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)

Coming Spring 2022


100% virtual

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.

Have you ever felt like this? ...

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

You feel like you’re doing everything right, but just can’t land enough clients or fill your group programs. 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 your marketing.

Frustrating, Overwhelming, Stressful


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 23 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.

20+ masterclasses. 4 days (but a whole year to watch!). 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 goes live, 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.)

“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.

2021 Masterclass Overview

Stacey Dunn-Emke

How to Make 7 Figures as a Registered Dietitian

Amanda Nighbert RD, LD RDN, LD

After 16 years as a clinical dietitian, I was fed up! I was in a dead end job with no potential for significant career advancement or financial growth. So I launched a virtual practice. I soon learned that working 1-1 with clients would get me no where new so I turned my focus to creating a signature group based program. My business exploded and only two years later I was grossing over 7 figures. My presentation will show you how I started with nothing and the mistakes I made along the way. PLUS, everything you need to launch your own private practice and group based program today.

Use a Subscription Model to Grow Your Private Practice to a 5-Figure Income and Beyond

Caroline Thomason, RD CDCES

Are you tired of trading your hours for money in your private practice? Do you want more financial security and consistency from your private practice income? Do you enjoy working with clients, but wish you had a little more freedom in your work week?

If you are nodding “Yes!” to these questions, then you need to implement a subscription-service offering in your private practice. I used this model to grow my private practice from 0 dollars to $10k per month in 6 months. I am giving you everything you need to get started with a subscription offering. Work less hours, offer more support to your clients, and build a consistent and reliable income stream in your business.

Tamara Melton

Landing Brand Partnerships as a Dietitian

Jenna Gorham, RD

Working with brands can feel a little overwhelming, no matter what stage you’re at. How do you know which brands want to work with RDs? How do you find the right contact? What do you offer? What do you say?

Jenna demystifies working with brands as a RD and shows you how you can secure brand partnerships whether you’re an influencer or not.

Jenna knows the ins and outs of the brand world and just what they are looking for from RDs. Join Jenna for this presentation to learn more how brands can add value to both your clients and your business.

Amy Plano

The Art of Storytelling: Using Your Diversity Story

Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Have you ever felt that you are being excluded from a conversation? Do you think that your story is not important? This feeling of non-belonging is uncomfortable. But each of our diverse stories has the right to be heard. Our stories consist of experiences that shaped us, lessons that we learned along the way, the source of our values, our passion, what makes us unique, why, and what we do care about. In this presentation, you will learn the power of diversity stories and the vulnerability within these stories to inspire others.

Meaningful Connection On Instagram

Lauren Sharpe, RD

A lot of times we think we just need to post a call to action to our application and the clients will come. Other times we have icky conversations in the DMs that feel salesy. In this presentation you will learn how to show up on Instagram in an efficient, genuine and a way that fosters trust and connection.


Critiquing Copy – Tips to be Your Own Copyeditor

Rebecca Valdez, RD

If you have a brand and online presence, you know that getting your copy right is critical for reaching your audience and getting your message across. In this session, you’ll learn tips on how to take a more critical look at your messaging and walk away with actionable tips to improve your copy.

Blogging to Create Passive Income

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

Blogging is an exceptional way for dietitians to bring in multiple streams of passive income. Passive income is money you make without exclusively trading time for money. This session will cover how you can use a blog to build traffic and make passive income, life examples, and how you can get started on your journey to passive income.

Creating a Simple and Profitable Website

Jessica Freeman

You’ve heard you need a website for your business, but it feels overwhelming to know what you need and how to get started. This session is for you whether you have an existing website you feel unsure about, or need to setup your first website! Learn what content you need on your website, how to build authority and trust, and the best platforms for dietitians.

Taking the Deep Dive: Jumping into Practice Better

Ashley Stewart, MS

Have you been looking to streamline your practice using Practice Better? Then let’s chat! This presentation will take you through the basics of Practice Better, including how to get set up and started, then will take a deep dive into the features and functions that I love about the program, including automations, mappings, templates, and more.

How to Save Time and Get More Done with Artificial Intelligence

Chrissy Carroll, MPH, RD

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in the tech world right now, but it’s not just for Silicon Valley startups anymore! Learn how you can use AI to support your nutrition business – from brainstorming social media content ideas, creating marketing copy for ads, writing blog posts, and more. Get actionable advice for how to incorporate it in your business and be on the forefront of this up-and-coming technology.

How to Use Challenges to Grow Your Business

Sabrina Sarabella, MS,  MA, RDN, CDN

Challenges seem like all the rage lately. There are so many different options -how can you figure it out?

In this workshop you will learn why using challenges are a great way to grow your business. You’ll learn: how to structure and name your challenge, timing and pricing, marketing and sales of your challenge, how to build community and accountability, and how to turn your challenge participants into paying clients

The Multi-Passionate Dietitian

Meg Hagar, MS, RD, LD, CDN, CLT

Have you ever felt overwhelming dread at the thought of picking a niche because it felt too narrow? You have too many passions to narrow it down! It might feel limiting to you or maybe you’d like to narrow things down but have no idea how to include all the things you love into one niche. Discover Meg’s system for blending your passions and creating a ultra unique niche.

Building a LinkedIn Profile to Work with Brands and the Media

Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN, MST

Working with brands and the media can be competitive. Learning how to complement your portfolio with a dynamic and fully optimized LinkedIn profile can give you the competitive edge. In this session you’ll learn how to: find unique ways to highlight your portfolio of past work, take advantage of your profile to showcase your services and calls-to-action, publish Featured Articles in your profile that get found on LinkedIn (and Google), develop an engagement and post strategy to attract opportunity, establish your expertise, authority and trust to attract brands and media

SEO Basics for Beginners

Holly A Larson, MS, RD

Not sure where to start with SEO? The beginning! Little steps help boost your blog’s traffic to grow your business, faster. In this presentation you’ll understand how to get started with Search Engine Optimization, as well as copywriting basics to make your site stand out and reel in organic traffic (thus boosting your business).

How to Get Clients Unstuck

Christina Fitzgerald, MS, RD

To grow your practice, relationships matter. When a person feels heard and understoo, that is so incredibly powerful. And guess what? That person is going to tell people! It’s the simplest form of marketing – a happy client. But even the most motivated client will get stuck and maybe even frustrated. We’ll talk about 3 specific strategies to support this client and get them back into action.

Customer Journeys that Convert

Katrina Pace

Your clients know what they want, but they don’t know how to get there. It’s up to you to show them how to achieve it. Using lead magnets and email sequences is a great way to start your client on a clear journey to success. It’s time to map out your ideal customer journey for maximum impact.

Create, Manufacture, Sell, Scale And Succeed In The Food Product World

Kelsey Farnet, RD

As dietitian entrepreneurs, most of us feel pulled in the service side of business (nutrition coaching, consulting, content creation). But have you ever considered the product world as an option to build the sustainable business of your dreams? I will be going through the steps of creating a product, how to get it manufactured, and most importantly – how to sell and scale it so you can still make money without even being present!

Scale Your Dietetic Practice by Designing Effective Health Messages

Alka Chopra RD, CDE

When your patients see results, word travels and your dietetic practice scales in an organic manner. This highly interactive workshop will focus on designing impactful health messages for verbal & written settings in order to facilitate behavior change. You’ll learn practical & tested approaches on how you can design learner-centered messages such that they lead to seamless transformations, actionable strategies & techniques to increase listening skills, and a system to design your group learning sessions.

Culinary Medicine 101: The Secret to Getting Your Advice Followed

Andrea C Kirkland, MS, RD

Harness the power of culinary medicine. Level-up your impact by pairing nutrition advice with real-world cooking solutions. Discover strategies to identify your patients’ personal barriers to home cooking and how to create customized paths toward sustainable change. Plus, get the teaching kitchen experience brought to you with a video demo that highlights 2 easy cooking techniques suitable for any skill-level, and a proven framework for how to pull-off engaging live cooking demonstrations.

Authentic Marketing for Your Values Based Business

Laura Jean, APD

You know you need to get better at marketing your business, but when you look around, all the traditional advice and strategies out there just don’t fit for the way you want to do business. Frankly they leave you feeling a little ‘icky’. You want to flourish in business AND you want to do it in a way that aligns with your values and your integrity. Good news – you can do both. Let’s dive in.

Collaborations & Connections: Challenging Ourselves to Build a Stronger Collective

Toni Toledo, MPH, RDN

Collaborations are the future. The field of nutrition and dietetics is evolving every day and so is the concept of collaborations. In this talk, Toni will discuss the basics of collaboration, why collaborations are evolving and how they are evolving. Toni will outline the value of collaborations, how to be an effective collaborator and the future of collaborations.

Trauma Informed Nutrition Counseling

Tracy Brown, RD, LDN

We all want confidence to help our most vulnerable clients, right? Join Tracy as she shares the missing ingredient to help clients have a lasting landing pad to taking in your nutrition and health message — safety. Why do clients lack safety? Too much or not enough in terms of relational safety that impacts the ability to eat and digest normatively. Learn about the defense strategy system and how it impacts if our clients can learn and implement what we have to offer.

How to Win and Handle Far More Clients in Less Time

Laurentiu Nicolae

At the end of this presentation you will have a good understanding of what you need in order to get more clients. Laurentiu will be focusing mostly on online strategies and how to handle far more clients in less time using top, middle, and bottom of funnel components.

Heather Neal rd entrepreneur dietitian business training

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 13 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 – anywhere, anytime!

Instant access to on-demand recordings for one year.


Private discussion group to connect with speakers + other attendees – plus earn prizes for participating.

Spring 2022

Full YEAR to watch!


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?

Pending approval for 24.5 CEUs through CDR

Performance Indicators:

11.3.1 Adheres to the code of ethics of the profession.
2.1.3 Tailors message to meet the needs of the target audience.
3.1.6 Takes an active role in sharing information and knowledge.
3.2.2 Participates in professional and personal development activities for career growth and skill enhancement.

How long do I have to watch?

ONE YEAR. Sessions go live starting Sept 14th – a few more go live each day until Sept 17th. Once they’re live, 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?

EARLY BIRD registration opens Spring 2022

I still have questions. Who can I ask?

Shoot an email to [email protected] or DM at @dietitianhq


Due to the digital nature of the content, no refunds will be issues after Sept 13th midnight eastern time. Anything prior to that will be happily refunded to your satisfaction.