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.