On Friday, November 13th, come chat with Laura Lea Bryant, certified wellness consultant and owner of LL Balanced, during the week's installment of The Skillery's Office Hours.
About Office Hours:
On Friday mornings, we invite Skillery members and friends in for an educational component we call Office Hours. Each week, a local or visiting pro — from content creators to PR veterans to busy shop owners — will meet, greet, share valuable biz wisdom and answer your questions, in a casual group setting. It’s our weekly get together with local professionals, and you’re invited.
About the Host:
Laura Lea Bryant is a Certified Health-Supportive Chef with a holistic wellness consulting business in Nashville, Tennessee. Chef Laura Lea graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 and moved to New York City, where she worked in legal and finance jobs for four years. During this time, Laura Lea found herself disillusioned by New York corporate culture, which seemed to reward output at the expense of personal health, as well as the social cycle of over-indulging and under-sleeping. She began to notice how poor food choices seemed to exacerbate the negative effects of this lifestyle.
Laura Lea began studying the concept of holistic health and cooking fresh, produce-focused meals for herself and her friends. She marveled at the immediate and profound improvement on her physical and emotional state, particularly her ability to cope with stress and anxiety. She became determined to make a career out of sharing this simple but forgotten connection. In 2012 she discovered the Natural Gourmet Institute in Chelsea, New York, which offers a certified Chef’s Training Program. The Chef’s Training Program at Natural Gourmet focuses on cooking with whole, mostly-plant based foods, and includes a series of courses on nutrition and healing. In September of 2012, Laura Lea quit her job at a Connecticut hedge fund and enrolled in the part-time program.
After graduating in August, 2013, Laura Lea returned to her hometown of Nashville, TN, and opened a consulting business, LL Balanced. The fundamental goal of her business is to increase awareness about the relationship between food and health, so that people can make informed choices and live a balanced lifestyle, which includes indulgence and imperfection.
Through LL Balanced, Laura Lea provides her clients and readers with easy, family-friendly and of course, healthy recipes. Her dishes are often remakes of Southern-influenced comfort food, with the intention that we can have the best of both worlds. Laura Lea also has a regular cooking segment on WSMV Channel 4, where she demonstrates how to make some of her most popular dishes.
When Do These Office Hours Take Place?
These Office Hours are on Friday, November 13th from 8:30am to 9:30am.
Questions about these Office Hours? Contact Laura Lea at firstname.lastname@example.org.