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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Allen Lycka

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Dr. Allen Lycka. The two talk about his career as a leading cosmetic dermatologist, the brush with death that gave him life, and how to access the pearls of wisdom he offers.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Dr. Lycka’s career in dermatology began, and the many cosmetic inventions that made his road interesting and successful
  • How a misdiagnosis changed his life, and gave him an un-surrendering will to live
  • The tick who started it all, and the Colorado doctor who saved his life
  • Dr. Lycka’s book, The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life
  • What it takes to be an authentic writer
  • What some of Dr. Allen’s 13 golden pearls are, and who possesses them
  • Dr. Allen’s podcast, How to Live a Fantastic Life, who he interviews, and what it’s doing for his listeners

Dr. Allen Lycka is acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he led a successful multimillion business for over 30 years, helped develop several new technologies, and has spoken at podiums around the globe. Dr. Lycka has written 17 books, 30+ academic papers, and was awarded 16 consecutive Consumer Choice Awards for excellence in Cosmetic Surgery.

In 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with ALS and given 6 months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and determination. Having been given a “Golden Ticket” Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the books The Secrets to Living A Fantastic Business Life with Harriet Tinka and The Pillars of Success with #1 New York Times Best Selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack Canfield.

Dr. Lycka is a keynote speaker, thought leader, coach, and mentor who is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in the turning points people encounter in both their personal lives and in business. He has been a guest on dozens of television and radio shows and podcasts and featured in numerous newspaper articles.

Dr. Lycka is happily married to his wife of 39 years, Dr. Bernier-Lycka. They have four wonderful daughters and 7 beautiful grandchildren. Dr. Lycka counts his family as his most important accomplishment.