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GEG Research and Consulting is the company owned and founded by Danielle Robertson Rath, aka the “GreenEyedGuide”. We serve people who work long, unusual, or unpredictable hours manage their caffeine use and fatigue in the workplace. Our content helps people stay alert, productive, and safe when they’re feeling sleep-deprived or overwhelmed.

GreenEyedGuide Event Calendar

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Caffeine Con is a convention for all things caffeine. Coffees. Teas. Energy Drinks. Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookies. We have it all.

Come sample new and novel caffeinated food and drinks, meet with local coffee and tea experts, and paint a coffee mug or canvas.

Come celebrate GreenEyedGuide’s B-day and all things caffeine!


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Topic: The 5 Levels of Fatigue: Managing Fatigue from Boredom to Burnout


GreenEyedGuide’s 5 Levels of Fatigue is based on the biochemistry of how caffeinated beverages affect the body. But fatigue isn’t just about caffeine or a good night’s sleep. Using the latest research in Fatigue Risk Management, GreenEyedGuide can help you and your team identify where fatigue is most likely to impact your work and your health, and what to do about it.

  • Friday, February 28, 2020
  • 11-12 pm Central Time
  • Hotel Northland, Greenbay, WI
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Topic: “What to Drink and How to Think for Every Level of Fatigue”


What is “GreenEyedGuide”? Who do we serve, why, and how? Danielle Robertson Rath shares these answers and some easy strategies for managing caffeine use and fatigue in the workplace.

Topic: “Are You Drinking Coffee Wrong? The Science Behind Caffeine”

Biochemist, food scientist, and local author Danielle Robertson Rath (the “GreenEyedGuide”) will give a short talk at the Pauline Haas Public Library in Sussex, Wisconsin.

JUST IN TIME for Caffeine Awareness Month (March), GreenEyedGuide will share tips for drinking caffeine more strategically (using science); surprising trends in the world of coffee and caffeinated beverages; and common myths and misconceptions about caffeine and energy drinks.

Topic: “How to Use Caffeine For Exams (without dying!)”

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Caffeine improves performance, mood, and alertness, but how do you drink caffeine for an exam? Pop Quiz: How do you get enough caffeine to fuel those all-nighter cram sessions but not so much it sabotages all your study efforts or sends you to the hospital?

GreenEyedGuide shares the answers to this quiz and the strategies every student needs to survive midterms and final exams.

*Presentation via Web Conference*

Food Tech Club is the University of California, Davis student chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) committed to offering career development for future food scientists.

Throughout the year, Food Tech Club holds bi-monthly meetings to connect students to events such as guest lectures, professional workshops, food industry tours, and networking events. Taking part in these opportunities gives students a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of the food industry as well as the career opportunities and options it offers. Food Tech Club also keeps students posted on opportunities for scholarships, internships, and careers.

Food Tech Club is an active participant in regional and nation-wide food competitions, in which student teams work together to compete with other schools in product development. These competitions allow students to learn practical skills using their Food Science knowledge, further preparing them for a career in the food industry.

Featured Guest, Put Your Passion to Work Podcast – Topic: “How to Use Fatigue as a Tool”

*Podcast and Show Notes*

Yay, I’m exhausted,” said no one, ever. Whether it’s feeling sleepy, overwhelmed, or just bored, fatigue prevents us from being our best. How we handle that fatigue affects our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships. In this episode, Michelle Marie and I discuss how to use caffeine and other physical and mental strategies to be your best at every Level of Fatigue.

Topic: “Is Caffeine Helping Or Hurting Your Workout?”

Almost everyone loves a good cup of coffee but sometimes it’s not just what you drink, it’s how you drink it. Food Scientist GreenEyedGuide busts the 3 biggest misconceptions about how caffeine works and shares how to maximize caffeine’s benefits while minimizing the side-effects.

Speaker, California State University of Fullerton Peer Heath University Network: How to Use Caffeine for Exams Without Dying + A Review of Recent Research: Caffeine Use on College Campuses

PHUN is a student-led organization working to educate CSUF students on various health topics ranging from alcohol and drug abuse, the consequences of distracted driving, managing stress, and other health topics.

Guest Lecturer, Fullerton College class Careers in Nutrition and Foods: What I Do and How I Got Here

A high school junior falls in love with nutrition and chemistry. How did this young science nerd become an expert in energy drinks and a project manager for an IT consulting firm? GreenEyedGuide reviews her unusual career path and how nutrition and food science majors can prepare for the unexpected.

Speaker, Fullerton College Nutrition Club: Effects of Caffeine and Energy Drinks

The Nutrition Club supports students interested in nutrition and food science by providing opportunities such as networking, social events, guest speakers and community outreach.

Guest Lecturer, California State University of Long Beach class FSCI 101– Franken Food: Fact or Science Fiction: What do we do about the dangers of energy drinks?

This lecture will include a review of news media and the corresponding or conflicting data in scientific journals.

  • Part One: Do energy drinks kill people?
  • Part Two: Do Energy Drinks Send More People to the Hospital?
  • Part Three: Are Energy Drinks More Dangerous Than Soda and Coffee?
  • Discussion: Should we ban energy drinks? If not, what can we do?

Speaker, Ozaukee Community High School: How to Use the 5 Levels of Fatigue to Avoid Caffeine Overdose

*Event Recap*

Ozaukee Community High School is an alternative education program for underserved students in grades 9-12. Student options include both credit attainment and GED Option 2. This individualized, self-paced program is specifically targeted toward students who are at-risk of not graduating high school and are in need of either credit attainment to get back on track or the GED Option 2 for graduation.

GreenEyedGuide will be submitting a research paper abstract for consideration. Research includes analysis of the top-selling energy drink brands and compliance with industry best practices.

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GreenEyedGuide will lead an interactive workshop to address fatigue in the workplace using the GreenEyedGuide 5 Levels of Fatigue and the 5 Levels of Fatigue Defense from the ACOEM.

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Featured Guest, Local First Podcast: Caffeine, Energy Drinks, and Managing Fatigue from Boredom to Burnout

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About the Show

The Local First Podcast shares the stories of local business owners and fascinating entrepreneurs.

Speaker, Cal State LA Student Dietetic Association: The Effects of Caffeine and Energy Drinks

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The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) at Cal State LA is a group open to all CSULA students who are passionate about nutrition, food, and overall health. SDA’s mission is to encourage student involvement and provide guidance and networking opportunities within the dietetics, nutrition, and food industries while encouraging healthy dietary practices in the community through education.

Speaker, Lake Country Currents: Using the 5 Levels of Fatigue to Feel More Energized and Empowered

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Lake Country Currents is a networking group for entreprenuers, bloggers, influencers, and creatives in the greater Waukesha County area.The magic of women supporting women, of fellow entrepreneurs sharing in each other’s fears and goals, community building, and more!

Looking for an engaging speaker on caffeine, energy drinks, or fatigue?