Your Monthly Mentors

Meet your Monthly Mentors. 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 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 each Monthly Mentor and view a list of their published articles or videos, 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 with today’s teens.

Shown in alphabetical order…

stevenaitchisonSteven AITCHISON is UK’s #1 Personal Development blogger. With a Facebook following of over 3.5 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…

Anne B1annbeaulieuEAULIEU 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…

Kim_boudreau_smith_the_teen_mentorKim BOUDREAU SMITH, being an entrepreneur for the last 28 years, is known for being a 7-time international best-selling author/compiler. Based in Birmingham, Michigan, she is also the founder and former CEO of Bold Radio Station, an internet radio station that offers a VIP service for business owners to market their voice as the experts that they are. Kim had a very successful corporate career. Something was missing, however, so she launched a fitness business. Today, she not only runs that fitness business, she is also the CEO of Kim B. Smith Inc. Read More…

Heather-brock-hearn-the-teen-mentorHeather BROCK-HEARN is a Teen Money Coach who works with teens, young adults, and parents to help them become the masters of their financial destinies. With more than twelve years as a finance leader with the largest non-profit yoga retreat center in the US under her belt, her knowledge of finance is diverse and extensive. Read More…

ClarissaBurtTheTeenMentorClarissa BURT 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… 

JulianneSmallJulianne CANTARELLA, MSW, 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…

dr-kim-deramoTheTeenMentorDr. Kim D’ERAMO 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 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 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…

janefullerJane FULLER 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…

theteenmentorKateGardnerKate GARDNER is a #1 International Best-Selling Author, Editor in Chief of The Missing Piece Magazine, and Publisher of the International Best-Selling Book Series The Missing Piece. As a coach, Kate helps business owners grow their platforms by teaching them how to publish, market and sell their books to international best-seller status. Kate has had the honor and pleasure of consulting TV personalities and award-winning Hollywood film directors. Read more…

jgarrin-biopic-2Joshua GARRIN 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…

Claire Halliday The Teen Mentor (2)Claire HALLIDAY knows how to tell a great story and in her latest book, Things My Mother Taught Me, she shares a very personal side to her life when she writes about her reflections on both of her mothers – the woman who adopted and raised her and the birth mother who gave her away. Residing in Melbourne, Australia, Claire has almost 20 years experience as a freelance feature writer, with more than 1000 articles published in major magazines and newspapers in Australia and internationally – including The Sunday Age, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian House & Garden, Madison, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Girlfriend, and GQ. Read More…

TheTeenMentorDerekHartDerek HART 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 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 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. 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… 

diana-rose-kottle_The_Teen_MentorDiana Rose KOTTLE, MA, MFT 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…

amyAmy K. LAMPE is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Marketing Director, Writer, and Blogger based in Scottsdale, Arizona. After completing an acting program at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Amy moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the famed Playhouse West Conservatory Program. Within a year, she booked a small movie role in an independent film and landed several national TV commercials, including Budweiser. Read More…

photos by MyshsalePhilip McKERNAN 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…

amy_moore_the_teen_mentorAmy MOORE, PhD, LMFT is a licensed family therapist. As a seasoned clinician for over 18 years, Dr. Moore blends her expert clinical skills and highly dialed-in intuition to effectively assess, support, and empower teens and young girls to build their inner strength and self-love, and to cultivate healthy self-esteem. She received her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Couple and Family Therapy and spent her early years in the field doing research and clinical work with children in the foster care system. She is currently the founder of “Hope For the Girls”, a support group that brings teen and single young adult girls together in an online mentorship community. Read More…

MarcyMorrison2Marcy MORRISON 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… 

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Dr. Jacinta M. MPALYENKANA specializes in counseling for abuse and co-dependence on alcohol or drugs and is based in Los Angeles, California. After completing two PhD’s, one in Counseling and another in Philosophy, Jacinta chose to become a personal transformational coach, mentor, and public speaker. Her mission is to help make a positive difference in the world by counseling, coaching and empowering women. Read More…

Anthony-Oneal-the-teen-mentorSince 2003, Anthony ONEAL 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…

RACHELHEADSHOTRachel RUSSO, MS, MFT 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…

amber-seater-the-teen-mentorAmber R. SEATER 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 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, ‘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 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 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…

1sarahSarah TAYLOR 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…

JessieTorresTheTeenMentorJessie TORRES is a Wisdom Guide, Transformational Leader/Coach, Author and Speaker based in Encinitas, California. As a seeker of knowledge and adventurer with a lust for life, she is fueled by a passionate love for humanity and a burning desire to end suffering. She has coached thousands of High Performance people from all walks of life and various parts of the world that have achieved success and the highest level of fulfillment.  Learn More…

DONEsmall_MichelleCUstaszeskiMichelle C. USTASZESKI-HUTCHINSON is the Founder and Editor of The Teen Mentor, LLC, a Personal Development Expert, and the Creator and Author of the Total Mind Development Program for Teens and Young Adults 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…

TheTeenMentorShainaShaina WEISS is the owner at Mind Body Soulfit. She is on a mission to ignite change and foster growth in herself and everyone she comes in contact with. With extensive experience in personal development, combined with her own life experiences, education in fitness. and love of people, she is determined to and passionate about affecting the masses through connecting each unique individual to their mind, body and soul. Read More…

TroyWestBioTheTeenMentorTroy WEST 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…

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