Praise for Kathleen
Here's what clients and medical practitioners are saying about Kathleen
If my best friend needed nutritional support, I would send her to Kathleen Putnam. She is one of the most compassionate, big-hearted, open-minded, authentic people I know. And she loves to laugh! Her clients feel truly listened to, understood, and supported. Fortunately for me, her amazing energy is contagious. I feel incredibly grateful to have her as a mentor and friend.
I had the privilege of being a client of Kathleen's for over two years while she was a health coach / nutrition counselor at Arivale, and I couldn't have asked for a more compassionate, patient, and knowledgeable advocate as I pursued my weight loss goals. She encouraged me to celebrate my wins, flexed her coaching style to meet my needs, knew when to dig deep (and when to hold space), and always approached each of our interactions with an open mind and an open heart. No matter what life threw my way, I knew Kathleen would be there to listen, support, advise, and (when she could sense I needed it) make me laugh until my face hurt. Since working with her, I’ve lost 25 lbs and gained invaluable tools for mindful eating, stress management, and self-care. I know I’ve also gained a friend for life! Thank you, Kathleen!
This woman is the most wonderful human I've encountered in working through my fears and struggles managing a series of crises at home with my daughter who suffers from disordered eating. I'll never forget in my first appointment she said to me, "who knows, it may never be fully understood why this happened but you are here and ready to figure out the next best steps for you, your daughter, and family. That's what matters now and I can support you." I walked out of that appointment feeling like a load had been lifted from my shoulders and I slept better that night than I had in ages. She gave me guidance and confidence working through the most difficult year of my life. Kathleen is a sensitive listener, provides thoughtful insights, and I always feel ready to take on the next step when I meet with her.
Kathleen is the perfect blend of warm, compassionate and knowledgeable. She is particularly skilled at identifying her clients' strengths and using those strengths to help clients reach their goals. Highly recommend!
As a relatively fit vegetarian, I was shocked when my doctor gave me the bad news about my elevated cholesterol level and told me about the possibility of prescribing “statin” medication. He gave me for months to get my cholesterol level to the normal range. Kathleen and I methodically developed a plan involving gradual weight reduction based on sound nutrition. After four months of meeting and putting steps into place, my cholesterol level was perfectly normal, and I felt great! More importantly, I gained nutritional knowledge that will help me for the rest of my life.
Kathleen Putnam has the unique ability to bridge her exceptional education and training with a heart-centered, humanistic approach to working with others. She is both an optimist and a realist, offering support that is authentic, value-driven, and experienced. I have referred clients to her years, and she has always provided compassionate care to everyone she meets. What I love about Kathleen the most is that I can trust her implicitly. I always know that my clients are in good hands with her.
Kathleen is an outstanding clinician and coach as well as being a phenomenal mentor of other dietitians and coaches. Her decades of experience bring incredible knowledge, empathy and skills to each client that she works with. Kathleen consistently receives outstanding feedback from clients who view their work with her as life changing. She is a strong and collaborative team player and her work ethic is exceptional. I would hire Kathleen again in an instant and cannot recommend her highly enough. I have worked with her closely in a variety of workplaces over the last 18 years and have never seen her bring anything but her best to all of the work she does.
Sandi Kaplan, MS RD
As Kathleen’s younger clients, having worked with her through a painful progression of anorexia, bulimia, depression, and binge-eating disorder. I appreciate Kathleen’s holistic approach to food; after a decade of beating myself up over unrealistic body ideals it was refreshing to discover her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to food, body, and stress. Yes, I did lose a significant amount of weight, but that’s not even the point anymore. I feel vibrant in my body. I have erased the whole calorie-counting mindset and rarely feel stressed at all when it comes to meals. I forgive others and love myself. I feel a sustainable joy and resounding security in my life for the first time since my childhood. If I could give everyone I know the gift of EBT, I would. Thanks for everything, Kathleen!
I have struggled with an eating disorder for over ten years. I have seen many Nutritionists during that time. I was hesitant to see yet another Nutritionist because I didn’t know what one could offer me at this point in my life. Then I met Kathleen. I liked her approach immediately. Kathleen not only tackles the food, but she also tackles the issues around food, my relationship with my body, and the way that I feel about myself. One of the most profound things that Kathleen has done is to help me build my worth outside of the way that I feel about my body. In addition on many occasions she also helped me find creative solutions to eating enough calories and protein. She helped me problem solve where my eating disorder created problems. It is because of the work that Kathleen and I have done together that I am now able to maintain an adequate calorie intake and see my life beyond my eating disorder.
Kathleen Putnam is a guest on the topic of nutrition in my groups for people with chronic medical conditions. Her empathy and understanding around the sensitive topic of food, eating habits and weight issues helps free people from judgmental self talk that undermines well-being and healthy food choices. Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and helps inspire people towards more skillful food choices. I recommend her highly.
I highly recommend Kathleen Putnam as a nutritionist and Coach. Her expert knowledge base and compassionate nature supported whatever nutrition goals I brought to the table with gentleness and humor. I now feel educated and confident in supporting my body and mind as I navigate my health goals, and I know she will be available for whatever needs arise in the future. I give high praise to Kathleen and Nutrition Works!
Feedback on Group Coaching & Workshops
I loved being a part of your workshop. I appreciated your relaxed demeanor on video. So much of what others shared resonated with me. Such a wonderful group. This class attracted special people.
Kathleen presented easily understood nutrition information for a complicated illness to our support group in a relaxed friendly manner. Our participants felt they were able to ask specific questions and received pertinent, appropriate answers. It is always refreshing to have a knowledgeable person with good communication skills! Kathleen is superb!