Red Jen Ford is a Health & Wellness Coach, Consultant, Educator and Seasonal Eating Expert with 15 years of experience balancing a demanding corporate career with her need for healthy & tasty food, plenty of exercise and a fulfilling life. She provides coaching and education both on an individual basis and in group settings to help clients achieve balance in their lives and improve their overall health and well being. She also consults with organizations to help them define and implement nutrition and wellness strategies.
Jen earned her BS degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biotechnology at the University of California at Berkeley. She began her career in Environmental Consulting and went on to work as a Management Consultant, focusing on industries such as Investment Banking, Aerospace and Defense, Food & Beverage, and Healthcare. After learning how to juggle her demanding job, travel challenges, personal responsibilities, and need to pursue her passions, she realized her true calling was to help others find more balance and improve the health and quality of their lives.
She became a yoga teacher in 2005, quit her corporate job in 2007, and started managing the Westwood Farmers’ Market that same year. She went on to earn her certificate in Holistic Health Counseling from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has been coaching ever since.
Working at the farmers market has deepened her understanding of seasonal eating and connected her with yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, an ancient approach to finding energetic balance. She’s been told that she has an uncanny "Passion for Produce" and with this passion hopes to change the world "one bite at a time." Or, more pointedly, one Big-Bang-for-Your Bite!TM at a time!
Red Jen teaches her busy clients the simplicity of eating local, sustainably grown food.
Check her out on the web at www.redjenford.com, read her recurring articles in LAYOGA Magazine, get inspired in her yoga classes at CorePowerYoga (www.corepoweryoga.com), find her at the farmers market at www.westwoodfarmersmarket.com, or watch for her seasonal sound bites and cooking demos at www.foodenquirer.com.