Skills to Change Institute: Executive Team

Robert Gene Smith - CEO

Robert Gene Smith is a neuroplastician, behavioral engineer and drug rehab consultant. He is one of America’s leading experts on stress, trauma, PTSD, addictions, physical healing and neuroplasticity.


Robert started his exploration into the inner workings of the mind when he was just 15 years old. It was through this journey that he discovered and practiced hundreds of theories, modalities, therapies, and techniques for self-help and transformation. After years of touch and go progress he realized that there was still more to be done in the world of self-healing and thus he created eutaptics® FasterEFT™. By seeing a need for something more inclusive that gives lasting results, Robert has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He provides the largest library of free educational videos on healing the mind and body on YouTube and gives seminars worldwide on the power of eutaptics® FasterEFT™.

Sandra Rojo - COO

Sandra Bio

Our Incredible eutaptics® FasterEFT™ Teachers

These highly advanced eutaptics® FasterEFT™ Practitioners were selected due to their extensive knowledge in the field, their ability to capture Robert’s way of teaching and bring it to all of their lessons, their loyalty to the modality, as well as being seasoned business professionals.

Robert Sanders, Head Mentor, Teacher, USA

Shortly after Robert was born in Germany, his mother gave him to a caregiver for 5 years, then reclaimed him only to give me up for adoption to another family a year later.  When he came to America at age 10, he could barely speak English, didn’t fit in, and had a hard time in school. As an adult, he spent 20 years in the military living all over the world, witnessing many disturbing events, experiencing relationships come and go.  After 5 years of being a caregiver to his late wife Caryn, who passed away from cancer, he was left with pain, anger, fear, depression, and issues of rejection, abandonment, and isolation. He was an emotional mess and knew it was time for a change. In his search for relief, he discovered EFT and then FasterEFT™.  I worked on myself, studied and became a Level 4 Advanced eutaptics® FasterEFT™ Practitioner.

“I now feel completely transformed and look forward to each and every day.” – Robert Sanders

Diane Downward - Teacher, Australia

Diane has been in the health and fitness industry most of her life and always knew she wanted to help people.  She started work at 16 as a dispensary assistant in a pharmacy and despite this, she didn’t think medication was a solution for people’s health conditions.


She was a fitness instructor for 21 years and has been a Bowen Therapist for 21 years. She did Reiki and many other courses and alternative modalities. Then she found EFT, but it was when Robert Gene Smith came to Adelaide in 2011 to present a Transformational Weekend that she just knew this is what she needed to be doing. She is now an advanced eutaptics® FasterEFT™ Level 5 Practitioner.

Ela Lair - Teacher, Austria

As a Level 5 Practitioner, Ela Lair is a surgeon of the mind. A hands-on professional with over 18 years of applied work experience in dissection thought patterns, belief structures, attitudes, and emotions that often hamper our career development or lead to conflicts in our private lives. She has the talent to simplify complex thinking patterns, helping you to find the reason for your recurring thoughts, and also creating an understanding to help to raise self-awareness on the causes of our problems.
Since her teenage years, Ela has been passionate about how the mind works, and how thinking-patterns often interfere with our inner desires, dreams, and set goals in life. Our own beliefs are often the reason for not being able to reach these desired outcomes. Non-beneficial beliefs can lead to frustration or depression, fears, anxiety, allergies, illnesses, or other disorders.

Ilka Oster - Teacher, Australia

Ilka spends her time empowering clients to live in more elevated states of joy, creativity, and bliss. She enjoys bringing your hearts desire to the present moment, empowering you to gain mastery of your mind, body, and soul, and being a witness to your expansion, growth, and wild adventurous life is what lights me up inside.


Living and breathing the process of transforming health, wealth, and relationships for herself and her clients.


Looks forward to being your Level 5 Faster EFT/Eutapitics, practitioner, guide, and mentor drawing on 7 years of experience and over 3500 client hours.

Nicola Vitkovich - Teacher, USA

Nicola Bio

Jennifer Hewat - Teacher, USA

Jennifer has always been interested in helping people become healthier. Her childhood desire to be a nurse-led to graduation from Boston University with a B.S.RN and a 30-year nursing career.
Located in Baltimore, MD, she acquired an Oncology Certification and ran its first Outpatient Chemotherapy Clinic. Her final role in Western medicine was a nurse Manager for a Gynecologic Oncology practice where she led patient therapeutic counseling groups.
She founded Wholistic Healthcare to share what she had learned, becoming a Certified Level 5 Advanced Practitioner. She teaches Stress Reduction -eutaptics® FasterEFT™ at Az. College of Naturopathic Medicine, Towson University, Md.

Our Amazing Support Staff

Sam Williams - Office Manager

Sam can be reached concerning accounting/payments, sales, and customer service.

Melanie Townsend - Training Coordinator

Please contact Melanie with any training, assistance with TalentLMS, log-in, grading, or questions.