Nathalie Simmons Jorge is a UNC-Chapel Hill MBA, serial entrepreneur, and health coach with a passion for nutrition, home cooking, organic gardening, and balanced living. Nathalie enjoys helping clients define their goals and achieve success by implementing sustainable lifestyle changes that work best for them.
Nathalie’s varied entrepreneurial past includes starting a furniture software company, a bilingual children’s entertainment company, and assisting with the creation of an online learning program.
From 2012 to 2016, Nathalie also served as a strategic business advisor to Ballantyne Medical Associates where she witnessed firsthand the many challenges facing healthcare today, including shorter patient visits and increased chronic disease.
In 2019, Nathalie decided to go back to school to become a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She believes that lifestyle, diet, exercise, and relationships are key to achieving optimal wellness. A mother of two teenagers, she has experienced firsthand the challenges of trying to juggle it all and burnout. As Companion Health’s CEO and first health coach, Nathalie aims to create the heartfelt, collaborative environment necessary to guide clients on a transformative wellness journey.
Nathalie attended the University of Virginia where she studied mathematics and economics. In 1998, she received her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating number one in her class. She loves cooking, reading, running, yoga, gardening, family dinners, traveling, and good belly laughs.