Leading Women to Better Health & Authenticity
Tera Warner is just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill gal who grew up in cattle country of Southern Alberta, Canada, where she learned to smile at strangers, appreciate simple things and tell the truth no matter what.
She has no convincing credentials or flashy acronyms to impress you. She studied gorillas in university, then spent the next 10 years trying to get the world to eat like one!
While juggling two of her own little monkeys as a long time single mama on the side, Tera built her business on something better than big words and fancy designs—she built it on courage, common sense and an unparalleled ability to inspire women with her authenticity.
Her "spiritual soap box talks" have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of women around the world.
Tera believes an overinflated focus on how women look has stolen the thunder from how they live. It's her mission to help women see through the haze of media-driven obsessions to be slim enough, tall enough, young enough, pretty enough, or rich enough to realize they inherently ARE enough.
Through Body Enlightenment, Tera has created health and wellness programs, live retreats and an authentic beauty care line to help women transform every aspect of their health and lives.
Community is her commodity, intimacy her innovation and her motto is:
"Don't change yourself to please the world.
That's what will change the world."
Speaking & Media Appearances
As a dynamic keynote speaker, Tera raises the roof on body image, media literacy, authenticity, natural beauty, detoxing, healthy weight loss and more! Having spoken to audiences of thousands, she captivates attention with authentic presentations that leave women inspired and transformed.
To learn more about Tera, please download this interview on PDF by Aspire Magazine (this article contains the only interview Tera has accepted in the last 5 years.)
Marketing & Programs
Kellie Lambert, Marketing & Program Director
A California-native, Kellie has a sunny outlook and it shows in her communication style and the way she lives her life. Kellie's passion for creative ideas, brand strategy and a can-do attitude make her a highly sought-after marketing expert and the perfect fit for our team!
From start-up ventures to multi-million dollar corporations, no matter the scale, Kellie has created and delivered effective programs to meet and exceed customer expectations.
With over two decades of marketing and program development experience, and most importantly, real-life business know-how, Kellie's creativity and passion enable her to work effectively with a team and inspire others to realize a vision and work toward an end goal.
Kellie's life-long desire to live her best life possible with healthy eating, mindfulness, goal-setting and a wellness lifestyle, has led her down many paths, and most recently (and the best in her opinion) is with Body Enlightenment. As a graduate of the Virtual Lifestyle Design Retreat, she has been able to define her purpose, get "unstuck" and create a freedom lifestyle she had only dreamed of previously.
Giving back to the community is important to Kellie and has included heading up a recycling program and volunteering at a local school, leading online communications and fundraising for a start-up school, participating in OneOC Family Service Team with her husband and two little boys and supporting local children's sports teams.
Director of Coaches
Debbie Carter, Director of Coaching
Debbie Carter knows how to make money and with a background in portfolio cashflow management, she's personally responsible for having generated and managed over $1 billion dollars. With more than 20 years' experience in the financial services and investment bank industries under her belt, she's not afraid to help our Certified and Executive Coaches do what it takes to make their businesses a great success!
While we were certainly impressed with her skills in managing assets and raising capital as an advisor and manager of small businesses, that isn't the biggest reason we chose Debbie to lead our team of Coaches. It wasn't even her Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in mathematics. And while her four year education at Westbrook University with two years of internship to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, also made her highly qualified to contribute to Body Enlightenment's health and wellness programming, it wasn't the final determining factor that caused us to bring Debbie on board.
The real reason Debbie Carter leads our team is because she's a Texan with a heart of gold who above all things believes in the goodness of the human spirit and she's not afraid to get her fingernails dirty or roll up her sleeves to get a job done.
Debbie is leading the heart and soul of Body Enlightenment's coaching team because she does what it takes, no matter what it takes, to make life work and is committed to helping our Certified & Executive Coaching team achieve the levels of health, success and prosperity they are yearning for.
Our Top Coaches
Helen Dougherty, Executive Coach
Being out in nature is second-nature to Helen. Growing up in the foothills in southern Alberta, she spent many hours with her family exploring nature, looking for wild flowers, birds and whatever wonder nature held. She also spent many hours in the garden, vegetables, fruits and flowers so that their family always had plenty to eat. Having learned at a young age how good home grown vegetables and fruits can taste, Helen strives to keep it simple, wholesome and tasty. As life got busier when she joined the work world, she developed several allergies due to bottling up her stress and not honoring who she is. Helen now lives an authentic life that honors who she is and allows her light to shine while she thoroughly loves the life she has created. She now wants to share her passion with others by assisting one woman at a time to love who she is and to honor her beauty, so she can shine her light upon the world, creating a rainbow of change. Come join the fun and learn how you too can discover your beauty.
Sherri Zak, Executive Coach
Sherri Zak is a mom, a business-owner, an animal-lover and a money-managing ninja. With 15 years experience in accounting and management, a CPA license, and an MBA, Sherri put it all aside 15 years ago to focus on raising her children.
When she was pregnant with a 1-year old in tow, Sherri bought her own childcare franchise and eventually sold that successful business 5 years later. At one point a few years later, overwhelmed by family and business demands (she was supporting her husband in his business and homeschooling three children) Sherri reached an all time low and began taking medication for anxiety and depression.
Driven to find alternatives and get back on her feet, Sherri started studying everything she could get her hands on about healthy living and plant-based nutrition. She lost almost 30 pounds, got herself off of the toxic anxiety medication and is now living a life she loves and is inspired to help other women discover the same.
When Sherri is not busy building her business, you will find her on a horse farm with her daughter or on a baseball or soccer field cheering on her boys. She also teaches faith formation classes and volunteers as a "foster mom" for the Humane Society.
With a strong background in business and a passion for nutrition and women's health, Sherri knows what it takes to get out of the clutches of overwhelm and reach the other side feeling more alive than ever. Sherri joins our team of Body Enlightenment Coaches with the intention to build a strong community of like-minded women who support one another in living lives they love.
Her unyielding commitment to stand by her clients and do whats it takes to help them reach their goals is the secret to her success. We're thrilled to have Sherri on our team!
Christie Kinsey, Executive Coach
With a wide-open heart and fun loving spirit, Christie is dedicated to raising women up and out of the muck of midlife and into enlightenment and love of her ever-changing body and life, better than EVER before.
After experiencing the not-so-nice side effects of early menopause, she made it her mission to turn her life around. It wasn't easy, but well worth the work.
She attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2007. That's when things really started to shift in her life. She then went on to further study hormones. It was then that she discovered the silent suffering of women who were screaming to be heard on the inside. It quickly became her purpose and natural passion to help in a much bigger way. Really help. Not just with another "quick fix". Not just with their diets, but with their relationships, their spirituality, their interests, their career, their communication, their physical movement and their own passion and purpose in life.
Christie is living her dream life. SHE made it happen, and has never looked back.
She is an Executive Coach with Body Enlightenment where she is an inspiring and devoted leader for those women who seek to make their lives go right, to be heard loud and clear, and experience the pleasure to Be who they really are, at ANY age.
Sandra Marr, Certified Coach - Kansas
Sandra is a true believer of "You are what you eat". After suffering many years from asthma and allergies, she decided to take charge of her life, take out the blender and start making greens and fruit smoothies. Over a decade of juicing for her husband and herself, she now gives credit for her renewed energy to God's own live whole foods.
She continues to educate herself on living a healthy life style by continuing her study and training with Be Enlightenment programs.
She loves to apply what she's learned by getting her students excited about eating healthy. You might find her in a reading class, as a Reading Specialist, teaching students how to dehydrate bananas, apples, oranges, and mangoes to make healthy snacks for the classroom.
Talking to family and friends about healthy eating and lifestyle has become a ritual. It makes her happy to see smiles and joyful sounds of success stories. This makes her feel even more compelled to reach out and support and encourage more people to never give up. She knows it is not complicated at all to live a healthy and vibrant life, she states, "If I can do it anybody can." It only takes a little practice in listening to your body and letting it tell you if you're putting something wrong in there.
Her desire is to empower women, men, and children with the knowledge of how to live a healthy life style by eating wholesome raw fruits, vegetable and greens.
Your leafy smiles,
Alison Ramsay, Executive Director of Australia & New Zealand
Alison is a sassy, sweet-natured, collaborator and love communicator. Leading a movement of earth-shaking wellness-seekers, Alison is the Continental Director for Body Enlightenment in New Zealand and Australia. She is also an Executive Coach, guiding amazing people through extraordinary, life-changing programs on rewilding, homesteading and lifestyle design.
After living with and working for an organic farmer while completing her degree, Alison became passionate about health, sustainability, and personal responsibility. She travelled to New Zealand to spend a year volunteering on organic, biodynamic and permaculture properties all around the country, to get her hands in the dirt and intimately experience our relationship to food and nature. Still settled in a cozy New Zealand based corner of the world, she's sharing this message with hundreds of thousands of people. Driven by a passion to stick her teeth into life, Alison is doing what she loves and living the life of her dreams. Her mission is to now help create that same opportunity for thousands of other earth-shaking heroines who understand that there is more to life and loving oneself than the pursuit of a size six skirt.
After spending half of her life attempting to solve the mysteries of health, wellness and the universe, after serious study, reams of reading, exploring and adoring, after fumbling her way through, gaining more than a few bumps and bruises, she discovered the power of BEing and looks forward to helping you discover it, too.
Welcome to Body Enlightenment and the adventure of knowing yourself, and loving your life completely.
Evie Turner, Executive Coach - New Zealand
I'm an Integrative Health Pharmacist who specializes in detoxification and cleansing. I offer natural healing options to pharmaceutical medicine and show you how to:
- Detoxify and cleanse
- Balance hormones
- Reduce stress and fatigue,
- Increase energy
- Kick-start metabolism to release excess weight.
- Reduce sugar cravings and balance blood sugar
- Reduce pharmaceutical drugs
HOW DO I DO THIS?
I delve deeper to find out what's really causing the health problem. Taking a drug or supplement in isolation is merely treating the symptom and only just scratching the surface. Taking supplements as medication doesn't solve the core issue either. Finding the root cause of the problem is the fundamental step to healing and resolving the health condition. You have to uncover what is really driving the problem and then go about healing the test tube conditions or else no real, lasting change will occur.
Evie graduated from Otago University, NZ with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree in 1997 and later moved to London in 2001.
Over the past 10 years, Evie gained maximum experience working in a variety of pharmacies including Harrods, The Organic Pharmacy and the Priory Hospital in Roehampton. then after 10 years away, she moved back home to NZ.
Evie's main interest has always been in natural health and healing, yet it was only after realising the impact and stress that living in London placed on her own health, that she became conscious of the importance of looking after her health and well-being. This propelled her to expand her knowledge in the field, and in her spare time she studied at the College of Natural Nutrition and QiYoga teacher training. "The deep stress that London and my lifestyle placed on my health encouraged me to study naturopathy, nutrition, yoga, herbs, functional medicine and detoxification.
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Otago University, NZ Diploma of Natural Nutrition (UK) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) certified practitioner, QiYoga instructor Teach The Hormone Cure (TTHC) certified coach
Interests: Horse-riding, beach, surfing and nature
Certified Coach Caroline O'Connor - UK
Growing up in England and Ireland, Caroline struggled from a very young age with self-esteem issues and a damaging relationship with food. At the age of 25, she reached her heaviest weight of 26st 3½lbs. Even though it took her10 years, she managed to lose 12 stone by adopting a whole foods diet, with lots of raw fruits and vegetables and turning her back on McDonalds. Unfortunately, skinny-ness does not equate to happiness and so the search continued for the well of self-fulfilment.
Ultimately, Caroline discovered that the secret to happiness isn't a secret at all. Happiness does not come from reaching that special number on a weighing scale, having a successful business or acquiring huge amounts of possessions, it comes from within. And now Caroline is passionate about sharing that message with you, to help you find solutions, restore you faith in yourself and overcome the obstacles that stand between you and the most fabulous life you can imagine.
Sometimes serious, mostly playful, these workshops aim to reinvigorate you and set you back on the path to making things go right.