Win the Wellness W.A.R.

(We Are Responsible)

Contributing Authors

HEART Chapter

Angi Currier is an author and medical Patient Access Representative. She has three biological children and a granddaughter. She hopes to inspire others with her triumph over addiction. Angi feels like she has lived two lives. The first life involves physical and emotional struggles, and the second is living in gratitude, acceptance, and confidence.

Christine Hersom graduated from Franklin Pierce College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in social science. She has owned a daycare for 25 years. Self-professed hater of cold climates. She is an author and blogger for All Things Wellness and BizCatalyst360.

Gina Lobito is an author, Transformational Coach, and Energy Intuitive with a background in Bodywork, Shamanism, and Healing Arts. She worked in Law Enforcement for 14 ½ years. She has advanced studies in Self Mastery, which led her to create Soul-Inspired to guide others through their transformation and Ascension Process. She hosts a radio show, has a sheepadoodle, and loves the beach.

Jacki Long is a certified Jack Canfield Success Principles™ trainer. A Master Coach for Sean Smith, Jacki was a featured trainer and mentor for Sean’s advanced coaching certification programs. She is a speaker, author, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. Jacki spent 20 years in the corporate world, owned and operated a mystery shopper company, and achieved success in direct sales. With over 30 years of leadership, training, and mentoring experience, Jacki customizes coaching and training programs for clients, helping them achieve their professional and personal goals.

Sophia Long graduated from Carmel High School in 2019 with an honors diploma. She has dedicated herself to her passion for activism and equity. This scholar has been through several life experiences that have allowed her to grow personally and professionally, including mentorship from the author of The Success Principles, Jack Canfield. She is an undergraduate student studying at Indiana-University Purdue-University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an Individualized Major with a concentration in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a bachelor’s in Sociology, and a minor in Communication studies in 2023. She currently lives in the Midwest with her fiancé and two cats.

Alysia Lyons is a mom first, an entrepreneur, a life coach, and an author second. She is passionate about helping women live their lives with more joy from the inside out. She has her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is a certified Master Neuro-Transformational Life Coach. Alysia guides her clients through long-lasting neurological shifts to help ease their guilt and increase their emotional freedom. She is the author of the blog The Mom Support Coach, which focuses on relationships, mom guilt, communication, and lessons she has learned throughout her daily life.

Anita VandenBerg graduated from Ferris State University and has been a dental assistant for 37 years. She loves spending time with her husband biking, hiking, and playing pickleball. Being by the water and in the sun brings her peace and happiness.

Phillip Williams worked for Merrill Lynch for 23 years as an operational leader with human resources accountabilities. He studied business and human resource management and development at the University of Phoenix and Villanova University. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Development. Phil is currently a Ph.D. scholar at Northcentral University and resides in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area.

Keith Zygand, aka Ziggy Salvation, is a husband, father, and Master Barber with over 20 years of experience. When he is not behind the barber chair, he spends time with his family, takes day trips to Legoland with his wife and kids, and live streams video gameplay on Twitch.


SPIRIT Chapter

Victor Acquista has become a successful international author and speaker following careers as a primary-care physician and medical executive. He is known for “Writing to Raise Consciousness.” His current focus is on embodying a soul-centered presence and awareness in daily life.

Eileen Bild is the CEO and Executive Producer at OTELproductions, ROKU Channel Developer, and Talk Show host for OTEL TALK. She is an author and internationally syndicated columnist for BizCatalyst360, Life Coaching Magazine, Women’s Voice Magazine, and NSAEN. She is also a Breakthrough S.P.A.R.K. Coach.

Allison Kenny is an author, speaker, Belly Dance teacher, and the creator of Bellydance Meditation® – a movement modality that combines Pilates, Yoga and Bellydance with a feminine twist! A former professional belly dancer and performer, Allison is a certified Subject Matter Expert by the Yoga Alliance.

Mark Reid inspires independent thinkers on his Zen Sammich podcast. He has an MA from Florida State University in philosophy and religious studies and graduated from Syracuse University of Law. He is an attorney and professor turned Washi (Japanese paper) Maker. Mark is also an award-winning contributor at BIZCATALYST 360.


Lara Scriba loves exploring new places, and whether she’s sailing the world with her family or discovering the nuances of her inner world, her curiosity always leads her to look just below the surface. Her passion to support others to heal through a holistic lens has been nurtured by her background in nursing, work as a Reiki practitioner, Yoga Teacher specializing in stress resilience, ayurvedic habits and eating disorder recovery, and Numerologist. She delights in co-creating an experience with others to reignite their inner spark, shine a light on the wisdom that already exists, and cultivate a deep sense of connection and trust with one’s self.

Andy Vargo is a Podcast host, Own Your Awkward, Best-selling Author, and creator of the Awkward Journal series and Own Your Awkward Life Changes. He is a motivational speaker, business and life-change coach, and comedian. He lived the first forty years of his life feeling “awkward.” Coming out of the closet at forty doesn’t define him, pursuing his passion to help others does. Having changed everything about his life, Andy leads others as a motivational speaker and helps people live their fullest lives as a business and life-change coach. At night you can find him working stages around the northwest as a comedian, making light of his journey with the gift of laughter. Awkward is not only his brand but his style as Andy encourages us all to ‘Own Your Awkward’ and be true to your genuine self.

Teresa Velardi is a Radio Host: Conversations That Make a Difference on DreamVisions7Radio. She is the founder of Authentic Endeavors Publishing. Multi Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Potter, and Transformational Life Coach.





MIND Chapter

JoAnna Baanana is a mother of two wonderful little humans, a marketer, an insatiable learner, a writer, and an avid reader. She is grateful to work at O’Brien Communications, where she has learned the restorative craft of writing. JoAnna is also a self-acknowledged survivor.

Alexxa Goodenough is a serial entrepreneur, starting at age nine. Her passion is creating change and making the world better. She is a polymath, business strategist, and Multi-Modality Holistic Healer and trauma specialist. Her education includes; MSW (master’s Alexxa in social work), Bachelor’s in Management, and is an Executive MBA candidate. Certification as Elite neuro-transformational coach, Advanced EFT (emotional freedom technique/tapping practitioner, numerologist, and professional doula. She is an author, speaker, trainer, advocate, consultant, grant writer, event retreat, and conference planner. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, Aquarius, ruling number 5, loves Karaoke, and is an INFP-A (The Mediator). (case sensitive)

Faith Pearce is a single mum with an adult daughter. Faith has worked in Banking & HR. She spent 10 years working for a private medical company in Quality management, reviewing, updating, and issuing all company documents, and departmental onboarding. After a career change, she is retraining in Pharmacy. Faith loves animals. She is an author and blogs for All Things Wellness. She loves art, photography and getting creative in the kitchen. Her favorite place is the beach. She is passionate about self-development and empowering others to discover their own potential through a holistic approach. She dreams of traveling the world.

Dennis Pitocco is the Founder and CEO and Reimaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° – an award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios – dedicated to reaching across the world to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, including HopeFest 360°, BucketFest 360° and GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Dennis is also a contributing author to the Best-Selling Book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and The Four-Fold Formula for All Things Wellness.

Sylvie Plante is a former Human Resources Sr. Director with over 40 years of international experience in the Software, Engineering, and Professional Services industries. She holds accreditations and certifications in Leadership. She teaches Human Resources at the University level and coaches individuals who want to get to the next level and reinvent themselves.

Christopher Rausch is an author and debatably the world’s most effective and impactful UNSTOPPABLE “No Excuses” coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, and retreat leader. With a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and over 30+ years of experience, he has personally and professionally applied his education and life experiences to build a thriving coaching business. Catch his RAW & UNSCRIPTED Show on YouTube.

Marshall Townsend II has a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University and attended Boise State University. He is a certified executive and business coach, keynote speaker, and US Army Veteran.

Ashley Romero aka Lana Montreese, is an entertainer, multi-city producer, and international burlesque and drag king sensation based in Portland, Oregon. They/Them are the owner and creative mind of Banking on Burlesk, a newly launched show on the Transformation Talk Radio Network, focused on telling Lana’s story about how burlesque saved their life.

BODY Chapter

Dr. Hepsharat Amadi is a native of New York who graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1974, Harvard University in 1979, State University of New York at Stoney Brook Medical School in 1987, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Family Practice residency in 1990 and moved to South Florida where she graduated from the Community School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998, has been in private practice since 2001 doing holistic healthcare, including Quantum Bio-Feedback and Bio, Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She is married with three children.
YouTube: @hepsharatamadi4494
LinkedIn: Hepsharat Amadi

Martiné Emmons hosts Transformation with Martine′ on Transformation Talk Radio (Compromise Nothing, Conquer Everything), best-selling author, certified Transformational Life Coach, mentor coach, and virtual executive assistant for coaches and therapists. She is your girl if you want to set up a TEDx Talk. Martine loves staying active in all areas of her life and finds travel, especially to ocean destinations, the best thing ever! She lives in Michigan with her husband.

Jesica Henderson has a bachelor’s degree in audio engineering. She is an executive producer at The Transformation Network and for The Dr. Pat Show. She’s been a lifelong creative and musician and hosts her own radio show: The Possibility Perspective. She enjoys exploring the mountains, paddling on Lake Washington, or learning/practicing new songs on the fiddle, guitar, clarinet, or ukulele. Still passionate about learning, she continues to further her career and self-development, always pursuing opportunities to create, learn, and grow.

Renee Gideon is a wife, mother, and roofing contractor with 30 years of experience in commercial and residential roofing. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandkids, cooking, gardening, traveling, and deep-sea fishing.

Evelyn Knight is an engaging speaker and leading expert in Early Childhood Education (ECE). She specializes in helping leaders navigate the business of childcare while making sure the children come first. Evelyn is the CEO and founder of Child Care Business Professionals, which has helped hundreds of ECE leaders find success. She is the host of The Child Care Business Coach podcast and has been a successful childcare center owner for over a decade. Additionally, Evelyn was a full-time nurse to her terminally ill husband while running her two companies. She is deeply passionate about elevating the ECE field.

Carolyn Lebanowski worked in the corporate environment from retail to becoming a senior-level executive in strategic development, organizational communication, and executive coaching. She is a Strategic Business Leader for nonprofit spiritual institutions. She writes, focusing on raw, authentic experiences drawn from real life. Carolyn champions connection, integrity, and radical positivity.

Michelle McDonald is a Mental Health Therapist who wants to help people spark change in their lives and relationships. I am a lover of Summer and all things water. My greatest joy is being an auntie to many nieces and nephews. I love to embrace life!

Instagram @MY.SHELL.23

Peggy Preston works in the Foodservice Industry specializing in Bakery and Desserts; North American Category Manager for Gordon Food Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as an amputee and hopes to inspire the amputee community to get active. She lives in an RV with her husband. Mom of two boys and two Havanese pups.

Dr. Rachelle Sweet’s background is in Neuropsychology, Health Coaching, and Genetics. She evaluates epigenetic blueprints to guide stressed, tired women, to achieve more energy and clarity, and helps them wake up confidently to rock their day. She maximizes client results by using genetics as a guide and understanding biological individuality. She is the author of Expressive Origins.

Cyndi Wilkins has practiced the art and science of therapeutic massage and energetic bodywork for 20 years. She believes in co-creating health, reinforcing mind, body, and spirit to explore the root causes of discomfort and disease. She is an author, blogs for All Things Wellness, and a featured contributor for BizCatalyst 360°, and. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her wife, their beautiful daughter, and ‘pandemic pets’ Keena and Luna.

Tanner Willms is an author, logistics specialist and spent six years in the oil and gas industry as an NDT inspector. After a tragic motocross accident, he spiraled into alcohol addiction. He is focused on sobriety and raising a family. He and his wife, Brittney, have two sons, Crew and Dutton. As an accident survivor and recovered alcoholic, he hopes his story will inspire others to keep fighting.