Our Best Ever You Team

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Founder/CEO

When our lives touch, my goal is that we are both our best as a result.

Hay House author & Best Ever You CEO, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is on a mission to inspire you, to raise awareness and to promote greater excellence within each of us and in the world. Elizabeth understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate our light within and help us live our best life. A best-selling and award-winning author of PERCOLATE - Let Your Best Self Filter Through, Elizabeth empowers readers to implement powerful, positive change to thrive in every aspect of your life.

In 2008, Elizabeth left a 17 year career in the financial services industry to start The Best Ever You Network, which is now a leading multimedia provider of lifestyle and self-help content. Elizabeth hosts “The Best Ever You Show,” which has nearly two million global listeners. Elizabeth has a degree in communications & broadcasting and also works as a business consultant/life coach.

Elizabeth lives her daily life with allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. In 1998, Elizabeth nearly lost her life due to an allergic reaction to almonds. In 1999, she had a second near-fatal allergic reaction while pregnant with her third son, after which she was hospitalized for more than a week.  She lives with her husband and four boys in Maine.

Visit: ElizHamilton.com

 

Dr. Walter E. Jacobson

Mentor, Advisor, Co-Host of The Best Ever You Show

​Walter E. Jacobson, MD, psychiatrist, therapist, spiritual advisor, Mastery of Life Mentor, author and speaker, motivates audiences to break free from self-limiting concepts and negative behaviors getting in the way of their happiness and success.  ​ He is the author of Forgive to Win, which helps people achieve the success, happiness, and physical well-being that has eluded them despite all the self-help techniques they have tried.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Pre-Med. After graduating from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977, he took an 18-year hiatus from medicine. During that time he engaged in an odyssey of self-discovery and creative self-expression, which included publishing the Tucson Times (an entertainment and arts weekly), writing screenplays, performing stand-up comedy, producing Poor Walter’s Almanac (a weekly satiric social-political commentary TV show on cable access), and appearing four times on the ROSEANNE TV series. Following his return to medicine in 1995, he graduated from the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program, became a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, and has been in private practice in the Los Angeles area since 1999.

Dr. Jacobson's training at the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program provided him with a wealth of skills. Their psychopharmacology program enabled him to assess and treat biological and chemical imbalances that contribute to anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Their psychotherapy program taught him a variety of therapeutic techniques, including dynamic insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, short-term therapy, interpersonal therapy, couples therapy and family systems therapy, many of which he integrates into his treatment approach once he formulates a client’s problems, weaknesses and strengths.

One of his unique therapeutic skills involves Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, which he learned by taking courses offered by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). Another unique therapeutic option that he offers clients is Past Life Regression Therapy which he learned from Brian Weiss, MD, a psychiatrist and expert in the field of Past Life Regression.

Dr. Jacobson is also a motivational, self-empowerment speaker, guiding people towards the fulfillment of their goals and dreams.

Visit: WalterJacobsonmd.com

Gary Kobat

Mentor, Advisor, Co-Host

World Class Athlete and Olympic "Mentalist," Gary Kobat, is quickly becoming the world's authority on mind, body, spirit, and sport. Gary is on a heart-felt mission to inspire millions of people to reveal their vibrational highest best self: mentally, physically, and spiritually. The author, international speaker, and Integrative Performance Coach mixes ancient wisdom with cutting-edge trends in human performance to focus his teachings and practice on the importance of self-love and self-worth. Gary's client list is a who's who in film, business, and sport. For the past decade he has quietly assisted the spiritually, health, wellness, and longevity of Jim Carrey, Mariska Hargitay, Will Ferrell, and countless others.

Visit http://www.garykobat.com

Randi Siegel, Consultant

Randi Siegel is a talent manager, producer, writer and social media consultant. She has focused on the comedy world for over 15 years and has been fortunate to gain experience and knowledge of all aspects of the business including: talent management, development, casting, production, editing, business affairs, digital / social media and brand image and recognition, in film, tv, music and publishing. Randi knows how to edit and work with small budgets, which enhances her skills as a producer. Randi knows how to produce, identify and work with talent, story edit, write and give copious, effective notes, which helps make her a well rounded development executive. She also know contracts and talent deals from both sides of the fence and is an adjunct professor at Boston University, teaching Talent Representation and Contracts. Randi believes in quality and doing things smarter and better - She loves comedy and want to keep finding ways to make people laugh and bring new talent to the forefront, like multi-talented Frank Stallone.

Emily Janson

Graphic Designer

Emily has worked with Best Ever You for over 3 years and is responsible for all graphics, our magazine and our newsletters. Emily is a graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design. Since 1991, she has worked with non-profits, small businesses, and individuals designing publications, theater programs and other print materials. Emily is married, has one child, and enjoys living in Maine. She loves to read, so if you have a favorite author, please contact her with your recommendation.

Jill Jelena Mijanovic

Producer and Project Manager

Jelena Jill Mijanovic is a holistic life coach, a peace ambassador and a practitioner of yoga, meditation, chanting, brain education, Vedicsciences and various forms of integrative medicine. Currently studying Acupuncture, Siddha Medicine and Dahn Yoga, Jill enjoys going on pilgrimages throughout the world. It's her passion to uplift and empower others by bringing them to sacred spots that heal, transform, help one hear their soul's song and fulfill their life's mission! Always in the company of holy ones and her furry 4 year old baby girl Neela, Jill aspires to open up an Academy in 2015 that will bring the best techniques from all the religions and lineages she studied to those seeing higher knowledge and the light.

Liz Foley 

Editor-in-Chief, Best Ever You Magazine

Liz is a real estate agent in Southern Maine, but loves working with words as much as she does houses and people. A graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a BA in English, this former reading teacher is a mother of one adult son, Alex, and has been a wife for over 32 years. Someday, she would like to read and write all day with her cats and dog at her feet in front of a fire. Until then, her time with Best Ever You is filling that need by putting together the best magazine and network possible, with the best people possible.