Faces of the NTA: Meet Leanne Scott
Learn More About Leanne Scott
How long have you worked for the NTA? What is your role?
I have been working with the NTA since 2015 as the NTA’s International Representative and Lead Instructor. I am also the Director of the NTA Australia/ New Zealand
What attracted you to work at the NTA?
Funny story, but it was a little like being unexpectedly tapped on the shoulder by the universe. 7 years ago if I would have been told this is what I would be doing I would never have believed it.
As a student from Australia it was a big decision for me to fly 3 times to the USA to do the program but after considerable research I realized there was just nothing here that offered a program like the NTA. But I really didn’t realize the impact that would have on me until 2 hours into my first workshop as a student. I had been so blown away by the content of the program and our team of Instructors (Gray Graham was my Lead Instructor) that when we began learning about our upcoming Community Outreach Project in class, I literally felt like I was tapped on the shoulder and I stood up and announced I already knew what my project would be – bringing the NTA to Australia!
Well, I honestly don’t know how it happened but I suddenly became an unstoppable force of nature and worked every day for 2 years to make that happen- in 2015 the NTA became a global program offering its first international venue in Australia.
Some days I wonder what universal forces orchestrated all of this but I am so glad they did and every day I wake up loving my job and excited to see where this journey takes me.
What do you love about working for the NTA?
I’ve never met a group of people more passionate and more committed to helping others. I mean every single person is as determined and as passionate as each other. Our teams are also so incredibly supportive of one another. It’s such an honor to be part of such an incredible organization.
What are you most proud about accomplishing in your time at the NTA to date?
In March 2015 we launched our first inaugural NTP class internationally, bringing a new paradigm of Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners to Australia. Since then we have expanded to five venues across Australia and New Zealand. I am so honored to be able to continue to grow our community globally.
Describe the NTA in three words?
Committed, Heart-centered, Dynamic
Describe yourself in three words
Committed, Heart-centered, Goof-off
What do you love the most about our community?
Oh my gosh where do I start? The passion!! How our community doesn’t hesitate to jump right in and support each other in times of need. I have yet to see another community as connected and supportive as ours. I feel so blessed to be part of it!
What is your favorite fat?
Do I have to pick just one?? Tough call but I suppose Duck Fat is at the top of my list.
What is your least favorite food?
There’s really nothing I won’t eat as long its nutrient dense properly prepared whole real food. My only caveat would be tripe. If it’s not prepared right it can scar you for life but when it has been- it’s AMAZING!!
What’s your most used cookbook or recipe blog and why?
Honestly now days my own meals are quite simple and I wouldn’t say I rely on any particular cookbooks unless my kids are in the mood to create something unusual. One thing I do love to do is try any new recipes that our students or graduates create- that’s really fun!
I like to try them all and not play favorites. The list would be too long to post here!!
What are you reading (or listening to) right now?
Right this very second I am listening to:
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran Beyond Biocentrism by Robert Lanza
Plant Intelligence and the Imaginary Realm by Stephen Harrold Bruhner When Spirit Leaps – by Bonnie Greenwell
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE our Australian Podcaster and Associate Instructor Leah Williamson and her Low Carb Conversations Podcast!!
In your mind, what are the biggest challenges the holistic health community faces?
Such a timely question!! I think historically one of our greatest challenges has been fragmentation within the greater health and wellness community.
We all get so passionate about we believe in and sometimes we forget that irregardless of our differences in opinion we are all here for the same reason, the same cause – to help others.
Right now we are facing something even more significant that is impacting not just our community but everyone – the right to HAVE an opinion and the right to decide whats right for our bodies.
Now more than ever I think we must overcome our historical differences and fragmentation and work together to simply preserve this right for ourselves, our families and our communities. It’s going to take every single one of us working together to make this happen.
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