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.
Kaley Guy, Certified Coach
After a long hard look for something that could help me totally change my life around, I listened to an interview with Tera Warner and was drawn to Body Enlightenment for the first time.
It was love at first sight.
I knew from that moment that Body Enlightenment had something to offer me that no other program or self help book could--commitment, authenticity and unshakable friendship.
I signed up for the Lifestyle Design Retreat program in hopes to change my life around, and that is exactly what it did. Within months I went from feeling STUCK to love-struck and now I can honestly say I am living a life I love and am filled with confidence.
I knew my life could be amazing. I just didn't know how to get there. Now that I've had a taste of just how good Life can feel, I've dedicated my life to helping other women experience it, too!
Through my past work as a social service worker I have empowered my clients to take back control of their lives and find the courage to make their dreams and goals come true. I've worked with people who struggled with homelessness, addictions, relationship difficulties, physical or mental disabilities and I can honestly say wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you dream possible, you will feel as alive as you are committed to living a life you love!
"We may not have it all together,
but TOGETHER we have it all"
I feel most passionate about helping you reignite the fire inside you! My belief in your strength and ability to overcome your obstacles will get you through to the other side.
When I am not playing with my daughter, going for walks, cooking or baking, hanging out with family or friends, or simply being in nature, I am busy coaching amazing women who are ready to commit to lasting lifestyle changes.
Having grown up in a farming community 45 minutes outside of Ottawa, I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get my fingernails dirty to get a job done. I have the persistence, commitment, determination and confidence it takes to support you in turning your life around. I did it, but not without the love, help and support of a friend who believed in me even more than I believed in myself at the time. It is my sincere hope that I can have the chance to give back and be that kind of friend and support for you.
Laura de Leon, Executive Coach
Laura de Leon is a gal-next door, hard-working, people loving, enthusiastic lady. She is the mother of twins, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and most importantly, a good friend. She is interested in others, in their unique abilities and contributions, and she knows the power and potential in each of us. She wants to see you thrive.
After 12 years working on clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry (6 on cancer research) and earning an advanced degree in Health Product Regulation and Health Policy, she knows a bit about the healthcare system and how cutting edge therapies are born. More than 5 years ago, after a day spent reviewing patient medical charts, she realized that something was amiss in the lives of these patients, and in her own perspective on health and on life. That night, she felt lost and scared. Somewhere along the way of pursuing degrees and climbing the corporate latter, she forgot who she was. Everywhere she looked, there were messages telling her what to do, how to look, where to go, and what will probably happen to her health based on risks. Laura understood that life and health are full of choices and she felt strongly against making any choices from a place of fear. But how?
With health issues of her own, marriage trouble, kids on the way, and a stressful schedule, she decided to make a shift. She signed up for help from a holistic health coach, and registered to take a program to become one of her own. She understood the value of eating well and exercising, but most of all, she was committed to facing her fears and getting honest. She needed the support of a coach to keep her inspired and on track.
It hasn't been easy, but she hasn't looked back since. Through her own journey to health and authenticity, her experience being coached, and in taking programs such as those offered at Body Enlightenment, she fully embraces healthy living in all ways of being. Simple solutions and a supportive, uplifting lifestyle became her truth and fulfillment. Today, her purpose is to inspire and guide you in the same direction.
Christie Dempsey, 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.
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.
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.