JL Fields is a vegan cook, lifestyle coach and educator – certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy – at Go Vegan with JL! She is co-author of Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Press, July 2013) with Virginia Messina. A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.
JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coaching throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is Plant-Based Team Leader for Attune Foods, on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Education Coordinator for Nourish Organic Juice. Fields speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management at festivals, farm markets, community organizations, and colleges and universities. She has been interviewed for TV, radio, and podcasts including FOX-31 Denver’s Everyday, KVOR’s Table Talk, Main Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio. JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and launched the first vegan weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life and Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY). She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.
JL is the owner and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting: Strategic Services for the Nonprofit and Education Sectors and she offers career coaching to people who are ready to re-imagine work and to professionalize their passions. JL serves on the board of directors of Our Hen House. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.
Post-40 I transitioned from vegetarian-to-vegan, ran my first (two) marathons and took up the sport of triathlon. I also began a journey to redefine the concept of work and my career, leading me to retire before I retired. I am proof that you are never too old to change. I began writing about food and fitness on this blog in June of 2010. A year after going vegan I decided to stop the dieting roller coaster and to simply buy bigger clothes. I write about that transformation on the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny: Find Happiness Beyond the Scale.
If you would like to learn a bit more about me, you can listen to the following interviews:
- Our Hen House: Episode 134: “If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights.”
- Main Street Vegan on Unity.FM: The Premiere Episode
- Red Radio: EP23: Meet The Ladies of The Seed – Featuring a Chat with JL Fields!
- The Starter Vegan: The Starter Vegan Podcast Episode #4 – A Chat with JL Fields of JL Goes Vegan