Supporting you to grow into the true difference maker you can be

The Your Better Life (YBL) experts are professionals who have been hand picked by us to provide you the best guidance in building your best life.

Our YBL experts are here to guide your journey through this thing called life. They are from around the world and have been selected based on their field, expertise, success, and passion for helping others.

Take a look at their bios and profiles, and connect with the one(s) that you feel are aligned with the support you need today.

Tom Watson

YBL Co-Founder
Life Zone Expert: Self, Relationships, Spirituality

As a business leader, Tom has built a variety of enterprises, including Recreation Excellence, a highly successful recreation services and facility management company in western Canada. In all of Tom’s business ventures, the key ingredient to his success is FUN. He is committed to empowering people to achieve balanced success by working hard and having a whole lot of fun along the way. The success of his book Man Shoes has made Tom a best-selling author. Man Shoes explores Tom’s rich life – brimming with experiences of love, tempered by heartache and loss, cemented by traditions, and enriched with laughter and shared stories.

Tom founded Your Better Life because he believes that people deserve to live the best life they have to live. Most people don’t know how to get there, which is why he has brought together a group of individuals who provide a unique perspective and a level of expertise to champion personal development. Tom’s vision is for all individuals to step-up their game, access their gifts and purpose, live their potential, and custom-design their positive legacy.

Kathy Watson

YBL Co-Founder
Life Zone Expert: Self, Health, Relationships

Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 30-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 25 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.

Brian FrickeCFP

Life Zone Expert: Finance

Brian is the author of Worry Free Retirement and editor of the monthly newsletter “Incredible Retirement”. He’s a Fee Only® Certified Financial Planner™ – the kind Clark Howard recommends. His passion is to travel the world, surfing with his sons. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the City of Winter Springs pension fund, recognized as a top financial planner by “Orlando Business Journal” and “Financial Advisor Magazine” and has been quoted in “The Wall Street Journal”, “Orlando Business Journal”, “Orlando Sentinel”, “Fox Business”,,, “Wealth Manager”, “Smart Money”, and “Investment News”.

Katherine LazarukCIC,CLC

Life Zone Expert: Self, Finance

Katherine comes from a performance and education background, with Bachelor Degrees in Music and Education from the University of British Columbia. Katherine holds certificates in Image Consulting and Advanced Image Consulting from the International Image Institute (Ontario, Canada), as well as her international designation (Certified Image Consultant) with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), and her Certified Leadership Coach (CLC) designation with Essential Impact.
She helps professional women and men learn to walk, talk, act, and look like leaders. In addition to her private practice, Katherine is an instructor with the Image Consulting Certificate Programs at Langara College, trains consultants for Dress for Success Vancouver, sits on the Canada Chapter Board of the Association of Image Consultants International, and chairs the Recognition Committee for the Women’s Leadership Circle Advisory Committee of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Monique Reneé CatoggioEMBA, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP

Life Zone Expert: Self, Spirituality

Monique is the CEO of Monique Catoggio, LLC – Illumined Life Leadership. Monique believes that leading is the way we help move people into action, including ourselves. She works with professionals from the inside out and guides them in developing an authentic and effective leadership style that is balanced, conscious, creative, and inspired. Most importantly; however, she is a Mom! At the foundation of her work is helping parents understand their children’s unique strengths and natural behavioral patterns; thereby, illuminating the gifts they most need to shine in our world as our future leaders. She practices conscious leadership and parenting at home, and daily, in every moment. Monique is a certified and accredited executive coach, specializing in Energy Leadership, Gallup Strengths Finder, The Wellness Inventory, and The Leadership Circle Profile 360. She also weaves into her important work the mystical science of Chinese Face Reading and 9 Star Ki Astrology, which she has studied and practiced since 2008 under the guidance of renowned expert Jean Haner.

Ryley Pinton Doterra

Life Zone Expert: Health

As a west coast Canadian girl, Ryley has been building her career in the beauty industry, working as a hair stylist and make-up artist, for the past eight years. “Nothing is better than being able to make someone feel fantastic on the outside no matter what else is going on.” She loves educating her clients on tips and tricks to make their daily hair and make-up routine easier. Two years ago, tired of having low energy, stomach issues, and frequent illness, she started using doTERRA oils and supplements as proactive health care. Her results have been nothing short of amazing! Today, she works with doTERRA to help others enjoy the same benefits as she has experienced.

Lina Acosta-SandallMA

Life Zone Expert: Self, Relationships

Lina began her career at Vista del Mar in Los Angeles. There, she developed expertise in child and adolescent development, as well as infant and early childhood mental health, while strengthening her resolve to support families. She has trained and participated in research studies with Yale’s Minding the Baby, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Child Trauma Research Program. She brings this expertise to her work at Stop Parenting Alone.

Michael KerrCSP

Life Zone Expert: Health

International Hall of Fame Speaker, Michael Kerr is an expert on inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leadership and humour in the workplace. Author of six books, most recently The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses are Laughing All the Way to the Bank, Michael’s ideas on building inspiring workplace cultures have been featured in hundreds of publications around the world. His Humor at Work Blog was recently recognized as one of the Top 75 workplace blogs in the world.

Luly B.

Life Zone Expert: Self, Relationships, Finance

Authentic. Realistic. Passionate. Full of positive energy! That’s Luly B! The feisty Cuban-American wife, mom, and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in marketing strategy, business consulting, and leadership. Drawing from her experience in the nonprofit, academic, and corporate sectors as well as her own entrepreneurial journey, she helps professional Latinas get over the guilt, self-doubt, and fear that stops us from truly living the happy lives we are meant to enjoy. Her message of empowerment, leadership, and confidence has reached thousands of women all around the country, including clients and partners like Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Dell, and Televisa. Luly B is the president of Chispa Marketing, a Miami-based boutique marketing firm and also launched Luly B, Inc. in an effort to empower working women who have forgotten all about balance.

Ralph Quintero

Life Zone Expert: Self, Relationships, Finance

Serial Entrepreneur. Dad. A Happy Someone. Ralph knows a thing or two about what it takes to make a business successful. He’s built and sold multiple businesses, has transacted over $1 billion in sales, and has worked with both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies all over the world. Ralph’s experience as an entrepreneur and high-level corporate executive, give him a very unique perspective into what is working in the business world and how entrepreneurs can apply these strategies to grow their businesses. This makes him one of the most sought after experts on the topics of entrepreneurship and business development.

Dr. Courtney CampbellBSc, ND

Life Zone Expert: Health

Dr. Courtney Campbell is a naturopathic physician and co-founder of Aurora Integrative Medical, a full-service integrative medical clinic. She believes educating patients about optimizing their mind and body in the present ensures health, happiness, and an active lifestyle for years to come. Dr. Campbell utilizes a combination of traditional and innovative approaches including lifestyle and nutritional counselling, diagnostic blood analyses, and IV vitamin therapies in her general family practice. She focuses on weight loss, hormonal health, digestion, fatigue and stress, detoxification, athletic health, and optimization.

Dr. Werner Spangehl

Life Zone Expert: Health

Dr. Werner Spangehl was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He studied Biology and Medicine, and has a full service family practice in White Rock, British Columbia, which spans maternity care to chronic disease management, and geriatrics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of British Columbia, College of Medicine, and in that capacity mentors medical students and Family Practice residents. Dr. Spangehl is interested in using lifestyle modifications to improve health outcomes and has written a book on that subject entitled One Minute Medicine – Your Effortless Guide to Vibrant Health. Dr. Spangehl is married to his life partner, Vivian, and together they are raising three amazing children: Tori, Madeline, and Peter.

Debra Levit

Life Zone Expert: Self, Finance

Canadian born, Debra has lived in the United Kingdom for most of her adult life. Working for global blue chip companies including Glaxo Smithkline, Syngenta, and Thomson Reuters, Debra has a wealth of experience of different companies and project types. As Director at Bridge Road Consultants, she is now providing her expertise to small and medium businesses, helping them gain clarity about what they need to do next. In addition, she acts as sounding board to Founders/Directors who want an independent view.

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Life Zone Expert: Self, Relationships

Nathalie is the expert with a proven system to get you transformational results. She is an international No.1 Bestselling Author of eleven books on success, communication, wellness, and empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of the THINK Yourself® Academy, offering leading-edge courses, training, and events. Along the past 30 years, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members and empowered thousands of clients internationally to get rid of their negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years of experience in sales, and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was “Fitness Instructor of the Year” for Canada.

Jason Podollan

Life Zone Expert: Health

Jason coaches high performance mindset habits to youth, amateur, and professional hockey players looking to take their game to new levels. A former NHL’er, Jason knows that a hockey player’s mindset is often forgotten when one considers training and skill development. However, an athlete’s mindset is often the most pivotal aspect of consistently performing to one’s potential. Jason uses his vast personal experience in hockey and recently as a high performance health coach, to offer hockey players the edge they need to overcome adversity, build confidence, grow mental toughness, train emotional intelligence, and develop the character traits essential to reaching their goals and dreams.