Dietetic Career Spotlight on Jessica Ann Dogert, RD, LDN, CPT, MommyCoach
By SARAH KOSZYK, MA RDN on JULY 29, 2014
Meet Jessica Ann Dogert and learn about her “why” and her purpose in helping others achieve their goals. Passion, patience, and persistence has helped her land her dream job. – Sarah Koszyk, MA, RD
What attracted you to the field of nutrition and dietetics?
I adore the fact that food is a powerful medicine. Not only does real food aid in weight maintenance and disease prevention but it enhances energy levels, relieves stress, boosts athletic performance and makes us feel vibrant (just to name a few!).
Your Job Title:
Registered Dietitian / Nutrition Expert
Companies you are with now:
Fitness Formula Clubs in Chicago & MommyCoach- a live nutrition consulting video platform for moms.
*Fun Side job: Creating nutrition content for Farmer’s Fridge (a veggie-machine company in Chicago!).
Instagram & Pinterest: jessdogert
LinkedIn: Jessica Ann Dogert
Describe a typical (or not so typical) day-in-the-work-life for you:
Each day is unique.
Some days consist of numerous nutrition consults with each client having a different health goal to reach…weight loss, restored metabolism, enhanced energy, stress reduction, better sports performance, rocking sex drive, etc!
Other days consist of:
l creating blog posts for my companies website
l conducting nutrition seminars such as: “fueling your fitness” for marathon runners OR summer slim-down foods
l engaging in Facebook Q&A sessions & Twitter chats
l brainstorming with the corporate team to create new nutrition programs (such as: unlimited monthly nutrition consults for a fixed price).
l collaborating with spa services to promote package deals (beauty foods consult + facial!)
How did you get your current job in dietetics?
What skills were you born with and what skills have you learned along the way?
I was born with passion to inspire others to fuel their bodies with real, nourishing foods so they can fuel their god-given purpose/passions in life. Think about it: being healthy allows us to be the best possible version of ourselves!
I have learned to be patient yet persistent in pursuing my nutrition career goals. No dream job is ever too small to achieve.
What advice do you have for others wanting to be just as successful and fulfilled as you?
l Find your “WHY” and purpose. It makes life worthwhile. Check out my WHY here… http://ffc.com/ffc-lincoln-park-new-registered-dietitian/
l Going along with the finding your “WHY” theme: don’t be afraid to share your story–it will inspire others.
l Continue to learn. Nutrition is the hottest trend right now and it is evolving each and every day. Keep up to date on all of the exciting research out there!
l Network daily. You never know what will come from it.
l Focus on simplicity- this is what leads to success.
l Create a brand for yourself in the nutrition world & surround yourself with those who share the same food philosophy as you do.
If you could be paid for your job with something other than a paycheck, what would it be?
FOOD. Typical dietitian answer! Give me copious amounts of almond butter, avocados, coconut oil, green smoothies and sweet potatoes and I’ll be one happy girl.