Alone it is only a dream.
When we are dreaming with others,
it is the beginning of reality.
—Dom Helder Camera
Lynn Sumida, MSW RSW
Burnaby, BC - President, Miruspoint Facilitators, Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, Trainer
“It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
– Marianne Williamson
Lynn is one of those lucky people who knew early in life what she wanted to do – work with people. She began traditionally, getting a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, then obtained the real “tools of her trade”, becoming a Senior Faculty for the William Glasser Institute, studying the Satir Model of Family Therapy with Maria Gomori and becoming a Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Lynn is an outstanding teacher and trainer, and has traveled globally training others. She has experience in the fields of health, education, mental health and opened her first private practice firm in 1981. She specialized in treating trauma and abuse, and has continued to explore new and powerful ways to heal those deep wounds.
Lynn’s considers her own development equally important, believing you need to “walk your talk”. This opened her to a deep connection with her intuition, spiritual nature and what it means to be in flow with life. Now, as President of Miruspoint, Lynn has the opportunity to do all she loves – work with clients, train dedicated professionals, and be part of a community of people that passionately champions the personal freedom of our spirit.
Jill Bodie, MSW RSW
Greater Los Angelas Area, CA - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator
Jill dedicates herself to helping others transform personal relationships, dissolve upper limits, and live one’s most abundant and successful life. She loves working with individuals who have come to a place where they feel stuck in their work, their relationships, their parenting, and in their personal growth.
As an educator, counselor and consultant she brings over 25 years of experience to the transformative work that is Prime Potential. She began teaching teenagers, and after a decade realized that she wanted to work with individuals and help them solve their deep unresolved issues. This led to a Masters Degree in Social Work and Individual and Family Therapy, and was deepened by a certification in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. She has worked in the fields of mental health, adoption, trauma, and child protection.
In following her own path as therapist, philanthropist, and parent, Jill experienced Prime Potential and knew that this work was where she wanted to invest her energy. Jill’s clients find her to be a calm and grounding presence as they work together to untangle and clear the constrictions in their lives. She loves being able to share her knowledge, compassion and wisdom with others so that they can live their lives with renewed passion, joy, and freedom.
Burnaby, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, Leadership Coach
“Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.”
– John Milton
Building on almost four decades of successful entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of sectors, Bill dedicates himself to helping people transform relationships, develop personal leadership and clarify foundational values. As a compelling speaker, seminar leader and corporate coach, Bill shares his wisdom with substance, brilliance and sometimes frightening candour— and always with his clients’ best interests at heart.
Bill’s irreverent humour, open generosity and inspirational charisma are foundations for his delivery of outstanding results with clients and colleagues alike. He helps individuals, groups and teams face up to difficult issues and bring concerns out into the open for healthy discussion and dialogue. Alive with infectious energy, common-sense practicality and caring insight, Bill’s ‘walk-beside-you” approach with Prime Potential’s® toolbox invites you to exceed your expectations and achieve new heights of satisfaction, joy and purpose in all you “be” and “do.”
Ken Guzzo, CHt
Sacramento & San Francisco Bay Area, CA - Certified Prime Potential Faciliator, Master Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner & Smoking Cessationist
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Ken is passionate about helping people step into their power, and into their joy. He uses insight and humor to shine light on hidden truths, and to help eliminate constructed barriers (lifeus crapus) that can obscure the paths of our evolution.
Founder of the Bay Area Non-Smoking Center, Ken has helped nearly 2,000 people become completely smoke-free in a one session treatment, combining advanced hypnosis techniques with a cutting edge neurological process. Once people free themselves from such limiting blocks or addictions, Ken finds that many are eager to consciously address the rest of their lives, and the Prime-Potential process is a perfect fit.
Since 1989 organizations and individuals around the globe have experienced Ken’s powerful, rapid and effortless transformational work, including: Fletcher Challenge (Australia/New Zealand), Bell Canada (Ontario), Ricoh USA (California), NSA (Munich, Germany), GSB Business Products (California), and Vancouver Trade & Convention Center, (British Columbia). As an international speaker, Ken has shared the stage with world class authors and lecturers such as Mark Victor Hanson (Chicken Soup for the Soul series).
Gabriola Island, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, Creative Planning Consultant, and Counselor
“Every blade of grass has its angel that
bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow’.”
– The Talmud
With a degree in Therapeutic Counselling and an extensive background in Leadership Development, Conflict Prevention and Inter-Personal Communication, Rick’s non-judgmental wisdom, insight and global thinking has become a catalyst for personal growth and development in a wide range of public and private sectors. Directing international conferences and tribunals involving such dignitaries as Mikael Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela and Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa, Rick’s finely-honed macro-political/social perspectives blend with his gentle, spirit-focused consciousness of connections and relationships to activate significant, positive change from front line workers to Heads of Government.
As a seasoned trainer, an in-demand public speaker, and seminar leader, Rick brings three decades of leadership and senior executive experience to his growing international Prime Potential® practice. With compassionate, curious and humorous expertise, Rick challenges his clients to identify and dissolve blocks while he co-creates a space for ground-breaking results.
Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Consultant
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
– T.S. Eliot
Andrew Johnson brought a rich history in facilitation, coaching, training, economics and national politics to his role as one of the founding partners of miruspoint Facilitators Inc. Andrew is a Certified Integral Coach™and his articulate insight, passion for individual transcendence and strategic execution of change process makes him a powerful advocate for individual or corporate transformation.
In the early 1990s he launched his own successful Consulting Firm which specializes in partnering, team building, strategic planning, executive coaching, organizational management and facilitation. His clients range from the municipal, provincial and federal governments to major construction and design, oil and gas, and forestry and transportation industries as well as small businesses. Andrew’s exceptional work in these varied sectors has garnered him a reputation for applying creative approaches to understanding people, conscientious attention to detail as well as commitment to win/win outcomes in both career and personal paths.
Andrew’s joyous life with his daughter, Gemma, inform and illuminate his perpetual curiosity about how to live with greater congruence, compassion and freedom.
Shauna Jones, MA
Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Faculty, Simon Fraser University
“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more that others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.”
– Cadet Maxim
As an intuitive and dynamic coach, facilitator and consultant, Shauna is a catalyst for growth and transformation in both personal and organizational settings. Her enthusiastic commitment to motivating and guiding individuals and groups as they access core issues, remove blocks and shatter barriers, inspires clients to engage in self-determining and fulfilling lives.
With an MA in Leadership and Training, and almost two decades of experience in Business and Personal Consulting, Career Management, and Facilitation and Training, Shauna generates substantial and measurable results in an atmosphere of warmth and safety. Implementing a personalized and practical approach to moving people from where they are to where they want to be, she has influenced a wide client base.
A passionate advocate for exploring human potential, confronting and conquering challenges, and integrating intentional choice, Shauna draws from a compelling toolbox of strategies and techniques with respect and depth as she kindles each individual’s access to his or her internal power.
Susan Phelan, BScN MA
Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator
The Spirit within you is knocking at the door of your heart, reminding you
that you are an exquisite, precious, and powerful being. Shine! Sing!
– Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith
Susan is an expert in transformational leadership and integrative consulting, helping leaders discover and realize their greatest visions for working both soulfully and successfully. With over 25 years of experience leading, training, coaching and consulting in health care, business and government sectors, Susan uses her insight, wisdom and compassion to inspire organizational change that works on every level.
In addition to Susan’s consulting work, she has been dedicated to personal transformation and healing for decades, devoting herself to a path of exploration and discovery of more and more of her beauty, resilience, and potential.
Her coaching clients describe her as alive, authentic and compassionate. Her business clients describe her as someone who brings heart to organizations resulting in renewed commitment, creativity and transformational change.
Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Personal and Corporate Development Consultant
“When you shift into the awareness that you are deeply connected to everything and everyone,
you experience a real momentum of flow and ease rising up into all areas of your life”
– Lionel Philippe
Lionel incorporates his strengths as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, and Personal and Corporate Development Consultant in his Prime Potential work, inspiring people to connect with, and live from, their deepest wisdom.
He assists people to engage in a process of transformation, rekindling their passion for life. By helping them take responsibility for their own life experiences, they are equipped to take the necessary risks to obtain what they really desire.
His industry experience as a Systems Engineer (France, California, and British Columbia), and as an Instructor in the discipline of Ki-Aikido Martial Arts has provided a solid foundation to Lionel’s passionate dedication to empowering people in both personal and corporate settings to manage stress more effectively and work effortlessly while increasing performance and expanding possibilities.
Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Psychotherapist
My vision: “A world that works for everyone,
with no one and no thing left out.”
A scholar of Human Potential and Consciousness Change for over three decades, Toni’s commitment to influencing global thinking and life-long learning infuses her private Psychotherapy Practice with conviction and integrity. Her passion for environmental and social justice issues has guided her toward the recognition that the healing of our planet and the healing of ourselves are connected. She leads group retreats and workshops in Eco-psychology and Eco-spirituality, dedicated to helping shift our conscious understanding that we are radically interconnected with all of Life.
Toni’s eclectic credentials along with her commitment to active living, excellence and joy galvanize profound and life-long changes in her miruspoint clients. She empowers people to be the difference that they are. As a skilled communicator and facilitator, her curiosity and caring leadership kindle transformations in people as they journey into possibility and beyond.
blocks while he co-creates a space for ground-breaking results.
Anar (Anarah) Sharif
Newport Beach, CA and Vancouver, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Soul Coach
“By choosing to be our most authentic and loving self,
we leave a trail of magic everywhere we go.”
Anarah believes in lifelong learning and has dedicated herself to mastering and embodying the principles of personal transformation and healing. In her quest, she pursued both traditional and non-traditional educational paths.
Anarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree (History and Psychology) from the University of British Columbia; further, she is a Prime Potential Facilitator, a Certified Clinical Hypnotist, a graduate of the Practitioner’s Program from Clearmind Institute and a Reiki Master.
Anarah has developed a unique healing technology that she refers to simply as “Soul Coaching” – this combines her intuitive capabilities with the best of all her learning from many modalities including Family Systems Theory, A Course in Miracles, Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming. Over the past 18 years, she has established a thriving Coaching practice with clients all across North America and Europe.
Anarah’s joy in life is to facilitate peaceful, lasting transformative changes in individuals and couples. She offers her clients the experience of emotional release, forgiveness, inner peace and reconnection to the True Self resulting in more loving relationships with Self and others.
Vancouver and Gabriola, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, Communications Trainer and Mediator
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama
Paul integrates his communication and leadership skills and knowledge in his Prime Potential work to guide and facilitate transformational experiences for his clients. Paul has extensive experience empowering and facilitating people to their full potential as both a mentor and a hands-on manager. His experience includes 25 years as a business owner and entrepreneur as well as years of personal growth and group leadership work.
Salt Spring Island, BC - Certified Prime Potential Facilitator, and Firefighter (Retired)
“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.”
– Gustave Flaubert
As the former coordinator of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Joe brings almost thirty years of wide-ranging management experience to his work with Prime Potential®. With a background in Lay Ministries, Inter-cultural Facilitation and Critical Stress Management, Joe enjoys venturing into difficult organizational situations and helping people arrive at powerful and peaceful solutions.
Father to four daughters and grandfather to five grandchildren, Joe’s approachable and humorous insight into personal and family issues provides a foundation of compelling directness and compassion as he inspires people to transform their lives.
John Brickell, DC
Romsey, Hampshire, UK - Trainer, Counsellor, Coach, and Doctor of Chiropractic
“It’s never too late to become the person
you were always meant to be”
– George Eliot
John practices as a personal/life coach and counselor, where his focus is not only in helping clients to deal with presenting and challenges but, true to the Prime Potential approach, his intent is in helping them move through and beyond restrictions to their success and well-being, both personally and professionally.
In the counseling field, John has a specialism in Reality Therapy (RT); for which he is the co-author of two books, and has taught the RT ideas and skills in North America, the Middle East, the Far East, and in Europe as well as throughout the UK.
John is also qualified as a chiropractor, which as well as providing some “backbone” to the other areas in which he works, also complements the mind-body-spirit approach he brings to his work in helping others create successful change and personal well-being.
Susa Holt, ND
Shoreline, WA - Naturopathic Physician, Physician Assistant, Personal Growth Facilitator, Integrative Body Psychotherapist (cand)
“One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.”
– Mary Oliver
Trained as a naturopathic physician as well as in traditional western medicine, Susa’s integrative medical background provides a solid foundation for her passionate dedication to mind-body wellness. As a respected leader and articulate facilitator, she applies her intuitive discernment, concrete practicality, and generosity of spirit in a number of revolutionary personal growth settings, including The Haven and Prime Potential®. The heart of Susa’s healing practice blends humorous creativity with an exploration of the inter-relationships of body, mind, and spirit to provide daily opportunities for her clients and workshop participants to learn to live life to the fullest.
Ottawa, ON - Facilitator,Coach, and Counselor
“…perfect joy is found in the absence of striving for it,
and instead realizing it is within you.”
– Wayne W. Dyer
With a degree in Social Work and 20 years of clinical practice within the areas of Child Welfare, youth, women and violence; Bonnie brings a wealth of experience and intuitive creativity to her work. Her ability to connect and engage with clients in the context of a loving compassionate approach enhances their ability to deepen their own transformational experiences. Years of working with individuals and families along with her own experiences of ongoing self awareness brings forth extensive experience empowering and facilitating people to uncover and realize their true potential. Bonnie is committed to helping people live happier, healthier and more satisfying lives
Vancouver, BC - Coach/Mentor, Orchestrator/Connector, Change Artist
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek
and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”
– Jalal ud-Din Rumi (1207-73)
Gillian is passionate about people and community. She works diligently for change in creative ways and loves bringing people together for the greater good. She has been an entrepreneur in Vancouver for over twenty years, with a range of experience that includes networking, advocacy, organising public events, facilitation, mediation, negotiation, coaching, public speaking, marketing and promotion.
Gillian’s purpose in life is to help people awake from forgetfulness! She values honesty, curiosity, courage and generosity. She is forthright, direct and caring. Gillian is a catalyst for change and is involved in making it happen in various ways, ranging from transformational processes to human rights movements, which has currently brought her into the area of reforming drug policy for all currently illegal substances.
Gillian has a great sense of style and loves fashion; she runs long distances regularly and loves to have fun. She lives downtown in Vancouver, BC, Canada with her husband, daughter and puppy.
Winnipeg, MB - Bodyworker in Body Re-education
“It makes a wonderful difference
whether we find in the body an ally or an adversary .”
Since the early 1980s, as a student and practitioner of Body Re-education (including Ortho-Bionomy, Biodynamic Cranialsacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Trauma Resourcing, Usui System Reiki Master, and Women’s Care), Dawn’s intentional focus on health and well-being has inspired people from all walks of life to “birth” new ways of living and accessing energy. She applies the “releasing techniques” she acquired as a professional studio potter to liberate her clients to “find their own forms”. Dawn’s healing presence, her passion for movement, aesthetics and beauty, and her loving approach to mind-body-spirit work combine with her Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and miruspoint training as she helps people rapidly integrate the profound systemic transformations they experience in miruspoint’s Prime Potential process.
Vancouver, BC - Coach, Facilitator, Workshop Leader, Reiki Master
“We cannot solve our problems with
the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein
As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Prime Potential Facilitator, Workshop Leader and Reiki Master, Katherine has had the great pleasure to work with Entrepreneurs, Executives, Managers, Actors and Artists. Katherine’s clients see results in their level of self- trust, self-worth, confidence and health. This leads to an experience of greater mental and emotional clarity, allowing for clients to make stronger decisions in all areas of life, while experiencing a deepening of connection with family, friends and business associates.
Knowing we are all creatures of habit, and change at any level can and often does create fear and anxiety, before we know it we allow our comfortable ruts to become positions in life we defend. This is where we create our own limitations. Katherine truly celebrates the human spirit and the strength and courage that exists within all of us to be curious, and discover oneself at a deeper more authentic level. In this we find the gift of change through Prime Potential and coaching, shifting perspectives, opening oneself up to change and identifying patterns that both expand and block our personal growth. Wherever you are in life, it’s okay to want more for yourself.
Burnaby, BC - Connector Extraordinaire
“A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony
than the dry documented deductions of the brain.”
– Llewelyn Powers
Esther’s rich and eclectic background in Youth and Family Counselling, Event Management, Freelance Writing, Administration, and Musical Performance provide the bedrock for her dedication to helping people live their most authentic lives. With a deeply compassionate presence, she weaves intuition and grounded wisdom to shine light into shadowy places. A passionate interest in the body-mind connection, a sense of humour, and an ongoing commitment to her own personal evolution inform Esther’s approach. She creates safety and calm as she gently clears the path for new possibilities to unfold in the ‘undiscovered landscape of the soul’. When you’re ready to get to the bottom of what’s really running your system so you can live in greater freedom and focus on what’s most important to you, Esther is delighted to stand with you in your journey.
Jean Seville Suffield, DNM
Montreal, QC - Doctor of Natural Medicine, Certified Biofeedback Specialist, Author, Trainer, Speaker & Consultant
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.
To not dare is to lose oneself.”
– Soren Kierkegaard
Jean’s interest in wellness has brought her well beyond the ‘rabbit hole,’ exploring endless possibilities for personal and professional growth. Jean is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist through the Natural Therapies Certification Board. She is also the founder of ©Choice-Makers, offering management training in business, education, and social services, working with groups and individuals interested in pursuing wellness and transformation. As an author, trainer, speaker and consultant, Jean’s work is on the cutting edge of how the brain learns best, and choices that really make a difference!
Dave Tyler, CNHP
Dave spent the first part of his career working internationally as a trainer, consultant, senior manager and accountant for various government and non-profit organizations.
He has since qualified as a natural health practitioner, and also interned at the Haven Institute where he earned his counseling certificate. He first took Prime Potential as a client in 2009, which initiated a series of wonderful life changes (new relationship, new home, exotic travels etc). Dave has recently completed the first phase of the Prime Potential Facilitator training, and is eager to share this great experience with his new clients.
He now lives and practices Prime Potential, holistic health and counseling in Nanaimo.