About – Carol Bondy
Carol Knight Bondy is a founding partner and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC, an integrative holistic wellness practice in Charlotte, NC whose mission is to offer an innovative model of wellness collaborating with healthcare and other professionals and the communities they serve, to promote preventive care, education and healing.
She also serves as Managing Partner of Southbridge Partners, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in project management for the healthcare industry and non-profit organizations since 2006. Carol has extensive experience in healthcare management as Administrator/CEO of both private primary care and specialty medical practices, and as consultant/advisor to hospital systems in the development of physician networks. Carol assisted in the start-up of the Family Medicine Program in Hendersonville, NC and served as a consultant to Carolinas Healthcare System (now Atrium) teaching practice management and providing life coaching services to third-year family medicine residents. It was in working with the residents over a nine-year period that Carol realized the importance of sharing her combined personal and professional experiences as well as her research on well-being in order to help create a new model for others.
Carol’s passion for positive change in healthcare combined with her personal interests in integrative medicine resulted in a twenty-year quest privately researching concepts for an integrative wellness model blending both traditional Western (allopathic) medicine with integrative modalities under one system of delivery. Since opening Center for the Healing Arts in 2014, Carol has rekindled her desire to bring a whole-person wellness approach to her coaching of individuals working in the healthcare industry as well as consulting with healthcare organizations that are ready to make the paradigm shift to a culture of wellness.
Carol holds an MBA from McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, is certified as a Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Carol currently serves as secretary of the NAWBO-Charlotte board. Carol received coaching training through the International Coach Academy, is a trained Reiki practitioner and has studied at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA with Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil and Martha Beck. Carol has satisfied all the requirements, successfully passed all examinations and has been certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation™ Instructor through The Chopra Center. Carol completed her studies with Dr. Lissa Rankin in the 2014 inaugural class of the Whole Health Medicine Institute in San Francisco. Being a life-long learner, Carol graduated from the Duke Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare in February 2017. Carol has completed the requirements for certification in the Actualized Leader Profile© and the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks & Associates, LLC. Additionally, Carol completed the HeartMath® Coach/Mentor Certification Program in July 2019 and enjoys using HeartMath® in her daily life as well as with her coaching/mentoring clients.
Carol lives in Charlotte with her husband, Ross Pegg, and loves living close to her three grown children, Cory Walton, Kelly Hembree and Natalie O’Connor and spending time with them and their families. Carol loves being in nature, sailing, meditation and yoga.
About – Laura Mauriello
Laura is a founding partner and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Center for the Healing Arts is an integrative holistic wellness center whose mission is to offer an innovative model of wellness collaborating with healthcare and other professionals, and the communities they serve, to promote preventive care, education and healing.
As a Registered Nurse, Laura’s passion as a life-long student of non-traditional methods of healing led her to pursue additional training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2011 she was certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Health and Wellness coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide support, accountability and guidance setting attainable goals to make sustainable changes for those who desire life-enhancing improvements while achieving their optimal health and happiness. Laura is passionate about teaching a whole person approach to wellness.
Laura combines her nursing background with a holistic, mind, body, spirit approach that evaluate all areas of her patients/clients lives. Evaluating and recognizing that each patient/client is unique, Laura partners with them to provide guidance in accordance to their readiness to make lifestyle changes and increase self-awareness. Laura is a trained Reiki practitioner, uses this energy modality as well as meditation/guided imagery, and breathing techniques to help her patients/clients manage everyday stress and promote self-healing. She will help patients/clients see that making small incremental changes over time creates a sustainable lifestyle shift for optimal well-being.
Laura continues to study and further her education and knowledge in all areas of integrative healthcare, as she is passionate about helping people see and live their best lives, prevent disease and actively participate in how they care for themselves. Laura has studied at The Chopra Center with Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Martha Beck and Marianne Williamson. Laura has satisfied the all the requirements, successfully passed all examinations and has been certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation™ Instructor through the Chopra Center. She has also completed course work in the 2014 inaugural class at the Whole Health Medical Institute in San Francisco, CA for health care practitioners with Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and Anatomy of a Calling. Laura graduated from the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University in February 2018. Laura has completed the requirements for certification for the Actualized Leadership Profile© and the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks and Associates, LLC. Laura satisfied all requirements for the Heart Math Interventions Program for healthcare professionals at the Heart Math Institute in July 2019. She looks forward to incorporating Heart Math in her current teachings.
Laura lives in Charlotte, NC, and is married to Ron Roth. She has two grown sons, Alex Gajewski in NYC, and Mark Gajewski in Denver, CO. She loves nature and being outdoors, plays tennis, is a dedicated student of yoga, meditation, is an avid reader and is passionate about cooking healthy meals. She is a member of the International Association of Health Coaches, a member of the Health Coach Group, and is a Licensed Registered Nurse in NC.