Lifestyle Changes 2 Health

Fountain Valley, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My services are unique because I inspire people to understand (how to cook) to nourish their bodies to feel healthy and energized. I also do menu planning, pantry setup & Kitchen tools to fit the client's health needs along with consulting on: food allergies, essential oil benefits,disease mgmt., the benefits of exercise/being physically active. I offer health tips and recipes in a monthly newsletter to those interested. Sign up on my website PleasinthePalate dot com Nourishing Wishes! Chef Linda

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am inspired when I see my client's get excited about the positive change in their bodies and emotional state & raised energy! Building your self confidence in how you look and feel gives me a sense of joy. I love to prepare dishes that are quick & tasty without GMO/preservatives. Serving others by cooking together using my culinary skills is very rewarding to me!

Location

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Years in business

6

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Nanci L. Jan 18, 2015
    Linda came to our home and showed us how to cook several dishes in a healthy and delicious way. She made the process very fun. It felt like a party. We learned a lot about cooking and eating healthfully and will be able to use that information in our daily food prep. I highly recommend her and am sure you would be happy that you enlisted her services.
  • Joe G. Oct 3, 2014
    Linda worked with me to create a lose weight-lower stress program. She created tasty meal plans & exercise routines I could do at home. She also educated me on the importance of sleep & managing my stress levels. We have worked together for about a month now and I am seeing great results in my waist and feeling more energy at work.
  • Diane B. Oct 2, 2014
    We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary, family style, by having Linda prepare a nutritious Mexican meal of fajitas including grilled steak & veggies, seasoned black beans & guacamole dip. I was amazed by her ability to go into my pantry and put together an awesome marinade out of my ingredients. She made our event special by serving it poolside! Our family of 5 enjoyed this special dining experience that Linda created which was quite tasty & memorable. It is a dining experience that I would ask her to do again. Diane B
  • Joe F. Sep 6, 2014
    Linda is a great coach and really cares about the health and well being of the people she is interfacing with. I highly recommend her, she has always been there for me over the last 25 plus years.
  • Janice M. Aug 17, 2014
    Linda has coached me through a difficult season in my life. I am a 59 year old woman that has struggled with my weight, a new job and a major living relocation. Her expertice in nutrition and her ability to give sound unbiased advice has kept me centered, moving up and forward.
  • Michael R. Jul 22, 2014
    Linda worked with me to lose weight and gain confidence working with my peers and in social settings. She created balanced meal plans, an exercise regimen and taught me about portion control. She also discussed the importance of sleeping and managing my stress levels to maintain my weight, energy level and mental clarity at work. We worked together for 3 months. I would highly recommend her if you are looking to get results!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer one-on-one private sessions & group sessions (parties) regarding cooking for new clients depending on their specific diet or health needs. I also offer one-on-one facilitation for those suffering from blocked emotions, food allergies or immune related conditions like leaky gut, IBS or diabetes.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified integrative health coach, have a degree in Nutritional Sciences & have owned a Nutritional Counseling business for 15 years prior to currently offering my coaching & chef services in Orange County. I am a member of several health organizations who educate medical practitioners like me, on the latest in health, supplementation & lifestyle choices. I also partner with local integrative doctors, chiropractors & wellness centers to support their patients on food-health-sports injury issues. I have currently been certified as a Clearing Toxic Emotions Practitioner to work with those who suffer with blocked emotions such as: guilt, blame, shame, resentment, angry & loss.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I offer health consultations by phone or Skype for an investment of $147.00 per session. I also offer an "in person" consultation for an investment of $197.00 per session in their home or at a local café. This package includes, a health assessment, consultation, meal plans, recommended exercises/activities & materials to support their health challenges. I also offer cooking classes in the home or act as a personal chef for teaching and entertainment for parties of 2-8 people at a rate of $75/per hour.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My inspiration came from being a corporate professional who traveled for years on the road & became ill due to stress, poor eating and fatigue. This affected my immune system. I made a decision to get healthy and inspire others to take control of their health and lifestyle. My health vs my career became my priority. I have never regretted that decision because now I am rewarded by inspiring others to shop, cook & eat clean foods to raise their blocked energy & live the lifestyle they choose to live. Aging does not mean you lose mobility or the ability to live a energetic, radiant lifestyle!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I mostly work with corporate professionals, business travelers, single parents w/kids & baby boomers. I am an Integrative (Food-Energy-Emotions) Specialist and Clean Foods Chef who focuses on: raising Energy, food allergies, block emotions, toxicity in the body & home. I also offer personal chef & cooking services for parties and small groups who want to learn to cook and get healthy with natural foods.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked with a man in corporate who had problems working with different cultures and a female boss. This caused him anxiety and stress daily so he was gaining weight. He had always been in good shape. We worked on his people skills, quick meals & snacks, and exercises to relieve his anxiety to lower his stress levels. He ended up feeling good enough to quit his job and got a better job. In 3 months he lost 20 lbs & is much happier in his new role at a new technology company.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Speak with an Immune Specialist, Health Practitioner or Nutritionist first before going to your GP (gatekeeper) doctor. Most doctors only receive 8 hrs teaching in nutrition only, no allergy or immune issues. What motivated them to do their line of work? Have they suffered through similar conditions so they understand your pain, frustration and motivation for needing to make a change in your health? Do they take the time to listen and understand your symptoms, history and supplement protocol? What worked, what did not work? Do they look healthy and live an active lifestyle?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What's included in their package offering? Is it customized to meet your needs? Has the health practitioner personally lived through similar health challenges or work with clients with similar issues? Is their education recent and do they actively update their education? Do they feel a connection with the potential health practitioner or chef? Does the health practitioner walk their talk? Look healthy, exercise, live an active lifestyle?