Wellness Faculty - The International Association of Wellness Professionals

Learn from Our Wellness Faculty

As an IAWP Wellness Coach Student-in-Training, you’ll learn from thought leaders in health and wellness. The opportunity to train with these renowned experts will enhance your learning and prepare you with the latest, cutting-edge information in the wellness field.

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.

Website: www.BernieSiegelMD.com


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 leaderin the holistic educational field and has influenced society at large with hisunderstanding of the emerging trends in cultural shifts occurring in societalawareness in alternative health, education, environment and communitypractices. Rechtschaffen is an expert in developing holistic learning centersand wellness-related businesses. He regulary consults with professionals and organizations in this emerging field on how to run a successful health andwellness business that is both sustainable and aligned with your inner passionand 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.

Website: www.bluespiritcostarica.com


Marci Shimoff

Marci ShimoffMarci 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.

Website: www.happyfornoreason.com

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.

Website: www.drchristinehorner.com

Suzanne Monroe

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 Wellness Business Coach, supporting wellness professionals 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 (Real Life Food), a wellness community website (Get Real Plan) 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 Real Life Food Cookbook & Lifestyle Plan, and the creator of numerous success programs for wellness professionals. Suzanne is passionate about wholesome, real foods and living a life of wellness.
Website: www.iawp-connect.com

Guest Teachers

Whole Food Nutrition & Wellness

Glenn Wollman, MD

Dr. Wollman is on the leading edge of Medicine, as a “Medical Guide” he assists people in making important medical decisions. Dr. Wollman uses an integrative, holistic approach, so that choices are made from the best healing methods available and based on the unique needs of the individual. Throughout his career, Glenn Wollman has effectively used a combined scientific and holistic method of treatment. He founded and was the Medical Director of a hospital-based Integrative Medicine Program at Saint Francis Medical Center in Santa Barbara,

Website: www.livingSuite.net


Christine Farlow, MD

Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C. is known as “The Ingredients Investigator.” She has been investigating and researching the safety of ingredients used in food, cosmetics and personal care products since 1991. Dr. Farlow is committed to finding the truth about these chemicals, many not adequately tested and used far too often, by manufacturers in products we put in and on our bodies.

Website: www.healthyeatingadvisor.com

Women’s Health

Gail Edgell

Gail Edgell is a pioneer in the wellness field and has implemented hundreds of health and fitness programs for Fortune 500 companies. She is founder of Inside Out Wellness, which offers custom-designed, integrated wellness programs from personal training to nutrition counseling to life coaching. Gail Edgell is also the owner of 360 Health, Inc. which supports women transitioning into menopause.

Website: www.360menopause.com


Cristina Proano-Carrion

Born and raised in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, Cristina’s memories are always related to the scents of her homeland. Cristina has more than 14 years of experience formulating aromatherapy products for the spa, fitness and hospitality industry. She is an international speaker on health and wellness, educating audiences on women’s health topics including stress management, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause and health and healing from a natural perspective.

Website: www.aromandina.com

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness

Mari L. McCarthy

Mari McCarthy is a Certified Journal Writing Therapist and guides people to health and healing their life through writing. She is the creator of “Journaling for the Health of It” and author of “53 Weekly Writing Retreats: How to Use Your Journal to Get Healthy Now” and “Peace of Mind and Body: 27 Days of Journaling to Health and Happiness”.

Website: www.createwritenow.com

Bryant Mascarenhas

Bryant Mascarenhas is the Director of Santosh Yoga. Since 1986, Bryant has taught alignment-based yoga to thousands of people in India, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States and trains yoga teachers worldwide. He is a leader in the medical community where he conducts research studies with major institutions studying the therapeutic benefits of yoga for cancer, obesity, migraine headaches and childhood learning.


Whole Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles

Alicia Kirschenheiter

Alicia Kirschenheiter is an American Council on Exercise Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Expert, Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach & Certified Weight & Lifestyle Management consultant. Alicia is also published fitness, health and wellness writer and the author of “Oscar and Otis – Fat Fighters”, a children’s book about healthy lifestyle choices. Alicia is owner of Evolution Total Wellness Inc.

Website: www.dailyevolution.com

Emotional Health & Well-Being

Michelle Bersell

Michelle Bersell is known as a visionary leader in emotional consciousness who challenges common thought and understanding regarding emotional well-being. Combining her training as a psychotherapist along with her spiritual insight, Michelle has taught and led thousands to a
new level of accessing and celebrating their potential through her seminars, retreats, speaking engagements, and programs. She is the author of Emotional Abundance: Become Empowered, host of The New Consciousness Evolution Series, featured in the movie L.U.C.K.: Living Under Correct Knowledge and is the creator of the F.E.E.L Virtual Mastery Program.

Website: www.michellebersell.com

Tricia Greaves

Tricia Greaves is the President and Founder of Heal Your Hunger. Having overcome multiple addictions through identifying and addressing the underlying causes, Tricia’s educates women and men around the world to learn how they can heal their “inner hunger” and achieve freedom from emotional eating, obesity, anorexia, bulimia, pills, alcohol, drugs, smoking and other addictions. Tricia is a certified coach, speaker and contributing author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health. Tricia has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows including CBS and Discovery Health.

Website: www.HealYourHunger.com

Coaching for Wellness

David Lee

David Lee is the founder of [email protected], and an internationally recognized authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize employee performance. He is the author of over 60 articles and book chapters published in the US, Europe, India, China, and Australia. As a clinician and trainer in the healthcare field and as a trainer in the corporate world, David helps individuals increase their capacity to deal with stress and change.

Website: www.whateverlifebrings.com


Pip McKay

Pip McKay is a pioneer in the field of Neurolinguisticprogramming, an exceptional speaker and extraordinary personal coach. Her style is interactive, fun, profound, intuitive, entertaining and informative. Pip McKay is the CEO of Evolve Now! Mind Institute. Before founding Evolve Now! she was the Corporate Director and Trainers’ Trainer at Accelerated Learning Worldwide and the Founding Co-Vice Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Pip has been an active trainer in the field of personal evolution and coaching for the past 12 years.

Website: www.evolvenow.com.au

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“Before I began the IAWP Wellness Coach training program, I was working in Corporate Wellness and doing some Personal Training on the side. I really wanted to further my passion for helping people to be healthier with a holistic approach tohealth and nutrition and the IAWP’s program was a perfect match. With thesupport of the IAWP, I’ve been able create a career doing something Ilove. The training program was very thorough and supportive, giving methe tools and knowledge I need to help others change their lives. The program also taught me not only how to help others, but also how to create success as a Wellness Coach in my new career. One of the exciting breakthroughs I had going through this program is that I applied all that I was learning to myself and my own health. While I considered myself to be healthybefore, the IAWP Wellness Coach training inspired me to move to a deeper level of wellness…..”

Christina Nagle, Certified Wellness Coach
IAWP Wellness Coach Graduate


“I am so excited to be a Certified Wellness Coach! The International Association of Wellness Professional’s has opened the door for me to gain the knowledge I needed in order to pursue a career that I am passionate about and to share this passion for health with others using a proven system for success. Being able to connect with so many leading experts on wellness and business has been extremely valuable.”

Jen Tonz, Certified Wellness Coach
IAWP Wellness Coach Graduate

“I absolutely LOVE this program! I can’t say enough good things about the information, tools, resources and overall positive impact on my life both personally and professionally. Working with my own personal Wellness Coach-Mentor was really wonderful. She taught me to be a better coach in the process of coaching me and leading me to my own solutions to challenges. I feel confident and ready to share the gift of wellness and truly believe at my core that I have what it takes to change lives!”

Abby Parcon, IAWP Wellness Coach Student-in-training

Prior to starting this fantastic journey to becoming a wellness coach I sat in a little cubicle 8 hours a day. I felt trapped in a job I detested. If not for a health scare I would still be sitting there feeling stuck. I used my health scare to live a healthier lifestyle. My journey brought me to the IAWP.
I am proud to say I am a student of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification program. This school taught me skills that have changed my life and I am excited to share these skills with others. It opened doors to wellness I never knew existed…and more importantly it taught me to empower myself. I am excited to work with clients to teach them they are not stuck in their life….I want people to know they do have control of their own health. Thanks to the IAWP I learned I am never stuck…If you believe all is possible.

-Lisa Rice,
IAWP Wellness Coach Student

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The International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP) is a division of Intelligent Health Group, LLC. Every effort has been made to accurately represent the IAWP’s programs and benefits. Results shared on this website are believed to be accurate but not intended to guarantee anyone’s personal results.

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