Nina Manolson helps women over 40 end their war with food and make peace with their bodies. She is a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Psychology of Eating Teacher and Coach who has been helping women move into a caring, loving, enriching and nourishing relationship with their bodies for 27 years. She also holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology.
Nina is the founder of NinaManolson.com and creator of the Body-Love Map; the guide that helps women move from body-hate and self-criticism into body-ease and body-love.
Nina offers individual sessions and group programs. She is also the founder of Nourished Woman Nation, a community of women who are stepping into feeling truly good from the inside out.
Food and nutrition expert Maggie Green is the owner of The Green Apron Company. The Green Apron specializes culinary nutrition, food and nutrition writing, and recipe and cookbook development.
Maggie is a registered and licensed dietitian. After a career in clinical dietetics and food service management; she launched her own business, The Green Apron Company. As a personal chef, Maggie cooked privately for over 100 clients in the greater Cincinnati area. In 2001, she successfully transitioned her work to the publishing industry.
As a cookbook editor, Maggie edited the Joy of Cooking (2006) and BakeWise (2008). As a food and nutrition writer, Maggie's experience includes writing for Humana’s Active Outlook Program and their award-winning HAO Magazine, as well as a seven-year stint as a food writer for a local newspaper, Inside Your Town.
As an author, Maggie wrote her first cookbook, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, in 2011. Published by University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Fresh explores seasonal cooking and regional foods of Kentucky. In 2016, Maggie wrote her 2nd cookbook, Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State. Tasting Kentucky showcases 100 recipes from restaurants and inns all across the state of Kentucky. Maggie's third and fourth cookbooks, Essential Pantry and Essential Plant-Based Pantry will be published in 2018 and are sure to change the way home-cooks think and feel about cooking as they streamline their pantry and simplify their meals.
As a professionally trained chef and registered dietitian, Maggie is a sought-after culinary nutrition expert, food and nutrition writer, recipe developer, and cookbook industry consultant.
In 2012 Maggie launched Cookbook Camp. Cookbook Camp offers individual and group coaching programs for aspiring cookbook authors. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Maggie lives in Ft. Wright, Kentucky with her husband, the best male cook she knows. They have three children and a shaggy dog, also named Maggie, who all enjoy sharing time in the kitchen and around the table.
Robert Thomas Bethel is the orchestrator of seventy-seven business turnarounds over the past fifty years. Early successes and troubles in his own professional career inspired his passion for taking over struggling businesses and guiding them towards the road of profitability.
Bob has turned around companies in various industries—from restaurant chains to engineering firms—and has helped save over ten thousand jobs as a result of his strategic business counsel.
A graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Bob owns several companies across the southern United States and has operated businesses both nationwide and internationally.
He is an Eagle Scout and, in addition to counseling, also spends time teaching three-day seminars across the country on best business practices.
Bob currently resides in Orange Beach, Alabama with his wife, Reese.
Lorraine C. Ladish is a 21st century communicator and age disruptor who empowers women to achieve their dreams. She is the founder and CEO of Viva Fifty!, a bilingual community that celebrates being 50 and above.
Lorraine is also a woman, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, writer, entrepreneur, and yogini.
Lorraine was born in Spain to a family of writers. Her grandfather owned a printing press and on the weekends and after school, Lorraine and her sister would help him collate books. She can still remember the smell of the ink, the glue, the paper …
Lorraine's father made a huge effort to ensure that all of his children could express themselves fluently in two languages. He wanted Lorraine to be a marine biologist, but because she grew up watching him write books, she chose to be a writer.
Or maybe writing chose her.
Lorraine wrote and published her first book - about an eating disorder she battled for years - before she turned 30. Her world was never the same after that. Today, she is the author of 18 books.
Lorraine has worked as an editor and social media coordinator for a number of online publications. She is a content creator and regular contributor to NBCNews, Huffpost, AARP, Babycenter and Mom.me. She has contributed to People en Español, La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, Purple Clover, Latina magazine and Redbook.
Lorraine is active in two languages on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, where she has over 16,000 followers. She posts regularly and passionately about everything from family, to fashion, to current events, and more.
Lorraine's next book - on embracing age - will be published by HarperCollins in 2017.
Lorraine is very creative. She loves to draw. She has spent most of her life dancing (modern, jazz and Latin). She used to be a runner but then she rediscovered yoga. Now she spends a part of every day finding grace on and off the mat.
Lorraine married in her mid-thirties. She had her first child at 37 and her second at 40. Being raised by her abuelita affected how she has mothered her own children: giving it her all, striving to be the best mother she can. She loves her daughters with all her heart.
In 2004, Lorraine moved to Florida; incidentally, one day before a hurricane hit the Sunshine State. Four years later, during the Great Recession, Lorraine's world crumbled. She lost her marriage, her savings and her source of income. She found herself absolutely broke—emotionally and financially. But with two little girls to take care of, and with the help and inspiration from many friends along the way, Lorraine managed to reinvent her writing career by taking it online.
A year later, Lorraine met the love of her life, who is also a writer. And guess what else? He’s multicultural, bilingual, and a parent: the father of a young boy, of similar age to her daughters. What more could she have wished for?
Now Lorraine and her husband, Phillippe Diederich, live together as a blended family with their three children and the dog they rescued. Their children are teens and tweens, who get along just like real siblings. Together, they navigate the same challenges facing other multicultural families in the United States.
Lorraine's dream is to one day live in a house by the beach. But she's not complaining. She can hop in the car and be soaking her toes in the ocean in less than ten minutes. All this while she pursues her love of inspiring women to live a full life and to chase their dreams!