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Stella Posternak is the founder and director of Advanced  Mind Guide, an extension online of Advanced Solutions Advisors (ASA). She graduated from Shevchenko University of Kiev with Masters in Psychology degree. Stella holds numerous certifications in the area of alternative psychology and interpersonal communications, such as Certified Business Coach; Certified NLP Practitioner, and constantly participates in various advanced training courses with the best personal change experts in the world, including The Time Line Therapy training with Dr. Tad James; NLP Practitioner training with Robert Dilts; NLP for decisions and motivations with Richard  Bandler.

Utilizing her extensive knowledge, education and experience, Stella founded her private practice in Brookline and offered her clients a unique, in depth approach to solving their problems and achieving their goals. In order to further dedicate herself to the client’s well-being, Stella with Dmitriy Gushchin opened a new holistic center, offering a wide variety of quality services.


Dmitriy Gushchin, MS, ND is a founder and director of The Institute of Russian Healing Arts, Inc. He received his Masters of Science degree in Physics from the Perm University in Russia. This foundation in combination with Doctor of Naturopathy degree gives him a strong scientific approach to all his practices. He also holds numerous certificates in the holistic health from schools such as the Clayton School of Natural Health, the Tibetan School of Immortality "Black Lotus", the New Hampshire Institute of Healing Arts and many others.

Alexis Beck, M.P.H., R.D., LDN. earned a BS in Nutrition at Cornell University and performed a dietetic internship at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned a MA in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Beck is a member of the American Dietetic Association, on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association (MEDA), the Society of Nutrition Education, and the Better Business Bureau. Of special note, Ms. Beck was recognized as the Dietician of the Year in 1979.


Jerry M. Socol has been the CEO of five companies including: Filene’s – a Division of Federated Department Stores; J. Baker - $900 million public company; private equity owned Buy-Rite Design; start-up Brandstamp and others. Currently Jerry provides hands-on business advice, coaching and mentoring to help individuals and companies improve their performance. A veteran retail and consumer products executive with extensive leadership and management experience, Jerry has also coached and trained many executives who later assumed senior management positions.


Anna Raynus, LAc  is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts, Diplomate in Acupuncture and is certified by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northeastern University, she continued her studies in New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA.  There, she received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been treating various disorders in her private practice since 1998.


David Freeman combines his education at Yale and Columbia M.B.A. with a wealth of experience.  He has worked successfully with both small businesses and big name companies such as Gillette, Raytheon and Westinghouse.  He has also taught a variety of business and management courses at Boston University’s School of Management, Pine Manor College and Emerson. David offers coaching workshops for companies and individuals, who want to improve their presentations, writing skills, proposals, emails and web sites content.