About My Coach Bev
If you are looking for a caring professional with a credentialed background in nutrition and coaching, you have come to the right place. Having spent over 30 years in dietetics, health promotion and wellness, you could say I am very much a “people person.” My passion is working with motivated individuals who want to live healthier, more intentional lives.
I graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and completed my dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in 1987. I became a Licensed Registered Dietitian at that time, and since then, have gained experience in maternal and child health, worksite wellness, health policy, clinical nutrition, and health promotion. In 2007 I completed coach training through Guiding Mindful Change in San Diego, CA. I took the exam to be Board-Certified (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. the same year.
In August of 2021, I made the difficult decision to change my career focus and leave the professional field of dietetics. As a former Registered Dietitian, I am now able to pursue other interests, including art. I currently assist my sister, professional artist Barbara Benda in her small business with drawing, watercolor and mixed media workshops, Artist in Residency in schools and other venues, and operate Double Trouble Gallery in Moorhead, MN. I found that I can use my coaching skills to assist people in learning to draw and paint. It is quite rewarding and keeps me creating art as well!
As a coach, I continue to work with motivated individuals and families who desire to make changes on the home front, at work, and at play.
All of my work experiences taught me “one size doesn’t fit all.” Each environment, group, and individual deserves customized care. I use coach methodology: building awareness, designing actions, setting goals and managing progress and accountability. My coaching style integrates honesty and frankness with kindness and compassion.
I would be honored to work with you.
For more information or to set up a consultation, please contact me at [email protected]