Business Coaching for Dietetic Interns

You can’t learn everything there is to know about being a Registered Dietitian in school, especially if you’re planning to start your own business now or in the near future. And your classes don’t always dive deep enough into teaching you how to be productive, lead a team, problem solve, be a confident communicator, and manage interpersonal relationships.

Welcome! I’m Dina R. D’Alessandro, MS, RDN, CDN

I’m here to help you navigate your new role in nutrition.

If you’re currently a nutrition student, dietetic intern, or newly credentialed Registered Dietitian, let me help bridge the gap between what you learned in college and what to expect in the real world. My affordable coaching program supplies you with resources, training, and knowledge to network, achieve your professional goals, or open your own practice.

How it works


The subscription includes access to one or more of the online modules shown, one-on-one monthly office hours with a Registered Dietitian, templates and guides tailored to your needs, and unlimited texting through our Slack app during your active membership: $20-50/month


Business Building
  • Setting up your private practice
  • Developing a business plan
  • Conducting SWOT analyses
  • Establishing a social media presence
  • The ins and outs of insurance
  • Marketing & networking
  • Choosing an EHR
Personal/Professional Development
  • Résumé writing
  • Growing your network
  • Confidence building
  • Communicating effectively
  • Public speaking
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Cultural humility training
Productivity & Task Management
  • Effective note- and test-taking skills
  • Research, thesis, and paper writing
  • Managing tasks efficiently
  • Developing SMART goals
MNT & Counseling Skills
  • Understanding the NCP & ADIME
  • Nailing your case studies
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trusting your clinical judgment
  • Understanding medical terminology
  • Gaining confidence & critical thinking
  • Addressing nutrition myths & current events
Dietetic Internship
  • Present your best self (personal statement writing and review)
  • Be a desirable candidate (mock interviews)
  • How to get the most out of your internship experience
  • Choosing a program
  • Choosing a preceptor (distance programs)
What I like about being a part of the [coaching group] is meeting like-minded people who strive to achieve new goals [in a] safe and supportive environment in which to share struggles and successes. Dina is an inspiring leader and keeps the [group] on track without making me feel like I haven’t had enough time to share or request input. What I like the most is that it’s forced me to focus more intently on accomplishing my goals by holding me accountable for the steps that need to be taken to make that happen! – Anonymous

Participating in the [coaching group] was a valuable and enriching experience that helped my business grow in new directions. Dina motivated and challenged us to work together and individually to further our goals. She kept us all on track with her professionalism, compassion, and her unique style of humor. Her knowledge and expertise guided all of us in positive directions, whatever profession, or life situation we were in. I highly recommend working with Dina. You will be so happy you did. – KC

Dina embraces everything that she does. Her work ethic is top-notch. She is a great communicator and I am thankful I had the opportunity to work with her. – BS

Dina is a fantastic problem-solver and can work with any kind of personality. She will motivate you and get you results you didn’t even know were possible. – EC

Dina is amazing! This is an excellent, positive, and motivating experience and everyone should be so lucky to know someone willing to put together this type of group! I like the camaraderie. I like the support. I like other perfectionists admitting that they are not always perfect either. I love accountability. – Anonymous

I was kind of intimidated to do the mock interview (even though you ended up being so wonderful) because I had no idea what to expect. You helped me get into my top choice and I think it’s so helpful for anyone who is nervous about the interview portion. – SW