Meet the Coaching Team...
Jon Gabriel has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he also pursued extensive coursework in biochemistry and performed research for the internationally recognized biochemist Dr. Jose Rabinowitz.
Jon lost 103 kilograms in 2 ½ years. His weight dropped from 186 kilograms (409 pounds) to 83 kilograms (183 pounds ) and he achieved this weight loss without diets or surgery and without having the typical excess skin associated with massive weight loss.
After his own success, he began coaching friends, family and acquaintances using the diet-free method of weight loss that worked so well for him. Once they achieved the same incredible results, he knew he had stumbled upon something powerful and wanted to share it. The demand for his one to one coaching became so great, he decided to write a book in order to reach everyone he was unable to meet in person.
Jon’s book, The Gabriel Method, is an international best seller which is receiving tremendous reviews and helping people all over the world lose weight without dieting! And now, Jon has teamed up with a talented group of certified coaches who offer attentive, one-on-one support for those wanting to completely transform their bodies and lives!
Brian Killian is a qualified naturopath, massage therapist, fitness instructor and one multi-talented member of our team of coaches!
After reading The Gabriel Method, Brian was so moved, he decided to contact Jon himself and thank him for sharing his story. Soon after, Brian received a reply and since then has been training to become one of the first Certified Gabriel Method Coaches.
Brian has over a decade of experience in the health and wellness industry and is here to use his broad range of knowledge to assist you in all areas of fitness.
Brian’s approach is strongly influenced by the basics: correct diet, physical fitness and the development of a positive mindset.
He will pass on his wisdom and teach you everything he knows about effective exercises and techniques that will turn your FAT programs off.
Brian’s goal: Help you unleash the fit, toned, healthy body that lies beneath this temporary coat of excess fat and banish that coat forever!
Brian is married with 3 children and resides in Adelaide, South Australia.
Check out Gabriel Method Fitness, with Coach Brian and Jon Gabriel.
Marjolijn Loderichs is a certified NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) masterpractioner/transpersonal Master coach and trainer from the Netherlands. She was also trained in Ericksonian Hypnosis by Anne Linden from the New York Training Institute for NLP and has done various courses on body- energetic and Soul work (Healing the Spirit, Ho’oponopono, Developing Spiritual Intelligence, I AM Presence).
Marjolijn has been coaching since 2005 and specializes in working with the subconscious and the Higher Mind. Marjolijn’s area of expertise is the way the subconscious mind works, which seamlessly connects with the ideas and philosophy of the Gabriel Method. Marjolijn is one of the first certified Gabriel Method coaches in Holland.
After the birth of her youngest child, Marjolijn weighed 85 kilos. After employing her own transformational process, all of her excess weight melted off and she’s ready to pass on her knowledge of how you can do the same.
She believes Jon’s approach is the answer to the struggle many people have with food and their bodies and is very thankful to be a Gabriel Method Coach.
Marjolijn is deeply aware of the effects of our (un)conscious thoughts and beliefs on our lives and wellbeing. She is thankful for all the beautiful, amazing and effective tools (such as EFT, NLP etc.) that exist nowadays, that can help ANYONE to change from within. When you use these tools on a daily basis, the changes are made on a subconscious level. You will just do things differently, without having to think about it or any conscious effort. It just happens. Like Jon says: Easily and effortlessly!
You can see more of Marjolijn in this video on Meridian Tapping, with Jon Gabriel.
Désirée Manders is an NLP(Neuro-linguistic programming) master and coach/counselor. She is certified in Conscious coaching and has been trained by Jon Gabriel as a certified Gabriel Method coach.
Désirée is a very strong believer in visualizations and how they help us create new, positive beliefs that are supportive and loving instead of the negative, demeaning, hurtful beliefs most of us deal with on a daily basis.
A close friend of Désirée’s and a Gabriel method coach, Marjolijn Loderichs, called Désirée up one day and told her she had to get the Gabriel Method book. She read the book immediately and was elated because the content was everything she believed in – as a person as well as an NLP coach.
Désirée loves the fact that the Gabriel Method is not a diet and that it focuses on being loving, positive and uplifting towards your body as well as nourishing your entire self: mind, body and soul without discarding any element of your being.
She is here to help you come full circle and enable you to be who you really are; in perfect shape and all!
Smita Patel lives in London, UK and currently works within the fitness industry as a gym instructor and ZUMBA teacher. She is also studying for her Weight Loss & Nutrition Advisor and personal training qualifications.
Smita struggled with weight since her late teens and had never been confident with the way she looked. She grew up lacking confidence and self-esteem, and this contributed to her putting on weight as she looked to find comfort in food. In her early thirties, she put on more weight and went up to a size 14 (UK size), bordering on a 16. This happened twice and she finally had enough.
After trying various diets that didn’t work, someone suggested she read The Gabriel Method. She absolutely LOVED the book because it really did change things for her. Until then, she was completely unaware of the impact a change in mental attitude could have on weight loss. She began doing the meditation every night, and absorbing as much as she could from the book. Just months later - she became a slim size 8 and lost a total of 37lbs and 20.5 inches! She is now slimmer than she was when she was a teenager and feels amazing, all thanks to the Gabriel Method. She’s changed her way of thinking and is now positive and passionate about life with increased self-esteem and confidence.
Reading the book also influenced her career change. Having previously worked as a Marketing Manager for over 10 years, she decided to retrain and follow her passion for the health and fitness industry.
Smita is now a walking advertisement for the Gabriel Method and really enjoys sharing her knowledge in order to help others struggling with weight. With a natural ability to inspire and excite others combined with everything she’s learnt about achieving an ideal body and personal ambitions, Smita is a great asset to our team of Gabriel Method coaches.
See Smita teaching a fitness class and talking about her transition in this Success Story video.
Heather Fleming is the founder of a successful nutrition program and the author of the “Have it ALL Diet”. Her personal inspiration toward helping others live a life of feeling well and energized started with a degree in Nutritional Science, from the University of Nebraska.
She assists others to understand their bodies and discover how common sense and self-discovery can heal the body. She utilizes and combines nutritional science, mind-full practices, emotional support, and nutrition intuition to assist clients to develop the healthy lifestyle they desire.
Heather writes, “I am positive I am living my life’s purpose, spreading hope and connecting people to their personal nutrition with food. Nourishment isn’t outside of us but comes from within. I am dedicated to conscious nutrition – integrating real life experiences and suggestions to support others to live a life saturated in vitality and nourishment. My philosophy focuses on nutrition, conscious thoughts, relationship with food and freedom from diet and restriction.”
Heather believes you are your best guru for your body, and wants to support you during the process of learning more about your body and health. She looks forward to working with you in your Gabriel Method journey.
Get some delicious nutritious tips from Coach Heather and Jon Gabriel in this What's Working Now Webinar: Learn 7 Simple Fat Burning Breakfasts & Snacks.
Nadia Harper is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and holds an HBA degree in Psychology. She is also certified in Natural Hygiene and has completed training as a yoga teacher. Nadia has also trained in raw food preparation, Reiki and EFT (tapping), and has attended several 10 day silent meditation retreats. Her passion for holistic health encompasses discovering her own potential and helping others to do the same.
Nadia was born and raised in Canada and as an adult lived and travelled in Asia for almost 15 years. During this time she spent several years as the Executive Health Advisor of a well-known detox retreat in Thailand, where she helped thousands of people through cleansing programs, as well as sharing advice clients could take home with them, on how to make healthier lifestyle choices.
She is the author of Making-Healthy-Choices.com, where she continues to share healthy information with the public. Nadia looks forward to working with you as a Nutritional Coach on your weight loss journey.
Melinda Jacobs' life mission is to help people evolve. Trained in Hypnotherapy, Bodywork and Consciousness Theory/Metaphysics, Melinda has been working professionally in the healing arts for 20+ years. Her practice specializes in focusing on building relationship with lost and fractured pieces of self and clearing trauma on all levels - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Melinda holds Certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Cellular Release Therapy, Regression Therapy, Yuen Method of Chinese Energetics, Matrix Energetics and has done specialty training in addiction counseling. She has spent the last three years studying with Dr. Mark Dunn, founder of Conscious Systems and co-founder of Matrix Energetics. She is a Yoga Instructor and has been a Reiki Master for over 20 years. She is a member of the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
The combination of these unique trainings has given Melinda a new perspective on understanding relationship with self. In a safe and non-judgmental way, Melinda creates an atmosphere of compassion for the individual and their unique life experiences. She looks forward to working with you on your Gabriel Method journey.
Jennifer is passionate about personal transformation, evolution, and empowerment. She believes that living a whole, happy, and healthy life is the result of living in accord with the desires of your heart. She has worked in the healing arts field since 1999 with diverse training and experience that span the fields of psychology, music, music therapy, whole health hypnotherapy, energy work, and quantum healing techniques. Jennifer is certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
Jennifer combines a variety of coaching, hypnosis, Cellular Release Therapy, and energy healing techniques that empower you to accept and honor yourself more deeply, experience greater peace, release the pain of the past, and move into a place of personal power as you create your present and future.
As each person’s life experience is unique, you will find that Jennifer will honor and support your personal process. She is dedicated to providing client-centered services that lead you to a more satisfying, peaceful, and joyful experience of life. She is thrilled to be a part of the Gabriel Method team, and is excited to serve you!
Janine Oliver is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & the founder of Barcelona Health Coaching.
A competitive gymnast turned belly dancer, Janine spent much of her life pushing her physical limits to gain strength and grace. However she was often sick, fatigued, and struggled to manage a normal active life. She didn't realize this until one day a friend told her “Janine, you are always sick!”.
Janine moved from California to Spain, and started eating fresh, local, seasonal produce and experimenting with cooking.
In 2012, Janine found out that she had slow kidney function but, after a year of medical tests, was given no explanation, no solution and no help. She decided to take her love for food and cooking and turn it into a full blown mission to take her life back into her own hands.
Determined to gain energy, and live a long healthy life, Janine studied at the institute for integrative nutrition to help heal herself. While going to school, Janine was working at The Gabriel Method, learning about The Method’s principles inside and out for 3 years. Janine's dream become to help others find their own path to health and wellness.
Tiffany Nightingale understands first hand how it feels to be morbidly obese. Tipping the scales at over 286lbs in her late 20’s, she felt like her light was almost out. Determined that this would not be the end of her story, she embarked on a journey of transformation. Dieting conventionally, she lost 136 lbs but found that keeping the weight off was like holding back the tide. It was only after she had regained more than two thirds of the weight, that she happened upon Jon Gabriel’s book, and realized the deeper work that was required to truly set herself free. By incorporating Jon’s ideas into her own process, Tiffany lost the 88lbs she had regained, and has maintained her total loss for more than 3 years now.
Tiffany is the mother of 5 children and lives with them and their two horses beside a sacred mountain in New Zealand. She is a spirit painter, works as a counselor, and is completing the last stages of her Masters in Narrative Therapy. Her studies have offered her insight into the way we story ourselves into being, and the power we have to truly em-body our beliefs. This has helped to transform her own life, and the lives of those she works with.
Tiffany carried many beliefs about her genetic destiny being set in stone, what the image of a ‘good mother’ looked like, what she had to set aside in order to serve her family, how she had to eat away her hopes and dreams. However, she came to notice on her journey of ‘becoming,’ that the amount of excess weight she carries decreases in direct proportion to her commitment to living a FULL BODIED LIFE. “Spiritually, physically, emotionally, creatively I attend to my needs and desires now, so that I needn't seek to fill up the empty spaces with food. No longer on the sidelines, I stand front and center in my own beautiful life.”
Tiffany is privileged to be able to share her story, which you can watch here and looks forward to offering you hope and insight as you embark upon this great path of your own ‘becoming.’
Jon Leano lives in Princeton, NJ, USA and has been exploring and engaging in transformational work for over a decade. He is highly trained in programs designed to cause breakthrough results with people of all ages. He specializes in one-on-one coaching with people to discover their true purpose and commitments in life. He is presently working toward a psychotherapy degree.
Jon has been on his own personal journey of self-actualization and transformation and has lost 100 pounds through his work with the Gabriel Method.
Jon began to deal with weight issues when he was young, and first participated in weight loss programs when he was 12 years old. His weight became unmanageable when he experienced a traumatic event at the age of 16. Jon’s brother died suddenly, and he put on 50 pounds in four months.
After years of weight gain and struggles with stress at work and in his personal life, Jon was dealing with constant emotional eating, sleep apnea and sugar and carb addictions. He was close to 400 pounds, pre-diabetic and at risk for fatty liver disease. He was finally at a place where he had had enough. He says, “I was either going to lose my weight or lose my family and I wasn’t going to lose my family.”
Addressing his weight became his top priority, and he embraced meditation and clean eating and made significant adjustments in his life to reduce stress. The Gabriel Method has been the holistic approach to healing his body that he always wanted but never knew existed. It has been a complete paradigm shift for him, and today he has an experience of life that he didn’t know was possible. He has the energy to do things he never had the energy to do before. Most importantly, he is confident he can be there for his wife and daughter – as well as others who are struggling in their journey.
Paula is an intuitive Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, a Career Counselor and a Small Business Growth Advisor. She uses many modalities to bring healing to those that seek inner shift to better their world and she has a strong background in recruiting and marketing and can offer great insights, tips and tools to individuals wishing to grow in their career or small business. Along with her work as a hypnotherapist, she has volunteered for over 20 years as a Spiritual Advisor within the alcoholism and drug addiction arena and since the fall of 2008 she is also a mentor to a lovely young lady through the Colorado Youth at Risk and has been working with many Gabriel Method clients since 2010.
She is a member of The International Association of Research and Regression Therapies, The Association of Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy, The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and The Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, and the DTC Colorado Business Women’s Network.
Marianne is certified in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and trained in Cellular Release Therapy, Core Transformation work, and Regression Therapy. She marvels in witnessing the unique and profound understanding that each individual brings to their session as deep healing reveals the wonders of self.
Understanding your inner world begins with quieting the mind and body. Slowing down to connect with the body and listening to your inner wisdom allows for deep healing shifts in the perception of life. Each session with Marianne will focus on providing a comfortable environment for personal transformation and healing to occur, allowing a connection to an inner knowing which facilitates a personal healing journey. She is honored to be a part of the Gabriel Emotional Therapist team, and is looking forward to walking with you on your path to healing.