When I first graduated, I had a fire in my belly like never before. I couldn’t wait to get out there and change people’s lives with what I’d learned. I thought I’d figure out the business part as I went – how hard could it be?? I was a business consultant for chrissakes.
Boy, was I in for a shock.
Within a few months my bank account was in a desperate place and my confidence was in the toilet. I came this close to quitting.
After weeks of crying myself to sleep, I woke up one day determined to make it work. I went back to the books and found a system that I adapted to our work as nutritionists. To my delight and relief: it WORKED!
Let’s face it, you can be the best nutritionist out there, but if you don’t have the business skills to bring in new clients and real income, then you’re not helping anyone: yourself or your clients.
“I love working with clients, but I have NO idea how to get more of them.”
“Marketing freaks me out.”
“All the busywork of running my practice is killing me. I just want a system that works so I can focus on what I do best: working with clients.”
And here’s one that absolutely breaks my heart:
“I can’t do this. I just don’t have the business savvy to make it work.”
I want to cry when I hear these things.
Is growing a nutrition practice hard work? You bet! But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
Thank you so much for putting this class together! We aren’t even half way through, and I’ve learned so much! It’s worth every penny! I only wish I had realized the impact it could have on my business sooner. I thought I could figure out the business stuff on my own after school. I’m organized, and a go-getter. I persevere until I get what I want, but I wasn’t getting there. I am so excited now! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wisdom and lessening our learning curve on being an NTP!
~Aypril Porter, NTP RWP
I created the NTP Business Class at the request of Sheree, a fellow practitioner who saw the success I had in my practice and wanted the same for herself. We started one-on-one coaching, but Sheree wasn’t satisfied.
“You need to turn this into a class” she said. So I did.
I had no intention of this becoming a “thing”, but people liked it and got great results so I’ve been teaching it ever since.
Last year, I decided to retire the program (I won’t bore you with the details) and did one last class – giving it EVERYTHING I’ve got.
The response was incredible and many of you asked for a DIY version.
I signed up my first two package deals! I can relax now and I feel like I can finally really help people and make a living for the first time since graduating in June of 2014!!! I have you and your class to thank! I am so excited!!
~Jackie Corn, NTP
You want to earn a healthy living through your practice and haven’t figured out how to do that yet.
You’re not attracting the clients you really want to work with. Your marketing approach is: I’ll do great work and they’ll come to me, right?
The details of running a business overwhelm you. You’d love someone to just show you what to do and not spend hours trying to figure it out on your own.
I implemented your suggestions right away and what a difference it made! I’ve enjoyed your class immensely and have learned more than I possibly imagined. Thank you so much!
~Caroline Fogg, NTP
My business has been going really well since your class. I am getting a higher income/caliber client and loving the new challenges. Thank you!
~Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, NTP
I was listening to the Q&A recording today and thinking how I’d like to go back and just start at the beginning of the course again because the content is just so good and so valuable. Right now I have more clients than I’ve ever had and all of them are on packages, in no small part due to what I’ve learned from you. Thank-you!
~Peter Wright, NTP CGP
I give you EVERYTHING I’ve got in this class.
I open the proverbial kimono and share all the tools,
processes, and strategies I’ve used over the years to
grow a successful six-figure business.
(or two easy monthly payments of $265)
The business model
and structuring work
with your clients
(+ special guest speaker)
Part 1: The essentials
Part 2 & 3:
wrap up and
Cooking for your clients,
Writing and Publishing
Pulling it all together into a business plan
This country is full of people getting sicker by the day, and they desperately need your help. There’s more than enough business to keep us all busy for lifetimes.
Let me help you help tons of people and make a great living in the process.
I graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2008 after a very successful career as a business coach and strategy consultant. I started practicing immediately and quickly grew my practice to work with clients all over North America and Europe. I wrote the book Eat Naked, published in 2011, and co-authored its follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, published in 2012, with my hubby, Chef James Barry.
With my background as a business coach and my experience growing a very successful NTP practice, I began receiving requests to mentor other NTPs in their businesses – and so I created the NTP Business Class in response. In addition to my private nutrition practice, I blog regularly at eatnakednow.com, speak nation-wide about food and health, and teach with the Restorative Wellness Solutions functional nutrition program. I’m passionate about this work and I love supporting other practitioners to create the business of their dreams.
I’m not an NTP or a nutritionist – can I still take the class?
The short answer: yes.
While this class was specifically create with an NTP business in mind, at least 90% of the course materials can be applied to many other health and wellness business owners (i.e., Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, and so on). There will be elements of the class that you need to tailor to your own unique context, but they are minimal.
Please email me directly to tell me more about your line of work and your top 3 business goals. I’ll give you my honest opinion of whether this class is a good fit for you.
Are you going to do another live business class?
Most likely no. I won’t say “never” because I can’t completely predict the future, but at this point, the likelihood is slim (it’s about a 10-15% chance for the numbers people out there).
What’s included in the live business class that I won’t get by doing the DIY version?
The DIY version includes all the course content, videos, handouts, notes, and exercises. We’ve kept the comments from the last round of students so you can benefit from my answers to their questions. We’ve also included recordings from the live Q&A calls, which contain additional information as well as me answering more questions.
The biggest difference between the live version and this DIY version is that you won’t have immediate access to me – there are no more live Q&A calls and there’s no one-on-one email support.
Will I be at a disadvantage by taking the DIY version of your program?
See my answer above for the differences between the live class and the DIY class.
Quite frankly, I was always surprised at how few people took me up on the opportunity to engage with me directly – folks were usually quiet on the Q&A calls and I never received as many emails as I thought I would. And yet, people still got incredible benefit from the class.
There’s a ton of great content in here and you will get a lot from the course even without that one-on-one contact.
Do you have a payment program?
Yes. You can pay in two monthly installments of $265. Or, you can pay in full for $495.
What is your refund policy?
I am 100% dedicated to you getting the most out of this class and to excel in your business. I have been fine tuning this class for years based on student feedback, and I’m confident that you’ll get a ton out of it if you put real effort into it.
We do not offer any refunds on this class, so please think carefully before purchasing. I’ve been teaching this class for years and stand behind it completely. If it helps: when we did offer a refund policy for the live version, not a single person took us up on it.
If you’re still on the fence, please reach out with your questions. We’ll help you make the decision that’s right for you.
$495 is a lot of money for me as a recent grad. Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
At this point, we don’t offer scholarships or discounts. I know that your hard-earned money is precious. I have specifically set the price of this class to its absolute minimum to make it accessible to as many people as possible, recognizing that many of you have just graduated from school and spent a ton of money on your education thus far.
This class – even when priced at significantly higher rates – is a fraction of the cost of online business classes far less comprehensive and far less targeted. Trust me, I’ve taken them!
Many practitioners who have gone through this class have found it paid for itself within the first couple of months – and that was when the class was priced at a much higher rate. I’m confident that if you give this class your all and apply the techniques you learn, you’ll get a significant return on your investment.
Can I get CEUs for this class?
Yes. At this point, the Nutritional Therapy Association grants 12 credits for business development courses. This class gives 30 credits, but you can only use 12 of them for the Nutritional Therapy Association.
If you are not an NTP or NTC and would like to get CEUs, I am happy to give you a description of the course curriculum so that you can take it to your accrediting association to see if they will give credit for it.
How do I get my CEUs?
At the end of the class, I explain what key pieces of homework to hand in to me for proof that you’ve completed the class. You may submit these to me via email at any point, and then I’ll write a completion letter on your behalf. It will be up to you to take this completion letter to your association when it’s time to show your CEUs.
Is there a time limit for completing the class?
No. You can do it at your own pace and take as long as you want.
Of course, you’ll only get benefit out of it if you actually DO the course and all its homework, so don’t wait too long!
Will my course materials expire?
No. Once you’ve registered for the class, you will have access to everything you need forever! (If some unforeseeable event occurs and the interwebs come crashing down, we’ll make sure you get copies of the materials some way or another.)
Is there a way to connect with other students / alumni of this program?
Yes! Once you’ve registered, we give you access to the NTP Business Class Facebook group where you can connect with other practitioners who are actively using these tools to grow their practices.
I want to do more than just have a one-on-one practice. I want to blog / write a book / cook for clients / work with groups / lead online programs / work with corporations / some other creative use of your skillset. Will this class still be helpful to me?
The core principles of this class apply to any application of your skillset – so yes, this will still be helpful to you. In fact, I’ve added in bonus interviews with experts in all of the above areas, so you’ll have lots to play with.
That said, you may find that this class is a starting point rather than an end point for you depending on exactly what you want to do in your business. If you’re not sure, write me and share what you want to do. I’ll give you my honest opinion of whether this class will be a good fit or if you should look elsewhere.
Still have questions that we haven’t answered here? Please email us and we’ll get back to you within one business day!