Vegan Lifestyle Coaching
Do you want personalized instruction, a coach, a guide, a partner helping you through your personal health and eating experiences, or do you want to learn the details of plant-based nutrition and the health reasons for going vegan? As a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach, I offer coaching services for each of these on their own, or both in combination, and all services take place over phone or Skype, so whatever you’re looking to learn, we can cover it! Potential topics we will discuss are nutrition (yes, you will get plenty of protein :) ), fitness, cooking, compassion for animals, eating out, and of course anything else that comes up.
We will identify *your* obstacles and work together to overcome them. I will provide support, resources, and information, as well as helping you take pride in your successes, and finding the encouragement to work on your sticking points. I will give you ideas and suggestions where you need them, and you will gain the confidence to move forward with a plant-based diet knowing you have a partner to help you where you have questions.
1 session – $75: 1 45-minute session. We will work through where you are and what brings you there, as well as what goals you have and what your obstacles are. I will provide suggestions for next steps and big picture possibilities for reaching those goals, and will follow up after with resources that will help you move forward.
3 sessions – $200: As above, but we will work together to set 2 goals in the 1st session and achieve them by the 3rd. I will also provide answers to any questions that arise as you move forward, and any research necessary to help find answers or resources for you. Warning – there may be homework. :)
Subscription package – $75 for the 1st session, $50 for each following: As above, on an ongoing basis. We will work to set goals and achieve them. I will provide accountability and help you grow, as well as being your partner in questions that arise as you explore this new world. After the first session, each session will be a half hour, and can be scheduled as often as you like, with the recommendation of once a week.
Intro to basic nutrition concepts, through a plant-based lens. See why this is the healthiest lifestyle on the planet, and how this is what our bodies were destined to eat.
1 session – $75: 1 45-minute session, where we cover the basics. “Where do you get your protein,” the most nutrient dense foods, our physiology, etc. Time for Q&A to make sure we cover the issues you are concerned about and help you to feel confident in the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
3 sessions – $150: 1 intro session, and 2 30-minute followup sessions on the topics of your choice. I have modules to choose from, or we can build a new session out if you have specific questions.
Ongoing – $75 for the 1st session and $50 thereafter: 1 intro session and then ongoing sessions until all desired topics are covered! Scheduled at your convenience, with the recommendation of once per week.
Do you want personal support and guidance, as well as learning all the details from nutrition bootcamp? A combo pack is your best choice! All of the above, put together in a plan just for you. Same pricing as above ($75 for the first intro session, $50 for each followup 1/2 hour session), with a structure that we will determine together for what each session will focus on.
Ongoing Email Support – $25/week: Are you one of those people who thinks of your question just after getting off the phone, and then you don’t want to wait a week til the next conversation for an answer? For $25/week we can add email support between sessions for those pressing questions.
I am so grateful to Esther for all of her expertise and assistance as a Vegan Lifestyle Coach. Throughout my coaching sessions with her, she was really encouraging, compassionate and non-judgmental in accepting me where I was on my path towards adopting a vegan diet. I appreciated her encouragement of my progress, her understanding and addressing my concerns and pitfalls, and for offering me practical guidance on how to incorporate more greens into my diet. She always followed up promptly after our sessions with helpful articles, recipes, and additional information based on questions that I had. I felt really supported and knew that if I had questions or concerns, she would be able to answer them and provide me with factual research on the rationale behind them. I highly recommend Esther as a great choice for anyone looking for guidance on transitioning to a vegan lifestyle!Andrea C
For local clients, let’s dive in together. I will help you learn to be comfortable in your own kitchen and to gain the confidence to prepare a delicious vegan meal. We’ll explore exactly what to look for in the overwhelming arena of the grocery store, and how to build a healthy vegan pantry so you always have easy items on hand. Choose from the below, or contact me to build a custom package.
1 Lesson: We will work together to choose 1 or 2 items to prepare. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to learn how to make vegan, we will make that happen! If you saw something online you’d like to try, we’ll work on that. Otherwise I’ll listen to what foods you like and suggest options for you to choose from. On the day of the lesson I will come to your kitchen and we will work together to help you learn the ingredients, cooking techniques, and your own kitchen and tools so that you will be able to translate these skills into other dishes and a lifetime of delicious meals.
3 Lesson Package: As above, but learning new dishes each time.
Multiple Lesson Package: Want to learn a number of dishes, or prepare to host a dinner party with multiple courses? We will work together as many times as you like, building on skills gained each time to create a full culinary repertoire, or putting together a fully planned meal, working on each course together.
Grocery Store Tour
1 hour – $100: Are you overwhelmed by the number of choices available in today’s grocery store? No wonder – a typical store has almost 40,000 different items! We’ll take an hour to walk through your local store together, learning benefits of different veggies, how to read a food label, what items are “accidentally vegan”, and how to spot the healthier items amidst the sea of so many products.
With cooking lesson – $300: As above, and as we walk through the store we will gather ingredients needed for our chosen dishes. After the tour we will head back to your house to prepare a delicious meal!
One hour basic overview – $100: I will come over to your kitchen, and we will go through your pantry, refrigerator, cabinets, etc, with an eye towards healthy, plant-based eating. You will learn how to read a food label, and what products you probably already have that can be the foundation to build a great new pantry collection, and where there might be better options available. We will clean out the less healthy items, and I will leave you with a list of potential replacements for moving forward building up your new kitchen. You will gain the confidence to shop for those items and know you are building a healthier life.
Complete overhaul – $80/hour: As above, but for as long as it takes to go through every nook and cranny!
With grocery store tour – add $100: As above, but once the clean-out is complete we will head to the store together to pick out specific items together to rebuild your pantry with a healthy plant-based diet in mind.
Esther has created a much-needed resource that customizes the experience to the needs of the individual. She makes sure to listen to the customers wants and then goes above-and-beyond to provide instruction and resources. This is a unique service for individuals seeking to learn how to live a healthy vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or seeking to expand their cooking/shopping repertoire. I highly recommend working with Esther as it is both a fun and informative experience!Aliza W