skilled plate spinner, who’s been able to adapt her business plan as and when needed. The many elements of running a business, especially now she’s got staff, use all of her skills, so it’s no coincidence that she identifies closely with the multi-armed Indian devi goddess Saraswati.
My biggest challenge was
In order to realise my mission of bringing Happiness with Every Step, my greatest challenge was having the courage to step aside from the day-to-day operation of services within the business. Letting go and empowering my team has enabled focus on progressing towards our goals and growth plans.