Peak Performance Plan


Peak Performance PlanI am proud to announce that I will soon be unveiling a new concierge-style lifestyle wellness program named Peak Performance Plan.

The Peak Performance Plan is a new holistic program ideal for health-conscious baby boomers who are ready to embrace both change and peak wellness. The plan integrates my expertise in diet and fitness with a wide range of other lifestyle-enhancing therapies and activities. I will guide each client through process of goal-setting and incremental improvements in close consultation with a team of complementary professionals in disciplines such as home organization, cooking instruction, subliminal reinforcement, yoga, Pilates, and personal training.

Change is hard. We’ll spend less time discussing the specifics of the diet and nutrition, and more about managing stress, improving sleep, fitting in physical activity (beyond golf or walking the dog), and maintaining an active social life. I’ve seen it repeatedly – in order to successfully implement a positive change in diet or lifestyle, we need to address as many aspects and influences as necessary or possible.

So many of those who move to Sarasota embrace an active, social, and thriving lifestyle. Baby Boomers, the majority of my clients, tend to realize that health is truly the wealth that enables them to experience all that Sarasota life has to offer. They can benefit from the structure of the Peak Performance Plan to redirect their daily habits to attain and maintain maximum well-being. I’ve developed the Peak Performance Plan as the tool to deliver this desired lifestyle.

A Sample Peak Performance Plan in the Initial Stages

  1. A comprehensive consultation with me will help you identify your unique lifestyle goals and points the way to the first steps of a personalized plan for diet and lifestyle.
  2. A scheduled home visit with professional organizer Elizabeth Harrison provides focused time to evaluate and strategically organize the client’s refrigerator and dry storage. Snack foods, alas, will be placed out of sight, but the benefit of an organized kitchen is well worth it.
  3. Supermarket tour with me to help navigate the increasingly confusing task of buying food.
  4. Optional professional cooking lessons with local caterer and chef Alyson Zyldian demonstrate novel ways to prepare a great meal in record time.
  5. Subliminal messaging while you sleep, is a popular, life-changing technique used by experienced health coach Art Emrich, PhD. He will create a personalized CD for listening just before and during sleep that has the ability to reprogram the mind to better support specific goals.

In addition to the partners mentioned here, I have also connected with local restaurants on behalf of Peak Performance Plan clients to help minimize the stress of dining out. I have a catalog of local professionals to provide additional services such as yoga, Pilates, personal training, massage therapy and more.

I designed the Peak Performance Plan as a roadmap for realizing each individual’s unique potential. Diet is a core ingredient to success, as what you eat and how you eat has the power to dramatically transform the performance of your brain and body.

Art Emrich

Art EmrichArt Emrich began his career in the U.S Air Force. He served 8 years, is a Vietnam veteran, and was the 41st Air Division Leadership and Management instructor. In the years following his military service, he joined Dupont at the Savannah River site. For the next 30 years he worked as a computer programmer, was in the Human Resources department, and was the Chief Supervisor of Finance at the Savannah River National Laboratory. He was then transferred to Japan as the Manager of Human Development for the Asia/Pacific region.

After leaving Dupont, Art joined Kanbay International (now a division of Capgemini) as the Vice President of Learning and Culture. Since then, Art has been a professional personal coach. He has introduced a variety of breakthrough learning interventions worldwide, successfully working with groups and individuals as a coach, advisor, and mentor. He has a variety of certifications, including Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming, and practices an array of specialties. Art received an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a PhD in behavioral science from Alpha University in Louisiana.

After moving to Sarasota Art started his own business, U-Solutions where he is the Head Coach. Some of his clients include athletes seeking the mental/emotional component of success, medical referral patients headed for surgery or those with chronic pain, and people who are facing more everyday challenges such as a job interview or academic test, and want to access their best-performing self. You may find yourself asking if there is anything that Art hasn’t done! To read more about his offerings, testimonials, and publications, visit his website at

Elizabeth Harrison

Elizabeth Harrison is a Professional Organizer with a passion for helping others find focus and order in their lives.  She understands that sometimes no matter your good intentions, you just don’t always have the time or energy–this is where she steps in! Elizabeth is certified Project Manager, a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, and the Preferred Organizers Association™.

She carefully considers her clients needs and wants, as well as personality types, to add a personalized touch to all of her projects, leaving her clients satisfied and proud of their new space.  From your home to your office, Elizabeth and her team will help you develop the perfect plan to keep you organized and stress-free. To contact Elizabeth or read about her services, visit her website at

Alyson Zildjian

Chef Alyson ZildjianFor over 30 years Chef Alyson Zildjian has been inspiring and impacting the local food scene. Her clientele is diverse ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private clients celebrating various life style events. Her passion for healthy food is clear by how she dishes out the best local and organic produce that she can find in season. You may see her at our local farms in Sarasota spending time learning about in-season produce and teaching others; Chef Alyson has a culinary and business degree from Johnson and Wales University, a member of the American Culinary Federation, and sits on the Board of Slow Food Greater Sarasota and the Edible School Garden Committee.

She sets herself apart from the rest further by building menus individually tailored for those having dietary restrictions. This year she launched a new division of her company, Peak Performance Catering, where she concentrates on creating balanced menu’s geared toward the dietary needs of athletic teams. Alyson is always ready and willing to help her clients effortlessly by serving beautiful, nutritious, and allergy-friendly food to her guests. For a full list of Zildjian Catering’s services, menus, and ABC7 appearances, explore her website at and

I’ve seen as clients take proactive role in their own wellbeing to adopt one positive habit which dominos into other areas of life. When you start eating better, you may have more energy to exercise and then you might get a better night’s sleep! This is at the core of the Peak Performance Plan, it is not just about a short-term achievement, it is about living a life that truly is representative of your core values.