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Julie Bolduc – DB Leading Lady for April

April 1, 2010

Julie Bolduc leads the Nutritional Consulting and BodyTalk™ practice at Holistic Central, one of Hong Kongʼs longest established and most prominent holistic healthcare clinics. Julie has over 15 years of experience in alternative healthcare and energy medicine. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) from one of the most highly recognized nutrition colleges in Canada, the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, with advanced studies in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Herbology. She is also a Certified BodyTalk System™ practitioner, Certified Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner.

Prior to arriving in Hong Kong in 2008, Julie had a successful practice in Paris (France) and Brussels (Belgium) with an international client base. She was a senior BodyTalk™ consultant for the Family Hope Center in France, specializing
in the treatment of severely brain injured children. Prior to opening her own practice, Julie worked in a very busy healthcare clinic in Canada, alongside naturopaths, chiropractors and other nutritionists specializing in nutritional consulting, kinesiology and allergy elimination techniques (NAET).

Julie has been a frequent guest speaker, conducting workshops for several organizations across Europe and North America on topics of nutrition, applied kinesiology and treatment of special needs children. She lives in Discovery Bay (Hong Kong) with her husband and two children.

The BodyTalk System™

BodyTalk™ is a state-of-the-art approach to integrative mind/body medicine by combining Western medicine’s scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience and epigenetics, along with a large number of highly recognized
ancient and modern healing methods and principles of knowledge, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture, yoga and meditation philosophies, chiropractic, consciousness studies and energy psychology.
BodyTalk™ is astonishingly simple and effective and allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Through the use of muscular biofeedback (applied kinesiology), a comprehensive protocol
and specific BodyTalk™ techniques, Julie is able to stimulate the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.

Nutritional Consulting for Adults

The holistic nutritional and lifestyle program run by Julie Bolduc is truly unique.She takes into account all aspects of the client: lifestyle, diet, even their physical,mental and emotional well-being when creating a program that brings results.
The program helps those who have digestive disorders, blood sugar problems, trouble losing or gaining weight, allergies, stress or serious illness. The BodyTalk System™ is used regularly to get to the root of addictions and food allergies as
well as release unhealthy emotional patterns.

Nutritional Consulting for Children

For children, Julie educates parents on proper nutritional needs that are unique to their child. She addresses the role of nutritious foods and supplements in the development of the childʼs brain and body as well as the option of BodyTalk™
sessions as a tool to help address physical or emotional issues the child may be experiencing. This program is developed for neurotypical children as well as those with ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other developmental delays or handicaps.
Julieʼs program addresses learning issues (concentration, focusing, reading, writing, motivation, confidence), stress levels and mood, chronic illness, allergies and intolerances (food and environment).


Waltraud Bryan – DB’s Leading Lady for March

March 2, 2010

Waltraud Bryan, originally from Germany, has lived in Hong Kong for 26 years. She is a trained Image Consultant with Colour Me Beautiful. Her work includes Make-Up, Colour and Style Consultations, Wardrobe Weeding and Personal Shopping.

Waltraud is experienced in helping women who find clothes shopping challenging, and she is particularly skilled at assisting and educating women with fuller figures to improve their body image. She enjoys growing client confidence in style and dressing.

Waltraud is an experienced speaker and has conducted company workshops and many presentations. Consulting services also include parties for teenage girls and ladies. She is a keen listener, and strives to make her clients feel comfortable and relaxed so that they leave feeling pampered and beautiful.

When she is not working as an Image Consultant, Waltraud designs and makes pearl jewellery and is passionate about baking cakes.

Illana McKinstry – DB’s Leading Lady for February

February 1, 2010

Illana McKinstry originated from Sydney Australia, but has been in Hong Kong for close to 9 years, with a career specialising in marketing and human resources, in particular career transitioning and outplacement.

She is a Director of Career Consulting, which specialises in both one on one as well as groups for career coaching, outplacement and career transitioning, with service offerings both for corporations and individuals. Illana’s extensive experience in both fields gives her the right combination to help guide and support others in this specialised area.

Not only does Illana bring experience to the table but she also has a Master’s degree in Management, from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Contact Illana McKinstry if you are interested in getting back into the workforce or if you need a change in career.

Helen Marie Harries – DB Leading Lady for Jan 2010

January 5, 2010

Meet Helen Marie Harries, founder and director of Inspirare Image Consultancy, inspiring people to push to their limits and be their very best.

Helen and her company work with individuals and corporations in workshops, individual consultations and seminars on all aspects of image including appearance, etiquette and communication, paying impeccable attention to detail and style, to maximise their professional presence, helping them deliver confidence and credibility.

Having lived and worked in UK, USA, Europe and Hong Kong, Helen has gained a truly global perspective on image consulting and knows it’s vital that her clientele identify and develop an individual lifestyle-appropriate look to reach their ultimate professional and personal goals.

Knowing that you never get a second chance to make a first impression Helen trained her team on professional development such as rapport and relationship building, image and personal enhancement. In the retail sector she has worked with companies such as Marks and Spencer UK, where she advised on promotional products and special events.

Helen was personally trained and coached by Lynne Marks AICI CIM of the London Image Institute and Christina Ong AICI CIM of The Academy of Image Mastery: two of only eight image masters in the world. She is also a member of the Association of Image Consultants International and active in the Hong Kong chapter.

Her professional background spans ten years in personal banking and retail consulting. During her career she was a member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers and in personal banking for the Lloyds banking group in the UK she made such a strong impact that she was quickly promoted to management becoming one of  the youngest personal managers in Lloyds at the time.

Find out more about Helen’s company, Inspirare, on her website here.

Danielle Ribs, DB Leading Lady for December ’09

December 2, 2009

For more than ten years Danielle Ribs was a Corporate Marketing and Project Manager, taking courses in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Conflict Management, Motivation Skills, working within a team, managing people, and running her division for a large international company; until she suffered a burn out. She decided it was time to bid the corporate world farewell forever and to  save herself with a new life in aerobics, psychology therapy and Vortex Healing.

Danielle is French, was born and raised in Holland, lived in France for seven years, ten years in Germany and more than five years in Hong Kong. She’s fluent in French, Dutch, German and English. While living in Germany  she signed up for Aerobics Instructor Training and since 1999 she’s taught every imaginable type of aerobics class, Mental Balance, a mix of Zen gymnastics, Tai Chi and guided meditations.

Upon moving to Hong Kong Danielle dug in and deepened her knowledge of the local culture  with meditation classes and learning Chi Gong breathing techniques. She now has two children and while attending them, completed her studies as a Nutrition Advisor (2004) and earned her accreditation in The Journey Practitioner Program in  2007/08.

Danielle says it was only once she completed her first Journey courses that  she knew her own life journey was to help people.

“The Journey is a deep and powerful process that accesses the root cause of physical, emotional and neurological issues such as allergies, anger, anxiety, burn-out, cancer, depression, eating disorders, fear, fertility issues, grief, guilt, hyperactivity, insomnia, learning disabilities, low self-esteem, migraines, pain, phobias, PMS, relationship issues, sexual blocks plus traumas and stress,” says Danielle. and she can guide you through all sessions in English, French, German and Dutch.

Free and living  with a deeper sense of peace and joy, feisty, confident, super fit Danielle is our DB Leading lady for December. You can learn more about The Journey and Danielle on her website here.

DB’s Leading Ladies – Cecile Thomas

November 3, 2009

Cecile Thomas' Double Faces, the many faces of Hong Kong

Cecile Thomas worked as a travel agent in France and as a tour guide throughout Europe before moving to Hong Kong with her husband and their then six month old baby for what should’ve been a two year stint.  She jumped at the opportunity to discover Hong Kong’s dynamic culture and community and soon put her professional skills to work guiding new expats and arrivals through Hong Kong.

Now, 11 years later, and with three children, Cecile runs a full time tour business, Double Faces,  to help newcomers make the transition and see the many sides of Hong Kong.

“I fully understand that a company who sends a new expatriate is ‘investing’ in a person and a family and wishes the staff member to be quickly efficient and happy in their environment,” says Cecile. “I believe this newcomer will feel better if his family finds some help, somebody to answer questions, and support them settling in.”

Where do you begin in this vibrant, crowded city covering Hong Kong Island, the New Territories, Outlying Islands  and Tsim Sha Tsui?  Cecile suggests you start with an Orientation tour of Discovery Bay before tackling the rest of Hong Kong’s sites and attractions by tram, subway, taxi, boat rides, trail hikes, shopping tours, island hopping — all aided with  some of the best books and maps — and Cecile’s experience — to help you discover your new home.

You can book with Cecile by email here or through Women in Charge.