Faculty of the Success S.H.I.F.T. Institute


We founded the Success S.H.I.F.T. Institute to meet the serious challenges facing us globally and to provide effective, powerful leadership, guidance, and training across all areas of life.

Specifically, we're catalyzing a success paradigm S.H.I.F.T., where everyone learns how to SHIFT from:

👉🏼 SOS (Survival Mode) to Soaring On Success

👉🏼 Helpless to Heroic

👉🏼 Inadequate to Invincible

👉🏼 Fearful to Free

👉🏼 Trauma to Triumph

Our over-arching mission is to grow resilient individuals and organizations who can successfully navigate the storms of life to become stronger, healthier, and happier.

Specifically, we empower individuals and organizations to:

  • Mitigate the global crises of trauma and mental health challenges.

  • Empower individuals and organizations to successfully navigate the new paradigm shifts like the Great Resignation, the Great Migration, and Borderless Healthcare Innovation.

  • Grow legendary leaders who are capable of effectively leading a world that is mired in fear and uncertainty due to the recent global events like the pandemic, war, recession, bank collapses, and more. 

Dr. Irene Cop MD, DC, and Elite Performance Trainer - Special Focus on Transcending Trauma, Betrayal, and Burnout to Unleash Your Inner Super Power

Dr. Irene is Founder and CEO of the Success S.H.I.F.T. Institute.

Because of her own catastrophic burnout and near-fatal experience, Dr. Irene developed an innovative protocol to heal against all odds that she now uses with clients all over the world to help them bounce back from setbacks and live their most successful lives.

Typically, her clients have tried everything else out there, and still haven’t seen the needed results despite “doing everything right”… before finding Dr. Irene and her team.

She has been called "the Brené Brown of Burnout", "the Problem Solver", and "the Last Resort Doc" by clients who’ve been ecstatic at their transformation.

Her comprehensive background and expertise:

  • Spans both Eastern and Western medicine, as a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Includes extensive training in Acupuncture, Neuroplasticity, Elite Performance Psychology, Leadership, Stress Management, Neurophysiological Meditation, and Resilience.

  • She’s helped over 200,000 people feel and live better through her tools

  • She’s the host of the internationally-acclaimed podcast, The Stress to Success S.H.I.F.T.Here's some stuff

Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett MD - Stanford-trained Neurologist, Director of Neurology - Special Focus on Migraines

Amelia Scott Barrett, MD is a Stanford-trained neurologist who teaches the latest brain health science and tools to people with headaches and chronic pain.

She’s passionate about empowering individuals to change their lives by tapping into the brain’s natural capacity to heal.

Dr. Eric Smith DC - Director of Elite Performance Fitness

Dr. Eric Smith specializes in helping busy professionals manage nutrition, exercise, and habit program that will fit into their lives while allowing them to still reach their goals.

Dr. Smith’s goal is also to help health pro's and other professionals grow their businesses to the levels that the owner has dreamed it could be.

By utilizing his knowledge, experience, connections, and online learning platform, he has helped many business owners – including those outside of healthcare – to grow.

Dr. Achina Stein DO - Functional Psychiatrist, Director of Mental Health

Dr. Achina Stein is an osteopathic physician (DO) and a board-certified psychiatrist for over 25 years.

Her osteopathic roots set her apart from the conventional psychiatrists because of her use of osteopathic philosophy and bio-psycho-social treatment approach.

She has understood the limitations of conventional treatment with medication and has continually searched for other modalities of treatment.She is:

  • A certified functional medicine practitioner

  • A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

  • An Azarias Energy Healer

  • Awarded the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by NAMI-RI in 2008

  • A former Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

  • Author of the best-selling book,

  • “What If It’s Not Depression?”

Michael Ostrolenk, MA, MFT - Director of Human Relationships & Resilience

Michael Ostrolenk has decades of experience with guiding others to better relationships with themselves and others, as well as showing them how to develop restorative resilience, and optimize their health.

To that end, he’s worked with clients in the following fields:

  • Transpersonal Counselling Psychology

  • Somatic psychology

  • Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Spiral Dynamics

  • Master Coach

  • Transformational leadership

Laurie Villareal - Director of Women's Health

Laurie Villarreal is a certified Health Coach, Functional Nutrition practitioner and Fitness expert, specializing in women’s health and hormones.

Laurie’s passionate about helping high-achieving, purpose-driven women achieve success in all areas of life – knowing they can help others and live their most amazing life too!

Doug Thorpe, MBA - Executive Coach

Doug’s bio is extensive, so here’s a synopsis:

  • More than 40 years of success in executive leadership, management, and small business

  • Broad areas of expertise include leadership development, servant leadership, business consulting and advisory, executive coaching, career coaching, workshop facilitation, seminar presentations, operations management, growth strategy, and process improvements.

  • Has held leadership positions at organizations including JPM Chase, Texas Commerce Bank, Profile Business Systems LLC, and Solomon Edwards Group LLC.

  • He is also a serial entrepreneur, having built five different companies.

  • John Maxwell Certified Business Coach

  • SOLID Certified Executive Leadership Coach

  • Certified in Hogan Assessments

  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and an associate of the Institute of Coaching at McLean, Harvard Medical School

  • Author of five books including, The Uncommon Commodity: Common Sense Guide for First Time Managers STRIVE for Job Search Success, and Trust at Work

  • His podcast, Leadership Powered By Common Sense, is rated in the top 10% of the business genre.

Joseph Cramp, Certified Life Coach - Special Focus on Grief and Loss

Having lost his own young son in a car accident, Joseph is passionate about helping others through their grief and loss journeys.

Dr. Laura DeCesaris DC - Women’s Metabolic Health Expert

Dr. Laura DeCesaris DC MS, helps high-performing women – especially those over the age of 30 – optimize their mind, muscle, and metabolic health, using personalized wellness strategies.

You can find her contributions in outlets such as Forbes, NBC News, Greatist, Parade, Well + Good, and other publications.

Elizabeth Yarnell ND - Autoimmune Expert

Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, Elizabeth Yarnell has been busy studying how to manage autoimmunity naturally as a traditional naturopath and Certified LEAP Therapist.

She’s worked with hundreds of MS and other autoimmune sufferers in her nationwide clinic using unique, personalized natural therapies to empower them to reclaim their health.

She’s also:

  • A TEDx speaker

  • An award-winning author, whose cookbook has sold more than 60,000 copies

  • A patented inventor

  • Has been featured on such outlets as CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS as well as in Good Housekeeping, Health, and Martha Stewart Living Radio

Dr. Susan Fox, ​​DACM, LAc - Fertility Expert & TCM Doctor

Dr. Susan Fox is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Fertility and Women’s Health Specialist, and a Licensed Acupuncturist.

She’s the Founder of Health You-niversity, an organization dedicated to women’s health.