Certified Vegan CoachesEveryone listed here has completed the Main Street Vegan Academy intensive program to train as a Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, and all have the VLCE certification.

These are experienced vegans who can help you go vegan or be more successful with your plant-based diet/lifestyle. Some have other certifications and credentials, as well, listed here when provided. With the exception of a select few, noted here with licensure such as RD or RDN, they are not licensed or trained to treat any illness or advise you regarding any pathology.

The VLCEs are listed according to area (by state/province, or territory (i.e., Puerto Rico), then by country outside North America); in addition to seeing in-person clients, most also work via phone or Skype with people outside their local area.

ARKANSAS

FAYETTEVILLE

Katherine "Kat" Mendenhall, MVLCE, Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach an Educator; CNE,Certified Culinary Nutritionist; Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition though the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell, and a Food For Life Instructor certified by Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Website: KatMendenhall.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: In person, Skype, or Facebook Live
Specialities: Private and group lifestyle coaching, private and group meal planning, meal prepping, and cooking lessons and workshops. Available for food demonstrations and public speaking engagements.

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ARIZONA

SEDONA AND VALLEY VERDE AREAS

Chris Kalinich, VLCE, BS in Education, Cooking Instructor -- individual and group instruction (private and community), Board Member -- Healthy World Sedona, Healthy World Sedona WFPB Mentor, Sedona VegFest Planning Committee Member

Website: plant2platter.com
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-kalinich-30280092/
Works via: Phone, Skype, FaceTime, or in person
Specialities: Individual and group cooking instruction, lifestyle coaching, gluten-free and vegan food preparation, creating memories and new traditions in the kitchen with family and friends.

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Linda Voorhis, Master VLCE (retired key administrator of prominent New-Jersey-based addiction treatment agency; Licensed as Certified Clinical Supervisor and Alcohol/Drug Counselor)

Website: www.veganification.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: In person, telephone, or Skype
Specialties: Vegan culinary demonstrations, workshops, and classes; Private and group coaching. Coaching services include in-person, Skype, and telephone. Available for speaking engagements, locally and willing to travel. Weekly blog, upcoming events, and information regarding coaching services can be found on my website. Curator of the Main Street Vegan Blog.

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CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES AREA

Nina Hayes, VLCE, Plant based chef, Vegan Life Coach & Educator, Holistic Health Counselor (AADP), Advanced Certified Yoga Instructor 

Website: VeganJiva.com
Email: [email protected]com
Phone number: 617-224-2698
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; individual clients, speaking engagements, cooking classes, private and group yoga classes
Specialties: Focus on intuitive eating & customized plans for those with dietary restrictions. Nina offers transformational kitchen "detox and restock" for clients located in Los Angeles. Nina is available for instruction, to cater private dinner parties, and for speaking engagements. Nina's approach is non-judgmental and she inspired clients to trust their bodies.

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Aimee Batuski, VLCE, BA in Communication Sciences; graduate, Landmark Curriculum for Living; Former Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program Coach

Website: PlantEmpowered.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 207-974-9748
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; individual clients, speaking engagements, private and group workshops/classes
Specialties: Vegan coaching; life and success coaching for expanded results in areas including confidence, relationships, self-expression, romance, peace of mine, and ability to express love; private and group workshops for empowering groups of people and strengthening relationships and networks.

Jaré Cervantes, VLCE, Plant Based Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Certified in Vegetarian Sports Nutrition
Works via: Phone, Email, Zoom, TrueCoach app, in person, private coaching & group coaching
Specialties: Transitioning to a plant-based diet, transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, sports nutrition, nutrition education, goal-specific coaching (fat loss, muscle gain, performance, strength & fitness training), improving digestive issues, meal prep, meal planning, building sustainable habits for long-term health & navigating related "roadblocks" (eating at restaurants/frequent travel/busy schedules, etc), vegan cooking and baking.
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Guinevere Aide, VLCE, Personal Chef (worked with Matthew Kenney), Health Coach, Cancer Survivor

Instagram: @Aideyourhealth
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (626) 392-5550

Chef Guinevere, a survivor of chronic Myeloid Leukemia and long term Crohn’s patient, is an ardent chef setting the stove ablaze with her passion for vegan cuisine. While restoring the social art of listening, she strives to create a sense of community, wellness and hope for all those who suffer from chronic illness by means of a compassionate, vegan lifestyle. Additional experience include private chef, catering, coaching on diet and lifestyle change, one on one instruction, class demos (30 student max), recipe and product development as well as kitchen design and vegan friendly business consulting.

 

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SAN FRANSISCO BAY AREA

Sky Chari, VLCE, BFA in flute performance, flute teacher and performer, cohost of Sibling Veganry Podcast, fitness enthusiast

Website: www.skychari.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-606-9684
Works via: Skype, FaceTime, phone, in person. Private coaching, speaking engagements for groups, schools, companies, and organizations
Specialties: I specialize in private coaching for those looking to eat more veggies in any capacity, standard American eaters who want to go vegan, and vegans who want to refine and improve their diets for better results. I also do corporate/workplace consulting, talks on vegan living for groups of any size, and put on workshops with local health practitioners at yoga studios, gyms, and private residences.

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OAKLAND

Kathy Hughes, MA, VLCE, NLP Practitioner, completed the Cornell Plant based Nutrition certification and the Forks Over Knives Plant based cooking certification

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 760-215-2558
Skype: KathyTango
Works via: In person, phone, and Skype
Specialties: Fluent in English, Spanish, and French; conversational in German; expert in vegan living in countries outside one’s own; one-on-one coaching, also speaker, workshop leader

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TEMECULA

Bren Hamilton, VLCE, certified NIA instructor (white belt), certified Transformational Coach (Michael Neill’s Supercoach Academy)

Website: PetBlessings.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 760-470-5036
Works via: In person, phone, Skype
Specialities: Lifestyle coaching, mixed family coaching, over-50 coaching

SAN DIEGO

Matt Cunningham, VLCE, Ironman finisher, former college and professional hockey player. Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell. Completed Sports Nutrition courses with the Matthew Kenney Online Academy. Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Master's degree in Sport Management. Completed Climate Reality Leadership Corps training (with The Climate Reality Corps).

Website: www.moveseekthrive.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 719.337.6785
Specialties: Sports Nutrition. Certified yoga instructor. Work in sports management, coaching education and athlete (hockey) development. Meal plans, fueling & recovery strategies. Writing. Public speaking.

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Ashley Bittle, LCSW, PsyD, VLCE. Graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell. Plant-based activist in a variety of social media realms, entrepreneur, Associate Director/Supervisory Psychologist, and passionate about plant-based athleticism. Certified yoga instructor, 8 time plant-based Ironman Finisher. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Master's degree in Social Work, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Currently a Supervisory/Assistant Director Psychologist in a DoD hospital setting.

LinkedIn: Ashley Bittle, LCSW, PsyD - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-ann-bittle-lcsw-psy-d-ba81539/
Twitter: DrABittle - https://twitter.com/drabittle
Blog: [email protected]
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.abittle/
Facebook: Empower to Inspire - Ashley Bittle, LCSW, PsyD - https://www.facebook.com/AshleyBittlePsyD/
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 719-323-9542
Works via: Skype/Facetime/Google Hangouts, phone, in person; private and group coaching, speaking engagements for groups, schools, companies, and organizations - particularly regarding effective advocacy efforts based on social psychology studies.
Specialties: Private and group coaching for new and aspiring vegans; corporate consulting, eating healthy on a budget, personal vegan shopping and vegan travel planning, promoting cruelty free purchasing. Sports Nutrition. Certified yoga instructor. Meal plans, fueling & recovery strategies. Public Speaking.

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COLORADO

COLORADO SPRINGS (AND SURROUNDING AREA)

JL Fields, VLCE, Master of Science, is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. She is a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, Food for Life instructor, chef instructor in the culinary program at the University of New Mexico-Taos, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services. JL is the author of the revised and updated Vegan Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Delicious Grain, Bean, and One-Pot Meals Using a Traditional or Electric Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot® (Fair Winds Press, January 2018), The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors (Vegan Heritage Press, June 2017), and Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes (Fair Winds Press, January 2015), co-author of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You (Ben Bella, December 2017) and Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013) and co-creator of The 3-Month Real World Vegan Meal Plan. She produces and hosts the weekly radio program Easy Vegan and writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette. JL writes at JLgoesVegan.com.

Website: jlgoesvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 719-445-9107
Works via: Skype, Facetime, Zoom, Uber Conference, phone, and in-person; available for individual clients and speaking engagements, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and cooking classes.
Specialties: Kitchen and cooking coaching, corporate consulting, lifestyle coaching, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and cooking classes; founder and director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy.

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DENVER

Sarah Eastin, VLCE, BS in Biological Sciences, Certified Plant-Based Chef

Website: www.healgrowblossom.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 970-385-7838
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; available for individual clients and speaking engagements
Specialties: environmental issues, natural health and healing, plant based cooking, promoting cruelty free fashions and products, promoting vegan and healthy businesses, humane, environment and vegan education, gardening and local agriculture.

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CONNECTICUT

STAMFORD

Paulina G. Rul, VLCE, Certified Image Consultant (AICI), Certified Health Coach

Website:  www.paulinarul.com
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  646-401-4267
Works via:  Phone, Skype, or in person.
Specialties:  Transitioning to a plant based diet, health and vegan coaching. Vegan cooking lessons, shopping and pantry makeovers.  Vegan image consulting.  Fluent in Spanish.

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WESTON/WESTPORT

Holly Skodis, VLCE; RYT 500, E-YRT 200. She is the founder of Yoga Is Vegan, aiming to honor ahimsa and kindly remind yogis to embrace compassion through a vegan lifestyle. Together we have the power to raise the collective consciousness and bring tranquility to the forefront.

Website: www.hollyskodis.com and www.yogaisvegan.com
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 310-869-2971
Works via:  In person; Skype, phone, FaceTime
Specialties: New and transitioning vegans or those aspiring to eat more plant-based.  Cooking and Kitchen Coaching, Cooking Classes. Adults, kids and teens. Juicing, smoothies, raw, whole foods plant-based, kids lunches, and veganizing your favorite non-vegan meals . Yoga and meditation classes, workshops and private instruction

 

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DC/MARYLAND

WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE

Esther Oakley, VLCE (See also DC/Virginia), Graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell, Graduate, Rockstar Coaching Mastermind program

Website: www.abcvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.244.8751
Works via: Phone, Skype, or in person for coaching; cooking lessons, etc. in person.
Specialties: In addition to coaching and culinary instruction, Esther is a personal chef and offers special order baked goods: all vegan, also available in gluten free, sugar free, etc.

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ROCKVILLE

Colleen O’Connell, VLCE

Website: http://leangreencolleen.com/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.219.0520
Works via: Phone, Skype, or in person
Specialties: Raw foods, eating healthy on a budget, supplements for natural healing and nourishment for a powerful mind-body-spirit connection. Individual coaching and speaking for groups and organizations.

DC/VIRGINIA

DC AND ALEXANDRIA AREA

Sarah Janette, VLCE, CHHC, AADP (certified holistic health counselor, American Association of Drugless Practitioners), EPC (psychology of eating coach); BS in Kinesiology; currently practicing as a functional nutrition practitioner

Website: SarahJanette.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-361-0600
Works via: Phone, Skype, or in person
Specialties: Functional nutrition, mind-body nutrition and stress relief; healing food and impact of thoughts/feelings/culture/belief systems on health; offering a special program designed for young adults, an underserved demographic.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA (SEE ALSO DC/MARYLAND)

Esther Oakley, VLCE, Graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell; Graduate, Rockstar Coaching Mastermind program

Website: www.abcvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.244.8751
Works via: Phone, Skype, or in person for coaching; cooking lessons, etc. in person.
Specialties: In addition to coaching and culinary instruction, Esther is a personal chef and offers special order baked goods: all vegan, also available in gluten free, sugar free, etc.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Meghan Hall, VLCE, BS in Communications, Public Relations. Ethical Choices Program Educator.

Website: www.wildmintvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  804-337-3523
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; individual clients, speaking engagements, private and group workshops/classes.
Specialties:Meghan specializes in vegan coaching including customized plans for those with dietary restrictions/specifics, self-care, and wellness. She helps clients who want to begin a healthier lifestyle but aren't sure where to start. She specializes in helping clients eat healthy on a budget, find recipes, plan and prepare for meals, and navigate grocery shopping.

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FLORIDA

SOUTH FLORIDA, ALSO NYC TRI-STATE AREA

Carol Schneider, VLCE, CEO and Chief Simplicity Officer, SimpleSizeMe, LLC, B.S. & M.S. Indiana University; corporate business training & GE Work-Out certifications; ­graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell

Website: www.simplesizeme.netwww.simplesizemeblog.wordpress.com
Email: [email protected]Works via: Skype, phone, or in person; individual coaching for work, home, or health or teamwork classes, domestic or global
Specialties: Teaching individuals & work teams the SimpleSizeMe method to de-clutter life – using best practices traditions of business & vegan living models.

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GEORGIA

Lynn House, Master VLCE, Yoga Certification, Nutrition Cert. (Cornell and Energetic Health Institute), Personal Trainer (NASM)

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @coachhouse 
Phone:  404-259-3211
Works via: Skype, phone, or in person
Specialties: Women's Health and Holistic Well-being

 

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ILLINOIS

CHICAGO AREA

Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin, VCLE

Website: www.WholisticEd.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 847-780-6690 call/text
Works via: Online with your platform of choice
Specialty: Pet loss, bereavement & grief. Transition to veganism.

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INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON

Allison Hess, VLCE (Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator); BS in Animal Behavior, University of Michigan; MS in Education, Indiana University; Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell.

Websitehttps://www.vegcoachal.com/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 812-219-4058
Works via: In person, phone, email, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or Facebook Live
Specialty: Private and group lifestyle coaching (for new vegans and returning vegans!); private and group meal planning, prepping, recipe development and support; cooking lessons; restaurant consultations for establishments looking to increase availability of and effective communication about vegan options; food demonstrations; speaking engagements/educational seminars and workshops for any group (kids and adults!) interested in learning more about compassionate vegan living.

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INDIANAPOLIS

Sha-Hanna Soaper, VLCE (Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator), MBA, BGS; Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of General Studies - Arts and Humanities, Minors in Kinesiology and Fitness Instruction. Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist, Creator of 30 Day Vegan Mastery, an in-depth course with coaching, for people wanting to fight diseases, save animals, and help the planet! You'll begin a simplified vegan journey by following the "4 T's of Veganism" Truth, Train, Transition and Transform! Author of Let's Groove and Count Your Food!

Websitesha-hanna.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 317-762-5759
Works via: Online platform and Zoom
Specialty: Utilizes "4 T's of Veganism"

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KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE

Kay Sanders, VLCE, CHHC, AADP, MSW, CSW; Rest and Renew® Trainer (Restorative Yoga), RYT 200

Website: ‪www.blessedbyhealth.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 502-468-6331
Works via: Skype or phone, phone preferred, also available for individual clients &/or speaking engagements
Specialties: Working with those transitioning to a vegan diet, or those wanting to move to a more plant based diet, and people with an interest in holistic health including Yoga.

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MARYLAND

BALTIMORE

Nancy Poznak, VLCE, MS, CHES, CPT, GFI (Master of Science in Health Science, Community Health Education Specialist,
Vegan Lifestyle Coach Educator, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor), World Peace Diet Facilitator

Websites: 360DegreeVegan.comStrengthCareWellness.comHARPforAnimals.com
Email: [email protected]
Specialties: Health educator, individual and group exercise instruction
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-poznak-ms-ches-cwws-cpt-gfi-4826b126
Works via: Skype/Facetime/Google Hangouts, phone, in person, individual or group sessions

MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON

Diana Goldman, VLCE; Certified Plant-based Professional, Rouxbe Cooking School; Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, eCornell; B.Sc in Nutritional Science, Cornell University; Masters in Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard University; Co-Founder, Grant-funded Jazz Up Your Veggies Healthy Cooking Program; Founder and Blogger, Beantown Kitchen; Recipe Columnist, Newton Tab

Website: Beantown Kitchen www.beantownkitchen.com
Email[email protected]
Phone: 617-699-0551
Works via:  Skype, phone, email, and in person; available to teach cooking classes and provide catering and coaching services, also available for speaking engagements
Specialties: Grant writing consulting to obtain funds for healthy cooking classes, coaching individuals and groups of all ages, plant-based nutrition education, eating vegan on a budget, cooking classes, recipe development and menu planning

BOSTON

Suzanne Robertson LyonsVLCE, MA in pschology; graduate: Vegan Fusion Cooking School

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-755-1825
Works via: Skype, phone, in person
Specialties:  Vegan coaching available for individual clients, also seminars for groups. Topics include: “Healthy Eating/Cooking,” with hands-on cooking demonstrations; “How We Can Be Our Best Unique Selves”; “Why Should I Eat My Vegetables?”; and “Simplify YOUR Life”.

SALEM (BOSTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS)

Kris Gurksnis, VLCE, MBA Master of Business Administration Boston University; graduate, Certificate in Herbalism Boston School of Herbal Studies; graduate, Certificate in Aromatherapy Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies; graduate, Advanced Reiki Practitioner John Harvey Gray Institute for Reiki Healing

Website: www.thecompassionatecauldron.com
Email: thecompassionatecauldro[email protected]
Twitter: @TheVeganWitch
Works via: Skype, phone, in-person, speaking engagements, private events
Specialties: Vegan Lifestyle Coaching, natural health and healing, herbalism, toxic-free home assessment, intuitive plant based cooking, vegan education, personal vegan shopping, promoting cruelty free purchasing, instructs eco-friendly “how to” classes to include: non-toxic cleaning products, vegan body care, and aromatherapy for health.

MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR

Vicki Brett-Gach, Master VLCE, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Wayne State University; ­graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies; Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified, Rouxbe Cooking School; Certified Personal Chef, Wellness Forum Health; Starch Solution Certification, Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center; vegan blogger; food writer; recipe designer; culinary instructor, personal chef

Website: http://annarborvegankitchen.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Available for individual coaching either in person or by FaceTime / Skype, with support by phone and email
Specialties:  Personal vegan coaching, plant-based nutrition education, vegan cooking instruction, recipe design and menu planning, vegan cooking demos

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NEW JERSEY

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, MONTCLAIR AREA

Perez, Karrin, VLCE, Certified Holistic Health Counselor (American Association of Drugless Practitioners), Vegan Lifestyle Coach at Viva Green Life

Website: http://www.vivagreenlife.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Skype, phone; in-person; group coaching; personal coaching; available for speaking engagements, media interviews/appearances, corporate presentations, freelance consulting, image consulting
Specialties: Plant-based coaching/training, strong willingness to work with people who are interested in adding more plants to their diet without necessarily becoming vegan

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Dianne Wenz, VLCE, CHHC, AADP, Certified Holistic Health Coach (American Association of Drugless Practitioners), and ­graduate; Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell; Certified Plant-Based Chef (Rouxbe Cooking School); editor, ChicVegan.com; blogger and recipe creator, DiannesVeganKitchen.com

Website: http://www.diannesvegankitchen.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, in person
Specialties: Holistic health and vegan lifestyle coaching with individual coaching clients, also group programs and private cooking lessons, + public cooking classes and speaking presentations in the local community.

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NEW YORK

BINGHAMTON

Christine Day, VLCE (See also Pennsylvania)

Website: www.anewdayvegan.com
Email: a[email protected]
Phone: 607-727-3320
Works viaSkype, phone, in person; group coaching; personal coaching; available for speaking engagements, media interviews/appearances,
Specialties: New vegans, vegetarians going vegan, vegan on a budget, traveling vegan

BRONX (See also Connecticut)

Vivian Lee, VLCE, INHC (Integrative Nutrition Health Coach), RYT 200 HR

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: vivayounghealth
Pinterest: vivayounghealth
Works via: Phone, Skype, and in-person in the Bronx
Specialities: Individual clients, (developing group sessions), incorporation of yoga/meditation when appropriate, cooking tutorials, shopping guide (in-person and checklists), pantry makeover, incorporating natural beauty foods to slow down the aging process and live vibrantly

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BROOKLYN

Danielle Legg, LVT, VLCE, Bachelor's Degree, Psychology (Buffalo State College), also Beach Body trainer

Website: www.thisgirlisveg.blogspot.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, and online with individuals or groups.
Specialties: Changing your mindset to change your life, fitness coaching

BROOKLYN

Sara Hohn, VLCE; Main Street Vegan Master Coach; Professional Culinary Diploma, Institute for Culinary Education

Website: www.prepgreen.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone or Skype with individual clients
Specialties: General consulting, culinary coaching and instruction

STATEN ISLAND

Julia Serrago, VLCE

Company: JulieTuesday, Inc.
Website: http://VeganIn3.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, email, and in person
Specialties: In addition to vegan lifestyle coaching, Julie does personal vegan shopping with or without the client, and speaking engagements

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MANHATTAN

Adrienne Borgersen, VLCE; Certified Image Consultant (Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC), Founder, President: It Factor Image Consulting;  Co-Founder, Co-Editor in Chief, LA Fashionista Compassionista Magazine; contributing blogger for ChicVegan.com

Website: It Factor Image Consulting www.itfactorimage.nyc; LA Fashionista Compassionista Magazine www.lafcnyc.com
Email:  It Factor: [email protected]  LAFC: [email protected]
Works via:   In person; Skype, phone, email; available for speaking engagements at festivals, seminars, schools and events, media interviews/appearances, spokesperson work for compatible companies. LAFC magazine: accepting content contributors, affordable advertising packages available, open to sponsorships and partnerships.
Specialties:  Personal styling, closet organization, transitioning your wardrobe and grooming products to cruelty-free choices, styling for every day, corporate, entrepreneurs, special occasions, creative performances, media appearances, photo and video shoots.

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MANHATTAN

Victoria Moran, founding VLCE, CHHC, AADP (certified holistic health counselor, American Academy of Drugless Practitioners), CLC, CTA (certified life coach, Coach Training Alliance); Quintessence Raw Food Chef Certification; ­graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell, Founder and director, Main Street Vegan Academy, author of Main Street Vegan, The Love-Powered Diet, and The Good Karma Diet, coauthor with JL Fields of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coming December 2017

Website: www.mainstreetvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-289-1808
Works via: Available for speaking engagements, media interviews/appearances, spokesperson work for compatible companies. Small private practice, phone, Skype, in person
Specialties: New vegans, relapsed vegans, food and weight issues, midlife and maturity, spirituality of food and vegan living, high-raw diets, Ayurveda; 12 Step-compatible coaching/counseling

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MANHATTAN

Lianna Levine Reisner, VLCE, MSPOD, Network Director of Plant Powered Metro New York, and Founder of Partner for Change, a collaborative consulting service with a dual focus on organization development and community-based health empowerment.

Website: www.partnerforchange.net, www.ppmny.org
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lianna-levine-reisner-36853b15/
Works via: Phone, Skype, Zoom; speaking engagements; in-person family/large group health empowerment circles
Specialties: Organization- and community-level change, healthy families and kids, women's health, Jewish/kosher/observant communities, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, positive psychology

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MANHATTAN

Ilse Singer, VLCE; graduate, Certified Professional Coach; Leadership That Works, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell, PMA certified Classical Pilates Instructor.

Website: www.ilsesinger.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, and email
Specialties:  "Figure out what matter, build your life around it." A values-based approach to life coaching. I help people get crystal clear on what really deeply matters, micro and macro, personal and planetary, and support them toward alignment and dynamic presence, to get on with it. I'm passionate about the work of aligning our values; the guiding principles and aspirational arcs in our lives, with how we actually show up -in our lives, and in the world. And about coming home to ourselves. My intention is to further our collective embodied humanity, and a commitment to living passionately, authentically, and values-centered.

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NEW ROCHELLE (WESTCHESTER COUNTY) AND MANHATTAN

Lisa Snow, VLCE, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE & NSCA-CPT), and sports nutritionist

Website: www.onthemendfitness.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, and in person in Westcester Country and Manhattan; in-person clients can combine personal training with vegan lifestyle coaching and/or sports nutrition; Lisa also consults with client nationwide via phone and Skype
Specialties: customized fitness, food allergies, gluten-free vegan baking, educational grocery store tours.  Works with clients from 20s to 90s, extensive experience in senior fitness and also working with people who have physical disabilities

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LEVITTOWN (NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND)

Matt Korsky, VLCE, MS, undergrad in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, Masters in Health Education from Adelphi University

Company: Plant Powered Coaching: Eat. Move. Live
Website: www.plantpoweredcoaching.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, FaceTime
Specialties: Works with individual clients and speaks for groups, schools, companies, organizations. Specialty in fitness, but relates easily to all clients, even those who are exercise-averse.

LONG ISLAND

Jackie Demeri Costello, VLCE, CHHC, LVCYT, Author of Animooves: Yoga & Creativity Inspired by Animals. Yoga Alliance RYT,  Certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, Birth-6 Montessori teacher, BA Magna Cum Laude, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  Over 25 years experience teaching children, families, adults, and seniors.

Website: www.Animooves.com
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 631-338-2316
Works via: In-person, phone, Skype
Specialties:  Vegan coaching for individuals, families, and groups. Animooves classes and workshops (Yoga & Creativity Inspired by Animals) for all ages and levels of ability. Chair yoga. Journaling workshops.  Available for events, corporate and classroom settings, clubs, and in-school field trips.

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PINE BUSH

Lori Burns, MVLCE: Master-Certified Vegan Coach, and is a Certified Health Coach by Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Lori also has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell eCornell Plant-Based Cooking Course.

Email: [email protected]
Works via: Skype, Zoom, Facetime, as well as in-person
Specialties:  Oil-free, whole food plant based, yoga, advocacy.

PLEASANT VALLEY (DUTCHESS COUNTY/HUDSON VALLEY)

Sande Nosonowitz, MVLCE, CYT: Master-Certified Vegan Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor, Author (Living & Being Vegan; 12 Essays on the ‘Why’ & the ‘How’  and  OBLIVIOUS, Carving a Path to Clarity).  Producer of the inaugural Hudson Valley Vegfest in New York.

Website: www.sundarajewel.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Skype, Zoom, Facetime, as well as in-person
Specialties: Individual and group clients, speaking engagements (with a powerful PowerPoint), incorporating yoga and/or meditation when appropriate; also cooking classes, educational seminars and group workshops.

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WAPPINGERS FALLS

Susan M. Landaira, MS, VCLE, Special Education Teacher

Company:  Vegan Teacher LLC, Coach/CEO
Website:  VeganTeacherLLC.weebly.com
Blog:  veganbodymindandworld.wordpress.com
Email:  [email protected]
Works via: In person, Skype, phone, email.  Speaking engagements, food demos, personalized and group coaching, which can include, but is not limited to, the new vegan, the vegan with questions, pantry revival, vegan shopping (for food and home), the vegan in a non-vegan household, vegan children.
Specialties include:  Vegan for the animals, vegan children and students, being vegan in a non-vegan household

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NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE

Margo Page, VLCE, also classically trained chef, certified by Personal and Private Chefs of America

Website: ThePlantBasedLifestyle.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone and Skype with clients worldwide, also in person
Specialties: Plant-based cooking; working with individual clients; and speaking engagements, cooking classes, and food demos

NORTH DAKOTA

FARGO

Beth Hoffner, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Registered Nurse

Website: www.bestlifechoice.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 701-361-7970
Works via: In Person, Skype, Phone, Facetime
Specialty: Private and group coaching for new and aspiring vegans interested in their best life choice; corporate consulting; eating healthy on a budget; cooking and kitchen coaching for individuals, families and groups (adults, couples, teens and kids); lifestyle coaching to promote good health and cruelty free living.

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ONTARIO

NIAGARA FALLS

Kristin Oprendek, VLCE, B.A., psychology; Certified Wellness Coach; personal trainer; yoga instructor; vegan mom

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 905-371-4271
Works via: Skype, phone or in person.  In home:  How to shift from kitchen favorites.
Specialty:  New Vegans, vegan transitions and family wellness.  Presents workshops and children's events

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ONTARIO

Teresa Ford, VLCE, BSc in Nutritional Science, participant in The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach training program.

Website: http://take-root.ca
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-282-9442
Works via: Skype, FaceTime, phone, in person, available for individual clients, speaking engagements and workplace wellness programs.
Specialties: Blogging; coaching services to support clients of varying knowledge and confidence levels in their journey toward plant-based eating.

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TORONTO

Margie Cook, VLCE, RHN  

Specialties:  Kitchen makeovers and cooking coaching, corporate wellness consulting, cooking demonstrations, individual or group nutrition and cooking classes
Website: www.margiecook.com and www.plantsonplates.com
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @_plantsonplates
Works via: In-person, Skype or telephone services
Specialties: Culinary coaching for the plant curious and new or transitioning vegans | Customized cooking classes, corporate wellness and health workshops | Home delivery of plant-based pantry staples and prepared food | Recipe development | Available for public speaking |

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OREGON

BEND AND PORTLAND

Diana Tomseth, VLCE, CHHC, AADP, Science of Raw Food Nutrition I (Living Light Culinary Institute); Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition professional health conferences, Adventist Health and Northwest VEG

Website: www.echofund.org
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; available for individual clients, sliding fee donation to Echo Fund
Specialties: Emotional eating issues, culinary coaching

PORTLAND

Kristy Draper, VLCE, BA in Communication Technology, earning M.A. in Humane Education,
Rouxbe Professional Plant Based Culinary Program School

Website: www.vegfullife.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: Phone, Skype, in person
Specialties: New and transitioning vegans for individuals, groups, families, and veg-curious, cooking lessons – private and group, humane education (animal protection, environmental ethics, human rights, and culture), vegan on a budget, vegan while traveling

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PENNSYLVANIA

ERIE

Lisa Rose, VLCE; Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy; CoFounder of The Erie Vegan and Vegetarian Society / Erie’s 1st VegFest; Accredited by National Registry of Food Safety Professionals; Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell; Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified through Rouxbe Cooking School; Food For Life Instructor Certified by Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

Website: http://vegancheers.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-746-6381
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; individual clients, speaking engagements, private and group workshops/classes
Specialties: Private and group vegan transition guidance, lifestyle coaching; private and group cooking lessons, grocery store tours; kitchen cleanout; accountability and motivational consulting and speaking; Food for Life classes for cancer, diabetes, kickstart, nutrition essentials, and kids nutrition

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NORTHERN TIER

Christine Day, VLCE (see also Binghamton, NY)

Website: www.anewdayvegan.com
Email: a[email protected]
Phone: 607-727-3320
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; group coaching; personal coaching; available for speaking engagements, media interviews/appearances,
Specialties: New vegans, vegetarians going vegan, vegan on a budget, traveling vegan

PHILADELPHIA

Emily Livingston, MS, VLCE

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 484-467-5468
Works via: In person, phone, and Skype
Specialties: Habit training, transitioning to veganism, social/lifestyle/family conundrums, zero waste living

Deanna Meyler, PhD, VLCE; Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy; Founder of An Everyday Vegan, a food and lifestyle website; Founder of Philly Vegan Food Tour, Vegan Marketing Strategic Planning Consultant

Website: aneverydayvegan.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 817-727-2367
Works via: Skype, Google Hangout, phone, in person; individual clients, speaking engagements, private and group workshops/classes
Specialties: Private and group vegan transition guidance, lifestyle coaching; managing chronic pain through diet; working through cultural constraints to change; private and group cooking lessons, grocery store tours; kitchen cleanout and rebuilding; accountability and motivational consulting and speaking. Brand consulting; product selection, recipe development, brand development/evolution/rebranding, growing marketing share through strategic planning

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PITTSBURGH

Marissa Podany, VLCE, B.A. in Cultural Studies

Website: veganandbeyondcoaching.com
Email: [email protected]veganandbeyondcoaching.com
Phone: 412 56 VEGAN  (412 568 3426)
Works via: in person, phone, skype
Specialties: New and transitioning vegans, holistic healing, raw foods, private cooking lessons, eco-friendly and nontoxic lifestyle changes (including household and beauty products)

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SAN JUAN

Mitzy González, VLCE, Addiction Counselor,  Ed.D in Organizational Leadership.

Phone: 787 430 1776

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Works via: In person, phone, video

Specialties: New and transitioning vegans,  relapsed vegans, emotional eating issues, personal shopping and budget, culinary coaching, harm reduction, professional health conferences, individual and group therapy, corporate wellness consulting.

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SAN JUAN

Vélez, Enrique, VLCE

Facebook: Enrique Vélez Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator – VLCE
Email[email protected]
Phone 787-459-5678
Works via: Skype, phone, in person; group coaching; personal coaching; available for corporate speaking, media interviews/appearances
Specialties: Coaching for new vegans, vegetarians going vegan, weight loss, improving health through a vegan lifestyle, among others.

TENNESSEE

Chrissy Benson, J.D., VLCE, IFS Practitioner, personal coach, writer, and attorney

Website: www.mindbodyspiritgroove.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-697-6392
Works via: Phone, Skype, in person in NYC area
Specialties: Holistic health coaching (weight loss, nutrition, IFS therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, life coaching, holistic health)

 

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TEXAS

DALLAS

Katherine "Kat" Mendenhall, MVLCE, Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach an Educator; CNE,Certified Culinary Nutritionist; Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition though the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell, and a Food For Life Instructor certified by Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Website: KatMendenhall.com
Email: [email protected]
Works via: In person, Skype, or Facebook Live
Specialties: Coach, Cook, Boot Masker. Private and group lifestyle coaching, private and group meal planning, meal prepping, and cooking lessons and workshops. Available for food demonstrations and public speaking engagements.

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MARSHALL

Crystal Gable, VLCECommunications director, Get Healthy Marshall, Co-director, Healthfest (the annual 3-day whole food, plant-based festival in historic, downtown Marshall, Texas

Website: www.healthfest.com
Twitter: @crystalgable
Instagram: @crystalgable
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 903-235-2374
Works via: In person, phone, GoToMeeting; one-on-one coaching; writing and contributing on health and wellness topics
Specialties: Transitioning to a Vegan diet, cooking lessons and finding peace in a divided household

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UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY

Elisa Stone MVLCE and graduate, Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell; Ethical Choices Program Educator; MA, University of Utah; BA, Utah State University. Tenured college professor. Non-judgmental coach who grew up in rural America and has been vegan since 2002, vegetarian 10 years before that. (It took me 10 years to give up cheese!)

Website: www.yourvegancoachlovesyou.com
Instagram:@livalohagirl
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 801-462-6422
Works via: Small private practice, phone, Skype, in person. Available for speaking engagements, media interviews/appearances. Specialties: New vegans, aspiring vegans, relapsed vegans, overcoming food addiction, weight issues,12 Step-compatible coaching, meal ideas, health considerations, navigating society as a vegan, finding joy in plant-based eating, re-programming the inner child to go vegan for life.

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WASHINGTON

SEATTLE (EASTSIDE)

Kristen Feuerstein VLCE and Certified Culinary Nutritionist

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 425-698-9744
Works via:  In person or Skype
Specialties: Private and group coaching, private and group cooking lessons and workshops, menu planning, also speaking for groups of all kinds

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SEATTLE (GREATER AREA)

Cindy Thompson MVLCE and MS in Leadership; American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach, Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer, and Nutrition Specialist; Harvard Medical School Culinary Coach; Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food for Life Instructor; Seattle Tilth Soil and Water Steward; EMT-Paramedic

Website: https://trimazing.com/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 425-659-5090
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trimazing
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trimazingvlc/
Works via: In-person and online in the greater Seattle, WA and online globally; one-on-one coaching; group-coaching; writing and contributing on health and wellness topics
Specialties: Transitioning to a whole food, plant-based, vegan diet, cooking lessons, WFPB no-oil cooking, shopping guide, endurance sport sand firefighter vegan food and lifestyle, zero-waste practices, green cleaners, organic gardening.

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OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:

SPAIN

MADRID

Parisa Salahshourian, Bsc, VLCE, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator

Website: www.parisavidanatural.es www.parisa-vida-natural.com
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Phone: +34 686 453 258
Skype: Parisa Salahshourian
Facebook: Parisa Salahshourian, Terapias Naturales & Vida Vegana, Instagram: parisa_vida_natural, Youtube: Parisa Salahshourian, Terapias Naturales & Vida Vegana
Works via: Phone, Skype, in person, groups
Specialties: Traditional Chinese Medicine, natural and herbal therapies, Chinese energetic nutrition adapted to veganism. Coaches in 2 languages, English and Spanish

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