about Liza Bakernice to meet you!

I’m Liza Baker. (It’s pronounced Leeza.)

Employee wellness consultant, health coach, author, blogger, podcaster, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four (plus 1 furbaby) spread across the globe: I bring my passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you—and your team—reach your health goals in a simple, sustainable fashion.

what do i do?

Whether it’s through employee wellness programs or 1:1 and group programs for individuals, my sweet spot as a coach is supporting the under-appreciated, under-listened to, under-taken-care-of, under-valued, overwhelmed, overworked, over-scheduled, overtired, and OVER. IT. ALL. women 40+ who work in the mission-driven/nonprofit sector.

Put more simply:

I help you be well while doing good.

my background

In my previous lives, I got my BA Chinese Language + Literature from Middlebury College and my MA in Chinese Literature from the 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—from 7 to 97!

I live in a (normally) empty nest in South Burlington, VT and am passionate about health + happiness, education + empowerment, SOLE/SOUL food + 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 help you make the food and lifestyle choices that nourish you—without adding more “shoulds” and hours to your already overwhelming schedule. I firmly believe it’s not just possible to be well while doing good: for us to do our best work in the world, it’s imperative that we’re not just surviving but thriving.

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Photo by Laura McCaffery, 2020