AllerCoach™ Spotlight: Lori Moussapour
AllerCoach Graduate and Founder of To Empower U
Tami owns Thrive On Consulting in Louisville, KY. She is also a food allergy mom who has managed multiple food allergies for over 6 years. Her background in food allergy management and advocacy coupled with her professional experience in coaching and training allows her to work with clients to overcome fears, put safe practices into place, and Thrive On with food allergies.
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Lori Moussapour is the founder of To Empower U. She is a social worker, coach, public speaker, and educator - whose mission is to help people push through challenges to find both passion and balance in love, work and play. As a parent of a child with several food allergies, she is particularly dedicated to the food allergic community. She launched Food Allergy U, a division of To Empower U, to support, educate and empower those living with food allergies and to promote more sensitive, informed and inclusive communities. Lori offers one:one coaching and social work services in office or online. She is especially committed to helping individuals and families with food allergies manage worry and stress. She uses evidenced based programs to coach and counsel those whose anxieties take up too much emotional real estate. In this work, the goal is to help clients harness the protective factors of worry to promote healthy allergen vigilance and to mediate the unhealthy ones to promote overall well-being. Lori writes a blog to inspire personal or professional growth and change and to empower the Food Allergic community. To learn more visit www.ToEmpowerU.com.
What is your professional background?
Social Worker, Educator, Coach & Consultant
Explain how allergies have affected your life or the life of someone close to you.
I am the parent of a child with food allergies.
What motivated you to become an AllerCoach?
As I gained experience as a parent of a child with food allergies, I gravitated towards mentoring others and local community advocacy. In good time, I wanted to reach a larger community. My background in counseling and coaching was specific to a broad range of clients, but I wanted specialized professional development in meeting the needs of the food allergy community.
What were your key takeaways from the AllerCoach program?
I valued the emphasis on individualizing services based on each client's needs. It aligned with my work ethic and business practices.
How have you implemented what you learned from the AllerCoach program?
The program offered substantive information about food allergies and other medically necessary diets. I have used some of this content to create social media posts for client, community and global educational, awareness and sensitivity programming.