Meet the Instructors
Rebecca Hintze, M.Sc | Founder | Chairman of the Board | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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 | Instructor

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.
Bernadette O'Donnell | Instructor

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.
Tim Patterson | Instructor

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.