meet your coach.

Hi, I’m Debbie. I have been helping people live healthy and active lives for over thirty years. Let me help you improve your diet and your health.


I began my career with a degree in Health Education and a desire to teach people how to live healthier lifestyles…Over thirty years later, I am still at it! I have worked in a variety of settings: hospital wellness centers, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s,  private gyms, youth sports centers, and have run my own personal training and nutrition education businesses. I am also a published writer specializing in health and plant-based nutrition.

I graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition program and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • T. Colin Campbell, PhD,  founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Online group classes

Group classes can be arranged for between 6-10 participants who share a common health goal. I offer group classes for weight loss, gut health, intermittent fasting, plant-based cooking, and for women looking to reduce their wine habit. 

Classes meet once a week for six weeks on Zoom. 

Use the form below to let me know what kind of group you are interested in, and whether you have friends that want to form a group, or if you want to join a group that I put together.

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WOMEN UNWINING: Taking control of your wine habit

PLANT-BASED COOKING: Make a new meal each week

INTERMITTENT FASTING: Working with fasting and controlled eating


private health coaching

My One-On-One Coaching begins with a free consultation where we get to know each other and talk about your health concerns. If we decide we are a good match and you would like to pursue coaching, we will set up a program to continue working together, either in person or virtually.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life that affect the way you nourish your body. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and we’ll navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for you.

Together we will:

  • Connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be
  • Create your personal blueprint
  • Decipher your body’s unique needs
  • Set your personal goals and work towards sustainable change

What you get:

  • Two 50-minute sessions per month
  • Email support between sessions
  • Simple healthy recipes
  • Handouts specific to your needs and goals
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me.
During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
What are you waiting for? Let’s do this! Use the form below to email me a good time for us to get together by phone or Zoom for your free initial consultation.

Monthly coaching call

Let me be your cheerleader, accountability partner, and coach with a monthly call to check in on your goals, answer questions, and set intentions for the upcoming month.

The Monthly Coaching Call is an affordable way to take advantage of my coaching without committing to an in-depth program. Use the form below to contact me and I’ll explain the program and answer all your questions.

"Since working with Debbie I am no longer in constant gastric pain or feeling bloated all the time. I feel more energetic and don't get so grumpy at the end of the day. I'm so thankful!"

additional services

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public speaking

Need a speaker for your employee meeting, club, team, or group? I can help– and I bring food!

menu consultation

Let me help you add more plant-based options to your restaurant menu.