Meet the Experts
Houston Vetter is the proud Founder and CEO of BalancedLivingMagazine.com, the world’s leading magazine and website for the empowerment of you the individual. Houston is very proud to be your advocate for a balanced life of ease and flow of health, wealth and relationships filled with joy and wonder. Houston’s passion is to be a catalyst to help people know who they really are and is willing to start by coming along side right where you are and encourage and support you to get what it is you really want. He has Master level skills in over 35 different modalities including some Piled Higher and Deepers. As one international trainer once said, “He has more letters behind his name than alphabet soup, and if he can’t help you get what you want, you might want to check and make sure you’re not six feet under.”
Houston’s other projects include being an author of 10 books, the latest; “Train Your Thinking, The Power Portal For Long-Lasting Success” (a new one coming out soon with some of our panel of experts, “Sacred Cows Dancing, Using The Inner Game To Work Half The Time, Get Twice As Much Done and Make Three Times The Money”), publisher of many break-through self-empowering products, speaker, seminar leader, trainer and Master Teacher. He is also the Managing Director of the FBI-Feel Better Institute for the last 25 years.
Believe it or not, Houston has lived in Houston, TX for the last 18 years and helped found and works with “God’s Strong Tower Ministries”, a 501c3 organization, that focuses on providing support, including a half-way home for Veterans of our Armed Services. He also is a regular feature guest on a syndicated business CBS radio in Houston and Dallas, TX giving tips on how to use your ‘Inner Game’ in Business, called “Talking Business”. The host of the show says, “We like Dr. Vetter because he makes the woo-woo practical. And he has a great tag-line too, ‘To Feel Better, Call Dr. Vetter.’”
Morty Lefkoe is president and founder of The Lefkoe Institute. He is the creator of a series of psychological processes (The Lefkoe Method) that result in profound personal and organizational change, quickly and permanently.
He has written a book about the Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP), Re-create Your Life: Transforming Yourself and Your World (Andrews McMeel, 1997; trade paper version, DMI Publishing, 2003). The book explains how the LBP works, how it is significantly different from most forms of psychotherapy, its spiritual implications, and how its principles can be applied to parenting, health, business, and social change. It also includes several case histories involving clients who have successfully dealt with dysfunctional patterns. Morty has also written an essay that details research on the mind-body connection in sports and his work with athletes. You can get a pdf of the article by clicking here.
Morty has written over 100 articles and columns for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal and theNew York Times. He has appeared on over 100 radio and TV shows, including Today,Leeza, ABC World News Today, and Fox Cable News. His work has been written about extensively in the New York Times and a number of other publications.
A member of the American Counseling Association, Morty has written articles describing the Lefkoe Method for The California Therapist (Sept-Oct 2001, Vol. 13, Issue 5), The Group Therapist Perspective (Oct-Nov. 2001), and the California Psychologist (December, 2001).
He has spoken before such groups as the American Management Association, Vistage (formerly TEC), American Psychotherapy Association, American College of Counselors, American Association of Integrative medicine, National Wellness Coalition, Managed Health Care Congress (NE), Association for Fitness in Business, and American Psychological Association-National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. Morty also has presented The Lefkoe Method to many other groups of psychotherapists, including in-service training at many mental health facilities. You can see video of one of his talks by clicking here.
He has conducted well over 200 seminars for groups of Chief Executive Officers on “A Proven Method for Successfully Instituting Change” and “Limiting Beliefs, Business and Personal: How to Identify and Eliminate Them.”
Morty received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he also attended the Graduate School of Business.
He resides in Novato, CA with his wife, Shelly. One of his daughters attends college at Washington University in St. Louis and the other at the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Joe Rubino
Dr. Joe Rubino, creator of The Self-Esteem System, and CEO of is an internationally acclaimed expert on elevating self-esteem, a life-changing personal development and success coach on how to restore self-esteem, achieve business success, maximize joy and fulfillment in life and dramatically increase productivity. He is known for his groundbreaking work in personal and leadership development, building effective teams, enhancing listening and communication skills, life and business coaching and optimal life planning.
Dr. Joe’s 11 best selling books and audio programs are available in 21 languages and in 53 countries and include:
- The Self-Esteem Book: The Ultimate Guide to Boost the Most Underrated Ingredient for Success and Happiness in Life.
- The Success Code, Books I & II
- The Magic Lantern: A Fable about Leadership, Personal Excellence, and Empowerment
- The Legend of the Light-Bearers: A Fable about Personal Reinvention and Global Transformation
- The Seven Blessings: A Fable about the Secrets to Living Your Best Life
Pat O’Bryan is the CEO of Practical Metaphysics, Inc., Director of the Milagro Research Institute, an award winning songwriter, recording artist, visual artist, author, video producer and internet marketer.
He started his online marketing career in 2004, and, to his complete surprise, quickly found himself the owner of several successful businesses.
Through his Portable Empire Coaching, he teaches others the simple strategies and techniques they need to launch their own Portable Empire.
He is also the host of the Your Portable Empire UnSeminars, which have featured Dr. Joe Vitale, Nathan Anderson, Alan Abel, Craig Perrine, Bill Hibbler, Cindy Cashman, and other top Internet Marketing Gurus.
Pat has produced over 150 online products, including DVDs, audios, e-books, and teleseminars.
He is the author of the two definitive books on Internet Marketing: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Internet Wealth, and Your Portable Empire, How to Make Money Anywhere Doing What You Love.
In addition to his internet marketing career, Pat has a production/recording contract with ZYX records in Germany. He has released six CDs and is featured on many compilation CDs. He tours Europe annually with his German band.
Pat has been a Texas Blues performer for over 30 years, and has shared stages with Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Z.Z. Top and many, many others. He’s been featured on well over 100 CDs as a session guitarist/keyboardist, producer and/or engineer.
Pat is the originator of the “Portable Empire” concept- and has traveled the globe proving that an online business can be easily operated from anywhere there is internet access- even the Texas desert.
He’s known for his ability to quickly generate valuable products. Click HERE to see the current harvest.
Pat lives with his domestic partner (what do you call it when middle-aged people shack up? Girlfriend seems a little precious…), Betsy, and their cat Ming. They are very grateful that their three children are all more or less independently thriving elsewhere.
Known for being easily distracted and easily amused, Pat will be as surprised as anyone by the directions his future projects take- a series of seminars in Europe are next!
After that — perhaps, the search for the perfect taco?
Dr. Joe Vitale “Aude aliquid dignum” *
Author of way too many books to mention, including the bestsellers “The Attractor Factor,” “Life’s Missing Instruction Manual” and ooohhh so many more, including the head spinner, “Zero Limits” and the mega-hit, “The Key.”
A star in the movies “The Secret”, “The Opus”, “The Compass”, “The Tapping Solution”, “Leap”, “Beyond Belief”, “The Meta-Secret” and next – “Discover the Gift” and “Openings”.
Creator of Miracles Coaching, Hypnotic Writing, Hypnotic Marketing, and The Awakening Course.
Check out his first music CD: “Blue Healer” at http://www.HealingMojoMusic.com.
See it all at http://www.JoeVitale.com.
Member of BBB 2003 – 2011.
* 16th century Latin: “Dare something worthy”.
As an award-winning Life Coach, teacher and pioneer in the field of consciousness, Wendy Down has been actively inspiring people to a higher expression of themselves since 1999.
She has taken her uncanny ability to discover untapped individual and collective potential and created a thriving private coaching practice and The Consciousness Playground, an online community.
Her experiential programs and gentle, down-to-earth style of coaching are known for creating magical moments of transformation that result in a quantum leap in awareness (and the occasional impromptu belly laugh).
Wendy has always been passionate about the science and art of living life full on. A lifelong student, she graduated at the top of her class at the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s in Nursing and went on to achieve a Master’s in Adult Education from the University of Toronto. A favorite book is “Courage: the Joy of Living Dangerously” by Osho.
A Registered Nurse for 16 years, she became a faculty member of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and was considered an outstanding teacher by her students.
She then undertook professional training at Coach University, the leading coach training firm accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She transitioned from nursing to create a thriving life coaching practice working with over 8,000 individuals through her innovative private and corporate programs.
In 2003, she won special recognition through the ICF’s prestigious Prism Award for her popular “Unclutter Your Life” program. Its focus: To teach professionals how to create a more meaningful and balanced life.
Her coaching continues to evolve, teaching cutting-edge transformational practices and technologies in the exploding field of consciousness studies. She became one of the first coaches to integrate WaveMaker Technology in her practice leading to a reliability in client breakthroughs that any coach would die for. This led her to co-create the WaveMaker Mastery Program for Great Life Technologies in Carlsbad, California becoming the first content developer and director of their Advanced Mentoring Program. She achieved the Level IV certification—the highest possible. (This, incidentally, was easy to obtain since she was responsible for giving out certifications at the time.)
Her current focus is on creating widespread appreciation for those with expanded human capacities or ‘high multidimensional intelligence’ and to help these individuals boldly step out of hiding.
Wendy resides in Brantford, Ontario, with her husband Dwayne and their two children, Nicholas (16) and Haley (13).
For information about Wendy’s latest adventures in consciousness exploration, please visit her blog.
Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Win Wenger is a pioneer in the fields of creativity and creative method, accelerated learning, brain and mind development, and political economy.
Formerly a college teacher and before then a school teacher, Dr. Wenger is a trainer renowned around the world, and the author of 55 published books, including a breakthrough text of powerful techniques to facilitate scientific discovery and technical invention, Discovering the Obvious.
His main text of education-related and growth techniques is Beyond Teaching and Learning, and his most widely popular work, The Einstein Factor, co-authored with Richard Poe, is available in good bookstores near you. Another great work by Win is How to Increase Your Intelligence. Synopses of his work, and special articles on it, have frequently appeared in Success Magazine.
Brian Tracy’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined
He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.
He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.
He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.
Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.
He has traveled and worked in over 80 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.
John J. La Valle
John J. La Valle is a Licensed Master Trainer of NLP™ & DHE™*, who has been in the training & development field for almost twenty-five years and who has brought NLP™ and DHE™ into the business arena for the past almost 25 years.
He is the co-author, with Richard Bandler, of Persuasion Engineering®. John is also a member of The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™, The American Society of Training & Development, and is certified with The National Values Center. In addition to Practitioner & Master Practitioner programs, John specializes in Sales & Influence, manufacturing applications, team building, management and leadership skills, and Design Human Engineering™*.
His extensive background in socio-technical systems design, employee involvement and participative management systems has earned him a reputation for getting results in many Fortune 100 companies. His training style enables him to get right to core of the issues, where he is well known for his ability to take seemingly complex issues and break them down into easily solvable opportunities for organizations.
John publishes John’s HOT NLP TIPS NEWSLETTER monthly.
A philosopher when you need one! He has been called the American Obi Wan Kenobi. His Light saber cuts through your stressful patterns.
Jerry Stocking is a modern day Thoreau living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in North Georgia with a view of our culture from the outside. Each day in his mountain retreat is an endless exploration of existence, consciousness, and feeling what it is to be a human being. Being present and mapping the terrain back to who we really are is Jerry’s main occupation. His thirty-two acre farm creates an atmosphere conducive to introspection, opening, and playing, which are often lacking in our fast-paced world.
Jerry is an Enneagram one. He is continually trying to save the world through his interactions with people. He is a researcher into what is possible for human beings. His work is a continuing radical creation, like life itself. He is a philosopher and a coach assisting the well known and the not so well known in the process of getting to know themselves.
Jerry’s credentials are impressive in education and experience alike. A Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jerry has been studying and using NLP for 18 years. He is an Associate Instructor of the art of Chi Kung. He has done extensive training in other-than-conscious communication and no-fault psychology. He graduated in 1974 from Northern Michigan University with degrees in psychology and philosophy. Still learning and exploring daily, Jerry has reached a point where he is able to give back some of what he has learned in hopes that it will improve the quality of life for others. In addition to personal coaching he now hosts frequent tele-classes, and leads workshops in NYC, throughout the USA, and abroad. His courses and coaching are a mixture of art and craft uniting mind and body into a personal and pragmatic alliance.
Brad likes to think of himself as an Evolution Catalyst. He is known internationally for his creative and often humorous work with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Brad has worked with a diverse group of clients, from CEOs to professional and NCAA athletes, from award-winning actors to clients in social service programs. He has been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield’s “Breakthrough to Success.” He is the author of the best-selling children’s book “The Wizard’s Wish” and co-author of the best-seller “Freedom at Your Fingertips.” Brad is a featured expert in the EFT movie “The Tapping Solution” and has partnered on teleseminars with Joe Vitale and Bob Doyle of “The Secret.”
Dr. Norman Burba
“Unconventional” is what Dr. Norman Burba has been for the last 38 years. Forty years ahead of his time Dr Burba has gotten results when nobody else could.
He has appeared on TV & Radio coast to coast and his approach is to educate, not treat. He feels if people are educated they can then make the choice of being healthy or not.
For Dr. Burba, being healthy is so simple as long as the basics are being addressed. As he has stated, “You can turn you life over to an industry that has no clue on how to make you healthy – OR – take control of your own life and avoid the degenerative path that most people take, even under the care of our alleged health care system”. For Dr. Burba healthy means you are not on any meds and your body works like it did when you were younger.
Dr. Burba has been a dog breeder and dog enthusiast for over 40 years. And you can read articles in this magazine on how to also help your pet live longer and healthier.
In Business I believe that Results Matter!
Social Media Gets You the Results You Want in less time and at less expense than anything else. That is why I am so passionate about Social Media.
Remember that great Sinatra tune “That’s Life” well that sort of describes my life.
Currently I am the Marketing Director at TopMark Media Stratagies and Social Media Strategist at Top Mark Media Strategies.
I am also the President and CEO at Global Village Publications Inc. a Panama Corporation.
I’ve been a teacher a network marketer, a forex trader and I’ve taught people to trade the FX markets. I’ve lived in Canada and Panama and currently I live in Florida with my husband. Our grown children still live in Canada. My husband often still visits Panama.
I love helping people and have a wide range of interests. Check out my profile and recommendations on LinkedIn.
I loved my work at Panama Today Magazine which was well before its time and people in Panama in 2008 did not know that Social Media and their online persona mattered. So it was not a financial success but I made many friends.
There are many others, but that’s history. Let me know how I can help you.
I am in the process of writing a book for entrepreneurs who are looking for a way to escape the rat race, while they are still very dependent on that rat race for a living. The escape involves becoming masterful at several of the social media strategies I used to double my business and which I share with people on my blog at www.topmarkmediastrategies.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/topmarkmediastrategies and on Twitter @DoubleBusiness.