Your Monthly Mentors/Supporters

TRADEMARKlogoCLEARbgrd.jpgMeet your Monthly Mentors and Supporters. Below is a growing list of the incredible men and women from around the world who are working together to change the lives of future generations by sharing their real-life wisdom about “The Important Stuff You Don’t Learn In School”. Each month, your Monthly Mentors will be sharing one new article or video based on their own life experiences and field of expertise. If you would like to learn more about our Mentors and Supporters, please follow the “Read More” links provided below.

We are honored and grateful to each and every one of our Monthly Contributors for sharing their time and wisdom and to our Supporters who believe in our mission.

Shown in alphabetical order…

stevenaitchisonSteven AITCHISON, Monthly Mentor, is UK’s #1 Personal Development blogger. With a Facebook following of over 3.7 million and growing, Steven’s mission is to help millions of people around the world better themselves in any way that they can. Steven’s blog is entitled “Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life.” He currently resides in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and hosts live shows on Facebook every weekday at 2pm BST. Read More…

1annbeaulieuAnne BEAULIEU, Monthly Mentor, is an international speaker, empowering coach, and thought leader in the field of Emotional Intelligence and the Founder of Walking Inside Resources Inc. based in Vancouver, British Columbia. As an accomplished author and community builder, Anne is a powerful catalyst for positive change and embodies successful life strategies that keep empowering men and women across the globe. Read More…

BodnerLieutenant Colonel Theresa BODNAR, Monthly Mentor, is a full time Soldier in the Army, a certified Army Master Resilience Trainer (MRT), a Positive Psychology Practitioner, Eating Psychology Educator, Author of Get UPP!: Understanding Positive Psychology, and an aspiring Motivational Speaker. She is excited to get to know you and share all sorts of positive psychology tools, inspirational blogs, and poetry with you. Read More…

ClarissaBurtTheTeenMentorClarissa BURT, Teen Mentor Supporter, is an award-winning actress, international media personality/producer/ director, writer, author, public speaker and Super Model. With hundreds of television and film credits to her name, This Who’s Who of International and American Women brings over 30 years of entertainment industry experience in both International and American markets. Clarissa has performed in over 20 movies and can be remembered in award winning films such as Warner Brother’s “The Never Ending Story, Part II,” where she played the Mean Queen “Xayide” and as Giulia in the Italian production ” Caruso Pascosky di Padre Polacco”. Starring in hundreds of television shows, Clarissa quickly became a household name in Italy. Read More… 

junianneJulianne CANTARELLA, MSW, Monthly Mentor, is the president and CEO of “New Jersey’s Matchmaker”. A Licensed Social Worker, Julianne received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She has been a professional Matchmaker and Dating Coach since 2005. From 2010 through 2011 Julianne was a Matchmaking Consultant to eHarmony for the prestigious Diamond program. In 2011, she was chosen to become a Matchmaking & Dating / Relationship Expert for Your Tango Online Magazine. Read More…

richiecontartesi.jpgRichie CONTARTESI, Monthly Mentor, is a Keynote Motivational Speaker, #1 Best Selling author and former professional football player. Standing a stellar 5’7″ and weighing in at a magnificent 155 lbs., you wouldn’t think he’d be much of a football player. Instead, he looks more like a chess player. Don’t laugh, he’s good at chess too! Currently, Richie speaks to adults and youth. He has realized through all of this that no matter how much he enjoys defying the odds, his true passion is in helping others defy theirs. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, he helps adults and teens understand that their dreams are closer than they appear. Through all the noise and out of reach possibilities, speaking is truly his favorite way of communicating his passion. Read More…

dr-kim-deramoTheTeenMentorDr. Kim D’ERAMO, Weekly Mentor, is a physician, speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The MindBody Tool Kit,” and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools. Read More…

harvey-the-teen-mentorHarvey DEUTSCHENDORF, Monthly Mentor, is an emotional intelligence expert, internationally published author and speaker. His book, The Other Kind of Smart, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success, has been published in 4 languages. Harvey writes for Fast Company and has a monthly column with HRProfessionals Magazine. Read More…

john_head_300x300John DiSTEFANO, Monthly Mentor, started his first company in 1993 in Germany and has been an entrepreneur ever since. His businesses ranged from Advertising over Marketing and Sales to IT to mention the main areas. In 2014 John formed the Entrepreneur Academy in Brussels, Belgium with the aim to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to grow, learn and practise. He is actively involved in many student organisations throughout Europe and regularly invited to talk about entrepreneurship. Read More…

TimElmoreTheTeenMentorTim ELMORE, Monthly Mentor, is the founder of Growing Leaders. He is passionate about understanding the emerging generation and helping adults teach them how to become leaders in their schools, their communities and their careers. He educates adults to help them understand the challenges and experiences today’s generation faces and connect with them in a way that resonates. Tim believes, by cultivating leadership abilities in young adults and encouraging the adults who guide them, Growing Leaders can be the catalyst for emerging generations that will truly change the world. Read More…

GuyFinley-new2Guy FINLEY, Bi-Weekly Mentor, is the Bestselling author of “Letting Go” and the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit Center for Spiritual Discovery. His encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas cut straight to the heart of our most important personal and social issues – relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom – and lead the way to a higher life. Guy is also the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go and more than 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over two million copies in 26 languages worldwide. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations. Read More…

janefullerJane FULLER, Monthly Mentor, is a producer, writer, teacher, ambassador, blogger, interior designer, calligraphist and spiritual entrepreneur based in London, United Kingdom. From taking a Fine Arts course in Florence Italy, to running her own award winning film production company, Jane’s life has so far been a whirlwind of adversity, triumphs, challenges and truly inspiring moments. Read More…

jgarrin-biopic-2Joshua GARRIN, Monthly Mentor, is an Award-Winning Health Psychologist, Author of “The I-Way to Well”, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Self-Motivationalist. He holds a Ph.D. in health psychology, an M.S. in cognitive psychology, and a B.S. in general psychology and journalism and currently resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2014, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University’s Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research for his inquiry on health beliefs, outcome expectancies, and stress appraisal in college seniors. Read More…

TheTeenMentorDerekHartDerek HART, Monthly Mentor, is a Relationship Coach, Speaker, Writer, and the founder of UnderstandEachOther.com based in San Anselmo, California. He has been counseling people since 1990, with over 27,000 hours in experience. The unique experience he brings to his counseling practice is based upon years of doing his own deep inner work. A student and teacher of the human journey, Derek has continually studied the great works of the top psychology and spiritual masters of our time. Read More…

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iRISE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, Monthly Mentors, provides awareness and prevention of suicide through education and presentations throughout the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania community. Founded by psychotherapist Kristie Knights, the iRise Leadership Institute provides resources and services to give hope to people who have suicidal thoughts. They also provide financial resources and services for survivors of suicide, as well as for families that are left behind, and provide volunteer opportunities for those who share their vision. Read More…

jim-johnson-lo-res-suit-with-basketball-2Coach Jim JOHNSON, Monthly Mentor, is an author and authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. Based in Rochester, New York, he is most famously known for helping an autistic senior, Jason McElwain (J-Mac), realize his dreams and play with his basketball team. Jason scored an amazing 20 points in 4 minutes during that game. Coach Jim Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy”. Read More… 

dr-steve-g-jones-2-the-teen-mentorDr. Steve G. JONES, Ed.D., Monthly Mentor, is a board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been practicing hypnotherapy since the 1980’s. He is the author of 25 books on such topics as hypnosis, the law of attraction and weight loss. Dr. Steve has also created over 9,000 hypnosis audio recordings and 22 different online certification programs, which are sold in over 140 countries. Dr. Steve G. Jones works extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors, and producers, helping them achieve their very best. He has been featured on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker as both a hypnotherapist and a millionaire and has been interviewed on CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Read More… 

Ingrid_Kelada_the_teen_mentorIngrid KELADA, Monthly Mentor, is an experienced psychologist, speaker and happiness expert. As a speaker, she has facilitated over 1000 workshops around the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! With over 25 years experience, Ingrid offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada. Ingrid is also the Author of 21 Days to Happiness. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, Ingrid teaches you how to be happier in just 10 minutes per day. Read More…

diana-rose-kottle_The_Teen_MentorDiana Rose KOTTLE, MA, MFT, Monthly Mentor, is a Consciousness Architect + Soul Alchemist + Soul Alignment Guide. She helps people align with their soul’s true purpose, so they can live their highest vision and impact the world. Diana’s approach bridges psychology + spirituality + consciousness + technology. Her professional training and education includes a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently writing several new books including: ‘Soul Alchemy’ and ‘The Alchemy of Awakening’. Read More…

photos by MyshsalePhilip McKERNAN, Monthly Mentor, is an Inspirational Speaker, Writer & Filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland and based out of Boulder, Colorado. He works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon and has shared the stage with other speakers like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson. Read More…

MarcyMorrison2Marcy MORRISON, Monthly Mentor, is the founder of Careers with Wings. Often referred to as bringing sunshine to every room she enters, Marcy helps others uncover and find their dream career via her books, “Finding Your Passion: The Easy Guide to Your Dream Career” and “Falling in Love with Me: A Personal Journey and A Guide to Falling in Love with You”. She is a sought out career expert nationwide with her work appearing in/on MSN CareerBuilder, San Francisco and San Diego Univision, CBS Los Angeles, ABC Washington D.C., FOX New York City, San Diego Business Journal, and on San Diego stations including KUSI, Channel 6, FOX, and Channel 10. Read More… 

Anthony-Oneal-the-teen-mentorSince 2003, Anthony ONEAL, Monthly Mentor, has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. Now Anthony has joined Ramsey Solutions to spread this encouraging message to students nationwide as a Ramsey Personality. His youth conferences, concerts and events have drawn enormous crowds, and he’s spoken for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest Youth Ministry, television personality, Judge Glenda Hatchett and Rory Jones. Anthony has also appeared on Fox and Friends, CNN and TBN. Read More…

gregreid1Greg S. REID, Teen Mentor Supporter, is an Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, and Action-Taking Phenomenon. ​He is known best for being Founder and CEO of the Secret Knock, an exclusive event and professional collaboration community focused on partnership, networking, and business development. ​His record setting book, Three Feet from Gold, was the first title in history to be published by top retailer Barnes and Noble through their sister company, Sterling. The title was a worldwide sensation and was translated into over thirty languages within the first six months of publication. Mr. Reid is also the creator, writer and producer of the internationally acclaimed films Pass It On, Three Feet from Gold, and Beyond the Knock. He is currently producing a major feature film called Wish Man about the founder of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Frank Shankwitz.  Read More…​

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Rachel RUSSO, MS, MFT, Bi-Weekly Mentor, is a Matchmaker, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker. She has a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College, a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a certification as an Intentional Relationship Coach. Rachel is the founder of Rachel Russo Relationships-a NYC-based dating and relationship consultancy-and has worked as a matchmaker for twelve years. She currently acts as the resident relationship expert on Brooklyn Savvy Tv, is a matchmaker with Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, and trains entrepreneurs at Matchmaking Institute. Her drive, credentials, and unique experience make her the ultimate dating and relationship expert. Read More…

Mark-SanbornMark SANBORN, CSP, CPAE, Monthly Mentor, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.​ Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.​ He is also the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally.​ Read More…​

amber-seater-the-teen-mentorAmber R. SEATER, Monthly Mentor, is a Professional Counselor serving teens in Missouri and Kansas, USA. Ms. Seater has a passion for helping teens, especially teen girls, become empowered. She acknowledges the impact that society, especially social media, has on young women’s body image and dreams/goals for the future and she utilizes different therapeutic techniques that involve the mind, body and spirit. This includes yoga, meditation, hiking, art, sand tray, and discussions about nutrition. Read more…

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Susanna SPIES, Monthly Mentor, is a seasoned educator and Founder and President of Comedy Playground, LLC, showcasing at The Hollywood Improv located in California. With a performance background, Spies has worked within mediums of television and film, and has performed stand up comedy on stages throughout the nation. Known for her many “faces”, in 2013 she debuted over 30 characters in her one-woman show “The Dryer” and was featured on Nuvo TV’s Stand & Deliver, E-One Entertainment’s Uncontrolled Comedy, and the Youtube sensation “Carol” of “Carol & Claire in The Angela Hoover web series, as well as dozens of national commercials, and Independent Feature Films. Read More…

SteelySpringhamTheTeenMentorSteely SPRINGHAM, Monthly Mentor, ‘Perspective Whisperer’ & Confidence Coach, defied the odds and stepped onto her first competitive stage in the world of Figure & Fitness in 2011, at the age of 42. In 5 short years, Steely earned National level status & won the coveted BC Provincial Champion Overall Masters Figure Title in 2015. This former Top-10 recording artist turned her passion for fitness into her present day career. She is currently a Certified Behaviour Change Specialist, an ACE certified personal trainer, a Confidence Coach, specializing in competition posing, mental preparation for athletes in her sport and in public speaking and confidence coaching for 8-12 year olds.  Read More…

bernieswainBernie SWAIN, Monthly Mentor, is the founder of the pre-eminent lecture agency in the world, Washington Speakers Bureau. Over the last thirty-five years, Washington Speakers Bureau has represented three US Presidents, four prime ministers of Great Britain, countless American and world leaders, business and economic visionaries, authors, media personalities, and sports legends. In 2016, Bernie released his new book, What Made Me Who I Am. Today, Bernie remains Chairman of WSB and travels with Paula, his wife for 41 years, and spends time with their 3 children. Bernie also speaks and writes extensively. Read More…

carol_the_teen_mentorCarol TALBOT, Monthly Mentor, is considered is an inspiration in the inspiration business.  She is sought-after by organisations and individuals seeking a learning consultant, thought-partner, and keynote speaker ‘with a difference’. For more than two decades, she has stepped out to help fire out creativity and greatness within individuals and teams worldwide, by engaging them with her wise words and compelling delivery; one-on-one or to an audience of 1000’s, when Carol speaks, people listen. Read More…

Tarby Back Book Cover picMichael TARBY, Monthly Mentor, is a life change expert and author of the best-selling book Living Your Big Juicy Life, The Secrets to Having More Love, Joy and Success.​ His​ varied background allows him to resonate with people from all walks of life. He has been everything from a police officer to an actor. In college, he was the class president and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and is also Board Certified in Radiography.​ ​Michael has dedicated his life to helping others learn from his successes and many failures. He has spoken all across the country and received standing ovations from large and small audiences.​ Read More…

1sarah.jpgSarah TAYLOR, Monthly Mentor, is a meditation teacher and a Master Level Reiki Practitioner, as well as an actor, comedian, and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Drawing from a Buddhist background as well as the other non-dual spiritual traditions, her classes and talks are accessible and filled with humor. She was a series regular for three seasons on NBC’s “In Gayle We Trust”, can be seen in the comedy feature, “The Golden Scallop” and has made appearances on Hot In Cleveland, Bunheads, and numerous other TV shows and films. Read More…

DONEsmall_MichelleCUstaszeskiMichelle C. USTASZESKI-HUTCHINSON, Monthly Mentor, is the Founder and Editor of The Teen Mentor, LLC, based in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has been quoted as a “Master of Success” among some of the worlds most famous thinkers and published in numerous books and on thousands of websites around the world. Read More…

TroyWestBioTheTeenMentorTroy WEST, Monthly Mentor, is the CEO of Lifestyle Financial Planning (LFP) and an avid lifestyle entrepreneur based in Denver, Colorado. He was recently recognized as one of “America’s Premier Experts,” was inducted into The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, was a Thought Leader Summit Award winner, an Expy award winner, and was inducted into The National Academy of Experts, Writer’s, and Speakers. Troy recently co-authored The Road to Success with Jack Canfield, is about to release another co-authored book called “The Better Business Book,” and is in negotiations for a full book on The Retirement Myth. Troy has been seen on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, BRAVO, and A&E. Read More…

BrandonLeeWhiteBrandon Lee WHITE, Monthly Mentor, is an Author, Speaker, and Youth Mover. He has spoken to thousands of youth and adults in nearly all 50 states about “Owning It” in life and leadership. Brandon has been seen on TLC, Discovery Health, Fit TV, and TEDx. He attended Rockhurst University where he earned his Master’s in Business as well as a double major in Business and Psychology. Read More…

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