2019’s 20 Under 40: Krista Kippenberger, Focus on Health Chiropractic
- photo by Anthony Jinson
Practice Representative, Focus on Health Chiropractic
Krista Kippenberger is an ambassador at heart. Yes, she does slide on the distinguished gold jacket that only belongs to official ambassadors of Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce, but she also serves as an ambassador for her family business and the community of Columbia as a whole.
“I love networking,” Kippenberger says. “In some groups I act as a peer talking health, wellness, and preventative medicine, and in others I rub elbows with some of the most successful businesspeople in the community.”
Kippenberger thrives on learning from outstanding leaders in Columbia and beyond, and she’s grateful to return to Focus on Health to use her tool set. She encourages people to meet someone new and she strives to know everyone in the room before she leaves.
Her skills have been noticed by her peers, who encouraged her to take on the primary marketing role for the business and coach practice representatives from other chiropractic clinics across the country. She was also recently selected to be the Women’s Network Chair Elect.
“Krista has been an active citizen of Columbia since moving here and opening her business along with her husband,” says Mary Ropp of Flat Branch Home Loans. “With a smile on her face and a kind word on her lips, she has spread her joy and passion for healthy living.”
Kippenberger considers herself a morning person and takes an hour each day to drink her coffee, catch up on Facebook, and do her devotional. She listens to Gary Vaynerchuk podcasts, reads at least one book each month, and recently started Cyclocross as a way to add more fun into her life. She has lived in Missouri her whole life, but likes to travel whenever she can.
“I always have huge goals that I’m working toward so I never get bored in life,” she says. And if she could improve one thing about herself? “I would have more patience and try to enjoy the process more.”
Fun Fact: Krista used to pick up “treasures” from other people’s trash, which she used to furnish her and her husband’s first family home.
Get to know the other class members here.