Is Your Career Fulfilling? How to Decide when a Professional Pivot is Right for You

Do you get out of bed every day dreading your workday? Do you feel like all you’re doing is counting down the minutes until you can get back to your actual life, like work is just something you HAVE to do to facilitate your other activities? I’m going to let you in on a not…

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Poll Results: What Factors Contribute the Most to Early Childhood Development?

In January, we asked you to participate in a survey, asking you to help us understand what we adults believe as being important for childhood wellbeing and development. As many of us know – this is probably one of the most important topics we can discuss! Excellent early development leads to happier, healthier, and often…

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Expert Tips and Insights with Chris Barker – Part Two

As promised, we had the pleasure of sitting down with fitness professional Christopher (Chris) Barker once more to gain additional insight on some of the challenges faced by aspiring nutrition pros attempting to enter (and master) the market. He shared his expert advice on facing industry challenges, and how to continue to stay motivated as…

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Nutrition Certifications or Degree: Which Path is Right for You?

From the time we’re very small, many of us are told that achieving success begins with nursery school and ends with a college degree. And while this still holds true for many, it’s important to point out that this is no longer the only path to professional and personal success. At The Health Sciences Academy,…

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Chris Barker – The Man, the Myth… The THSA Grad! (Part One)

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with international fitness professional, CEO of The Lifestyle Clinic, and graduate of The Health Sciences Academy, Christopher (Chris) Barker. Not only did he provide us with expert insight into growing a sustainable business in the area of fitness and nutrition, he also shared some of his personal…

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What’s the Best Business Model for My Nutrition Practice?

Your business model is the operational and transactional structure you’ll use to provide and capture value. In short, it’s how you’ll organise your business and generate your income. A business plan, model, and legal structure are all very different things that come together to create a roadmap for your entrepreneurial journey… You’ll need to choose…

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5 Common Nutrition Business Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

The best way to avoid making mistakes is to know how to identify and avoid them! And the same principle can carry over into your nutrition business… Many nutrition professionals have placed such an emphasis on positive thinking and visualisation (which isn’t a bad thing), that sometimes they forget to acknowledge and address potential problems.…

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Who Can Really Give Professional Nutrition Advice (and Who Can’t)?

Fad diets, meal planning services, supplement vendors, and manufactured coaches bombard us with “nutrition” advice on a daily basis. Everyone says that they have THE answer… and, unfortunately, masses of people believe them… So, who really can give nutrition advice? The answer: anyone who wants to. Yes, you read that right! Anyone can give nutrition…

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Three Powerful Ways to Expand Your Nutrition Practice WITHOUT a Website or Social Media

We live in a digital world and many of us have grown up with instant access to information. Everything anyone needs to know is only a click away, and many companies have learned to capitalise on this. But with the internet being so saturated with nutrition businesses, practices, and coaching opportunities, how can you compete…

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The Evolution of the Successful Nutrition Professional: Part Four, Are You Ready to Race?

The connection between preparing to drive and evolving into an accomplished racer is no accident! The same kind of evolution takes place for almost everyone entering nutrition entrepreneurship… Unless you’ve graced the cover of Forbes, then you probably need (and appreciate) all the help you can get. Even the most knowledgeable nutrition professional won’t be…

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