Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mosadi DuQuesne, Founder of Nutrition and Wellness with Mosadi Consulting, located in Mississauga, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is Registered Dietitian Services. I provide nutrition counseling and nutrition education related to the prevention and treatment of disease and promote health and wellness. I also act as a consultant for other businesses providing expertise and resources related to health, wellness, food, and nutrition.
Tell us about yourself
How I got started
Nutrition and wellness have always been important to me. I began by pursuing studies focused on nutrition and fitness since these are areas that I am passionate about in my own life. I then pursued nutrition for health and wellness in the community as a basis for my career with the core of walking the talk, which overlaps my personal and professional life. As I advanced in my career, I developed extensive practice experience as a Health Care Provider, Educator, and Facilitator in the areas of counseling, behavior change, emotional eating, and education on a variety of food and nutrition-related topics in community health and private practice settings.
As a Registered Dietitian - Mosadi's focus is on educational and behavioral approaches to support sustainable changes for healthy eating. Mosadi specializes in nutrition care for heart disease, weight loss, weight gain, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia (cholesterol), metabolic syndrome, emotional eating, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances, vegetarian diets, sports nutrition, nutrition for an active lifestyle, group education/workshops/and seminars, pregnancy (pre and post), management of nutrition-related health problems, diabetes/pre-diabetes/diabetes prevention, and nutrition for overall health. Many people know what they eat but do not necessarily do what they know. Through Nutrition and Wellness with Mosadi consulting - dietitian services are provided addressing person and family-centered care, group education, support, and wellness programs to address barriers and strategies to overcome barriers to achieve one's nutrition and wellness goals. The aim is to aid others in achieving optimal nutrition and health status as well as to prevent nutrition-related disease.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Happy patients and customers. It is very rewarding to receive positive feedback about my services and also see patients and customers flourish from achieving their nutrition and wellness goals.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It can be a lot to manage all aspects of the business operations in terms of time and workload. As well as to stay on top of everything. As a sole proprietor, I am continuously working on the business (running of the business) and working in the business (delivering services) simultaneously.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Never lose your passion.
- Choose something you love to do as it will make all of your efforts and hard work in growing a business worthwhile.
- Treat every patient, customer, and or client as if they are your first. This will help you stay grateful and not become complacent.
- Stay connected by having a solid network. You are only as good as the community that surrounds you.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Mosadi DuQuesne, BA, BASc, MEd, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian in private practice. Mosadi has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition from Western University. She went on to complete a Comprehensive Graduate Dietetic Internship Program at London Health Sciences Centre in London, ON. After gaining extensive practice experience, Mosadi obtained her Master of Education in Adult Education with a focus on chronic disease education and support in the community. She holds certifications as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Craving ChangeTM Instructor.
Where can people find you and your business?
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