We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Marlette and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
For me, the most important factor behind my success has been my authenticity, my ability to be a storyteller.
As a functional nutritionist, the market is incredibly saturated. It is easy to get lost in the noise and lose your voice, your brand, your identity.
My personal story is what drew me to the field of functional medicine and nutrition. I always say my passion grew from pain, and by having the courage to tell my story to complete strangers on the internet, I found my people, my audience, and by finding them, I found my success.
People want to support people they feel connected to on some level; at least I know I do. I am drawn to those with similar stories or experiences. I am drawn to those who are genuine.
I truly found success by sharing my story, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and sharing the tools I use and provide to clients.
A long time ago, someone told me the true measure of success is giving someone their life back. To truly be able to help someone not just in the moment but long-term. And as someone who knew how it felt to feel completely lost and defeated and even betrayed by their own body, I thought if I could help one person on their nutrition journey regain their health, their self-confidence and empower them to lead a healthier, holistic life, I would be successful. And as with many things in life, after helping my first handful of clients, it became a domino effect.
So for me, the most important factor behind my success and which continues to be the most important, is telling my story and showing up as my authentic self, no matter how hard, how vulnerable, or isolating that can feel.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a functional nutritionist and have built my practice on what I call: When intention meets science. I work with clients who break through dogmatic approaches to help achieve their health goals through a realistic approach. There are too many things in life that drain us; nutrition should not be one of them. As I always say, tools, not rules, when it comes to nutrition.
I changed career paths later in life and took my business full-time in 2019 when my husband and I moved to Switzerland. It was not easy, and there were a lot of self-doubts and obstacles, and to be honest, I still have those self-doubts. It is important to remember your why and surround yourself with supportive people. It is easier said than done, but I am learning not to take everything so personally. Future planning is important, too, and making sure your daily habits and goals work towards your 5, 10, and 15-year plan.
I am most proud of the practice I have built and all of the clients I have been able to help. I am most excited about my nutrition retreats in 2022, with the first being in Portugal.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First things first, a morning walk on the Katy Trail followed by a coffee or matcha at La La Land Kind Cafe, Merit coffee, or White Rhino. I would suggest a workout class at One Lagree studio and lunch at Mi Cocina, Up On Knox or Hudson House with an afternoon pick me up from The Gem. There are so many great dinner spots, from Uchi, Town Hearth, Paradiso, Georgies, Beverly’s, and Drake’s. You can’t beat the view at the Monarch or a fun cocktail at Monkey Bar and Honor Bar. I always take my friends to Bishops Arts and Deep Ellum for some sightseeing and BBQ at Terry’s Black. Tribal All Day Cafe in Bishops Arts is my favorite breakfast spot. The Village Baking Co. on Knox has the best croissants, and it tastes like a slice of Paris. I would end with a Botanical Garden tour or Cowboys game if they’re playing the Buffalo Bills!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am dedicating this shoutout to my dad. He taught me the importance of habits by demonstrating that the road to success comes from the daily habits we practice repeatedly. He taught me that relationships are the real currency of life.