Teachers

Rebecca Joy Lesniak

Founder & Director of Buffalo Wellness Center / Motivational Speaker / Educator

rebecca-smallRebecca has worked with thousands of children and adults throughout her career as an educator. She is a certified teacher with her Master’s Degree in Education and has been teaching for over 15 years. Throughout her career she has been trained in various learning styles and social behaviors. Some of her studies include The Brain-Compatible Learning Project, Multiple Intelligence Learning Styles, and Understanding Right Brained Thinking; She is a consummate learner in Metaphysics and Neuroscience and continues to educated herself and others on the power of positive thinking . Rebecca has traveled around the United States researching and motivating non-profits, educational sectors, business sectors and individuals and has been hired as a private consultant for both CEO’s and entrepreneurs. Rebecca’s goals are structured around the belief that in order to find your true calling you need to understand the power of Life Mapping. She is an expert in Life Mapping and in her spare time Rebecca works as a Reiki practitioner. In 2010 Rebecca had a life changing experience when her health was in jeopardy. She was admitted into the hospital for over 2 weeks where she confronted a stroke and multiple daily seizures. This is where the image and passion for the Buffalo Wellness Center came into fruition. She began a journey of holistic reform for herself and her family. Rebecca is a member of the American Holistic Health Association and she volunteers with the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association. Rebecca’s calling is to help rejuvenate, empower, and enrich others lives. She resides in Buffalo, New York with her life partner Nicolai and their twins Charles & Maya.

Kristen Cooper

Sales Training & Developing / Motivational Speaker

kristenHave you ever sat in a training counting down the seconds until it was over? This is what drove Kristen to her passion of motivating employees through inspiring workshops to help ensure the transfer of learning. Kristen is enthusiastic, engaging to her listeners, able to read her audience well to gage their interest level, and specializes in topics including Sales Training and Development, Referral Generation, Customer Service Skills, and the Power of Motivation.

Kristen has her education in business management, 15 years of sales experience, and has won numerous awards for being in the top of her industry in revenue. Due to her accolades in her sales position, she was moved into a corporate trainer and taught others sales techniques and best practices in business. Throughout her time working and inspiring employees to reach their potential professionally, she realized her passion for life-coaching. This brought her to her current position; Kristen works in higher education and trains and develops the staff in conjunction with career counseling to prospective students. She has an empathetic approach to coaching others and uncovering obstacles inhibiting their own self-growth. Her no-nonsense, not afraid to ask the tough questions, style works and is proven by her continued success and referrals by her happy clients. Looking for an inspiring speaker for your company or someone to help you on your own road to success, Kristen comes highly recommended and is up for the challenge. “Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain

Nicolai Roussev

Leading Guest Speaker / Educator

As a successful equities investor and Founder of Sunny Side Reality LLC, Nicolai is one of our leading guest speakers. Concentrating on Finding Financial Freedom, Nicolai brings 12 years of experience with him. His ability to motivate and inspire others to take control over their financial chaos has created calmness not only in their financial lives, but has changed the way they communicate and re-act in all relationships.

Barbara Ulrich

Go Greens Teacher / Nutrition / Health Advocate

barb Mom of two wonderful teenage sons, Jack and Alex, who inspire her to try new things and stay in tune with today’s technology. She has a passion for the outdoors, biking, and hiking and can be found most days walking her dog along Eighteen Mile Creek in Lake View. She enjoys music from a wide spectrum from the Renaissance period to Celtic to Jazz to Contemporary New Age.

Now retired, Barb worked in the food industry for 20 years as a Financial Analyst, Systems Analyst, Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis and latest as a Strategic Planning Leader. She received her MBA from St. Bonaventure University with a minor in International Studies. Her career gave her great opportunities to travel to Great Britain, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, and South Africa. Traveling was truly a life changing and inspiring experience, meeting amazing people from diverse cultures.

After a breast cancer diagnosis in 2008, Barb retired and turned her attention to learning and practicing holistic healing. She is an alumni of the Hippocrates Health Institute’s Life Transformation Program. She uses holistic care of Reiki, Acupuncture, Massage, Healing Touch, Colon Hydrotherapy, Yoga, and Meditation to maintain vibrant health.

As a member of the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York and participation in a support group, it became evident that many people who could benefit from holistic healing just can not afford it. Barb is now passionate about championing and advocating for the scholarship program the BWC will be undertaking as part of its overall mission.

Linda Bucher

Master Certified Life Coach, Speaker & Author

lbstudio15 smallLinda Bucher is a Master Certified Life Coach, coach mentor, wayfinder, author, professional speaker, gratitude advocate, and all around creative soul. Known as the “Clarity and Confidence Coach,” Linda helps people get from uncertain to clear, from victim to hero, and from spectator to creator of their lives. Her motto is, “You are the one you’ve been waiting for.” Linda’s energy, creativity and spot-on intuition come through whether she’s engaged in personal coaching, workshops or inspirational writing. She is the author of The Confident Coach: Connecting the Work You Love to the Success You Want to Achieve and countless articles helping people to get clear, get confident and get what they want. Linda holds her Master Life Coach Certification and Professional Life Coach Certification and trained under sociologist, therapist, life coach and best-selling author Dr. Martha Beck. Linda also holds an MBA and a BS in Business Management and Information Systems and is an experienced project manager and financial analyst. In her spare time you’ll find Linda at her piano, on the ski slopes, reading, or combing the beach for treasure with her three children, lovingly adopted from Russia. To find out more about Linda visit lindabucher.com.