Instructors & Mentors


Meet our instructors and mentors at The IPS Academy. 

Meet our instructors and mentors at The IPS Academy. Each one is a trained professional in his or her field of expertise. To learn more about our instructors and mentors and see the online courses and individual therapy or coaching sessions they offer, check out their full bio.

Jellis Vaes


Jellis Vaes is a CBT therapist, adventurer, and CEO/founder of The IPS Project.

Maria Zayani


Maria Zayani is a stress educator, yoga instructor, and founder of Varva Ner.

Kristina Paltén


Kristina Paltén is an ultra-runner, two-time world-record holder, and coach on achieving goals.

Dr. Martin Inderbitzin


Dr. Martin Inderbitzin is a pancreatic cancer survivor, neuroscientist, and mindset specialist who helps people master their minds.

Signe M. Hegestand


Signe Hegestand is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with people who are affected by psychological violence.

Craig Stanland


Craig Stanland is a reinvention architect and Coach, who specializes in working with people who want to reinvent themselves.

Richard Ayling


Richard Ayling is a transformational coach, international facilitator & speaker, and the founder of Re-Align.