We had the good fortune of connecting with Robyn Goldberg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robyn, what role has risk played in your life or career?
In order to move ahead in my career, my father taught me it’s important to take risks. From starting my own practice as a nutrition therapist, building a home office that is inclusive to all bodies and creating a foundation that provides confidence in taking that risk.
By taking risks it’s now 25 years I have had a successful and thriving practice helping people heal their relationships with food, their bodies and diet culture.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a weight inclusive, non-diet nutrition therapist. I help people connect their feelings with food. Whether it’s eating to soothe, engaging in a self destructive manner, I provide supportive and nonjudgmental support as I want to be apart of their solution since many of my clients have failed time and time again and never worked on the deeper issues that have shaped their intake, amounts and views on food and body.
Starting my career in a major medical center in Los Angeles, 27 years ago, I knew putting people on diets was not the answer and always worked with where the person was at. It was a challenge as there were not many nutrition therapists that worked with clients the way I did and today I feel less like a salmon swimming upstream.
As a result I have my first book The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide For Clinicians and Loved Ones, my podcast The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast and my online course Your Recovery Resource. This is an online course for parents, partners, and caregivers that have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. Our online course is in the process of being converted to a free E Course.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them on a hike in the mountains, bringing packed lunches from Joan’s on Third, go to a concert at The Hollywood Bowl, take a drive to the desert and shop at Cabazon, stay at the Marriott Hot Springs and get massages and relax. I would want to visit The Descanso Gardens, have dim sum in Monterey Park and just go to a variety of spots in LA.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My two mentors Maryann Sereth and Christine Hamilton Smith provided the foundation to where I am at today and my mother and late father.
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