Intentional Well-Being Podcast - Food Freedom
On this week’s episode, we connect with Leslie Jordan Garcia; a wellness entrepreneur who works with individuals and organizations to unlearn ineffective thought and behavior patterns that have been created around food.
Dianne & Leslie talk about food freedom, how to get past the whitewashed thinking that Black foods are unhealthy, how certain foods are demonized, and how mental health is viewed in Black communities.
Learn about why Dianne and Leslie are trying to change the narrative around Black food, and why this is so important to well being and mental health and the importance of dismantling the promotion of health from the narrowed views of food and well being that has been promoted in society.
Leslie coaches with passion and empathy, guiding her clients towards self-trust and confidence.
With a background in management and diversity, her career expands over several industries including education, healthcare, and non-profit leadership.
Leslie’s sassy, Southern humor invites audiences to laugh while they learn. She leaves groups with empowering, practical tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the presentation.
Leslie earned her dual MBA/MPH from University of Phoenix and is a certified Holistic Wellness Coach, Mind Body Eating Coach, and Personal Trainer to name a few. Features include Yoga And Podcast, Talk About Tuesdays, and with YMCAs in Austin and Atlanta.
When not speaking or coaching, Leslie’s usual antics include making reels with her daughters, dancing with strangers, or cooking and enjoying wine-fueled meals with her family.