Chloe is a lively young woman who suffered from an eating disorder in her late teens and early adulthood. She describes a critical time, where after being critical of the field of holistic nutrition, she suddenly decided to sign up for a course studying this field. Her work in this field was the beginning of her personal healing journey.
Chloe has had great success with public speaking and using Instagram to build her business. Her loyal following on Instagram has lead to several speaking opportunities.
[02:44] Chloe talks about how her work as a holistic nutritionist focuses on the idea of building a healthy relationship with food and the self.
[03:25] Chloe discusses previously putting on a course as a natural food chef but explains why she isn’t offering this service right now.
[04:41] Chloe says that her main revenue comes from speaking and offering in-person workshops. She also promotes affiliated products and is in the process of creating a series of eBooks that will be launching on her website soon.
[05:30] Chloe talks about her ‘V.I.P’ days where she offers client-centred experiences for those who have a challenging relationship with food. She explains how this work can often uncover much deeper problems.
[07:16] Chloe explains how her relationship with food and growing up with a spiritual mother motivated her to become a holistic nutritionist, despite her initial scepticism about this field.
[11:15] Chloe discloses details about her personal experience having an eating disorder.
12:46 Chloe talks about starting Chloe’s Countertop as a blog. She also tells the story of how she started public speaking putting on workshops about health and nutrition.
[16:40] Chloe explains her interest in psychology and people’s emotions and why she chose to study and work in holistic nutrition.
18:37 Chloe says that her main audience comes from her Instagram account. However, she is working on building traffic to her site and updating her newsletter to promote her events.
[19:46] Chloe talks about hosting workshops in Dubai and Vancouver and adds that she is putting on more workshops including one in Amsterdam in the coming year.
[23:33] Chloe describes how running your own business can cause self-doubt. She also talks about the stress of having juggled her business and part-time work.
[27:19] Chloe and Juliet talk about not allowing fear or doubt to force you into giving up and how running your own business requires you to act even if you’re not sure what to do.
[30:23] Chloe believes that there is not necessarily ever a right time to transition into full-time self-employment.
[33:03] Chloe talks about moving from a simple WordPress blog to her new site.
[34:23] Chloe believes that food photography and posting the pictures on Instagram has been hugely beneficial to the global reach of her business.
[35:51] Chloe advises people starting a business to trust themselves despite their doubts and to be clear in their intentions.
Bio – Chloe Elgar, Holistic Nutritionist, Writer, Speaker, Natural Food Chef
Chloe Elgar is a Holistic nutritionist, writer, speaker, natural food chef and self-taught food photographer. She is globally recognized for her work (and her words) on eating intuitively, living consciously and her blog and business, Chloe’s Countertop. Elgar hosts’ workshops and VIP days in Dubai and Vancouver, which include work on the psychology of eating, healing disordered eating, and energy medicine. Her work in holistic nutrition is the driving force in inspiring others to travel, live a life of love and to be their own hero.
Chloe also includes elements of food photography and creative writing into her workshops and practice. Chloe writes for her blog, Chloe’s Countertop, and other related publications on the topics of psychology of eating, holistic nutrition, healing eating disorders, creative non-fiction on her life and spiritual medicine. You can find Chloe at her website or on her social media channels: Instagram Facebook YouTube Pinterest Twitter
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