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Our Team

Meet our team of facilitators, administrators and advisors!

We’re rapidly growing and have many new additions on the way, so stay tuned!

  • Lucas Catton
    Lucas Catton
    Founder & CEO
  • Bernhard Schieber
    Bernhard Schieber
    COO
  • Christa Taylor
    Christa Taylor
    Director of Operations
  • Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
    Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
    Advisor & Group Facilitator
  • Travis Cavazos
    Travis Cavazos
    Advisor
  • Angelia Nalls, MDiv, MFT
    Angelia Nalls, MDiv, MFT
    Advisor
  • Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
    Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
    Group Facilitator
  • Brian Shaffer, Ph.D., LPC
    Brian Shaffer, Ph.D., LPC
    Group Facilitator
  • Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
    Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
    Group Facilitator
  • Shirley Juste, LMSW
    Shirley Juste, LMSW
    Group Facilitator
  • Adriaan van Buuren
    Adriaan van Buuren
    Group Facilitator
  • Mayer Harris
    Mayer Harris
    Group Facilitator
  • Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
    Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
    Group Facilitator
  • Tracy Heaberlin
    Tracy Heaberlin
    Group Facilitator
  • Monica Jones
    Monica Jones
    Group Facilitator
  • Jean Rodrigues
    Jean Rodrigues
    Group Facilitator
  • David Coca
    David Coca
    Group Facilitator
  • Yudith Techera
    Yudith Techera
    Group Facilitator
  • Jesús de Frutos
    Jesús de Frutos
    Group Facilitator
  • Adolfo Torres
    Adolfo Torres
    Group Facilitator
  • Trinidad Laviana
    Trinidad Laviana
    Group Facilitator
  • Cristian Pernett
    Cristian Pernett
    Group Facilitator
  • Deica Johnson
    Deica Johnson
    Group Facilitator
  • Radenko Suvajac
    Radenko Suvajac
    Group Facilitator
  • Josep Grau
    Josep Grau
    Group Facilitator
  • Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
    Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
    Group Facilitator
  • Christina Pentolino
    Christina Pentolino
    Group Facilitator
  • Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
    Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
    Group Facilitator
  • Peer Support Space
    Peer Support Space
    Group Facilitator
  • Melissa Lester
    Melissa Lester
    Group Facilitator
  • Rev. Jodi Suson-Calhoun
    Rev. Jodi Suson-Calhoun
    Group Facilitator
  • April Fisher
    April Fisher
    Group Facilitator
  • Sara Sloan
    Sara Sloan
    Group Facilitator
  • Ada Colomer Torrent
    Ada Colomer Torrent
    Group Facilitator
  • Jorge Ernesto Zuluaga Guzman
    Jorge Ernesto Zuluaga Guzman
    Group Facilitator
  • Anna Pastor Cherta
    Anna Pastor Cherta
    Group Facilitator
  • Dr. Ryan Paul
    Dr. Ryan Paul
    Group Facilitator
  • Elexus Liggins
    Elexus Liggins
    Group Facilitator
  • Mónica Puccini Gaviria
    Mónica Puccini Gaviria
    Group Facilitator
  • Antonio Fuentes
    Antonio Fuentes
    Group Facilitator
  • Rosa Rodriguez
    Rosa Rodriguez
    Group Facilitator
  • Jessie Blanco
    Jessie Blanco
    Group Facilitator
  • Ana Barredo
    Ana Barredo
    Group Facilitator
  • Dr. Jack Torres
    Dr. Jack Torres
    Group Facilitator
  • Eleuterio Marques
    Eleuterio Marques
    Group Facilitator
  • Elvira Sanchez Vilariño
    Elvira Sanchez Vilariño
    Group Facilitator
  • Chrystel Rouveure
    Chrystel Rouveure
    Group Facilitator
  • Piera Spagnolo
    Piera Spagnolo
    Group Facilitator
  • Monica Reale-Vidal
    Monica Reale-Vidal
    Group Facilitator
  • Dr. Rhonda Simmons
    Dr. Rhonda Simmons
    Group Facilitator
  • Renier Jooste
    Renier Jooste
    Group Facilitator
  • Kathryn Woolf
    Kathryn Woolf
    Group Facilitator
  • Sam Asra
    Sam Asra
    Group Facilitator
  • Mae Newsome
    Mae Newsome
    Group Facilitator
Lucas Catton
Founder & CEO
Lucas Catton has worked in the behavioral health field for more than two decades with facilities and group practices around the country. He has helped establish and grow multiple programs and has served as a consultant and strategic advisor for many others. His vision to create affordable, accessible help to assist everyday people lead happier, healthier lives continues to shape the future of Innovia Behavioral Health.
Bernhard Schieber
COO
Bernhard Schieber is a Certified Counselor, Coach and Mentor in Logotherapy, Existential Analysis and other fields of Business, Life & Mental Health, Addiction, Burnout, Cognitive, Emotional, Behavioral and Spiritual Care (English, German and Spanish). He knows what it feels like to not find meaning in life, as well as the difficult challenge of overcoming more than one addiction or recovering from severe burnout. He is aware that he can be of most use to people in these types of challenges, which he has worked on in depth over the last 30 years, both in studies and trainings/certifications. During the last years, he has dedicated himself completely to the study of the human being and human nature and works toward accompanying you in the achievement of goals, the resolution of conflicts, the resignification of problems and the implementation of changes and improvements. He has worked in many corporate environments training employees, and also served 6 years in the USMC as a Recon Marine. He supports and accompanies businesspeople, managers, entrepreneurs and their families through their own fundamental resources, thoughts, feelings, words, decisions, and actions, to reconquer their lives, through counseling, coaching and mentoring programs of high impact and high performance as an alternative and/or complement to residential programs or admissions in clinically focused centers. Bernhard hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health in English and Spanish.
Christa Taylor
Director of Operations
Christa Taylor is the Director of Operations with Innovia Behavioral Health. She is a North Carolina native graduating with a B.S in interpersonal communications and a B.F.A in dance performance from East Carolina University. What drives Christa is making a difference in others’ lives through community outreach and customer service. She values good humor, integrity, respect and believes people will always remember how you make them feel; so, she strives to leave a positive impact on everyone she meets. Christa comes with several years of experience in front desk, customer service and administrative support, filling her most recent role as founding site manager for a stretch studio in Atlanta. Christa loves to travel, is a huge foodie and loves spending time with family. She is excited and ready to continue serving others in her community and also hosts a couple groups each week on our platform!
Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
Advisor & Group Facilitator
Dr. Zoë Pogrelis is a chiropractor who practices in Woodstock, GA. Her practice is focused on meeting people where they are at in their healthcare journey and providing them with specialized care plans designed for them as individuals. She graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA where she focused her chiropractic curriculum on care for those with special needs, those in recovery, those trying to conceive or pregnant, pediatric care as well as sports injuries. Dr. Zoë believes that we all have an innate potential to be great, and we just need a little coaching to help reach that greatness, regardless of our perceived challenges. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Zoë was a professional musician and still enjoys music of all types. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Antoine, and their two dogs, Biscuit and Percy. You can often find them at concerts, NCAAF and NFL games and comedy shows as well as the local Farmer’s Market.
Travis Cavazos
Advisor

Travis is a seasoned behavioral health professional with two Masters degrees, a clinical license, and over 15 years experience in direct clinical care, provider network development, business development and operations. Travis has a passion for helping others reach their full potential and overcoming personal struggles.

Angelia Nalls, MDiv, MFT
Advisor

Anglia Nalls is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couples therapy. She has the unique blend of lived experience with entrepreneurship, spirituality, and academics mixed with clinical application. She has a BA in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Divinity from Emory University, and a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the universal needs of the human experience.

Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
Group Facilitator
Debi Anson is a “seasoned therapist” in the field of addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders committed to supporting clients on their journey of self-exploration and wellness. As a Therapist and Certified Telemental Health Specialist she leverages technology to provide creative, engaging sessions. A life-long learner, she has studied many modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS to incorporate into sessions to assist clients in meeting goals. Healing and growth happens within relationships. She creates a space focused on trust, honesty, and compassion balanced with humor and a straightforward approach. Debi leads multiple education and support groups each month with Innovia.
Brian Shaffer, Ph.D., LPC
Group Facilitator
Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor with education, training and clinical experience in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Trauma, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Spiritual Care. He also has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Capella University. He provides counseling, assessment and intervention services that help clients meet their goals for a life in recovery. Brian has a passion for providing quality care, support and services to his clients through a person-centered approach that incorporates interventions from various theories and methodologies. He believes in helping clients process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Brian also incorporates client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol in order to holistically address their needs. His extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future.
Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Group Facilitator
Dr. Ed Rubenstein is the Director of Education and Professional Training Programs for Heart Based Institute. He received his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University and holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University, a Masters in Psychology from Radford University and a Masters in Spiritual Studies from Goddard College. Ed is a licensed psychologist who has been in the forefront of the human potential field for over 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a multiplicity of client populations and has conducted workshops and trainings for federal, city, and county agencies as well as University, hospital, non-profit, corporate, and community settings. Ed’s focus within psychology is on a heart based approach and its impact on the psychological and relational well-being of his clients. His transformative approach to psychology demonstrates a natural way for developing resiliency, emotional management, and building positive relationships. Facilitating professional training throughout the world, Ed shares his insights and in-depth knowledge about living a heart-centered life, supported by tools and approaches that contribute to a deeper experience of personal fulfillment. He has successfully presented workshops at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Pan American World Health Organization (PAHO), and other agencies.
Shirley Juste, LMSW
Group Facilitator
Shirley Juste, LMSW is a Program Director with an organization in Brooklyn, NY that works with older adults and adults with disabilities and is also a therapist in private practice. One of her passions is working with and empowering women. She received her MSW in Nonprofit Management from Long Island University, her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University, and her BA in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She is a multi-dynamic leader, counselor and change-maker who is committed to service. She has extensive experience in counseling, group facilitation and program development in both the public and private sectors. She currently hosts multiple groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Adriaan van Buuren
Group Facilitator
Adriaan is an internationally certified Master Coach, based in Vancouver, that coaches in the medical and business fields. He specializes in supporting the caregivers of the world, training medical professionals, and group facilitators to master the art of coaching and to use the coaching modality to better serve their clients and patients. He believes in the empowerment of individuals, and that everyone can create the life that they want and deserve, if someone can stand in the fire with them, ask them the difficult questions, and hold them accountable to their dreams. His mission is to connect the world by sitting with others in their grief and pain, allowing them to channel crisis into pragmatic, but profoundly meaningful action. Coaching a wide variety of clients all over the world and his background in corporate – which included stints throughout Africa – gives him specialized knowledge of cultural diversity within the coaching context and enables him to connect quickly with students and clients through all walks of life. Happily married with three active and amazing children, he remains deeply committed to family values and ideals.
Mayer Harris
Group Facilitator
Mayer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Mobile. After being educated in the field of the arts and achieving a modicum of success as a music artist, singer, arranger, and composer, Mayer found his personal niche in philosophy and spiritual insight. Thousands have benefited from his wisdom and guidance through decades as a teacher, pastor, philosopher, life coach, and/or spiritual guide. His sincere compassion for people, married with his deep understanding of ancient textual teachings, and his progressive life philosophy afford him a unique style of communicating. Mayer has composed an effective curriculum of study compiled from decades of personal experiences. His experiences include guiding volunteers at a downtown mission assisting impoverished families, at-risk youth, homeless and addicted persons, etc. to developing and guiding a recovery support program to successfully illuminating groups within a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Mayer hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
Group Facilitator
Jill is a solution-focused therapist and ICF certified coach with a goal to help you to lead a happier more fulfilled life and ease the burden that life transitions can sometimes bring. If your are experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety, or depression, she can also provide you with new ways to cope with these emotions. She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), positive psychology, mindfulness practices and coaching techniques to help people identify healthier habits and navigate life with more ease. As a trained counselor and coach who has also spent many years navigating the business world working for major United States corporations, she can bring to you a unique skill set to help solve problems. Jill hosts groups that include utilization of devices like the Alpha-Stim, which is FDA cleared for treating anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Tracy Heaberlin
Group Facilitator
Tracy Heaberlin is a certified peer specialist for addictive disease and is also a person in long term recovery. She previously spent over 30 years as an international journalist, covering everything from wars to riots, and hurricanes to politics. During her recovery journey, she learned how to live a full and rewarding life, and now wants to use that experience to mentor and coach others, helping people navigate their own paths to a happy and healthier life. Tracy hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Monica Jones
Group Facilitator
Monica Jones holds a M.A. in Counseling and B.A. in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Counseling children and adolescents as well as working on ways to build open communication with their parents and or guardians has become her niche. The desire for overall wellbeing has led her to be a fitness coach for ten plus years as she incorporates the importance of taking care of self in order to give your best to everyone else. Monica loves sharing her passions while helping others where ever they may be in life in a judgement-free environment. Her goal is to assist people in living an abundant life through the balance of work, family, health, wellness, and spirituality. She hosts several groups per month with Innovia.
Jean Rodrigues
Group Facilitator
Jean Rodrigues has a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching and Leadership from the South African College of Applied Psychology, and is credentialed with the International Coaching Federation. She has completed the Emotion Coaching Parenting Program at the Gottman Institute and holds a business degree in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand. She is also a certified Satyananda yoga teacher, has trained in Systemic Constellations and the Integrative Enneagram, and is a Brain Profile Practitioner through Neuro-Link. Jean seeks to inspire individuals to reconnect to their entire being, heighten their awareness, achieve fulfilment and create a purposeful balance in life and work. She believes sustainable change happens when we can create a connection within ourselves not only on a mental level but also on a physical and emotional level as well. This is about learning how to manage our lives effectively through a variety of different access points and in turn learn to support ourselves. She seeks to provide you with tools and techniques so that you can own your power and reconnect with the essence of who you are.
David Coca
Group Facilitator
David Coca is an investigative journalist and communications expert who has worked for more than three decades in the media, working in writing, voice-over, production, editing and directing. He has collaborated in multiple projects related to communication in all its fields. He also served in a special operations team in the High Mountain Brigade (EMMOE) in the Spanish army. Among the many lessons and skills he learned during that time, he extracted one of them: “Coordination and teamwork is synonymous with success”. After his military period, he was dedicated to protocol and VIP protection and, even so, he never stopped writing. Currently, he is fully dedicated to communication, developing articles and scripts and is preparing a detective novel with a social background, about criminal psychopathology. His vision is based on people’s need to communicate in order to achieve their goals, solve their conflicts and improve their quality of thought and life. He deeply believes in the power of reading and writing to get into the essence of each person and encourages the use of these disciplines. If the message is right and the medium is right, communication flows.
Yudith Techera
Group Facilitator
Yudith Techera Trabuco is from Uruguay and lives in Spain. She is internationally certified in Social Psychology for adults and Gestalt Counseling, also in Personality Archetypes; applying them in her professional work has allowed her to unveil the depth behind the apparent. She dedicates herself to what she am passionate about, being a practical and humanistic psychologist, being at the service of the being and the common-unity (community). She likes to surpass herself on a Personal, Spiritual and Professional level, bold and perseverant, she transmits peace, balance, and seeks reach the heart of people. She is decisive, action-oriented, and practical in every situation that comes her way, loves to observe to create new environments, and to serve better in an empathic way. The questions that inspire her to approach her work and accompany others to discover their potential, even if we do not have all the answers are: Do you believe in yourself? Do you enjoy yourself and what you do? What makes you tick? What motivates me the most? These made it possible for her to discover her potential with courage, perseverance, boldness and belief in herself. The phrase that inspires her is: “Change is evolution”. Her professional experience ranges from the management of interpersonal relationships, transpersonal relationships and management of these in human talent, companies, and individuals.
Jesús de Frutos
Group Facilitator
Jesús de Frutos is an expert in audiovisual media with more than 35 years of experience in film, advertising, documentary and television. He is currently a producer and director of audiovisuals related to wellness and good health that he combines with photography and audiovisual exhibitions with his project entitled “Viaje Emocional” (Emotional Journey). He is certified in Coaching and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and has more than 15 years in the field of emotional accompaniment combining both in audiovisual format. He currently organizes weekend retreats in nature for therapists, doctors and teachers. He has volunteered in Proyecto Hombre Baleares and in IES Fray Junípero Sierra with teenagers promoting group bonding and teamwork through audiovisual media making a commercial, a video clip and a short film made entirely by students and users. His main hobby at the moment is the research of new musical trends for a new therapeutical project.
Adolfo Torres
Group Facilitator
Adolfo has worked with more than 8,000 participants who have taken his coaching, leadership, sales and customer service courses in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Brazil. He is a Chemical Engineer graduated from UNAM, he has a D1 Specialization at IPADE, he is a Trainer and NLP therapist with a Diploma in Thanatology, Accelerated Learning, Hypnotherapy and Kaizen Method. Adolfo comments: “Few paths in life have been able to provide me with the deep sense of life that this profession offers me. Collaborating with others in obtaining methods of transformation to find the realization of their highest ideals.”
Trinidad Laviana
Group Facilitator
Trinidad Laviana has a long and successful career in the commercial sector promoting values, entrepreneurship and especially wellbeing in all its dimensions, whether social, personal and productivity, providing today to her consultants solutions and support to generate an improvement in the wellness and wellbeing of people. She has worked as an industrial property consultant, business consultant and combines her work as an ambassador of sustainable development goals and facilitator of new economies, with the counselling of numerology & personality, facilitation in the field of family constellations and Gestalt art therapy. The empowerment of people through her own story and experience of resilience and overcoming are her fundamental purpose, along with supporting projects of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. From there, she focuses her passion, experience and training towards Personal Growth and Development. From her core sense, the most important thing for her is to place people and their environment at the center of her interest.
Cristian Pernett
Group Facilitator
Cristian Pernett is a Neuropsychoeducator with a degree in Educational Sciences with several postgraduate degrees in Educational Psychology, NLP, Emotional Management, Counseling and Gestalt Therapy, Sports Coaching, Body Language, Facial Microexpressions, Hypnosis, Naturopathy and Kinesics among other specialties. He has been working for more than 15 years in the integral development of the human being looking for the balance between brain, body and mind. To co-create more successful and happy people. His mission is to promote a better quality of life, with practical application tools of emotional management and social skills, accompanying the person on the journey that takes him/her from what he/she IS in the present to what he/she really wants to BE. Cristian facilitates several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health in Spanish.
Deica Johnson
Group Facilitator

Deica is a Community Navigator, Consultant and Coach who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Criminal Justice. Masters of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology Human Relations. Deica works for New York State as a Social Worker Assistant III/Self Direction Liaison. Deica is a Mother and an Advocate of 2 young men one of whom is a 24 years old young man who lives with Autism. She is also a Parent Member who participates in various IEP meetings upon requests from parents. Deica is the founder of Making a Change LLC because she’s committed to advocating for and empowering families with children with developmental disabilities and seniors with meaningful connections through the community. She is an expert community navigator who provides consulting, coaching, support, guidance, and resources to help families navigate the complex world of developmental disabilities and senior care. She is available to do group and individual sessions.

Radenko Suvajac
Group Facilitator

Radenko Suvajac (Coach Rad) was born and raised in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After surviving the 1992 – 1995 war in Bosnia, he initially earened a degree in Economics from the prestigious Slobomir P. University. After successfully overcoming his own anxiety, depression and PTSD symptoms, he became certified in the Process Communication Model and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and beat his own nicotine addiction as well using those practices combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He later developed the Li.O.N.S. (Life Of a Non-Smoker) Institute of Southern Europe and the LiONS Smoking Cessation Method. He has guided thousands of people who smoke and who are impacted by smoking to help crush the grip of nicotine and break the chains of addiction. He has over 10,000 hours of client interaction in his professional career.

Josep Grau
Group Facilitator

Josep is an entrepreneur, multidisciplinary, multi-entrepreneur, researcher of the Self and permanent
student of Life.

In his technical specialty in dentistry, dental prosthesis, he has developed patents for general use in oral
implantology, writer, university professor, international lecturer, founder of scientific academies and
professional federations, he has been recognized and awarded professionally. But it is only when he
discovers the therapeutic side of his profession that the road, he has traveled begins to make sense.

After multiple training courses in various therapies, he learns Psycho Neuro Dentistry from Christian
Beyer, and applies it to the prosthetic technique, developing the Prosthetic Psychodontology, a specialty
that allows, only with the information of the mouth, to know directly and quickly the human psyche and
the project of the Being that occupies it.

Through the analysis of the traces left in its biology and therapeutic resources with strong bases,
Psychodontology discovers hidden aspects of our personal and family unconscious.

Its objective is to divulge the specialty that relates consciousness, brain and tooth, and to help in the
process to all beings that vibrate in similar frequencies to integrate it.

Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
Group Facilitator

Most of my professional life and energy has been dedicated to the development of the Victoria
Program, a therapeutic method specialized in the treatment of alcoholism and other addictive behaviors
(psychotropic drugs, cocaine, compulsive gambling, cannabis, etc.). I have also directed a team of
professionals in the areas of medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, clinical psychology, etc. for the
development of integral therapeutic programs in a Health Tourism Project.

In addition to addictive behaviors (Alcohol, Tobacco, Cocaine, Cannabis, Psychopharmaceuticals, etc.) to
which I have been dedicating myself for many years, we can now also offer therapy for problems such
as- Obesity and Eating Disorders- Anxiety, Stress, Depression, etc.- Chronic pain (arthrosis, fibromyalgia,
etc.)- Psychosomatic illnesses. All of this in the context of a specialized Therapeutic Hotel.

I have always liked to help people feel better about themselves. Clinical Psychology allows me to reach
the heart of many people who suffer and thus help transform their suffering into joy. I have frequently
collaborated, and I still do, in the media, radio, TV, written media, etc.

I like to communicate, and the feedback I receive is good, so I seem to be good at it. I like to share my
knowledge and experience with other people who want to learn and improve professionally. That’s why
I do consulting work and frequently give courses, seminars and all kinds of training events on the topics
that are part of my professional background, i.e. Alcoholism, Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention, etc.

Christina Pentolino
Group Facilitator

Christina is a nationally certified school psychologist who has been practicing for about 5 years. She graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2017 with her Master’s Degree in School Psychology and Certified Advanced Sciences with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts Therapy and Psychology. She has had her research published in an Art Therapy journal, which studied the potential relationship between art and empathy. Within her scope, she has also consistently focused on expanding any knowledge or passions outside of the field in order to accomplish drives she considered important. These projects have included intensive suicide prevention work, embedding a Social-Emotional-Learning curriculum for the first time in her county, encouraging more critical thinking for children, empathy projects, and expanding her thinking and approaches to various aspects of her own life and career, ever desiring to be better each day.

Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
Group Facilitator

Staci Weaver is a Registered Nurse and Yoga instructor from Portsmouth, Ohio. She will be sharing tools and techniques that have been game changing for her personal mental health journey. She will be teaching meditative gentle yoga sessions that focus on releasing tension stored in the body and promote a feeling of ease and empowerment for adolescents, as well as chair Yoga for seniors. She will also be available for group and individual sessions on various wellness topics, such as nervous system regulation, stress management, and recognizing and changing destructive thought patterns.

Peer Support Space
Group Facilitator

Peer Support Space was founded as a peer-led organization, that exists outside of the current system, where we use our lived experience to support and hold space for one another as we navigate our unique journeys with life struggles, mental illness and/or substance misuse challenges, neurodivergence, disability, grief, trauma, or other obstacles to mental wellness. We use, and help others use, the power of lived experience to support, educate, and guide one another while providing additional, free options for mental wellness.

We acknowledge that the current mental health system continues to repeatedly fail specific communities disproportionately. We focus on catching individuals that fall through the cracks of our mental health system. We help those (18+) navigating mental illness and/or substance misuse challenges, neurodivergence, disability, grief, trauma, or other obstacles to mental wellness. This is done while focusing on Black, Latinx, immigrant, LGBTQ+, disabled folx, and other communities that show statistically higher rates of mental health challenges and/or lack of access to affordable and accessible mental wellness options that practice cultural humility. Those traditionally accessing mental health services, including peer services, are affluent, cisgender, heterosexual, and white. At Peer Support Space, we have a deep focus on diversity and filling gaps for services that, just, don’t exist. We consistently do community needs assessments to identify who lacking access to mental health services so we can support those communities in creating their own peer-led recovery resources.

Melissa Lester
Group Facilitator

Melissa Lester is an EFT Tapping Trainer and Group Facilitator at TAPPING FOR GROUPS and Innovia Behavioral Health. Since 2013, she has used Tapping with herself and others with incredible results.

She teaches clients, therapists and group facilitators how to use Tapping to achieve deep calm, eliminate the long-term effects of distress and optimize performance in academics, athletics, career and relationships.

Tapping research has yielded quicker, more effective and longer lasting results than many traditional therapies and self-help approaches. And Group Tapping has added benefits that other forms of Tapping do not. Join Melissa and experience the relief and the results first-hand.

Rev. Jodi Suson-Calhoun
Group Facilitator

After being mis-diagnosed for nearly 2 decades and disabled for almost 4 years, Rev. Jodi learned the truth about our food and water supply and how it impacted her emotional health. She was able to reverse 29 chronic conditions using plant and energy based healing including reclaiming her emotional wellbeing.

Rev. Jodi now paves the way for others to transform their lives by teaching techniques that shift mindset, brain health, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Rev. Jodi provides people the freedom to be who they are on their own terms.

April Fisher
Group Facilitator

April Fisher holds a Master’s in Business Education and a Bachelor’s in Marketing both from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. April taught high school and college, and developed curriculum for 14 years with a focus in career development and marketing. Teaching yoga, stress management and wellness has been her focus as she supports educators on their journey to becoming healthier in mind, body, life balance and practice. April lives in Tennessee with her husband and 4 daughters.

Sara Sloan
Group Facilitator

Sara is an empathetic and compassionate individual, drawing from her personal experiences to support others navigating the challenges of divorce. Her ability to connect with people, provide comfort, and validate their feelings is valuable when speaking about the challenges of separation. By sharing her own journey as a mother of four and successful business owner, she offers insight, guidance, and encouragement to those facing similar circumstances. Sara’s passion lies in helping others find peace and strength as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. She resides in Georgia with her 4 children and guides individuals on residential real estate investments. Her empathic nature, ambitious drive, and work- life experience support her desires to help others with feeling grateful for the chapters ahead.

Ada Colomer Torrent
Group Facilitator

Ada Colomer Torrent is a consultant with extensive experience in information management, documentation and digitization. Graduated in Documentation and Information from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), she also has postgraduate degrees in Sports Management from the University of Barcelona (UB) and in Sociocultural Action from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

Ada has led numerous projects of digital transformation, implementation of document management systems and continuous improvement in administrative processes. Her experience spans both public administration and private enterprise, where she has been responsible for the implementation of ERP systems and the creation of customized solutions to improve operational efficiency.

In her role at the UOC, Ada has participated in the design and audit of the Institutional Document Management System, contributing significantly to the development of management tools and archiving policies. Her focus on electronic documentation and schema interoperability has been key to the improvement of document processes at the university.

Ada is committed to creating efficient processes that save time and resources, eliminating unnecessary duplication. Her work focuses on process analysis and continuous improvement, always seeking to offer solutions tailored to the specific needs of her clients.

Available for consultation in Spanish, Ada offers her vast experience to help companies and professionals improve their document management systems, optimize processes and achieve their strategic objectives through customized advisory and consulting programs.

Jorge Ernesto Zuluaga Guzman
Group Facilitator

Jorge Ernesto Zuluaga Guzmán is a psychologist and marketing management specialist with an
outstanding track record in leadership and soft skills training. With more than 20 years of
experience, he has led activities related to commercial training and transversal competencies
training, contributing significantly to organizational development and team productivity.

Jorge has worked as an independent consultant, leading seminars, conferences, trainings and
workshops on topics such as leadership, goal setting, organizational climate and culture,
teamwork, conflict management, emotional intelligence and sales strategies. He has
collaborated with important organizations and universities, including Universidad de la Sabana,
Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

In his recent role at SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Jorge has evaluated and certified
labor competencies, designed qualification catalogs and updated job training programs. He has
also worked in the management of commercial projects and technological solutions in
telecommunications companies such as Claro Colombia and Comunicación Celular Comcel
S.A.

In his recent role at SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Jorge has evaluated and certified
labor competencies, designed qualification catalogs and updated job training programs. He has
also worked in the management of commercial projects and technological solutions in
telecommunications companies such as Claro Colombia and Comunicación Celular Comcel
S.A.

Jorge is dynamic and proactive, with the ability to build and lead motivated sales teams towards
the achievement of objectives. His experience in sales coaching and his focus on business
process automation have been key to his success in various industries.

Available for consultations and sessions in Spanish and English, Jorge offers his vast
experience to help companies and professionals improve their work competencies, optimize
processes and achieve their strategic objectives through customized consulting and coaching
programs.

Anna Pastor Cherta
Group Facilitator

Anna Pastor Cherta is an outstanding trainer in continuing education with a specialization in personal and social skills, leadership, team management, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP). With a proactive and organized approach, Anna has dedicated her career to the
improvement of educational, communicative and self-leadership skills, applying emotional intelligence and management techniques.

Anna has extensive training, including a Certificate of Professionalism in Teaching Occupational Training and multiple courses in neuroleadership, e-learning tools, gamification in learning and mindfulness, as well as a Master in NLP and Wingwave Coaching. She has given workshops and talks in various institutions and companies, focusing on improving the work environment, emotional intelligence and management skills.

Since 2013, Anna has managed her own private practice, attending both individuals and groups in personal and professional development. Her experience includes face-to-face and online training on topics such as time management, negotiation and conflict management, team
cohesion, and neuroleadership. She has collaborated with several organizations, including the Salou City Council and the CIEF Group, offering workshops on emotional intelligence and communication skills.

Dr. Ryan Paul
Group Facilitator

Dr. Ryan Paul is an accomplished Epidemiologist and Jungian Life Coach renowned for his proficiency in public health and personal development. His story of resilience and transformation shines through his victory over a suicide attempt and battles with addiction. Embracing sobriety and spiritual awakening, Dr. Ryan established a group of multi-million dollar companies that has positively impacted countless individuals globally, reflecting his steadfast commitment to manifestation, mindset, and inner work leading to success.

Elexus Liggins
Group Facilitator

Elexus Liggins is a Women’s Empowerment Coach. She’s incredibly passionate about empowering heart-centered and impact driven women, especially women of color so that you can start living THE soft lives of ease and start experiencing your dream life like yesterday. She’s the creator of “Blissful Alchemy Program” which is her 6 months signature coaching program for women of color who are ready to live a soft life of ease to break free from a life of struggle. Not only is she seasoned in evolving on a personal level as she has solidified her core values, life purpose, and role in community. She doesn’t just preach what she teaches, she lives it too..she’s proud to be a child-free, sober AF’, & a neurospicy woman (most likely undiagnosed autistic & ADHD). Her philosophy about life is that our general life purpose is to simply enjoy the human experience to the fullest yet in moderation, our primary purpose is to live in accordance to our own principles and lifestyle, and to also be contributing members of society by fulfilling our unique roles that we love.

She serves all women however, her content does have a major focus on women of color as that is her primary audience. Elexus’s soul like clients are heart-centered and impact driven women of color. General life coaching services are exclusively for non-colored women. Interested in her free stuff? Receive weekly insights and strategy on how to Glow & Grow The F** Up via joining her email list (she’ll have a private podcast exclusively for the email subscribers of Glow & Grow The F** up). She also has a FREE masterclass called “The Soft Life For Women of Color” a dedicated training sharing the 5 Pillars To Live A Soft Life Free From Struggle.

In her free time, you’ll find her engaging in her soft era by taking well needed naps, traveling when I can, and watching Korean dramas. Eating delicious food, having well-crafted mocktails, and definitely busting down some moves on the dance floor – salsa and country dancing are her jam! Her principle in life is that high quality standards, attract & create premium experiences – no sacrifices shall be made.

Mónica Puccini Gaviria
Group Facilitator

Mónica Puccini Gaviria is a leading specialist in Occupational Medicine with more than three
decades of experience in occupational risk prevention, occupational health and environmental
consulting. With a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of
Barcelona, Monica has complemented her training with several postgraduate degrees and
specialized courses in occupational medicine, hygiene, ergonomics and hospital management.

Throughout her career, Monica has worked in key roles in institutions such as Mutua Asepeyo,
Fremap and various consulting firms, where she has been responsible for the evaluation and
control of workers' health, as well as the implementation of health promotion and occupational
risk prevention programs. Her focus on knowledge management applied to occupational risk
prevention has allowed her to advise multiple companies in the improvement of their working
conditions.

Monica has also held leadership roles as Director of Medical Surveillance at Prevena SPA and
Area Director of Occupational Risk Prevention at Frutovit S.L., where she has implemented
innovative strategies for health promotion in the workplace. Her commitment to continuous
training is reflected in her participation in training programs and her contribution to the
development of prevention manuals and guides.

In addition to her experience in occupational medicine, Monica has worked in respiratory
disease research, specifically in the study of Sleep Apnea Syndrome at the Germans Trías y
Pujol Hospital. Her participation in research projects and her focus on the prevention and
treatment of occupational diseases have been fundamental in her professional career.

Available for consultation in Spanish, Monica offers her vast experience and expertise to
support individuals and organizations in improving their working conditions and promoting health
and wellness in the work environment.

Antonio Fuentes
Group Facilitator

More than 30 years dedicated to Personal and Professional Development as a "Professional Helper".

I have been a trainer, consultant, manager, entrepreneur and coach in the field of Human Resources
management and in the acquisition and optimization of managerial skills.
Degree in Psychology, Diploma in Rorschach Test, training in Psychoanalytic Technique, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Training in Situational Leadership, Training Management, Selection Techniques, Service Quality and Intra
and Interpersonal Communication.
Training in Executive Coaching, Strategic Coaching and Humanistic Coaching.
Master in Human Resources Management and Master in Applied Positive Psychology.

From my eclectic and holistic view of life, any training interests me if it allows me to grow personally
and/or professionally; I am always in continuous training in order to incorporate methods and tools that
allow me to help my clients to achieve their goals.

Some examples: Cosmobiology, Emotional Intelligence, Meditation and Conscious Breathing,
Transactional Analysis, Neurosciences, PsychoTarot, Enneagram, Communication Style, etc.

Current professional activity: Lecturer, writer, trainer, consultant, manager, entrepreneur,
psychotherapy, coaching and online training.

Physically, I am "tall and thin like my father", harvest of April 60. That's it! 62 "big years" very well
carried because, without being a hypochondriac, I listen to myself and take care of myself.

Mentally, "in constant unstable equilibrium"; that is, almost daily I try to achieve coherence between my
vices and my virtues, my left brain and my right brain, my masculine side and my feminine side, my need
for input and my need for approval. We are at it!

I consider myself a "professional helper" oriented to commitment and action, because I believe in the
potential of people and in our capacity to face the challenges that life poses to us "day by day".

I dive into the pool, even if the water is cold or shallow, I am fascinated by challenges!

I am a son, a brother, a father, a partner, a friend… in continuous evolution and improvement.

I love plants, dogs and cats, trips and excursions and I always must have an illusion or a dream to put
into action. Ah! I love DIY and cooking.

I like to bring serenity and security to my clients in their personal and/or professional development and
growth processes.

Rosa Rodriguez
Group Facilitator

Rosa Rodríguez Vila is a passionate trainer in behavior and flower therapies, with an
outstanding dedication to improving the well-being of animals and people through natural and
holistic techniques. Since 2009, Rosa has collaborated with different cat shelters, offering floral
therapy to both cats and volunteers in need.

With a proactive and organized approach, Rosa is continuously learning, always looking for new
ways to advance and set challenges for herself. In 2013, she established her private practice
where she treats both people and animals, applying her knowledge in flower essences to
improve the quality of life of her patients.

In 2016, Rosa created her blog www.gatsdebach.es, where she shares articles on feline
behavior and flower therapy. In addition, she is preparing both in-person and online workshops
to spread the benefits of flower therapy. Her expertise and commitment to education has led her
to be a speaker at the World Flower Therapy Summit.

Rosa has extensive training in natural therapies applied to both humans and animals. She has
participated in numerous courses and congresses, including the Sedibac Congress, advanced
courses in Bach Flowers, and training in aromatherapy for animals. Her dedication to
volunteering and continuing education reflect her commitment to improving animal welfare.

Available for consultations and sessions in Spanish, Rosa offers her experience and knowledge
to support individuals and animals in their personal and emotional development, helping them to
overcome challenges and reach an integral balance.

Jessie Blanco
Group Facilitator

Jessie Blanco is a sociologist and psychologist with an outstanding track record in counseling,
team coordination and facilitation of learning processes. With a solid academic background and
more than 20 years of professional experience, Jessie has worked in diverse areas, including
customer service, university teaching and consulting in human rights and equality policies.

Jessie offers her services as a customer service advisor, learning process facilitator and team
coordinator. Her skills include the ability to work and lead teams, self-confidence, motivation and
excellent public speaking.

Jessie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, both from
the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She also has a Master's Degree in Women’s Studies
and has complemented her education with courses in management, marketing and
psychomarketing. She has worked as a university professor, designing curricular programs and
facilitating academic training processes in the area of Social Psychology. She has also
performed consulting roles for the UN, designing projects and public policies in human rights
and equality policies.

Jessie is a dynamic and proactive professional, committed to the training and development of
both individuals and organizations. Her integrative approach and vast experience allows her to
offer advice and support in multiple areas, contributing to the growth and success of her clients.

Available for consultations and sessions in Spanish, Jessie offers her experience and expertise
to support individuals and organizations in their personal and professional development, helping
them to achieve their goals and overcome challenges.

Ana Barredo
Group Facilitator

Ana Barredo Matatagui is a biologist specialized in biotechnology with extensive experience in
marketing, communication and training in the health and wellness sector. With a
multidisciplinary profile, Ana has worked in various areas, including nutritional consulting, event
management and digital communication.

Ana stands out for her skills in networking, social media management, event management and
consulting, always with a collaborative attitude, initiative and a focus on results. She has played
key roles in the organization and coordination of health conferences, as well as in the
moderation and dissemination of content on social networks.

Currently, Ana works as a freelance health and wellness consultant, offering nutritional coaching
services, training in healthy habits and chiromassage specializing in sports, deep tissue,
relaxation and reflexology. She is also dedicated to digital communication and client acquisition
through her website.

Ana holds a degree in Biology from the University of Oviedo and an MBA in Biotechnology from
Aliter Business School in Madrid. Her additional training in business management, digital
marketing and nutritional coaching complements her solid academic and professional
background.

Available for consultations and sessions in Spanish, Catalan and English, Ana offers her vast
experience to support individuals and organizations in their personal and professional
development, helping them to improve their health and wellbeing through personalized coaching
and training programs.

Dr. Jack Torres
Group Facilitator

Jack D. Torres Leandro is a professional with more than 15 years of experience in Innovation,
Strategy and Business Planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Management, multiple MBAs in Strategy
Consulting and Business Administration, and several specializations in innovation and supply
chain management.

Throughout his career, Jack has worked at leading companies in a variety of industries, where
he has played strategic roles and led business growth initiatives. In his current position, he has
been instrumental in promoting expansion plans and designing innovative management models.
In addition, he has led due diligence processes and has developed international incursion
strategies for several organizations.

He has demonstrated his ability to increase sales and profits, proposing and implementing
effective strategies. His experience also includes administrative coordination in the educational
field and consulting in artificial intelligence and economic development.

Committed to developing new business opportunities, Jack conducts market research and
proposes transformative solutions. His work in corporate and academic environments includes
training and consulting in key areas of business management and innovation.

Jack is available for sessions and consultations in English and Spanish, Jack offers his vast
experience to help companies and professionals achieve their strategic objectives, resolve
conflicts and improve their management processes through customized consulting and
coaching programs.

Eleuterio Marques
Group Facilitator

Eleuterio Marques is a human resources administrator with 14 years of experience in payroll
and candidate recruitment. His dedication to fostering teamwork, building trust and
communicating effectively has allowed him to excel in the human resources field. In addition,
Eleuterio is an accountant with 28 years of experience in accounts payable and receivable,
inventory control and establishing reliable budgets.

Since December 2022, Eleuterio has been working as a Values Coach, inspiring and guiding
individuals and companies to face conflicts and fears through values, promoting trust and
teamwork. He has helped individuals identify their values, create action plans and set clear and
achievable goals, in addition to conducting customer service workshops to promote the
importance of effective communication and problem solving.

Previously, Eleuterio has held key roles in various organizations, such as Human Resources
and Accounting Assistant at Caribbean Medical University and Fraal Import & Export N.V.,
where he implemented strategies to reduce costs, improve planning and foster a responsible
and respectful work environment. At Dutch Caribbean Special Services N.V., he contributed to
cost planning and promoted teamwork.

Eleuterio holds a degree in Business Administration from The College of Dutch Caribbean and
is a certified Values Coach by the International Center for Values Development, ZINQUO. His
additional training includes courses in warehouse logistics, Payroll 4 and labor law.

Available for consultations and sessions in Spanish, Dutch, English and Portuguese, Eleuterio
offers his vast experience and knowledge to support individuals and organizations in improving
their human resources processes and developing a values-based business culture.

Elvira Sanchez Vilariño
Group Facilitator

Elvira Sanchez Vilariño is a nutritionist with more than three decades of experience in the field
of nutrition and dietetics. With a focus on deep empathy and efficient communication, Elvira has
been noted for her friendly and respectful attitude towards patients and colleagues, as well as
her ability to effectively solve nutritional challenges. Her positive sense of humor and
commitment to high ethical standards have been instrumental in her career, enabling her to
establish strong relationships in the health and nutrition field.

Elvira has held prominent roles as Dietitian and Supervisor at Grupo Sehrs and Hospital Sant
Gervasí, where she contributed comprehensively to nutritional planning and assessment. Later,
at Sodexho Spain, she assumed the role of Managing Nutritionist at the Fundación
Sociosanitaria de Barcelona, efficiently managing nutrition in hospitals and nursing homes, and
collaborating closely in the nutritional management of the Hospital del Mar.

Her commitment to innovation was reflected in her pioneering participation in the
implementation and development of purchasing and nutrition software at Sodexho's
headquarters. Since 2013, in her private practice, Elvira has been providing personalized
nutritional care to patients, strategically adapting their eating habits to their lifestyles. She also
collaborates with health companies and participates in training through Labor training, as well as
giving educational talks on nutrition and eating disorders in educational institutions in
collaboration with the Calella City Council.

Elvira is committed to excellence and innovation in nutrition, excelling in her career and
contributing significantly to the field of health and nutrition. Available for consultations in
Spanish, Elvira offers her vast experience and expertise to support individuals and
organizations in improving their eating habits and overall well-being.

Chrystel Rouveure
Group Facilitator

Chrystel Rouveure is a coach and trainer with more than 20 years of experience in developing
self-leadership, overcoming the Imposter Syndrome and improving communication and team
motivation. With a strong background in systemic coaching, certified by the LiderHazGo School
of Coaching, Chrystel has helped numerous individuals and teams reach their full potential.

Chrystel has worked as an independent consultant, creating practical and tailor-made training-
workshops for companies who want to take care of their employees. She has given webinars on
the Glass Ceiling for companies interested in equality, equity and diversity, and offers personal
coaching processes for individual development. Her focus on the art of giving and receiving
feedback has been key to improving communication and motivation in the teams she has
worked with.

In addition to her practical experience, Chrystel has an extensive background in coaching and
personal development, including certifications in Systemic Coaching, ICF Coaching, FIRO B
and MBTI, as well as a diploma in translation and a degree in applied modern languages.

Available for consultations and sessions in French and Spanish, Chrystel offers her vast
experience to support individuals and teams in their personal and professional development,
helping them to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Piera Spagnolo
Group Facilitator

Piera Spagnolo is a consultant and trainer with an outstanding track record in team building,
stress management and spiritual development. With almost 24 years of experience, Piera has
developed Emotional and Spiritual Facilitation methods that have helped numerous individuals
and organizations achieve their goals and improve their well-being.

Piera specializes in effective communication, active listening and anticipating the needs of the
interlocutor, skills she has honed through her training in Neurolinguistic Programming. She is
also an excellent communicator, with multilingual skills in Italian, English and Spanish, allowing
her to connect with a diverse and multicultural audience.

Throughout her career, Piera has worked in a variety of industries, from nutrition and natural
medicine consulting to project management and customer service in technology and aviation
companies. Her passion for communication and outreach is reflected in her work as a writer,
having published several books on spirituality and self-help techniques.

Piera has a degree in Medicine and Surgery, as well as a Master's Degree in Neurolinguistic
Programming and a Master's Degree in Coaching. In addition, she has taken continuing
education courses in human resources management and civil, commercial and family
mediation. These credentials allow her to teach courses and offer consulting in various fields,
including personal, sports and business.

Available for consultations and sessions in Italian, English and Spanish, Piera offers her vast
experience and expertise to support individuals and organizations in their personal and
professional development, helping them to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Monica Reale-Vidal
Group Facilitator

Mónica Mabel Reale-Vidal is a specialist in medical oncology with more than 30 years of
experience in clinical practice. In her career she has covered and worked in virtually all solid
tumors, especially in areas such as breast and gynecologic cancers, as well as palliative care.
Throughout her career, Monica has guided patients and their families through the processes of
diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment follow-up, taking a holistic view of health that integrates
physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects.

In addition to her clinical experience, Monica has worked in major pharmaceutical companies
and clinical research organizations, holding roles in medical management, clinical research,
pharmacological surveillance, marketing and training. She has demonstrated outstanding skills
in teamwork, leadership and development, as well as strategy and execution, consistently
exceeding expectations.

In her most recent role as Medical Director at Caidya, CRO in Barcelona, Monica has overseen
clinical trials and ensured compliance with the highest standards of good clinical and regulatory
practices. Previously, as Head of Medical Affairs at Pint-Pharma International S.A., she has
collaborated with CROs in overseeing clinical trials and led pharmacovigilance teams, ensuring
compliance with regulatory obligations and supporting business development initiatives.

Monica has been actively involved in training and engagement with the medical community,
improving product understanding and fostering meaningful scientific exchanges. Her passion for
the patient-physician relationship and her focus on patient empowerment have been
instrumental in her career, contributing to less traumatic processes and better patient outcomes.

Available for consultations in Spanish and English, Monica offers her vast experience to support
patients, families and healthcare professionals in the management and treatment of cancer and
other serious diseases, always with a holistic and humane approach.

Dr. Rhonda Simmons
Group Facilitator

I am Dr. Rhonda, and I obtained my doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University in April 2024. As a state-certified school principal with nearly 15 years in education and over 30 years in senior ministry roles, I have dedicated my career to empowering transformation in underserved populations. In 2022, I opened my coaching practice, combining my expertise as a master certified professional coach. As a Student Success Coach, I help at-risk students ages 14-21 improve their college and career readiness. Additionally, I provide balanced ministry coaching for pastors’ wives, helping them enhance their life balance without compromising their marriages, ministries, or careers. My unique background in both education and ministry allows me to deeply connect with and effectively support those I serve.

Renier Jooste
Group Facilitator

Renier Jooste is a dedicated teacher, thinker, coach, author, and speaker with 14 years of experience as an NLP Master Coach. Celebrated for his practical approach to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) with other transformative techniques, Renier guides self-aware individuals towards greater presence, helping them overcome self-doubt, self-sabotage, and conflict. His mission is to remove conscious and unconscious blocks, facilitating a deeper connection with oneself and the world.

Renier’s coaching methods include acceptance, breathwork, parts integration, intention setting, timeline therapy, and more. These techniques unblock self-awareness and cultivate self-love, enabling spiritual mastery on physical, mental, and emotional levels. Renier promises to help clients open their hearts and minds through NLP, acceptance, and applied metaphysics. He offers both private and group, online and live NLP coaching, as well as self-guided practices. Renier is dedicated to making a radically positive impact on every individual he works with, providing the support needed to achieve self-acceptance and love.

Kathryn Woolf
Group Facilitator

Kathryn Woolf is a passionate teacher, creative, speaker, author, and coach. She guides women in their 40s and 50s to overcome inner barriers and embrace practices that unlock creativity, peace, happiness, and joy. Kathryn’s toolbox includes acceptance, breathwork, NLP, intention-setting, and timeline therapy to increase self-awareness and nurture self-love.

Kathryn is committed to helping clients open their hearts through acceptance, NLP, applied metaphysics and various experiential practices. She offers both private and group, live and online OAM Method coaching experiences, as well as self-guided practices designed to support clients towards self-mastery and lasting happiness.

Sam Asra
Group Facilitator

Sam Asra is a divorce expert dedicated to helping fathers achieve better outcomes in court, reduce legal costs, and preserve their relationships with their children. With over 10 years of experience in divorce, relationships, parents and children, Sam has guided countless fathers through the complexities of separation, custody battles, and parental alienation. Sam Asra is committed to empowering fathers through one of the most challenging times of their lives. His holistic approach combines legal acumen with compassionate coaching, ensuring that fathers not only achieve legal success but also emerge stronger, more connected to their children, and ready to build a positive future.

Mae Newsome
Group Facilitator

As an ICF Credentialed Certified Professional Coach, Certified Resilience Practitioner (CRP), and
Certified Human Resource Associate (HRA) in Career Development, I provide individual and
group coaching in the areas of resilience, life, career, leadership, and business. I have been a
coach since 2013 and coach organizational employees from individual contributors to executive-
level positions, as well as, small business owners. Prior to becoming a coach and starting my
own coaching service, I worked in the corporate environment for 20 plus years in the banking,
telecommunications, and healthcare industries.

I am an optimist at heart who is passionate about helping you to be hopeful about your future
and believe in yourself. I strongly believe everyone has a purpose in life. I partner with you to
gain clarity and discover purpose in your professional and personal life. We will assess road
blocks you are experiencing and work together in finding sustainable solutions to overcome
challenges, uncertainties in life, difficult emotions, limiting beliefs, behaviors, plus more; so that
you feel more confident and empowered to continue to make progress towards your goals.

We work together to create a strategy, specific and meaningful goals, and a plan of action,
providing you with a clear direction for staying focused and on track to make progress towards
accomplishing your goals. I believe in taking consistent actions for achieving goals and will hold
you to being accountable for the actions you commit to taking between sessions.