Board of Advisors

The following members of IACTM’s Board of Advisors provide valuable advocacy and guidance in their individual professional capacities as outlined below:

Scholastica Sylvan KimaryoScholastica Sylvan Kimaryo

Scholastica is a Conscious Leadership Specialist, Inspirational Speaker and Holistic Lifestyles Advocate. She is Founder & CEO of Maadili Conscious Leadership and Healthy Lifestyles Coaching Ltd. She has had a distinguished career with the United Nations as former Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme & Coordinator of the United Nations System in South Africa and Lesotho. She holds an MSc in Social Policy & Development.

Dr Brian Les LancasterDr. Brian Les Lancaster

Les is an Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Honorary Research Fellow at Manchester University, and a member of the Adjunct Research Faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a past Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, President of the International Transpersonal Association and Director of the Alef Trust – fostering educational activities that emphasise transpersonal perspectives.

Dr. Jessica BocklerDr. Jessica Bockler (PhD)

Jessica is an interdisciplinary performance artist, transpersonal psychologist and transformative educator who loves to challenge the status quo and envision new ways of being, creating a world in which all can thrive. She is co-founding director of the Alef Trust, a non-profit enterprise which seeks to promote transpersonal and integral frameworks in research, scholarship, education, and applied professional fields.

Denis AllardDr. Denis Allard (MD)

‘Life will always give you what is best suited for your awakening.’ Life attuned Denis to the suffering of the human condition, made him search for the healer, and made him become one in the form of a western trained medical practitioner, specialized in general surgery. He left Europe to work as a trauma surgeon in the townships of Cape Town & Johannesburg and for the UN mission in Mogadishu (Somalia). He is currently a trauma surgeon at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town.’

Ronda DegaustRonda Degaust

Ronda is an Author, Coach and International Certified Trainer offering 120 hour online NLP Certification and Coaching Programs. Ronda has spearheaded the development and management of NLP Global Standards Association where the mission is to Promote, Support and Connect NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners and Trainers around the world.

Hennie GeldenhuysDr. Hennie Geldenhuys (MD)

Hennie practised as a general practitioner and family physician in solo practice for many years before joining a clinical research unit at a university. There he learned much about evidence-based medicine, and that treatments (including therapies and coaching) should be backed up by good research and sound principles. Hennie has a wellness coaching practice in South Africa.

Jane TalbotJane Talbot

Jane is an author, storyteller and trainer of both NLP and hypnosis. With a career in education, training and development spanning 30 years, she is actively committed to building community and to the principles of equality and inclusion. Jane is the founder of Women Aloud NI, an initiative which aims to build a vibrant and supportive sense of community while raising the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland.

Stephen WrightStephen Write

Stephen works as a resident spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation helping those in spiritual crisis (including burnout) and guiding spiritual seekers. Before this he had a long and distinguished history in academia and as a nurse in the British National Health Service, gathering lots of glittering prizes along the way and with many publications, conference presentations and other works to his name.

Bob ClarkeBob Clarke

Bob is an International NLP Trainer and Coach. He is the co-developer of the full NLP Practitioner Certification Online 120 hour program and the NLP Coaching Handbook. Bob’s passion is helping people grow their businesses and as a bonus offers a free marketing course at


Naomi Kieswetter NTDNaomi Kieswetter

Naomi is CEO of the South African Nonprofit Organisation – Nurture, Teach & Develop (NTD) Entrepreneurial Consultants. She is also the founder of Starlights Creative Club in Cape Town. Their aim is to drive humanitarian initiatives with the purpose of creating joy in the lives of those who are met with daily challenges; individuals in emotional and physical pain who often struggle to survive every day.

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