IWA Instructors

Our instructors are passionate about transforming lives.

IWA instructors have extensive training and certifications in integrative healing modalities such as life coaching, health, wellness, nutrition, business, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Clearing Method (ECM), Somatics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other healing modalities. Our team is passionate about helping you become a successful integrative practitioner.

Dr. Rachel Eva Dew
Founder & Head Instructor

Rachel is a board certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, an international speaker, self-development author, and leader in integrative wellness. She is founder and head instructor for the Integrative Wellness Academy (IWA) where she trains and certifies students as integrative life coaches in order to help people transform their lives. Rachel developed the proprietary Integrative Life Coaching Model over 15 years, which integrates diverse training in life coaching, wellness, psychology, behavior modification, and diverse healing techniques. Her integrative approach uniquely helps clients make changes at a deeper level for more lasting changes.

Rachel Eva is an Integrative Life Coach who 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, somatics 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. Lourdes (Lula) Madrigal

Lula takes a holistic approach in the understanding, healing and transformation process towards embodiment. Lula is a Doctor of Acupuncture, and holds a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapy and a Bachelors degree in Dance movement therapy and Psychology. Lula is a Creative Arts Therapist – specializing in Dance/Movement therapy, somatic healing and holds additional certifications in various healing arts therapies that she combines in creating specialized programs for the communities she serves. Lula specializes in providing accessible therapies, education and retreats that are uniquely catered to the individual, focused on creating wellness plans that are in alignment with the dynamic process of life. Her current passion is in Women’s empowerment and Teen life-enhancement programs.

Lula believes we are perfect as we are, and sometimes we need someone to remind us and bring us back to our true expression of beauty within. Taking in mind the mind/body/spirit connection a person can start wherever they are – be it on the physical, emotional or spiritual level.

Debra Heslin

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.

Brad Berger
HLP Instructor

Brad is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, author and coach who has over a quarter of a century of comprehensive financial planning experience. Previously, Brad served with an international financial-planning firm, starting in private practice and culminating a 17-year career as the Director of Advisor Operations. Recognizing he wasn’t living the advice he routinely gave to both clients and advisors to maintain a balanced and high quality of life, he decided to return to private practice in 2008 in order to spend more time with his family and in his community and joined a financial planning firm that is more holistically aligned, where he is currently a partner.

Brad’s own journey towards balance and self-development led him to expand his own tools. Brad became a Certified Integrative Life Coach and a Master Integrative Life Coach through Integrative Wellness Academy. He is the author of the book, Stop Trying to Keep Up with the Joneses: They’re Broke Anyway and is passionate about equipping people to live their ideal life. Brad is the head instructor for IWA’s Holistic Life Planner Certification Course.

Garett Larson
Business Development Instructor

Garett is an IWA graduate, additionally trained in numerous holistic modalities. His background in business and marketing is extensive. He is an entrepreneur who has founded several companies, consulted for numerous businesses ranging from private practices, non-profits, tech health to the entertainment industry over the last 12 years. Garett’s specialty is helping business owners clarify their vision, brand development, process improvement, growth and business design strategy.

As a chronic illness patient and advocate for people, Garett is passionate about helping individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. His personal experience has taught him the value of resilience, adaptability, and empathy, which he brings to all of his work with students and clients. Garett thrives on combining his passions and skills to solve complex business problems, creatively and practically.


Dr. Elizabeth Jennings
Student Ambassador





Lisa Tran
Student Ambassador





Dr. Adrianne Pinkney
Student Ambassador

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