Nourishing Intelligence

Saint Helena, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

You've heard of Emotional Intelligence? Nourishing Intelligence: Nutrients to feed Body, Soul AND Mind. #TheTotalPackage I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Working together, we will co-create a lifestyle program that fits your life, time and budget. My areas of expertise include but are not limited to: infertility, weight loss and management, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, vegetarian nutrition, raw and vegan nutrition as well as emotional eating disorders. In addition to my Six Month and Three Month Accelerated Programs, I also offer the following services to individuals and groups: Supermarket and Health Food Store tours, Cooking classes including Delicious Plant Based Meals and Snacks, Lectures, Diet Analysis and Pantry Makeovers

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, increasing muscle tone and flexibility, reducing food cravings, getting better sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and longevity. I enjoy guiding people to their utmost potential and I can't wait to be your coach! #NourishingIntelligence
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Location

Saint Helena, CA 94574

Years in business

17

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Kirstin B. Nov 18, 2016
    Private Yoga Instruction (for me or my group)
    Verified Review
    Excellent Introduction to Yoga
    Wendy was great, she listened to our needs and was very kind and competent. Our introductory lesson was great and we have her coming back next week.
  • Terry P. Oct 21, 2016
    Extraordinary Coach
    As a coach, Wendy is patience and very considerate when advising her clients and encouraging you on your journey to health. She always has a smile for you and a kind word to uplift your day. Her commitment to her clients is amazing. I would work with her again in a heart beat. Did I mention she was awesome 😊
  • Ramiah C. Sep 21, 2016
    Thank You Nourishing Intelligence
    Wendy is an awesome coach, very knowledgable in real life solutions to our everyday physical & mental health maintenance. Her workshops are in depth with hands-on participation to grasp a deeper concept of the exercises. High vibration in spirit and worth working with!!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes, and because each program is designed to meet the needs of the clients I always offer a complimentary consultation to ascertain them fully before we embark on each wellness journey.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
This is a high–level individual coaching program. Each individual that I work with comes into coaching for a different reason; no two people are alike or have the same goals. At the end of the complementary 30 minute interview you will have all the information you need to make a decision as to whether working with a Lifestyle Coach is the right thing for you.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My Health Counseling training was obtained at Columbia University's Teachers College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. I earned my certification in Reflexology in Atlanta at The Heal Center. Never have I glimpsed the human body's systems working in unison as with this modality. Detoxification and relaxation are major contributors to it's efficacy. Because all seven internal systems are manipulated as well as 27,000 nerve endings, even a visit to your primary care physician isn't this comprehensive.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began eating healthfully at a young age because I learned that cancer is a predominant factor in my family's genetic make-up. I strived to eat a plant-based diet eschewing medicine over herbs and people began asking me what I did to maintain my health. I realized that natural health was my passion. I then began working at a retreat center as the kitchen director where I taught raw, plant-based meal prep and learned in depth health and hygiene strategies to heal diseases. My Health Counseling training was obtained at Columbia University's Teachers College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. My yoga training was acquired in Atlanta at Kashi near Candler Park. I completed my 200 Hour Certification and was Registered by the Yoga Alliance in 2006.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach/coach/instruct wherever I am invited. Some places that have invited us to serve their employees are corporations such as Coke, ING, Arby's, Regal Cinemas and many, many others. I have also worked with endocrinologists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and their patients as well as individuals seeking to heal, maintain their health or take their health to new vistas. I have also worked in colleges, universities, elementary schools and daycare centers.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Currently, I am working with an eclectic group of individuals at a high-tech manufacturing facility. One of the reasons I enjoy working with them is because they hail from all over the world. I learn about so many varied types of eating styles and foods while supporting them in making tweaks to their diets and lifestyles so they can be their best selves. I'm also a Lifestyle Coach and teach plant-based nutrition and stress management fundamentals to corporations and individuals.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Meet and ensure you feel gotten by the coach or instructor and that you not only like their approach to meeting your goals but that you feel their approach aligns with your ideals.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Be clear and able to articulate your desires so your coach/instructor can better assist you. Be sure you are truly ready to make the commitment to make changes, as well.