LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and Academy founder with over 25 years of experience. The author of eight books, she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and has frequently starred as a Healthy Living Expert on eHow.com and Tampa NBC affiliate Daytime TV. As a former director for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy. She also spearheaded a healthy lifestyle retraining program with an Astra-Zeneca Foundation grant at one of the nation’s largest clinics.
Dr. Rose developed her practical and delicious eating philosophy to overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder, which she combined with her background in psychology to launch the Academy's coaching program. "From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion. I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."
An Academy graduate, Jamie Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Human Development and Family Studies and two master’s degrees from New York University in Psychology and Counseling. She is the author of Eat the Berries: Weight Loss for Busy Moms, a #1 ranking Kindle best-seller in the Vitamins, Motherhood, and Health, Fitness & Dieting categories. In her career, Jamie has worked with children with developmental delays, provided college counseling for high school students, and provided drug and alcohol counseling for people in recovery.
A wife and mother of four and one rescue dog, Jamie’s passion for health and wellness started in 2008 with the birth of her first child. To keep her daughter healthy, she started researching nutrition and discovered the field of holistic health coaching. Feeling strongly that this was part of her calling, Jamie jumped on the opportunity to merge her passion for helping others and wellness into a career. Her specialty is in helping parents and families prepare delicious and healthy meals for themselves and their children.
Rev. Dr. Janette Freeman has over 20 years experience working in the spiritual development field as an ordained minister and expert in the field of personal transformation. As a Religious Science minister for over 15 years she founded two successful New Thought ministries and is the creator of “Soul Soup” a Sunday morning inspirational and transformational online ministry. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Doctorate of Consciousness Studies Degree. She was the past President of the Affiliated New Thought Network. Dr. Freeman is the author of The Second Envelope, Why Did This Happen to Me Again? and co-author with Dr. Wayne Dyer and Terry Cole Whittaker in Wake Up and Live the Life You Love In Spirit.
Dr. Janette has been coaching others through their own blocks to be able to experience more awareness, higher consciousness and therefore, real choice to create more fulfilling lives. She is a certified NLP coach, Hypnotherapist, RS Practitioner, and Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor as well. Her deep caring and compassion for her students make Dr. Freeman an exceptional and effective teacher.
Alexandra Marerro is the founder of Restorative Health and Wellness a spiritual based coaching business and holds multiple health fitness certifications. She uses a unique transformational coaching system along with individualized nutrition, gut health and energy work to create a full mind, body, and soul transformation creating your highest self. She teaches people how to heal their relationships with themselves and food to finally love oneself and life, allowing you to reignite the passions that allow you to fulfill your souls desires creating true health and happiness.
As a mother of 3, being able to improve my children lives and health is always a priority. My oldest son started struggling with seizures at the age of 5 and we were never able to get an answer from any of the doctors as to why. Within the year I started treating him holistically around the age of 10 they went away. That will forever be the most amazing point in my practice. I was able to watch my son's quality of life transform in front of my eyes, seeing just how powerful an integrative approach can do to transform someone’s health and well-being. Alexandra will be mentoring in various certifications including the CBD/Cannabis Coaching Certification.
With over 20 years experience as a Holistic Practitioner, Viktor Yosiel is also interested in poetry, painting, teaching, and is the founder of the “Hispanic Holistic Association” in Los Angeles, an organization established with the mission to promote a healthy lifestyle based on the principles of Holistic Living among the Latino community.
His multiple mystical experiences since he was a little boy initiated him in the path of self discovery and in the studies of the nature of the Spirit, the Mind, Natural Healing, Vegetarianism, Human Energy Field, and other Holistic modalities. Viktor is an ordained minister and holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctorate of Metaphysics. He is a Certified Hypnosis Instructor, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Thetahealing and Thought Field therapy Practitioner, Mental Health from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare working as a volunteer for Suicide Prevention.
Viktor has been teaching since he was 15 years old, first as a math teacher and eventually meditation and hypnosis. He firmly believes that unlocking the potential of the subconscious mind is the key that can take us to a higher level of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Cortney Cameron is a geoscientist specializing in earth science data analysis. She holds a bachelor's degree in from Duke University and a master's degree from North Carolina Central University, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Geoscience. An advocate for nature therapy, she is the author of the best-selling nature therapy deck (and app) Nature Spirit Walks: 22 Sensory Activities to Enjoy in Nature. She is also a writer for the forthcoming Catians comic book, along with various other creative and technical works. Additionally, Cortney earned an MBA from the Smartly Institute and an associates focused on health studies from Wilkes Community College.
Cortney's main role with the Natural Wellness Academy is to maintain the website and provide technical and administrative support to faculty and staff.
Mentoring: Integral to the Academy Experience and Philosophy
The Natural Wellness Academy provides personal mentorship to nurture students into knowledgeable, marketable life coaches who improve people’s holistic health outcomes. We began as The Raw Food Fairy and Raw Fusion Living companies in 2010 and began enrolling our first students as the Academy in 2013, with almost 20 countries now represented.
A key underpinning of our approach is that we take our Mentorship with candidates very seriously. This cherished collaborative relationship commences in the registration process and may continue long beyond your course completion, as we applaud and support your continued growth in the coaching profession.
Mentoring is a developmental, collaborative, and mutually beneficial partnership through which a more experienced person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of a protege. Your mentors are graduates of the Natural Wellness Academy coaching program who have gone on to successful careers in coaching, counseling and therapy. They know exactly what it’s like to go through the learning experiences and will provide constructive guidance on all of your assignments and projects.
Your mentors are available to you via email, messaging, and our private Facebook group, as well as through scheduled phone or Skype sessions that can be utilized in a variety of ways; from brainstorming possible career paths, to consulting on specific issues or helping you through roadblocks.