The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Our mission is to educate, equip and empower individuals and organizations with practical science-based training and resources to improve the health of others through the principles of Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.).
Meet Our Team
WILLIAM SEARS, MD
Dr. Bill Sears has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University and medical training at Harvard University, the University of Toronto and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Sears has been a clinical professor at the University of South Carolina, University of Southern California School of Medicine and University of Irvine School of Medicine.
Dr. Sears is the author of 45 books including nutrition and wellness titles, including The T5 Wellness Plan, Prime-Time Health, The Family Nutrition Book, The Omega-3 Effect, The Inflammation Solution, The Healthy Pregnancy Book, The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, L.E.A.N. Kids, among others. He has spoken at numerous scientific conferences all over the world and has successfully motivated others to make positive health behavior changes through practical applications of simple and science-based strategies. Dr. Sears has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, PBS, CNN, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Oprah.
JAMES SEARS, MD
Dr. Jim Sears is a major contributor to the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. He earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio in 1999. During his residency, he received the honor of “emergency medicine resident of the year.”
Dr. Sears was previously co-host of the Emmy Award-winning informational talk show The Doctors. Arguably one of the most recognized and trusted pediatricians in the U.S. and around the world, he is also the Children’s Health Specialist for AOL Health’s Medical Advisory Board and contributes regularly to AskDrSears.com. Besides his aforementioned role on The Doctors, Dr. Sears’ expert advice was sought by Dr. Phil and the PBS series, Help Me Grow. He is co-author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, Father’s First Steps – Twenty-Five Things Every New Father Should Know, The Baby Book, among others. Dr. Jim frequently travels the country speaking about the importance of good family nutrition.
Our World Class Educators
Dominique is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Master Certified Health Coach. She has been actively coaching since 2008. Dominique has a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from University of Colorado, Denver, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside and a Nutrition Educator Certification from Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Dominique is currently serving as the Executive Director of Education with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute where she oversees the Health Coach training and certification as well as works closely with Dr. Sears in the development of new courses and provides continual support to the instructors and coaches.
Rebecca (Becky) Bishop is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Master Certified Health Coach, with coaching experience since 2009. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas. She practiced law for over 15 years and is a certified mediator. Becky is the Education Manager and has been an instructor for the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute since 2013. She continues to play an active role as an instructor for the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques course. Becky has extensive experience as a Health Coach and was featured on the Great Day St. Louis television show and the web-radio show, Conscious Manifesting. She was also featured in the holistic living magazine, The Rising, and on the health and wellness website, Livestrong.com.
Cheree is a Nationally Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Master Certified Health Coach, with an active coaching practice since 2011. She has a Master of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University. She has over 30 years of experience in all stages of life as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner, educator and writer. She has been an instructor and assist with curriculum development with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute since 2018. Cheree teaches the Healthy Lifestyle / Chronic Disease and the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Courses.
Isabelle is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach as well as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas at Austin and has had the opportunity to experience various roles in diverse practice settings in Texas and Arizona. Isabelle is an Instructor for the Healthy Lifestyle / Chronic Disease component of the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Courses.
Karen Dalton received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Loma Linda University, her Masters degree in Social Science and Bachelors degree in Health Sciences from California State University, Chico. Karen has been working in the field of public health and health sciences for over 25 years, where she developed successful interventions for those experiencing incarceration in the nation’s largest law enforcement agency. Karen is a Master Certified Health Coach and an instructor for the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Course, and has had an active coaching practice since 2019.
Anna is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Master Certified Health Coach with extensive coaching experience, including working with care-avoidant insurance plan members and the underserved population in managing both chronic disease and behavioral health conditions. Anna graduated as a University Scholar from the University of Connecticut, in Economics and Anthropology. She has a diverse professional background including human resources, financial analysis and yoga instruction. Anna is an active coach and an Instructor for the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Course.
Amy is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Master Certified Health Coach, with an active and thriving coaching practice since 2014. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University and has extensive training in positive communication. She is also a Certified Facilitator for Prepare Enrich Assessments, an evidence-based relationship tool. Amy is an Instructor for the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Course.
Anne is a Master Certified Health Coach. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with an active license in California and is also a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor from the Functional Nutrition Alliance. She has a diverse background from Home Health and Infusion Therapy to entrepreneurship in retail. Anne is an active coach and an Instructor for the Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Course.
Rachel Beier is a Certified Health Coach and has been coaching individual clients and groups for several years. She has partnered with churches, fitness facilities, and local community organizations where she motivates and educates her clients on nutrition and lifestyle choices. Also, a Registered Nurse, she graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Most of her nursing career centered around obstetrics and teaching childbirth education classes. Rachel is an instructor for the life-stage courses with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.
Monica Mayen is a Certified Health Coach and has been coaching since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Teaching Credential from Chapman University, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Concordia University. She taught in the classroom for fifteen years and worked during that time with both adults and children. Monica is currently an instructor for the Core Health Coach Training and Certification Courses. In her coaching practice, she has worked in a variety of settings including both group and individual coaching, lectures, and also focused extensively with parents on Nutrition Deficit Disorder.
Kelly is a Certified Health Coach and has been actively coaching since 2013. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, minor in Psychology, and is currently in a Master’s program for Applied Psychology. In addition to health coaching, she has a background in management consulting and training and has taught dance for over 15-years. Kelly has been an instructor since 2016 and is currently an instructor for the Core Health Coach Training and Certification Courses. In her coaching practice, she works with individuals and groups, both in-person and online, lectures, and partners with businesses in workplace wellness programs.
Erinn is a Nutrition Educator and Certified Health Coach. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside and a Nutrition Educator Certification from Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Erinn has been with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute since 2014 and is currently an instructor for the Core Health Coach Training and Certification Courses in addition to serving as the Nutrition Educator.