Vanesse Soper

Vanesse Soper


Core Team Partner, Canada


With a paradigm shift in career and lifestyle perspective, I moved away from my fast-paced technology consulting career into a world of health and holistic nutrition. I graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto in 2003 and began a new career in health and wellness. My first degree was Bachelor of Science – Computer Science, my first love was healthy food, the science of nutrition and the role it played within human vitality. I began teaching people how to commit to self-empowerment for good health.

I simultaneously ran my own consulting services providing lessons in individual and group nutrition. In health consulting, I used my analysis background and my life experience as a mother of three boys to relate to people and the common issues many faced. I love to cook and share meals with family and friends. I love to prepare by hand details of ingredients and boast about the nutrient dense plant-based creation. Maybe more than a ‘vegan chef’, I call myself a ‘student of yoga’ and with 20+ years of practice refer to the daily routines of the 8-limb path of yoga – as new beginnings. Studying ancient yoga texts and learning Sanskrit has become an academic endeavor made to increase joy and fulfilment.

Following my heart’s aspiration to bring more peace into the world, I participate with Preemptive Love USA in monthly gatherings to relentlessly humanize everyone over differences and biases. With another group of peace makers, I contribute weekly to the externalization of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on new economic structures.

To me, being a part of the Flourish Initiative is meaningful and empowering and reflects my recent paradigm shift in awareness: To discover the art of serving from the heart. Seva, the practice of selfless service is both the goal and my daily practice.