What is then name of your company?
Planks & Pizza
When were you founded?
Officially 2017 – but started LLC in the Fall of 2016
How many team members?
ONE! Just me for now.
What do you do and how did you get started?
I am a registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition, and 200-hour certified yoga teacher with over 800 hours of teaching experience. My services include one-on-one nutrition counseling, private yoga lessons, corporate nutrition and wellness plans, and private in-home cooking classes, to name a few. After completing my Masters, I still wasn’t sure which direction to take things, so I worked for a few years in research and meanwhile, took a 200-hour yoga teacher training for fun. My vision for Planks & Pizza started to come to life from there to fuse nutrition and yoga together into a one-stop wellness shop. The name Planks & Pizza is my own personal metaphor for balance that I came up with while eating pizza…and drinking wine. Planks are hard, and eating pizza is easy (and delicious). I didn’t realize my idea would turn into what it has, but I am so glad I just kept going with my gut and moving forward with it. I find gratitude every single day I step into this job – I know I’m really lucky that my passion and my job are the same thing.
What goals do you have for the future?
My ultimate goal will always be the same – to change the lives of others for the better. It’s my passion, it’s what I aim to do with each person I work with, and I plan to continue to keep doing that. Connection is so important and life is short – we should all feel good about ourselves and live each day feeling alive and healthy. It’s a lot easier to do that if you have a good diet, are active, and change your mindset. However, these three things are challenges for most people are require a lot of work and support. That’s where I come in and help take on the load so it’s achievable and not quite so overwhelming.
What is something you’re most proud of?
I have not taken shortcuts to get here. It has taken a lot of additional education, training, patience, and a network of amazing people who believe in me on days where I have wanted to throw in the towel. I feel really good about how I’ve grown as a business and a person. This process has been eye-opening and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
What’s your favorite thing about working at CoCoTiv?
The energy. I love that I have coworkers but they aren’t really coworkers. We all do different things. And sometimes I get made fun of because my business casual can be a little too casual if I just finished teaching a lesson, but I like that because it just means people are real around here. It’s a fun, genuine, hard-working environment, and I always feel super supported and motivated when I’m around my Cocotiv family.
ERIN FALLS FEATURED IN CAPE FEAR MAGAZINE
“The sponsorship of CoCoTiv’s boardroom is an ideal way for us to support the flourishing small business sector and entrepreneurship in Charlotte,” said Terri Guthrie, President, Bank OZK North Carolina Division. Located in Charlotte’s Montford Park community at 1515 Mockingbird Lane, the CoCoTiv boardroom has capacity for twenty seated guest around a board room table, has been named the Bank OZK Executive Boardroom.
“CoCoTiv is a hub for entrepreneurs, energizers and influencers,” said John H. Vieregg, Managing Partner with CoCoTiv. “Our partnership with Bank OZK solidifies that we are the location for up-and-coming small businesses in Charlotte.”
Shown in photo, left to right, John Vieriegg, CoCoTiv Managing Partner, Terri Guthrie, Bank OZK Division President, and Sam Sagatchi, Bank OZK Charlotte Branch Manager.
Join Montford Park businesses and friends for a night of neighborhood bar hopping on April 26th at 4:30pm.
4:30-5:15pm- We’re kicking the night off at Novel Montford Park‘s clubhouse (1520 Mockingbird Lane)
5:15-6pm at Angry Ales
6-6:45pm at Brazwell’s Premium Pub- Montford Drive
6:45-7:30pm? at 10 Park Lanes
“If you want to feel hopeful about the future, surround yourself with young women.”
This event is proof that mentorship is ageless.
We are putting five visionaries on the stage to learn tips, tricks, trends, & insight on each of their fields of expertise.
Join us to learn from the next generation about the next generation:
- Mollie Bradford – Branding
- Samantha Rosenfeld – Storytelling
- Lilly Liang – Instagram
- Madi Palermo – Mobile Technology
- Kristen Stegall – Video & YouTube