About Sharon

The Happy Vegan™ has a mission – to help people learn how to get (and STAY) healthy, naturally!  Hi, my name is Sharon Gregory and I am The Happy Vegan™! I adopted a vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free lifestyle with other healthy habits in February, 2014 after a shocking Big “C” diagnosis in January, 2014. “What, ME?” How can this be? I am so “healthy” I thought. So how could I be able to make myself healthy again and remain strong during the traditional medicine treatments like surgery, chemo & radiation; and beyond? I learned that I could do this by taking better control of my health through a lifestyle transformation. After countless hours of research of holistic cancer management, I learned that the body will heal itself, if given half a chance. The transformation wasn’t easy, but I knew shifting to a plant based diet was my goal.  My first thought about eating this way was YUCK! How am I going to do this? But after a lot of kitchen-time, I began to realize how amazingly delicious this lifestyle could be…not to mention how fantastic it made me feel!  I got so excited that I went back to school for an intensive year-long nutrition program to learn more about how nutrition & lifestyle affect our health. Becoming a certified holistic health coach has been an amazing personal journey that has enabled me to learn how to coach other people with a similar focus of getting and staying healthy with a plant-based approach.

Sharon’s Training
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

    • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
    • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
    • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
    • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
    • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
    • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
    • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
    • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
    • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
    • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
    • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.