About Us

Our Experience

Collaboratively, we help you and/or your organization achieve a high level of strategic wellness. We are intensely focused on a holistic wellness approach comprising relational, organizational, physical, psychological and spiritual dynamics.

Against a backdrop of thirty (30) plus years of working and living internationally, our collective experience in senior level executive leadership, private psychosocial practice, senior management in government and industry, and our comprehensive academic credentials uniquely position us to help you examine, explore, determine and implement creative solutions to complex challenges.

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Dr. Roy Panzarella - See how he can help you

 Dr. Roy Panzarella is a Managing Partner of Strategic Wellness Group. The path less traveled characterizes Roy’s journey which is rooted in unyielding personal and professional integrity. His military, corporate and academic experiences bring a depth of knowledge and a breadth of expertise transcending multiple disciplines. His thirty plus years of working and living abroad have given him a unique interpersonal perspective that enhances his training and coaching.

His professional career trajectory began at the United States Military Academy at West Point where a profound dedication to duty, honor and country laid a foundation for discipline,  honor and loyalty throughout his military and civilian career.

As a proud agent of change, and a believer in volunteerism, his diverse postings give him the opportunity to give back to several communities through training and non profit board strategic planning.

Dr Panzarella is currently the Vice-President of Pacific Operations in the Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies, a Native Hawaiian Organization. Previously, he was  the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin United Arab Emirates as well as the Deputy Regional Executive for the Middle East. Before that he was the Lockheed Martin Regional Executive for Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Panzarella served as a U.S. Army Aviator and Foreign Area Officer for over twenty-seven years. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2005.

Dr. Panzarella’s career highlights include assignments as a soldier-diplomat, when he served as the U.S. Defense Attaché to Poland, Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy and Aide-de- Camp and later Special Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Additionally, he led a large interagency team searching for WMD in Iraq in 2003. Earlier, he was the Dean of Student Affairs at the George Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany. As a U.S. Army Attack Helicopter Aviator, Roy held a variety of leadership and staff positions in Korea, Hawaii and Germany.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. – Organizational Leadership – University of Oklahoma.
  • Master of Arts – International Relations – Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • EdM – Human Development – Boston University
  • MMAS – Masters of Military Arts and Science – US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy at West Point

TRAINING STRENGTHS:

  • Leadership Seminars
  • Individual Executive Coaching
  • Doing Business Overseas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Non Profit Board Governance

BACKGROUND:

  • Faculty of Diamond 6 Leadership – current
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Regents, Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Vice Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Abu Dhabi –2014-2015
  • Chairman – Defense and Security Committee Am Cham, Poland 2008-2010
  • Chairman – Defense Committee AmCham Finland 2007-2010
  • Certified Trainer International School Boards – European Council of International Schools
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, American School of Warsaw
  • Strategic Planning Governance – US Embassy Warsaw, PL, US Consulate, Krakow, PL and AmCham, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Chairman – Governance Committee European Council of International Schools
  • Past President – Talon Chapter Army Aviation Association of America

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JODY BALLARD - See how she can help you


Ms. Ballard is a U.S. trained and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Wellness Coach. With over 30 years of professional experience in assisting individuals to achieve emotional balance, her rich and varied background encompasses work in marriage and family counseling, domestic violence, addiction recovery, and wellness programs. Notable  career highlights include  a  posting  as  the  Chief  of  Social  Work  Services  for  the  U.S. Armed  Forces  in  the  Benelux  region (Belgium,  Netherlands,  and  Luxembourg).  Additionally,  Jody built flourishing private practices and community  wellness  programs in  Poland,  Italy,  Germany,  and  the  United  Arab  Emirates.  While  in  UAE,  Jody  founded  the  Women's  Heritage  Walk,  an  annual  weeklong trek  through  the  Abu Dhabi desert.   Jody  maintains  serious artistic  hobbies including  oil  painting,  as  well as  penning historical  fiction.  She  has  written  two  books  and  is nearly finished with the  third  one.


Jody’s fundamental philosophy:


“I have developed an unyielding belief in the innate tendency of people to strive for balance, happiness, and peace in their lives. As beautifully flawed human beings, we are at our core good, caring, and loving. I believe we inherently seek out both nurturing relationships and meaningful work. Throughout the different phases of our lives, we grow, change, transform, learn and relearn. We evolve. Change as a constant in life, creates a myriad of challenges. When strategies are in place to handle difficult situations and solve problems, even chaos can guide us. I believe growing through adversity and turmoil is accomplished with more ease if supported and encouraged. Sometimes we need another person to assist us in finding the right path toward our goals.”


EDUCATION:


  • Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies – Counseling Psychology – Boston University
  • Masters Degree – Counseling Psychology-Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Psychology – University of Maryland


CLINICAL SPECIALTIES and TRAINING STRENGTHS:


  • Individual Therapy
  • Marriage and Relationship
  • Trauma Recovery (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Adolescence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Women Empowerment
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery
  • Spouse and Child Abuse Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention Programs
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Growth and Development Programs
  • Parenting Classes Programs
  • Women’s Empowerment Programs


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