Meet your Midlife Masters


Our team of experts are midlife masters at their respective careers who are passionate about what they do and want to help you meet your potential.

Lisa Kneller

Publisher of, Lisa Kneller is passionate about helping others reach their full potential with regard to all facets of life.  Her passion and masterhood is in the science of yoga.  Lisa combines her love of teaching yoga as a tool for healthy living with her love of marketing and advertising to provide our readers with solutions for issues that arrive for the very special mid-life population.  She is in her mid 50's and is happy to be in this phase of life, living with purpose and passion. See the About page for more info on Lisa.


Kathleen Cleary
Caregiver Coach and Consultant


Kathleen Cleary is the founder of, the place for busy professionals who are struggling to add caring for aging parents to an already full schedule.

As a Certified Senior Advisor, CSA® and Aging in Place Specialist, Kathleen helps working women find the answers and resources they need to help their parents age safely in their own home as long as possible and create a plan for changing eldercare needs that offers peace of mind to her clients and their parents.  Her mission is to help all working women live their happiest, healthiest, wealthiest and most balanced and productive life while helping their parents with the challenges of aging.  

She is also the author of the ebook, "Mom & Dad Are Aging:  Critical Clues They Need Help."  

An engaging speaker and publisher, Kathleen hopes all women who are caught in the Sandwich
Generation—caring for their own families while also caring for aging parents and grandparents—will
take advantage of the tools and resources offered in the Thriving in the Middle community.


Paulette Bodeman
Master Meditation and Yoga Instructor

Midlife Master Paulette Bodeman

Paulette Bodeman, founder and creator of Wake Up to Your WORTH, is known to have a profound capacity for reigniting the bold within. She is a master meditation and yoga instructor, having studied with world renown yoga scholars and teachers for 20 years. She has been teaching for over 15.

Through her program Paulette teaches that “yoga is not about mastering the perfect pose, but about embracing our imperfections.” Her breakthrough coaching program celebrates the perfection in our imperfections. “We all have a Humpty Dumpty story,” she says, “the key is to open your heart and allow the light to shine through the cracks.”

Paulette has a B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and is a certified registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level. She is also a Reiki Master in the Usui method, and is certified in the systems of Anusara Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy.

She leads immersions, teacher-trainings, retreats, tele-seminars, plus 1:1 coaching.  You can find Paulette at and on facebook.


Cory Couillard

Health Coach

CORY COUILLARD has bachelor’s degrees and doctorates in sports medicine and chiropractic. In 2011 he received a prestigious humanitarian award for his tireless work while living in Africa. He is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications around the world. The health advice provided is in collaboration with the World Health Organization's and the International Diabetes Federation’s goals of prevention, maintenance and natural treatment of disease. The advice is for educational purposes and does not necessarily reflect endorsement.  Visit their websites: Email:


Rajiv Bedse
Travel Expert

Midlife Living Well MastersRajiv Bedse is an international traveler and lover of nature. He has traveled all over the world and his desire is to help others travel more and better.

After spending 42 years in India where he was born, Rajiv migrated to Australia with his family in the late 90s and settled in Melbourne. 

He has been a stage actor, a marriage counselor, a Civil Supervisor (all in India) and then worked in Telecommunications sales in Australia for 16 years. Rajiv is passionate about being in nature and he loves to read spiritual scripture. His website is


Michele Rusinko
Certified Health Coach

With her business administration degree in hand, Michele Rusinko enjoyed an exciting sales and marketing career that enabled her to travel the world. After 15 years working for consumer products companies, her passion and success propelled her into building a new career in nutrition and fitness by helping others achieve optimum health and happiness.

She received her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical and cutting-edge lifestyle coaching methods.  During her studies, the dietary theory that resonated with her most was Ayurveda.  She is also a certified personal trainer.

Michele’s goal is to teach those embracing a healthy lifestyle how to prepare and eat food that is delicious and nutritious, and by incorporating exercise, creating the best program for balancing energy, mood and weight.  She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona where she teaches fitness classes, coaches clients in life-changing cooking and lifestyle techniques and is writing her first book on health and nutrition.  Her website is

Paula Eder
Coach and Author

Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.  

Living on a working farm in rural New Hampshire, Paula’s connection with time is as organic, spiritual, and down-to-earth practical as the vitality and resiliency of the seasons.  From her base in New Hampshire she has maintained a thriving coaching practice for the past 36 years; is a Certified Coach in Kendall Summerhawk's Money Breakthrough Method™ Program; and is a certified graduate of the Vanguard class of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program conducted by Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD and Ben Dean, PhD.
Always fascinated with time’s ability to hold the most profound and the most mundane moments simultaneously, Paula’s passion is helping people understand time through the gateway of their hearts.  Her Heart-Based Time Management™ System helps busy people just like you develop the skills to make authentic time choices that lead to work success, personal growth, vibrant health, and an ever-deepening relationship with yourself and those you love.
To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit.  Discover how you can find time for what matters most.
Leilah Breitler


Leilah Breitler is the founder of The Herb Stop and has worked as an herbalist for over 38 years. Having been healed from a "terminal" illness by herbs that her Grandmother gave her, she was inspired to help others through natural means.

Leilah has a degree in Pharma-Assistance which prepared her to become a well trained herbalist and healthcare professional.  She also received a certification in Iridology, Herbology, Refloxology and Spectrotherapy from the Canadian College of Natural healing.  In addition, Leilah has worked alongside her surgeon husband as an operating room assistant.
In 1992 Leilah's gifts became a reality, when she moved to Arizona and embarked on an adventure which lead to the opening of the very first Herb Stop store in a small 300 square foot location. From there The Herb Stop expanded into franchising and manufacturing of herbal products of utmost quality. You can look forward to learning about how herbs can help your health and find Leilah's high quality formulations at
Dr. Charles Glassman
Medical Doctor and Health Coach
Health Coach and Midlife Living Well Expert







Charles F. Glassman, MD, FACP, has practiced general internal medicine, for over 20 years, in Rockland County, NY, a suburban community 30 miles north of New York City, designing his practice to be patient-centered instead of problem-focused; health care instead of sick care. His book Brain Drain has won top awards in Spirituality, Self Help, and Health. With the popularity of Brain Drain, people began to view Dr. Glassman as a coach and mentor, thus giving birth to his new recognition as Coach MD – Putting the finger on the pulse…of your life. 

His vision as Coach MD is for all people to tap into their self-healing power so they can live healthier and more fulfilled lives and achieve total wellness. Dr. Glassman's mission is for people to achieve total wellness-attaining optimal health beyond the usual methods of diagnosis and medical treatment; having more control over their lives than they ever thought possible. This is transformational healthcare! Turning sickness into health-mind, body and spirit working as one unit. Through enhanced self-awareness and personal action, his work helps people learn not only how to heal a broken physical body, but also a broken spirit.
Dr. Glassman's website is