Kailo is a hospital-based employee wellness program, developed at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in 1998 and replicated at Halton Health Care, Ontario in 2005. Long-recognized in the U.S. as one of the most innovative programs in the country, this non-traditional model adopts a decidedly more psychosocial, and even spiritual framework. It maintains that relationships, self-esteem, purpose, meaning and fun are powerful determinants of health.
Louisa has developed and implemented many workplace programs and has consulted with and coached teams and individuals. Louisa holds a BA in Business Administration. Her passion for health and wellness lead her to becoming certified as a Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Life Coach. She has also pursued studies of mind/body/spirit practices, including Hatha Yoga, Vipassana Meditation and has completed two levels in Reiki. In January 2009, she will begin a Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology.