Richard Snowden, Senior Partner, RavenHouse International

Jacqui is an exceptional communicator. She is able to convey ideas clearly, in simple language, with the examples and images that are perfectly suited to the task. Such communicators are compelling, convey a sense of authority, but remain approachable and congenial. They don’t say too much, nor too little either. They also leave all the room that’s appropriate for their listeners/collaborators to discuss, to question, and to contribute. Great communicators also have a kind of street smarts, an ability to judge the situation and respond to the unique demands that each new moment brings. Jacqui has these capabilities in spades.
Many professional educators can hone these qualities through practice, but some people have the extra edge of talent that the rest of us can only wish we had. Jacqui is that fortunate person who has both the talent and the practice. I don’t particularly think of her as a trainer, but as a person who is a very effective communicator. She’s effective one-on-one, in small groups, and in large groups. Her ability as an educator and coach is simply one manifestation of her ability as a communicator. Jacqui is very smart and very knowledgeable. She teaches and coaches with grace, smoothness and charisma. Because she has a special ability to get people to renew their hope and believe in new possibilities, she is one of the most effective educational leaders I’ve ever met. Jacqui never delivers a one-size-fits-all solution. She is curious. She asks thoughtful questions, listens to the answers, digs deep, and quickly synthesizes the data to help people change their thinking and change their behavior. I would be happy to answer any specific questions you have about my observation of her teaching/coaching (world class), stand-up platform skills (brilliant), or personal impact (significant)!

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Laurel McKenna, NH

I recently attended the Prime Time Health Series with Jacqui Bryan and was amazed at the amount of insight and knowledge I came away with after the 4 sessions. Jacqui’s approach was straight forward  – she explained the “what” to change, the “why” to change and the “how” to change. I am a lifelong fitness and health enthusiast.  I thought I ate very clean but Jacqui provided me with a plethora of new information – based on science and fact - not some new fad. I’ve already made numerous changes to my diet  – increasing my vegetable and fruit servings to 7-13, sipping more smoothies, adding new sources of Omega 3’s and antioxidants and including new spices to foods I prepare at home.  The recommended mobile apps have proven to be a very useful tool in grocery stores and at home.  In addition, Dr. Sears’ book, Prime Time Health, has also become a trusted resource.  I believe that making even small changes recommended in the Prime Time Health Series will positively impact many and would highly encourage anyone, at any age, to attend the Prime Time Health Series.

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Alison Wright - Employment and Activity Specialist, LifeShare, Portsmouth NH www.Lifeshareinc.org

On February 12, 2014, Jacqui came to Lifeshare to talk to my group about "Healthy Living". Jacqui was amazing! She had a table full of props and a organ t-shirt which one of my individuals modeled during part of her presentation. Through out her lesson plan she kept the whole group engaged in different activities and encouraged all to participate.  Even those who have never participated in previous activities were raising their hands and wanting to volunteer to go up to her table. This was truly awesome for me to see! Thank you Jacqui, for sharing with us your knowledge of healthy living we are excited to have you back soon!

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Maureen Sullivan

I recently attended Jacqui's Know Stress workshop. She is very knowledgeable about the effects of stress on all parts of your body. The talk was not a lot of medical ease, but at a level that we could all understand. She then moved on to a discussion on how to handle stress, via exercise, meditation, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I recommend the session to anyone that has stress in their lives.

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Piper, New Castle, NH

A few months ago I took 4 classes from Jacqui Bryan on taking better control of ones health.  My special focus was on reducing inflammation, but the course covered many topics.  Jacqui is not only extremely well educated, but shares her personal history.  I certainly learned specific ways to improve my diet and still refer to the materials I received in each class.  I highly recommend her seminars and classes to people of all ages

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Marcia, NH

Prime Time Health is an outstanding series!  Highly recommend it to anyone seeking to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle no matter what your age.  Packed full of beneficial fact based tips that will help your body to help itself to stay healthy. 

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Carolyn Ostrom, Susan G. Komen VT-NH Community Relations Specialist

I enrolled in Jacqui’s Prime Time Health Series three months before my 40th birthday and the timing could not have been better.  Prime Time Health is a fantastic series of classes and Jacqui made it exciting and fun. She provides helpful suggestions that  anyone can make to their diet or daily routine.  Jacqui explains the harmful effects of a poor diet and lack of exercise in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Her classes help us understand what is happening inside our bodies and we learned that we can open our “internal pharmacy” by exercising and eating better. This information is so motivating! Jacqui provides participants with tools and tips to make healthy living easier.  She offers wonderful suggestions on phone apps that make this journey effortless.  This class is perfect for anyone interested in improving their health and making that 2nd half of life more enjoyable!  I would highly recommend this class!  Thank you!

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Ryan P. McCabe, CRPC, CLTC, Branch Manager, Ameriprise

I recently hired Jacqui to speak about behavioral changes around weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle to an event I hosted with clients and prospects and couldn’t have been more impressed!  Using props and audience interaction she was engaging, energetic and funny leaving the group feeling like they could make the necessary changes to make a meaningful difference in their lives!

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Debra Holloway, Ph.D., Great Bay Community College

Jacqui is a phenomenal communicator. Her presentation style engages her audience and presents health-related practice and policy in ways that are easy to understand and motivate.  I have invited Jacqui to speak in my speech communication class because her presentations are outstanding models for my students in speaking to and motivating individuals and groups. Jacqui is also one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and that comes across in everything she does.

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Deanna Graham, Healthy Living Director YMCA, NH

Jacqui's Prime Time Health series was a huge hit at the Seacoast YMCA in Portsmouth.  Jacqui brings so much to the table, she is professional, knowledgeable, and engaging. As the Fitness Director it is so important for us to provide the community with healthy living programs that are safe and based in science and Prime-Time Health fit the bill. The series can be taken all together or just one or two topics of interest, this flexibility was a good fit for our participants. No matter which class they attended each person left with the ability to make healthier living choices right away.  Jacqui is non-judgmental and partners with you to develop the tools necessary to take the next step in your journey. I would recommend this program to everyone, regardless of age, health, or history. We all can benefit from this program!   It is an honor to have Jacqui and this program as a resource for our members.  

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Dr. Diane L. Egan, Chiropractor

Nutrition and health can be a quagmire of information and misinformation.  Jacqui Bryan has the ability to highlight the facts and clarify them so the average person can understand the importance of healthy living.  Prime Time Wellness Workshops provide an interactive approach to understanding some basic principles.  Jacqui has a vast knowledge and her personal style make the workshops very enjoyable.

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Elisa Fraser, Physical Therapist, Maine

Jacqui is a skilled clinician with extensive experience assisting people make positive health changes.  She is caring, supportive and able to motivate while providing the tools needed to be successful through behavior modification. Patient's have raved about the results, not just weight loss, but an overall improvement in their well-being.

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Gail from Stratham, NH

The Prime Time Health series helped me to sift through all the diet fads.  Not only did it make sense, it is scientifically based and medically supported.  Eating "clean and naked", "opening our internal pharmacy" through exercise and good diet, "individual retirement account for health", developing a moving plan, avoiding inflammation--the silent killer" are ways to build up our immune systems as we age.  Easy to understand workshop books, a caring and skilled facilitator in Jacqui--highly recommend it for all ages.  Changed my life!  Will always be on the move... 

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Sue Thoresen

Jacqui Bryan does a great job with humor conveying how we sabotage ourselves into thinking how just one bite or one more cookie won't really affect our weight.  I knew way too many of those sabotaging thoughts but didn't realize how easily I used them. The Think Thin Workshop encourages participation among the attendees who support each other. So if you have a goal of getting a colorful ski suit in a smaller size or wearing a bikini again or looking great at your kid's wedding, and maybe your will power is not great, this think thin workshop is for you. My eating was pretty good, but I was not doing the exercise needed to lose weight.  Now I am scheduling it on my calendar. Like many, I have lost weight before, but this time I intend to do the whole approach correctly!

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Anne Dahlen, Portsmouth, NH

I lost 40 pounds participating in the Weight Watchers program.  I became a lifetime member. Great! Then in the next year, the weight started creeping back up.  I finally realized that losing weight in the first place was the easier task. Keeping it off was really hard. I signed up for Jacqui’s 6 week course ‘Train Your Brain to Think Thin” to help me find a path to permanent weight loss and a healthy life style. Jacqui is a trained professional and a lot of fun. She presented a program incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, which basically trains you how to change the way you think and the way you act, forever! The best part of the program was my one on one consultation with Jacqui.  She gave me a personalized program to follow and provided the support I needed to move forward to create a healthier, more enjoyable life. Thank you Jacqui!

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Katie MacKinnon, 30, Rochester, NH

I participated in Jacqui’s 6-week course called “Train Your Brain to Think Thin” in Fall 2015. This series was truly a turning point in my process to become healthier for life. This is more than just a weight loss program. Jacqui helped me uncover the sabotaging thoughts that were de-trailing my weight loss journey and efforts to be healthier. I learned how to incorporate positive thinking and rewarding activities to get back on track. I’ve already lost 15 pounds and am on my way to making healthy changes that will stay with me forever. Thank you, Jacqui!

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Lolli Leeson, Health Educator, Juice Plus Company

Jacqui did the most fantastic talk on Living An Anti-Inflammatory Life at our Duxbury, MA workshop. She was able to break down complicated medical information into easy to understand applications for the average person looking for answers. Jacqui keeps it simple. She is a nurse with a heart.​​

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Donna KS

I just completed Jacqui's 6 week Think Thin class based on cognitive behavior therapy. The course builds upon skills that are presented daily, with repetition in creating new good habits. One learns to THINK about their eating so it will become natural with time. Jacqui guided us adding to the materials in the book. I liked her scientific based tidbits, as I am a medical researcher. Her teaching by example, encouragement and allowing for plenty of discussion among attendees added value to the class. Video's of the class were made available in case of absence. I used them to visually reinforce what I heard in the class. Mrs. Bryan experienced life as a patient years back, giving her a 'real' edge in being an understanding educator. Her genuine concern for her clients shine through.

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Gail, NH

Jacqui, I loved your Train Your Brain to Think Thin course.  It hit me in ways that extended beyond weight loss!  I eat under stress and berate myself in the process.  Now I am learning healthy responses to those sabotaging thoughts that had once led me to eat.  Thanks to you and your course, I'm getting better at planning my food, exercise, and events that in the past had been challenging.    

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