Meet the Coaches
Life coaching can be a powerful tool for helping people achieve their goals and improve their lives. By providing support, guidance, and accountability, a coach can help you clarify your goals and create a plan to achieve them. This can lead to increased confidence, motivation, and overall satisfaction with your life.

Rebecca Hintze, M.Sc | Founder | Chairman of the Board | EM Coach

Having spent more than 20 years working in the mental health field, Rebecca discovered one of the main reasons that people struggle achieving emotional success: lack of emotional intelligence. Her expertise and experience has allowed her to develop and master emotional processing techniques to help people reach emotional success.

With a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of East London and 20+ years of experience in the field, Rebecca has enjoyed developing content to help individuals be free from emotional bondage and find the joy and peace that they seek in life.
 Carole Kunkle-Miller Ph.D | Board Member | EM Coach

Dr. Carole Kunkle-Miller is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Health Coach, Registered Art Therapist, and Collaborative Divorce Coach. She directs a group psychotherapy and consultation practice serving the psychological and wellness needs of children, teens, adults and families for over 40 years.

She has published in professional journals and books, presented nationally, consulted to businesses and professional sports teams including the NBA, been interviewed on national (NPR) and local media, was featured in an instructional video on the Expressive Arts, produced a CD on stress management and blogs on alternative solutions for stress-filled lives. Most recently, she co-authored a book on Emotional Balancing with Essential Oils. She has used and studied therapeutic aromatic oils for several years, including intensive training in the application of natural solutions in counseling settings. She is the proud mother of two sets of twins. Her website is
Ann Lockard, Ph.D | Board Member | EM Coach

Ann Lockard, PhD has been a professional counselor/educator for the past sixteen years.From 2003-2009, she lived and worked in South Africa where she was a professor of counseling studies at a college in Johannesburg. Presently, she is the founder and clinical director of Lael Counseling Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enjoys cross-cultural travels to Africa. Ann holds an MA degree in Cross-Cultural studies from South African Theological Seminary and a PhD degree in Counseling from Trinity Seminary. Teaching others to balance their emotions through the therapeutic use of pure essential oils has become her passion and delight.
Sharon Ho | Board Member | EM Coach

Sharon comes to the practice of Emotions Mentor with many talents and gifts crafted over decades. She began a spiritual journey years ago, becoming a Reiki Master and Teacher of the Usui System of Energy Healing. Sharon has been practicing and teaching Reiki for 17 years, helping countless people live happier, healthier lives through the application of energy healing, healthy eating, natural remedies, mindfulness and meditation. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force. Life force energy flows through every living thing. When energy is blocked or out of balance the person experiences a dis- ease. Reiki clears the energy channels to bring back balance and heal the person holistically, mind, body and spirit. As a Reiki Master, Sharon has conducted numerous private healing sessions for individuals and families. Coaching to help individuals raise awareness of their emotions, releasing of past life experiences, changing mindset to work towards positive lifestyles enhancements. Sharon's goal is to guide people to find peace, happiness, self worth and most importantly self love.

Lori Rothschild Ph.D | Board Member | EM Coach

Lori earned a Ph.D. in Developmental/Educational Psychology in May of 1999, the same month she gave birth to her fourth child. Her focus was on cognitive development and peer collaboration in math and science. For several years, she taught college-level human development to nursing majors and educational psychology to education majors.
She loves family life and learning both and these she has woven together so that she now enjoys 4 grown children and 38 years of marriage to my husband, Dan. 
Jenny Childs MS, Research Psychologist | EM Coach

Jenny Childs has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She has a decade and a half of experience working as a Research Psychologist for the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition to her academic and corporate experience as a psychologist, she is the adoptive mother of three children. Parenting children who have come from traumatic backgrounds has given her a passion for helping other parents navigate the challenges of parenting. I teach little people (and their parents) how to handle big emotions.
Did you know that 90% of success can be attributed to Emotional Intelligence? EQ is much more predictive of success in life than IQ. By learning some EQ techniques, you can help your children achieve success at home, in school and in the world.
Arianna Pienaar | EM Coach

Arianna is a Wellness Coach & Emotions Mentor® who guides you back to your soul so you can live an intentional and effervescent life. She is based in Sydney, Australia & supports women from all over the world. She is deeply passionate about helping you heal generational wounds & trauma's through a myriad of tools which she has gathered over the many years of her practice.
Suzy Patterson | EM Coach

Suzy Patterson loves people and receives joy in helping others in their wellness journey. Suzy loves teaching about Emotional Intelligence and connects well with all of her attendees as she creates positive energy and vulnerability in all of her classroom instruction. Suzy is a strong business leader who coaches intuitively and with emotion.
Ashley Beans | EM Coach

My name is Ashley Beans, and I first became a mom in January 2012. Becoming a mom changed me. I became 'obsessed' with making sure that the things we were doing as a family were safe and natural for my little boy, Kit. I researched everything, we tossed the chemicals and toxins that are, surprisingly, everywhere and turned to a natural and holistic lifestyle. In 2014 we had Charlie, and he made me a mom again. Over the years, we've seen lots of miracles occur because of our healthy lifestyle.
Lisa Bergman MBA | EM Coach

Lisa Bergman lives in Northern VA as a happy wife and mother of four.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science and Health and a Masters in Business from the University of Utah.  Her studies and life experiences led her to observe that the key to living a successful life in terms of happiness, financial well being and health, is not reserved for the talented, the smart or even those who seem to be born geniuses --nor is it solely a product of hard work or thrift.  She found that the incredible gift possessed by us all is the power to choose one’s way and to change one’s mind (now backed by research and often referred to as neuroplasticity of the brain).  Those who feel they live successful, charmed lives, have developed a belief, a mindset and healthy habits for success that have much more to do with emotional intelligence than any other factor.  Hence Lisa has poured her life and soul force into serving others as an Emotions Mentor® Instructor and Health Consultant to empower people to thrive. She has an innate gift to inspire others to see the beauty within so they can more fully live to their purpose and potential and live joyful, healthy successful lives.
Tim Patterson | EM Coach

Tim Patterson is a successful Sales and Business Professional with a BS in Accounting from Virginia Tech and numerous business and professional certifications. Tim became interested in Emotional Intelligence several years ago after suffering a tremendous personal and professional setback. It was during this same time period that Essential Oils became core to his daily being. During his life rebuilding, he surmised applying more work effort than before to rebound was not the right path, but learning to do more with what he already had at his disposal was the correct conclusion. Specifically, raising his self awareness so as to be present, happy and in the specific moment. Tim enjoys teaching and is passionate about sharing the message with others about how raising one’s self awareness can raise the quality of their relationships, personal well-being and general happiness overall.
Bernadette O'Donnell | EM Coach

Bernadette O'Donnell has a BA Psychology. She taught elementary school children a program called Project Self-Esteem. After a near death experience she focused on health and healing and how it all connects with emotions. She received a Master Reiki Certificate, Massage Therapist License, Interplay facilitator, and teaches Aromatouch Technique. She has a Dreambuilder Coaching Certificate with Mary Morrissey and Holistic Health Certificate from Laura Jacobs. Her greatest pride is her 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Terri Haswell | EM Coach

Terri Haswell has been educating and mentoring both adults and children of all ages for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Emotions Mentor® Coach as well as certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Essential Oil Specialist. She is the founder of hasWellness Family Solutions LLC, where she coaches her clients on wellness for the mind, body and spirit. Her services include one on one mentoring, educational group classes, wellness scans and natural products for personal support. 

Terri is passionate about helping people break through barriers that prevent personal growth.  She empowers her clients to recognize their intrinsic worth and learn to love who they were created to be.   Her own personal journey gives her empathy for those struggling due to their past or present circumstances and those who are limiting their future.  She encourages her clients to examine the connection between their mental and physical health, uncover the root of negative patterns and gain emotional freedom.  Terri believes in the importance of improving these areas so that we can positively influence our loved ones, the world around us, and the next generation.  Her loved ones include her husband, son and fur babies.  For more information, visit
Karen Jones | EM Coach

 Karen Jones is 60 years young and has been in the field of energy and personal discovery for 30 years.
 Through her own journey of Personal development, she has acquired many tools to support you in your journey of self-discovery.  Her   journey began with a terrible car accident and a surgery that went wrong. This resulted in Karens mobility to be taken away from her.   Stage set for awakenings to begin.
 Karen is an Empath. She can sense and feel energy. She also has the ability to hear what is not being said. Over the years Karen has       acquired tools that have helped her move forward and uncover her own personal road blocks.
 On her journey she has also acquired a passion for dōTERRA essential oil's. They have become a powerful tool in helping create new      neural pathways through aroma. When she starts to break down old patterns, dōTERRA oils are a great asset. They help to support     you in breaking old habits and creating new ones.
 Karen also fell in love with Sound Therapy. We are sound; every organ has its own unique frequency. When we are in balance, we play   like a finely tuned orchestra. When we are out of balance, we are out of tune. Through sound we can move blocked energy held   stagnant in the body which causes dis-ease.  Again tools for supporting you in moving forward.
 Karen's greatest passion is to help you realize your potential, break through old patterns and live your best life. Becoming an Emotions   Mentor Coach has opened the door for additional tool's and techniques, which has added to her skill set. 
 She is honored to support you in your journey in discovering your best self.
 •Emotions Mentor Coach •Reiki Practitioner and Master of 30 years. • Sound Therapy Practitioner and teacher.•dōTERRA Wellness   Advocate.•Facilitator of Guided Meditation and Light Language.
Dee Hendrix | EM Coach

Dee Hendrix CA, CEOC is a certified Emotions Mentor™ Coach, essential oil specialist and aromatherapist. She is also trained in Reiki 2, Foot Zone Therapy and Symphony of the Cells and incorporates all modalities into her business. She is a wife, mother and grandmother, living in Little River, SC. Dee worked for 36 years for the government finishing her career as a project manager, before being introduced to the potential of essential oils for her own health and wellness goals (both physical and emotional). Training with Rebecca Hintze, M.Sc, Emotions Mentor Founder and bestselling author, have prepared Dee, as an Emotions Mentor™ Coach to help you develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) by learning to identify and master your emotions whether it is business, relationships, or life in general.

Dee is compassionate, patient and ready to help you move past those blocks that are holding you back. Her life experiences have brought her to a place where she feels she can serve others in their quest for living their best life.
Kimberly Cephas | EM Coach

Kimberly Cephas has over 30 years of experience working with children
and families in a variety of human service and educational settings in
military, civilian, and religious communities. She is the founder and owner of
Life PREP Associates, LLC a coaching and training organization specializing in
Emotional Intelligence support for early care professionals and parents of infants and
toddlers. She holds degrees in Human Services (B.S.), Adult & Continuing Education
(M.Ed), and Early Care Education (M.A.). Also, certifications in Program for Infant and
Toddlers (PITC) and Emotions Mentor Coaching.
Brigitte Linder | EM Coach

Brigitte Linder lives in Switzerland, loves exercising and is also a passionate mom. She likes the quietness of the shore, deep conversations and rarely stands still. Colors and children as much as mind care are Brigitte’s favorites. She knows what it means to be pretty sick for quite a long time and experienced her own miraculous healing journey. On this path, Brigitte recognized the power of healing food, learned how it feels to be patient and to take small steps with a big impact. By education, she is a business economist and has workeTTID:7d for almost 20 years in a wide range of projects in the field of human resources, art and culture. Accompanying people during their change process is one of her strengths, as she is an empathetic listener and often asks the right questions. Together with her, you can explore the small steps with a big impact for you. Find out more about Brigitte and her great work on or by sending an email
Emily Polonus | EM Coach

Emily is a gifted and compassionate coach steeped in knowledge of the healing arts and sciences. A professional Geographer (for 13 years) turned healing artist she weaves a unique blend of intuition and logic into her work as a yoga teacher, bodyworker, coach, essential oils specialist and business mentor. She excels at seeing patterns and making connections between seemingly unrelated elements. With a unique set of tools, processes and understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection she will help you break through your limiting beliefs and into your potential as the true artist of your life and work.