Today we’d like to introduce you to Dabney Poorter.
Dabney, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I was 13 years old my brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (TID). I still remember during his hospital stay hoping to be a nurse that could play a role in making the life of a newly diagnosed TID and their family easier. I played college sports- basketball and track- and had the opportunity as a Kinesiology major to co-teach a sports nutrition class. I discovered my love for education and teaching others about living a healthy life. After college, I had the opportunity to personal train and teach spinning classes. Then I decided to follow my dream of being a nurse with the ultimate goal of becoming a diabetic educator. I was fortunate to get a job in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children’s Hospital after graduation. I loved my job! And had come full circle as I cared for and provided comfort to my patients and their families in the hospital my brother was a patient after his TID diagnosis. Then in 2010, 7 months after my oldest daughter was born, I too was diagnosed with TID. In 2011 I had the opportunity to work with an Endocrinologist who was opening a metabolism and weight loss clinic. I helped write the exercise and nutrition protocols. Ultimately getting to be the nutritionist of this program. I fell in love with helping clients reach goals and ultimately learn to make meaningful and sustainable lifestyle changes. In 2014 I founded Engage Your Wellness with this passion and excitement as my mission.
Has it been a smooth road?
No. I love educating people. And I can network well, mostly because I love to meet and talk with new people. But I am not business or marketing trained. I have learned but still depending on people with these expertise to help guide me.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Engage Your Wellness – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Engage Your Wellness is a nutrition and wellness consulting company. We are passionate about providing research-based wellness and nutrition education with one purpose: to enhance others pursuit of meaningful and stainable lifestyle changes. Our services include: individual nutrition consulting, meal plan writing, group nutrition classes, grocery store tours, kitchen and bathroom home clean outs, and food log reviews. I am most proud of the fact that we individualize all of our services. We meet our clients where they are and care for a wide range of populations: diabetes, eating disorders, weight loss, thyroid disease, osteopenia and osteoporosis, sports nutrition, hypertension, high cholesterol, kids and families, and more. This also sets us apart. We are also set apart because of our goal to get to the root cause of the problem, digging deeper into how and where to make healthy changes sustainable for a lifetime.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the people.
- Address: 5001 Byers Ave Fort Worth Texas 76107
- Website: www.engageyourwellness.com
- Phone: 817-7780-0737
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @EngageYourWellness
- Facebook: @EngageYourWellness
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