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Meet the Team

Jo Permaul

Director of Studies

I am passionate about ensuring all students on our courses receive high quality, accredited education in the fascinating, dynamic, evolving and enlightening field of wellness coaching.  

My two passions in life are wellbeing and education.  My previous career has encompassed being a teacher, educational consultant, health professional (homeopath) and coach.  In my role as Director I am able to share my experiences and bring out the best in students, encouraging them to embrace their position within the wellbeing industry as well as setting them on a journey of personal evolution and discovery. 

I still treat patients with homeopathy, coaching and intuitive readings and run my own practice, which means that as an authentic frontline practitioner I am able to fully understand issues that students experience.  (I love client focused work, it is an honour and privilege to see into someone’s soul and help them on their journey!) 

After a career in education involving working in secondary mainstream, a teen psychiatric unit and a  pupil referral unit, working in Gypsy Traveller education and as a panel member on an Adoption Panel, I retrained as a homeopath.  My passion for natural health and wellbeing was loudly calling me and I couldn’t ignore it!  I started coaching whilst working for global company Weleda, as a Team Supporter: coaching therapists and wellbeing professionals was a rewarding part of my work, leading me to set up my own coaching programme, Resilient Therapists, in which I supported therapists launch, evolve and grow their businesses.  Both my homeopathy and coaching work can be found at www.jopermaul.com 

I live my life integrating my passion for nature, esotericism, astrology, tarot, natural medicine and healing along with a grounded approach needed when working in education and coaching.   I have two young adult children, and live in North East London with our dog Caspar who is a real character!  I love long walks in Epping Forest and travel! 

 

 Training, Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching  
  • Homeobotanicals Diploma  
  • Diploma in Shamanic Homeopathy
  • PGCE (Secondary Media Education with English)  
  • Cambs Cert TESOL  
  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies/French 
  • Continued CPD in Homeopathy, Wellbeing, and Coaching 
  • Certificate in Tarot and Intuitive Development 

  • Member of the Association of Coaching 
  • Member of the National Council for Integrative Psychotherapists 
  • Member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths 
  • Member of the Complementary Medical Association

 Training, Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching  
  • Homeobotanicals Diploma  
  • Diploma in Shamanic Homeopathy
  • PGCE (Secondary Media Education with English)  
  • Cambs Cert TESOL  
  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies/French 
  • Continued CPD in Homeopathy, Wellbeing, and Coaching 
  • Certificate in Tarot and Intuitive Development 

  • Member of the Association of Coaching 
  • Member of the National Council for Integrative Psychotherapists 
  • Member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths 
  • Member of the Complementary Medical Association

Jo Permaul

Director of Studies

I am passionate about ensuring all students on our courses receive high quality, accredited education in the fascinating, dynamic, evolving and enlightening field of wellness coaching.  

My two passions in life are wellbeing and education.  My previous career has encompassed being a teacher, educational consultant, health professional (homeopath) and coach.  In my role as Director I am able to share my experiences and bring out the best in students, encouraging them to embrace their position within the wellbeing industry as well as setting them on a journey of personal evolution and discovery. 

I still treat patients with homeopathy, coaching and intuitive readings and run my own practice, which means that as an authentic frontline practitioner I am able to fully understand issues that students experience.  (I love client focused work, it is an honour and privilege to see into someone’s soul and help them on their journey!) 

After a career in education involving working in secondary mainstream, a teen psychiatric unit and a  pupil referral unit, working in Gypsy Traveller education and as a panel member on an Adoption Panel, I retrained as a homeopath.  My passion for natural health and wellbeing was loudly calling me and I couldn’t ignore it!  I started coaching whilst working for global company Weleda, as a Team Supporter: coaching therapists and wellbeing professionals was a rewarding part of my work, leading me to set up my own coaching programme, Resilient Therapists, in which I supported therapists launch, evolve and grow their businesses.  Both my homeopathy and coaching work can be found at www.jopermaul.com 

I live my life integrating my passion for nature, esotericism, astrology, tarot, natural medicine and healing along with a grounded approach needed when working in education and coaching.   I have two young adult children, and live in North East London with our dog Caspar who is a real character!  I love long walks in Epping Forest and travel! 

 

Laurel Alexander

Consultant, Founder and Associate Tutor

Laurel founded Wellness Professionals at Work in 2002 and remained Director of Studies until 2022.  Upon passing the business to Jo Permaul, Laurel is now an associate tutor, supervisor and consultant with Wellness Professionals at Work as well as having a private coaching and writing practice.  Laurel is the highly published author of over 35 non-fiction books including Integrative Wellness Coaching, Resilience Coaching Toolkit, EveryDay Calm, and How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into your Therapeutic Practice.

Training, QUALIFICATIONS & Professional MEMBERSHIPs

  • NVQ 4 in Guidance 
  • TDLB Units D32, D33, A22, C21, C23 and C27 
  • Certificate in Education 
  • Accredited supervisor (National Council of Integrated Psychotherapists) 
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Stress Management 
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning 
  • Practitioner Certificate in Reflexology]
  • Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner 
  • Diploma in Nutrition 
  • CPD in Precision Reflexology – Facial Reflexology 
  • Reiki Master/Teacher 
  • Association for Coaching (individual, organisational and training provider status) 
  • Fellow of the National Council of Integrated Psychotherapists (individual and training provider status) 
  • Society of Authors 

Karan Hopper

Kameleon Marketing

I am an experienced marketer with a 15 year career in marketing complimented by additional experience in sales, account management and business / channel development. 

I want to make marketing possible for small businesses. I am passionate about driving growth, results orientated and dedicated to meeting client needs. I am focused on helping small businesses to thrive and grow by bringing my expertise to those that need it – in a flexible and affordable way. 

I am driven by the belief that you can offer the best marketing advice when you have experienced business from a variety of angles and not just from the marketing department – my well rounded experience puts me in the best place to offer the best consultancy value and marketing services delivery. 

Students of Wellness Professionals At Work can take advantage of a free 30 minute telephone/video marketing consultation with me and will benefit from preferential rates on my services. 

Find out more about me and what I can offer at kameleonmarketing.co.uk. 

Jo Lewis

Jo Lewis VA – Virtual Assistant

I’m a virtual assistant and have over a decade of experience working in admin, technology and tight deadlines. I support the Wellness Professionals Team and do a lot of the behind the scenes work! 

I’ll be cheering you on and helping you in every way that I can. 

Find out more about me and how we can work together at www.jolewisva.co.uk 

Jo Lewis
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