The Advisory Board of the Inner Mammal Institute is a network of people with a professional interest in communicating about the mammal brain. We are helping each other spread a deeper understanding of this brain we’ve inherited.
Kristin Sunanta Walker
is founder of Mental Health News Radio Network and the CEO of everythingEHR, a technology consulting firm in behavioral health. Her podcast, Mental Health News Radio, began with the intention of eradicating the stigma of mental illness. Then she created a network of podcasters dedicated to mental health, which now has 2.5 million worldwide listeners.
How I Met Kristin: She invited me to be a guest on her show, and then asked me to host my own. At the time, I was recording a weekly group chat on Zoom and realized it was basically the same thing, so I said yes!
Murielle van Boxem Drax-Hilton
is President and Founder of the World League for the Right to Happiness. She has used her management experience to develop a network of people interested in facilitating access to the happiness we are capable of.
How I Met Murielle: She invited me to join the League, and I was initially cautious due to my focus on individual approaches. But I love to practice my French, which motivated me to keep learning about Murielle's work and discovering its sincerity and power.
has been searching for the link between human emotions and the intellect since his days as an engineering student. In 2015, he learned from Sri Bagavath that emotions drive the intellect and these two need not fight with each other. He was thrilled to have a proper engineering explanation for this when he discovered the Inner Mammal Method, and has spread the word since then.
How I Met Jay: We recorded a marathon 3-hour Q&A (on YT) and soon on my podcast), after years of online friendship.
is Founder and CEO of Instituto del Desarrollo Óptimo, which helps people develop their potential through science-based programs adapted for the Spanish-speaking community. Ale has given conferences and professional training around the world and on radio, TV and print. She has a Masters in Education and a Certification in the Science of Happiness.
How I Met Ale: On my book tour of Mexico City, I was a guest on her show.
Melinda Q.Toney, MD
is Founder of Awaken Chrysalis, empowering those ready to transform pain and disease into opportunities for vibrant health. She facilitates the emergence of the heroine / hero in the process of healing with multiple paradigms. Earlier, Dr. Toney founded the Center of Family Health in PA, where she practiced holistic Family Medicine and home hospice for 30 years.
How I met Melinda: She discovered the IMI while searching for a scientific explanation of joy in preparation for her course "Remembering Joy."
Steven Cangiano, MD
is President and Co-Founder of RD&T Media and Events, with its online companions: humanity-upgrade.com and relationship-development.com. Dr. Cangiano spent 13 years in academic medicine (DPM) prior to venturing off into the world of alternative medicine and life enhancement. He is the author of “The Ultimate Secret: The Greatest Insight of Our Generation.” He discovered early on that the life enhancement industry is great at activating positive emotions but terrible at installing them permanently.
How I Met Steven: Search connects people with a common search!
Allison Task, MS, PCC
is author of the Amazon bestseller Personal (R)evolution: How to Be Happy, Change Your Life, and Do That Thing You’ve Always Wanted to Do. She's a career and life coach, taking clients "from insight through action" in person and online. She has also hosted shows on TLC, Lifetime and Yahoo!, and has been a guest on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, QVC and The Chew.
How I Met Allison: She discovered some amazing overlaps that we have, and after she contacted me, I learned that Allison took the same Psychology classes that I took when I was 17! (Cornell's Profs Bronfenbrenner and Maas)
is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor (RYT) and Certified Personal Trainer residing in Portland OR. Katie works with clients locally and internationally, specializing in athletes and corporate wellness. She tailors holistic health coaching with nutrition, movement, mindset and lifestyle goals, and teaches group, 1:1, & workshops / retreats.
How I Met Katie: On SuperShe Island, an all-women retreat in Finland where she was Program Director and I was giving a seminar.
began teaching mind management skills when he retired from a long career as a fighter pilot in the Belgian Defense. His coaching firm, AkashA, helps people manage stress naturally with an emphasis on heart resonance technologies and mindfulness.
How I Met Frédéric: He was holding a copy of Meet Your Happy Chemicals in front of the Science Museum in Brussels. This was all planned, of course, because we'd been friends online and Frédéric invited me to see their great human origins exhibit.
served seventeen years at juvenile court as a probation officer and restorative justice mediator, and taught conflict resolution and communication skills to inmates for several years. She holds a Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution, and provides training, coaching, and consulting to individuals, families, and organizations.
How I Met Chris: She brought my book to jail, and told the tale in this guest blog, Rewiring Yourself and Others.
specializes in body-mind therapies such as bioresonance, orthomolecular therapy, psycho-neuro-immunology therapy, and Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). She finds that explaining things from an evolutionary perspective releases a lot of her clients' suffering, and enables them to take responsibility for positive changes. She became a therapist after a career in environmental research in order to share the learning of her own health challenges.
How I Met Penny: Penny wrote to me after reading Meet Your Happy Chemicals; then we met in Amsterdam and Penny joined my quest for my New York roots.
has created a unique business, Humore.us, to emcee, moderate and keynote events while spreading laughter and positivity. Anthony has the impressive skill of combining humor with wellness messages. He's also a trained NLP practicioner.
How I Met Anthony: He taught me how to shoot up a horse with Dopamine. I'm not kidding - just ask!
is Founder of Soulshine Leadership, a coaching practice that helps people shine in internal as well as external leadership. She has a Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership and is working on a PhD. She creates tools that focus her clients on the strategic step from self-management to self-leadership.
How I Met Brooke: She interviewed me for her Spotlight series, and then we ended up in the same small town at the same time and had a nice cup of tea.
was a career manager with the Australian social service agency, Centrelink. He kept his cool and his integrity through decades in a large bureaucracy, and finally quit smoking, discovered the inner mammal, and found love in his golden years.
How I Met Ron: He makes me laugh out loud on Facebook and has been a soothing voice in the Inner Mammal Institute Discussion Group for years.
is founder of Quotiful, a lifestyle app designed to improve your self-talk. She shares her personal healing journey on Instagram and her blog, in words and design, to encourage others to discover their own healing power.
How I Met Nicole: Speaking at a wellness retreat in Mexico, where we found that we shared a common interest in design, family history, and New York.
is a certified Guided Imagery Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotist, working with the clients and community in the San Francisco Bay Area. She weaves imagery techniques with hypnosis to treat stress, trauma, performance anxiety, and self esteem issues. She leads a weekly meditation group and is the Administrator for Imagery International.
How I Met Maurine: She recognized my book at a book fair, and then introduced me to imagery practictioners.
is a leadership and negotiation coach. She helps ambitious people become bolder, braver, and better paid through powerful mindset shifts. She has led hundreds of workshops for leading institutions and hosts the weekly podcast: Born to Thrive with Jamie Lee. She also practices Akido.
How I Met Jamie: She invited me to her podcast after watching my videos, and her work reminds me of my struggles in Manhattan in my 20s.