Faculty and Staff



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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen, M.A., is the founder, director, and primary instructor of The Foundation for Holistic Life Coaching. He is the author of 24 popular inspirational books, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life. His books have been published in 24 foreign languages. His monthly column From the Heart is published in magazines internationally, and he hosts the popular show Get Real on Hay House Radio. Alan has appeared as a featured presenter in numerous inspirational documentaries, including the award-winning Finding Joe and Living in the Light. Alan brings the benefit of over 30 years experience as a trainer and consultant to international businesses, educational organizations, health centers, government agencies, and entrepreneurial industries. www.alancohen.com


Adjunct Faculty

Every training group will experience the teaching of approximately three esteemed guest presenters, via Skype streaming video during the group retreat or via telephone during one or more of the teleseminars. 


Ram DassRamDass1

Ram Dass has been one of the most influential teachers to create transformation of consciousness in our culture over the last fifty years. From being Richard Alpert, PhD, Harvard psychology professor, he transitioned to explore eastern spirituality, which culminated in his landmark classic book Be Here Now Since that time, Ram Dass has lectured, taught, counseled, and participated in the awakening of many millions seeking to grow personally and spiritually. He has established numerous service organizations, including Seva, which helps people in underprivileged countries to avoid blindness, the Hanuman Foundation, The Human Kindness Projectwhich has served prisoners to use their incarceration time toward spiritual awakening, and The Living/Dying Project. Ram Dass’s more recent books, How Can I Help?, The Only Dance There Is,  and Polishing the Mirror continue his gifts of illumination. Heart-centered, kind,  visionary, compassionate, honest, and humorous, it is an honor and privilege to enjoy the presence of one the world’s great spiritual masters on our faculty. www.ramdass.org



Robert Holdenholden

Robert Holden, Ph.D., is the Director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence. His innovative work has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers. Robert is author of the bestselling books: Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success, and Be Happy. He is an official contributor to Oprah.com. Robert also hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! Robert lives in London with his wife Hollie, daughter Bo, and son Christopher.  www.robertholden.org



Michael Neillneill

Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the bestselling author of The Inside-Out Revolution, You Can Have What You WantSupercoach, and the Effortless Success and Coaching from the Inside-Out audio programs. He has spent the past 23 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of their lives. He is the the founder of Supercoach Academy, an international school that teaches people how to coach from the inside out. Michael’s books have been translated into 14 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on five continents. He hosts a weekly talk show on HayHouseRadio.com.   www.supercoach.com


SARK sark

Lively SARK is an immensely popular gifted artist and author of 16 bestselling books, including Succulent Wild WomanBodacious Book of Succulence and Eat Mangoes Naked, which have helped inspire and transform more than 2 million people the world over. Her vivacious website is a home for dreaming, daring, and doing. She is a gifted counselor, offering deep compassion built on her own experience of transforming challenge into blessing. Her newest book is Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift And Opportunity, She is a loving, giving soul, and lots of fun!  www.planetsark.com



Shya and Ariel Kanekanes

Ariel and Shya Kane are award-winning authors and internationally acclaimed consultants and seminar leaders whose transformational approach allows people to discover satisfaction and increased productivity in all areas of their lives. Since 1987, the Kanes have presented seminars  nationally and throughout Europe, in Central and South America, Australia and Indonesia. Their book Working On Yourself Doesn’t Work: was a #1 best seller on Amazon.com’s Self-Help/Personal Transformation category.Their more recent book, How to Create a Magical Relationship has won numerous awards. The Kanes’ column In the moment was a favorite for many years in New York Spirit Magazine, and they currently host a weekly radio show. Their work also been featured on CW Network, CBS News, Fox News, Sirius Satellite Radio and National Public Radio. www.TransformationMadeEasy.com


Patricia Sunpatricia_sun2

Patricia Sun is a philosopher, ethicist, leader,  innovator,  speaker, problem-solver, and communication expert of a new way to live. She is genuine, supportive, intuitive, and helpful; her ability to be present, clear, and articulate enables her to cut through rhetoric to the heart of the matter, creating a new style of thinking that empowers and heals. After graduating U.C. Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa,she became a sought-after family counselor. She is the founder of the Institute for Communication and Understanding, and has led citizen diplomacy groups to heal separation between nations. Patricia is an extraordinary thinker, healer, and teacher. www.patriciasun.com



FraserDougall Fraser

Dougall Fraser is a gifted high-integrity intuitive coach with lots of heart. He has maintained a successful clairvoyant coaching practice for over fifteen years, working with CEO’s and celebrities. Dougall has appeared on many top television shows, been the subject of articles in many newspapers and magazines, and hosted his own television and radio shows. His book But You Knew That Already underscores the power of each person to tap into his or her own wisdom and direction. Dougall’s self-titled appellation “Queer Guy with a Third Eye” reveals his humble yet empowering lighthearted view of mastering one’s personal path with confidence. www.dougallfraser.com.



Kim Ann CurtinKimACurtinBioPhoto3

The Wall Street Coach Kim Ann Curtin brings a wealth of world finance experience to her coaching practice and strives to infuse meaning and ethics to the business sector. She and her staff serve CEOs, MPs, CFOs, COOs, VPs, investment bankers, traders, analysts, and lawyers who have a successful career by society’s standards, but who feel like something is missing in their professional or personal lives. She is the author of the soon-to-be-released Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future,  a collection of interviews with 50 conscious financiers. Kim has been featured in CNN.Money, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money, USA Today, TheStreet.com, Associated Press,and Private Asset Management Magazine (PAM). www.thewallstreetcoach.com




Brian and Alexandra Jaye Johnsonalexandrabrian

Brian Johnson is the CEO of en*theos—a company dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to optimize their lives so they can live with more health, happiness, meaning and mojo while making a positive contribution to their families, communities and world. He is the author of A Philosopher’s Notes, has a monthly “Big Ideas” column in Experience Life magazine, and is featured in the documentary Finding Joe. Brian led the creation of eteamz, the world’s largest amateur sports site that provides team and league web sites to over 3 million teams from over 120 countries around the world.  Alexandra Jay Johnson is the co-founder of en*theos. She loves inspiring and empowering people to live their most authentic lives. She created Rock Your Goddess Life and Supercharge Your Life. Alexandra hosts a lively show on en*theos Radio and teaches at the en*theos Academy. www.entheos.com

Sharon Gardner


Sharon Gardner is a Life Choices Counselor/Coach, teacher, and Therapeutic Touch and Reiki healing practitioner who specializes in facilitating a deeper connection with your inner self and your world. She has assisted others in making successful life changes for over 25 years. Sharon is the author of Unfolding Journey. She teaches classes and facilitates retreats on healing and spiritual development at the Santa Barbara City College Center for Life Long Learning, and nationally, including retreats in Hawaii. Sharon conducts a private practice in Santa Barbara, California, working with healing energy and counseling individuals and couples.  www.sgconnects.com




Cash Peters


Cash Peters is an award-winning broadcaster and author of nine books, including three travel books, two mystery novels, and his  popular book, A Little Book about Believing, chronicling his experience with famed Brazilian healer John of God. Cash has a degree in law but his real passion is for broadcasting and writing. His first scripts were accepted by BBC radio when he was just 15, and his first material televised by the BBC when he was 16. He went on to become an international media commentator for over 20 years, including presentations for Capital Radio, BBC, NPR, and CNN. As a handwriting analyst, he has appeared on The View, Entertainment Tonight, and The Montel Williams Show. His wisdom and kind heart are peppered with a lively sense of humor. www.cashpeters.com



Marie Manuchehrimarie

Marie Manuchehri is a gifted energy medicine healer with highly developed intuitive faculties. As an oncology nurse she discovered the energetic relationship between health and disease. She is the author of Intuitive Self-Healing and hosts a popular radio show, Where Energy and Medicine Meet, on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. She maintains a busy practice helping people heal their wounds and expand their consiousness. www.energyintuitive.com






Office Administrator


Autumn Albright

Autumn Albright is the first point of contact connecting the Foundation for Holistic Life Coaching with the public. Autumn spent many years in the corporate world and brings her experience and business knowledge to the team. She manages the day-to-day activities of the headquarter office, along with Dee. She considers her connection with participants very important, and is deeply committed to service and excellence.