Sora Vernikoff The Sky Is the Limit for Women in Business By Fatima Gorezi Sora Vernikoff is a No Diet, Weight-Loss Coach who healed herself of compulsive overeating and has helped hundreds of unhappy dieters do the very same thing. Sora teaches her program to private clients both online and offline, has spoken at Lennox Hill Hospital and has also taught her program at The Learning Annex and at the office of a leading New York endocrinologist. She lives in Manhattan and is passionate about traveling and is a volunteer with rescue dogs. She shares with us some details of her entrepreneurial life and speaks about how the current innovations happening in positive psychology influence no-diet coaching today.    Can you tell us about your childhood and upbringing?   I grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a place called Canarsie. I was raised in a middle class Jewish home where the focus was on education, family and eating well. I think that it’s the eating well part that contributed to my challenge with food because my mother was an amazing cook and baker and there was always wonderful food on the table. Tell us a bit about your professional background? How did you get started in no-diet coaching? From the time I can remember I always wanted my own blackboard and wanted to be an educator.  So I studied education in College and in a Master’s Program eventually going on to teach the 2nd   grade, the 4th grade and the 7th, 8th and 9th grade.  Most of the kids that I taught lived in very underprivileged urban areas which as you can imagine came with its own very uniqu [...]

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