Stacey Dunn-Emke is the quintessential nutrition trailblazer. She’s got a long list of achievements under her belt, but one of the most impressive is that she created her own online business, Nutrition Jobs, well before the rise of cyberspace. Her career has even seen her make an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show! In this podcast, long-time friends Maree Ferguson and Stacey Dunn-Emke sit down to chat through Stacey’s career journey, which highlights the importance of collaboration and building your network. Stacey touches on why being ‘ridiculously competitive’ has helped her career progression and shares her top tips for dietitians trying to bag their dream job.
Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN, is the Founder and Owner of NutritionJobs and ExerciseJobs. She specializes in dietetic career development, resume building, LinkedIn, and job seeking success via traditional and unique platforms for nutrition and dietetic professionals. Stacey has previously worked in various settings around the Bay Area as a Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Manager, and Research Dietitian with Dr. Dean Ornish. She has been invited to speak at Harvard Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and MSNBC TV. She was awarded Outstanding Dietitian by the Bay Area Dietetic Association, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by ARAMARK, Healthcare Support Services, and Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the California Dietetic Association. Stacey lives in San Francisco with her family where her children take her on skiing, volleyball, ballet and lacrosse adventures!
In this episode, we discuss:
- Stacey’s early affinity for food and nutrition and how it led to her becoming a dietitian
- Why dietitians should be more confident talking about making money
- Stacey’s advice for younger dietitians wanting to get more involved
- The pros and cons of running a business with a team of one
- Where Stacey sees opportunities for dietitians going forward