I, Marie-Annick Courtier, is the Founder of CM Academy

I am a native of Paris (France) where I grew up around gourmet foods and wines. 

As a French and European Table Tennis Champion, I quickly realized the importance of a healthy lifestyle for optimum performance. Years of competitions and coaching have taught me the importance of understanding human behaviors, mindset, and how to take the necessary steps to bring success. Since my teenage years, Buddhist Masters have influenced my life. I gladly share some of their most valuable teachings with those interested in pursuing inner peace and happiness. I continue to embrace and practice them everyday. 

Over the years, I have gained knowledge from college studies, coaches, educational courses, 

and business partners that met my interests in the sports, health, wellness, coaching and culinary industries. 

I have designed and incremented numerous educational and business tools for companies that promote wellness and healthier lifestyle in the United States and abroad. I became a best-seller author with my own healthy cookbooks series. I have gladly contributed material to other diet and coaching books. I have helped many businesses to prosper and brought healthier products to the market. I have developed hundredth of nutritionally balanced recipes, gave many healthy lifestyle lectures, taught food and wine pairing classes, and coached many individuals. As time allows, I continue to create educational tools for companies and look forward continuing being a consultant for projects that meet my endless healthy lifestyle mission!

Over the years; coaching businesses, teams, and individuals have provided me much joy. I love inspiring others to embrace a healthier and more compassionate lifestyle. I am grateful to all that have allowed me to be part of their lives to this day. Coaching and inspiring others make me happy. They are my heartfelt passion and life mission. I look forwards guiding more companies and people to reach their potentials, health and happiness.


Wellness Mentor - Life Coach 

(Personal Development, Carrier and Emotional-Spiritual Wellbeing)

Fitness and Sports Trainer


Awareness, Relaxation, Problem Solving, Focus, Empowerment, 

Stress Relief, Pain Relief and Better Sleep through ancient meditation practices


Health, Wellness, Fitness, Culinary and Organic Farming Industries

Business Analysis, Setting, Development and General Operations 

Culinary and Personal Chef Training; including Staff, Menu and Recipes

Website, Publishing and Social Media

Marketing Strategies for Optimum Performance

Program Development

Healthy Food Products

Development, Nutrition, Tasting, Promotion, Demonstration and Launching Event

Birmingham University: Brain Basics
Monash University: Mindfulness for Well-Being - Food as 

Medicine - Health and Wellness Coaching certifications
​​Exercise & Nutrition Works: Fitness & Nutrition Specialist

Ecole du Vin de France -Viticulture and Oenology
​WSET-Level 2 Wines and Spirits
​Century Business College: Culinary Arts / Food & Beverage Management / Bartender / Pastry
​Wilton School: Cake Design & Decorating
World Pastry Forum: Individual to Masterpiece Pastries, Confectionary
Van Den Meer University & US Professional Registry: Tennis Instructor & Coach
French Federation & US Table Tennis Association: State & National Coach
CYSA - Youth Soccer Coach

and various school trainings towards Fitness, Nutrition, Sports Hypnosis, Wellness and Life Coaching
Meditation/concentration-relaxation techniques practitioner and instructor for more than 40 years

St. Vincent de Paul, Mercy House, Reverend Jerome Karcher, CareMore Medical Health Care Group, local chapters of Diabetic Association/Heart Association/Multiple Sclerosis, Nesta-Spencer Institute, Dr. Apostolos Pappas, Dr. Stuart Fisher, Nutrition and Exercise Works, R.D. Lucho Crisalle, James Villepigue, Hugo Rivera, D. Dunn (Football Pro), McDermott-Will & Emery Law Office, Prudential California Realty, MLC Solutions, iiChef International Association, Uncle Ben, French Gourmet, Paris Bistro, Century Business College, France Organics, Girl Scouts of America, Allstate, Community Senior Services, Inc., OC Kid Healthy, Cooking Up Change, Premium Gold Flax, Miller Family Farm, Hatherleigh Press, Get Fit Now Foundation, LMDT French Organic Products, Crispa Crepes, Orange County Schools and many individuals... 


I created a program called "The Personal Fitness Chef" 

marketed by Nesta-Spencer Institute from 2005 till March 27, 2018.

I will soon launch a brand new, up-dated, version of 

my program under a new name and my own company, CM Academy. 


Food and Wine Demystified - Chef Marie Personal Guide (Version #2 coming soon!)
Cooking Well: Mediterranean
Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosis
Cooking Well: Wheat Allergies
Cooking Well: Thyroid Health
Cooking Well: Fibromyalgia
Cooking Well: Osteoporosis
Cooking Well: Prostate Health
Cooking Well: Garlic


 The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Men with Sculpt 21 Diet Plan
The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Women with Sculpt 21 Diet Plan
The Park Avenue Plan for Weight Loss
The Saint-Tropez Diet
The Code: Personal Life Coaching Success Blueprint

OC Metro
Westways Magazine
Uptown San Diego District Magazine
OC Flair
North Orange County Magazine
New York Post
New York Daily News
Life & Style Magazine
Women’s Health
Health News Digest
Fox News
Dr. Stuart Fisher Radio Show
San Diego French Radio

Get Fit Now (2007-2018)
ACF-OECA (2010-2013)
KID HEALTHY - CUC (2012-2014)
Les Dames d'Escoffier - LA/OC Chapter (2015)
iiChef World Healthy Eating Organization (2010-2018) - Emeritus France

IFWTWA Member - International Food, Wine, Travel Writers Association (2016 to present)


2018 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2017 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2016 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2015 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards - Kid Healthy OC
2011, 2012 & 2013 Outstanding Service Awards - ACF OC/LA Chapter


Let's talk or have a cup of tea/coffee and see how I can help you!