JL goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a Side of kale

JL Fields is a vegan cook, lifestyle coach and educator at Go Vegan with JL!She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy. JL is co-author of Vegan for Her:  The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Vegan Pressure Cooking (Fair Winds Press, 2015). A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.

JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coachingthroughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice. She is on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, the online strategist for The Soyfoods Council, the Education Coordinator for Nourish Organic Juice, and served as the Plant-Based Team Leader for Attune Foods.

JL speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management at festivals, farm markets, community organizations, and colleges and universities. She has been interviewed for TV, radio, and podcasts including FOX-31 Denver’s Everyday, KVOR’s Table TalkMain Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio.  JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and launched the first vegan weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life and Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY).  She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.

JL is the owner and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting: Strategic Services for the Nonprofit and Education Sectors and she offers career coaching to people who are ready to re-imagine work and to professionalize their passions. JL serves on the board of directors of Our Hen House.  Follow her on Twitter,  FacebookPinterest, and Google+.

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