The RD Entrepreneur Symposium

{the only online conference for nutrition entrepreneurs}

The ultimate guide to growing your nutrition business.

Attract more clients, streamline your strategy, put your marketing on auto-drive, and get back to LOVING what you do as a nutrition entrepreneur.

(online, with on-demand replay access for an entire year)

100% virtual

Fall 2024



Does this sound familiar? …

You’re overwhelmed with even where to start to build a business.

You’re frustrated with spending hour after hour marketing & putting yourself out there only to hear crickets. You thought running your own business would be fun & freeing, but you’re working more hours than ever for little return.

You’re hustling like crazy but still not booking nutrition clients. You’re throwing all you have into your business (and trying to be everywhere on social media!) but you’re just not making headway.

You crave freedom & flexibility. You’re in a profession where you can shape your career to look like your wildest dreams, but you’re too scared to take the leap or you lack the clarity to make your imagination a reality. Maybe you don’t love the 9 to 5 or 1-on-1 consults & hourly rates aren’t your thing.

You feel lost with all the moving parts of running a business. Piecing together systems. Creating lucrative packages. Building a website or email list that converts. It can be so overwhelming you quit before you’ve even gotten to the good stuff – changing lives.

you find yourself…

Wanting to make more money but you just don’t have any more hours left in your day or any more gas in your tank.

Feeling like you’re doing everything right, but just can’t land enough clients or income. You’ve read every tutorial and grabbed every freebie out there, yet you’re still unsure how to attract your ideal client and hone in on on your marketing.

Stuck. You want to get off the hamster wheel but you don’t know what to do to move your business forward without drowning in to-dos and overwhelm. 

What if I told you it didn't have to be like that?

We’ve all been there. But you don’t have to feel stuck. Instead of spending more valuable hours Googling and Facebooking trying to figure things out on your own, see exactly what other wildly successful RDs & nutrition entrepreneurs are doing to keep their businesses steadily booked without working 60-hour weeks.

The RD Entrepreneur Symposium puts an end to all that frustration. RD Entrepreneur Symposium

What People Are Saying

“…it was after the symposium that I finally felt like I had the base to really get things going. In the last two months, my gross income from my ‘side hustle’ private practice has been greater than full-time salaried position, all because the symposium gave me the confidence that I really could do this. Thank you for (100% literally) changing my life with what you’ve created!” 

Heather L.

The spring symposium was a major catalyst for beginning my business! Since the symposium, I have legally formed my business, begun marketing, and now have 5 clients! What a fun and wild ride it has been! Would absolutely not have had the courage to do this without the symposium. Left me empowered and feeling prepared to take those next steps!” 

Ashleigh P.

These are probably the most valuable CEUs I have gotten in my entire career.”


You’re ready to build that booming business of your dreams.

You can’t wait to have clients lining up and knocking on your door.

You’re so excited to be in charge of your own career, your own day, your own work life.

What are you waiting for?

The RD Entrepreneur Symposium is your answer. Confidently build your thriving career as a dietitian boss. It’s time for you to get in the driver’s seat and 19 experts are ready to help: 

✔️️ Magnetically attract clients that are the perfect fit for you so you have plenty of leftover time to spend with your family or doing your own thing

✔️️ Implement the most efficient proven and RD-tested strategies & systems to grow your business, leaving you the energy to feel excited and invigorated about what you do

✔️️ Stand out from the crowd & position yourself as the nutrition expert that you are

✔️️ Maximize your income and minimize your workload. Create the job you love for the life you love…for real.

What's better than the advice of one expert?

The advice of MANY. In this symposium you will learn from multiple experts that are walking the walk. These nutrition entrepreneurs are running 6 figure businesses and still have a life on the side. They have virtual practices, traditional practices, and completely nontraditional careers. They’ve got their marketing on auto-pilot, clients on waiting lists, group programs that practically run themselves. These are the professionals that are doing it right and they’re going to show you exactly how to do it.

A whole year to watch. 25.5 CEUs.  Endless action.


Get all of this from the comfort of your living room

It’s like a CEU-worthy Netflix for RD bosses

You know how invigorating, inspiring, and educational conferences can be. But they’re also expensive – think admission, travel, hotel, food, childcare. Not to mention the time away from your nutrition business. (And when you’re self-employed there’s no employer to foot the bill!)

Well now you can get that knowledge and inspiration right from your living room with this online conference. Anytime you want, from wherever you want.

Let’s be clear. This isn’t a listen-and-run type of course. It’s intended for you to take action, right now. Cross those to-do’s off your list like a boss. Kick that fear to the curb. Follow the takeaways in each masterclass & you will see growth in your business.

Take your time with the material – once each presentation is released, you’ll have a whole year to watch it and take action as you go! (Although who doesn’t love a good deep-dive binge with hundreds of colleagues at the same time.)

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“I had no idea how much time I was wasting running my practice. I didn’t know how much I could automate – I wake up to new sessions booked without even doing anything. Now I have more time for doing the parts I actually like, counseling my clients. I’ve even made changes in the way I manage my to-do list and email both for work and personal life and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” 


“The RD Entrepreneur Symposium was an instrumental piece in my professional and personal journey.  Each presentation was captivating and provided invaluable information. I looked forward to each and every presentation! I feel so fortunate to have found Heather and the Dietitian HQ.  I am forever grateful for the information and resources presented and provided to us, and I look forward to attending the next symposium! The RD Entrepreneur Symposium was worth every cent and then some, and has proven indispensable to me as I begin this next chapter as a business owner and entrepreneur.”

Heather S.

“Working with Heather [the host] absolutely turned my business around. I was ready to give up and within weeks of working with her I’d not only built a new online program but completely filled it. Better yet, I’m less stressed and lost that overwhelming cloud hanging over my head. I would have paid three times what I did if I’d known what outstanding results I’d get.” 

Sarah P.

2024 Masterclasses

Evergreen Email Marketing: Create an Email System That Saves Time and Makes Money

Julie Cunningham, MPH, RD, LDN, CDCES, IBCLC

Ready to take your messaging to the next level? Learn how to implement an evergreen email campaign that will effortlessly engage subscribers and drive sales. You’ll find out how to personalize your subscribers’ email experiences, reduce the hassle of writing weekly emails, and book more appointments while you nurture your audience and show off your expertise. Email marketing has the highest ROI of any marketing channel, so don’t miss your chance to leverage it.

Tamara Melton

Marketing Your Practice Without Social Media

Shena Jaramillo, RD

If you want to network but hate using social media, I’ve got you covered. Find creative ways to connect with providers through lunch and learns, phone calls, coffee dates, and traditional mailers. Learn cost-effective ways to get your practice out there and send a clear message on exactly how you can help patients to providers. Discover how your website and email list can be your #1 marketing tool.

Save Time, Build Connections & Make Money Authentically with AI

Katrina Pace, MSc

Everyone’s doing it so why can’t I?! AI is transforming how we work. But, in an industry where authenticity is highly valued, how can you ethically use AI? Join Kat for a deep dive into using AI, learn an alternative definition of AI, and find out how this can help you maintain your authenticity, save time and grow a thriving nutrition brand.

Amy Plano

From Idea to Launch: How to Create and Sell Digital Products

Ashley Kitchens, MPH, RDN

Unlock the power of your nutrition expertise and transform your business! Join this exclusive presentation tailored for dietitians who are eager to amplify their impact. Learn the art of crafting and selling digital products and discover the secrets to creating passive income streams while making a lasting difference. Elevate your nutrition practice with innovative strategies that resonate in the digital era. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your business and embrace the future of dietitian entrepreneurship.

Making Your Own Way as a Dietitian Entrepreneur: Developing Business Proposals, Structuring Pricing, and Negotiating Contracts

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSSD, LD

Master the entrepreneurial skills to develop, price, and negotiate business proposals and contracts. Whether starting a side hustle, embarking upon a new business, or looking to create various product and service revenue streams, understanding how to craft a contract and structure pricing is essential. This session will guide attendees through the process of identifying a client’s need, developing a proposal, and negotiating a fee for business success.

How Dietitians Use Meal Planning to Grow Their Business

Evita Basilio, RD

If you are struggling to attract and retain clients, this session is for you as we share how to start growing your business ASAP. We will be taking a look at the businesses of successful dietitians and showing you how they have all used meal plans to achieve great things (so you can do the same).

You’ll learn how to attract more clients, run a group nutrition program, launch a subscription service, and so much more.

Professional Boundaries in Private Practice for Values-Driven Clinicians

Charlie Golightly, MPP-D, RD, RYT 

Clinicians working in private practice have a lot to consider when it comes to managing their time and energy. This session will allow clinicians to reflect on boundaries they already have in place and provide the tools and language to set professional boundaries in their own business or practice. We’ll cover topics like working within your values, planning breaks or vacations, building boundaries into your framework with clients, creating mindfulness in scheduling, and more.

Deepening Your Counseling Skills to Improve Client Retention

 Alissa Rumsey MS, RD 

Learn how to keep your clients coming back to see you so you can support real, long-term behavior change and grow a sustainable nutrition practice. This talk will discuss a variety of strategies that dietitians can use to improve their client retention. You’ll learn how to deepen your counseling and motivational interview skills, best practices for structuring initial and follow-up sessions, how to create systems so clients don’t fall off your calendar, as well as effective questions to ask in session to improve client outcomes and keep clients coming back to see you.

Stacey Dunn-Emke

Outsourcing and Building a Team

Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD

Have you ever wondered what it would take to scale your business and grow a team? In this presentation, Ana discusses how to know if it is time to scale, how to find amazing team members, and how to keep the team operating smoothly.

Why One Logo Will Never Be Enough: How to Brand Your Practice for Expansion

Chloe Thomas

Tired of slapping one logo on every type of promotional material you have? You should be! One logo is not enough to brand your practice – let’s find out why one logo isn’t cutting it for your expansion and what assets are needed to stand out as a health professional.

How to Take Back Your Time with Automations and AI

Brittany Andrejcin

It’s time to reduce the hours you’re spending on repetitive, routine administrative tasks and put automations and AI to work! Practice Better is practice management software on a mission to empower health and wellness professionals to help millions of clients live better lives. In this session, you’ll learn strategies to help you identify opportunities to automate and use AI to streamline your daily workflow, all while providing an exceptional client experience and growing your business.

Turn Your Practice into Profit with Strategic Group Programs

Judes Scharman Draughon, MS, RDN, LD

THINK BIG when it comes to your service offerings. Think beyond 1:1 consults and use group programs to elevate your business, brand, and financial success. Learn how I created my group programs so you can create yours.

How To Shift From 1-1 To Group Coaching (Without A Dip In Revenue!)

Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD

Learn the most effective way to scale your nutrition business by transitioning from 1-1 sessions to a hybrid or group coaching program. We’ll review the most important decisions to make BEFORE trying to sell a scalable program, how to ensure you make sales BEFORE you create the program itself, and how to balance the process of selling and delivering without overwhelming your calendar.

Learn how to transition to a scalable hybrid or group program model so you can earn more in less time, have a bigger impact, and get back to the things that matter in your life beyond work.

Driving Demand

Jo White, RD

In this training, Jo unlocks integrity-driven tools and strategies needed to drum up more demand in your online business so you could stop hearing crickets and start getting “I’m In!” messages inside your inbox on repeat, without cold DMs, high-pressure sales tactics, or constant follow-ups!

Caring for Transgender People (& the LGBTQIA+ Community) as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Jackie Vega, MS, RDN, LDN

This presentation will explore the impact that nutrition and quality care can have on people within the LGBTQ community, a topic in need of discussing and embracing. This community faces many health disparities that are truly life threatening. Jackie helps you understand how you can play a role in surgical outcomes, eating disorder recovery, weight stigma, body dysphoria, and other health disparities. You will gain an understanding of the vocabulary used within the LGBTQ community in order to offer these clients inclusive, affirming care, plus to use during client nutrition interventions.

Energy and Nervous System Work to Improve Your Inner Marketing

Leslie Urbas MS, RDN, LDN

Learn how to create an inner world and unconscious being that will help them create more sales, wealth, and change in their life. Leslie will discuss energy work systems basics and how to use these to improve the background noise in our heads that talks us out of worthiness and happiness, and how you can use this to calm yourself for posting and sales calls.

Beginner’s Blueprint to Launching a Profitable Business: Your Path to Entrepreneurship

Holly Larson, MS, RD

Wanting to start a business but have no CLUE where to even start? This workshop walks you through the beginner first steps to launching your business and helps you not get stuck in some of the initial decisions that can feel sticky, like picking a name.

Bridge the Gap: Making Your Biggest Dream a Reality

Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND

In this session we will dive into the gap between where you are now and where you want to be… and most importantly we’ll discuss how to bridge the gap and make your biggest dreams a reality.

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Navigating the Impact of the Google Helpful Content Update

Dr. Su-Nui Escobar, DCN, RDN, FAND

In this engaging presentation, Su-Nui will delve into the challenges and lessons learned from the significant loss of website traffic following the impactful Google Helpful Update. Reflecting on her personal journey, Su-Nui will share the strategies, insights, and practical techniques that enabled her to navigate through this tumultuous period and revitalize her online presence.

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Symposium Founder + Facilitator

Heather Neal, MS, RD, LDN, CLT

An avid nutrition entrepreneur, and creator of the Profitable RD Freedom Framework, Heather has been carving her way through this entrepreneurial life for over 16 years and her absolute favorite part of her career is that she gets to make it whatever she wants it to be. And that’s what she wants for you too: to take your nutrition career and turn it into the job of your dreams. Let the RD Entrepreneur Symposium help you do just that.


100% online recordings – anywhere, anytime!


Private discussion group to connect with speakers + other attendees 

25.5 Pre-approved CEUs through CDR

Full YEAR to watch!

Instant access to on-demand recordings for one year.

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Where does this take place?

Anywhere you want it to! It’s 100% online and you’ll have instant access to on-demand recordings for a year so you can watch whenever, wherever you have internet.


Do I have to be a RD?

Nope! All nutrition professionals & nutrition business owners (or business hopefuls!) welcome. You just need a passion for nutrition + entrepreneurship.

Are CEUs provided?

25.5 CEUs pre-approved through CDR.

Performance Indicators:

11.4.1 Stays abreast of changing trends and technology in promotion, marketing and advertising products and services.
2.2.3 Delivers accurate and credible messaging.
3.1.6 Takes an active role in sharing information and knowledge.
9.3.5 Uses a variety of strategies to deliver education.

How long do I have to watch?

ONE YEAR. Sessions are released starting March 12th – a few more are released each day until March 15th. Once they’re released you can watch them any time you want! You’ll have on-demand access to all presentations for a full year.

When does registration open?

Registration opens Feb 29 2024 and closes March 11th 2024.

I still have questions. Who can I ask?

Shoot an email to or DM at @dietitianhq

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