IWA instructors have extensive training and certifications in integrative healing modalities such as life coaching, health, wellness, nutrition, business, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mental Emotional Release (MER) therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other healing modalities. Our team is passionate about helping you become a successful life coach.
Founder & Head Instructor
Rachel is an international speaker, IWA instructor, author, and Integrative Life Coach. As head instructor for IWA life coaching academy, Rachel teaches thousands of students each year through IWA professional and master level Integrative Life Coach certification programs.
Rachel is a self-development author and leader in the integrative wellness industry. She is a contributing writer of articles covering self-development and integrative wellness for several magazines. Rachel is certified in over 20 healing modalities that support her integrative approach to life coaching, self-development, and integrative wellness.
She is board certified through the Association for Integrative Psychology as a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), master practitioner of NLP, practitioner of Mental Emotional Release® (MER), and clinical Hypnotherapist. She was also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Rachel is a master trainer of Integrative Coaching and certified as a personal trainer and yoga therapist. She has received certifications in ERYT yoga, sports nutrition, and sports therapeutics.
Rachel believes that your past does not define your future and you can be empowered to live the life you desire. Her work is designed to support coaches and clients create the change they seek and the life they want!
Dr. Garland Wat, DC
Co-Instructor & Head of Student Affairs
Dr. Garland Wat is a chiropractor, integrative life coach, and IWA instructor. He is passionate about helping students and clients reach their full potential. He is dedicated to sharing the principles of how to achieve a healthy and happy life. He enjoys running marathons, hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains, yoga, and mastering the art of Aikido.
Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Garland Wat was a Sergeant in the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He served two tours of duty in Iraq. During his service he saw the long-term effects of physical damages on people’s bodies. He saw where injuries if left untreated degraded soldiers’ quality of life and how the trauma of war significantly impacted soldiers’ mental health.
Dr. Garland received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). He then completed an internship at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. He has also received certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP), Hypnotherapy, Mental Emotional Release® (MER) Therapy, and Integrative Wellness & Life Coaching certification from IWA.
Debra Heslin is an integrative life coach and IWA instructor. She brings experience in teaching and coaching clients in her private practice to help them reach their full potential. Debra is a certified Self-Mastery Teacher, Success Principles Trainer, advanced yoga teacher, and meditation teacher. She also trained in Mental Emotional Release® Therapy and conducts Breakthrough Sessions.
Prior to teaching at IWA, Debra led a team responsible for training and overseeing 1,800 flight attendants at JFK Airport. In this high stress environment, she found yoga to be extremely effective for reducing stress. This sparked her interest to learn other healing tools and techniques, which led her to life coaching. Through her training with IWA, she learned additional emotional healing techniques such as Emotional Clearing Method™ (ECM) which has changed her life.
Debra is extremely patient with students and she has a calming effect that resonates with everyone. She is inspirational and has a positive infectious energy. She believes these powerful coaching tools and techniques can transform a person’s way of thinking and processing forever.
Andrea Leda Wilborn
Andrea Leda Wilborn is an integrative life coach, speaker, and IWA instructor. She brings a deep understanding and practical application of powerful coaching, journal therapy, and mental and emotional release work. She is dedicated to helping coaches understand that we don’t interact with our world by watching it, we create our world by how we see it.
Andrea has been an integrative life coach and speaker for over six years. She has powerfully impacted the lives of hundreds of clients and students across the country. Andrea believes that we can end suffering by changing our individual relationships to struggle. She believes that by supporting people to heal from within we can heal the world.
Andrea’s has a B.A. in Social Work and graduate work in Systems Counseling. She is a Certified Coach and Certified Journal to the Self Instructor, and a Master Practitioner of NLP. Andrea has over 1,000 hours working with individuals and groups.
All of the amazing assistants you will meet at our trainings are students just like you who have been certified as IWA Integrative Life Coaches. They enjoy volunteering their time helping other future coaches.
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