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Lisa Sandler

President at The Health Magnet

Interests

Family, Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Adaptive Cooking, Travel, Learning, Volunteering, Music, Walking, Reading, Writing, Theater

Objective

My goal is to positively impact every person and program I work with.  As a community health educator, it is my responsibility to stay on the cutting edge of the healthcare field, which I accomplish by taking CE classes, becoming an active member of organizations and attending national health conferences.

Work experience

The Health Magnet

Jan 2010Present

President

Focus on health, wellness, prevention and disease management for individuals, families, groups and corporations.  Effective health coach and skilled resource and referral guide.  Help clients make gradual, lifelong changes that enable them to reach current and future health goals. Design and run wellness retreats in Huntington Beach with a curated network of local healthcare providers.  Administrator of the Gluten Free Living Facebook group which I've grown to over 3000 followers.

20112015

Branch Leader

Provided resources for the local gluten free community including individuals, corporations and manufacturers. Individual phone counseling, designed local programming and ran support and educational meetings to best serve our group. Grew membership list to over 200 members after implementing new format of interactive online meetings to best meet the needs and schedules of the group. Identified and secured interesting and educational speakers. Helped gluten free entrepreneurs locate dedicated gluten free kitchens and co-packagers. Represented our group at regional gluten free events. Significantly grew the local Chef-to-Plate restaurant educational program.

20132015

Founding Partner

Part of a dynamic group of health coaches whose primary goal was to help employers create a better work environment, improve employee productivity, improve morale, reduce absenteeism and create a corporate culture of health and well being while reducing overall health costs and closely monitoring the ROI. Created a proprietary Healthy Business Traveler program that taught wellness practices to employees on the road and in satellite workplaces.

20112013

Founding Partner

A group of health coaches, working cooperatively, for the benefit of our corporate clients.  Implemented effective comprehensive wellness programs in corporations, including nutrition counseling, on-site yoga and massage, health screenings, relaxation programs and located and managed intramural sports teams. Wrote the monthly wellness newsletter and created and presented bi-monthly Lunch N Learn programs.

20102012

Account Executive

Partnered with corporations to positively impact the health of their employees by running Health Expos, Lunch N Learns and other educational programs.  Implemented biometric screenings and health risk assessments to best help each corporation assess the health needs of their employees. Networked with health care practitioners and innovative health product manufacturers to put the best services and products in front of employees. Worked with practitioners in their offices to teach them how to effectively  market to and service the corporations.

San Francisco Bay Area Pet Guide

20092010

Account Executive

Responsible for locating and evaluating the best pet products and services to promote in the Bay Area.  Primary concentration was in the area of pet health. Located areas for distribution of the educational materials and programs.

20032004

Coordinator Mental Health Players, Jr.

An interactive improv troupe that presented mental health issues (bullying, drug & alcohol abuse, etc.) and solicited solutions from the audience. Successfully created, coordinated, interviewed and led the youth division which was determined to have a greater impact than previous programs when dealing with schools, youth groups and youth troupes.

LRS Consulting

19882003

President

Established independent software consulting firm.  Involved in all aspects of the sales, installation and marketing of software designed for long term health care clients. Assessed the client needs to be sure we provided and implemented the best possible solutions. Selected as a charter user of IBM Storyboard, the precursor to Powerpoint which positively impacted our sales and marketing strategies. Certified as a Woman's Business Enterprise.

AIMS

19811987

Regional Manager

Installed and sold IBM/AIMS mini computer software solutions to a variety of long-term health care providers. Effectively created training tools that helped even the most resistant users learn the computer system. Represented the New York based company at trade shows, IBM meetings, and government (Medicare/Medical) policy meetings nationwide.

Education

19771981

BS

Public Health, Community Health Education Concentration

Certification, Peer Sexuality Educator

Assistant Peer Drug & Alcohol Educator

Certifications

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association

2010Present

Corporate Wellness & Healthcare Reform

Attended classes at the Annual Corporate Wellness Convention and attained certification at the cutting edge of corporate wellness programs.

Healthy Interactions

2010Present

Diabetes Conversation Mapping

Completed training on the diabetes conversation mapping tool, a patient-centered, interactive and collaborative tool used to  effectively help patients manage their diabetes.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

2010Present

Health Coach

Successfully completed an intensive two year online program focused on nutrition, coaching skills, and business development training. Continue studies with on-going lifetime learning programs and tools.

The Institute of Hypnotherapy

1998Present

CHt, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist

Trained by one of the pioneers of the advanced technique of parts therapy, successfully completed the basic and advanced clinical hypnotherapy program.

Academy for Guided Imagery

2000Present

Interactive Guided Imagery

Successfully completed certification in the modality of Interactive Guided Imagery, the technique of using visualization to effect positive mental and physical changes and  increase overall well-being.

Transition Lifestyle Management

2012Present

Health Coach

Certified in a weight management and healthy living program focused on a low-gylcemic index meal plan, exercise program and behavior modification plan.  Used this program in conjunction with my Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coaching program primarily  to acquire a comprehensive software client tracking system.

Assorted Online Classes

2012current

Continuing Education

Participate in many online educational classes and summits including The Science of Cooking, Harvard University (EdX), Environmental Toxicity (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine), Scientific Gastronomy, University of Hong Kong (Coursera), Medical Cannabis for Pain Control, Israel (Coursera), IIN Immersion (on-going), Mindful Eating Association Webinars, Today's Dietician interactive webinars, Longevity Conference, HR.COM Corporate Wellness Summit and the Gluten Free Summit.