The Job Hunting Podcast

85. The best nutrition for job hunters, featuring Michele Chevalley Hedge.

June 7, 2021

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Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:58 - Two ex-pats stuck in Australia: there are worst places to be, but it still hurts
  • 08:22 - Renata explains The Job Hunting Podcast to Michelle
  • 10:55 - Michelle’s career story 
  • 14:37 - Michelle's career transition
  • 17:53 - Studying for a career change
  • 19:36 - The truth about sugar
  • 27:36 - Renata shares her experience with food, bad nutrition, and what it did to her mental health
  • 30:26 - Michele's recommendation: when you are grieving the loss of a job
  • 34:52 - Michele's recommendation: to help you perform better
  • 39:55 - Michele's #1 tip: the best diet
  • 45:11 - How does healthy fat help you?
  • 49:42 - The importance of sleep and the quad factor

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About our guest, Michele Chevalley Hedge:

Michele Chevalley Hedge was previously a marketing manager, so she truly understands the needs of time-poor corporate executives who, family or not, want health but not hassle. Health magazine editors often introduce her as “the modern-day nutritionist – the one who likes a bit of wine and coffee.” She is not Paleo Pete, or I Quit Sugar but perfectly placed somewhere in the healthy middle.

Michele’s clinical practice and experience allow her to share stories of patients and their nutritional transformation, which give the audience goosebumps – the kinds of stories that can only be heard if you are at the coal face with clients. Women who say their addiction to food caused their divorce; executives who say they don’t like going to the boardroom without her five top tips; and politicians, and their families, who come to her wellness retreats. Recognizing her sensible approach to nutrition, four years ago, Wiley Publishing commissioned Michele to write Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies. 

Every week, Michele works with major banks in Australia – Westpac, CBA, ANZ, HSBC, and corporations like Apple, Dropbox, Dexus,, MFAA, Women in Focus, ACCOR, Westfield, Department of Defence, Tourism Portfolio, Heart Research Australia, Cure Cancer, and schools and education events. She is the keynote speaker for the Heads of Schools of Australia and the Positive Schools Conference in Hong Kong. Michele is also an ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and the launch of THAT SUGAR FILM.

Michele is the Nature Care College Ambassador, Cure Cancer Ambassador, and Heart Research Institute Ambassador and consults for 100’s on international corporations. She recently sat alongside the Dalai Lama at a conference where she presented on ‘Vitality, Energy and Serotonin – It’s all in Your Food.’ Mental health and nutrition research is her passion, and she often declares, “It makes the New Yorker come out in her.”

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About your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


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