Sell Without Selling Podcast

Episode #144

Evolution of Success with Dr. Rob Elder

On this episode, Stacey is joined by Dr. Robert Elder for a conversation on nutrition, physical fitness, and his journey from body building to medical research to chiropractic college.

Key Takeaways:

  • Highlight what makes you different from your competition.
  • As a business owner, your primary focus is to be of service.
  • Block out your non-negotiable time for self-care.

Today’s guest: Dr. Robert E. Elder

Robert E. Elder, D.C., a native of St. Louis, MO, graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1986 with a Bachelors’ degree in Biology with an emphasis in Chemistry. While attending the university, he was a pre-med student and became heavily involved in clinical research in the Department of Nephrology. He was involved in the day to day operations of data collection, surgical procedures and research paper development.

After graduating, he pursued a career in genetic research, working at Clinical Sciences Research Department/Washington University at Barnes Hospital. He was in charge of sequencing a 2200 base pair nicotinic acetylcholine brain receptor, comparing it to data of other known catalogued genetic sequences. During that time, Dr. Elder was also heavily involved in competitive bodybuilding, winning several awards such as Mr. St. Louis, middleweight class, and suffered a severe injury that affected his right shoulder. He tried different treatment regimens but with no success. Then he was encouraged to seek out chiropractic, even though he was already scheduled for orthoscopic shoulder surgery. Not only did chiropractic heal the true cause of the shoulder pain, which was in the neck, not the shoulder, but it sparked an interest in this unique field of natural healthcare that he was unfamiliar with. Being a bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, it resonated with his core beliefs about health, wellness and fitness perfectly. He then applied to Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri, which was ranked as one of the top colleges in the country for chiropractic doctorate programs. He graduated in December 1990 and immediately began private practice in January 1991. He continues to pursue a deeper understanding of spinal biomechanics, having a Distinguished Fellow certification in Chiropractic BioPhysics and currently, for the last 8 years, studying independently with Raymond Wiegand, D.C., chiropractic physician, mechanical engineer and physicist as well as the developer of the Spinal Analysis System. Dr. Elder has always considered it his ‘joyful obligation’ to continue to pursue knowledge that can be utilized to help his patients with whatever they suffer with or even to optimize health and/or athletic performance, whether it be with the most advanced chiropractic care, functional medicine and nutritional therapy or utilizing some of the many unique therapies he has available such as Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF), K Laser or Spinal Disc Decompression therapy.

“You go to school to read and test, but I was lucky enough to have a mentor who taught me what it really means to be a chiropractor.” -Dr. Robert Elder




(First ~2 mins)

Hey, this is Dr. Rob Elder, president and CEO of Metro Chiropractic Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and if you want to learn the six and seven figure science to success, significantly increase your revenue, and learn how to successfully build professional relationships, you should be listening to the Sell Without Selling Podcast with my good friend, Stacey O’Byrne.


Hey. Welcome back to another episode of Sell Without Selling. I am your host, Stacey O’Byrne and I believe that learning the art and the science of how to sell without selling is the only way to achieve high six and seven figure success.

Today I am speaking with a really good friend of mine, Dr. Rob Elder. [Intro for Guest]

I am really excited to get into today’s episode. Really quick, if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or sales professional, and you haven’t hit the level of success that you wanted or needed, or if you’re stuck and needing a pivot in your business, in your success – or maybe you just want more, and you understand the importance of having a coach to help identify the blind spots, increase accountability, and help with success strategies to take you, your business, your income, and your success to the next level – if this sounds like something for you, then head over to There’s a quick application there that will lead to a personal phone call with me to see if we’re a great fit for each other. Alright let’s do this.

Stacey: Dr. Rob, welcome to the show.

Dr. Rob: Thank you. Hey, I sound really awesome. I may sound more awesome than I am, I think, so thank you.

Stacey: I have to tell you, that’s a phenomenal bio, incredible bio.

Dr. Rob: I’ve had quite the journey, I’ll tell ya.

Stacey: So you were pre-med and body building, so, let’s face it, we know that very few medical doctors really study nutrition, right? Because there’s what – an hour’s worth of class in their studies that’s mandatory?

Dr. Rob: About. Yeah it’s not very much. It’s very minimal.

Stacey: Yeah, so what got you; during pre-med, during the pursuit of allopathic, what interested you in the physical health and wellness?

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