Nadaa Taiyab, BA, BS, MA, NDA
Founder & Certified Nutrition Education Trainer
Healthy living is Nadaa’s passion and professional mission. Working 70+ hours a week as the COO/CFO of Omedix, a medical software startup, her busy schedule took a heavy toll on her health and that of her husband. As their waistlines grew and energy levels dwindled, they began making gradual changes to their daily routine including a cleaner diet, regular exercise, and meditation. They effortlessly lost weight and regained the vitality and health they had not felt since their early twenties.
The impact of healthy living and good nutrition on their lives was so profound it inspired her to make a complete career change from finance and business to health and nutrition. She started Tiny Steps to help others realize that health is compatible with a busy professional life.
Nadaa has served as a nutritionist for the Mollen Clinic, where she counseled patients suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Her professional background includes roles with Goldman Sachs, the World Bank, the Medicine Shoppe, and Omedix. She was also a Fellow at the Acumen Fund, a social venture capital fund.
She graduated summa cum laude with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and has an MA from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Affairs. She received a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University and is a certified Nutrition Education Trainer through Dr Joel Fuhrman’s Nutrition Education Training Institute.
Kate Richardson, BS, NDA, NDTR
Health Coach and Nutritionist
Kate’s passion for nutrition that stems deep within her core. She has witnessed many of her own friends and family have a daily struggle with weight, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and other nutrition-related ailments. This set a fire that burned for the knowledge of nutrition and health interventions. Kate took her studies to Arizona State University: College of Nutrition and Health Promotion, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dietetics (an accredited Didactic program via the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).
Upon graduation, Kate worked as a weight-loss & nutrition counselor where she was able to put her passion into practice.
She became a new mom in 2013 and has been actively using her nutritional expertise in the family kitchen. She is grateful to be able to have a career from home and is excited to be a part of the Tiny Steps team.
Kate has a sincere desire to energize clients adopt healthy, long-term habits. She understands the pain and stress that is associated with food and she is eager to help clients achieve their goals and them form new habits by shifting the focus onto healthy lifestyle changes in an achievable and guilt-free manner.