Why we love coaching: We love watching people make progress towards their goals.
At parties and events, she’s the quiet person in the corner — but when it comes to coaching, she is jumping out of the front-row-seat, cheering your journey to success. Whether it’s career, life-transitions, entrepreneurship, parenting or lifestyle coaching, Ginny LOVEs helping her clients reach for higher levels of satisfaction and joy in life.
Ginny combines her expertise in Change Leadership, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Nutrition Science and Solution Focused Coaching to guide brilliant people towards personal success. Ginny is also the Chief Engagement Orchestrator (CEO) at Neolé Inc. where she designs and facilitates stakeholder engagement sessions with anywhere from 10 to 1000 participants. And as an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ginny helps MBA students develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills.
A life-long learner, Ginny is dedicated to providing clients with the latest and most relevant knowledge from multiple disciplines, with most of her focus on behavioural sciences, neuroscience, positive psychology, and health sciences. Ginny has a B.A. in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies and a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership. She is certified in Creative Problem Solving, Solution-Focused Coaching, STORMZ facilitation & training, Productive Thinking, and FourSight and has a certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford University’s Center for Health Education.
Originally from Spain, Ginny is an entrepreneurial mother, a soccer coach, a digital geek and an enthusiastic dancer in her kitchen.
My long-standing deep passion for health ignited very early on in my life, as I frequently spent time in hospitals due to congenital eye disease. It led me to pursue medical school, where I decided to specialize in cancer treatment. As my career progressed, I couldn’t help but notice the limitations of standard western medicine, which focuses on symptom control through medication while accepting many side-effects along the way. Patients often asked me about the possible effects of nutrition and lifestyle on their healing process. As I couldn’t answer their questions based on my medical training, I sought further education in nutrition and functional medicine – which focuses on the root causes of disease.
My youngest son played a defining role in this journey, when he was born with severe congenital heart disease. He made me realize that I had to be in the best possible health to guide my family through the challenges we were facing. This sparked an immersive exploration into nutrition, movement, mindfulness & meditation – with WILDFIT as one of the most pivotal parts. Along the way, I was able to release chronic sinusitis, allergies & headaches as well as several medications I used to control these symptoms. I discovered an inexhaustible source of energy & focus within myself as the fog around my head lifted.
As a full-time working mom of three young children, I know what it’s like to juggle endless ‘to-do’ lists. Fuelling our bodies with nutritious meals is at the top of my priority list, as I have noticed that everything else flows from there. I love experimenting with new recipes, but eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated at all!
As a doctor I am passionate about supporting my patients/clients on their journey towards optimal health & well-being. My purpose is to guide & help you create a terrain in which disease cannot thrive. This includes both prevention, treatment and reversal of the most common chronic diseases.
I work as a stem cell transplant physician treating leukaemia patients at the Antwerp University Hospital. I am an ELMO certified Lifestyle Medicine practitioner and currently in the process of Functional Medicine Certification (IFM). I hold a certificate in Nutrition Sciences from the Stanford Centre for Health Education (Stanford University) as well as being a certified WILDFIT coach. The combination of these credentials allows me to serve my patients/clients in a very holistic and all-encompassing way.
I founded IASO Self Care to increase awareness around the importance of our nutrition & lifestyle in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease (including cancer). Did you know the name IASO stems from the Greek goddess of healing and recovery? Through my social media I offer practical tips and yummy recipes. I can further support you on your journey towards optimal health & well-being with:
– Personalized 1-on-1 nutrition and health coaching (adapted to your specific needs & goals)
– 90 Day WILDFIT coaching program: led as a team with Ginny Santos (also a certified WILDFIT coach)
I love working with cancer patients, their families and health care practitioners. I guide them in regaining control over their health trajectory. I look forward to connecting with you and finding out how I can support you in reaching your health goals!
Being part of your journey to success:
Knowing that we can help you achieve your goals makes us feel useful and proud of our work. We call this creative ambition.
Wanting to be challenged:
Knowing that there will be barriers along the way and that we will need to work hard to help you sprint towards the finish line. We call this proactive determination.
Getting to engage with thoughtful people:
Knowing that positive change is easier when you are part of a supportive community. As the famous african proverb says: If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. We call this purposeful collaboration.
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Eric Edmeades, is an international speaker, author and the architect of several highly effective and transformational seminars, workshops and retreats around the world. Prior to this, he was a serial entrepreneur involved in several big businesses including the Lucasfilm spin-off, Kerner Optical and his first successful venture, The ITR Group, a supplier, integrator and maintainer of IT equipment. In the world of evolutionary biology and nutritional anthropology, however, Eric was an accidental hero. Suffering for most of his teens and early 20’s with severe allergies, sinus troubles, throat infections and acne, he was only weeks away from a surgery to take out his tonsils when a friend of his urged him to attend a personal transformation seminar. That seminar ended up not only clearing up 10 years of chronic symptoms — it changed everything he believed about health and food.
Since then it has been his life’s passion to help people wake up to the reality that, in terms of health, they are off course. And that the human and ﬁnancial cost of our current way of life is far too great. Eric created WILDFIT as an easy, structured and step-by-step system which anyone can use to attain basic physical fitness. And a long, healthy, enjoyable life.
Dr. Anke Verlinden is an award-winning clinical haematologist at the University Hospital of Antwerp in Belgium. As a senior staff member, she specializes in treating patients with acute leukemia, guiding them through the process of stem cell transplantation. She initiated a project on the effects of mindfulness meditation on the immune system function and quality of life of cancer patients in 2019 while also deepening her understanding of the role that food plays in our health and wellbeing.
Anke is the mother of three kids, one of whom was born with severe heart disease. This, combined with the increasing number of questions from patients on the possible effects of nutrition and lifestyle on their healing process, gave rise to several years of study and experimentation in areas that are not covered in medical school, plus a nutrition science degree from Stanford Medical School and a certification in Functional Medicine. She is now also a WILDFIT certified coach as part of her effort to help patients recover better and more quickly from cancer treatment.
Ginny Santos is the Founder & CEO of NeOlé Inc and an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has an M.Sc. in Creativity and Innovation from the State University of New York and a certificate in Nutrition Sciences from the Stanford Center for Health Education at Stanford University.
When she was 9, Ginny lost her mother to cancer. Curiosity and fear led her to study preventative healthcare, unconscious decision-making and nutrition. As a WILDFIT certified Coach, Ginny combines her expertise in Creative Problem Solving, Metacognition and Nutrition Science to guide people in establishing healthy habits for optimal health and longevity.