Judy Fournier, D.O.

I have known Jacqui in multiple settings from weight loss meetings, Prime Time Health seminars, cognitive behavior therapy seminars, and a semi-private focus group.  She is exceptionally skilled with a tremendous fund of knowledge, personal experience, and the ability to communicate all of it in a way that encourages real-life application.  Jacqui utilizes evidence-based modalities to help conceptualize health problems and their solutions motivating others to pursue positive change.   She is incredibly engaging, motivating, and fun!  The thing I find most impressive is that she imparts all of this skill, wisdom, and passion for the benefits of healthy living in such a genuinely caring way.   She has helped me by teaching me the tools I need to succeed and by encouraging me.  I am grateful to know her!

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Diana Albu, Eisai

I was very fortunate to attend Jacqui’s workshop entitled “Know Stress” as part of our company hhc (human health care) activities. I was very impressed with Jacqui’s presentation. She is well informed and she touched on all aspects of stress giving real stories as examples. Jacqui shared with us some of the most intimate emotions during her fight with cancer and how she analyzed herself and identified stressors which she then found innovative solutions to eliminate. She presented us with the main stress culprits and clear solutions to fight them.  I came out of the workshop feeling refreshed and with a new perspective on life. Jacqui is one of those rare individuals who are so determined, who can find strength within herself and overcome any obstacle. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her. She is amazing and I highly recommend her workshops to anyone who is in need of support.

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Wendy B., York, ME

My husband and I attended Jacqui's "Chew On This" presentation because of my interest in hearing what does go on in the gut.  My spouse, when hearing what I wanted us to do together, issued a "guttural" response and somewhat reluctantly agreed to come.  His initial concern was being the only male in attendance, however, his fear was quickly allayed when a few of the male persuasion walked in and found a seat. Gutting the issue drove Jacqui's informed delivery with precision, wit, and the human condition.  One felt completely at home with her standing in front of the audience as though she were in your home, or you in hers.  Her oral performance was accompanied by incredibly hilarious graphics-so much so that I found myself focusing on those little gremlins and losing sight of the big intestine!
A 75 minute tutorial traveling down the 30 foot rabbit hole to meet the bad and the beautiful was binge worthy and left me wanting to know and learn more with no squirming in my seat restless to leave.  Thank you, Jacqui, for a moving moment!

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Melinda Huffman, BSN, MSN, CCNS, CHC Co-founder, National Society of Health Coaches

As part of the National Society of Health Coaches' Professional Advisory Board, Jacqui is an accomplished writer and speaker who consistently receives rave reviews as a Lead Coach at NSHC CoachClinic events! Featured in Weight Watcher's Magazine and on New England Cable News, among others, Jacqui is so very inspiring and talented, not only as an NSHC certified health coach, but as an individual at a personal level. Her own story is quite amazing, having resulted in a highly successful independent practice where her passion for partnering with her clients have helped them succeed in ways that even they could not have imagined!

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Kelsey S., Esq.

I was uncertain of what to expect when beginning the 6 week Think Thin course with Jacqui.  For nearly a decade I had tried both reliable and trendy diets to no avail; I had finally resolved that this was the body I had been given and though it wasn’t fair, it likely wasn’t going to change.  From the first class it became clear that Jacqui’s honesty and guidance combined with her proven techniques shared with the class would fuel a shift in my perspective.  This shift allowed me to realize that while my predisposition to being overweight maybe wasn't fair, my weight was going to change.  Over six weeks I steadily gained confidence and lost weight all while not feeling as though I was ‘dieting’.  I began to think of food (and myself) differently, moving swiftly passed my former ‘plateau’ weight, finally gaining comfort in my own skin.  One sentiment the class unanimously shared at its culmination was that we wish we had found this course many years before.  I’d highly recommend it to anyone seeking to lose weight, improve their relationship with food, or ready to transition from ‘battling’ with food to ‘harmonizing’ with it. 

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Laura W. - Lost 35 Pounds

In making a commitment to work with a health coach, I was committing to saving my life and to be there for my children.  I had lost my father, and 2 brothers to heart disease, and my ex-husband to a brain hemorrhage and stroke.  I was it for my children.  I needed to wake up and make a difference for all of our lives.   My lifestyle was unhealthy.  I allowed food and lack of physical activity to take over.  I was an expert at rewarding myself with food.  I was able to give everyone in my life 110%  and then "gave myself a break" when it came to concentrating on me, my health and well-being.  I was a stress eater, and allowed food to become my happiness.  I had allowed myself to become more than 50 pounds overweight, my cholesterol levels were 250+, and I now had high blood pressure.   My goal was to make a commitment to partner with someone that would be committed to finding the right solution for me, not my neighbor, not my sister, but me!  Jacqui Bryan was that person.  Jacqui created a contract that we would enter into where we would both be accountable for taking action.  I really had to discover who I was, what was hindering my ability to commit to myself, and how to move forward and make those changes that I could manage and maintain, throughout my life.  I wanted to provide a good influence for my children. I needed to feel good about myself. We started off by looking at me making commitments to myself, reviewing the reasons why I wanted to lose weight, and some steps that I could take to to make incrementally.  We worked together weekly, and many times daily to get engaged in activities and meal planning, and then determine how I could fit them into my schedule, and how I would track my behaviors, eating and exercise.  For me, they had to be verifiable.  I was not sure I could be honest with myself, and needed to commit to tracking and being accountable to someone else.  I knew that I had no problem letting myself down, but if I made the commitment to someone else, come hell or high water, I would follow through.  Jacqui followed me through on-line tracking, called me almost daily, and even became engaged in some of the activities.  Her continual insight and support was invaluable.  Jacqui was able to help me retrain my brain.  The physical activity became something that I looked forward to doing, instead of dreading the workout.  I had believed that I was an active person, but apparently running around like a crazy person, is not active.  The workouts became a way for me to cope with stress.  I began to need the exercise to really cope.  I found a mixture of ways in which to exercise, that I enjoyed, and helped me to stay engaged.  I don't think I could ever be someone that followed the same plan or went to the same gym everyday, and Jacqui was able to recognize that and help me structure my schedule to fit in things that were fun, but different, ie - tennis, treadmill, boot camp, skiing, swimming, etc.  Jacqui was then also able to help me with balancing my schedule for work, traveling, and the kids, in order to determine what my meal planning and exercise schedule would be each week, what I would like to see happen, and capture my current weight and blood pressure.  After working with Jacqui for 10 months, I had lost 35 pounds, lowered my cholesterol levels by over 25 points, and brought my blood pressure down to that of an athlete, yeah!!!!!!  110/60.   While I still have a little way to go from an ideal weight, I am living a healthier lifestyle, I have incorporated incredible changes into my life that I believe have inspired others, encouraged my children and family members, and have made me a different person.  I am starting to really like the person I am becoming, not only because I look better, but because by feeling better, I am allowing myself to have a new confidence level that I hid from others. Thank you Jacqui for believing in me when I did not, and allowing this new person to emerge, physically and mentally more healthy.  Jacqui, You are my HERO!  Thank you.

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Mary, Plymouth, Ma

My sister Patty has been seeing Jacqui for 2 years and is always raving about her and trying to get me to come as well. Finally I attended her talk called "Chew on this" , July, 2017. Oh my what an experience! Jacqui is an expert on nutrition and whole body health. Her talk was easy to understand and most importantly gave us the tools to make life changes. She is extremely knowledgeable and her thirst for new and constantly changing new information impressed me . No question was too small or too complicated for her and her answers made it all seem simple and doable. I have been following her advice since then and look forward to seeing her again. You won't be disappointed in this beautiful lady.

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Laura D. Kelly, MPH, RN

Jacqui has the ability to present an enormous amount of complex information in a concise, relatable and humorous way.  She integrates the latest in scientific and lifestyle data and helps her audience find ways to make achievable and meaningful life changes. (Living An Anti-Inflammatory Life workshop participant).

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Allissa L. - RN, Lost 44 pounds

I have known Jacqui for the last couple of years, she has helped me to become the person that I am today. I have gone from weighing 203 pounds to 159 pounds. She has helped me believe in myself and helped motivate me to take time for me and to never give up. If I was ever having a bad day, I could call her up and she would make me realize that no one is perfect and that we need to take it "one day at time." Jacqui is the most caring, dedicated, loving person that I know. She helped motivate me to run 5-K races and this year I plan on running a half marathon. She has a special gift to help people transform their lives! 

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Frank K. Hampton, NH - Lost 76 pounds

I would like to thank you for being an incredible coach. When I started healthy eating in March 2013 I didn't think I would make my goal but with your understanding of my health problems and your great leadership I made my goal. Your health tips were great. It’s like I'm a new person, you are incredible. Thanks again for all your help!

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Angela R-Lost 28 pounds

When I first met Jacqui I wasn't sure what to expect, I am a working mom of 2 boys and run my own business and consider myself a highly organized type "A" personality, but why couldn't I get a grasp on a healthy lifestyle? First off Jacqui eased my nerves with her kind smile and I knew in minutes of hearing her speak that this is her passion to help others and is a Master in her craft! Within a few sessions I realized not only how educated Jacqui is but also how approachable and realistic her teachings are. I was made to understand that today's marketing and large food portions make it hard for most people to truly know what a healthy lifestyle looks like. I was not only given the tools and education but the motivation, support, and accountability that I needed. I have made living healthy a priority and can't thank Jacqui enough for genuinely believing in me. I have an amazing confidence that reflects in all aspects of my life! Thank you, Jacqui, for being you!

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Nancy D. – Lost 28 pounds

As a wife and working mom of four, my life is pretty busy and it was really easy to let my focus on my own health take a back seat because I had so many other people in my life to take care of.  Over the years, I had tried many different diet and exercise plans but I wasn’t able to reach my weight loss goals or to maintain a loss with any of them.  One year ago I decided to work with Jacqui to build a program that was focused on me and what I needed.  Jacqui helped me to define my ultimate goal and had me sign a contract stating that I was committed to that goal.  She then helped me to define a step by step plan to get me to goal.  Along the way Jacqui provided tremendous support through Skype sessions, text messages, and emails.  Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge that she draws upon. She suggested many resources, books, and online tools for me to use along the way, helping me to piece together the things that helped me to be the most successful.  She helped me to understand when I was making excuses for things and made me aware when I was letting my focus drift away from my goal. Jacqui’s personality is joyful and caring.  She was truly excited to help me succeed and her excitement and encouragement helped me to realize and believe that I really could reach my goal. From online tracking tools, to my daily workout goals, to my favorite snacks, I have a “toolbox” of things that I learned from Jacqui that are now part of my daily lifestyle.  With Jacqui’s help I was able to lose 28 pounds in 8 months and reach a healthy Body Mass Index for the first time in 20 years. I feel better than I have in years.  I highly recommend Jacqui to anyone who wants to finally stop “trying” to lose weight.  With Jacqui as your coach, you won’t “try” - you will DO.  She will teach you that it’s possible and she will encourage you every step of the way.  When you are done she will tell you how awesome you look and she will be the one who is most excited to see you in your new skinny jeans!  

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Susan Shepcaro, NH

I love Living Well classes!  It's a combination of your leadership and experience, the topics and the group itself that make this really work for me.  I know I'm not alone in feeling this way!  I find a real sense of community and support both from you and from the ladies

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Chris W. Portsmouth, NH

Jacqui is knowledgeable, engaging, funny, supportive, motivating and caring (and she is not paying me to say this)!! I first met Jacqui at her weight loss group where she shared her wealth of knowledge not only about weight loss, but she also shared her nursing and whole health expertise.  Her true desire to help everyone be successful came through, as she encouraged everyone to examine how to make their program work for them.  Weight loss is not a one size fits all approach and Jacqui gets that. In 2015 I attended her workshop, Train Your Brain to Think Thin, this workshop was what had been missing for me in my roller coaster ride with weight.   Most of us understand the basics of weight loss - calories in, calories out.  The battle of the bulge is really in the mind.   This workshop is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy and takes you beyond the basics of weight loss.  It teaches the skills of weight loss and helps you to face the reality of the choices you need to make to be successful. Once again Jacqui’s extensive knowledge, personal sharing and genuine caring makes any engagement with Jacqui fun, practical and motivating.  I came to the workshop as a last resort and although I continue to have setbacks and slip ups, I accept them, expect them and am prepared for them.  I have lost 15 pounds and I know what choices (and they are my choices) I need to make to continue on my weight loss/whole health journey. 

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Patty Flaherty, RN, NH

I started working with Jacqui 2 years ago when I wanted to lose weight for my daughter’s wedding.  I have always been a Weight Watcher.  My experience with Jacqui was different and I no longer consider myself a dieter.  I am a thinner person who is eating healthy.  Jacqui worked with me to develop an individual plan that fit my needs.  Meeting with her every other week, she was concerned with my weight, my physical activity and my mental well-being.  With her help I lost the weight and have kept it off. I now attend the Living Well classes that Jacqui teaches as well as her workshops, like Chew On It.   Her  presentations are captivating, stimulating and most importantly fun, providing relevant information on whole body health and clean eating. Her own life provides inspiration to all who attend and you leave her lectures feeling inspired with a can do attitude. This wonderful woman is a blessing in my life and I feel fortunate that she lives in New Hampshire as she travels all the country to deliver her lectures. Your life will be changed forever if you decide to work with Jacqui.

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Linda Chestney, Rye, NH

Jacqui has become an important aspect of my healing process—on several levels. I came to her a year ago needing to make change in my life. I lost my husband a year and a half ago and gave up on life. I had very little interest in taking care of myself—eating properly, exercising, making good choices. I didn’t care if I woke up the next morning. My husband, Al Blake, and I had been married for over 31 years. We had a rich, loving relationship and the pain was (and is) intense. But as I began to come out of my fog, I realized that I was all that was left of “us” for our kids and grandkids. So I sought out help to stay on track. I’d suffered from diarrhea for nearly a year. I’d taken antibiotics (doxycycline) to facilitate tear production (for dry eye) but after three weeks of diarrhea I told my ophthalmologist I was done with that. But the diarrhea didn’t end. It started to improve after large doses of probiotics, then I HAD to take more antibiotics for some dental surgery I had done. It began again in earnest. Thankfully it was manageable and it wasn’t a serious issue like cancer, nonetheless I was ready to be done. When I started meeting with Jacqui, her suggestion was to drop all the supplements, oils, etc., that I had added on my own over time and simply go with what my naturopathic doctor (Dr. Kristi Fassler, Portsmouth, NH)  was suggesting. Within a week I’d stabilized and had normal stools. I’m so pleased for Jacqui’s help with this. Jacqui has been a wonderful friend as I’ve walked the “widow’s walk,” something I never anticipated and was ill-equipped to handle. But being of hardy Midwestern stock and extremely resilient, I carry on. Jacqui  has sat with me on the mourning bench and been an important part of my healing process. She’s encouraged me around exercise (I’m a runner and cyclist), and is helping me be consistent with strength-training, eating better, and other aspects of my life. She’s helped connect the dots, pick up the puzzle pieces, and just been an amazingly supportive friend. I’m grateful. And blessed. Hugs and love to you, Miz Jacqui!

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