Dr. Rodney King, PhD, MA, RSME
Rodney created the Inner-Fitness DNA experience. Drawing on his life’s experience growing up in government housing, his decades of training martial arts, and his academic background — he codified the very same inner fitness strategies he has personally applied to succeed in life.
Rodney earned his Doctorate from the University of Leicester’s School of Business. His thesis and research focused on the embodied aspect of Mindful-Leadership. Key to his research was studying the efficacy of mindfulness first taught through an experiential, action oriented approach, and its subsequent application to leadership performance. In addition, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St John Universities School of Business. His undergraduate work was in psychology.
In the past two decades Rodney has worked closely with army special forces teams – helping them develop inner-fitness capabilities and defensive tactics skills for life and death encounters. He has instructed law enforcement officers both in the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany on how to protect themselves when all else fails. He regularly teaches cabin crew how to deal with unruly passengers 30 000 feet in the air. On top of that, he continues to teach seminars around the world on the two modern martial arts lifestyle brands he created (now taught in 15-countries around the world). And if this wasn’t enough, he is often asked to guest lecture or be a keynote speaker on topics ranging from embodied-leadership, mindfulness-in-action, to entrepreneurial success.
Rodney’s passion is in teach individuals and teams inner success tools and strategies to to excel in peak performance environments. His goal, to teach his clients how to become fully attuned to the present moment with clarity, poise and equanimity.
Dr. Christian de Quincey
Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, editor, and international speaker on consciousness, cosmology, and spirituality. He teaches Advanced Writing & Publishing, Philosophy, and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and the Holmes Institute. Founder of The Wisdom Academy, he offers private mentorships in consciousness, personal coaching in writing, and editing services.
As an academic and author, he specializes in illuminating the relationship between consciousness and the physical world (the mind-body connection), and the role of choice and intention in our lives. Together with Rodney they have taught the Inner-Fitness DNA experience in South Africa, Australia and the United States.
He teaches and lectures internationally on the importance of both understanding and transforming consciousness and the interface between science and spirituality in ways that enhance the well being of people and planet.
Christian is author of the award-winning book “Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter” and “Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship.” His other books include “Consciousness from Zombies to Angels,” “Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code,” and “Blindspots: 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk.”
Aaron Le Boutillier
Aaron is the owner of Tree Roots Retreat in Rayong, Thailand, where all our ‘retreat’ experiences are held. He is also responsible for client relations for the Inner-Fitness DNA experience in SE Asia and has co-facilitated the experience with Rodney, both in Thailand and Singapore.
After numerous years first as a police officer, and then in the corporate world, Aaron went on to develop programs and consult for a range of international companies. In that time he has taught risk management to companies such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Google, AirBnB and many others.
Author of And Then One Morning – A Personal Odyssey, he shares his harrowing escape from the 2004 tsunami that hit Ph Phi Island and what it truly takes to be resilient in the face of the insurmountable. Aaron is currently writing up his thesis in completion of his MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology.
Aaron is also an avid a endurance running athlete, completing the famed Marathon Des Sables, a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon
Eric Kolesar, MSc
Eric enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in 1991. Following his basic training he was stationed in Fort Drum, New York with the 10th Mountain Division. He served in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1992-93. Eric spent over 10-years in the infantry serving as a rifleman, team leader, squad leader and platoon sergeant. He served as a relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery from 2001-2003. After retiring from the Army, he moved into a full time coaching, and consulting role.
He earned is Masters of Science Degree in Leadership and Coaching. Eric is responsible for client relations for the Inner-Fitness DNA experience in North America.