Please welcome Provencal Health to Portland Fashion Week

We thank and welcome Karyn Thompson as our official Portland Fashion Week nutrition and healthy life style coach while she works with our models and the informed public.

Karyn is a suburban mama with rural roots. She grew up on a small farm in Colorado and participated in 4-H. She moved to Oregon in 1997 where she received her B.S. in Computer Scence, then went on to achieve a M.S. in Health & Technology Management from OHSU.

Karyn has spent over 20 years in high tech, most recently as an International Program Director at Nike, which took her all over the world. Previously she was Founder of the award-winning Black Label Films, where she was the Executive Producer of over 100 Event, Corporate, Fashion & Music Film Projects.

Karyn is currently the Founder & Owner of Provençal Health Coaching, a Sustainability-focused Nutrition & Lifestyle Design company. PHC is home of the Neolithic Diet, a revolutionary approach to sustainable food choices that honors individual preferences and cuts through the chaos of fad diets.

Provençal Health uses a unique coaching method to MOTIVATE, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE clients to achieve their best body through sustainable food choices and habit change. It helps clients overcome the Top 4 Reasons why getting healthy is so difficult:

REASON 1: Busyness, Stress & Fatigue

REASON 2: Confusion over the “Right Diet"

REASON 3: Negative, Damaging Beliefs about Your Body or Food

REASON 4: Eating Conflicts with Partners & Kiddos in the Household

Provençal Health offers 3 Signature Programs:

  • BODY BOUTIQUE is a program specifically dedicated to Women going through life transitions: New Marriage, New Baby, New Home, New Career

  • HEALTH SCHOOL FOR HOUSEHOLDS is a family-based program dedicated to helping busy parents get in shape and role model health to our future generation

  • EXECUTIVE COACHING is an efficient Health Acceleration Program for business leaders (Director and above) who want to lose 10-20 pounds and have more energy and clarity of thought to accelerate their careers

Provençal Health are proud members of Slow Food International and Oregon Friends of Family Farmers.

Karyn herself is a lover of sustainable tacos and you can find her frequently at Por Que No - one of her favorite sustainable food purveyors here in Portland.

To book a free, low-key consult with Karyn please visit or you can email her at

Karyn will be working with Portland Fashion Week's Models to optimize their nutrition and fitness for our Runway and beyond. She is proud to partner with PFW to join forces in sustainable food + sustainable fashion.

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