What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The best bet is for you and I to have that half-hour conversation where we can discuss your concerns/goals and my programs and fees.
To provide a range for you, program fees are from $150 per month to $389 per month.
Private instruction in dance or martial arts is $50 per hour.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I welcome a phone discussion so we can get a feel for each other. We’ll chat for half an hour or so, and if it’s a fit, we’ll get to work right away.
The next step is a health history session, which goes a little longer than our usual sessions. But this is an important step, because this is where I start to really learn about you: your health history, your fitness, your goals, and just as importantly, how you want to feel and your life ambitions.
Once we’ve completed a thorough health history, I will conduct any necessary research and put together an action plan for our time together.
We’ll track your progress carefully, so you know exactly where you stand. Remember, this isn’t about judgment: this is about information, and information is power. My program is designed to empower you. If you’re committed, you’ll get where you want to go. Of that I have no doubt. I’m here to support you, cheer you on, and help you course correct when necessary.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My education in health and wellness is extensive and diverse:
- Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach
o Versed in over 100 dietary theories
o Big-picture approach to health and wellness
- B.Sc. Oriental Medicine
o Gives me a well-rounded understanding of the body from both a holistic and a modern viewpoint
- A.Sc. Social & Behavioral Sciences
o Gives me an understanding of human behavior, which helps me help you work through any blocks or resistance that may come up during our work together
- Certified Seifukujitsu Practitioner (Oriental Healing) & CMT
o Japanese massage technique, helping me understand both physical and energetic blocks
- Certified Personal Trainer
o I know how to motivate!
- 7th Degree Black Belt in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu
o I have been teaching Martial Arts for nearly 20 years, which lends itself to our work together in numerous ways: the physical body, human behavior and motivation, and communication
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Many years ago I was diagnosed with a Thyroid disorder, despite years of athleticism and being a careful advocate of my own health. I was immediately put on pharmaceuticals and sent on my way. This was dissatisfying to me as I was already on a journey exploring holistic healthcare, and my partner was a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
This medical event is what really sent me down a path of discovery, and from there I realized that I could combine my thirst for knowledge in this area with my natural inclination to teach. Thus was born my career as an Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with people who are dedicated and passionate about improving their lives.
Sometimes that’s a simple goal of losing weight.
Some of my clients deal with chronic health issues such as diabetes, colitis, IBS, Thyroid issues, Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, and food sensitivities and allergies to name a few.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked with a woman who suffered from IBS for decades. After 6 months of working together, she is now SYMTPOM FREE and enjoying life in a way she hasn’t been able to in many, many years. She is able to explore new passions and interests that were off-limits to her because of her condition.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First, trust your intuition. We’ve all got it, and it never lies.
Second, it’s really important that there is a vetting or consultation process to make sure you’re a good fit for each other. A great coach for one person may not be a great coach for you, and that’s OK. But why waste anyone’s time if it’s not a fit? Find out before you start work together.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your health concern or goal?
How important is resolving this issue?
What am I willing to do in order to obtain my goal?