about Liza Bakernice to meet you—i’m liza baker!

(That’s Leeza!)

Full-time health coach and nonprofit consultant, self-published author, blogger, podcaster, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four spread across the globe: I adore my crazy life and bring my passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you love YOUR life—and reach your health goals.

what do i do?

I’m a health coach and sanity whisperer to under-appreciated, under-listened to, under-taken-care-of, under-valued, overwhelmed, overworked, over-scheduled, overtired, and OVER. IT. ALL. women 40+ who work in the mission-driven/nonprofit sector and dream of a starring role in their own lives after too many years of playing best supporting actress in everyone else’s.

Put more simply:

I help you be well while doing good.

my background

In my previous lives, I got my BA Chinese Language + Literature from Middlebury College and my MA in Chinese Literature from University of Colorado at Boulder … and then I worked backwards!

I received my health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®  and an AAS in Culinary Arts from the Cooking + Hospitality Institute of Chicago (later part of Le Cordon Bleu). In the years BC (before children), I was the owner and executive chef of a catering and private chef company in Chicago, and I’ve taught meal planning, cooking, and nutrition to all ages.

I live in a half-empty nest in Ann Arbor, MI and am passionate about health and happiness, education and empowerment, SOLE/SOUL food and social justice.

what does that mean for you?

I know the value of nutrition—both the whole foods variety and the more holistic kind—and I can show you how you can make the food and lifestyle choices that nourish you … without adding more “shoulds” and hours to your already overwhelming schedule.

want to know more?

Photo by Laura McCaffery, 2020