About

  

I, MARIE-ANNICK COURTIER, IS AN ENTREPRENEUR AND LEADER 

IN THE HEALTH/WELLNESS INDUSTRIES, A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND A LIFE COACH.


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 taught me the importance of Mastering The Mind, Minding The Body, and Mending The Heart  to experience success, inner peace and happiness. 


 Over the years, my quest for wellness and coaching knowledge brought me to explore various educational pathways. Years of learning from Zen teachers and Buddhist Masters opened up my heart to understanding suffering, the law of impermanence and the art of happiness. Working as a Professional Trained Chef gave me rare insights on school systems, the food industries and farming world.  Quite a different world than the sport world for sure!


Considering the suffering and poor eating habits I witnessed in the US, I decided to start a business (CM Academy) to promote healthier lifestyle.  Two decades later, my "Personal Healthy Chef Program" has changed thousands of lives for the better. My Copyrighted material was utilized to create jobs and inspire a new generation of Healthy Chefs in the fitness, health and culinary  industries. My "Cooking Well" cookbooks series (available on Amazon) became valuable nutritional and healing resources for my clients and those suffering from specific diseases. Endorsed by many Doctors, Registered Dietitians, and Scientists; I proudly joined some of their personal projects to continue spreading my mission.


My work was published in magazines, newspapers, and other books promoting healthy living. I received excellent reviews and gladly shared my expertise on radio shows. I helped design educational programs, organized or judged healthy cooking competitions, worked with Chefs and Restaurateurs, taught in Culinary Schools, and provided lectures for companies and nonprofit organizations promoting wellness. I helped develop and promote healthier organic food products. 


I am truly grateful to the numerous business partners that embraced my healthy mission. Making a difference in the life of others, while reducing suffering, has always been my heart mission. I am also thankful for all the learning those ventures brought me over the years. They made me a better person, a better business woman, and a better coach. I look forwards continuing helping business owners  and people to reach their potentials, while enjoying inner peace, good health, joy, laughter and happiness. 

EDUCATION - CERTIFICATIONS
Birmingham University Certification 

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Form & Function of The Human Brain


Monash University  3 Certifications 

- Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance 

- Food as Medicine 

- Health & Wellness Coaching
 

Exercise & Nutrition Works Certification

Fitness & Nutrition Specialist 


Nesta Certification Courses

Fitness Trainer, Fitness & Sports Nutrition Coach, Sports Hypnosis, Online Coach, Wellness & Life Coaching, Master Health & Wellness Coaching 


Ecole du Vin de France 

Viticulture and Oenology
WSET-Level 2 Wines and Spirits


​Century Business College 4 Certifications

- Food & Beverage Management 

- Culinary Arts 

- Bartender 

- Pastries, Breads & Confectionary


Wilton School: Cake Design & Decorating Program Certifications (Level I, II, III)


World Pastry Forum Certifications: Individual to Masterpiece Pastries - Confectionary 


Van Den Meer University & US Professional Registry: Tennis Instructor & Coach Certifications


French Federation & US Table Tennis Association: State & National Level Coach Certifications


CYSA - Youth Soccer Coach Certification


Meditation/Concentration/Relaxation 

Techniques Practitioner 

and Instructor for more than 40 years.


Competition and Coaching at high levels

and many life experiences...


  

SOME CLIENTS EXAMPLES
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 (The Saint-Tropez Diet), Dr. Stuart Fisher (The Park Avenue Diet), Nutrition and Exercise Works, R.D. Lucho Crisalle, Dr. Whitney Tanner, James Villepigue, Hugo Rivera, D. Dunn (Football Pro), Jeannie Luong (Excel Realty), McDermott-Will & Emery Law Office, Shawn Harpen (Patrón Spirits Company), 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, many US Colleges and Culinary Schools, dozens of Orange County High School Schools Culinary Programs and endless individuals... 

AUTHOR
The Healthy Chef Program
Food and Wine Pairing Demystified - Chef Marie Personal Guide (Version #2  in the works!)
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


CO-AUTHOR

 The Saint-Tropez Diet

The Park Avenue Plan for Weight Loss

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 Code: Life Coaching Success Blueprint
 

MEDIA, TV AND RADIO
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
Vogue
Women’s Health
Health News Digest
Fox News
Dr. Stuart Fisher Radio Show
San Diego French Radio
 

BOARDS MEMBER
Get Fit Now (2007 to 2018)
ACF-OECA (2010, 2011, 2012,2013)
KID HEALTHY - CUC (2012, 2013, 2014)
Les Dames d'Escoffier - LA/OC Chapter (2015)
iiChef World Organization (2010 to 2018) - Emeritus France

Irvine Sports Committee Member-at-Large
 

IFWTWA Member 

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

AWARDS SECTION

  1. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service
  2.  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards - Kid Healthy OC
  3.  2011, 2012, 2013 Outstanding Service Awards - ACF OC/LA Chapter
  4. 2011 City of Santa Ana Proclamation for Recognizing Childhood Nutrition and Hunger Day, Malnutrition, and Obesity
  5. 2012 City of Santa Ana Certificate of Recognition - ACF Chef & Child Foundation
  6. 2012 OC Fair - Event Center Certification of Excellence in Culinary Arts plus Culinary Judging

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