Mentor Experts

As part of our exclusive, high-end Rise UP program, we recruit the best of the best to help guide your journey.  These speakers range in expertise from body image coaches to mindset coaches to other healthcare practitioners and take the time to answer your questions LIVE on our Rise UP coaching calls.   

2018 Mentors


Dr. Leslie Shew - Naturopathic doctor & Holistic wellness coach

Dr. Leslie earned her PhD in Natural Health Sciences with a dissertation focusing on the gut-brain connection. She is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath and has received certification as a Life Strategies Coach and a Holistic Wellness Coach, along with training in a form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming called Hemispheric Integration. She has additional training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). She uses her experience in education, nutrition and coaching for a unique approach to educating others in total body wellness. She holds an undergraduate degree in Education which she used in her former 16 year career working with adolescents diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD and depression. Her master's degree is in the area of Professional Counseling. 

 Dr. Leslie sees clients on an individual basis at her Nashville location, while offering phone/Skype sessions for those living out of the area.  She gives back to her community with local health classes and is available for corporate trainings and speaking. 

Katie Kimball - Food blogger and healthy eating advocate

Katie Kimball is a blogger, former teacher, and mom of 4 kids who founded the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. She started her online life at her blog, Kitchen Stewardship where she helps families stay healthy without going crazy. Katie’s original goal with the cooking classes for kids was to help parents get a little help in the kitchen, build life skills, and hopefully even get some kids to eat vegetables. But through her work and research she realized that teaching kids to cook is the best way to show kids that they matter and can make a difference in the world. She believes if every child in America was taught to cook, we would smash statistics on childhood obesity, depression, behavior disorders and more.



Josipa singh - success & mindset coach

After fourteen years in mechanical engineering, Josipa left her job to live her passion and prioritize joy and fun. She is now a success and mindset coach and speaker. She specializes in the inner transformation that creates outer wealth and success. She delivers high-impact transformation that clears the inner blocks to confidence and success, creates wild enthusiasm and excitement which are key to taking inspired action. Her clients experience high levels of confidence, inspiration, clarity and growth in their businesses.

kathryn hofer- modern planner

Kathryn Hofer is passionate about helping others live a quality life. With over a decade of experience executing live events, organizing teams and projects, and running a non-profit, she has focused her attention on educating others about the value of planning.

When she’s not planning or singing, you can find her curled up with a good book, a cup of tea and dark chocolate. Kathryn lives in Kitchener, Canada with her husband, and 5-month-old daughter. They love traveling and eating delicious food.



lorraine hamilton-award-winning entrepreneur, author, coach trainer, mentor and speaker

Lorraine stands for making sure that world class coaching is available to as many clients as possible through her coaching and training programs addressing the Skills, Strategy and Mindset that masterful, and successful, coaches need to demonstrate.

Lorraine is an award-winning international coach who has won critical acclaim life, business, wellness and corporate environments.

Talk to Lorraine about:

  • World class coach training certification (with no nasty surprises)

  • Adding an accredited coach training program to your existing brand

  • Building your coaching practice authentically

  • Mastering your mindset to scale your successful coaching practice

Using a blend of powerful mindset work coupled with extraordinary communication insights, Lorraine’s clients stand out from the crowd so uniquely and authentically, it’s as if the competition has melted away.
An insightful and authentic coach, Lorraine can zero in on what makes her clients unique, special and in demand much to their delight.

Lorraine is the author of a book to assist with the psychological blocks to weightloss, is a regular contributor to Natalie MacNeil's Conquer Club, a returning mindset expert at the Foundations of Healthy Living Retreat for patients of weightloss surgery, and is the resident coach at ROOOAR Magazine.

Lorraine has long held a passion for cars and you’ll usually find her zipping about in one of her collection sporting brightly coloured hair.

Kim "kimmay" caldwell - life coach, writer, speaker, owner of hurray media llc, founder of hurray kimmay

Kimmay helps women achieve the life they want, the emotions they want to feel, and the qualities they want to embody through her new life coaching program, Uncover Your Hurray

Alongside her new role as life coach, she originally started in the lingerie industry as a bra fitter in 2005, Kimmay has appeared on numerous TV shows, in many magazines, and on lots of websites.  Her very first TV appearance was LIVE on the Martha Stewart Show on NBC as a representative for La Perla, back in 2007. Since then, she's also appeared in or on:

  • The Rachel Ray Show

  • Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style

  • Brides

  • Women’s Health

  • Real Simple

  • O Magazine

  • Warner’s Bra commercial

  • The Huffington Post and HuffPostLIVE

  • and many more!



becky yee - photographer & connections expert

Becky is a photographer that thinks with the end in mind.  By focusing on the messages or feelings the photographs convey she is best able to connect with her audience.  She is an expert in body image and helps women explore feeling confident with themselves as well as in front of the camera.  She also believes that a positive body image not only impacts how we feel about ourselves, but helps to form the opinions that our children carry with them into adulthood.

 She has a passion for photography, travel, new experiences and fitness.  She is a 4th degree black belt in Kendo and has started a new fitness blog called,

She has been featured photographer for companies like:

  • Adam Levine

  • Levi's

  • NikeID

  • Diesel

  • The Huffington Post

  • Hurray Kimmay

  • Marie Claire

  • Sony

  • and many more!

stacey hagan - lifestyle & business coach

After 14 years in Corporate America and earning her MBA, Stacey realized her true passion: Helping fellow purpose-driven women create the lives and businesses they were born to lead. As a professional certified coach, Stacey works with highly ambitious clients to get crystal clear on what they want, cultivate the confidence and mindset to get it, and craft an inspired action plan for success. Stacey's coaching process allows clients to tap into their intuition and build a life and business based on their true desires, while prioritizing self-awareness and self-care throughout the process. Her clients walk away with a high level of clarity, a feeling of personal empowerment, and tangible steps to experience more meaning and purpose in their lives and work.



aimee ruland - Certified Yoga Instructor, Usui Reiki practitioner, Meditation guide,Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator

Aimee is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with degree concentrations in Psychology and Philosophy. She has served her community for over a decade, as an Advocate and Counselor for child survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence, and as an assistant for clinical child and adolescent mental health programs. She has completed 250 certification hours of Vinyasa Yoga training under Master Yoga Instructor Dr. Paul Jerard, EYT-500, of the Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She is an Usui Reiki practioner, Meditation guide, and an internationally-recognized practitioner of Applied Metapsychology, with a focus on Traumatic Incident Reduction.

Jen Yocum- Licensed Acupuncturist, Creator of The Chinese Medicine Cleanse, & Owner of Willow and Oak Wellness Center

Jen is a licensed acupuncturist who is most passionate about helping people to come to a life of balance and purpose.  She works with patients one-on-one to get to the heart of the matter, and help them get out of their own way so they can manifest their destiny.  Jen additionally specializes in helping people achieve a healthier relationship to their body, mind, and spirit through her signature online course, The Chinese Medicine Cleanse.  In this course, she combines her past experience as a behavioral neuroscientist, her training in Chinese nutrition, and her experiences as a yoga instructor and certified feng shui consultant to create a unique group format program.  The program has helped people lose weight, decrease joint pain, improve digestive functioning, and even improve fertility! 

In the spring, Jen is finishing her doctorate degree in acupuncture, which focused on integrative wellness, and is opening a new wellness center in Howard County, MD.  

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DR. HIRAL PATEL - Chiropractor

Dr. Hiral was born and raised in Toronto, Canada where she attained her Bachelors of Science degree from McMaster University. She then decided to pursue her Chiropractic career at the fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. It is there where she met her fiance, Dr. Zach and decided to pursue the dream of opening an office together. While at Palmer, Dr. Hiral spent a lot of her time learning and experiencing the benefits of principled Chiropractic care and she is so excited to bring it to the Warren, PA area.

In her spare time, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and being outdoors.

Kasia Cummings - chemist & holistic practitioner, founder of buffalo gal organic skincare

Kasia is on a mission to provide quality, plant based skincare that is good for you inside + out. Using all natural, organic, vegan + ethically sourced ingredients, we set out to create products that are cruelty free to animals + humans alike.

She believes that what you put on your skin you eat, so why douse your skin with a long list of harmful chemicals that you can't pronounce?  At Buffalo Gal they create high quality products that do the hard work for you so that you can rest easy knowing that you are doing something good for your skin and the environment.

They pledge to be cruelty free, totally plant based, made with organic ingredients, phthalate free, paraben free, funky junk free... and they strive to continuously improve so that they are giving you the best skincare products, every day. 


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Karen Hansen - Certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Owner of Sun Moon Yoga & Wellness Studio

A yoga practitioner since 2001 Karen Hansen is trained in the Sri Vidya Yoga Tradition.  She completed her formal studies at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy earning her 200 & 500 Hour Yoga Teaching Certifications as well as her Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification (AYS). 

Karen began teaching in 2010 and opened Sun Moon Yoga & Wellness in Jamestown, NY in 2015. In addition to private clients, classes, and volunteer work, she teaches Yoga at Chautauqua Institution during the summer season.  

Karen's teaching is rooted in mindfulness, and encourages calm, balance and compassion.