nice to meet you—i’m liza baker!
Full-time health coach and nonprofit consultant, self-published author, blogger, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four spread across the globe—I adore my crazy life and bring my passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you love YOUR life—no matter how crazy it is—and reach your health goals.
what do i do?
I’m a health coach and sanity whisperer to under-appreciated, under-listened to, under-taken-care-of, under-valued, overwhelmed, overworked, over-scheduled, overtired, and OVER. IT. ALL. wives and mothers 40+ who work in the mission-driven/nonprofit sector and dream of a starring role in their own lives after too many years of playing best supporting actress in everyone else’s.
Put more simply: I help you do well while doing good.
In my previous lives, I got my BA Chinese Language + Literature from Middlebury College and my MA in Chinese Literature from University of Colorado at Boulder … and then I worked backwards!
I received my health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® and an AAS in Culinary Arts from the Cooking + Hospitality Institute of Chicago (later part of Le Cordon Bleu). In the years BC (before children), I was the owner and executive chef of a catering and private chef company in Chicago, and I’ve taught meal planning, cooking, and nutrition to all ages.
I live in a half-empty nest in Ann Arbor, MI and am passionate about health and happiness, education and empowerment, SOLE/SOUL food and social justice.
what does that mean for you?
I know the value of nutrition—both the whole foods variety and the more holistic kind—and I can show you how you can make the food and lifestyle choices that nourish you … without adding more “shoulds” and hours to your already overwhelming schedule.
want to know more?
Photo Chuk Nowak Photography, 2015