Meet Our Team

happiness_challengeThe HMC Team consists of various members from our community whose expertise helps us deliver the HMC message of health and happiness based on our five pillars. No gimmicks, no marketing hype, just the basic facts in accordance with our five pillars of happiness: Be Positive, Eat Healthy, Live Active, Have Fun and Give Back.

You can follow them online, attend one of our HMC nights or take advantage of one of their services. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and motivation while inspiring and guiding you to living a positive, healthy, happy lifestyle everyday.

HMC Leader


Carol Ploen-Hosegood

happy monkey club


Carol wears many hats in a day—mom, wife, daughter, businesswomen, friend, teammate—and she loves each and every one of them. She shares her love of life and positive energy with all those around her. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a true prairie girl who lives the motto of our province, "Friendly Manitoba”.

Carol is the founder and leader of HMC with a background in sport and recreation, marketing, fundraising and retailing. She pulls on all her experiences and creates a fun, active community of women inspired by healthy living and giving back to others.

Carol has a passion for hiking and discovering new places. This is reflected in the adventure travel trips hosted by Carol.

Her motto in life is to "die young as old as possible."



Happiness Challenge Team


Patti Phillips

life coach


Patti is a certified life coach, a retreat guide, an experiential educator, and an appreciative inquiry facilitator. She believes the greatest gift you can give yourself and others is simply to live authentically. Imagine a world where every person is expressing their unique gift, living with a positive attitude and spreading their positivity to the people around them. Patti has discovered her natural gift to be guiding others to live their life authentically and she wants to share this gift with you.

When you enter into a personal coaching relationship with Patti, she will be your guide to exploring your natural, authentic personality, help you discover your core values, and map out a plan to align your daily actions with your true self.


Lisa Poettker


Lisa has been a certified Fitness Instructor with the Manitoba Fitness Council since 1996. She has taught almost every type of class over the years, having done both group and one-on-one training. More recently, she became certified to teach yoga, which she has enjoyed as a student for the past 15 years. She is also a Physiotherapist, licensed in Acupuncture. Since the year 2000 she has enjoyed a busy career in private practice, treating everything from the jaw down to the big toe! She is passionate about exercise and health promotion, and living a healthy lifestyle is a priority she shares with her family. She has 3 beautiful young children, including a set of twins.


Sita Dookeran

Spiritual Life Coach


Sita Dookeran was a pioneer in the field of teaching meditation for 8 years in Winnipeg, before she moved to Vancouver, BC, in the summer of 2012.  Sita  is now a spiritual life coach who specializes in meditation. She has provided the 3 guided meditations for our members in the members only area to experience the gift of meditation in minutes a day. She also runs a successful Spirit Life Coaching business. For those of you looking to find a better way and change your life with simple and time-honored healing practices, Sita is your resource.

“I have a vision of everyone waking up and starting their day by meditating ~ even just for a few minutes. How would this city ~ this world ~ change if everyone started their day by connecting with their Higher Self?"


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