Human Resources Professional | I/O Consultant | Career Mentor
Dr. Jacqueline Minor, PHR
🇺🇸 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Dr. Jacqueline Minor is the owner and Executive Director of Minor Consulting Group, LLC. Dr. Minor has progressive HR experience in diverse roles with a deep background leading teams in union and non-union environments for airlines, veterinary services, financial services, manufacturing, and oil, gas, and energy sectors. She is a talented relationship builder known for a transformational leadership style, strong business acumen, and solid work ethic.
SCOTT DONKIN, DC, DACBOH is an internationally published author, chiropractor, lecturer, and consultant who has been in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska for over thirty years. He speaks nationally and internationally on numerous ergonomic, health, wellness, longevity, and quality of life topics.
Dr. Donkin is considered an expert on the use of the physical environment to promote balance, human performance, health, safety, and longevity. Dr. Donkin has served as President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, Advisory Board member of the Wellness Councils of America and Chairman of the WorkWell Board of Directors.
He is the author of Sitting on the Job, Fit for Work, SittingSmarts, the co-author of Peak Performance Body & Mind: How to Make Your Body Last a Lifetime, and is also the producer of a number of multimedia programs on safety, health, longevity and wellness.
Dr. Donkin consults with government agencies on safety practices, with companies on ergonomic, health and safety issues for employees, as well as with manufacturers to evaluate, design and improve products and distribution. He has been interviewed by many publications including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Self Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Omaha World Herald.
Organizational Performance Development Specialist · Sr. Industrial/Org. Psychologist
Simmie A. Adams, Ph.D., ACC, PMP, Prosci, OARs, Pilot
🇺🇸 Bealeton, Virginia, USA
Dr. Simmie A. Adams has been helping leaders, individuals, teams, organizations & communities achieve their vision & mission on a fractional, interim, or project basis. He have worked in the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense as an Intelligence Professional. A Leader and Mentor of both Military & Civilian Personnel as well as a CEO and COO.
Torrey Davis, MSIOP, CCWS is the Director of Data and Business Enterprise with 10-years of combined Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) and Human Resource experience in in manufacturing environments, higher education, K-12, and federal government (nuclear energy). He is known for implementing effective solutions that focus on HR wellbeing programs, training and development and B2B initiatives related to mental wellness and organizational structures.
Jonathon founded Rex Recruiting to leverage his Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, and Manufacturing staffing experience to grow, staff and innovate the technology companies that are reshaping these industries. (Fintech, Insurtech, Healthcare Technology, Robotics Process Automation, Compliance & Cybersecurity)
Talent Acquisition Guru seeking out and cultivating the very best talent for Centuri Group, Inc.
🇺🇸 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Gail Elbourne is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 9 years in the construction industry. Her passion is building diverse teams in her current role as a Full-Cycle Talent Acquisition Specialist. Gail serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) Phoenix Chapter 98. In her free time, she enjoys creating content around self-development while coaching others to become the best version of themselves.
Dr. Steven Whitaker is an Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist, Director of Psychological Research at ΨDSW, lecturer, speaker, published author, and mentor to psychological professionals and graduate students. He has presented research findings at various research conferences. He collaborates on and independently designs and executes human behavior and experience research and psychometrics. He is also known for developing and implementing psychological health, safety, and well-being, and burnout, stress management, resiliency, self-efficacy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE+I) initiatives, policies, programs for private and public organizations.
Creator of REPS VR and CEO of TierOne Consulting - Performance Psychologist
Dr. Dutch Franz
🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, USA
Dr. Dutch Franz is a performance psychologist and consultant to sports teams at Stanford University. He is a research fellow at the Think2Perform Research Institute and the founder of the REPS virtual reality training platform. REPS combines immersive virtual reality with cognitive science to increase learning and performance in sports, medical surgery, and life and social skill development in the neurodiverse community. He has over 25 years of experience applying cutting-edge mental skills development with elite athletes, warriors, and executives.
Certified Lifestyle, Weight Management & Fitness Expert, Podcast Host at Lisa G Fitness: WholeCEO with Lisa G
🇺🇸 Santa Monica, California, USA
Lisa G. is the best-selling author ofThe Boss Weight Loss, and creator of the original Skinny Jeans Workout that sold over 100,000 units in Target and Walmart. Lisa has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, KTLA 5, CBS News, Thrive Global, and Web MD and has 20+ years transforming clients’ lives, including Cheryl Tiegs and Paul Zane Pilzer. Lisa is recognized as an expert VIP lifestyle coach, creating customized nutrition and exercise plans for clients to combat sleep deprivation, stress and unhealthy eating. Lisa gets results for high-impact CEOs, Senior Executives, Busy Entrepreneurs and Boss Moms by holding them to the highest level of accountability to get in shape while increasing productivity and energy levels.
Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach, Chef at Wholesome Living Wellness Coaching
🇺🇸 Tri-Cities, WA, USA
Laurence is a Master Certified Health and Wellness coach who specializes in helping women 50 and over to regain control of their health with sustainable lifestyle changes so they can thrive in the prime of their years. She focuses on how foods affect how we feel. Her favorite quote is: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” by Hippocrates Laurence founded Wholesome Living Wellness Coaching where she guides individuals and groups through Kitchen Cleanups, Seasonal Metabolism Jumpstarts, Smart Shopping trips, Healthy cooking Demos as well as personalized 1:1 coaching.
Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist at PositiviTeens®
Sherry S. Kelly, PhD
🇺🇸 West Hartford, CT, USA
Sherry Skyler Kelly, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than 30 years experience in the field of child development. She is the founder of PositiviTeens® workshops that bring together the science of Neuropsychology with the powerful evidence-based strategies of Positive Psychology.
Dr. Kelly’s clinical research experience included 8 years at New York Hospital in the Department of Pediatrics. While at New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kelly developed innovative, multi-disciplinary, intervention and rehabilitation programs. Dr. Kelly was well know for her work with children challenged by learning differences, autism, and developmental delays. Her research included a groundbreaking longitudinal study of the first generation of teens and young adults to survive beyond the medical life expectancy of a Thalassemia-Major.
She also conducted one of the first retrospective and prospective studies of “chemo brain” in leukemia patients. Her work has been featured in segments on Good Morning America. From 2000-2007, She was a clinician in private practice, a lecturer, and a columnist. Most recently, Dr. Kelly was a founding board member of Autism After 21, a Boca Raton based non-profit program of support, education, and skills training for young adults with special needs.
Org. Psychologist for behavioral change, HR strategy, startups, cyberpsychology, and IT implementations.
Christi Carlton, Ph.D.
🇺🇸 Saint Louis, MO, USA
Organizational Psychologist, with 15+ years’ experience designing and managing transformation initiatives by applying expertise in organizational alignment, talent development, behavioral change, and transition. Leadership experience in Change Management, practice development, behavioral change, training and learning, and strategic planning. Prosci ADKAR & TTT certified. Currently researching, publishing, and developing protocols related to Cyber Psychology. Cyberspace is a recognized social environment and the study of how people behave and form relationships in a virtual environment is an emerging field of psychology.
Doctor Scott Bautch started early in Industry in the Behavioral Safety Movement, looking at the upstream cause of the behavior that leads to an injury. Over the last 15 years, he had immersed himself in the position psychology arena, particularly the values in action character strengths, though the VIA Institute. Over the last few years, he has been working on helping young people through sports develop skill sets that will benefit them though life.
Marketing Mentor | Coach for Results and Peak Performance | Inspirator for Happy and Healthy living
🇺🇸 Greater Boston, MA, USA
Justyna Brown helps business owners and entrepreneurs to increase and optimize their life, work performance, and business. Her current path is divided in two directions. With her experience in marketing and education, she helps her husband to run his Sales Revenue Growth University, which is a part of his business consulting company. As a former fitness instructor, she also educates on the importance of exercise, stress prevention and management, which provides better focus and productivity. She also educates on how to create and stick to the right habits that lead to a fulfilled, healthy, and happy life. She is trained in MindfulChoice Method, and speaks fluent English and Polish.
John Spence has spent the last three decades of his career helping companies from startups to the Fortune 10 as an executive coach, training facilitator, and business advisor. At 26, he was the CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. Just two years later, Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America, and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named him one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch, along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. The highly prestigious Thinkers50 also shortlisted him as one of the top eight in the world for their Distinguished Achievement Award.
Interventionist and Family Recovery Specialist for 20+ Years
🇺🇸 Austin, TX, USA
Jay Schneider is an interventionist and founder of Bridge to Shore Interventions with 30 years of experience in the recovery and mental health industry. Driven by a passion for helping families, Jay has worked with clients across the US and internationally to provide them with the resources needed to heal. Jay is a member of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and TAAP, the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In his spare time, Jay can be found working on his mixed media art inspirations.
Borough Manager at Center for Independence of the Disabled
🇺🇸 New York City, USA
Gabriel Gherasim graduated in December 2010 with a Master of Arts, Behavioral Science in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State University, the Dominguez Hills campus. This was a degree, which he completed while working full time as a geriatric case manager at the Department for the Aging in New-York. In 2002 he had graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Sciences in Social Sciences at Portland State University. He have been working for over six years with two subsidiary agencies of the Department For the Aging of New-York in Harlem and Queens respectively, as well as, teaching various concepts in classrooms for over four years to populations ranging from grades sixth to university students. He come from a Social Sciences background that emphasizes “purposeful life” skills, where the individual is encouraged to absorb and appreciate the options in his/her present life, along with striving continuously for improvement and open-mindedness.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologist | Personnel Selection Professional | Data-driven Problem Solver | SPHR Certified
Erik C. Naimon, MA, SPHR
🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
As my day job, I'm a Personnel Research Psychologist working for the Department of Homeland Security. I work mainly with designing or statistically validating selection tests, assessments, and interviews, in order to match the right person to the right job. In doing this, I write individual test items and examine large data sets. When I'm not doing that, I also design and analyze employee survey results, to gauge attitudes and locate opportunities for our organization to improve.
Unique Forte...or my "Superpower" in mental health (as a former boss would say): Personally and professionally, I try to filter out less important and more anxiety-inducing news in popular culture. I teach my mind to do this through practice, as well as listening to podcasts and reading books about this topic. Learning about how your brain works helps you control your thoughts, and I'd both like to inform and learn more about this area.
Organizational Psychologist | Consultant | Professor
Tammy Fitzpatrick, PhD
🇺🇸 Nashville TN, USA
Currently Director of Culture and Engagement for a Fortune 100 healthcare company, Dr. Fitzpatrick is an experienced Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist. With more than 20 years’ experience training and developing leaders from all over the world, her focus is on organizational wellness, which includes employee experience, change management, communications, organizational culture as well as leadership and team development. In addition to healthcare, she has experience in aerospace and financial industries. Tammy also continues her work in academia as a college professor while developing graduate students in the area of strategic management, leadership, organizational development, power & influence, and teamwork.
Online Business Expert | Professional Networker | Athlete Bio Hacker | Actress-Producer | Investor
Ellen Bradley Ganus
🇺🇸 Los Angeles, California, USA
"As a crusader for all people, it is my passion to awaken your dreams, and help you create a life filled with a deep sense of purpose, radiant health, and abundant cashflow."
I am a founding executive of Isagenix International, a company dedicated to the Art of Wellbeing. It is here that I am able to create experiences that provide community and connections for people who crave accountability to live their highest human potential in the context of love and joy. We offer science based nutritional solutions to help you look better, feel better and move better. This is the perfect foundation for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
I am a professional networker, speaker, author, actress and producer.
I am a dedicated yogi, a triathlete, and flamenco dancer.
I have been married to Paul for 31 years, and we are the parents of two wonderful children Spencer & Tyler.
Founder of Higher Mindfulness. Master's in Environmental Studies
🇨🇦 Pender Island, BC, Canada
Catherine Sherlock, Founder of Higher Mindfulness, plays on the edge of human potential elevating lives and leadership. Through insights and paradigm shifts, upending the norms of our times and expanding and transforming minds, she helps people change inner struggle to peace, move from overwhelm to empowerment and connect with their capacities and potential. Her work is beyond coaching; it’s experiential involving brain states and quick-shift energy work. That opens the door to profound transformations in the way we look at and live in the world.
Catherine has a Master’s in Environmental Studies. She has served the business sector, all levels of government, non-profits and other agencies as a coach, consultant, facilitator, and trainer.
Kevin is a leader, national and international author, speaker, consultant, research methodologist, and statistical expert with 15+ years of experience in healthcare analytics and academia. He has led a team of healthcare professionals to design proactive innovative analytical dashboards to improve patient outcomes, drive behavioral change, publish research in peer reviewed journals, and build an education program to teach others how to conduct research and analytics. His passion lies in storytelling with data to ask the difficult questions that others need to hear, but don’t want to. He has written 2 books and co-authored a chapter in an edited book, which all revolve around research methodology and analytics. Most recently he has collaborated with educators and professional organizations to better understand the mental health and wellness needs of healthcare professionals with specific emphasis on quality of life, burnout, resilience, and mental/emotional wellness. The results of his analyses have helped evaluate and implement healthcare programs.
Carl Lemieux is the founder and the managing partner at Mindsmatter. Carl has over 35 years’ experience as a management consultant offering services in strategic planning, organizational transformation, executive coaching, leadership development, more recently specializing in wellness and conscious leadership. He works in the public and private and public sectors in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Carl supports leaders, teams and individuals to unleash their potential, using increased awareness on what it means to have a life of meaning, clarifying what is deemed as important to oneself, while cultivating a sense of well-being. This requires to also works with competing forces, identifying and working with those aspects that tend to keep us stuck in our habitual patterns and automatic reflexes.
Carl’s strengths lie in developing individuals to face an ever-increasing complex and uncertain future. Supported by neuroscience, leading-edge clinical and management practices, Carl focuses on developing mindful individuals and organizations, helping individuals develop focus, presence, clarity of thought, creativity, develop resilience, make better decision-making and increase their compassion in the service of others and the collectivity.
Carl is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist from Université de Montréal and the University of Ottawa, as well as a member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists. He holds an EMBA from Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher (MBSR) from the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts) and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Brian is a self-motivated professional with a stellar record of success in mental health program management demonstrating over 20 years of outstanding performance in the healthcare arena with a proven ability to deliver results that span four countries. However, his advanced clinical knowledge was gained amidst MUCH personal turmoil and a story that includes intimate loss, unexpected devastation and near death experiences. It’s also seasoned with highlights of a warrior throughout by twice being nationally nominated for "Who's Who", earning a collegiate swimming scholarship, “breakthrough miracles”, first in his family to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, being dually licensed as a mental health and addiction specialist, a WONDERFUL wife and two BEAUTIFUL daughters!
His ongoing personal and professional success has been defined by his natural leadership capability, a gift for recognizing growth opportunity in others, strong communication skills, ability to implement effective solutions, and the capacity to motivate thousands of others beyond their potential. His soul-level passion and inspiration to enhance the lives of others is best characterized by Robert Louis Stevenson's incentive of "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"
Jeff Davidek, is the Chief Strategist and Co-Founder of Troutwood, a fintech company based at Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Dedicated to freeing minds, from financial stress, for financial independence – the company is developing software applications and educational content intended to help individuals, regardless of socioeconomic background, gain financial literacy and overcome behavioral biases which often create obstacles to achieving financial wellness.
Prior to Troutwood, Jeff spent his career working with institutional investors across the nation, including time at a global investment bank and 14 years as partner and senior vice president of a top-ranked asset management firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College and enjoys teaching financial planning in his spare time at Grove City College. Previously, Jeff served on the advisory board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems and as a member of numerous organizations dedicated to trustee education and pension reform.
Dr. Darsi D. Beauchamp has had extensive training in the areas of counseling, education and
administration. She holds three bachelors’ in Psychology, Spanish and Education from Rutgers
University, a Master’s in Counseling (Family Psychotherapy) from California Polytechnic
University, and another Master’s in Public Administration and Supervision from Montclair
University. In addition, she has a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Public Administration from Capella
University in Minnesota. Her dissertation is published in the Journal of Biology, Neurology and
Education for her contributions on how the brain learns and interacts with the environment, which
she has used in schools, government agencies and as an Ombudsman in corporations. Her
Behavior Analysis Certificate (for BCBA) is from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and
she has finished her post-doctoral studies at the Florida Institute of Technology. Currently, she is
a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Candidate and will be taking her Board testing soon.
She is an Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) practitioner and helps schools,
municipalities, and corporations improve performance. OBM is the study of human behavior
which identifies and emphasizes environmental variables that affect directly observable
performance, with an analysis of behaviors to help change variables to decrease unproductive or
increase productive behavior performance. She is able to study, understand, explain, predict, and
change human behaviors that occur in the organizational context. She also has an ABA approved
Paralegal Studies Certification from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Beauchamp has
completed a Public Labor and Employment Management and Conflict Resolution Certificate at
Rutgers University and completion of Commercial Arbitration and Mediation-AAA-ADR
Certificate at Cardozo University. She participates in educational law issues that affect people
with disabilities in the workplace and students in schools.
Dr. Darsi D. Beauchamp is a demonstrated achiever with 30 years of exceptional knowledge of
behavioral health, hypnosis for reduction of anxiety and depression, PTSD and Trauma
Specialist, as well as a Neurofeedback practitioner for brain entrainment and performance. Has a
track record in family therapy as a Licensed Professional Counselor for helping others achieve
their potential by training clients in conflict resolution, executive skills, and social skills.
Dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual disabilities, couples, military and non-military
individuals with trauma and employees achieve their potential and heal for a better future.
For the past ten years, Nageen Riffat – also known as Nyn – has dedicated herself to empowering women and guiding them to embrace their potential. As a leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker, she has helped thousands of women build a life of success, influence and positive impact, both within and outside of the USA.
Not only does she run her consultancy business, Nyn’s Dreams LLC, from her hometown of Houston, she has also been a volunteer for the USA’s Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, a business mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation in the UK, an advisory board member for Steering for Greater Good in Nigeria, and the founder of the #IAmYou movement, among other things.
Nageen is seen as a reputed leader in the corporate sector who delivers engaging training sessions and talks on critical topics of DEI (Diversity,Equity & Inclusion), Emotional Intelligence and challenges of women leaders at the workplace.
Her book “#HerRhythm: You Are More Than Your Survival Story” has gained a lot of attention around the world. In its pages, Nageen bravely tells of how she escaped her abusive husband in Pakistan, fought for custody of her two sons, and took refuge with them in the USA. Much of the motivation for her entrepreneurial work comes from her past experiences of abuse and repression, and it is her hope that her story and work will not only captivate those who need it, but inspire them to a life of more.
Nageen weaves the importance and significance of mental health in all her speaking & coaching events because it was only because of her strong mental state that she could overcome nerve wrecking challenges and was able to restart her life only because of her healthy mind. She also talks about the stigma around mental health at many levels of society and is committed to create more awareness through her EQ based leadership programs.
Dr. Benson has been licensed to practice clinical psychology since 2005. She primarily works with people in psychotherapy and psychological testing and evaluation for adolescents, adults, and families. Currently, she is employed in private practice and has also worked within medical/mental health clinics and hospital settings, community mental health, and college and university counseling centers. Dr. Benson is a United States National Registered Health Service Psychologist.
Dr. Benson enjoys supervision and training of the next generation of mental health providers, and she values her role as consultant to various Minnesota weight management and wellness programs and bariatric surgery clinics. She has a strong belief in working to actively increase the diversity within the professional mental health community so that all people can find representation of themselves among and within their mental health providers. She is passionate about wellness in all families, from new perinatal and postpartum parents to healthy interpersonal boundaries and relationships between adult children and aging parents. Dr. Benson believes that personal and community wellness comes from people taking care of themselves and each other, the best they can, to fulfill our physical, spiritual, relational, and mental health needs.
Executive Leader | High Performance Executive Business Coach | Public Speaker
🇺🇸 Dubuque, Iowa USA
Justin Stinson has a background in telecommunications, business and photography and has always viewed the world from a very different perspective. From problem solving to team building his secret sauce to success has always been taking a different angle and thinking larger. Life hasn’t always been easy though, from dealing with two layoffs and many career transitions Justin has been forced to tackle difficult decisions on many occasions. In each of these situations he has learned an immense amount about himself and the world around him that has helped catapult to the next level. It has helped Justin identify what’s important in his life and what type of work makes him feel fulfilled. That realization has led Justin to the world of coaching where he started Capture Coaching and Consulting. Specializing in Leadership and Entrepreneurial Coaching, Justin has been able to inspire his clients and challenge them to see opportunities they never would have found before. Seeing that impact in helping others achieve their ultimate life and watching their eyes when they see that next level of creativity that they have never experienced before is priceless.
Transformative HR Curator of Culture | Supporting SMBs & Founders to build infrastructures-to-scale, strong brands, engaged teams, and Cultures where people want to stay
🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, Pa, USA
Tiffany Castagno of CEPHR, LLC is a transformative HR Consultant and Curator of Culture. She approaches her work with ambition, integrity, empathy, and inclusivity. Tiffany is passionate about building teams, cultures, Employer Brands, Community, and partnerships. Her Why is eliminating toxicity from workplaces and bringing Psychological Safety to the forefront of organizations.
Tiffany coaches and mentors, and has supported organizations with building infrastructure-to-scale, root causing issues, building engaged cultures, decreasing turnover, increasing DEI, and mitigating organizational risk. She believes in the strength of numbers and that we are better together. She enjoys helping people see their best potential in life and career.
Globally recognized autism specialist, researcher, app creater and author
Dr. Jennifer Dustow
🇺🇸 Lanai City, Hawaii, USA
Dr. Jennifer Dustow is a Cognitive Behavioral Learning Specialist who has been working with children diagnosed under the autism spectrum for over 17 years. She is the author of an internationally recognized doctorate publication that has been translated into 27 languages.
Through her private practice, Dr. Dustow works with families and caregivers in individual consultations. She also provides professional support in maintaining academic awareness, facilitating tactical team approaches, achieving school accreditation, and designing behavioral strategies for children of all ages. She is the founder and director of the specialized nonprofit, Cornerstone Educational Preschool.
Dr. Dustow is also the president of Aloha Autism Development Foundation (AADF), a nonprofit organization that assists the Government of Bangladesh with autism education and outreach through the virtual training of parents, teachers, administrators, service providers, and doctors.
After many years of repeatedly witnessing families being financially drained, bankrupted, and forced to stop much needed treatments, she decided to assist families by creating an app both in Apple and Android that is simple to use, very inexpensive, and highly effective. Nearly a year and half later, the 'Happy DRJ' Happy DRJ Happy DRJ - Apps on Google Play app was launched. Dr. Dustow is currently developing an artificial intelligences (AI) speech app which will be launched shortly 'Talk DRJ'.
Lisa G. Twerski is a licensed clinical social worker having received her Masters in Social Work from New York University’s School of Social Work in 1990. In the first decade of her career, Mrs. Twerski worked for Victim Services (now Safe Horizons). In her time there, her work was with victims of rape, incest and domestic violence. In addition to the individual clinical therapy she was doing, her role eventually changed to include clinical supervision of staff, and public awareness speaking engagements, to community groups, hospital staff, and other agencies serving the community at large. Additionally, for a two year period during her tenure at Victim Services, she was asked to coordinate the agencies citywide rape crisis programs, which included developing a treatment protocol for all rape crisis counselors throughout the city as well as providing ongoing supervision. In the quest to understand all parts of the issue of domestic violence, she spent time 5 years working after hours at Volunteer Counseling Service’s Batterers Intervention Program. There she co-facilitated groups for men who had been arrested for battering their spouse. Eventually she was asked to be part of the training team during their training retreats for other batterer’s intervention providers. This lead to a request by the Brooklyn D.A.’s office to help develop a similar batterer’s program in the Orthodox Jewish Community.
In 1995 Mrs. Twerski started her work with Shalom Task Force, an organization dedicated to addressing domestic abuse in the Jewish community, on a consultation basis. Eventually, when she left Victim Services Lisa became the director of the hotline as well as the director of training and special projects. Currently, Lisa works in the private sector. She has a clinical practice working with victims of trauma. In addition, she does works with individuals and couples around a variety of issues. She has advanced training in pre-marital and marriage education and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on domestic violence, marriage and dating. In addition, Mrs. Twerski is on the Board of Directors of Nefesh, The International Network for Orthodox Jewish Mental Health Professionals. In 2011 Mrs. Twerski authored a book entitled, I’m So Confused, Am I Being Abused? Guidance for the Orthodox Jewish Spouse and Those Who Are Trying to Help.
Lisa is driven to help couples and families by ensuring their relationships are healthy and fulfilling. She hosts the Creating Kesher podcast streaming on Itunes and Spotify. The episodes are a series of discussions with various mental health professionals geared towards addressing every day difficulties people experience in their marriage. She is passionate about providing resources for her Orthodox Jewish community. To that end she has created a call in line so people who do not have internet access can still listen to podcast episodes as well as other programming.
Master of Arts, English | Literary Researcher | Author | Master Storyteller | Founder & Voice of LOTIMUS Meditations
Becky Davidson, MA
🇺🇸 Lindon, Utah, USA
Rebecca Piatt Davidson is a former tenured Assistant Professor of English, a published author, a literary researcher, and a longtime meditation practitioner. She also is the creator and founder of Lotimus, a new web app whose meditations she describes as “world-building-meets-meditation.” As the voice of the brand, Davidson feels strongly that wellness starts with re-storying the self, and the recordings she’s developed in partnership with Slowave Studios feature hero’s journey stories that cast the listener as the Journeyer-avatar. “By traveling inward to world-build,” Davidson says, “listeners become journeyers. They pursue a tantalizing objective, stage strategic workarounds for obstacles and challenges, and claim the wisdom at the journey’s end.” Convinced that mental wellness starts with mind training, Davidson believes that guiding listeners into vivid and compelling mindscapes is the first step in reframing one’s reality through a lens of play and power.
International Relationship Mentor Coach | Podcast and TV Host
🇺🇸 Brookeville, Maryland, USA
Zev Halpern M.ED , LCPC received his post-grad degree in Counseling and Human Development from the University of Maryland and is a licensed Psychotherapist and International Relationship Consultant and Mentor. He is both a Podcast and TV show host . Mr. Halpern brings a wide array of expertise and experience to the mental wellness arena. Beginning with his early work in college with institutionalized children, Mr. Halpern’s passion is apparent as he has devoted his life work to designing and implementing programs aimed at fortifying and furthering human potential at home and in the workplace.
He moved from his role as a Director of Rehabilitation for a large DC Metro area 300 bed residential treatment program to founding a private Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with contracts to corporations and Labor-Management Membership Assistance programs throughout the eastern part of the US. He is credited with designing and establishing cooperative Labor-Management Membership Assistance (MAP) for a large union throughout the eastern USA.
Zev in conjunction with a Government- private sector partnership also lent his workplace wellness and fitness for duty expertise to the development of training and mentoring for residents in the poorest areas of inner-city Washington D.C in preparation for jobs in the unionized and private sector.
Currently, Mr. Halpern facilitates retreats, master classes and consults directly with Couples looking to rekindle and turn their relationships around. Mr. Halpern is utilizing his wide berth of knowledge to develop programs for Couples and Corporations looking to offset the challenges the Pandemic has created for relationships, families and employees returning to a changed workplace.
Global Behavioral Science Authority, Cut to it Coach™, Speaker, Author, Advisor
Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
🇺🇸 San Diego, California, USA
Dr. Michael R. Mantell earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 after completing his M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology at the Hahnemann Medical College in 1972 where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. After 45 years he retired as a clinical psychologist treating patients with mental health disorders and has been enthusiastically and unwaveringly regenerating his career in the field of mental wellness as a highly sought-after behavioral sciences coach, international keynote speaker, organizational and leadership consultant, media spokesperson, and author of four bestselling books.
He has been providing evidence-based, compassionate, dynamic rational emotive behavioral coaching anchored in his commitment to readily available service with an everlasting allegiance to excellence. His work is now more analogous to a teacher than a physician. He works in such a way as to deliver his caring approach as economically and efficiently as possible, and is riveted on alleviating suffering and accelerating emotional independence.
He’s served as Chief Psychologist for Children’s Hospital of San Diego and as founder and Chief Psychologist of the Psychological Services Program of the San Diego Police Department, as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD Medical School where he focused on the Doctor-Patient relationship, as a consultant to the FBI and the US Postal Service, and as Chief Behavioral Sciences Consultant for the American Council on Exercise, and Equinox and Anytime Fitness gyms, among others. Most recently, he’s co-developed and led a yearly, three-day intensive program on Physician Wellness for the American Academy of Hematology. He’s is co-founder and served as Chief Behavioral Science Officer of Plus-Size Certified and is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the International Council on Active Aging, as well as a member of the Educational Advisory Board of the Medical Fitness Network and an Advisor to the Medical Wellness Association. He has been named to Greatist.Com’s “100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”
His long career has led to his becoming an international authority on helping people disturb themselves less and find lasting change, contentment and a more awakened, successfully optimized life as they move past unhealthy negative emotions like anxiety, stress, depression and burnout with his short-term, powerful and problem-focused, action-oriented approaches leading to greater life satisfaction.
He believes, “The link is what you think,” and that his clients thrive when they are encouraged to think for themselves, learning how to use the responsibility they have for creating their emotions and behaviors to make healthier choices throughout life.
Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Change Management of Paradigm Learning Systems | Award-winning Education Administrator | Author
🇺🇸 Mosier, Oregon, USA
Rinda Montgomery is an Award-winning education administrator, consultant, and visionary with 15+ years of experience executing curriculum and educational programming through grants and strategic partnerships to encourage student growth. She directs programs and teams, envisions new approaches, and employs research-based practices.
She is a co-founder of Paradigm Learning Systems, where she co-authored and published P3 – The Pathways to Proficiency Project. She had implemented P3 in five US districts and two Australian schools.
Reading Specialist | Montessorian | Neurodivergent Consultant | Coach | Author & Developer of My ELBERT™
Tricia Cook, MEd, RSP, AOG
🇺🇸 Birmingham, AL, USA
After over twenty years of being in education, I provide tutoring, consulting, and coaching on dyslexia and other neurodevelopmental differences. Over the last 15 years, I’ve observed an
increasing amount of behavioral, sensorial, cognitive, physical, mental, and spiritual difficulties and differences along with an increased number of children being medicated and/or
misdiagnosed; Therefore, I developed a revolutionary program that includes an evaluation that “looks at the whole child.” I work with all stakeholders on constructive engagement when
learning based on my student “whole child” observation(s) inspired by Maria Montessori, Benjamin Bloom, Lewis Goddard, Peter Levine, Conrad E. and Cohen B., Dr. J. Puleo & Dr. L. Horowitz, Howard Garner, Dr. Bradley Nelsen, Hans Berger, Jean Paiget, Grolnick, W. &
Kurowski, C. and Erik Erickson. I have also developed a revolutionary training/ intervention program for people with unique learning differences. This program is based on my own inductive
reasoning and a detective sense, contributed to my own gift of dyslexia, countless hours of student observations, educational research and studies along with my perpetual care for
children. My motivation is to inform families, who consider themselves weak or weary with challenges of nerurodiversity and learning uniquenesses, by implementing and working with teachers, specialist, and families through social media, courses/ speaking engagements, book
sales, coaching/consulting, and outreach all with my internationally recognized My ELBERT™ !
Industrial Organizational Psychologist | Professional Research Scientist | DE&I | Consultant | Business Data Analyst
🇺🇸 Miami, Florida, USA
Chantal is a 4th year Ph.D. student and McNair Graduate Fellow studying I-O psychology at FIU. Currently, her research focuses on how sudden unemployment and job insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic affects individuals from marginalized backgrounds' psychological well-being. Her research interests also include intergenerational interactions and generational stereotypes at work.
Chantal is passionate about helping underrepresented individuals succeed in the workplace and understanding how sociocultural factors can act as buffers in stressful working situations. She is passionate about understanding the process of being resilient and how ethnic identity ties into that experience.
Child and Family Therapist and Founder of Parenting With Gelly LLC
Gelly Asovski, LCSW-R RPT-S
🇺🇸 Monsey, New York, USA
Gelly Asovski is a Child and Family Therapist practicing for 20 years within the Orthodox Jewish/ Hasidic Community. Gelly is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and EMDR Consultant and provides consultation to therapists who work with both children and adults.
Gelly is the founder of Parenting With Gelly LLC which provides parenting courses and concierge parenting coaching to support moms to parent through the power of connection and play- the Non Tech way. Gelly is a strong believer in strengthening families through Mental Wellness.
Relationship Specialist and Certified Addiction Therapist
🇨🇦 Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Dina Cohen, M.A. CSAT is a certified addiction therapist, relationship coach, and researcher. She supports couples struggling with sexual compulsivity issues, and betrayal trauma. She is also a career
counselor and uses tests like the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Indicator to facilitate growth.
Before opening her private practice in Toronto, Dina taught Statistic, Psychological Testing, and Experimental Psychology at Touro College in New York.
Doctoral Candidate | Air Force Veteran | Recruiter | Leadership | Organizational Development
🇺🇸 Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Subrie King is a recruiter and an Air Force veteran that is passionate about a healthy workplace where employees are put first. She is currently pursuing her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology, she has earned a graduate certification in human resources management, a master’s in business administration, and a bachelor’s in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. Subrie is currently a participating member and volunteer with the Society of Evidenced-Based Organizational Coaching, Columbia Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Chapter, Society of Human Resources (SHRM), and the National Society of Leadership and Success. In her free time, Subrie enjoys reading and family to include her husband, 3 children, and her spoiled Pitbull.
Director, Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine Center for Mindfulness
🇺🇸 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
I am an entrepreneur, a C-level executive, an accredited and respected educator and a sought-after keynote speaker experienced and successful in health and wellness, corporate development, business management and management consulting. I’ve joined LinkedIn to assist the community with advice, guidance and contacts in the areas of business creation, launch and leadership, as well as curriculum and program development.
My particular focus is to construct successful enterprises, and turnaround floundering ones, by creating and implementing vision and business plans and effective processes, recruiting, leading and empowering high-performance personnel.
On a personal level, I embrace holistic health, exploring new things, music and sports. I feel fortunate to be a long time practitioner and teacher of mindfulness which is a core experience that we teach at Center for Mindfulness.
Cynthia Lackner is a psychotherapist in private practice. Her specialty is helping people diminish stress, anxiety, and depression, without the use of drugs.
The brain-based modality she teaches is called Emotional Brain Training, a program that offers stress overload solutions. She helps people learn resilience, help with burnout, and ultimately, find true meaning and purpose.
Cynthia has created and implemented programs for various organizations. She
created and co-produced a PBS documentary that was submitted for an Emmy.
Ms. Lackner has presented to many groups in the legal, medical, and business communities about stress
and how it can be mitigated. Some of those groups include: National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, Downtown Denver Partnership, Colorado Bar, Colorado Women’s Bar, Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, University of Denver Law School and University of Boulder Law School.
Cynthia frequently volunteers for Nepris, a group that connects leaders in their field to the classroom where students can gain exposure to the real world. Her presentations have covered skills and tools to diminish stress and anxiety for middle and high school students. Additionally, through Nepris, Cynthia recently mentored students who participated in a Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The students created a worry stone device that was connected to an app to monitor and diminish their anxiety. She is proud that the group she worked with, were finalists in their program out of a group of 2,000 applicants.
Cynthia often gets referrals from psychiatrists and physicians. Cynthia works on Zoom with clients across
She holds a BA degree from Goucher College, Towson, Maryland and an M.A. from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio. She is a Certified Emotional Brain Training Provider and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.
Human Resources | Employee Engagement Coach | Speaker | CEO Shalom Shalom Consulting
🇨🇦 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Oluwafemi, AKA Femi, started her HR Consulting outfit in Edmonton: Shalom Shalom Consulting very recently. Her passion is to draw the attention of Executives and leaders to the fact that a global poll conducted by Gallup uncovered that out of the world’s one billion full-time workers, only 15% of people are engaged at work. This means an astronomical 85% of people are unhappy in their jobs. She aims at coaching Managers and Executives of small and medium -sized businesses about how to improve their bottom line by boosting Employee Engagement. She does this partly through her proprietary training program called Respect in the Workplace.
She also assists her clients in facilitating other bespoke training programs, including but not limited to: Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership to name a few.
Other services include, On- demand and or infrequent HR support, Conducting Exit interviews, Employee On-Boarding, Employee Handbook, Executive Placement, and, Conflict Resolution.
For a period spanning about 20 years, Femi has worked in the field of Human Resources in West Africa, Toronto, Ontario culminating in her role as Divisional HR Advisor for the Divisional Headquarters of The Salvation Army in Edmonton, Alberta. She possesses invaluable International and Canadian experience. Her professional journey cuts across the spectrums of the Oil and Gas Industry, Healthcare, Social Services and now Consulting.
Apart from this experience, Femi holds a B.Sc. in Social Science, and two Masters Degrees: One in Sociology and another in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management all from the University of Lagos. She graduated with honours in Human Resources Management from Humber College in Toronto and holds The Certified Human Resources Professional designation from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. She also holds the SHRM-SCP which is a certification for senior certified HR professionals managed through SHRM, ( The Society of Human Resources Management), the world’s oldest HR association. Femi is happily married with three children.
Meet Maury Mourning the Founder and Principal Consultant of B Free 2 Fly International a coaching and consulting company dedicated to making an impact in the lives of survivors of domestic violence. She is also a Master Certified Life Coach, Advocate, Speaker and the Author of Good Mourning Nude, a personal memoir. Maury has 20+ years as a businesswoman, entrepreneur, mentor, and spiritual leader with an extensive background in business management and real estate.
Her coaching program uses a step-by-step approach that focuses on mindset, rational emotive behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques, emotional Intelligence, and overall mental wellness. Her greatest passion is enhancing the overall well-being of her clients mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and holistically and giving voice to the silent. She knows from her personal journey that the road to recovery is one of self-discovery and has committed herself to sharing the tools, techniques, and expertise with women and families globally so that they too can recover and reclaim their lives and be free to fly.
Assistant Clinical Professor at Thomas Jefferson University
Bernardo Merizalde, MD, DHt
🇺🇸 Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA
For over fourty years I have integrated complementary and alternative methods of healing tomy study and practice of general medicine, including psychological, mind-body, approaches.
I am Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and Board Certified in Psychiatry.
I work with integral personal development and I am certified in several executive coaching modalities: Spiral Dynamics Integral levels I and II, and the Susanne Cook-Greuter's Leadership Developmental Framework, Otto Laske's Constructive Developmental Framework, Richard Barrett's Cultural Transformation Tools, and the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI) Certification by the Hay Group.
I received my MD degree from the University of Ottawa, followed by residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia and additional fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital in pediatric Orthopaedics and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada in Musculoskeletal Oncology. In addition, I completed a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of British Columbia and a certificate program in Quality Improvement at the University of Washington. Following fellowship training, I practiced at the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for over 6 years focusing on treating patients with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.
My focus is on healthcare transformation through improvement in healthcare value. Value is determined by increasing the quality of care and decreasing the cost. These goals can be reached through initiatives focused on both patients and healthcare providers. My goal is to address the patient and provider aspects that will lead to improved value in healthcare. Working with others, we can reach this goal across the world, leading to general wellbeing and allowing each of us to strive for and reach our goals in life. A central concept of this goal is to incorporate best practices from diverse areas, such as traditional medical care, Eastern principles of care, and related sciences, such as sleep and recovery, mindset training, nutrition, and peak performance. The combination of these elements will create a holistic model of care that will transform healthcare!