Another topic discussed was “What’s your worth? Knowing your rate and asking for it” by Ms. Jeaneth Acuna-Aro, a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian, and President of Nutrifit, a Fitness and Nutrition Consultancy Service Provider. She mentioned that it is really difficult to determine how much you are going to charge for your Professional Fee (PF) but the more important question that you need to consider is “What can you offer? Do you have the necessary skills and knowledge to do the nutrition counseling/coaching?” These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before considering your PF rate because these go hand in hand, your fee should be based on what you know and your skills.
Ms. Aro also shared her success story as an entrepreneur in opening her business “Nutrifit”. She mentioned that you need to first have clear VISION of what you want to become and achieve because this would help you draw your map to success. Next is having the PASSION on what you do, as this is very hard to be taught. You also need to possess EXCELLENCE; this can be done by continuously honing our knowledge and skills. And lastly you need to have a big HEART in your endeavors as this would set the bar a notch higher. With these in mind, it would show your true worth. Packaging oneself is really important since this determines if clients would continue to patronage your expertise/services.