Our Wellbeing Experts

  • Sandy Abrams
    Sandy Abrams
  • Rana Khoury
    Rana Khoury
  • Pip Lawrence
    Pip Lawrence
  • Lina Assaad
    Lina Assaad
  • Imane Hassane
    Imane Hassane
  • Dina Cassis Khoury
    Dina Cassis Khoury
  • Bobbi Hartshorne
    Bobbi Hartshorne
  • Aya Serhal
    Aya Serhal
  • Amalia Paraschiv
    Amalia Paraschiv
  • Alice Aoun
    Alice Aoun

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Sandy Abrams

Sandy Abrams is a longtime entrepreneur. Her first book, Your Idea, Inc. (2010) inspired other first-time entrepreneurs to turn a product idea into a business.

In Breathe to Succeed (2019), she’s now focused on Wellness and shares her 30 years of experience utilizing the power of breath & mindfulness in business and life.

“Breath is meditation at the speed of business.” Sandy has been a small business thought leader with Capital One, LegalZoom, Sage Software, and Marriott.

She has recently led Breathe to Succeed workshop experiences with Google offices, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Universal Music, Facebook HQ, McKinsey & Co.,

Canyon Ranch resort, Women Presidents Org. and business/wellness conferences. She was also slated to speak at SXSW 2020.

Sandy is on a mission to empower people to create their optimal energy for success & wellness…one deep, mindful breath at a time!

Rana Khoury

Rana’s introduction to and interest in yoga began back in the early ’90s after she graduated university in the US, and attended her first yoga/meditation class in Cyprus.  But it wasn’t until her first ‘power yoga’ class in Dubai, years later, that she developed a full-blown love affair with the practice of Ashtanga yoga, which she practiced for the next 3 years!  She traveled to India in 2006 where she got her teaching certification, and by then, had expanded her practice to incorporate other styles, including Yin, Vinyasa, and Iyengar.

With a degree in Sports Medicine, Rana has always been passionate about anatomy, and using the body, through movement, breath, exercise, dance, to achieve optimal health and vitality.  Her teaching is a beautiful combination of breath, movement, meditation, contemplation, with a very strong focus on self-honoring, self-acceptance, and self-love.

Her passion is working with women, and bringing a divine feminine approach to the practice.  After years of self-exploration, in various modalities, she shares a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as compassion and generosity, helping women learn to appreciate themselves, strengthen their bodies, connect with their minds and emotions, and learn to not only thrive but shine!

Pip Lawrence


Pip is an award-winning Wellbeing Coach, Speaker, and the creator of the Recalibrate Wellbeing® Programme.

In 2019, Pip was appointed the Wellbeing Director for Wellbeing People after merging her business, DayOne Wellness, which she founded in 2014.

Pip is wildly passionate about empowering other people to live their best lives. She believes the only way we can turn this global wellbeing epidemic around is by educating organizations and communities on how to create optimal wellbeing environments for employees and community members to thrive.

Prioritizing wellbeing is often viewed as selfish or a waste of ‘good’ time but from Pip’s experience, witnessed first-hand, it can be one of the most selfless time-saving activities an individual organization or community can invest in.

Keynote Talks:

Transformational Workplace Wellbeing Discover 3 essential steps to creating a culture of optimal wellbeing where employees thrive mentally, physically, and emotionally. Discover:

1. how to engage your team to ensure you get the most from your wellbeing budget.
2. how to educate and motivate even the unhealthiest members of your team to support them to be the best they can be
3. how to empower your team to take personal responsibility and embed a culture of wellbeing using ambassador training to ensure the results remain sustainable.

Progress Not Perfection

From Personal Trainer to Entrepreneur, to Wellbeing Director in less than a decade, this motivational talk will inspire and empower your audience as Pip share’s her personal development story and the 3 habits she cultivated to propel her to where she is today.

Lina Assaad

very passionate about people, I help individuals and teams make better conscious powerful choices, create actions and positive habits leading to an extraordinary life while holding them naturally creative resourceful, and whole in a safe environment.

Education Qualifications:

Master of Business Administration, (MBA), American University of Beirut Associate Certified Coach, ACC The International Coach Federation ICF Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC CTI (The Coach Training Institute)  ORSC qualified Team and Relationship Coach (Organization& Relationship Systems Coaching) CRR Global Certified Executive coach MGSCC Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Certified 360-degree Assessor MGSCC Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Lina is a certified executive coach, ICF credentialed, specialized in Leadership and Team coaching. She is currently the Vice president and Membership Director of the International Coach Federation ICF UAE Chapter. She brings over 20 years of corporate experience with multinationals fortune 100 companies where she led and managed teams across 23 countries in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and the GCC region.

She helps individuals and teams make better conscious powerful choices, create actions and positive habits leading to an extraordinary life while holding them naturally creative resourceful, and whole in a safe environment. is passionate about supporting business leaders to drive personal and organizational growth by creating positive transformative shifts in mind set leading to desired behavioral change.

She is also a Facilitator, Mentor in different organizations, and ambassador Female Wave of Change, UAE.

I am a certified co-active coach, relationship and team coach, ICF credentialed, passionate about moving you from where you are to where you CAN be!

I am result oriented focusing on success supporting clients in reaching their goals. I partner with individuals and create a safe space and support them in creating actions, overcoming limiting beliefs, and reaching positive shifts in behavior and mindset.

I have over 20 years of experience in the corporate world working with teams and as A passionate, driven, result-oriented performance coach, I focus on Individuals and teams in order to move them to their desired goals. I partner with clients and support them make better conscious powerful choices, create actions and positive habits leading to shifts in behaviors and resulting in an extraordinary life.

My approach is direct yet empathetic. I create a safe space for clients to build rapport and connect. and hold them naturally creative resourceful and whole
I believe there is gold inside every one of us and I am on a mission of helping you find your gold. very passionate about people.

Imane Hassane

Wealth & Law of Attraction Coach-Trainer, Divine Healing Trainer, Feng Shui Consultant & Reiki Master, NLP and Life Coach, Enneagram Coach

Holistic Approaches Include:

Services Offered: Meditations, Private Consultations, Spiritual & Destination Retreats, Self-Empowerment Workshops & Holistic training Programs, Feng Shui Consultations, Energy healing, TimeLine Therapy

Law of Attraction coaching and Reiki certifying programs

Languages Spoken: English & Arabic

Dina Cassis Khoury

Dina is an archaeologist turned to a yogini with 14 years as a corporate executive in between!

With a passion for movement and art since her early years, Dina has always believed in diversification rather than specialization.

She discovered yoga in 2002 and fell in love, almost, instantly with the discipline, and traveled to India in 2009 to become a certified teacher.

She continued pursuing her studies in Vinyasa Flow style with global teachers like Nico Luce, Max Strom, Clara Roberts-Oss, and Julie Martin. In 2015 she became a certified Aerial teacher – Another form of movement that makes her ..well .. fly high!

Her journey continues with a newly found passion for Pilates as she’s completed her Pilates certifications in reformer and mat with Balanced Body Pilates school.

In the quest of helping herself and clients feel better about their bodies, Dina became a certified RAD Mobility movement specialist using advanced massage and myofascial release tools.

Dina’s classes are focused on health and balance with a fun and playful edge. Her aim is to help students think outside the Box and expand knowledge about their own bodies by exploring different physical movement variations to find their “flow”.

Today Dina teaches in various studios across Dubai, travels internationally to teach workshops, and has her online signature classes on Lilyfit.com.

Bobbi Hartshorne

If, like me, you are committed to the next evolution of business, driven by the unstoppable transformation of the global economy, the planet, and the human race, let’s talk.

If we truly want to change this world for the better, we must change business for the better.

Over the past five years, I have transformed the way a leading organization operates and in doing so have shifted the mentality of an entire sector towards a more people-first approach.

I have studied the changing needs, values, and challenges facing Gen Z and I am observing these factors amplified in the emerging Gen Alpha. To survive, businesses must find a way to bridge the old to the new. Taking the best of what they have already to provide a solid foundation upon which bold, disruptive, and game-changing initiatives can flourish. If this feels aligned with your business ambitions, we should start a discussion and see where it leads.

I have 12 years experience in public institutions and private organizations, including small local start-ups and large international businesses. I have regularly navigated the public-private interface.

I am an accomplished leader with a track record of problem-solving, pushing boundaries and delivering results in an international context.

As well as my expertise in wellbeing, I also have experience with workplace culture and design, (re)branding and PR, agile systems design for data-insights, research, new-market entry, projects, programmes, and business strategy.

I am a seasoned public speaker, panellist, and presenter and have an extensive network in the wellbeing, education, investment and real estate sectors.

During the past two years, I have served as a board and committee member.

I am available as a board/committee member, consultant, and project director to people &
planet-first, fresh-thinking, and ambitious organizations poised for the next evolution of business.

Aya Serhal

Clinical dietitian

Masters degree in nutrition and dietetic

Specialist in weight management, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition during pregnancy

Amalia Paraschiv

My name is Amalia Paraschiv and I am a USA Certified Hypnotherapist, Pranic Healer, Akashic Records Reader, Goulding SleepTalk™ Consultant for Kids, NLP&EFT Consultant, Angel Healing Practitioner, and Reiki Consultant practicing both in Dubai and Romania.

Years ago, I got my diploma in Hotel Management, enjoying international exposure, as I worked in different countries like Romania, the USA, Qatar, and the UAE.

My life took a different path in 2009, a short time after the birth of my son. He was diagnosed with severe asthma. I saw little improvement in my son’s health as he was receiving incredibly strong medication, so I started asking the different types of questions and sought different sorts of answers.

I devoted my research and studies to find a permanent solution to my son’s health issues. I learned about Goulding SleepTalk Process- a powerful self-esteem process for children- and soon became an Accredited SleepTalk™ Consultant. The results were great, so I was even more determined to learn about the ways that we can heal our minds and body. I felt the need and the call of helping other people who were ready to open to the spiritual world.

So I kept studying and as years passed by, my work as hypnotherapist consultant, EFT, and NLP practitioner, and pranic healer, not only helped my son enjoy a healthy, happy childhood but also helped many others overcome their fears, phobias, nightmares, panic attacks, emotional sufferance, depression, addictions, health problems, relieve pain, stimulate motivation, stop smoking, develop creative thinking, resolve long-standing problems.

I believe that there is no problem that cannot be solved with love and faith.

Join me on your healing path! Learn how to enjoy a life of abundance, prosperity, health, love, goodwill, inner peace, and joy!

“Love, Amalia”

Alice Aoun

Alice Aoun is a whole food plant-based cuisine entrepreneur who has an immense passion for words, nature, and arts. After studying Literature, she traveled the world uncovering different experiences, flavors, and scents which she started expressing through her dishes.

She completed a professional raw plant-based culinary program with Plant lab and quickly became a Recipe Developer, an Educator, and a Food Stylist. She explores techniques such as fermentation and aging in her creations.

Her projects include an upcoming vegan cheese line, a nomad school, as well as a raw chocolate laboratory. She defines her work ethics as ethereal, merging her two passions for words and tastes. She uses culinary arts similar to literature in order to compose a poem.