Meet Alissa

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After a life changing equus retreat (coaching with horses) in 2010 hosted by Martha Beck and Koelle Simpson, Alissa Gauger, MBA, was inspired to reexamine her life. She enrolled in Martha Beck’s life coaching program and left her 15+ year marketing career because she felt called to help people on a deeper level. Blending together life coaching tools along with her extensive knowledge of Northwestern Mutual has been the recipe for success. She has grown Unleash Your Practice from a sole practice of one to employing five coaches and one staff member. She is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, a Certified Kolbe Consultant, a Certified Koelle Simpson Equus Coach, and also a Level II Advanced Certified Tension and Trauma Release (TRE) Practitioner. In addition to her coaching services, Gauger works as a marketing and business consultant, writer and speaker. Alissa enjoys spending time with her five goats and seven horses, reading and the outdoors in her free time.

Meet Malory

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Malory lives, works and plays at her charming homestead near Madison, WI. She is married to a magical lumberjack. They have two spirited children, a very protective dog, and two hilarious cows. Malory is a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach, Certified TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises) Provider and a Certified Kolbe Consultant. Prior to her life as a Certified Coach, Malory was part of the Northwestern Mutual family a bit more directly in various capacities, including the FR Role. A catalyst for change, Malory is a gifted and compassionate listener with a passion for helping people reconnect with their truest selves and live their most authentic, wild and successful lives.


Meet Rachel

In addition to being an Unleash Your Practice Certified Coach, Rachel has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing psychotherapy in her private practice for over a decade. Having worked as Director of Internship Development at Northwestern Mutual- The Holter Financial Group in Milwaukee, WI, Rachel is equipped with inside-out knowledge of Northwestern Mutual. Her ideal NM client is someone ready for a partnership. Her goal for all clients is to help them discover and honor their authentic selves. Above all, Rachel approaches her coaching with empathy. She believes that clients are the experts on themselves and will empathetically meet them where they are at. In her free time, you can find Rachel having dance parties with her daughter, enjoying a patio happy hour with her husband, and engaging in laser pointer shenanigans with her cat.

Meet Lisa

Lisa Kann is a Certified Unleash Your Practice life coach and equus coach who specializes in strengthening communication, leadership, teamwork and building problem solving skills through incorporating horses into her practice. She has worked with Northwestern Mutual advisors for more than five years and is a dynamic coach who knows how to help clients learn to lead their lives.

Meet Megan

Our Practice Manager Megan Haefner was most recently part of the highly successful team working for Karl Dettmann, Northwestern Mutual – The Kosnick Financial Group. Being a part of one of the top teams at Northwestern Mutual, Megan learned the ins and outs of building and maintaining a thriving practice. Megan graduated from UW Eau Claire with a degree in Marketing and Professional Sales. She lives in Madison, WI with her husband, daughter and dog, Graham.