As the CEO of The Bellesoma Method, Adam Cohen is responsible for providing access to a new and innovative surgical technique that utilizes computer-aided design to deliver the best possible outcome for the patient. Adam brings over 25 years of previous experience as a business leader and entrepreneur to his executive role with The Bellesoma Method, a medical technology company based out of the Greater Chicago Area.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
My best and/or favorite subjects in school always involved — or at least related to — science and technology in some way. There is just so much about science and technology that still fascinates me to this day, and it’s one of the reasons I am so thrilled about my work as CEO of The Bellesoma Method.
What was your first job?
My first job — well, my first “real” job — was with A.J. Wingers, the restaurant venture I founded about 25 years ago.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
My interest in science and tech is what ultimately led me to pursue a position in the medical technology industry.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
Entrepreneurship teaches you so much — not just about everything that goes into running a successful business, but you also learn a lot about yourself on both a personal and professional level. In my current role the CEO of a cutting-edge medical technology company, I continue to lean on my prior experience as an entrepreneur whenever there’s an important decision to be made.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
The best days, for me at least, are the days in which an unexpected challenge tests my abilities as a leader. Facing those challenges — and ultimately overcoming those challenges — is one of the things I love most about being in an executive leadership position.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
It’s easy to stay motivated when leading a company that is focused on doing something positive and beneficial for so many people.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
Like I said already, I’ve always been passionate about any new innovative solution for a problem, whatever industry it may be in.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
I’m not sure if I’d call our marketing techniques unorthodox, but I’m always interested in new ideas and don’t think it’s wise to nix any idea just because it’s never been done before.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I’m proud that my success has allowed me to give back to the community in a lot of different ways, including, for example, through the scholarship program we recently introduced.
What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I’ve worked really hard to get where I am today, but there were times when I would have benefited from taking a step back just to recharge a bit. It was only after I gained some firsthand experience of the Law of Diminishing Returns that I became more productive than ever before.