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. 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.
An Academy graduate, Brittney is the founder of the Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy, the director and wellness workshop leader for Holistic Wellness Network Northwest, an author, and a public speaker. As a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Color Therapist, she utilizes a unique combination of knowledge to coach students, health coaches, life coaches, trainers and fitness professionals toward better health and business outcomes.
"I know that the mind, metabolism, and immune system are the greatest barriers to diet and fitness success. I love empowering the holistic movement and giving tools to those out there working within it. I believe in a simple life of gratitude, love, health and full of passion because in the end, that's what matters most. True health is a balance of mind, body and soul; neither is separate and each needs nurturing. It all starts in the Mind and the Gut."
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.