Our Guest Faculty
Louise Hay – Recently dubbed “the closest thing to a living saint” by the Australian media, Louise L. Hay is also known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate…
Christiane Northrup, M.D. a board-certified ob/gyn, is a visionary pioneer, beloved authority in women’s health and wellness, and the author of the ground breaking New York Times bestsellers including the newly revised Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause.
Colette Baron-Reid is an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, creator of The Invision Project, best selling author who helps others recognize and connect with their own intuition, potential and purpose. She’s a powerful motivational speaker, charismatic broadcast personality, and acclaimed performer, storyteller and recording artist.
Dr. Sarah Hawthorn, BAS, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, who supports our students in Module One. Dr. Sarah completed her undergraduate honours degree at the University of Guelph in Biomedical Science and Music. She then went on to complete the four year naturopathic medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
Andrea Albright is a Natural Weight Loss Expert and true weight loss success story, who has kept her weight off for over ten years! She created one of the top-ranked health and weight loss websites in the world, and has inspired tens of thousands of women around the world to lose weight and feel amazing.
Sandra Taylor is the author of the New York Times best-seller, Quantum Success is receiving worldwide acclaim for its uniquely practical approach to personal attraction and achievement. Her first book, Secrets of Attraction helps people attract the love of their lives.
Gregg Braden is a New York Times bestselling author, who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world! For more than 27 years Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 33 countries and 38 languages.
Crystal Andrus Morissette is a worldwide leader in the field of self-discovery and personal transformation. As a 3-time bestselling author and world-renowned beloved life coach, Crystal has taken all of her teachings as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Fitness Professional with the American College of Sports Medicine, and “Trainer to the Stars” to create The S.W.A.T. Institute.
Yvonne MacRae, RD, CDE is our Dean and Professor of Nutrition & Physiology. She has been working in chronic disease prevention and management for over 15 years as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Her passion is to empower women to attain optimal nutrition intake, health and wellness.
Mary Joan Brinson, MSW, RSW is our Professor of Psychology. She is a skilled and compassionate therapist with over 20 years experience of helping women and their families to achieve a sense of happiness, freedom and balance in their lives. She also has a deep commitment to supporting women in their journey of motherhood.
Elizabeth Gorostiza is the Assistant Professor of Module Three (The Business Behind the Business), Lizi is passionate about education and believes learning is a lifelong process. She holds three advanced degrees: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude with high honors & distinctions, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s in Education. She is a Certified Paralegal and a Family Mediator.
Priya Sharma, M.Ed, CCC is the Assistant Professor of Psychology. Priya has experience working in the areas of personal and career counseling and has dealt with several issues with trauma, body image, eating disorder, depression, anxiety and loss of work. She has a strong passion to help people find their strength and believes in using a holistic approach.
Christena Alyssandratos is the Assistant Professor of Module Two, Christena has over 10 years of experience in personal growth and development, and was hand-selected by S.W.A.T. Founder, Crystal Andrus as her Assistant Professor. Christena’s passion and desire to make a lasting difference drives her to help women transform their lives.
Beverly Pickard – Professor of Women’s Health and Wellness, Beverly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in Sociology, as well as graduating with top marks as a S.W.A.T. Certified Coach. She is a certified group exercise and yoga instructor in Southern Ontario Canada, where she lives with her three children and cat ‘LiLac’.
Izabela Viskupova, L.L.M., M.A. – Izabela is our Professor of Coaching. Her passion is to work with women who have reached a plateau and want to take their life to another level in the straightest line possible. Apart from being a S.W.A.T. Certified Empowerment Coach, she is a Strategic Interventionist and has an extensive academic background in both Psychology and Law. She holds a certificate in person-centered counselling.
The Rest of our Fabulous Team
Aaron Morissette – Aaron spent ten years in post-secondary education, studying Theology and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, before graduating with Honors in Operations Management, while also completing his CITT designation. After leaving a management position at General Motors, he became the Director of Operations for Crystal Andrus Productions Inc. and is the CFO for The S.W.A.T. Institute. He is also married to Crystal Andrus.
Yvette Murray – Director of Operations for The S.W.A.T Institute, Yvette is a seasoned entrepreneur, producing several huge consumer trade shows; hosting fabulous speakers such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jenny McCarthy, Patch Adams, James Redfield, Crystal Andrus and more. A Certified Psychotherapist by trade, Yvette’s vision is to assist women to connect to their authentic self.
Shelly Allen – Executive Liaison for The S.W.A.T. Institute, Shelly runs our Ambassador Program and works closely with Crystal Andrus Morissette and the executive team. She has over 11 years of customer service and direct sales experience along with extensive mindset education. Shelly is a published writer and an expert at making things easy to understand. Shelly is also a student of The S.W.A.T. Institute.
Marta Stanczyk – Student Advisor at The S.W.A.T. Institute, Marta joined the team shortly after graduating with 97% average. Her extensive education includes CGA courses, University of Winnipeg, CPA certification and two honor’s diplomas. Marta loves to indulge her curiosity and desire to understand the complexity and beauty of human behavior. She is a published writer and aspiring poet.
Tina Lair is our Credit Manager, providing debt recovery services. She served on active duty in the United States Navy for 12 years working in the IT field, earning a degree in Computer Studies. As a woman’s advocate, she’s worked at a battered women’s shelter and served as a trained Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Advocate while in the Navy. She is one of the co-founders of “Project Helping to Empower the Lives of People (H.E.L.P.)” of Houston—a non-profit organization.
Kat Moulton – Student Advisor at the S.W.A.T. Institute, Kat is a 2013 graduate, as well. A stellar Personal Empowerment Coach who supports women to face their fears and learn to trust themselves again, she is the creator of the “7 Pillars to Awaken Your Courage”. Kat guides women to open their hearts, nourish themselves first, and to always access their own inner wisdom.
Binu Alag – Student Advisor and S.W.A.T. Certified Personal Empowerment Coach, Binu has finally found the true purpose of her life. After having three career changes, one being a Police Officer, Binu knows what it is means to step into her power. She is a visionary, highly intuitive, gifted and authentic woman. Her mission is to raise collective consciousness by empowering women around the globe.
Kamen Nikolov is the Creative Director of The S.W.A.T. Institute. Kamen has worked directly with Crystal for close to 15 years as her full-time designer. He brings diversified experience in graphics and marketing. He has lead teams of professionals (graphic artists and photographers) in order to create successful graphics campaigns for the high-end home décor and the fashion industries.