My name is Alka Chopra. Just like you I am a Registered Dietitian. I am also a Certified Diabetes Educator.
AND, I love technology. I love combining technology & education. AND I love business.
I got hit by the technology bug in 2001, when I participated in a training program for teachers on Microsoft Office & Internet funded by Intel. It was called “Intel Teach To the Future Education For Teachers”.After the training there was a national competition where you were required to create a power point presentation and connect technology with education in the classroom.
8 winners were going to be chosen nationwide (all across India) from the thousands of entries recieved.
AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I was one of the 8. What a great achievement that was! (See pictures below).
This award led me to an opportunity to write 2 instructional guides geared towards teachers on using Microsoft Office and Internet in the classroom. That is when I really started my entrepreneurial journey. I started getting more offers to write articles, resource manuals and books on nutrition for children, tie & dye and so on.
Fast track to 2002, when I moved to Canada…… Since I had lots of time ( I was upgrading to get my RD licence at that time) I went on to painting & crafting (a hobby for me) and selling my products at craft shows. Had great success with that. After getting my RD licence in 2006, I immediately set up my private practice. The entrepreneurial bug hit me here big time. I built my website, promoted my services. Had great success!
Now, since 2017 I have been learning how to move my practice online and have experimented with several tools that are either FREE or are at a very modest cost. I really do not have a big budget at this time to spend on all fancy tools. And I am sure most of you reading this also have small budgets to work with.
In September 2017, I hosted an online summit on “Curb Your Cravings”. The summit was a success & practitioners whom I interviewed found it to be an extremely enriching event. I hold keen interest in training dietitians & other healthcare professionals to enhance their skills whether it be business or counseling or their practice.
SO HERE I AM. FOR YOU. WITH YOU TO SUPPORT YOU SET UP, ELEVATE & EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE .