My Services > Best Practices Mentor Program
Are you just setting up your nutrition practice? Are you feeling overwhelmed by possibilities? Unsure of your direction? My experience can help you navigate the fog and get started on the right foot.
When the schooling ends, your practice begins. But where on earth do you start?
Best Practices Mentorship Program to the rescue! I’ve developed this program specifically to mentor and support nutrition practitioners. I can help you establish your service niche and learn the actual nuts and bolts of setting up or growing your business.
Keep in mind, there will be homework!
We will cover four unique modules:
Clarity – Identify exactly what it is you feel called to do, and what speaks to both your heart and skill set. Plus, the million dollar question: how do I create a viable business or practice with it? This module is to establish and create your niche! Our work from this module informs the rest of our planning and direction. Clarity brings insight, new ideas, and innovation!
Setting It Up! – Website content and options, client intake forms (and other documents), business insurance, establishing your therapeutic protocols, and types of services you will offer. I will review and provide professional feedback on the homework.
The Money – Establish how much (and how) will you charge, diversifying income streams, bookkeeping options, taxes, registering your business, areas to add value in your practice, billing, setting up a website.
Where Are The Clients? – Successful collaboration, free advertising opportunities, to blog or not to blog, setting up a workshop/class, working with elderly, children, ethnic groups. (An optional add-on service is available for those wanting more support with developing brilliant workshops.)
As an entrepreneurial spirit, I have created and operated several small businesses, including the not-so-small Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Brewed Awakenings, and Sweeping Beauty.
I am currently building a food truck venture and writing a cookbook for women with hot flashes. I have supported many businesses such as Vancouver Island Soap Company and have contributed to marketing of Fairmont Hotel Royal York’s rooftop honey.
In other words, I know (and love) the business side of healthy living.
My desire to be of service and ability to remain cool and focused during extreme misadventure inspired completing the Disaster Management program through the University of Wisconsin. I have written the Disaster Response and Preparedness Plan for the BCSPCA and was a responder during the massive relief effort in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina’s four-legged victims.
I have learned that I can support people — like yourself — by shining a light that helps you see what you already know.
The modules for our time together are usually four 90-minute sessions –OR– six 60-minute sessions, depending on your availability and preference. Programs can be extended depending on your time and availability for the “homework”.
Sessions can be covered by phone, Skype, or Facetime, as well as in person if you are local.
We can work out a schedule to suit your needs – this is flexible. Some graduates have only needed some parts of this program, and I can arrange that for you as well.
How much time do I need each week to accomplish everything?
This really depends on your time efficiency and motivation, but plan for 5-8 hours per week. It also depends how skilled you are on a computer. There can be more time between modules if you need it. The first week is fairly simple, but we ramp up in the following weeks, so please allow for more time.
Remember, this is a task oriented program – the intention is to get stuff done! However, respecting my own scheduling needs, programs must be considered completed within 60 days from the start date.
Mileage and travel time not included in above price. Payment is due in full, one week prior to the program start date. (payment can be made via e-transfer, PayPal, or by cash). Receipts will be issued immediately and can be put toward your income tax return.
Please contact me for your customized quote.
What is a nutritionist? Why should you hire one? How do you hire Tricia? Find these answers (and more) on the “How It Works” page!
In addition to my services, you can also hire me for $40 per hour. Great if you’re not looking for a package but just need some advice or guidance!
“While it is true that many people simply can't afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we've somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority.”
Michael Pollan In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
“Thank you Tricia! I feel like I’ve gained some control in my cancer battle, armed now with your helpful advice. The meal plan has made it so much easier for my family to know what to cook for me during my recovery.”
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