New England Coaches
We are fortunate to have many skilled coaches/trainers/practitioners in New England. Take a look to see who they are and what they're up to.
As a lifelong learner and explorer of life, Lana believes that any transformation begins on the inside. As a coach, she has the uncanny ability to dig deep and help her clients uncover life-changing realizations...as well as finding and appreciating the humor in almost any situation.
Lana is the mother of two teenaged girls and wife of 25 years (and counting!) She holds a degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Industrial Relations. She obtained her coaching certification from Concordia University and the Brooke Castillo Life Coach School.
Lana gained additional coaching accreditation from The Robbins-Madanes Center founded by personal development expert Tony Robbins and world-renowned psychotherapist, Cloe Madanes. Lana's coaching is also informed by additional personal training with Byron Katie, Alison Armstrong, Steve Chandler, Dr. George Pransky and Dr. Amy Johnson.
She is also greatly influenced by the works of Syd Banks, Brené Brown, Pema Chodron, Michael Neil and others. Lana is a facilitator of the PSYCH-K method and writes a weekly blog that informs, entertains and challenges her readers. You can find additional information at LanaBcoaching.com.
Cheryl is a business consultant and coach whose clients improve their personal well-being and performance at work through an understanding of the inside-out nature of life and the potential of the human mind. She works in a wide variety of companies including defense, banking, biotech, medical device technology, healthcare, and technology solutions providers.
Cheryl’s personal 3 Principles journey includes multiple programs with Sydney Banks and nearly all of the 3 Principles pioneers. Prior to founding Essential Resilience in 2013, she worked for more than a decade developing training programs and teaching at BAE Systems, one of the first large corporations to implement a curriculum of 3 Principles-based leadership development programs. Her doctoral dissertation describes the relationship between state of mind leadership training and business success.
She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two spoiled/lucky dogs. Cheryl loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking with her dogs and riding her bike on the Nashua River Rail Trail.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, but of course, I provide an understanding of the 3 principles exclusively; whether in hour long sessions, 2-4 day Intensives which I always recommend first, group sessions, retreats, long term training's for practitioners that I provide with Jack Pransky, and 3 day retreats whenever possible, where I bring in the most exerienced 3P teachers. You can find out more at 3principlestherapy.com.
Robin began his career as a chemical engineer with Exxon in 1981(having received his education at Sheffield University in the UK), and eventually led one of Exxon’s international plastics businesses. He joined Arthur D. Little in 1992, first in Europe and ultimately in Boston, where he led and managed the North America Chemicals Practice.
With a colleague, he left the more classical consulting world and founded Insight Management Partners to bring an understanding of how the mind works into business. He then met Ken Manning, and they joined forces to create Insight Principles.
Robin was born in the UK to French parents and met his Belgian wife, Sabine, in Switzerland. They now live in Boston with their three soccer-crazed children. When time permits, Robin enjoys all things mechanical (cars, woodworking, home projects) and is an avid cinemaphile.
Alexis Colantonio is a practitioner of the Three Principles. She is a graduate from Skidmore College and a student of the One Thought Institute. She works with individuals and educating people in the under recognized potential of their mind as well as in an inside out approach to their life experience.
Alexis also works with businesses from upper management training to preparing law firm clients for trial or mediation. Pure Natural Mind is based in Massachusetts however works with clients internationally.
Faith is a resilience, resolve and learning specialist. What sets Faith’s services apart is the leading edge knowledge she has been studying and applying since 1997, Three Principles Psychology. The principles are Mind, Thought, Consciousness. This is the first psychological paradigm based on nature’s laws rather than a professional’s theory. Due to her depth of understanding of these internal principles, Faith’s tendency is to identify and treat the underlying source beyond what is commonly experienced.
Faith has licenses as a teacher, school psychologist and mental health counselor in Massachusetts. She completed her studies at Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts Boston. The previous approach in which she specialized for 20 years is Applied Behavior Analysis. Applied Behavior Analysis focuses on resolving behavior, “the psychological outcome”. Three Principles knowledge resolves the origin of the behavior and feelings, Thought.
Due to transformations experienced with clients and students, Faith founded Reversing Hopelessness, Inc. in 2005. RH, Inc. is a not for profit dedicated to providing greater awareness of Mind, Thought, Consciousness in mental health, education and medicine, the missing link in higher levels of efficacy, reduction of dollars spent as well as reduction of provider’s and participator’s stress. Furthermore, due to the fundamental nature of this knowledge, a standard course in education, college and trainings is an essential shift occurring to resolve critical performance and social issues. We graciously welcome and accept financial and resource contributions to support these initiatives.
Ann Flagg, MSW, LICSW has experience working with adults to help them overcome their struggles with anxiety and depression in addition to issues such as family and parenting stress, school and work difficulties, unhappy relationships, loss of a loved one, and trauma.
She also works with children, ages 3 -13 who are experiencing difficulties at school and/or at home. Ann does individual, couples, family and play therapy (with younger children). I believe, given some gentle direction, people can harness their instinctual ability to decrease their own distress and live a more contented life.
Annika Hurwitt, Ph.D. has a background as a psychotherapist, and has been coaching people in the Three Principles since she was introduced to them in 1993.
Annika works with individuals and couples, with organizations and teams, and coaches women leaders. She gives four-day intensives from her office in Temple, NH, runs year-long training programs for practitioners, and coaches people worldwide. She lives with her daughter, Rhianna.
Ken Manning, Ph.D. has been interested in finding simple solutions to help people be at their best for as long as he can remember. He pursued three degrees in psychology from Brown University, Lesley College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He practiced as a clinical psychologist for 20 years.
In parallel to his career in psychology, Ken also has a strong background in business, including roles in various start-ups as national sales manager, director of marketing, and advisory board member. He co-founded with his son-in-law, a successful software development company, which he still leads.
In 1999 he began innovating ways to bring insight principles into the corporate world and joined with partner Robin Charbit to form their company Insight Principles.
Ken has been married for 30 years, has two stepdaughters, a son and five grandchildren. He plays the piano, loves the outdoors and all kinds of sports and exercise, travel, photography, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.
Jack Pransky, Ph.D. is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books, Somebody Should Have Told Us!, Paradigm Shift, Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond; Parenting from the Heart, Prevention from the Inside-Out and Prevention: The Critical Need.
He also co-authored Healthy Thinking/ Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students, and two children’s picture books, What is a Thought? (A Thought is a Lot) and What is Wisdom (and Where Do I Find It)?.
Pransky has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now provides consultation and training in mental and spiritual well-being from the inside-out throughout the U.S. and internationally.
He is a trainer of trainers, a coach of coaches, and a counselor of counselors. Jack was instrumental in creating the first state law (Vermont) requiring state agencies to plan for and conduct prevention practices, and he worked on developing national prevention policy.
In 2001 his book, Modello received the Martin Luther King Storyteller’s Award for the book best exemplifying King’s vision of “the beloved community,” and in 2004 Jack won the Vermont Prevention Pioneer’s Award.
Linda works with individuals and business leaders to realize the profound influence their inner horizon and state of mind have on their performance and success in the world and to live from ever increasing clarity with a higher performance level and deeper peace of mind.
As a business consultant and coach she combines her background as an entrepreneur, designer and artist with her coaching expertise to help leaders and teams, entrepreneurs and difference makers of all stripes perform at their best, with the insight, clarity and resilience needed to create their own brilliant personal and business success.
She holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, and received her fashion, shoe and accessory design training from Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After a career in the New York Fashion Industry in VP Sales, Design and Merchandising positions, she founded two product design startup businesses.
At a transition point in her own evolution she was introduced to The Three Principles through Michael Neill and his Supercoach Academy where she received her Supercoach certification and shifted her life’s work from making products to making a difference in the world.
Barbara Sarah Smith, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Westport, MA. After over 30 years of practice she had become disillusioned and burned out with the medicalization of “mental health”. She and a colleague formed an integrative practice in which the focus was on care of the mind, body and spirit. However, despite that transition in her practice, there was still something missing. In 2015 she was introduced to the 3 Principles which has transformed her life and her practice. She now teaches her clients about their innate mental health and spiritual wellbeing and is seeing remarkable transformations.
One of Barbara’s particular interest areas is teaching the inside out understanding to those struggling with addictions or chronic illness. When people see the truth about the source of their moment to moment experience, they find that they are able to stand resiliently present to their lives- no matter what the circumstances.
Barbara teaches individuals, couples, and families. She runs regular 3 Principles classes in New Bedford, MA and is also available for 4 day intensives and retreats.
Barbara lives on the coast in southeast Massachusetts and spends as much time as possible in nature, in her garden, and on the waters near and far with her partner Ed, a retired sea captain.
Kailia Star combines 30 + years of experience in counseling, body centered and energetic healing modalities helping people understand themselves as a whole person - body, mind and spirit. She combines Biodynamic Craniosacral body work, Reiki, and other modalities along with her coaching. She helps people overcome a wide range of issues and generate a new life based on an intimate knowledge and awareness of their own innate health from within.
She has been coaching people with the Three Principles understanding since she was introduced to them in 1992. She has helped people realize that much of their stress and physical issues come from their thinking and living habits.
Kailia works with individuals, couples and families. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families with challenging learning issues.
Kailia is also an associate of Insight Principles, a global consulting company bringing the Three Principles into the corporate environment. She works with corporate clients and their families.
Kailia has her office in “The Barn,” a retreat center she created with her husband, Ken Manning in Sudbury, MA
To contact, or learn more, visit Kailiastar.com
Naphtali Visser is a business consultant and coach. He's been a software engineer, technology leader, entrepreneur, and consultant for the past 25 years.
Naphtali is the owner of Humans Working, which works with leaders and their companies to create better leaders, solve difficult problems and massively shift morale, productivity, engagement and innovation.
In addition to consulting, Naphtali continues to pursue entrepreneurial projects and is an avid photographer and cook. He lives in Brookline, MA with his wife. They're expecting a baby in February 2018!
Andy lives in rural Vermont with his wife, Elissa, their daughter Emmy, and an assortment of farm animals including goats, chickens, and bees. He and Elissa encountered the three principles 25 years ago and their lives were affected in extraordinary ways. Since then, Andy has been sharing the principles as an educator, consultant, and coach. He helped found and direct two innovative high schools designed with the principles at the heart of the curriculum. Over the years he has had the privilege of learning from, and working directly with, Sydney Banks and other extraordinary three principles teachers including Dicken Bettinger, George and Linda Pransky and the rest of the Pransky and Associates team, Roger Mills, Ken Manning and many more.
Andy and Elissa are tremendously grateful for encountering the principles and for the impact this understanding has had on their lives and the lives of those around them. Their 10-year-old daughter Emmy is growing up with the principles as central to her understanding of life, and the insights she has about the inside-out nature of human experience are touching and illuminating. As Emmy stated the other day, “Can you imagine what the world would be like if people saw that their feelings did not come from the world or the people around them … people would get along better that’s for sure”. That is why Andy founded the Center for Insight and Change – to help people get in touch with their innate health, wisdom and incredible capacity for insights– insights that profoundly affect their lives, and in doing so, change the world around them.
In addition to his work Through the Center for Insight and Change Andy is a professional tennis coach and with Elissa leads international learning expeditions through her company Express Fluency. Andy also enjoys carpentry, surfing, skiing, hiking and many other outdoor adventures
Organizations of interest:
Farnum is a private 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to providing effective and outstanding, care and support for adults seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. At Farnum, our unique approach sets us apart. Our clients learn about their own innate capacity for health, insight, and happiness. We incorporate the Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness into our programs which assists clients in accessing a healthier perspective on life, allowing them to leave the past behind. This proven, evidence-based treatment method has helped thousands of people in their long-term recovery. The Farnum experience is a journey from the day you enter the program, to the day you are ready to re-enter the community with a fresh and positive perspective.
Our next-door neighbors:
While not technically in New England, it's worth mentioning the Jewish Center for Wellbeing. They offer a wonderful variety of programs and are a relatively short trip for many.