About the Author
Born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Izolda grew up steeped in the rich heritage of Eastern Europe. When she was six, her family immigrated to the USA. During the year-plus immigration process, they lived in Israel and Italy where Izolda soaked up those cultures and languages. The family settled in Michigan where she graduated from the University of Michigan.
As Director of Writing and Production for The Information Prospector, she gained invaluable experience in interpersonal relations, societal trends and tendencies, and the human mind. The Information Prospector conducted public records research reports on successful individuals for philanthropic purposes. While developing and producing these reports, she learned much about the manner in which successful people achieve their goals. That knowledge planted the seeds of the Life Elements System s focus on self-directed success. Izolda worked at both the National Geographic Society and then NASA where she worked for the GLOBE Program. Envisioned by Vice President Al Gore in his book, Earth In The Balance, the GLOBE Program is a unique international partnership among students, teachers, and scientists where students study the earth and care for the environment. Izolda honed her teaching and training skills in workshops as she developed the training methodology for the Soil protocols and then traveled the world as a Master Trainer in the Atmosphere, Land Cover, Hydrology, and Soil protocols. This knowledge, these skills and her interest in ancient symbolism and methodologies further developed her insight into human interactions and tendencies. She saw the patterns and relationships among self-directed change, self-confidence, and ancient Elemental/environmental symbolism and synthesized them into the Life Elements System.
An award-winning educator, she developed and taught a series of Learn to Sing classes and incorporated an inquiry-based teaching style with traditional vocal technique, aesthetics and mechanics. These classes help participants discover and develop their voices and find joy in singing. They also help students connect with others, express themselves creatively, raise their self-confidence, and achieve long-sought goals. These classes and her private teaching sparked her thoughts on Therapeutic Creativity and the ability of creative pursuits to help in individual and societal healing. She currently teaches Finding Your Sacred Voice and Workin Harmony singing and team building workshops at both corporate and festival events.
Izolda has also studied the ancient energy workings of Reiki and Chi energy. She has been a Tai Chi practitioner and teacher for over 13 years, a yoga practitioner for seven years, and she is also a certified Reiki practitioner. She opened the Healer s Arts Wellness Center in September 2005. The Wellness Center follows and teaches the Life Elements System where Izolda provides energy healing and holistic life coaching.
An accomplished musician, Izolda released her CD Sound the Deep Waters in 2003. She and her husband reside in Greenbelt, MD with their three cats, and a house full of musical instruments and juggling clubs.