About INSPIREDLIFEGR

Inspired Life GR is a platform to INSPIRE the people of West Michigan to live the life they have always dreamed of, by providing the resources, practitioners and community to help each individual optimize their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives.

Our founders have put together a leading group of health and wellness practitioners in the Grand Rapids area that will inspire YOU to transform your life and your health forever. Our two-day conference will also include exhibitors to give you access to everything you need to begin your healing journey.

We are on a mission to spread the message of health and wellness throughout West Michigan. Each year our conference will support a non-profit with a similar mission. This year, $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Universal Health Solutions.

CONFERENCE FOUNDERs

Kelly Hassberger, ND

Kelly S. Hassberger graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, with highest honors, from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in July of 2011. She then went on to complete a 1-year general medicine residency in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Medical Center. She has always had a passion for medicine and through growing up in a household that opened her up to the power of a healthy, loving, fulfilling life, she found her passion in Naturopathic Medicine. With this passion, she opened Grand Rapids Natural Health in 2012 and has become an active speaker and advocate for Naturopathic Medicine in the Grand Rapids community. She is also a contributor to Medicine Talk, a non-profit organization providing education, seminars and programming on Naturopathic Medicine to the general public.

Kelly is passionate about creating access to Naturopathic and Functional Medicine for the greater Michigan community. She is the past president of the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP) and continues to work diligently with this association to achieve licensure for Naturopathic Physicians in Michigan. She is also an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).

Dr. Kelly has been inspired to teach the community how they can better their lives physically, mentally and emotionally. This vision helped Dr. Kelly to create InspiredLifeGR, a platform she hopes will touch many and help others to learn that they can truly build the life they have always dreamed of.

 

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson is co-founder of 1Breath4All. She designs and facilitates classes and retreats with a spiritual imprint. She is a spiritual seeker who pursues education in spirituality, meditation, and bodywork, and is dedicated to bring that to our community. She is a graduate of the Energy Touch® School of Advanced Healing, which has become the foundation of her healing practice in energy healing therapies. Mary incorporates her skills in meditation, breath-work, intuition and energy healing in client sessions, retreats, classes and events. She possesses extensive knowledge, compassion and experience working with persons in addiction family cultures. She looks forward to providing a supportive environment for your healing on spiritual, emotional and physical levels.

 
  • Mary had been in the public service field since 1985 when she began her 25-year career as a firefighter. Her experience with the community in its time of need has helped her develop a deep understanding and ability to assist in the healing of the stress placed upon persons in crisis such as PTSD.
  • Certified in Michigan Education Methodology
  • Through variety of career paths, Mary has hosted and coordinated all aspects of community and private events.
  • Mary’s desire to pursue a more intimate connection with all aspects of our human well-being gave rise to her career in energy modalities in 2006.
  • Graduated Energy Touch School of Advanced Healing in 2008
  • Assisted as instructor of Energy Touch School from 2010 through 2013
  • Graduated from a two-year International Spiritual School in New York

 

 

Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler has been a student, practitioner and teacher of many forms of bodywork, energy work, meditation and spiritual training for over 20 years. She is co-founder of 1Breath4All and has a healing practice specializing in EnergyTouch® and CranioSacral therapies. As an ordained minister, Chris brings a deep spiritual element into her healings, classes and retreats. Her approach is to incorporate use of the breath, spiritual guidance, guided meditation and intention into her work. She enjoys the co-creative process with the client on their healing journey. Chris has the following experience: 

 
  • Graduated from Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education (NITE) in their massage program
  • Co-founded a holistic health center in 1998
  • Speciliazed in Upledger CranioSacral with a focus on SomatoEmotional Release (SER) and pediatrics and became part of the teaching assistant staff
  • Studied various forms of energy therapy and medical intuitive courses
  • Graduated with certification in EnergyTouch™ Therapy in 2006 and was on staff as teacher assistant until 2013
  • Currently practices CS and ET
  • Graduated from CMED, a study of the Archetypes and Sacred Contracts taught by Carolyn Myss and now co-leads Archetypal classes and retreats 
  • Graduated from a two-year International Spiritual School in New York

CONFERENCE DEVELOPMENT

 
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NICOLE ZAAGMAN

Nicole Zaagman has been an vital part of developing the InspiredLifeGR Conference Brand. Using her skills as a Branding  & Design Expert, she's helped behind the scenes with brand development, creative and marketing strategy for this event since it's inception. Bestselling author of Bee BADASS and Brilliant and founder of LUX CHIX - a creative agency for holistic brands - Zaagman loves helping entrepreneurs in the holistic health and wellness industry succeed. 

After healing mind, body and spirit from a health crisis in her early twenties - she launched LUX CHIX in 2014. Zaagman is passionate about teaching holistic healers to create confident brands, transforming their lives and those they serve as they share their message with the world. Her featured services include: branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, coaching, visibility and website development. 

Her lifestyle brand NICOLEZAAGMAN.com helps entrepreneurs create inner peace and confidence - breaking cycles of unbelief to create success. Zaagman is preparing to release her second book, Rise Higher in late 2017. This book is a biblical, faith based perspective on what it takes to pursue one's dream, overcome obstacles and heal from distractions that arise along the way.

Accolades and accomplishments include: featured as an emerging coach via Examiner.com, nominated as 1 of 40 companies making a social impact in Michigan by Michipreneur.com and named a holistic leader of tomorrow by Holistic Fashionista Magazine. Zaagman has facilitated retreats, conferences and educational trainings at the Amway Grand Hotel, Spring Arbor University, Davenport University and numerous companies and conferences around the country.