WNP Alumni Spotlight: Angela Gustafson
We love checking in with our Wholistic Nutrition Program graduates to see what exciting things they are up to!
This week talked with Angela Gustafson, who launched her practice, Pickled Beet: Healthy – Whole – Nutrition this year.
Q: Tell us about Pickled Beet and where we can find you.
A: My practice is called Pickled Beet and you can find more information at my website, find me on Facebook or Instagram (PickledBeetPDX). I am now working independently as a holistic nutritionist, seeing clients in their homes for their convenience! In the last 4 months I have also held a couple of 4-week-long workshop/packages at my local gym, and the success has been amazing! I am so elated to have found my calling, to be able to create a sense of connection with clients and lead them to optimum health!
Q: What has the process of setting up your business been like since you graduated in May 2015?
A: The process has been much slower than I had anticipated. After graduation, I took the summer off to spend time with my children. I started working on my business development when they went back to school in September – I found a local web designer and got to work! Creating my logo was the most fun, and after my website went live, the reality of “I am really doing this – I am going to be a Certified Holistic Nutritionist!” began to set in.
Q: What are your goals and/or next steps for your business?
A: I hope to work with a variety of clients. I have been networking in my local community as well as my local gym, as I feel that will be a main source of my clientele. I plan on seeing clients one-on-one, conducting pantry makeovers, and taking field trips to local grocery stores, teaching them how to show for whole foods. I am also planning on holding workshops and school presentations. I am also excited for the Farmer’s Market season so I can periodically set up an information booth!
Q: Do you have any words of advice for prospective or incoming students who are just getting into the field of Wholistic Nutrition?
A: If you feel passionate about nutrition, KEEP MOVING FORWARD! It is SO worth the work and effort. Take the leap! Passion is what will drive you! It is such an exciting time to be involved in this field. Our overall health, along with our healthcare system, is rapidly decreasing and society is starting to really listen and pay attention to wholistic practices. The value of nutrition is becoming better understood and accepted, so we are definitely needed!