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.
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.
Sheri Bell, a licensed and certified spray-tan technician, possesses expert massage and tanning skills. To ensure every spray tan imbues skin with a rich bronze hue, she applies an organic solution that lasts up to nine days. And to produce total relaxation, she's mastered nine massage modalities, such as aroma-touch and Swedish. For the sake of convenience, her mobile services bring the tan to you.
Pilates is a low-impact total-body discipline that uses resistance machines, stretching, and controlled breathing patterns to make the body looser, lither, and healthier. Led by dancer/choreographer-turned-Pilates-guru Marla Bingham, the team includes experienced and knowledgeable instructors who are certified in Pilates and attentive to the individual needs of muscles and their masters.
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.