Your ride or die team

Carly Pollack

Founder & Chief Executive Coach

I moved to Austin from New York escaping a bad break up. I knew Austin was an active, health conscious town so my cashew milk drinking, yoga pants wearing, nature loving self had a good chance of finding happiness. I thought it would only be for a year or two, after all I was a city girl at heart. After a few months, I was hired at Whole Foods Market and had the pleasure of piloting the first-ever nutrition consulting program for the company while working in the heart of downtown at the stunning corporate headquarters. After two years, I left and started Nutritional Wisdom in 2009. Austin started to feel more and more like home. Plus, my blood had thinned and I couldn’t return to the cold winters and pissed off cab drivers!

When I opened Nutritional Wisdom, I wanted to create a coaching environment where we didn’t just focus on the food. I know that permanent change begins in the mind, and I want clients to experience self development in addition to reaching their health goals.

What I created was a coaching system that included nutrition, science, spirituality, and psychology. Clients have long term success when coached through our program and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else!

If you want to learn more about my story, check out my website,

Lauren Butler

Master Nutrition and Self Development Coach

It would be an honor to be a part of your health journey because I saw what the right type of support did for me.

I started as a client at Nutritional Wisdom many years ago. I was struggling to find balance in a high-stress corporate lifestyle. I was eating out of alignment for my body type, struggled with hormonal and digestive issues, and was exercising way too much. I was trying to lose weight - you’d think moving more and eating less would work! We both know it’s not always that easy.

As a Master Nutrition Therapist as well as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, I’ve supported hundreds of clients reach a diversity of goals. I want to help you enjoy the process whether you’re trying to change your weight, heal your gut, manage stress, or balance your hormones. I don’t believe "health" to be a final destination. This is a practice, and it takes work. I also believe we don’t have to take it too seriously and can have fun on the path to lifelong health.

I’ve spent years learning how to heal my body and mind, and I am passionate about helping others find the diet and lifestyle that works best for them. Health is a moving target throughout life as our bodies are ever changing, but my coaching style gives you the scientific, tactical, and spiritual tools needed to find that balance.

Melissa Brescia

Master Nutrition and Self Development Coach

My passion for health and wellness stems from my own personal health journey where I healed myself holistically through good nutrition, career, and lifestyle changes. That eye-opening experience brought me to my life’s purpose of helping others live a life of optimal health.

I studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, where I received my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. There I learned that nutrition is so much more than the food we eat. My holistic education taught me the importance of looking at all areas of one’s life, not just food, but relationships, career, spirituality, movement, and how those areas affect your eating habits, your weight, and your health journey.

I wholeheartedly believe in treating the whole person. My job is to identify the areas that are lacking attention and thus causing discomfort and often unhappiness. By treating you as a whole person, nourishing your body with whole foods, removing toxins, managing stress, and ditching the yo-yo diet mindset – we are taking care of the underlying causes of weight gain, fatigue, and even disease. Your body has the incredible ability to heal, I would be honored to show you the way.

When I’m not dishing out Nutritional Wisdom, you can find me on a long walk with my dog, dancing to the newest TikTok video with my daughter, or listening to a favorite podcast while sipping on something green.

Jane Sampson

Business Operations

I started as a client with Nutritional Wisdom when I was pregnant with my oldest child. Now, he's a certified "big kid" (time flies)! In addition to motherhood, I have been a collegiate athlete and a massage therapist, so health and wellness have long been an important interest of mine.

I may be all alone here, but Math has 100% been my favorite subject in school! Lucky me -- my role in business operations perfectly marries my love for wellness and numbers. I provide the organizational underpinning and vision alignment to support Nutritional Wisdom and free the coaches to do what they do best, change your life!

I’m so grateful that I’ve found a home with this amazing team of intelligent, compassionate women where I can serve others on their path to a better life and learn in the process. If you’re reading this, I’m so happy you’ve found us! Invest in yourself, take a moment and call me. Let’s get you started on your path to success!