You need to find something you’re passionate about, because if you’re passionate about what you do it’s not work, it’s play. And your clients, prospective clients, your colleagues, will see that you’ve got an energy and passion for this particular topic and it’s magnetic.”Sue Mah, RD
Nutrition communication guru Sue Mah is on the podcast this week. Sue is an award winning dietitian who has appeared in over 500 media features, 12 commercials, has been the in-house dietitian for ten TV shows, and also runs three of her own businesses. Sue talks to Sarah about her incredible career, her entrepreneurial spirit, and why she’s so passionate about media training and nutrition communication.
Sue grew up in Toronto, Ontario, in a family of business owners including her chef father and her acupuncturist grandfather. This environment not only nurtured her entrepreneurial spirit, but it also instilled a love of food and nutrition. As a competitive runner growing up, Sue was fascinated by the correlation between diet and performance which would lead her to eventually pursue an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science followed by a masters in Public Health from the University of Toronto.
After graduating, Sue began her career at Peel Region Health Department, but found herself getting bored of the “in the box” thinking after several years and decided to begin her own business. She started teaching nutrition courses and doing a bit of consulting, and a big break came when Hal Johnson and Joanne McCloud offered her a job as their in-house dietitian on their show Body Break. Since then, Sue has become a trusted media consultant and nutrition expert across Canadian media and has also started three businesses: Nutrition Solutions, Nutrition for Non-Nutritionists, and a media training bootcamp. Sue believes her fearlessness and passion have been key drivers to her success, and hopes to spend her career inspiring that same attitude in future dietitians.
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