Meet the IAWP Faculty
Thank you for visiting our Faculty page. As a member of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, you will learn from our international experts in business and wellness throughout the year.
Max Simon is a Global Authority For Helping Thought-Leaders Launch Transformational Sold-Out Seminars. Max Simon is a master at live events, because his 200+ productions have transformed the lives of thousands and generated millions. Son of David Simon M.D., co-founder of the world-renowned Chopra Center for Well-Being, best selling author, and renowned physician, and Julia Simon, a 40+ year Transcendental Meditation Teacher, Max has been immersed in personal transformation, conscious business, and live trainings his entire life. Growing up with luminaries like Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and his father gave Max the direct experience of seeing what it takes to build a global empire that truly serves and is powerfully successful. Fresh out of business school, he became the Director of Consumer Products for the Chopra Center for Well-being and used live events and innovative marketing strategies to transform this small unprofitable division into a multi-million dollar business in just a few years. Simultaneously, he became the youngest certified instructor in the history of the organization and traveled the world teaching personal transformation and human potential to thousands at their prestigious events.
Today, Max is a recognized global authority for teaching entrepreneurs how to create a powerful business that’s on-purpose, in-service, and highly profitable. His live events are widely considered to be THE premier experience for brilliant, good-hearted, visionary minds to come together to discover new revolutionary strategies for making a bigger difference in the world through the vehicle of business. For his powerful contributions at such a young age, Martha Stewart awarded Max to be the “Next Big Idea” in Body & Soul Magazine. Max is passionate about helping entrepreneurs with a great message and big heart to create new levels of freedom, wealth, and happiness. He believes this is only possible when you are selfcentered: AKA centered in yourself.
Jesse Koren and Sharla Jacobs
Award-winning million-dollar coaches Jesse Koren and Sharla Jacobs are the founders of Thrive Academy and The Client Attraction Summit. They have taught over 6,000 Coaches and Holistic Practitioners how to increase their business success. In addition to their book, “Sell is Not a 4-Letter Word: How to Serve More Clients and Create a 6-Figure practice,” they have been published alongside transformational leaders such as Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup books) and Bob Proctor in the best-selling book “Who Do You Think You Are?” and have given over 2 million dollars of scholarship money away to holistic practitioners and coaches who are ready to take their business to the next level. Learn how you can claim a scholarship to their next Client Attraction Summit and get instant access to their video training series by clicking the link below:
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, is a pioneer in the wellness movement and the co-founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. He has been a leader in the holistic educational field and has influenced society at large with his understanding of the emerging trends in cultural shifts occurring in societal awareness in alternative health, education, environment and community practices. Rechtschaffen is an expert in developing holistic learning centers and wellness-related businesses. He regulary consults with professionals and organizations in this emerging field on how to run a successful health and wellness business that is both sustainable and aligned with your inner passion and purpose. Rechtschaffen is also a widely recognized holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. He is a coauthor of Vitality and Wellness and the author of Timeshifting, a book that focuses on one’s relationship to time and stress amidst the quickening pace of modern life. These interests have drawn him to living and working in the more mindful and slower-paced environment of Nosara, Costa Rica, where he is the director and visionary of Blue Spirit Retreat. He views the emerging culture in Costa Rica and Latin America as an important frontier in practicing the values of a sustainable and wholesome lifestyle for himself, his family and others.
Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned transformational teacher. Her books include the international bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason. She is also the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, as co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. With book sales of more than 15 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. She is also a featured teacher in the film and book sensation The Secret. Marci is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.
Heralded as “The Queen of Sales Conversion,” Lisa Sasevich has x-ray vision for seeing sales conversion opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold! Lisa delivers high-impact, low-cost, customized sales-closing strategies for turbo-charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits. After 25 years of winning Top Sales Awards at Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and training top executives at companies like Hewlett Packard, she left corporate America and put her skills to the test as an entrepreneur. In just 3 short years, Lisa created a multi-million dollar home-based business with two toddlers in tow and her husband in medical school. Lisa is the undisputed expert on how to make BIG money doing what you love! Lisa is the author of The Invisible Close, teaching experts who are making a difference how to get their message out and enjoy massive results, without being “sales-y.”
Bernie Siegel, MD
Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers. In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of. In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. Since then he has published numerous books including Peace, Love & Healing, How To Live Between Office Visits followed, Prescriptions for Living, Help Me To Heal, 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, Smudge Bunny, 101 Exercises For The Soul and Love, Magic & Mud Pies, Buddy’s Candle, and Faith, Hope & Healing. For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over our planet.
Janet Attwood is a visionary, a transformational leader, and a world humanitarian. She travels the globe, supporting people in all walks of life, in knowing their personal greatness. Janet is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Passion Test™ – The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose. Janet has given The Passion Test™ to millions of people all over the world, and has shared the same stage with other top transformational leaders such as Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraff, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Dr. Sue Morter, Dr. Barbara De Angelis and Jack Canfield, to name a few. Janet is co-founder of one of the largest online magazines in the world, Healthy Wealthy n Wise Magazine www.healthywealthynwise.com. Twice a month Janet hosts HWnW “Passion Series” where she interviews people in the top of their field on what it takes to live a passionate life. Before Janet began her speaking career, and with her company, “Enlightened Alliances” she and her business partner,Chris Attwood, helped to arrange 52 of the 70 interviews of the teachers in the hit movie,
Sally Fallon Morrell
Sally Fallon Morrell is the author of the best-selling Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, with Mary G. Enig, PhD as co-author. This thought -provoking book contains a surprising message: saturated fat and cholesterol are not enemies but play vital roles in human biochemistry. Fallon Morell is the founding president of the non-profit Weston A. Price Foundation, and editor of Wise Traditions, the Foundation’s quarterly journal; she is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk, which promotes access to clean, whole raw milk from pasture-fed cows. She is also the co-author of Eat Fat Lose Fat, along with Mary G. Enig, PhD.
Christine Horner, MD
Dr. Christine Horner is a board certified and nationally recognized surgeon, author, professional speaker and a relentless champion for women’s health. She is passionate about teaching people the tools for staying healthy naturally, avoiding disease, and living life to its fullest potential. Dr. Horner has both educated and inspired countless women and men to live a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Horner helped to create the first ever syndicated television news segment exclusively focused on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and natural approaches to staying healthy in 1999. In 2001, the segment was syndicated on the WISDOM Television Network, reaching 5.5 million households. Dr. Horner is the host and medical editor of the segment. She is also the host of Natural Health Yak a weekly podcast that can be found on www.radioforyourhealth.com and iTunes. She has been featured in many national magazines, newspapers, and television news programs, including Glamour magazine who honored her as their “WOW Woman of the Month” and Oprah’s “Angel Network”. Her book Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer was the winner of the 2006 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) best book of the year for health/medicine/nutrition. Dr. Horner resides in Taos, New Mexico.
Kevin Doherty is a marketing and business coach for holistic practitioners and has helped thousands of service-based entrepreneurs around the world with all facets of their business development. Kevin is the president of Dream Practice Coaching, the author of The Purpose Principle, Build Your Dream Practice, and Online Mastery for Holistic Practitioners. His company offers web design, SEO, and social media design, along with business consulting for CAM practitioners and coaches. Kevin is also a licensed acupuncturist who continues to run a part-time private practice. Kevin is happily married with 2 kids. He lives in Superior, Colorado.
Racheal is the founder of The Yogipreneur and The Yogi CEO, a boutique conscious business strategy and training company specializing in the Yoga and Holistic Health community, and co-author of the book A Modern Yogis Guide to Rockin’ Your Yoga Career. A former Type-A workaholic turned yogini + mama of 2-year-old twins, Racheal became an advocate for yoga and conscious living after her yoga practice healed her chronic anxiety and adrenal fatigue. Through her proven Conscious Business Design and Techy Training programs, Racheal has helped hundreds of enlightened entrepreneurs master mindful marketing and technology.
Suzanne Monroe is the Founder and CEO of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, where holistic practitioners and conscious wellness entrepreneurs gain the business, marketing and success tools to grow their passionate practices into thriving businesses. Suzanne is a Holistic Business Coach, supporting holistic practitioners and coaches to move from surviving to thriving, while remaining true to their ideals and authentic to their message so they can make a big impact in the world. As a wellness professional herself, Suzanne founded and grew a global nutrition coaching business and online wellness website and created a Certification and Training program for Wellness Coaches along with other leading health experts. She is the co-author of 101 Ways to Improve Your Health, the author of the Get Real Plan Cookbook & Lifestyle Guide, and the creator of numerous success programs for holistic professionals. The IAWP is Suzanne’s inspiration to start a movement for wellness professionals who are ready to leave struggle behind and step into growing the profitable, conscious business of their dreams, while receiving tons of support on their journey from a community who is cheering them on. You can get started on your journey by downloading the free Wellness Professionals’ Success Starter Kit at the top of this page.