We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Stickney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My business was inspired by my own health journey. For the longest time, I was a yo-yo dieter and exerciser, chasing pounds on the scale and hungry for happiness. Through finding the right foods, exercise, and lifestyle for me and my body, I realized how easy it could be to find a healthy balance. It led to me going back to school to study nutrition, leaving my job in insurance sales, and now helping women find their own sense of balance through health.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Most women learn what and how to eat from diets. While that works for some, it can also lead to confusion, frustration, and thinking they’re the problem. My coaching helps women learn how to build a healthier plate but also a healthier relationship with food. You could eat all the kale in the world, but if you’re miserable doing it, what’s the point? My clients and I work towards progress instead of perfection so that a healthy lifestyle not only fits their daily life, but also feels incredibly sustainable.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My husband and I live in Alpharetta, about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We absolutely love it here because of the great food, things to do, and ability to get outside for nature any time. When friends visit, I love taking them to downtown Alpharetta for a coffee at Valor, a gluten-free bakery item at 2BWhole, followed by a Pure Barre class where I teach a few times a week! We’d also pop over to Milton and visit Scottsdale Farms. I love their cafe, interior design store, and all the holiday activities they have during this time of year!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I credit so much of my success as an integrative nutrition health coach to the training I received. I did a year-long nutrition and holistic health training, followed by a year-long business program for entrepreneurs, and then a 6-month intensive around Emotional Eating Psychology. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition really supported me every step of the way both educationally and professionally!
Other: I also accept clients in person and virtually at Holistic Wellness Practice (Alpharetta). Their website is holisticwellnesspractice.com.
For Web/Blog: please hyperlink to the name “KVC Photography”, via www.kvcphotography.com