Meet Cathy


Cathy Dick is the CEO for One Degree Forward.  She lives in Roanoke, Virginia next to the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  When she’s not working, she’s out hiking, biking,  kayaking or playing with her family; taking in the fresh air and all of the magnificent views this area has to offer.  She feels so blessed to have such an array of trails, Greenways, and recreational activities right in her own backyard.  She can often be found in the kitchen creating meal plans and experimenting with mouth-watering dishes that are free of gluten and pack a nutritional punch.

Cathy’s passions:

For many years she has walked people through change —awareness of their time and space, exploring more effective approaches to lessening chronic symptom and improving attitudes and lifestyle behaviors that limit their optimum health.  She thoroughly enjoys partnering with her clients as they learn how to optimize their health through the five critical elements.

She is a lifelong learner, foodie, researcher, coach and consultant.  You can find her out in her community teaching workshops and cooking classes and airing on one of the local TV stations as she brings people closer to understanding how simple it can be to adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

Certifications & Accomplishments

Health Coaching:  Cathy received her Integrative Health & Nutrition Coaching (IHNC) certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York; the world’s largest nutrition school in the world.   In 2020, she created her signature program called RESTORE Your Immune Health.

Gluten Practitioner:  She also is a Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP).  Her training provides the tools to help people test, identify and live a gluten-free lifestyle in the easiest way possible.

NIA Instructor:  In 2012, she and her daughter suggested  obtained their NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) certification.  NIA is very well known in the western side of the US and classes are offered throughout the US.  This prompted her to create her unique Holistic Sensory Movement program.

Creator and Director of the Holistic Wellness Academy:    This is an online school where people can learn how to improve their health through short courses and programs that are designed for busy people who want to adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

Recipe creator:  Cathy grew up having to help prepare meals for her family at an early age.  In 2008, she took on the challenge to enter one of my recipes in the Healthy Taste of Home 2009 recipe contest.  Not only did the recipe get published, but they even used the recipe photo on the front of the cover!  WOW!   Give the recipe a try with the link above and let her know what you think.

ADHD Consultant:  For over 25 years Cathy worked with families and children who have the characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). She has taught and coached teachers, school administrative staff, parents and conference participants to identify and create positive work/study environments that support these unique and gifted people with their unique learning styles.  She still offers consulting to parents simply because she fully understands how ADHD uniquely challenges the dynamics of any family.

Momentum begins with that very first step… one degree forward.
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