The Team

Gail Ahler


Gail Ahlers is an award-winning designer, artist, and educator. Born in the New York area, Gail moved to Providence to attend Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1985 with a BFA in light metals.  She has studied art history in Paris and sculpture in Mexico. She has since become certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She also studied Expressive Arts at Salve Regina University. Gail’s focus on empowering people led her to establish the non-profit “The Empowerment Factory” in 2014. Her diverse background allows her to develop and curate innovative programming and teachers that help guide people of all ages to live a happier, healthier more empowered lives.


Steven Seinberg

Programs Coordinator

Steven Seinberg recently returned to the east coast after spending a quarter-century in sunny California. While there, he worked for nine years as the CFO of a publicly-traded biotech company and then ran his own solo law practice in Los Angeles for four years. Having returned to the general region he grew up in, Steve’s primary focus is now on alternative wellness practices, including Astrology, Reiki, and meditation.


Shari Ahlers

Empowerment Coach

Shari has a unique combination of skills. She has a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, is an acupuncturist, professional kinesiologist, intuitive and shaman with extensive experience in multiple forms of energy work for over 40 years.

She has an international private practice helping individuals and groups, in person and by Skype. As well as lecturing and teaching, to help people enhance and expand their lives and reach their personal and professional goals.

Cynthia Lopez

Teacher and Workshop Facilitator

Cynthia has worked with children for several years and holds a Masters of Neuro Linguistic programming, timeline therapy, and hypnosis.  She is also NLP, New Linguistic Communication, and Project Learning Certified.