Meet Our Proven Experts
Diane Gold, Founder, Warriors Of Weight & Personal Development Expert, Radio Show Host for At Peace With Diane Gold
Diane Gold is the proud Founder of Warriors Of Weight, the only website and inbox magazine devoted to changing a habit by taking 1 step. Her work here includes creating tools, instructional videos, consulting packages, mind-sound mp3s and information through her writing and speaking so that anyone who wants to change a habit can choose from a variety of straight forward single-step techniques.
Along with this, Diane is the CEO of The Kung Fu Conservatory, a Chinese martial arts and personal development institute for children, adults and professions. She believes the purpose of the training is to elevate and adjust the mind, even though much of the training is physical. She is known for her ability to create programs that enhance individual focus and determination. These programs build lasting understanding that changes each trainee’s perspective, fitness, power and stress levels. She has been training people in martial arts and personal development for over 25 years.
Diane created Corporate Tai Chi. It comes in two formats. The first is a 5-minute training method using tai chi and chi kung for daily stress relief with groups (corporate means pertaining to a unified group). The second is a one hour dance session that uses tai chi and free dance with electronic music. When it is used in the group setting, it builds the culture of the group and brings balance to academic settings, organizations, business entities, empowerment groups.
Diane’s 25 years’ experience as a music educator (B.S., New York University) and music therapist (M.A. in Music Therapy, also from NYU) has led her to work with a large variety of people with mental and physical circumstances as well as those without labels.
Her signature philosophy, when working with anyone, can be described as taking the client one step higher than s/he was the moment, the month, the decade before. Diane does not look at baselines that the client did not produce. She feels this is the biggest driver of her success in encouraging people to improve, advance, motivate and inspire themselves on a long-term basis. Essentially, “if I have taken 1 step today, I am doing well,” according to Diane. “My focus belongs on the task at hand, that 1 step, as if the next step is the only step.”
A grateful mom of Jaden and Janna, she currently lives in South Florida and is known around the community as the annual World Tai Chi Day organizer and the kung fu and tai chi teacher from the beach. She is working up to a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate and incorporating The Peace Process Formula into the school system. She broadcasts At Peace With Diane Gold, on online radio, Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Eastern Time here.
Sharon Livingston, PhD, Emotional Eating Expert
Sharon Livingston holds a PhD in humanistic psychology from Kennedy Western University. In addition to her private coaching and consulting practice, she has done psychological research for companies like Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Kraft, Nabisco, Pillsbury and Shaklee Vitamins; and she has interviewed over 5,000 individuals about their emotional response to food, snacks, health, and fitness in the process. Articles either about or by Dr. Sharon Livingston have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, Advertising and Communication Times, The American Bar Association Journal, Delta Sky, American Demographics, Beverage World, U.S. News and World Report, Marketing News, Communication World, Adweek and Winners.
Sharon’s work has also been referenced in The Group Depth Interview, a book published by Prentice-Hall, and Beyond Mind Games, a book published by American Demographics. Sharon also has extensive training in creative ideation procedures, group dynamics, applied psychological techniques, and projective methods. Her dissertation proved that a photo-sort successfully predicted scores on the Myers Brigg Personality Inventory.
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Glenn Livingston, PhD, Emotional Eating Expert
Glenn Livingston holds a PhD in clinical psychology (‘Scientist-Practitioner’ model) from Yeshiva University, and has previously practiced as a marital and family counselor, seeing approximately 1,000 patients over the course of 9 years. Glenn has consulted for dozens of corporations (like Lipton, Nabisco, the National Honey Board, etc.) regarding people’s emotional response to advertising. He authored the book “Eat With Your Head,” based in large part on an in-depth, personally funded study on the relationship between personality and emotional eating habits. Over 2,000 people participated in the study.
Glenn has been extensively quoted on creative psychological and research theories (e.g. in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, American Demographics, The Chicago Sun Times, The Milwaukee Business Journal, The Indiana Star Ledger, Marketing News, Quirks Marketing Research Review, etc.) and has been interviewed frequently on radio and TV (WCBS Radio NY, WABC Radio Seattle, UPN News Baltimore, WNTN Boston & WGN Chicago).
Glenn also spent five years researching the nature of creative processes in individuals and groups, has published several journal articles on creativity, and has done creative group facilitation for companies like AT&T, Kraft and Panasonic. His dissertation was on the relationship between creativity and dreams, and he has addressed audiences at New York University, C.W. Post and Drew University on the topic. Prior to obtaining his PhD in 1991, Livingston spent several years working with clinical patients in major NY Hospitals (Nassau County Medical Center & Creedmore Psychiatric).
*Please see Clarifications note at bottom of this page.
Anahad O’Connor, Health & Fitness Reporter, New York Times
Anahad O’Connor is a reporter for the New York Times, with a weekly column in the Science Times section called “Really?” He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Anahad is also the author of the bestselling health book Never Shower in a Thunderstorm: Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths About Our Health and the World We Live In. He lives in New York City.
Florence Bernard, Educator & Parent Consultant
With 20 years experience in teaching in 5 different countries, Florence Bernard has developed effective strategies to get the best out of her students. What works for a full classroom surely works for a family too. Based on old-fashioned values and basic self-development principles, her methods guarantee success for your children. She authored Better At School, The Essential Guide to Help Kids Improve At School to help you jump start your kids’ results at school. Visit betteratschool to learn more.
Allison Agliata, PhD, Adolescent Teasing Expert & School Counselor
Allison Agliata (“Dr. A”) is a licensed psychologist and earned her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Master’s Degree in Psychology, and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology (2005), all from the University of Central Florida. During her graduate studies, her work focused on adolescent teasing, parent/child expectations, and body image. She completed her APA-accredited internship through the United States Air Force and served as an active duty psychologist for four years, holding many clinical and administrative positions.
Dr. A currently serves as a school counselor at Carrollwood Day School (CDS), an International Baccalaureate private school in Tampa, Florida, educating toddlers through high school students. CDS is also a Blue Ribbon School and National School of Character. Wife to fellow psychologist, Dan Agliata, PhD, and mother of two little girls, Dr. A spends much of her free time with her family, traveling, and baking.
Elisa Rodriguez, Registered Dietician & Licensed Dietary Nutritionist
Elisa Rodriguez is the Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN). She got her degree at University of Delaware, interned at Geisinger Medical Center, worked at two different hospitals and then started her own consulting business. Through her research and experience, she has learned that eating a whole food, plant-based diet, while significantly decreasing processed ingredients and animal products, can have a huge impact on our health. Her lifestyle is about consuming generous amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes in many different varieties. She believes in plant-strong eating, because she has experienced its healing effects while learning to enjoy the taste of pure food.
When diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Elisa tried conventional medicine, which failed. When she had to resign from work, she studied the plant based diet’s role on disease. This research led her to drastically improve her health and her understanding of nutrition.
She has gained valuable insight as a health care provider. Instead of relying on medicines with side effects, she used nutrition to take control of her health. In the process, she discovered that plants are the natural, sustainable fuel intended for our bodies.
You can find Elisa at http://eaturveggies.com.
Richard Oppenlander, DDS, Researcher, Author And Expert in Global Depletion
Richard Oppenlander’s main objective within both his writing and speaking is to raise the level of awareness and accuracy of information as it pertains to the critical topic of a plant-based diet being the best and most sustainable option for our bodies, the animals, and the earth. Food choice is rarely positioned within the sustainability conversation, and often negligibly or wrongfully discussed in information regarding our health. Dr. Oppenlander writes, consults, and lectures for the purpose of repositioning food choice as the most significant component within the campaign for a more sustainable and healthy planet, and for those who inhabit it—contending that without complete and swift replacement of all animals and animal products with plant based alternatives, we will likely not reach a point of sustainability. Conversely, with new found global awareness and immediate adoption of a fully plant based diet and agricultural systems, the highest level of relative sustainability will be achieved and we will flourish as a civilization.
He is the author of Comfortably Unaware and Food Choice And Sustainability.
Dickson Despommier, Ph.D., director of the Vertical Farm Project and Author of The Vertical Farm
Dickson Despommier is a microbiologist, an ecologist, a professor emeritus at Columbia University. He spent 27 years researching molecular parasites. In 1999, he came up with raising plants in tall buildings.
In 2010, he wrote the book, The Vertical Farm. He discusses how both developed and developing countries can use vertical farming to fight hunger, and to redesign cities as technological equivalents to functional ecosystems.
For further information, go to verticalfarm.com.
Heiko Martens-Scholz, Motivational Psychologist, Researcher, Consultant, Author And Creator of HiTec Motivation, a mind sound system
Born in Ulm, the birthplace of Albert Einstein, Heiko Martens-Scholz learned that creative thinking follows a pattern: imagination. Earning his degree in Motivational Psychology at International College of Realities, Berlin/Los Angeles, Heiko committed his career to developing a scientifically proven method to easily and safely manifest personal goals. Over a decade of research and development during the 1990s lead to what is today renown as “the leading motivational sound system in Europe,” HTM Hi-Tec-Motivation.
Rated “Outstanding” by McKinsey and Company, Heiko`s company HMS Consulting proceeded to develop a computer and web-based platform to deliver the HTM technology as an e-learning-tool.
Heiko is an inspiring entrepreneurial speaker, personal coach, lecturer, author of the book Smart Success and father of three boys. His vision of a sustainable global society and economy resulted in the honorable International Schumpeter Award. He currently lives and works in Munich, Germany. His training and development network is Europe-based but has a global approach.
Heiko’s partners are Speakers Excellence, German Speakers Association, bestselling author Prof. Lothar Seiwert, Technical University Munich.
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Diane Gold is the founder and owner of WarriorsOfWeight.com. Drs. Glenn and Sharon Livingston have allowed us to utilize their valuable content on this site as well as given permission to publish their biographies to enhance understanding their material. They are not owners, founders or business partners.