I began my training in 1991 with a weekend long course in Ontology, the study of being.  There I learned that life doesn’t just “happen to you” and that what you end up with is not a direct result with what you’re born with. Each of us gets to choose our path, what it looks like, how we move along it, and where it will lead.  That course was my gateway to a love and lifetime of what’s possible.

Through the years I’ve developed some powerful beliefs:  

  1. We can achieve whatever we set our minds to.  
  2. It’s never too late (or too early) to have your defining moment.
  3. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.
  4. You don’t have to do it alone!


How did you become a life strategist?

Actually, I was a chef and founded Eat Live Well, a boutique food and lifestyle company where I spent 15+ years teaching hundreds, if not thousands, of people how to cook and why food matters.  While my primary focus had been “Eat”, the part that really got my juices flowing was the other half of the equation, “Live” and the perfect balance of the two made up “Well”.

Food was not the end, it was the beginning and I found more joy in the spontaneous conversations I had with clients while we were cooking, than in the food itself. I noticed that there was a theme of “meh” and lack of real satisfaction in their lives and I honed my skills in helping them to demystify all of that that, and to create real plans with real steps toward real results.  Much more satisfying than teaching them how to make creme brûlée.   And so Live a Joyful Life was born.

Are you qualified to help me?

I am.  I am a trained Strategic Interventionist and began my inquiry into personal development over 25 years ago.  Since that time I completed several mastery courses with Tony Robbins, completed and coached the Curriculum for Living at Landmark Education, and continue to sharpen my skills in a program called RMT.  Additionally, I was an early graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and I am accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as well as being a certified Health Coach.  

Can you help me?

Yes!  Regardless of where you are on your path, I can help you get where you want to go.  Whether you are challenged by a curveball that life has thrown your way, transitioning to or from a job or relationship, or simply noticing that you crave more from your life, I can help.



Emily Klein, founder of Live a Joyful Life, is a graduate of the The Culinary Institute of America, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Skidmore College where she got a BA in Literature.  She is highly skilled at assessing individuals and building pathways towards fulfilling their dreams.  A self proclaimed people person, Emily also has helped countless others achieve their goals, from childhood where she brought hungry children home for lunch to today where she helps friends, family and strangers alike through their challenges, be they work or life related.

Emily lives in Montclair, NJ with her nearly 11 year old daughter, their large brown dog and small gray bunny.