12 Weeks Team

Charles Curtis, BPE

Owner and President – Curtis Personalized Health Management Ltd.
Owner and G.M. – 12 Weeks to Wellness
12 Weeks Operations Team Member



The founder of Curtis Personalized Health Management Ltd. A leading personal and organizational fitness, Health and wellness consulting firm, Charles has brought his passion for fitness, health, wellness and high service standards through many facets of business and the community and has redefined the new age of personal and workplace health and wellness.

Transmitting the “Our goal is to make a positive impact on the well-being of every participant” throughout his companies, Charles believes there is great potential in everyone.

In 2001, Charles set up another joint venture “12 weeks To Wellness Health Coaching”, a behavioural change service with health and wellness coaching which was incorporated in 2011 as “12 Weeks Inc”. He has also co-authored three workbooks on goal setting and behavioural change.

Charles has also been a local, national and international Summer and Winter Disabled Games experience as a cross country ski, track and swimming guide for the BC and the Canadian Disabled Sports Team (visually impaired).

As a renowned Personal Trainer for the past 30 years, Charles continues to personal train select clients and has worked with some of the worlds’ best known entertainers and groups such as Jon Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, the Scorpions, Loverboy, Poison, Rush, Matthew McConaughey, Richard Dreyfus, and many more.

Charles has been involved in many fitness governing bodies in Canada and the USA as well as he sits on two boards of foundations that support and enhance youth education for those who would not have had the opportunity to participate in post high school education.


Greg T. Banwell, Ph.D. (R.Psych.)

12 Weeks Advisor




Until the sale of his company in 2010, Dr. Banwell was Executive Vice-President of Human Solutions International, Inc., a firm of organization health professionals offering workplace health services, with its head office in Vancouver, B.C.  The legacy company, Wilson Banwell, was incorporated in 1984 and had 1 central offices and related satellite service centers across Canada. Dr. Banwell is distinguished as a leader a leader in Psychological practice by having co-developed and led this successful, professional services company.  Dr. Banwell has continued as a consultant and product developer in the organization health field.

In addition to his past leadership and management responsibilities, Dr. Banwell has engaged in consulting activities spanning both U.S. and Canadian industries in all sectors.

Dr. Banwell has been active throughout his career in professional affairs and community life.  He is a Past President of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, a statutory body, a past Director of Collingwood School, and was on the Board of Directors of the Arts Umbrella for Children in Vancouver for twenty-six years.  Dr. Banwell also wrote a monthly workplace health column for Business in Vancouver for six years. He was recently awarded the Governor General’s Award for a lifetime of volunteerism.

Dr. Banwell graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, and an M.A. and B.A. from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.  He is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia.


Dr. Jivi SaranJivi Saran-Cheema, MBA, PHD

Corporate leader, Mindfulness Expert, Author, Coach
12 Weeks Advisor




A true Corporate Mentalist, Author Jivi Saran uses insightful business strategy, her highly developed observational skills, and mental perception of thought processes for discerning the truth about an organizational team to gain powerful creativity, focus and productivity. She has an extraordinary mind for improving conditions across an organization and has developed some of the most sophisticated and powerful models of Leadership, Organizational Strategy and Mindset Improvement through her Corporate Soul program. Jivi Saran and her unique set of skills and offerings is changing the game for organizations around the world and is revolutionizing the way organizations create business strategy.
Jivi has her MBA in Leadership from Royal Roads University and her PHD in Spirituality from Sedona University.


Deborah ConnersDeborah Conners

12 Weeks Advisor



Deb Conners is one of those rare, stand up individuals that practices what she preaches and always with grace, integrity and positivity. Deb is a leader in the wellness and workplace industry, a visionary with a rare, dynamic presence that leaves groups and individuals alike feeling better after spending just a short time with Deb.

Borrowing a quote from Dr Martin Shain

Singlehandedly, Deborah has brought the field of workplace health promotion to a point where it is now a mature, thriving concept and set of best practices. There is, in short, no other one person in Canada who has done more for the field.

Deborah Connors teaches leaders to radically shift culture so that people can flourish. She is the founder of The Better Workplace Conference, Canada’s premier conference on workplace health: now run by the Conference Board of Canada and in it’s 21st year.


Emma Carpenter

Team Support Coordinator

Health & Wellness Strategist
12 Weeks Program Developer
12 Weeks Operations Team


Emma is a Health and Wellness professional with over 10 years of experience in the area of workplace health and wellness.  Emma has worked with many private sector and public organizations in Canada and Sweden helping them design custom wellness solutions that identify their employee’s needs. In this role, Emma assists organizations by guiding them through critical steps in the process of building supportive workplaces, helping establish their health vision and goals, work with health ambassadors and workplace health committees, designing and setting up workplace health programs, establishing measures and charting progress.

Emma moved to Canada in 2005 and joined Homewood Health (previously Wilson Banwell Human Solutions) as their first Wellness Consultant.  At Homewood Emma eventually took on the role as Manager of health promotion services where she was responsible for quality assurance and profitability of Homewood’s growing Organizational Wellness products and services through managing day to day departmental operations and supervision of assigned staff. Before that she was the Project Manager for a national Health Certification service leading 30 health coaches across Sweden.

Emma graduated from the University of Gävle, Sweden in Health Education and Health Promotion with a specialization in health behaviour change.


Sherry MathesonSherry Matheson

Certified Health & Wellness Coach & Strategic Change Specialist
Accredited Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
12 Weeks to Wellness Lead Coach
12 Week Operations Team member


Sherry Matheson has coached hundreds of individuals on health and wellness. Sherry is very passionate about coaching others who seek to live a healthy lifestyle from their strengths and to understand what gets in the way. She also provides motivational support with enthusiasm and education based on research along with her own personal experiences. She assists clients in developing and implementing personal wellness plans in order to achieve long lasting and fulfilling results.


Mary Roncarelli

Certified Wellness Coach
12 Weeks Operations Team Member



Mary is the founder of 12 Weeks to Wellness and co-author “12 Weeks to Weight Loss and Wellness”, “12 Weeks to StressLess”, “Choosing Change” and “30 Days to Lasting Lifestyle Change”. Mary Roncarelli has spent over twenty five years supporting people in making positive lifestyle changes. Her coaching focuses on all aspects of healthy living including the foundation of transition and change which she refers to as the ‘inner shift’ necessary to sustain long term success.

She is a graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Physical Education. Mary is a certified counseling from Vancouver Community College and a Certified Coach from Erickson College. She has co–produced and hosted a variety of health enhancement television programs which have predominantly focused on weight management and healthy lifestyles. She is a vibrant and motivating speaker and presenter. Mary co-developed the national program 12 Weeks to Weight Loss & Wellness which has been operating since 2000.

Having worked with over a thousand clients Mary and her team are excited and highly motivated to help as many people as possible to improve their personal well being, increase self esteem and values and create the health and the quality of life they desire and deserve.


Eric Dulong

Bilingual Coach (French and English)
12 Weeks Operations Team Member



Eric Dulong is a bilingual coach (French & English) certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Eric completed his coaching training and certification at The Coaching Training Institute (CTI), from San Rafael, California. CTI is one of the most rigorous and recognized coaching training programs worldwide.

Eric’s approach is to empower his clients to create and maintain a well-being routine and to evolve from a chaotic life towards a mindful one.

After living in a Soto Zen temple for 4 months, participating in a few silent mindfulness retreats and attending the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program offered by the University of Calgary, Eric decided to share the learning about his mindfulness practice with his coaching clients.

Prior to being a full-time Coach, Eric spent over 18 years in the corporate world working in various industries as a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Business Engagement Lead. His main focus was to successfully manage the relationship between the Information Services group, the internal clients and the external vendors for various process improvement and system implementation initiatives.

Eric led two major personal career transitions, the first one from an employee in Telecommunication to being a consultant in the Oil & Gas Industry and then from consultant in the Oil & Gas industry to a coaching career.

Eric offers a wide range of services from individual and group coaching, workshop facilitation, translation from English to French of health and Wellness documents and he is the producer and co-host of Your Wellness in Mind Show on YouTube.