Conference Session – Be Awesome:  Authenticity and Integrity in Business



Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Her humorous, engaging and real approach to living an awesome, healthy life has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Meghan’s Academy of Culinary Nutrition, is growing a global tribe of vibrant living advocates and her bestselling and award-winning book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health. With an equal passion for both vibrant living and business, Meghan works with health focused independent practitioners and small businesses to find their unique voice in a crowded marketplace, stay ahead of the curve, cultivate community and convert passion into profitable, socially responsible ventures. For more visit

Tell us about your business

Founded in May of 2008, the goal of my business is to help those that seek my guidance to live the most awesome life. I do this through online coached lifestyle programs, writing really awesome books like UnDiet: Eat Your Way To Vibrant Health, and run the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, offering a 14-week certification program in Culinary Nutrition..

What began with cooking parties in my little Parkdale loft and has since grown dramatically based purely on the premise that I will create new things in direct response to what my community requests. Through my school, we have trained over 500 students in 25 countries to be game-changing health leaders in their own communities. My second book, The UnDiet Cookbook is due out in October, 2015.

How are you hoping to connect with conference attendees?

I can’t wait to meet other inspiring women who are making it happen in their everyday lives, to be fuelled up by and lend to the inspiring energy of this community and I know that there will be something to share and something to learn in every conversation.

What advice would you give conference attendees?

Today is the day- together, let’s make it happen. Great big change is totally and completely possible and it all begins with one little actionable step on your first task, and going each one that follows being true to who you are, through and through. When we follow the work that is our passion, with an underlying goal of improving the world in any small or great way, our energy is limitless and inspiration infinite- that’s a powerful combination.

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