Radical Remission Health Coach Program
Dealing with new health challenges and cancer diagnoses can be scary and exhausting. That’s why we’ve created the Radical Remission Health Coach Program–so that no one has to face it alone.
With this program, people enduring health challenges can work one-on-one with a certified Radical Remission Health Coach to integrate the 10 Radical Remission healing factors into their lives. As health guides, our coaches strive to walk individuals through their healing journeys in a positive and effective manner.
Please Note: All of our Certified Radical Remission Coaches have completed the Radical Remission Teacher Training program plus an independent course in psychology, social work, or coaching and are thereby licensed to guide people, one-on-one or in small groups, through the 10 healing factors as outlined in the books Radical Remission and Radical Hope. Radical Remission Health Coaches are neither employees of nor independent contractors for the Radical Remission Project, but rather independent coaches each running their own coaching practices. As such, experience levels and coaching fees vary. We encourage you to read the coaches’ biographies below to begin the process of finding a coach that is the right fit for you. To respect the time of our Radical Remission Health Coaches, please indicate in your inquiry if you have contacted more than one coach.
Find a Certified Coach Near You!
(Many of our coaches also offer live video sessions)
Pat Berger - Sidney, Maine
Pat Berger is a certified Maya Abdominal Therapist, a Self Care Instructor, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and teaches both Yoga and Breath Work. She owns and operates her own Wellness Center in Sidney, Maine.
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Irina E. Bock, MD - Chester, New Jersey
Irina is an inspirational health and life coach who draws from her unique qualifications in conventional and non-conventional medicine, combined with her personal experience as a cancer patient and healer. She holds the hand of people going through significant health challenges and helps them find their footing, courage and their own clear path through the jungle of confusing options and hard decisions.
As a physician, trained in OB/GYN, Irina worked in Germany and the US (George Washington University). In addition to her roots in conventional medicine, she received an education in complementary medicine for physicians and is certified in different energy healing modalities.
Irina strongly believes that cancer – and other chronic diseases – can be healed and even be prevented by addressing and balancing out the whole person – mind, body and spirit. She feels when it comes to healing, keeping an open mind is important. Whatever brings results should be considered, and no method discounted. For Irina, integrating ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ medicine – tailored to each person – has the potential of achieving outcomes that are truly the “Best of Two Worlds”.
As a survivor of two BRCA cancers (melanoma and advanced breast cancer) and a mother of three, Irina knows first-hand what a cancer diagnosis means for a family, especially when it is related to an inherited gene mutation. Yet, Irina believes that no person is a victim of their genes or diagnosis. Her experience in integrative medicine and trust in energy healing helped her approach her own cancer with a positive mindset, strong faith and deep intuition. Drawing from both conventional as well as non-conventional options, she was able to achieve complete remission against all odds and has been cancer-free for seven years.
When Irina read Dr. Kelly Turner’s book ‘Radical Remission’, published soon after Irina’s own fight against cancer, she recognized the significance of the material right away. The nine factors described by Dr. Turner matched exactly what Irina’s own intuition had guided her to do in order to heal herself. Irina is passionate about bringing this wisdom to the attention of as many people as possible.
As a Duke-trained Integrative Health Coach and Holistic Life Coach (certified by the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy), Irina especially feels drawn towards working with people who face a life-changing diagnosis and guiding them out of their fear into an empowered role to conquer their health challenges with courage and a positive spirit.
Irina is certified in the following modalities:
-Radical Remission – 10 Factors (Certified Teacher and Coach)
-Energy- and Vibrational Healing: Integrative Energy Therapy (Master Teacher), Reiki (Master), Sound and Vibrational Therapy (Level III Therapist), Bach Flower Therapy
-Evidence-Based Plant-Based Nutrition (Cornell Certificate, Prof. T. Colin Campbell)
Allison Brown - Seattle, Washington
Allison is committed to empowering those affected by cancer and helping them navigate the journey as an active participant in their healing. She has a depth of experience gained through her exploration of conventional and complementary medicine as well as her work as a hospice volunteer. Allison has a Masters in Teaching degree and is completing her ICF coaching certification.
Allison is an avid traveler, nature lover, photographer and curious soul. She is forever grateful to her mother for showing her how to LIVE with her cancer.
Kristi Cromwell - Massachusetts
Kristi began her journey in the health care field as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Health Education. She has spent many years working with clients of all ages. A brain tumor diagnosis in 2013 started her on a path to wellness and she now considers herself a “thriver”. Kristi is a Holistic Health Coach having studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She has studied at the Raw Food Institute and the Kushi Institute. She is currently working on furthering her coaching skills in the areas of overall wellness and oncology. She is an advocate for the National Brain Tumor Society and also serves as a mentor with the American Brain Tumor Association. Kristi became a Certified Radical Remission Teacher after attending the inaugural Radical Remission Teacher Training Program in October of 2017. She lives in the Boston Metro area and is excited to share Dr. Kelly Turner’s work with others.
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Liz Curran - Haddon Township, NJ
Liz is a Health Coach, Certified Radical Remission™ Workshop Facilitator, and Speaker. In her practice, she takes an integrative approach to nutrition, as well as reducing anxiety through diet change. Liz utilizes her education and experience to coach her clients to break through barriers and implement the immune boosting benefits of the Radical Remission transformative healing factors.
Liz believes it is important to provide support and accountability to her clients to empower them to implement the healing factors without feeling alone.
After losing her sister to an aggressive breast cancer in 2014, Liz embraced health education, nutrition and stress reduction. She took her passion to help those with a cancer journey even further, when she co-founded a 501c3 nonprofit called HealTHY Life NJ. The organization’s mission is to support, educate and raise funds for late-stage cancer patients seeking integrative and complementary treatments.
Liz coaches both individuals and small groups and leads Radical Remission Workshops virtually and in person in the Philadelphia region and beyond.
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Upcoming Group Coaching Session
Cynthia Dano - Soap Lake, Washington
- “Carpe Diem!” has always been Cynthia’s motto, but never more than after she heard the words, “You have late stage and a rare type of ovarian cancer” in 2014. Health and healing became her new job (which she termed Radical Self-Care) and in that voyage she was led to
Dr. Kelly Turner and the Radical Remission Project. Dr. Turner’s research validated the steps that Cynthia had unwittingly used in her healing. It seemed like a fortuitous omen.
She is a lover of life and adventure and has worn many hats-ballet dancer, actor/director, professional photographer, legal assistant, mother, wife, and owner of a wine bar/art gallery. After her diagnosis, the focus became to help others, especially in their cancer journey. She became a certified life/health coach ( or as she calls it… “a life [re] imagined coach”) in 2016 and Radical Remission Coach in 2018.
In her spare time, she is a volunteer team leader for Global Volunteers and has led teams of volunteers to the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, Cuba and to the Appalachians in West Virginia. She is Vice President of the Board of Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation, Moses Lake, WA.
She is honored and excited to be a Radical Remission coach and workshop leader and helping others to incorporate the 10 healing factors into their lives. She is available for workshops in WA, OR, ID, MT and AZ.
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Kathryn Doherty - Greenwich, Connecticut
Kathryn Doherty is a Certified Radical Remission™ Instructor, coach, speaker and breast cancer survivor. She leads retreats, workshops, and has presented internationally on the Healing Factors identified by Dr. Kelly Turner. Personally certified by Dr. Turner, Kathryn co-taught in her place at the Omega Institute in Fall 2019. She is the founder and Director of “Wisdom + Wellness”, a symposium focused on integrative treatments for cancer. www.integrativewisdomandwellness.com. Kathryn is the USA contact for Arcadia Clinic in Germany, which continues to play a primary role in her health and healing. Her experience with cancer spans over 40 years – as an advocate and caregiver for her mother, father, husband, and most recently as a patient. Her personal experience and the global impact of this disease fuels her commitment to support and engage with those affected by cancer.
Read Kathryn’s full healing story here: https://radicalremission.com/profile/katdoh/
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Cynthia Handler - Half Moon Bay, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Cindy is a family therapist, coach, counselor, & workshop leader. She’s had the great pleasure of working within private, residential, educational, & corporate settings as her 25-year career has evolved and expanded.
As Regional Network Director for Six Seconds Global Emotional Intelligence Network, Cindy taught clients to cultivate their EQ to improve their relationships and discover their purpose.
In large and small workshops, Cindy trains groups in SEL, facilitates creative expression circles, and hosts integrative parenting classes.
In her private practice, Cindy supports people & families wanting to transform their lives after life altering events or diagnoses.
Cindy’s passion for synthesizing knowledge and experience across various disciplines allows for a very personalized approach to connecting with and assisting others in discovering their own empowered journey to optimal health and wholeness.
After receiving a brain tumor diagnosis in 2015, Cindy began practicing all 10 Factors in Dr. Kelly Turner’s book: Radical Remission. Cindy completed the Radical Remissions course in 2016 and in 2017 went on to train with Dr. Turner to become a RR Workshop Facilitator. Today, Cindy is a Radical Remissions Survivor and certified Health and Wellness Coach, specializing in holistic nutrition, cultivating intuition, somatic awareness, and integrative oncology.
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Karla Mans Giroux – Hawthorn Woods, Illinois (NW Chicago suburbs)
Karla was recently “released” from the corporate world and is joyfully pursuing what she wants to be when she grows up! For 18 years she was striving and climbing within the Information Technology (IT) department at a large organization. As the Global Head of Change and Communications the past 5 years, Karla knows just how hard change can be for people. She also knows how important it can be, and never more important than when faced with a life-threatening disease.
With her knowledge of change management practices and her passion to heal the world she has embarked on a healing and learning journey to help herself and others regain optimal health and longevity. She has become a health coach and is thrilled to be able to offer Radical Remission coaching and workshops to those on a cancer journey, as well as those seeking prevention.
Karla was originally diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2003 and underwent a mastectomy, chemo and radiation. When her 10-year “cancer-versary” rolled around in 2013 she celebrated her good health and thought she was in the clear! However, a second metastatic cancer challenge arose in late 2014. With a long-time goal to live to be 100 this did not align!
As a striver (aka Type A personality) she left no stone unturned and began utilizing natural, holistic healing modalities and non-toxic interventions to supplement more conventional ones. She has successfully harnessed the power of her body, mind, heart and spirit for healing; achieving and maintaining great results. She is passionate about empowering others to successfully do the same for whatever challenges they are facing.
Karla still has every intention of making it to 100 (maybe even 120) and with the strength of optimism and a positive spirit she is loving every moment on that journey! Join her in December 2065 for the party of a century!
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Upcoming Group Coaching Events
Sandy McShane - The Golden Coast, Australia
Sandy was diagnosed with Colorectal cancer, stage 3, May 2017. Sandy’s intuition spoke loudly to her in the following months when making decisions about how to become well. This lead her away from conventionial treatment and towards changing her life in a myriad of ways. Consequently, Sandy’s health to took a turn for the better and she loves life more and more all the time. Sandy sees the tumour she once had as a blessing in disguise, carrying crucial messages on how to live the best life possible. During this time, Sandy read Radical Remission, which was incredibly validating for her, encouraging what she was doing and enabling her to identify areas of her life where she could grow and heal. Sandy travelled to New York to do the Teacher Training. Sandy is aware that cancer statistics are on the rise and is passionately dedicated to spreading the news that there are many things that people can do to boost their immune system and work towards healing from cancer and other health conditions.
Sandy lives on The Gold Coast in Australia and offers workshops locally and in other parts of Australia and abroad. Please contact Sandy if you are interested in having a workshop in your area.
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Annette Meinzer - Cincinnati, Ohio
Passionate about facilitating empowerment, transformation, and healing in those who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as those seeking to prevent it, Annette Meinzer is a Certified Radical Remission Coach and Instructor.
Annette obtained her BSN in Nursing, is a Board Certified Nurse Coach, Certified Stress Management Instructor, Certified in Clinical Meditation and Imagery, and has received extensive training in energy healing therapies and Transpersonal Coaching. She has been entrenched in the field of Mind-Body-Spirit Healing and Holistic/Integrative medicine where the whole person is incorporated into the care and healing process for the past 14 years. She believes that we can take an active role in our healing process which will strengthen our immune system and could lead to radical remission.
Annette began her conquest into alternative healing techniques and remission after both her husband and mom were diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and 2005. She resides in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and is a mother of five children. While she did lose her mom to cancer her husband was able to recover although unfortunately passed away in 2015 to other causes. Through these challenges she developed an inner strength and resilience and learned the art of pushing forward and living again despite the obstacles and adversities that we are challenged with. She learned how to move on from the “moment of impact”, whether it is due to a diagnosis or loss, to the creation of a new life filled with joy, peace, and love. Her mission in life is to now assist others and walk with them on this journey.
Annette would love the opportunity to connect virtually with you, from anywhere in the world, through video-conferencing. Please contact her for details.
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Caryn Murray - Chicago, Illinois
Certified as a Radical Remission Coach and Workshop Instructor continues to fuel Caryn’s passion for helping people on their cancer journey find integrative body, mind and spirit solutions that are empowering. Caryn believes there is a ‘gift’ in all things, even in her 2013 Stage-4 appendix cancer diagnosis! Cancer taught her about the importance of self-care, self-love and a whole-body approach to health. She combined the best Western medicine offered through HIPEC surgery with everything CAM, complimentary alternative medicine looking for her best possible outcome, now 6+ years and counting! Loyola University Medical Center video on HIPEC surgery with surgeon, Dr. Gerard Abood.
Life for Caryn BC, (before cancer) included a career as a real estate broker, caregiver, hospice and Imerman Angel volunteer. As a lifelong learner studying metaphysics for 16+ years, Caryn is a trained shaman and holds many alternative energy healing certifications. She will be co-teaching the Radical Remission weekend workshop at the Omega Institute in NY, September 2020. Caryn’s healing story can be found HERE.
If you are interested in going deeper to expand your spirituality and intuition or want to bring a Radical Remission workshop to your area throughout the US, please reach out. www.carynmurray.com.
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Debra Nozik - Albany, New York
Debra Nozik is a Certified Radical Remission teacher and Coach. She has been working as a Licensed Social Worker since 1978. She currently works as a psychotherapist in Albany, NY. Debra has been a support group facilitator at “To Life!” a breast cancer support and education organization since 2007. Debra was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 1999 and is a Radical Remission Survivor/Thriver. She is a strong believer in the saying, “Believe the diagnosis, not the prognosis.”
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Beth Schroeder - Moorestown, New Jersey
Owner of Simply Health LLC since 2009, Beth continues in a clinical and integrative private practice to assist patients with cancer or chronic illness to make dietary and lifestyle changes. Beth brings both passion and dedication to improving her patient’s current quality of life and overall survival.
When someone is told by their doctor that they have a disease (cancer, diabetes, heart concern) they often begin treatments that include medications, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or other interventions. Rarely are they instructed about eating fewer processed foods or adding more plant-based foods to support their treatment options.
As a Certified Nutrition Specialist ® practitioner, and licensed dietitian-nutritionist I have been guiding patients back to health by being as committed to their nutritional intake as they and their medical team are committed to a treatment path. I do this because I know how nutritional intake and lifestyle change profoundly affect overall survival and quality of life alongside medical intervention. I am living proof.
Having undergone aggressive medical treatment (1998) for an aggressive breast cancer that included all standard therapies, I pursued macrobiotic and plant-based foods to bolster my weakened immune system due to treatment to conquer this disease. That was nearly twenty years ago, before there was much research to support dietary intervention. I am a current survivor of stage 4, metastatic cancer (2016) and continue to awe my own oncology team with improving markers and recovery toward greater remission.
I earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health, which included extensive clinical nutrition, integrative health strategies and research to expand my practice related to the benefits of plant-based foods improving outcomes from a diagnosis of chronic and life-threatening diseases. At MUIH, I continue as adjunct faculty in the Nutrition Department for online courses.
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Andrea Sexton - Roanoke, Virginia
Andrea is a wellness coach and member of the International Association of Wellness Professionals. Her coaching specialty is holistic support for cancer recovery, focusing on helping clients find ways to implement the Nine Healing Factors of Radical Remission into their own lives. She followed her intuition when choosing treatment for an ovarian cancer diagnosis and believes she is alive today because of that. She feels that intuition is a vital, but often unrecognized, part of recovery and healing.
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Mikah Simmons - Ft. Wayne, IN
Mikah began her healing journey in 2017, with implementation of the 10 factors of Radical Remission in 2019. She believes that the immune boosting, inflammation reducing lifestyle changes that she encountered while implementing the 10 factors have markedly decreased the symptoms of her chronic disease. Her goal is to introduce the concepts of Radical Remission to anyone on a healing or prevention path, regardless of their diagnosis.
Mikah had a 30 year career as a nurse before finding her way to a wellness coaching and health promotion practice. She served at the bedside throughout those 30 years, but along the way earned her Master’s degree in Nursing and became a nursing instructor. Providing patient advocacy and patient education were her strongest professional attributes.
Mikah completed the Radical Remission Workshop Teacher Training at Omega Institute. She is also a Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Radical Remission Coach.
Mikah’s coaching vision statement: Together we will optimize the health of your body and mind with practice and implementation of the Radical Remission factors. The intention of our journey together will be to heal, decrease disease progression and boost immunity.
Mikah coaches both individuals and small groups virtually and in person. She facilitates workshops in Northeast Indiana and co-teaches with her Teacher Training comrades at a variety of locations in the U.S. She is also available for teaching workshops in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Maureen Spielman - River Forest, Illinois (Chicago Western Suburbs)
Maureen Spielman is an Integrative Health Coach and Certified Radical Remission Workshop Facilitator. She is focused on guiding others to a place of health, wellness and joy in their lives. Trained as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Maureen believes that finding your voice and communicating your needs, especially during health challenges, is essential. A diagnosis of breast cancer in 2018 led Maureen to undergo conventional treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation). In order to fully heal her body and mind, Maureen sought out alternative therapies such as acupuncture, energy work, and substantial diet changes. She believes that discovering new outlets such as meditation, journaling and creating new paths for joy was also important for her healing. When Maureen read Dr. Turner’s work in Radical Remission, it deeply resonated with her. She found the research and personal accounts to be both educational and inspirational and followed her intuition to become a Radical Remission Workshop facilitator. Maureen believes that everyone has a unique path for healing and wholeheartedly believes in the 10 lifestyle factors taught in Radical Remission workshops. In addition to interests in mind-body connection, healing and wellness, Maureen is an active volunteer for drug & alcohol prevention and social & emotional learning in her community.
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Mana Washio - Boston, Massachusetts
Mana Washio is very excited to be part of the Radical Remission team. She was certified as a Radical Remission Workshop Facilitator in 2019 and certified as a Radical Remission Health Coach in January 2020.
Mana is also certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Reiki Practitioner / Master Teacher.
Mana went through her own journey of surviving cervical cancer in 2009: due to the strain of virus she carried, Mana had been told by her doctor that she was in the highest risk group. She decided to incorporate major diet and lifestyle changes, and took many steps to improve her mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Although her doctor was quite certain that the cancer would return, there has been no reoccurrence, and at present, no HPV virus has been detected in her body.
Because of her own experience, Mana wants to spread Dr. Turner’s research to many people in the world. Her future goals include giving Radical Remission workshops / coaching opportunities to the Japanese speaking population.
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Interested in becoming a Radical Remission Health Coach?
Are you a health practitioner who is interested in guiding people through 10 healing factors in a one-on-one setting? Learn more about the Radical Remission Coaching Program to see if it’s the right fit for you!