Praise for A Nourished Life:
"I first met Shelley when my business, Stir Cooking School, was in the final stages of opening. Her passion for teaching enabled her to quickly become a great Chef instructor focusing on nutrition and healthy eating classes. Her knowledge on overall well being and healthy living as well as the ability to teach guests about those subjects is unparalleled. Shelley's overall energy and desire to constantly do better made her one of my best instructors. She's always wanting to learn more and striving to encourage her peers and others to be the best they can be. I highly recommend Shelley and any one that has an opportunity to work with her will definitely reap the benefits!"
"Shelley helped me work towards my specific health goals by breaking them down into mini goals to strive towards in each coaching session with her. She also helped me get to the root of WHY I felt these goals were important in the first place, and helped me identify the underlying issues that needed to be focused on instead. The biggest tangible change I noticed as a result of working with Shelley was my assertiveness in taking ownership of my own healthcare needs. She helped me realize that I can take bits of information and suggestions from many valuable resources, rather than fully putting the course of my treatment in the hands of someone else. This was a huge shift in how I was approaching my symptom management. It puts me back in the driver's seat. Another significant change is a more relaxed approach to food and in treating my condition. I learned to prioritize my happiness and emotional/social well-being over becoming paranoid about whether I am putting the "right" thing in my body at all times. Shelley has an immense passion for her field of work. She displayed incredible empathy every step of the way, which helped validate my feelings and made me feel as though I have an advocate for what I am going through. I would recommend Shelley to anyone looking for a happier and healthier life with emotional support along the way."
- Carolyn Pluta
"Shelley’s passion is boundless, always going over 100% of what may be expected. She has an intense compassion and strong determination. She empowers people to improve their lives through food, nutrition and exercise. And most importantly, she "walks the talk."
"Shelley collaborated with us at The Kitchen Table Cooking School to feature her healthy cooking program. Shelley fit right into our organization as she encompassed our values of creating an exceptional customer experience and enriching our customers lives. Shelley built a following of students who all sang her praises. Also, Shelley and I collaborated on designing a professional culinary arts curriculum. She was instrumental in helping me lay out the structure of the curriculum to prepare for submission to the Colorado Department of Education. Shelley is a very motivated and hardworking professional. She loves to teach and nurture. She believes in and lives the lifestyle of the programs she teaches. Shelley has great attention to detail and really understands creating a complete package. Her attention to detail can be seen in her handouts, website and program organization. She sincerely cares about providing a customer centric experience. She talks the talk and walks the walk. That sincerity combined with a desire to help her clients makes her an excellent health coach."
"I have known Shelley for several years. She is very passionate about helping people transform their lives in a positive way. She has worked with many of our patients. Shelley is bright, energetic, and has an engaging personality. She is the consummate professional."
"Shelley is incredibly dedicated to her work and to helping her clients accomplish their goals. She had the energy, insight and caring needed to help me see beyond my own stuck energy and patterns, and give me new ideas for accomplishing my goals. She helped me plan out the steps necessary to accomplish my goals, suggesting workable ideas to accomplish them. These are not easy goals to accomplish—if they were, I would have been able to get them done myself. Therefore, looking at ‘the blocks’ to them was important to do, as well as developing ‘action plans’ to achieve them. The most significant overall change I noticed in my time in Shelley’s coaching program was realizing the value and need for planning things out in terms of specific “Action Item” if I intend to get them done. As a busy single mom, I take care of the top priorities pretty well, but then self-care beyond the bare minimum sits on the back burner. I now realize the need to write out lists and goals, find ways to ensure I am on track to do stuff that I have gotten used to not doing for myself. I would recommend Shelley to anyone ready and willing to start taking responsibility for their own lives. Shelley will call out your own inner victim! But always along with finding appropriate action plans for that. You have to be open minded and open hearted to do this work, and I don’t think it is easy. But Shelley is a great coach along the way, and I think if it’s time to work with her—you’ll know! Shelley is a beautiful, positive person who will remain an inspiration to me!"
- Mary Seeber
"My experience at A Nourished Life’s Retreat weekend was outstanding in every way. Shelley’s expertise, love of cooking and passion for health blend together for a scrumptious learning experience!"
- Susan Kracklauer, Nutrition Therapist
A Healthy Life, LLC
"Shelley developed and taught a comprehensive health and nutrition program for my nutrition students at Community College of Denver. Shelley’s work exceeded every possible expectation. She is extremely passionate, professional and thorough. But, the thing that moved me most was that her program made a huge impact on the lives of the people who participated. After attending Shelley’s program, many of my students changed their eating habits and had more confidence to choose and prepare nutritious food. And not only did she transform their lives, but also the lives of their families as well, because they shared what they learned with the ones they loved."
-Cheri King, ND
Naturopathic Doctor specializing in natural and complementary medicine
Boulder Natural Health
777 29th Street, Suite 401, Boulder, CO 80303
"The retreat was AMAZING. So worth it. Be sure to sign up for anything being offered by Shelley; you won’t regret it. THANK YOU SHELLEY!"
- Kim H.
“Shelley helped me achieve the following goals: returning to a healthy eating plan, the loss of 7 pounds and staying on a routine exercise program. These were 3 areas in my life that I was not making any progress until I met Shelley. Her program and advice allowed me to refocus and commit to what I wanted for my life. I would encourage anyone who is not achieving their goals or struggling to become healthy to seek Shelley out. She fosters a positive, supportive and safe environment. Her nutrition advise is cutting edge but easy to follow and adapt."
- Patricia Gorman, MBA
Greenwood Village, CO
"Shelley is the epitome of serving the world in her areas of passion. She eats, lives, sleeps, breathes and teaches holistic healthy living and is a go-to resource for all things related to nutritional cooking and eating. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her holistic health coaching practice along with a particular ability to help people tap into their own healthy intuition. As she says, this is where real transformation takes place. Shelley is a change-maker in the health and wellness movement. Join her and you will absolutely reach your personal health and wellness goals."