San Francisco-born, Hong Kong-raised Candice Chan founded LifeHub, a wellness centre located in the heart of Central, back in 2018 to change how people access healthcare and look after themselves. A subsidiary of the LifeHealth Group, LifeHub is equipped with a team of doctors, physicians and coaches who employ wellness knowledge and techniques backed by science. From lab tests to help find the root cause of clients’ health issues to IV drips, acupuncture, colonic hydrotherapy, supplements and more, Chan eventually wants LifeHub to be a one stop shop for all health needs.
She tells Tatler about her start in the wellness space, common misconceptions about her and the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her. Get to know the woman behind the brand.
What does Hong Kong mean to you?
Hong Kong feels more like home than any other place on earth. This is where my culture, views and values were formed. Hong Kong is a place of vast opportunity. I am so inspired and motivated living here with all so many talented people around me that I don’t see myself living anywhere else in the short term.
Were you always in the wellness space?
I went to the University of California, Davis in North California where I studied nutrition. My first job was creating a business selling consumer electronics with my brother during college. It turned into a huge success over the years. This early entrepreneurial experience is what I believe gave me a head start in learning about business and finding the courage to start from ground zero.
I built my career by practising as a nutritionist. I started my own holistic “pharmacy”, built my chain of nutrition wellness centres, and now I’m creating a new space for what I call “wellcare”, which is science-backed wellness.
Describe your business in one sentence.
It’s a recipe of passion, bravery, luck, lessons learnt, great connections and a thirst for more.