Alex and Karen Herrera
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Alex

Alex Herrera is a multi-faceted, seasoned financial services professional, entrepreneur, investor, and CEO/Operator with over twenty-five years of corporate leadership and startup experience.

A visionary, creative and results-driven leader, Alex has demonstrated a strong and consistent track record of managing risk while generating high-growth returns on investments under his management. His analytical, communication and interpersonal sales skills, honed over time, have resulted in a unique reputation for identifying integrated financial and business solutions to complex business problems and marketplace opportunities both quickly and effectively.

Alex is a former member of The American Stock Exchange and The New York Stock Exchange and served as Senior Floor Official for the NYSE. As Senior Managing Director for leading Wall Street firms such as Bear Wagner and Labranche & Co., his responsibilities included leading all trading operations, setting strategic direction, ensuring compliance and enhancing overall company profitability. In his last corporate position heading Labranche, Alex was responsible for $800 million of assets under management and led a staff of 300 professionals.

Since leaving Wall Street, Alex has built a successful consulting/Third Party Marketing business that marries early-stage companies seeking funding with raising capital for multiple software startup companies, private equity and hedge funds. To date, he has raised over $200 million across numerous projects in many tech product and service segments.

Most recently, in the summer of 2018, recognizing the likely passing of the Farm Bill Act of 2018, and the enormous opportunity in the CBD industry, and not being able to find an existing CBD company to invest in that met his high standards, Alex launched Palm Organix and has grown the company to become a leader in the retail, eCommerce and wholesaling of Premium ZERO THC CBD products.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Alex holds FINRA licenses 4, 7, 24, 55 & 63.

Karen

Growing up my family lived all over the country, from Texas to Delaware, West Virginia to Michigan. This forced me at an early age to constantly meet new people, make new friends, and learn and adapt to new surroundings. Although it was difficult to really plant roots, I discovered that starting over and over again added a valuable skill set in adaptability and courage to start new ventures.

Upon completing my college degree in Health Policy Administration from Penn State I joined the team at a wonderful Long Term Care facility as their Director of Admissions. My daily interactions were with families going through the painful realization that their loved one required 24-hour care. My role was to listen, educate, assist, and support these families with their difficult decisions.

I then took quite a few years off to start and raise a family. My husband Alex and I, married 27 years, have 4 wonderful and unique children who are all at different stages of their life's journey. My skills of listening, educating, assisting, and supporting were put to good use and further strengthened in the daily challenges of raising happy, healthy children.

Looking to find a new opportunity to help my community, and with the support and collaboration of my husband’s vast business and financial knowledge, we decided to enter the world of CBD, which was just beginning to become popular for its many health and wellness benefits. Our task was to thoroughly research this new supplement and seek out the highest quality sources for producing premium, natural, beneficial CBD products, thus began Palm Organix™

The Palm Organix™ mission today is much like my early goals, to listen, educate, assist, and support, for all those seeking a natural alternative to promote their wellness needs. This also prompted us to open a retail location where we can interact directly with new people and have them feel comfortable knowing their CBD journey begins with us.

Business Website Address: https://www.palmorganix.com
Amy Ballantyne
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Amy lives in Waterloo, ON and is a wife and a mom to 3 amazing and active children. She is Your Health Cheerleader, sharing her passion for health and helping others every single day. As a holistic health & wellness coach, Amy provides accountability, encouragement, and support. She shares healthy practices as well as self-love strategies to help her clients truly nurture their bodies and minds from the inside out.

Business Website Address: https://amyballantyne.com
Cathy Mckinnon
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Cathy McKinnon is the founder of Wellness Warrior Coaching, she believes in holistic health and that mind, body, and energy must be addressed and balanced for optimal living. http://bit.ly/2G9Dksm

Cyndi Walter
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Cyndi Walter is the owner of Cynergy, Inc., is an Int’l speaker, mentor, certified mindset and Global Wellness Coach, and leader in the network marketing industry.
As a lifetime dedicated Fitness Instructor and Marathon Runner, she is committed to helping women across the globe become their healthiest and wealthiest self which has propelled her to achieve a multimillion-dollar earner status with over 40,000+ clients in several different countries in as little as 5 years. Her motto is that mindset and communication are the keys to an abundant life. Visit her website for her free e-series Healthier, Wealthier YOU in as little as 30 days!

Business Website Address: Visit her website at cyndiwalter.com
Dr. Dixie Short
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Dr. Dixie Short (aka Dr. Dee) is a DNM, with a PhD in Natural Medicine. She is dedicated to helping people establish healthy habits to create a naturally healthy, joyful way of living. She believes that by focusing on nutrition we can rebuild our bodies from within. Dr. Dee first got started in natural medicine when traditional medicine failed not only her but her loved ones as well. She was tired of feeling helpless in dealing with her health and watching her loved ones struggle with their own.

Prior to going into natural medicine, she was in school to be an MD. It was during her year and a half struggle that she was first introduced to a more holistic approach. Within weeks she was feeling relief. It occurred to her that she could apply the same simple techniques and approach to others who had fallen through the cracks with traditional medicine. It is Dr. Dee's mission to make healthy, joyful living obtainable for everyone.

Dr. Dee specializes in entrepreneurs with fast past lives that are looking to improve their health naturally and increase their productivity throughout there day. She is most excited about creating programs that establish natural and easy lifestyle habits that are guaranteed to help clients achieve their health goals. If you are ready to build the life you have been dreaming of contact Dr. Dee and get ready to see the difference. Visit her website here.

Business Website Address: http://www.AskDrDee.com
Jana Short
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NLP Practioner and Wellness Coach, the founder of Health Influencers Mastermind, connecting real experts and major health influencers who offer their services online with their dream clients. I also, offer them a platform to extend coaches' reach and share their expertise, through speaking engagements, book collaborating, podcasts, magazine spots, and contribution space in Best Holistic Life editorial blogging site.

Business Website Address: http://janashort.com
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Kara Krueger CNC CNHP
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Kara Krueger CNC CNHP
Kara and her partner Dominic started Peak Wellness Group, LLC in late 2017 and has been helping people reach their nutrition goals since 2005. She also brings many years of counseling in the fields of addiction and mental health as well. She is always passionate about the solutions to be found and the many ways the body and mind are seeking balance. Kara is a Certified Nutrition Counselor, is also certified by the National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals and specializes in epigenetics.

To find out how epigenetics can help you on your journey to optimal health visit www.peakwellnessgroup.com and request a consultation. Mention this blog and receive half off your consultation.

Kela Smith
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Kela is has been a health and wellness industry for over 20 years and is a certified health and wellness coach. With an extensive background as a professional fitness trainer, wellness educator and self-proclaimed nutrition nerd, Kela has combined all of her passions into a business as a holistic health and wellness coach. Kela’s coaching techniques are tailored toward women struggling with infertility issues and hormone imbalance as well as women struggling to lose weight. As a mom of two little boys herself, Kela struggled with infertility and hormone imbalance for many years. Determined to find a better and more efficient way for women to overcome these hurdles with out drugs or invasive procedures, she now specializes in just that! “My coaching goes well beyond the title of being a “health and wellness coach”. I help my clients conceive a healthy baby by teaching them how to use whole food as medicine to heal their bodies, how much exercise they need, how to cut stress from their lives and how to limit their exposure to chemicals in their environment. Are you ready to see what Coach Kela can do for you? Let’s get started! Visit her website at www.kelahealthcoach.com to receive your free, The hormone puzzle - A recipe guide to decoding hormones and infertility naturally.

Business Website Address: kelahealthcoach.com
Leslie Canup
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Founder of Canup Coaching, Certified Coach Leslie Canup does life with her husband of 20+ years and her three kids of different ages and stages. Her passion for leaders started in 2006 with a Tim McGraw concert and a conversation with her dad. Fast forward; she combined her faith, passion and personal experience of living in the unexpected to serve leaders in a personal crisis. Empowering them to regain their energy, strength, clarity, and control.
So that when their life is flipped upside down and they are living at their lowest, they can lead to their highest.

Lisa Crofton
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Lisa Crofton, Master Intuitive Coach & Spiritual Life Strategist Founder, Signature School of Leading Edge Coaching Practices
I help you transmute the worst parts of life into the best parts of you!

Say Buh-bye to STRESS and receive my FREE Gift to you for spending time with me: Living 'n Sync...Heart & Soul: a sweet exercise resulting in Clarity. www.lotusmoonstudios.com

Business Website Address: lotusmoonstudios.com
Lunden Souza
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Lunden Souza is a Fitness & Lifestyle Coach obsessed with traveling the world helping her clients go from crazy busy to crazy HAPPY! Breaking the cycle of no time, energy or purpose with those who are ready to stop feeling stuck in their lives, jobs, relationships, workouts and ready to UP-LEVEL!. With over 10 years in the fitness industry, she quickly realized that doing MORE actually doesn’t give you MORE results...at least not in the way you’re really hoping for. And you can’t do more forever. So let’s gain back your energy, time and confidence—together! Start by grabbing her Top 10 Tips for going from crazy busy to crazy HAPPY! Visit her website and Get her FREE Gift

Business Website Address: lifelikelunden.com
Melanie Pigeon
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Melanie Pigeon is no stranger to the medical field, having spent 10 years in a Critical Care Unit as a Registered Nurse, she was responsible for patients with an array of chronic diseases and acute illnesses. The ICU taught her the importance of health prevention and being an advocate for her patients. The last 4 years Melanie ran her own clinic as a wellness nurse, providing her patients with preventative strategies and empowering them with the tools to improve their health and well-being. With 15 years as an RN and 5 additional years in the healthcare field, Melanie has 20 years of experience to share. In addition, she has accomplished a Bachelor of Science in both Nursing and Health Sciences, with an emphasis in alternative therapies. Battling with Lupus as a chronically ill patient herself, has also given Melanie another perspective on how to care for patients and their needs. Her career and passion for health and well-being has sent her on a journey to educate and provide patients with a well thought out plan and face time with her personally. You will get a compassionate and knowledgeable nurse while Melanie spends one-on-one time conducting a health care regimen and providing you with the tools for optimal health.

Visit Melanie at www.melaniewellnessrn.org and schedule a one-on-one consult complete with the tools to a healthier you and learn how to enroll in her Facebook group for FREE, for ongoing education and direct contact with Melanie herself.

Business Website Address: www.melaniewellnessrn.org
Melissa Anne Ross
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Melissa Anne Ross, BA, CMCP, RYT200, RCYT
Mindset Coach and Personal Development Speaker

Over 20 years, through yoga and mindfulness, Melissa Ross has become a leading authority on healing and growth.

As a LEADER and founder of Breathe With Me Yoga, Melissa continues to tame wild Canadian children through meditation, breathing, and relaxation. From private classes to school gymnasiums, she has influenced thousands of kids to connect with their mind, body, and spirit. It all started under her own roof after she helped her son navigate anxiety at an early age. After spending countless hours in the classroom with so many children, it became Melissa’s biggest passion to help parents with children who are navigating anxiety, bullying, and positivity.

As a SPEAKER, Melissa is helping audiences be their best through hearing her powerful message on stages across Canada.

As a COACH and founder of Rise2Wellness, Melissa helps people move from where they are to where they want to be, both personally and professionally. She works with a wide range of individuals empowering them to navigate – and overcome – their stress, anxiety, and depression. No matter where you are in life, Melissa’s Cornerstone of Growth will guide you through life’s transitions to overcome your adversity and grow. As Melissa says, “Coaching is the single most powerful tool that an individual can use to be successful.”

As an AUTHOR, Melissa co-wrote the internationally best-selling "Magnetic Entrepreneur: Our Vision Volume 1" and co-wrote “Adversity to Adaptability: Turn Life’s Greatest Challenges Into Your Greatest Opportunities”, due out in the new year. Melissa has also penned yoga articles that have appeared in Health, Wellness and Safety Magazine and others.

Melissa is a 200-hour RYT and 95-hour RCYT yoga instructor, mindset coach, international best-selling author, award-winning speaker, award-winning entrepreneur and proud mother.

Business Website Address: http://www.rise2wellness.com
Scott Gates
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GROWING UP

I am blessed to have grown up in Southern California. Not in a big city, but a small town where people rode their horses to restaurants, and you waved at everyone driving by. I still remember watching my Pop seal a deal with a handshake, and he’s never gone back on his word, and that’s the way we were raised. My family is supper close, always have been, and we’re all blessed with good old common sense. Sports always came easy to me, if I wasn’t at a game or practice, you looked for me in the shop, art, history, or maybe english departments. Throughout my childhood, as an All-American in college, and into my 40’s I have struggled with my health. Constant illness, respiratory conditions, seasonal struggles, stomach discomfort, headaches and the list goes on, along with the side effects and ineffectiveness of medications I took.

MY HOBBIES

I grew up building our houses with Pop, so I’m pretty handy with tools, can fix or build just about anything, love building stuff for our house, checkin’ off my honey do list. I can operate just about anything that has wheels, tracks, or propellers. I have a fascination with history, and a rising curiosity for green technology. I love playing hockey and we love watching an LA Kings game. Enjoy watching all the kids in our extended family growing into there own unique and amazing little self’s. Prefer the desert or beach to the snow. I’m pretty good with the BBQ and smoker, and love gettin’ the family and close friends together. I’m on the board of directors for a few charities, volunteer as often as I can, and try my best to make sure the people we care about, know it.

MY ASPIRATIONS

I have always enjoyed traveling different and out of the way places, backroads and small towns. I want to walk the streets of those historic places I’ve read about, talk to the people, admire the architecture and surroundings, absorb the history of another time and place. I’ve got things I want to build, to make, things I never would of thought I could before. I want others to know that I was there, not because they feel pain from missing me. But because the help, knowledge, and the time we had, was a blessing that in some way brought them joy, a laugh, or happiness. Time is really the only thing we’re given, and you never know how much you got. I want to create more time, more us time, more family time, I never have enough of that.

MY HERO

I grew up in a family of hero’s. My grandfather was part of the greatest generation. A WW2 Marine, and served for thirty years in the United States Marine Corp. My father was in the Sheriff’s department for 38 years. My brother is now a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and has been serving for over 20 years. So as you can see, I have some hero’s in the family. But my big hero’s? Well this might surprise you, but they are women. My grandma, watched my “Tampa” board a ship and go off to war. Not just WW2, but some scuffles afterwards too, and stayed behind, doing it all, alone, and dreading the knock on the door. I watched my Mom kiss Dad when he went off to work, they didn’t have bullet proof vests back then, and any phone call after 8pm always turned her face white. My sister in law, though now days communication is much easier, was alone during my brothers many ship tours. She struggled with terrorism, and seeing the attacks on real time on CNN of somewhere he was deployed, waiting for his “I’m ok honey” texts. They are really my hero’s. And you can throw John Wayne, Lewis and Clark, Chief Joseph, and Abraham Lincoln in the mix, to name a few.

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY

My grandma Judy used to say, “I want you to know what I know”. So, like her, I pass on what I know and am constantly learning about essential oils and natural ways to live healthier. Hopefully it can help you, your family, a friend, a co-worker find their path to what my one of my Mom’s call “Chronic Wellness”. We can all be our best, not just survive, lets thrive.

Now that you now about me, well, a little about me. I would welcome the opportunity to know you better. Regardless of where ever you are at in your life right now, if you want something different, something natural, and you’re ready to begin an amazing journey towards empowerment, lets start right now. Maybe you would like the freedom I have now, to work where I want, and as much as I want, helping people. Lets find out where you are right now, and where you would like to be. Break out of the cement boots holding you in that place, life is about taking risk and I believe you’re worth it. Check out our event page, maybe I’m teaching a class near you, don’t see one, maybe you would like to host one for your family and friends. What have you got to lose?

What is the next step? Please contact me below if you are ready to take advantage of life and begin your journey on your path to natural wellness.

Business Website Address: https://www.gateswellness.com
Serena Carcasole
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Serena Carcasole an Online Marketing Specialist and Lead Generation Expert is the creator of the Get Visible ~ Get Clients ~ Get Profitable Blueprint, founder of the Amazing Women Entrepreneurs Network™, host of Amazing Women of Influence Annual Summits which are divisions of Amazing Women Media™. She helps coaches, healers, and other service providers to achieve mass exposure in record speed time so they can make a big impact in the world with multiple sources of income and financial freedom.

Services and Opportunities Offered:

Marketing Consulting and Coaching
List Building / Email Marketing Services
Social Media Services
Website Design and Branding
Pinterest Services
SEO
Coauthor Publishing Services
Summit Services and Coaching
Online Courses
One on One Coaching
Group Coaching
Visibility Services
Joint Venture Opportunities
and much more!

She is passionate about TRANSFORMING the lives of women entrepreneurs who DREAM BIG and are Determined to Live Life on their terms! Due to her passion to help women thrive she is now a Life Coach in training through the Radiant Coaches Academy. Visit her website at www.amazingwomenmedia.com and get her free gift Get Visible, Get Clients, Get Profitable Blueprint at www.visibilitymaven.com.

Business Website Address: https://www.visibilitymaven.com