DR. LEAH GNIWESCH, Founder and Director, Jerusalem Coaching Institute. Dr. Gniwesch teaches life-coaching, couples’ coaching and NLP. She is a certified life coach and licensed psychologist and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from Yeshiva University. Dr. Gniwesch’s motto in life is “God created each of us with limitless potential in order to bring good into the world.” Her passion in life is helping her clients live in to that limitless potential.
Dr. Leah lives with her family in Jerusalem, Israel and enjoys traveling, scuba diving and singing opera.
DR. HAROLD KONING, Director of Training. Dr. Koning is the founder of Dynamic Wellness Strategies and mentored Dr. Leah in coaching in 2002. He is a Life, Wellness and Career Coach based in Plantation, Florida and has worked with thousands of clients around the world.
Dr. Koning holds a PhD degree in Social Psychology, a Master of Social Work degree, Master of Educational Technology, Master of Clinical Rational Hypnotherapy and Certification in Medical Hypnosis. Dr. Koning also completed postgraduate training at the Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Institute. Dr. Koning developed “Potential Based Coaching Systems,” a Mind/Body healing approach.
Dr. Koning has an extensive work/research history in Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Having lived in South Florida for the last 21 years, he served a seven-year tenure as a Research Associate at the University of Miami School of Education and was an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas University/Miami for three years.
He has developed and conducted many motivational speaking engagements and seminars over the years related to the Mind Body Connection for Pritikin Longevity Center, Florida Association of School Social Workers, Spa Atlantis, Gilda’s Club (South Florida Chapter) and the National Center for Communication and Justice just to name a few. Dr. Koning is featured in the book titled, Turning Dreams Into Success by Bunny and Larry Holman.
His motto: “I practice what I teach”.
In addition, Dr. Koning has taught and practiced Qi Gong for 25 years, is an instructor of Indonesian Martial Arts and a Master Drummer in the Afro-Caribbean tradition. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, French and Surinamese Creole.
Dr. Koning’s work style is an integration of Mind-Body Medicine, NLP, Humanistic Psychology, Trans-personal Psychology, Guided Affective Imagery, Kinesiology, and humor.