Today, the 1st of February, heralds the start not just of a new month, but also (more excitingly!) to a brand new division of The Raw Food Coach.
1) A raw foodie with a raw food business
2) A raw foodie with a different (but just as planet-changing) business
3) Any of the above who have yet to start their business or are in the fledgling stages
Its purpose is simple: Professionally Raw exists to make it easier, more fulfilling and more rewarding for those who choose to put their life energy into making the world a better place fuelled by raw food and raw passion!
Why did I decide to do this?
When I first got started in business I knew next to nothing. I was 25, in at the deep end running The Fresh Network and it was very much a case of sink-or-swim. I managed to swim, eventually, but not without wondering if I would drown at times or wondering if I was even in the right ocean!
Fast forward over a decade now and the young woman that wondered “Who am I to think I can change the world?” has already made a good inroad! When I look back at my achievements professionally over the past decade or more I am actually dumbfounded...
How could someone who started on such a weak back foot and with such a low opinion of her abilities have made so much happen?
The truth is I have always been driven by service. When I didn’t have the answers I found them or created them. When I felt small and insignificant I stopped focussing on me and focussed on those I was helping or trying to help. All of this remains true to this day. This remains the recipe for my success.
Today I have accrued so much business acumen, internet marketing know-how, coaching and teaching skills PLUS a super-large dose of passion to help fellow entrepreneurs in this field that it’s time to share this and to teach it, just as I have (and will continue to do) with raw foods.
My main driving force now is to help raw foodies who want to live their passion and make a change in the world via their business. And now I see plenty of men and women, who, like me at aged 25, are full of passion but don’t have a clue where to start – and they need help!
My overriding vision has always been to bring raw food to the mainstream.
This is not a one-person job by any means! There literally needs to be a whole “army” of us out there continually raising awareness about how raw food is way more than carrot sticks and apples as the general public tend to believe, and I know that with everything I’ve learned, collected and continue to, I can help you (?) make as many waves in the world as I have done. (Trust me, I never thought the day would come when I’d be able to say that, but it just goes to show you!)
Before we get into how I can help you, I’d first like to share what the “who am I to be anything special?” girl went on to make happen:
- Teach the first regular raw food classes in the UK (“Raw Food for Beginners”) since 1999
- Co-author “Feel-Good Food: A Guide to Intuitive Eating” - the popular raw food book that has helped thousands get started with raw food, co-written with The Fresh Network’s founder, Susie Miller (2000)
- Appear on numerous TV and radio shows, including live on the GMTV sofa with Loraine Kelly in 2002
- Appear in almost every British newspaper and women’s magazine as a raw food expert
- Host world leading raw food experts in London and around the UK, including: David Wolfe, Dr Gabriel Cousens, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Dr Brian Clement, Victoria Boutenko, Paul Nison, Fred Bisci, Frederic Patenaude and more.
- Speak internationally in USA, Germany, Netherlands
- Become known as one of the leading authorities on raw food worldwide
- Create, edit and publish “Get Fresh!” magazine until 2007
- Organise and run the first ever UK raw food festival (“The Fresh Festival”)
- Create and lead the first ever (and only) Raw Coach Trainings, drawing students from all over the world (2007 - current)
- Create and lead the first ever Raw Food Classes Training (December 2008)Appear on “Rawkathon” (late 2008) and receiving rave reviews
- Create and serve through TheRawFoodCoach.com, publishing a weekly eZine “Successfully Raw” that currently reaches over 10,000 people per week
- Launch TheRawFoodDirectory.com - the world’s most user-friendly raw food resource site
Truly, I remain humbled and amazed.
And I share this with you to inspire you. Imagine - if that young woman who thought so little of herself can do all this – what could YOU do?
And what could you do if you made the most of what she’s learned the VERY long, slow and hard way and fast-tracked yourself to making things happen quickly, easily and joyfully?!
Yes, you’re right – big difference!
So here’s where I’m going with this:
- I know that the more raw you go and the longer you do it the more important it becomes to do what you love – often this involves running your own business
- If this is the path you have chosen or are considering taking then I want to help you help yourself and the world
- To this end I have decided to do in business – online specifically – what I have done with raw food: Make it easy, simple and fun so that anyone can do it, providing they are committed and follow the steps
- Just as I’ve done with TheRawFoodCoach.com, I am now doing with Professionally Raw – I’m offering a wide range of options, running from FREE to full-on in-depth trainings and even highly personalised 1:1 options to help you make your passion your vocation and thrive in the process – just as you help others to thrive.
If this sounds like music to your ears, I’m excited!
There is nothing like taking charge of your own fate, your own days, the way you spend your time and how you earn your income. It’s so rewarding to be able to wake up every day and know you are making a difference. To my mind there is nothing that feels better, hence why this drive of mine keeps driving!! (Right now I am in LA enjoying wonderful raw food, amazing friends and writing to you while knowing that back in the UK I have a beautiful home, a wonderful son who is being lovingly looked after in the best way possible AND a team who are committed to helping me make all my dreams - and yours - come true... I NEVER would have foreseen it, but it's happened! - and it can be the same for you... you CAN create your ideal lifestyle and I would love to show you how).
So without further ado, here’s an overview of the Professionally Raw options I’m offering in 2009:
Professionally Raw eZine - FREE!
Starting this week, this will publish on every Wednesday and will feature a small business update from me, a big tip for you and recommended resources for building your business online. Rumour has it that there might even be some special deals and discounts available that are not available to anyone else ; )
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Now in its first glorious chapter, TheRawFoodDirectory.com has launched successfully and is filling by the day with new and exciting raw food companies and offerings.
If you have a raw food company, product or service, publication – practically anything raw-related, then this is the perfect spot for you to let the world know about you!
Right now we have a wonderful offer on – two ads for the price of one PLUS a truly impressive array of additional free advertising and promotional benefits.
If you’re serious about your raw food business, The Raw Food Directory is THE place to let them world know you’re serious!
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“Raw Professionals Online” Group Training Program
A step-by-step international group business building program for anyone who wants to build a thriving world-changing business on the internet. This group officially kicks off TOMORROW, but early sign-ups have already been benefitting from two free group calls and the awesome Starter Kit which everyone receives when they sign up. (You will receve all of these when you join automatically).
This group can be joined at any point during the year BUT I really do recommend starting ASAP rather than trying to catch up later. Having said that, the modules are all self-study from the comfort of your own home at your own pace and can be purchased separately once enrolled to the program.
This program is (my words) "ridiculously low-priced" at just £199 per QUARTER (that’s about $300), but I’ve priced it that low so that those new to business can get the jumpstart they need without the stress of dipping into savings in order to do so. This really is an awesome program and the early testimonials say far more than I ever could.
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“How to Teach Raw Food Classes” Home Study Program
If you’re teaching raw food classes already or have a desire (small or large) to teach raw food classes then this program is the first and only of its kind in the world.
Covering literally everything you need to know to create, market, fill, organise and teach a raw food class (and beyond) this program comprises of a training binder, DVDs, CDs, step-by-step blueprint and even a “swipe file” of my own personal class adverts, checklists and more.
If this is of interest you’ll want to be on the FREE live teleclass happening this Wednesday (4th Feb) at 1pm PST/ 4pm EST/ 9pm UK. On this call not only will I be sharing some truly valuable information that will make your classes be the best they can be, but there’ll also be a truly incredible offer revealed at the end that will make investing in the home study a total “no brainer”.
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Raw Coach Training & Business Building Program
These trainings have brought to the forefront new and wonderful international talents such as Janet Butler (Fresh in the City), Jo Thomas (Discover Raw), Claire Maguire (The Raw Bombshell), Susanna Balston (Raw by Design), Alina Vladimirova (Radiant on Raw), Amy Webster (Simply Raw), Julie-Ann Booth (The Wholesome Food Coach) and many more besides. There’s been five trainings so far and no less than 58 raw coaches trained!
The kinds of information I share on these trainings is the best of my best, both in raw food terms and business building terms. I truly am committed to creating the perfect environment for each person to find their own unique niche within raw food and then to create a wonderful, compelling brand that speaks to their particular audience. From this exciting, infinitely abundant place we move to business building so that each person can create an online presence that fully reflects who they are and what they stand for including a range of products and services that excite and delight and provide the perfect solutions to each niche’s problems and desires. All of this is built around the individual’s own particular wish list for their lifestyle, income and circumstances. It really is a stunning package!
This year things are changing.
As mentioned, the last two years have been stand alone trainings with optional follow on coaching support from me. I found that making the second part optional, while more financially viable for many, didn’t result in those amazing business ideas coming to fruition. Quite simply, we all need ongoing support and a certain amount of hand holding for any big endeavour in our life, and many, left to their own devices simply let their dream fade away.
That won’t be an option this year!
This year I have combined the Training with the ongoing business building support to provide what I see as the ultimate Raw Coach Business Building Package.
Full details will be announced within the next few days, but what I can share today is this:
- The live training will be at my home and will last 5 days (non-residential)
- Each training will take a maximum of 8 people (as opposed to 12 people previously)
- The business building follow-on starts immediately after the training and runs for 6 months
- I am running only two programs of this nature this year (a third training may be added later) and the live training dates are:
- Monday 09 – Friday 13 March 2009
- Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2009
To be among the first to receive information about this Program, please email email@example.com with “Raw Coach Training Enquiry” in your subject line and you’ll be emailed the info as soon as it goes live in the next week.
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And finally – the BIGGEST ONE OF ALL!
This package will be for those who are looking to live their version of “The Ultimate Life” – physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually - literally looking to making every moment of their life look and feel like heaven on earth.
Combining food coaching, life coaching (with a special focus on manifesting and living magically), pursuing their life purpose in an unparalleled and spectacular way (which may or may not be creating a world-changing online business), there will be a very small number of packages available so that I can ensure the 110% commitment to their blossoming and support over the coming year.
If this sounds like something you’d like to know more about, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to go on our VWP Mailing List (that’s Very Wonderful Person!) and you will be among the very first to know.
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So that’s all of the options for 2009 outlined and I hope there’s something of interest in there for you. Even if at this stage you are just toying with the idea of doing something professionally, why not just sign up to the weekly eZine and gain free information and inspiration from that while you let things percolate?!
Remember, it took me 5 years to go raw and 5 years to turn my passion into my vocation, so you just never know!
Now that I’m started as you can tell, there’s no stopping me and I’m looking forward to helping and supporting all those who are ready, willing and able to go Professionally Raw!
In love and service,