The mental health crisis is getting worse – not better.

We have a solution that is working. An innovative approach to resilience and mental health.

What We Do

For Young People

We educate young people about their innate resilience, mental health and wellbeing through the 10-session  IHEART Curriculum, a preventative educational programme delivered in schools, universities and other youth settings.

For Facilitators & Teachers

Through the IHEART Academy, we train facilitators, teachers and school leaders to develop the knowledge and skills to share our paradigm-shifting approach in mental health and resilience education

For Individuals

We offer a monthly online learning membership, parenting courses, one-to-one sessions and personal development intensives.

Our programme empowers participants to:

  • Access the innate wellbeing and resilience that we all possess
  • Understand the thinking that drives destructive behaviour
  • Practically address real issues encountered daily

Our Approach

We focus on the fundamental logic of how the mind works – and how it doesn’t. This leads to a seminal question: Where do we think our feelings are coming from?

Our felt experience of life is not created by the world around us, but through our minds – what we refer to as the “Power of Thought”. If we think it, we feel it. If we think it, it’s our reality.

Learning about the inseparable connection between Thought and feeling can be a life changing discovery and carries enormous implications, Habitual and unnecessary thought patterns fall away. In their place, insightful understanding, clarity, creativity and quiet mindedness find their way into our lives in very practical, helpful ways. This leads to change and evolution, the realisation of potential and the uncovering of our built-in resilience and innate mental health.

Outcomes & Impact Framework

Resilience/Wellbeing
Young people believe they can overcome adversity and achieve their full potential leading to an increase in:

  • Ability to manage difficult situations and deal with setbacks
  • Self-esteem and personal confidence
  • Coping and conflict resolution skills

Mental Health
Young people experience greater psychological and emotional health, leading to a decrease in:

  • Stress, worry, anxiety, low moods and depression
  • Feelings of victimisation, loneliness and isolation
  • Addictive behaviour and self-harm

Motivation
Young people become more autonomous independent learners with positive attitudes to learning, leading to an increase in:

  • Progress and attainment
  • Attendance
  • Perseverance, problem-solving abilities and participation

Behaviour
Young people are more able to self-regulate their behaviour, leading to a decrease in:

  • Exclusions and truancy
  • Disruption (low and high level) and anger
  • Frequency of poor/anti-social behaviour such as non-participation and aggression

Relationships
Young people develop tolerance and understanding of others, leading to an increase in:

  • Positive and respectful relationships with teachers, peers and family members
  • Co-operating with others/teamwork
  • Respect for difference, diversity and others’ views

Trustees & Advisors

Dana Arenson
Chair of Trustees

Having graduated with a law degree from the University of Cape Town and become a mother to four wonderful children, Dana went on to immerse herself in learning about the revolutionary understanding of how the mind works which is the basis for the IHEART approach. Inspired by the immense transformational potential of this work, Dana set about co-creating, with Terry Rubenstein, the IHEART curriculum for young people. And if you like the name IHEART – Innate Health Education and Resilience Training – you can credit Dana; it was her idea!

Ila Garner-Patel

After 15 years in GSK and other major pharma companies, developing and implementing commercial strategies on a local, regional and global scale, Ila co-founded Brand(x), a London based consultancy and communications agency. Having led the business to significant growth until its sale in 2018, Ila has since founded two further consulting companies supporting the pharmaceutical industry and currently works as an executive coach mentoring senior leaders, while also serving as a non-exec chairman. Ila’s commercial and organisational expertise and experience plays a key role in guiding IHEART’s strategic direction and implementation of our vision.

Peggy Jhugroo

For over 35 years Peggy has worked in local government specialising in working with hard to reach communities, young people and their families. She previously led on mental health within Wandsworth Integrated Youth Service and has managed multiple teams including Ending Gangs and Youth Violence, Borough Early Intervention Team, Teenage Parents, and Prevention from Extremism. Peggy currently manages Wandsworth’s Targeted Youth Service teams and has recently been commissioned by a Croydon Pupil Referral Unit to deliver a whole school and family project underpinned by the IHEART approach.

Branwen Hywel

For the last twenty years, Branwen has, by choice, worked in inner city primary schools located within areas with high levels of deprivation. Starting as a teacher and culminating in a successful headship in a culturally diverse school with over 60% of children entitled to pupil premium, she has always sought to empower pupils and staff to be confident and fulfilled within the school’s learning community. Underpinned by a focus on the health and wellbeing of children, families and staff, Branwen’s leadership work contributes to developing happy, achieving and well-rounded young citizens of the future.

Professor Tom Kelly

Professor Thomas Kelley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Tom has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-refereed journal articles, many of which explore cutting-edge approaches to addressing issues regarding resilience and mental health in children and adolescents. With the benefit of over 45 years of professional experience in this field, plus extensive knowledge of similar interventions in the USA and globally, Tom provides essential guidance and input towards the rigorous research and evaluation of the IHEART Programme.

Professor Anthony Kessel

A public health physician, medical ethicist and GP, Anthony has led the international health work of the country’s national public health agency as Director of Global Public Health at Public Health England for the past 8 years. As well as being the Honorary Professor of the International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Professor Kessel has a research portfolio of over 100 publications in areas of public health and medical humanities. Anthony has also authored a children’s book and writes a personal column exploring his global health leadership work through a lens of psychological wellbeing.

Toni Medcalf

Toni is the Founder and CEO of the Schools Counselling Partnership which specialises in providing a counselling service supporting children, schools and families. Moreover, as a qualified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, who also serves as Attachment Lead for Ealing, Harrow & Tower Hamlets and as an advisory board member for BASE Babywatching, Toni offers great expertise and experience in how to integrate mental health support and solutions within school environments.

Kim Miller

An Advisory Teacher for Autism at London Borough of Barnet, Kim has worked as a teacher, SenCo and wellbeing specialist for children and teenagers with special educational needs for the past 17 years. She has extensive experience in primary school education and was part of senior leadership in school for many years. Kim’s knowledge, expertise and experience in providing support for children and families is of great benefit to IHEART’s holistic approach to improving young people’s wellbeing, as is her past work as an Inclusion Manager working with pupils with SEN, EAL and Pupil Premium.

Leonie Osborne

An Education, Research and Development Consultant, Leonie is a retired – but not tired Headteacher. Her lifetime of experience of teaching and leadership in primary and early years included, as National Leader of Education, supporting school improvement in many primaries and setting up and directing a National Teaching School EYELA – Early Years Excellence Learning Alliance. Leonie’s vast knowledge of the educational field has been crucial in advising IHEART on curriculum development, Ofsted requirements, school leader priorities, teaching practises and pupils’ needs.

Arron Poole

 

A Teach First Ambassador, mental health and well-being champion, and advocate for educational reform, Arron is currently a Head of Department/Head of Year at a large secondary school in North London. Alongside being the school-lead for the IHEART Programme, Arron’s pedagogical insights and experiences in working in other London inner and outer schools place him in a strong position to advise and support the implementation of IHEART’s holistic educational vision. Having been inspired by and seen first-hand the impact of IHEART, Arron believes that all students and teachers can benefit from the innovative curriculum.

Ryan Rabinowitz

A senior Business Director at Ogilvy, one of the world’s most prestigious advertising agencies, Ryan is an award-winning executive with vast experience in the fields of Advertising, Marketing, Brand Stewardship, Media and PR. Having led accounts such as Audi, Caterpillar, IBM, Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce, Ryan’s expertise, passion and knowledge is of great value to IHEART as we continue to expand our vision, footprint and impact.

Dr Andrew Solomon

A Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology at East and North Herts NHS, Andrew initially trained at Oxford Medical School, graduating with distinction. He was a research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital/UCL leading to a doctorate in medicine and is currently the Clinical Audit Lead for a team of senior health professionals. Having been involved in medical research for a number of years, including multiple published papers and book chapters, Andrew provides essential expert input into our ongoing evaluation processes and research projects.

Our Ambassadors

Ian Russell, Mental Health Campaigner, BBC Film & Television Director and Founder of the Molly Rose Foundation is now an official Ambassador for IHEART

Watch this BBC interview with Glasgow Warriors’ & Scottish international rugby player, IHEART Ambassador Adam Ashe, speaking about how his game – and life – has been turned inside-out by the IHEART approach.

 

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Get in contact

Phone:

(+44) 20 8912 1216

Email:

info@iheartprinciples.com

Address:

 

IHEART Centre
66 Brent Street
Hendon
London
NW4 2ES

Copyright © IHEART 2020. All rights reserved. Charity no. 1173025

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as well as in her personal life. A (young) grandmother a few times over, Shoshanah brings much needed wisdom, maturity and sensibility to the IHEART senior team.

Ruth Wagner
Academy Manager

Having always had a passion for working with and supporting people, Ruth was excited to discover how much the IHEART approach resonated with her when she came across it a number of years ago. Having worked in a number of charities over the years, she brings great experience of the non-profit sector and an extremely practical, down to earth mindset to managing the day-to-day to work environment which is IHEART. In her spare time, Ruth is also an IHEART practitioner as well as a wife and mother to four children (five if you include the husband!)

John Scott
Creative Director, Trainer & Senior Facilitator

A former creative director in the design and branding industry, John’s passion for communicating ideas through the visual arts prompted his involvement with a number of illustration and animation projects aimed at educating children about their innate health and resilience. Through these projects, John found himself teaching resilience in schools and academies, where, encouraged by the wise young minds that inhabited the classrooms, he realised exactly what all of those design presentations to company board members in his previous career had been preparing him for. “How marvellous!” he thought, without looking back.

Debbie Fisher
Trainer & Senior Facilitator

Having entered the teaching profession as a modern languages teacher in secondary schools before specialising in language learning difficulties, Debbie has been involved in the development and delivery of the IHEART curriculum from the outset. A founding trustee of HEART, Debbie is hugely passionate about making the programme available to any school or institution interested in developing the resilience and wellbeing of their staff and students. During term time, when her two sons are both away at university, the family dog does his best to keep any signs of empty nest syndrome at bay.

Matt Halfin
Higher Education Lead

Having spent 16 years launching and growing new services in a range of industries, latterly as Head of Marketing for an award winning social enterprise, Matt now leads IHEART’s work in higher education as well as working with social entrepreneurs on leadership and resilience. Growing IHEART’s presence in this sector provides the perfect opportunity for Matt to combine his own entrepreneurial leanings with a passion for unleashing the energy, creativity, passion and possibility of young people on the cusp of their professional lives.

Naomi Fisch
Director of Fundraising

Naomi has had a long and varied career in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Previously Director of Development at JW3 where she helped grow a large cross-cultural community organisation by devising and executing an effective and sustainable fund-raising strategy, Naomi has also consulted to the Natural History Museum and other prominent clients in similar ways. Armed with a passion to support young people’s mental health education and community building, Naomi’s experience and expertise in stakeholder engagement, communications and development is key to helping IHEART achieve it broader vision.

Stacey Levine
Co-Head, Beyond Programme & Senior Facilitator

A clinical psychologist by training, Stacey worked for over ten years with individuals in both the psychiatric and private setting, but always felt there was something missing within the mental health field. Once she learned about the IHEART approach, Stacey immediately knew that she had identified the missing piece, both professionally and personally. As co-head of Beyond, IHEART’s Advanced Personal Development Programme, Stacey sits at the forefront of sharing this understanding to individuals and groups in a deeply impactful way.

Joanna Gilbert
Marketing Manager

Having come from a background in marketing and the arts. Joanna is heading up the marketing and brand development of IHEART. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about educating people into being resilient contributors to society. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Arts where she was awarded a distinction.

Katherine Chidiac
Curriculum Creative Designer and Facilitator

Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Catherine Kienwald
Resources Administrator

Before coming aboard as IHEART’s Resources Administrator, Catherine’s career involved substantial stints in magazine publishing, marketing and education. Caring and creative, Catherine is passionate about mental health and is committed to helping people live their best lives.

Megan Rosenberg
Office Manager

Our multilingual, highly skilled administrator, Megan brings significant experience in a variety of commercial environments to the day-to-day running of our (very busy!) IHEART office. Responsible for facilities management, finance and general operations, Megan is driven by a real passion for the IHEART vision and striving to create an environment in which the organisation can thrive.

Sonia Grant
Lead, IHEART Scotland

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading IHEART’s work in Scotland.  Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking IHEART into as many schools as possible.Katherine Chidiac (Ba Hons, MA) is a creative director and designer committed to developing language that speaks to the eternal within us all. Superbly talented in visually communicating the principles of resilience and innate health to a wider audience, Katherine was involved from the outset in shaping the creative and graphic design of the IHEART curriculum. Having gone on to train as a facilitator, she now shares the joy and freedom of the IHEART approach with young people in primary, secondary and university settings.

Charlotta Lynch

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Charlotta has a strong background in healing, counselling, teaching and coaching. Her deep interest in the human mind, philosophy and language has propelled Charlotta to find ways of empowering people to tap into their innate health and potential, paving the way for her to become a leading proponent of the IHEART approach in Scandinavia. Additionally, her professional expertise in translation is being put to excellent use as the IHEART Curriculum is made available in multiple languages.

Fiona D'Arcy

A consultant, coach and facilitator with an MSc and over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning, leadership, organisation and talent development, Fiona has worked across a wide breadth of industries and organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Having previously shared the IHEART approach with teachers, social workers and senior clinicians, teaching the IHEART Curriculum to young people in schools is a natural extension of her work, skills and passion.

Christine Friend

Christine has spent much of her working life helping children struggling to fit into mainstream education, homeless teens as they develop into independent young adults, and facilitating adult learners to manage their transition to parenthood. Having trained as a teacher and received her Dip Ed, Christine was always searching for better ways to aid the transformation of her students’ mental wellbeing. Upon discovering the rigour and simplicity of the IHEART approach, she was therefore naturally inspired to share this understanding with as many young people as possible.

Terry Rubenstein
IHEART Founder & Head of Education

The co-author of the innovative IHEART curriculum and founder of IHEART, Terry is widely recognised as a leading thinker, educator and speaker in the field of mental health and resilience. For over a decade, she has taught and impacted countless people through her uplifting training seminars, writings and online talks. Terry is the author of the ground-breaking Amazon.com bestseller, EXQUISITE MIND – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World, a book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness, as well as The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience. In her “spare time”, Terry is a mother to six beautiful boys.

Brian Rubenstein
CEO

Holding an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Brian spent over a decade in senior roles in the non-profit sector and also worked for a number of years as a consultant at a FTSE 100 financial institution in the City of London. This background prepared him well for the task of launching and driving the rapid expansion of a charity dedicated to achieving transformative change in the field of mental health and resilience. And then there is Brian’s passion for writing: he has authored or co-authored five published books, including Escaping the Illusion, a novel for teenagers about discovering the true superpower that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Together with Terry, they are the joint parents of six sons – one for each London Marathon he has completed!

Jeremy Bogush
COO

Before his successful exit from the company he co-founded, Jeremy (Jez) was head of an international recruitment business which grew into a highly successful operation with multiple offices and a multi-million pound turnover. Having worked with clients across the globe, including Facebook, Sainsburys, Sky and many innovative start-ups, Jeremy has had significant exposure to a wide variety of sectors and is highly experienced in strategy, infrastructure development, organisational structure and leadership. He has now turned his professional focus and immense energy towards helping IHEART realise its vision of a step-change in how society, organisations and individuals can achieve their potential and realise their innate resilience and capacity for extraordinary performance.

Zia Brooks
Head of Schools

Zia has previously taught for 26 years in large secondary schools and been a senior leader in the field of education. She has already significantly impacted the development of the IHEART curriculum and our  approach to facilitator training, as well as providing expert direction on how to align the programme with current UK  best practice in educational pedagogy. Zia will be leading the expansion of our training in schools and educational settings and  increasing awareness of IHEART in the world of education. She will also lead the development and training of teachers and leaders in the delivery of the IHEART curriculum – with a view to expanding our reach and impact on a national and global level.

Shoshanah Kahan
Head of One-to-One Services & Senior Facilitator

With a strong background in bereavement counselling and adult education, Shoshanah long ago embraced the more intuitive and fundamental understanding of human beings which is reflective of the IHEART approach. She subsequently incorporated this approach into all her individual client and educational work, seeing remarkable and sustainable results professionally, as