141223_Jaquy_01_037Rookie Republic is thrilled to be collaboration again with Jaquy Yngvason of Tasty Freedom. She was the main speaker at our first NYC event in 2013 and a true Rookie For Life.

Jaquy is an Allergy Free Chef, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a published author and life hacker. She created Tasty Freedom to empower people to self-heal by teaching them how to utilize the body and mind as tools for health recovery, restoration and rejuvenation. As a conqueror of cancer, western diet related disease and proponent for clean holistic living, Jaquy downloads her strategies for others to use as an empowering guide, through education, self-care practices and balanced recipes.

Jaquy has worked in restaurants, lectured across the nation on how to live a vibrant healthy life despite any food allergies and has worked in t.v. as a culinary producer and food stylist for Food Network leaving it all for a higher purpose to help others heal through food. This includes workshops, lessons, private chef, food experiences and more.

Who are you and what kind of business do you have? 
Tasty Freedom is a Spiritual Life Coaching Experience based around helping others find and create their optimal lifestyle. We support others to feel beautiful, become successful in mind, body and spirit through food no matter what the circumstances are. Being the best you,feeling alive, present and shining from the inside out is my purpose and gift on this planet.

What was your motivation to start working for yourself?
There was a need not being met and I had searched for community, support and guidance and I just couldn’t find it, so I decided that I had to make it happen. It’s been a long journey with lots of pot holes along the way but it’s been the biggest gift and truth in searching for it and attaining it.

What’s the best thing about being an entrepreneur?
I know what’s best for me and I get to make that happen everyday through positive action or as I like to call is Spiritual Sustainability. Helping others overcome what some say is impossible is the biggest gift.

What’s your ambition for the next 5 years?
Change the world through food in a visible way through media and community. Together WE can do anything.

What’s the best advice you can give a Rookie?
If you have a dream, capture it and work in it every SINGLE day, don’t look back except to remember your lessons, surround yourself with others who are successful entrepreneurs and who eat passion for breakfast every morning, change makers are the people you want to be your best friend, being surrounded by others who have achieved their dreams or are going after it will not only inspire you but you will give you the support and tools from others.