Meet our guest: Main Street Vegan Academy trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches & Educators in exciting real-time courses that cover every aspect of the vegan lifestyle. Our respected faculty prepares committed vegans with the skills to succeed as a vegan coach, influencer, or entrepreneur, and we provide post-course support and networking. Our graduates hail from 30 countries and their businesses include vegan retailing, manufacturing, food service, fashion, education, and more.
Since its inception in 2012, I took great pride in Main Street Vegan Academy’s being in person in NYC, complete with field trips. We’ve shifted to Zoom and it’s been wonderful, so post-COVID we’ll offer the course both ways.
The big pivot for me was having a business at all. I’ve been a writer since my teens and my first book, Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, came out in 1985. I never expected to be in business, but the 2012 publication of my book, Main Street Vegan, sparked a podcast, a production company, and Main Street Vegan Academy. That’s when I learned that the key to a successful pivot is acceptance, to lean into the new way, the new phase, and not stay stuck.