I'm Carolyn Akens, an accomplished entrepreneur, successful chef, and a dynamic educator. My background includes working as a Business System Analyst, Claims Operations Manager, and Executive Assistant. My culinary career began in 2001, as a personal chef preparing delicious and healthy meals for clients.
Due to the devastating loss of my younger brother to morbid obesity (obesity kills), I knew that a lifestyle change had to happen; and in my research discovered raw foods. I trained to become a certified master raw food chef and raw food instructor. I am also a weight loss coach.
I have always been passionate about healthy and nutritious foods so transitioning to eating raw and living foods was a natural progression.
Since going raw, I have lost 60 pounds (originally weighed 185) and now weigh 125 pounds, and I am a size 4 instead of a 12/14. Having dealt with high cholesterol, migraines, arthritis, and weight fluctuation, I made raw foods a standard of living and went through an amazing transformation. My body and spirit are now healthy, revitalized, and energized.
Please contact me for availability for local and national speaking engagements. I also travel for workshops and training for small and large groups. For more information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
As a weight loss coach, I coach clients dealing with weight problems and offer various solutions to lose weight naturally. I am the creator of the Carolyn's Weight Loss System™, Losing Weight The Natural Way & Keeping It Off!
I certify and train raw food chefs and instructors to prepare delicious raw and living foods that not only satisfy the palate, but nourish the body.
Certified Master Raw Food Chef/Instructor - Raw Gourmets International
Weight Loss Coach with NLP Training
Alissa Cohen's - Raw Chef Training
Ali Brown's - Online Success Blueprint System
Ali Brown’s - Boost Business With Your Own Ezine
Fabienne Frederickson's - Client Attraction Bootcamp
Bria Simpson - Laser Coaching Session
Kendall SummerHawk's - How to Charge What You’re Worth and Get It
Coached with Kendall SummerHawk (2002)
News, Print Media, Demos:
Alpharetta/Roswell Neighbor Newspaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine
Atlanta Life Magazine
Bounce Event Marketing - Chef Carolyn catered the launch of Electrolux Kitchen Appliances at Best Buy and did a Raw Food Demo.
Gwinnett Country Environmental & Heritage Center. Chef Carolyn was a participant in the "Lunch-n-Learn" Seminar; "Be Healthy in the Environment".
National Black Arts Festival - Chef Carolyn did a Raw Food Demo at the Georgia World Congress Center commemorating the NBAF 20th Anniversary Celebration.
Points North Magazine www.carolynsrawfoods.com