Eleanor Coles is an Associate Registered Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Leeds and is also known as enliveningelle online. She works with NHS patients with pre-diabetes and a history of gestational diabetes as well as through her online clinic Enlivening Elle Nutrition, offering gentle nutrition support for women’s health.
Elle offers support without restriction, helping you to work with your body, rather than against it.
We have an exclusive interview about Elle’s mission and what goes into her content and her enliveningelle social media accounts each day.
Could you share with us who you are and what’s your mission?
I’m Elle, a nutritionist and yoga teacher who works with women to improve their health without restriction focusing on PCOS, preconception and pre/postnatal. I want you to feel confident in working with your body and managing your symptoms in an intuitive way to feel your best self and free from fads, unnecessary supplements and negative body talk.
How do you choose the content that goes into your accounts?
The focus of my blog and Instagram (@ enliveningelle) has changed over the years as I’ve worked through my degrees and qualifications, but I try to come back to remembering who it is that I want to help, and what content would serve them best.
How is the content you are creating helping to make a bigger impact in the world?
I offer support and advice without food restriction to help you work with your body rather than against it. When we are surrounded by the latest weird protocol, diets dressed up as lifestyles and a whole lot of guilt, it is no wonder that so many of us feel lost and dissatisfied. I use my experience in private and NHS work to support both my clients and readers of my content to grow their knowledge, whilst embracing a gentle nutrition approach.
Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting?
I wouldn’t say I’ve had too many mistakes (perhaps other than not choosing Nutrition or Dietetics as my first degree!) but in hindsight, I would have embraced my niche earlier on. Like everyone, I have lots of interests and it was hard letting some of those go, but I realised that they probably weren’t serving my target client and potentially making it harder for them to find me.
There’s been a few big achievements recently – filming talks for different health groups, reaching milestones with my 1:1 clients. I’m excited to offer more structured programmes in the future, so planning those has been so rewarding as well.
Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?
I’ve had support and mentorship from many in my field, which I’m so grateful for. Pixie Turner for her nutrition mentoring and workshops, Rhiannon Lambert for always lending a kind ear, Adele Hug for many things, but especially proof-reading all my job applications, plus Bari Stricoff and Sophie Bertrand of the Forking Wellness podcast, who I intern for, for their encouragement. And of course Fab and the Creative Impact Co team! Naming just one would be impossible.
What is your favourite thing about being a member of Creative Impact?
Having a supportive network to turn to for recommendations, courses or even just a good catch up. I’ve made so many friends over the years! Take a look at the collective and join us!
A fun fact about Elle
Although my main other qualification beyond nutrition is being a yoga teacher, my first foray into teaching was as a sailing instructor. These days, you’re more likely to find me paddleboarding or wild swimming.