Faculty & Staff at Rhodes Wellness College Welcome You!

Welcome to Rhodes Wellness College!
 

Our Faculty

At Rhodes Wellness College, we are proud of our instructors and staff!

They are carefully chosen for their ability to work well with adult students. They are fully qualified to teach in their area of expertise, and know how to blend theory with practice.

Life skills theory holds that the client or student is the ‘expert’ on how to solve their own life problems. Our instructors respect each individual’s learning style. At Rhodes Wellness College, training is conducted in an experiential learning environment and includes a variety of instructional methods, such as lectures, reading, writing assignments, role plays, instructor demonstrations, and in some instances, field trips.

Our professional instructors keep pace with adult learning principles and industry standards, and our employment counsellors will assist you to target your job search.

 

Greg Gurel, MPCC, ACC

Senior Instructor & Instructor Trainer 

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Greg is a passionate, caring, and skilled facilitator who strongly believes that a learning environment should be safe, supportive, and fun. In his teens, Greg became involved with the Red Cross Provincial Leadership Committee, where he received many accolades for his work in instructor and trainer of trainers. In his mid-twenties, after achieving his Diploma in Computer Systems and Design from BCIT, Greg entered the corporate world, where he led teams of designers and implemented large business systems throughout North America. Greg then attended The Haven Institute for Personal and Professional Development, where he ended up leading groups and teaching for much of the past 25 years.

Greg has his own private counselling practice and has his Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) designation. Today, Greg is committed to empowering people to define themselves by making informed choices, whether in the classroom or out in the world.

Email: greg@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

 

Katarina Osterlind, BA, RPC

Life Skills Coaching Instructor

Katarina is a Registered Professional Counsellor and Certified Life Coach. She is currently teaching the Life Skills Coaching class and has also taught in the Counselling department at Rhodes Wellness College. As an Instructor, Katarina welcomes her students with warmth, curiosity and acceptance. She believes in the power of digging deep into the psyche to discover the shadows that life experiences may have cast and how that has shaped the individual. As light is shed on the shadows, the individual will move closer to their own authentic self and create the life that they want.

After graduating from SFU with a degree in Psychology, Katarina spent years working in the corporate world in telecommunications, insurance and the mental health industry. Outside of teaching, Katarina also has a private counselling practice with special attention to the journey of grief.

Email: katarina@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

Bea Rhodes, BA, MEd, MPCC

Counselling Instructor 

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Bea Rhodes is a Registered Professional Counsellor, and Counselling Supervisor. She founded Rhodes Wellness College in 1996. She holds a Master of Education (Adult Education) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors Degree from Simon Fraser University. For many years, Bea was a college instructor and contract trainer for the University College of the Fraser Valley. She worked in the Federal and Provincial Prison system, providing counselling and conducting Life Skills programs for convicted offenders. Additionally, she has designed and instructed many counselling, wellness, and personal development programs over the past thirty years. Bea believes that we are all interconnected and that “hurt people hurt people.”

Email: bea@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

Lindsay Robertson, RPC

Program Manager & Instructor

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Lindsay is a counsellor, coach, teacher and musician. She’s a graduate of the Wellness Counsellor Program at Rhodes. She teaches the Online Life Coach Certificate Program, and works on campus as the Program Manager. She oversees and maintains the quality of all the programs at Rhodes. 

Lindsay maintains a private coaching and counselling practice in Vancouver, working with individual clients, and leading workshops. Her areas of specialty include personality typologies, and integrating creativity into one’s life. She’s a practicing singer/songwriter, and performs regularly around Vancouver. She believes that our relationship to creativity mirrors how we approach much else in our lives. Creativity is more than a hobby or an outlet for our ambition, it can be an avenue that brings healing and fulfillment.

Email: lindsay@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

Catherine Hajnal, PhD

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Catherine was a tenured business school university professor – outwardly successful, inwardly unhappy. She lived with chronic back pain that eventually became so loud it forced her to stop and take stock. She quit without knowing what would come next. What she has since discovered is that she is meant to be a teacher. Ironically she already was one; she just needed to be a different kind of teacher with a different set of topics. And she needed to discover some things about herself first.

As a Grief Educator and Transition Coach, Catherine’s curriculum is now life. Her focus is on helping clients find their own answers by tapping into their inner wisdom and life experiences. She has a knack for creating safe and nurturing learning environments in which students feel empowered to show up in their own lives. And they have fun!

Website: www.catherinehajnal.com

Areas of Instruction:
Life Skills Counselling (Employment)
Grief and Loss Counsellling

Alexandra Ricard, MA

Alexandra is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 23 years of experience as a therapist, facilitator, College Instructor and Yoga teacher. She uses mindfulness, mind-body approaches and Western Psychological approaches to assist every individual to be more, ask for more, and receive more in this journey through their one blessed, sacred life.

Areas of Instruction:
Human Development
Basic Counselling


Our Staff

Ben Colling, MA Leadership

President

Ben has been a professional administrator in post-secondary education for close to twenty years, helping organizations in the areas of program development, community involvement, student services, and business development. He established B.C.’s largest Master of Arts of Education program, has been successful in enriching each of his schools with international growth, and has a huge passion for human development. He established the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow program and has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. 

Ben is an eternal optimist that believes there is greatness in all of us!

Email: ben@rhodescollegeca

Phone: (604) 708-4416

Dianne Geeraert, BA, BEd, TESOL

Admissions & Marketing Manager

Dianne has spent many years in education in Canada and further afield, as a high school English teacher and ESL Instructor. She also has extensive experience in print and publishing having run her own company in the Caribbean. As a mother of three, she prides herself on wearing many hats and is very committed to her belief that “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Dianne has been an Admissions Representative for several Colleges. Being part of the Rhodes family is just another step for her in the direction her heart has always taken her…. helping people make the best of life by empowering them with what they already have within.

Email: dianne@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

 

Janice Dalupang, RPC

Student Services & Operations Manager 

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Janice is a Registered Professional Counsellor, certified Life Coach and Postpartum Doula. She has a passion for helping people make conscious decisions for a healthy and fulfilling life. Outside of Rhodes you can find Janice conducting one-on-one and group sessions , facilitating workshops and coordinating special events. She strives to create a safe place of non-judgement, empathy, communication and positivity.

Email: janice@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

 

Anna Chow, BA, TESOL

Academic Advisor & Career Coach

Anna came to Rhodes after working for two English-language colleges and the Richmond School District, where she helped new immigrants struggling to master English. She has travelled extensively and has a deep fascination about people from different parts of the world. Her passion in learning different languages (she speaks five so far including English, French, Spanish, and Cantonese). Anna is a huge advocate for her students and is constantly coming up with ways to improve their experience at Rhodes.

Email: anna@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

Sandy Sayour, BBM, MBA

Admissions Specialist

Sandy loves helping people see their potential and find what fills their soul. She has a Masters degree in business and has worked in the human development and personal growth field for the past 15 years.

Her love of coaching and personal growth led her to Rhodes College where she helps potential students find out if Rhodes is a good fit for them or not. Sandy is a proud mother of 2 little girls. She describes herself as a community builder and connector.

Email: sandy@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416

Betty Chen, BA

Registrar and Financial Aid Officer

Betty loves the diversity of Rhodes’ student population, and how students can easily relate to each other. She find the role of registrar and financial aid officer fits her well because it coincides with her drive to be organized and systematic. Most importantly she cherishes the role she plays in helping students successfully fund their education and meet admissions requirements.

Outside of school, Betty is a huge animal lover, who spend loves to spend time with her Yorkie. 

Email: betty@rhodescollege.ca
Phone: (604) 708-4416