Teresa Hale founded the Hale Clinic in London in 1987. A philosophy and economics graduate with a post-graduate degree in education, she became more widely interested in complementary medicine when working as a yoga instructor. Frequently asked to recommend other complementary practitioners to her clients, Teresa recognised the need for a centre where members of the public could consult a wide range of therapists. Her first clinic attracted such demand that she soon moved into a larger building, named the Hale Clinic, which now comprises 40 purpose-built consulting rooms, a health food restaurant and a dispensary. At the Hale Clinic 100 practitioners, many multi-disciplinary and with medical qualifications, work side by side ofering over 30 different treatments, including the revolutionary Buteyko Method. The Hale Clinic has subesquently been involved with research projects on complementary medicine with mainstream hospitals and universities. Teresa lectures in Europe and North America.
Nicky Hambleton-Jones was born and raised in South Africa and came to the UK in her twenties. She worked in the City for a number of years before leaving to establish her personal styling company, Tramp to Vamp. She is the presenter on Channel 4's smash hit show 'Ten Years Younger' and lives in South London witrh her husband.
Fiona Harrold was brought up in Northern Ireland. From an early age, with the encouragement of her father, she immersed herself in the world of self-improvement. Since leaving Northern Ireland in the early eighties, she has single-handedly masterminded her own re-invention several times, transforming herself from political activist to New Age therapist to PR and Life Coach. She now runs a hugely successful Life Coaching agency, and is one of the most high-profile Life Coaches in the country. She regularly appears on TV (This Morning, Lorraine Live and a forthcoming BBC Cutting Edge documentary) and other media.
Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher and the bestselling author of 20 books. Her works have been translated into 25 different languages in 33 countries throughout the world. Since beginning her career as a Science of Mind minister in 1981, Louise has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.
Robert Holden trained in psychology before starting his Stressbuster Clinics with the NHS. Their incredible success was only outweighed by the Laughter Clinics which, as well as the general public, now attract over 2000 health professionals every year. Robert now also heads the Deep & Meaningful Training Co. which runs tailor-made programmes for industry. He is always in demand for speaking and workshop engagements and is an ever-popular figure with the media.
Roger Housden gives public recitals of poetry from the world's great literary and spiritual traditions. He is the author of nine books, including Sacred America: The emerging spirit of the people, and Travels Through Sacred India. He lives in Northern California with his wife.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Just Walk Across the Room, Too Busy Not to Pray, Becoming a Contagious Christian and The Power of a Whisper. Hybels is chair of the board for the Willow Creek Association and each year convenes the Global Leadership Summit, a world-class leadership event that trains 190,000 leaders in 105 countries. An exceptional communicator, Hybels speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, personal growth and building thriving churches. He and his wife, Lynne, have two grown children and two grandsons.