“Miriam Zacharias developed and taught an outstanding marketing course here at Maryland University of Integrative Health and after getting rave reviews from her students, we immediately invited her back to teach another course!
Miriam has an inviting and warm style of teaching, is well organized, and knows her subject deeply. As someone with both business and marketing expertise, along with and clinical experience, Miriam is the perfect person to teach and advise others in the integrative health community how to build healthy businesses.”
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN
Academic Director, Nutrition & Integrative Health
“As Director of Career & Alumni Services at Bastyr University, it is a top priority to provide learning opportunities for our students and alumni so that they can be successful in their practices and make a difference in the lives of others. Miriam Zacharias presents a top-notch marketing workshop for these natural healthcare practitioners. At a recent workshop she did here at Bastyr’s campus near Seattle, Washington, our alumni and students consistently rated her very highly in their feedback and reported that the workshop was exactly what they needed to help them define and market their practice, with practical tools for website design along with additional resources to continue to build upon. Her professionalism, her knowledge specific to holistic healthcare, along with her enthusiasm for and commitment to this field makes this a workshop that I will definitely bring back to campus again for our alumni and future graduates!”
Susan Farley, M.Ed.
Director, Career & Alumni Services, Bastyr University
“First of all, YOU ROCK!!!!
All of us at Nutritional Consultants of California felt that your marketing keynote for our VIP event was a success. The feedback from our practitioners on you was very positive. I can’t wait to set up future events with you in 2014!”
Managing Director/Owner, Standard Process
“I have spent the last few days sitting back in amazement at what I have created since taking your class in November. I simply had to tell you!
I never dreamt I’d have all this in the bag so fast, and with such a sense of confidence and strategy. Since class ended at Thanksgiving, I’ve launched my website, designed a logo, posted on my blog, started a facebook page (and posted comments that link back to my site), sent 4 monthly newsletters, and quadrupled my subscriber list!
It is all falling into place and I feel so confident going out there with this package. Before your class, I thought I’d just be peddling workshops with my certification, but now I feel like I have SO much more. And, I am so grateful to you because this has really become something I am very proud of.
Just had to say thank you again and let you know how much of a difference you are making.”
Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach
“I have listened to many marketing experts this past year and started getting nervous about the marketing aspect of my business because they all seem to have a "get rich quick mentality". I don’t really know how I wound up on Miriam’s list, but she’s not getting rid of me anytime soon! I have found her to be a breath of fresh air. She’s real, down to earth and has heart and she passes that along to us through her teachings. Thank you for the work that you do, it is so needed.”
Kerri Ferraioli, NTP, MNT, BCHN
NTP, MNT, BCHN
“I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with and learning from Miriam Zacharias over the course of the past four years. In her capacity as VP of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Miriam is our go-to “Marketing Guru.” Our association had been wavering, and in fact, backsliding for several years before we made the decision to take a different approach. Miriam has been instrumental in helping us “turn this ship around!” Her valuable lessons about marketing have now become a part of the fabric of our organization. By following Miriam’s recommendations, our membership has grown 51%! Our annual conference has sold out two years in a row, and our exhibitor and sponsor presence doubled over the prior year. We’ve tripled our affiliate relationships, added five new schools to our approved list, and signed on several amazing new Special Advisors to our Board of Directors. All this has been made possible by following Miriam’s recommended changes to our brand, our messaging, and our marketing approach.
If you want to grow your business, build your brand, and make the most of your time and resources, Mir can teach you how to get to the next level. In this age of ever-changing tools and approaches, we all need someone in our corner who really GETS it. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to learn from Mir, and am grateful for the many ways she’s helped us to grow our association.”
Nicole Hodson, NC
Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
“I approached Miriam after listening to her compelling talk at a conference. She convinced me that she had something to offer that was unique and would assist me with my rapidly growing business. I was right! I am definitely glad I pursued a consultation with her as she provided a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and information on how one can best position and grow their practice. She provided a plan complete with tips, tools, and applied strategies to hit the ground running. Aside from the marketing and business pointers, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with her because of her savvy, no-nonsense, fire-in-the-belly personality!”
Deanna Minich, PhD, Founder
Food & Spirit, LLC, Foodandspirit.com
“Marketing is one of the main things that is lacking in the Holistic/Natural health communit, and I would like to thank you for teaching us about Holistic Entrepreneurship. You really motivated me to think out of the box and helped me streamline my business. Your story inspired me to the core, and it will be my honor to start my journey as an author with your blessings.”
Certified Health Coach
“I have been using your advice in the business consultations with the clinicians I see, and without fail, when they apply it, it works. We need to book you again! Keep the GREAT stuff coming, Miriam, and don’t take me off your mailing list! Thanks for all you do for us.”
Ted Haun, CN
Standard Process Of South Coastal California Consultants
“Miriam, I am so excited to get started on all of the wonderful and doable methods to improve my business that you gave us this weekend. You are an amazing asset to the holistic healthcare community. Thank You!”
Kathy Westover, MA, MNT
“I want to express my appreciation to you for your highly effective role as instructor of our Marketing Mastery eCourse. As a retired principal with 21 years of experience in evaluating teacher instructional effectiveness, you have been consistently professional, supportive, approachable and responsive to our questions and needs. Additionally, the content of the course has been excellent! I believe I have learned from the BEST!! Whereas our paths crossed for only a brief moment, I’ll remember your quality leadership and your positive influence for decades to come. Thank you, Miriam! ”
Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach
“Thank you for an incredible class this weekend! I feel like I now have the big picture overview of all that is required to start a successful practice. Having this knowledge and awareness now will help guide my decisions as I go. You are a fantastic teacher. I appreciate your balanced approach to entrepreneurship; balancing your right brain (purpose, intuition, holistic thinking) and the left brain (systems, processes, etc.). You are an inspiration!”
Chris Morris, Health Coaching Candidate
Maryland University of Integrative Health
“It was a pleasure to meet you and listen to your presentation. Our practitioners were impressed and all of them took away a lot from your presentation. We have had nothing but positive comments from all those who attended. They are all excited to use the marketing tools and teachings that you gave them to help better grow their practices. I also learned a lot from your presentation that I can use towards marketing Standard Process Westcoast, too!”
Jim Hassett, Director/Owner
Standard Process West Coast
“Miriam, I loved our group mastermind! Thanks so much for leading us through some basic branding information that is sooo important and so often eludes us. You were “teaching by not teaching” so the information really stuck. I made some clear discoveries about my own branding in the process of your drawing me out. It was effortless and fun! Your support and warmth allowed me to to come forth about myself and my work, own my space in the world, and communicate my message fully. You rock!”
Hyla Cass MD
Author, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health (www.cassmd.com)
Pacific Palisades, CA
“Miriam, thank you so much for bringing the Dr. Sears Marketing Mastery course to us. It has provided exactly what I had hoped for, without knowing where it would take me. I’m happy to say, I love the direction it has shown me! Six weeks flew by! Now time to back it all up a bit and dig further in to applying even more… Exciting stuff. Thanks for doing what you do!”
Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach
“Thank you so much for the excellent marketing workshop. I learned so much from you and am anxious to apply your methods to my future business. I feel blessed that you shared your story with us and I am inspired with your courage, passion, and enthusiasm. Spending time with you has truly been a treat… and a lot of fun!”
Holistic Nutrition Consultant
“I wanted to thank you for the extra time you gave to me today. It was above and beyond the necessary and I deeply thank you. I have been so down because I have made no progress and felt overwhelmed. I plan to take to heart all you said and will work to stay focused and work with a schedule I will enforce. In the past hour I wrote the beginnings of my new book… I wanted you to see that you have already made a difference in my life. I will work for one hour every day until it is done.”
Felice Gersh, MD
Integrative Medical Group of Irvine
“I LOVE this woman! Thanks to Miriam and her terrific class, I’ve put all of her marketing ideas into play, and it WORKED, just the way she said it would! I’m constantly getting calls from people and not even working that hard at it. I’m REALLY happy with the results!”
Deborah Joy Gudelsky
Deborah Joy’s Gluten-Free
“Thank you so much for the video that you completed regarding how to give a good presentation. As usual you did a superb job and I thought your points were excellent. Thank you so much for being who you are and giving so much to all of us.”
Steven Henke, MD
Fort Collins, CO
“Miriam taught me how to assess where I am in my business, where I want to be, and how to get there. Her teaching style guided me to a real understanding of what I most wanted to accomplish in my business and then gave me the tools to map out a blueprint on my own. Her patient, in-depth teaching of basic business skills such as time management, how to focus, and how to pinpoint a target market, helped me to develop more complex marketing skills and practices like how to monetize “great ideas,” and how to prioritize online marketing strategies. I now know the specific direction I’d like to take with my business and as a direct result of what I learned from “Mir,” know when it’s necessary to be precise and when to just let things just take their course. Thank you for helping me find the clarity and direction I needed to take my business to the next level.”
Jini Cicero, CSCS
Functional Medicine Consultant
“I just want to thank you for coming to us! You did a fantastic job; you were right on target and gave us exactly what we needed, and in a practical way, with step by step instructions that we could begin putting into practice immediately. A homerun in every way, and well worth the tuition. Every one of my classmates that I spoke to was very pleased and enthusiastic about your class as well.”
Ann Keating, Nutrition Masters Candidate
Maryland University of Integrative Health
“Focusing in on my niche, which I refined in “Z School Marketing Mastery,” boosted my client numbers almost immediately and even led to my being scouted by a literary agent! I stopped feeling like I was torn in a million different directions and can zero in on helping clients with Metabolic Syndrome. The class also helped me define the tasks I need to do to further my business — in particular, publishing an e-book. That’s been a goal of mine for two years, but I kept putting it off. The writing is now well underway! Thank you so much for your insightful class, which I would recommend to any holistic health practitioner. ”
Paula Martinac, MA, MS
Nutrition Educator and Holistic Health Coach
“Miriam Zacharias brings her business and marketing experience along with her expertise in health and fitness to her consulting. Miriam is able to help me prioritize, set and meet goals, give me clear and actionable feedback and guidelines. She has helped to keep me focused and in forward motion towards realizing my visions and producing results along with teaching me new skills and connecting me to valuable resources.”
Nalini Chilkov, OMD
Santa Monica, CA
“I attended a marketing training class on Tuesday. The speaker was considered a top trainer from a very well-known group. I received some good tips, but felt like he was barking at me the whole time. I have to tell you … you are top notch. You are the cream of the crop.
You have captured the value and outcome for us – to be respected, to be prepared, to be authentic, and to deliver what the client wants. You have helped us step-by-step in a way that lets us “see” what we have to do to be successful. Frankly, you are an inspiration.
Thanks again – your program has really increased my confidence.
I really appreciate you and your commitment to empowering us to be successful”
Mary Ann Otley
Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach
“In one conversation, Miriam managed to get me unstuck and clear with things that had been holding me back and costing me money! She is a true gift and a blessing for me and my business.”
Mikell Suzanne Parsons, DC
The Natural Path
“I’ve been looking for someone like Miriam for 2 years. She not only understands the health industry and online marketing world, but also teaches in a no BS way. She helped shape my business goals into a specific focus and helped plan the steps to move forward. With her help, I am able to now position myself towards my business goals with clarity and confidence.”
Grace Suh, OMD
Santa Monica, CA
“Miriam has an amazing ability to make marketing messages come alive. During her teaching process, she continually brought me out of “Idea” mode into the emotions of where people live. For example: our campaign to “Minimize the damage over the holidays” turned into “Fit into your little black dress for the New Year’s party.” I found Miriam’s mixture of accountability and vision to be enlightening and inspiring.”
Cheri Jones, RD, MPH
The Jones Institute for Advanced Medicine
“Wow! Thanks for all your great ideas for our practice!
I LOVE the one page offer you developed for promoting an offer at the end of a public talk; it’s so clear and easy to read. This inspires me to create my offer tomorrow. Thanks and more thanks for your guidance. I am feeling way more clear on everything.”
Jeanne Peters, RD, BS and Certified Wellness Coach
Redondo Beach, CA