About Me20+ Years in practice
My name is Alka Chopra. I am a Registered Dietitian & a Certified Diabetes Educator. I love everything about communication & technology. I am also a creative addict. I love combining creativity, technology & education. AND I love business.
I got hit by the technology bug in 2001, when I participated in a training program for teachers on Microsoft Office & Internet funded by Intel India. It was called “Intel Teach To the Future Education For Teachers”. After the training there was a national competition where you were required to create a power point presentation and connect technology with education in the classroom. 8 winners were going to be chosen nationwide (all across India) from the thousands of entries recieved. AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I was one of the 8. What a great achievement that was!
This award led me to an opportunity to write 2 instructional guides geared towards teachers on using Microsoft Office and Internet in the classroom. That is when I really started my entrepreneurial journey. I started getting more offers to write articles, resource manuals and books on nutrition for children, tie & dye and so on.
Fast track to 2002, when I moved to Canada…… Since I had lots of time ( I was upgrading to get my RD licence at that time) I went on to painting & crafting (a hobby for me) and selling my products at craft shows. Had great success with that & kept me busy. After getting my Canadian RD licence in 2006, I immediately set up my private practice. The entrepreneurial bug hit me here big time. I built my website, promoted my services. Had great success!
Now, since 2017 I have been learning how to move my practice online. I have experimented with various formats of education online. In September 2017, I hosted an online summit on “Curb Your Cravings”. The summit was a success & practitioners whom I interviewed found it to be an extremely enriching event.
I hold keen interest in training dietitians & other healthcare professionals to enhance their skills whether it be business or counseling or their practice.
I AM HERE FOR YOU, WITH YOU TO SUPPORT YOU SET UP, ELEVATE & EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE.
A bit more about me
My experience has been in varied fields:
- As a research dietitian, a professor, a clinical dietitian
- As a Chronic Disease Program Manager
- As a panel member at the Diabetes Canada Symposium
- Have facilitated seevral corporate presentations at Honda Canada, National Bank, BDC Canada etc
- Have been a panel dietitian for Sheppell Canada
- As a trainer for several Self Management Programs to healthcare practitioners: Brief Action Planning (BAP), Choices & Changes and Motivational Interviewing.
The Non – Dieitian Stuff I thrive on ~~~~~
I am crazy about anything that ignites my creativity. Whether it be crafting, painting, making my own soap, bath & beauty products, making jewellery, working on my website or creating videos for my Youtube channel. The effect of immersing myself in anything creative is magical. I have found that I am way more productive & at peace with myself when I continually engage in creative activities.
I often teach arts & crafts at retirement homes and community centres. It gives a lot of satisfaction, contentment and makes me a better human being. If you would like you may view some of the work in the GALLERY.