Allison Maslan lives her life by the very same advice she gives her clients: pursue your passions. At age 19, she began starting and building businesses, first designing greeting cards, then exploring her interests in areas including homeopathy, public relations, and life coaching, starting a total of nine businesses. After her book, Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan To Launch Your Dreams Into Reality, peaked at No. 1 on Amazon, she began to tour far and wide, offering seminars for fellow entrepreneurs. Her lessons begin at a company’s conception and trace its process through the marketing, product development, and financial planning needed to efficiently raise a growing business. Allison continues her support of startups through business coaching, which gives owners the blueprints to craft a working income from their company, and life coaching, which helps her clients balance work and leisure. She also produces a weekly show to inspire viewers and ambitious remote controls.
In the three decades since he left his job as the COO of a multimillion-dollar development company, Brian Tracy has delved into the study of success, honing his own experiences with insights from the masters of fields including economics, business, and psychology. Confident in his own research, Tracy now travels through countries across the globe, delivering seminars and leading workshops for more than one million people in 58 countries, including for companies such as Toyota, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless. He’s also condensed his wisdom into a slate of at-home courses, with DVDs and Web videos serving as virtual coaches until technology allows for the creation of miniature Tracys who deliver lectures from shoulder perches. Available lessons help pupils best personal hurdles by optimizing their time management, jump-starting their personal development, or honing their leadership abilities.
Certified personal trainer Alyx Luck knows her clients are only human. But she also knows exactly what each of them can achieve. With more than eight years of experience in nutrition and group fitness instruction, she now offers challenging boot-camp classes and personal training sessions for everyone from fitness beginners to experienced bodybuilders. People come to Alyx with all sorts of goals, and whether it's losing 10 pounds or 100, she can help encourage, motivate, and lead them down the path to fitness success.
Certified hypnotherapist Maureen A. Pisani founded Prioritize Yourself to align and strengthen bodies and spirits with alternative health and wellness services such as hypnosis, reflexology, and aromatherapy. During Pisani's popular one-hour hypnosis sessions, clients lounge in cozy recliners to receive subconscious suggestions on stress-relieving practices, weight-loss techniques, or how to be taller. Unlike subjects of stage hypnosis, patients at Prioritize Yourself are fully aware of their surroundings and in control, always able to act within their beliefs or end sessions at any time.
As a mother of three, Linda Goldsmith knows firsthand the exciting, nerve-racking potpourri of emotions that accompanies pregnancy. That's why the certified doula—or labor assistant—founded the Pregnancy Sanctuary, a space where expectant moms can concentrate on connecting with their babies, partners, and other pregnant women.
During weekly pregnancy support classes, attendees participate in art projects, as well as discussions that honestly probe their feelings about motherhood. Sacred pregnancy classes are taught at the pregnancy sanctuary, a relaxing place built specifically for pregnant women. Once the baby arrives, take a few hours to yourself by renting the sanctuary, built on tranquil grounds that include a garden and gazebo overlooking a koi fish pond.