After spending more than 20 years in the real estate and investment industry, Bob Hanley shifted his career to focus on wellness and improvement of overall health. In 2003, he started a company, Wellness in Hand, dedicated to providing leading-edge education to help practitioners better serve our aging population. This career commitment and vision has continued to evolve. Hanley is now the founder and president of Integra College, an online educational institution, dedicated to innovative progressive wellness-focused programs that train advocates for seniors, to deliver respectful, intelligent and compassionate services. Integra is founded on the Age of Well-being® philosophy, which promotes prevention and overall wellness as a priority for our senior population.
Kathy Bell is Director of Education at Integra College. She holds a BA (English), a Diploma in Applied Linguistics, a MA (Curriculum), and a Certificate in Gerontology. She has over thirty years of university and college teaching, teacher training, and research experience in the fields of English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. Kathy has given presentations on language educational topics in Canada, the US, Germany and the Netherlands.
The development of technical skill is important but so is the development of soft skills such as communication, compassion, and respect. Twenty years of college teaching experience, an MA in Learning and Technology (Royal Roads University), a BSc (Simon Fraser University), and a career spanning both private and public sectors have strengthened my belief that the most successful graduates are those that are able to blend technical competence while allowing their personality to shine through. The most enjoyable aspect of teaching is helping students grow to their potential and graduate into professionals.