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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORSHIP combines online learning—including a series of original lectures, call recordings, assignments and resources—with weekly coaching + personalized support to guide you in the development of your Weight Neutral CoachingTM and Diet Recovery CoachingTM practice.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES 12 CORE MODULES of
LECTURES & TRAINING MATERIALS OVER FIVE MONTHS:

0

THE FUNCTIONS &
BOUNDARIES OF A
WEIGHT NEUTRAL
DIET RECOVERY COACH

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Immediately after enrolling in this training, you’ll get access to the Professional Training & Mentorship Members Area + an introductory module covering the core functions of Weight Neutral & Diet Recovery Coaches. This module covers the special skills and insights we bring to our clients’ lives and introduces core concepts we’ll be exploring throughout the training. You’ll also get clear right up front about the boundaries of Weight Neutral & Diet Recovery Coaching (vs clinical care), including when to refer clients out to clinical treatment and how to look out for those who may be struggling with clinical eating disorders.

THE FUNCTIONS &
BOUNDARIES OF A
WEIGHT NEUTRAL
DIET RECOVERY COACH

Immediately after enrolling in this training, you’ll get access to the Professional Training & Mentorship Members Area + an introductory module covering the core functions of Weight Neutral & Diet Recovery Coaches. This module covers the special skills and insights we bring to our clients’ lives and introduces core concepts we’ll be exploring throughout the training. You’ll also get clear right up front about the boundaries of Weight Neutral & Diet Recovery Coaching (vs clinical care), including when to refer clients out to clinical treatment and how to look out for those who may be struggling with clinical eating disorders.

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1

BREAKING DOWN
INTUITIVE EATING & OTHER
DIET RECOVERY METHODS

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Working with clients around Intuitive Eating is a primary function of Diet Recovery Coaches—particularly in the early stages of a client’s recovery journey. In this training, we quickly dive into advanced Intuitive Eating concepts that are most relevant to coaches—including common “pitfalls,” challenges, and safety considerations when working with others around Intuitive Eating, as well as additional diet recovery philosophies that may be useful in your work. Yes! There are other diet recovery “methods” that I draw on frequently in this practice. The commonly named “principles” of Intuitive Eating are only one piece of the physical recovery equation.

BREAKING DOWN
INTUITIVE EATING & OTHER
DIET RECOVERY METHODS

Working with clients around Intuitive Eating is a primary function of Diet Recovery Coaches—particularly in the early stages of a client’s recovery journey. In this training, we quickly dive into advanced Intuitive Eating concepts that are most relevant to coaches—including common “pitfalls,” challenges, and safety considerations when working with others around Intuitive Eating, as well as additional diet recovery philosophies that may be useful in your work. Yes! There are other diet recovery “methods” that I draw on frequently in this practice. The commonly named “principles” of Intuitive Eating are only one piece of the physical recovery equation.

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2

WORKING WITH
CLIENTS AROUND
"EMOTIONAL EATING"

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“Emotional Eating” is a controversial topic—and one that is so widely assumed in our culture that most of your clients will identify, struggle with or otherwise feel confused about how to address this behavior in their lives. Like with Intuitive Eating, there are many perspectives on this topic—and considerations to take into account when working with others around this behavior. Since most emotional eating narratives in our culture are tightly bound up with dieting and the thin ideal, working with this concept in a weight-neutral way requires some finesse—and an understanding of the risks and benefits of different perspectives.

WORKING WITH
CLIENTS AROUND
"EMOTIONAL EATING"

“Emotional Eating” is a controversial topic—and one that is so widely assumed in our culture that most of your clients will identify, struggle with or otherwise feel confused about how to address this behavior in their lives. Like with Intuitive Eating, there are many perspectives on this topic—and considerations to take into account when working with others around this behavior. Since most emotional eating narratives in our culture are tightly bound up with dieting and the thin ideal, working with this concept in a weight-neutral way requires some finesse—and an understanding of the risks and benefits of different perspectives.

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HELPING CLIENTS RECOVER FROM BINGE EATING (AKA DIET-BINGE CYCLING)

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Binge eating is by far the most common reason clients approach me for coaching. While it’s estimated that Binge Eating Disorder is somewhere between 3-5 times more common than other clinical eating disorders, I reckon the number of those struggling with subclinical binge eating is significantly higher than that—and reaches epic proportions when considering the numbers of people dieting at any given time. Demand for thoughtful, research-based binge eating recovery methods could not be higher in the wellness industry today. We’ll discuss binge eating resolution strategies in depth, drawing on various evidence-based recovery perspectives.

HELPING CLIENTS RECOVER FROM BINGE EATING (AKA DIET-BINGE CYCLING)

Binge eating is by far the most common reason clients approach me for coaching. While it’s estimated that Binge Eating Disorder is somewhere between 3-5 times more common than other clinical eating disorders, I reckon the number of those struggling with subclinical binge eating is significantly higher than that—and reaches epic proportions when considering the numbers of people dieting at any given time. Demand for thoughtful, research-based binge eating recovery methods could not be higher in the wellness industry today. We’ll discuss binge eating resolution strategies in depth, drawing on various evidence-based recovery perspectives.

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SUPPORTING CLIENTS IN WEIGHT RESTORATION & “LETTING GO” AROUND FOOD

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Arguably the most overwhelming part of the diet recovery process is the weight restoration process—that is, the process of allowing our weight to “settle” at a yet-to-be-determined set point weight. The uncertainty of this process can bring up intense emotions (including grief, fear, confusion, etc.) and supporting clients through it is a sensitive task. We’ll cover typical experiences (both physical and emotional) as well as strategies for supporting clients as they move through this vital stage of the recovery process—that is, the physical healing of our body to its ‘natural’ set point weight.

SUPPORTING CLIENTS IN WEIGHT RESTORATION & “LETTING GO” AROUND FOOD

Arguably the most overwhelming part of the diet recovery process is the weight restoration process—that is, the process of allowing our weight to “settle” at a yet-to-be-determined set point weight. The uncertainty of this process can bring up intense emotions (including grief, fear, confusion, etc.) and supporting clients through it is a sensitive task. We’ll cover typical experiences (both physical and emotional) as well as strategies for supporting clients as they move through this vital stage of the recovery process—that is, the physical healing of our body to its ‘natural’ set point weight.

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5

NAVIGATING
INSTITUTIONAL FATPHOBIA
& SOCIAL DETERMINANTS
of BODY IMAGE

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The realities of institutional fatphobia compel us to constantly educate ourselves and grow in our ability to support larger-bodied clients navigating such forces. As coaches, we’re tasked with supporting folks along a wide spectrum of experiences—including those of intersecting marginalized identities—whose lived experiences may be very different from our own. In this module, we’ll talk about the most common forms of fatphobic oppression clients bring up on coaching calls, as well as how to support your clients in resisting fatphobia—from either a humble position of allyship or through shared experience when appropriate and relevant.

NAVIGATING
INSTITUTIONAL FATPHOBIA
& SOCIAL DETERMINANTS
of BODY IMAGE

The realities of institutional fatphobia compel us to constantly educate ourselves and grow in our ability to support larger-bodied clients navigating such forces. As coaches, we’re tasked with supporting folks along a wide spectrum of experiences—including those of intersecting marginalized identities—whose lived experiences may be very different from our own. In this module, we’ll talk about the most common forms of fatphobic oppression clients bring up on coaching calls, as well as how to support your clients in resisting fatphobia—from either a humble position of allyship or through shared experience when appropriate and relevant.

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SUPPORTING THE PURSUIT
of HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE,
SHAPE, STATUS and ABILITY.

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In this module, we’ll cover strategies for supporting clients in the pursuit of weight neutral health and wellness—including the management of “weight related” illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, etc.), fitness or mobility constraints, medically necessary food restrictions (e.g. allergies), co-existing digestive disorders (which disproportionately affect those in recovery from disordered eating), and all other nutrition-related health concerns that most commonly come up when coaching those in diet recovery. We’ll also get very clear on the boundaries of coaching when discussing medical conditions, as well as strategies for supporting those navigating fatphobia in the medical system.

SUPPORTING THE PURSUIT
of HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE,
SHAPE, STATUS and ABILITY.

In this module, we’ll cover strategies for supporting clients in the pursuit of weight neutral health and wellness—including the management of “weight related” illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, etc.), fitness or mobility constraints, medically necessary food restrictions (e.g. allergies), co-existing digestive disorders (which disproportionately affect those in recovery from disordered eating), and all other nutrition-related health concerns that most commonly come up when coaching those in diet recovery. We’ll also get very clear on the boundaries of coaching when discussing medical conditions, as well as strategies for supporting those navigating fatphobia in the medical system.

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ADDRESSING
FATPHOBIA & "DIET TALK"
in INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

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The most common concern I hear clients express when letting go of dieting is the fear and pain of being judged or treated differently by important people in their lives. We’ll talk about how to support clients navigating weight stigma and “diet talk” in their interpersonal relationships—including managing internal fears + external experiences of discrimination, setting boundaries and being vulnerable in different kinds of relationships (e.g. friends, family, coworkers, etc.) and special considerations when working with fatphobia in sexual or romantic relationships. Helping clients navigate triggering environments and develop healthy body-affirming relationships is critical to their long-term recovery.

ADDRESSING
FATPHOBIA & "DIET TALK"
in INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

The most common concern I hear clients express when letting go of dieting is the fear and pain of being judged or treated differently by important people in their lives. We’ll talk about how to support clients navigating weight stigma and “diet talk” in their interpersonal relationships—including managing internal fears + external experiences of discrimination, setting boundaries and being vulnerable in different kinds of relationships (e.g. friends, family, coworkers, etc.) and special considerations when working with fatphobia in sexual or romantic relationships. Helping clients navigate triggering environments and develop healthy body-affirming relationships is critical to their long-term recovery.

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WORKING WITH INTERNALIZED FATPHOBIA & BODY-RELATED ANXIETIES

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Internalized fatphobia—that is, fatphobia that your clients turn inwards towards themselves—will likely be the most blaring challenge your clients face in their recovery. While shifting internalized fatphobia is somewhat educational in nature (e.g. reframing self-talk, challenging fatphobic beliefs, etc.), body-related anxieties are often deeply embedded in the nervous system—and can trigger (or be triggered) by emotional experiences outside of our control. We’ll talk about how to support clients when body-related anxieties inevitably arise—as well practical tools for nervous system regulation, anxiety management, and of course, clear guidelines for when to refer a client out to clinical care.

WORKING WITH INTERNALIZED FATPHOBIA & BODY-RELATED ANXIETIES

Internalized fatphobia—that is, fatphobia that your clients turn inwards towards themselves—will likely be the most blaring challenge your clients face in their recovery. While shifting internalized fatphobia is somewhat educational in nature (e.g. reframing self-talk, challenging fatphobic beliefs, etc.), body-related anxieties are often deeply embedded in the nervous system—and can trigger (or be triggered) by emotional experiences outside of our control. We’ll talk about how to support clients when body-related anxieties inevitably arise—as well practical tools for nervous system regulation, anxiety management, and of course, clear guidelines for when to refer a client out to clinical care.

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WORKING AS A COACH: BEST PRACTICES for HOLDING SESSIONS + SELF-CARE

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In addition to diet recovery and body image coaching, we’ll cover key “generalized” coaching skills that are most important to keep in mind when working with any mental health issues. We’ll also talk practically about coaching communication skills, when to fall back on a “system” vs. using “intuition” in coaching, when to push or pull back on a client who’s working through something difficult, and how to “hold space” or create emotional safety in sessions. Lastly, we’ll make sure YOU are emotionally ready to coach in this module + what to do if you get triggered in a client situation.

WORKING AS A COACH: BEST PRACTICES for HOLDING SESSIONS + SELF-CARE

In addition to diet recovery and body image coaching, we’ll cover key “generalized” coaching skills that are most important to keep in mind when working with any mental health issues. We’ll also talk practically about coaching communication skills, when to fall back on a “system” vs. using “intuition” in coaching, when to push or pull back on a client who’s working through something difficult, and how to “hold space” or create emotional safety in sessions. Lastly, we’ll make sure YOU are emotionally ready to coach in this module + what to do if you get triggered in a client situation.

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SELLING PROGRAMS & SERVICES…fearlessly, ethically and without selling weight loss

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While the concept of “selling” can bring up fear, shame, and guilt for those more inclined towards activism—it’s clear that our ability to affect large-scale change is dependent on our ability to support ourselves financially. Thankfully, the most effective long-term business strategies will never require you compromise your values (e.g. sell weight loss) and will actually uphold you to a commitment of honesty, integrity, and meeting your clients true needs. Whether you’re a skilled salesperson and want to learn the nuances of this industry or you’re completely new to sales in any context—let’s get down to the business of coaching.

SELLING PROGRAMS & SERVICES…fearlessly, ethically and without selling weight loss

While the concept of “selling” can bring up fear, shame, and guilt for those more inclined towards activism—it’s clear that our ability to affect large-scale change is dependent on our ability to support ourselves financially. Thankfully, the most effective long-term business strategies will never require you compromise your values (e.g. sell weight loss) and will actually uphold you to a commitment of honesty, integrity, and meeting your clients true needs. Whether you’re a skilled salesperson and want to learn the nuances of this industry or you’re completely new to sales in any context—let’s get down to the business of coaching.

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ONLINE MARKETING & COPYWRITING: WEBSITES, OPT-INS & FUNNELS,
OH MY!

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A lot has to happen between a client first hearing your name…and them actually signing up for a program (or sales call). If you’re reading this, you’ve likely seen my website, read one of my emails, or engaged with me on social media at least a handful of times before getting here…and certainly before applying for this program. We’ll break down core foundations of email and web-based marketing in the wellness industry—so potential clients already trust and love you far before they get on a sales call. Hint: don’t bother working on your website until you’ve completed this module!

ONLINE MARKETING & COPYWRITING: WEBSITES, OPT-INS & FUNNELS,
OH MY!

A lot has to happen between a client first hearing your name…and them actually signing up for a program (or sales call). If you’re reading this, you’ve likely seen my website, read one of my emails, or engaged with me on social media at least a handful of times before getting here…and certainly before applying for this program. We’ll break down core foundations of email and web-based marketing in the wellness industry—so potential clients already trust and love you far before they get on a sales call. Hint: don’t bother working on your website until you’ve completed this module!

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LEAD GENERATION: GROW A “FOLLOWING” OF FOLKS WHO NEED YOUR WORK

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A website, profile, or sales conversation are only as good as the people who find them in the first place. In other words, in order to have a functioning business, you need to have a healthy flow of new people discovering your work on at least a semi-regular basis. We’ll talk about strategies for reaching new clients and expanding your circle of influence—growing your community of followers and clients from 50 to 500 to 5,000 and beyond. I want to help you dominate the internet and blow up this movement online…LET’S FUCK UP THE DIET INDUSTRY.

LEAD GENERATION: GROW A “FOLLOWING” OF FOLKS WHO NEED YOUR WORK

A website, profile, or sales conversation are only as good as the people who find them in the first place. In other words, in order to have a functioning business, you need to have a healthy flow of new people discovering your work on at least a semi-regular basis. We’ll talk about strategies for reaching new clients and expanding your circle of influence—growing your community of followers and clients from 50 to 500 to 5,000 and beyond. I want to help you dominate the internet and blow up this movement online…LET’S FUCK UP THE DIET INDUSTRY.

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Leading Guest Mentors

I've also asked these industry experts to share their perspectives so you can get the most well-rounded education possible—in coaching and business!

Christy Harrison

Nutritionist and journalist, Christy Harrison, has already changed the world on a mass scale with her mega podcast, Food Psych®, and her latest book, Anti-Diet. Pick her business and coaching brain in a private workshop with 2020 Professional Mentees.

Virgie Tovar

Activist and author of several fat-feminist tomes, Virgie is one of the most internet-savvy women I know—while maintaining a fierce Fat Liberationist, anti-diet, and anti-racist ethic. She’s also the founder of Babecamp—an online course for fat-body love and reclamation.

Caroline Dooner

With a strong performance arts background, Caroline is a natural marketer and knows how to communicate her anti-diet message in the most relatable, authentic, and entertaining ways possible. Unsurprisingly...she’s the creator of the best-selling F*ck It Diet®.

Joy Cox

Author of Fat Girls in Black Bodies, Joy is an academic, podcaster, and designer focusing on the experiences of women of color. Her latest product is the newly released JabbieApp—a size-inclusive fitness app for those of all shapes, colors, genders, and abilities.

Summer Innanen

Best-selling author of Body Image Remix and founder of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Summer is a master body image coach—adapting traditional coaching techniques for the purpose of releasing body shame, building resiliency, and breaking up with diet culture.

Ragen Chastain

Activist, coach and fat-marathoner, Ragen Chastain, is one of the most prolific online voices in the fat-positive movement. A master teacher of HAES principles and practice, she’ll be sharing her size-inclusive health-coaching strategies with mentees this year.
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If you’re committed to working on these areas of your career, I invite you to apply for this intensive educational experience,
If you’re committed to working on these areas of your career, I invite you to apply for this intensive educational experience,

work closely with me as your coach, brainstorm with other professionals in this space, and transform your career.
work closely with me as your coach, brainstorm with other professionals in this space, and transform your career.

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