Principal and Founder
Helene Naftali had a single ambition when she founded oneTRUEzone. She wanted to create a vehicle to empower college students to discover the career they were meant for, one that could lead to a life of happiness and professional fulfillment.
Helene found a significant gap in the career services available to young adults, and one that she was more than able to fill. Her passionate concern for the success of each young person is fueled by many years as a practicing psychotherapist. Additionally, as Senior Vice President of Investments for a major financial services firm, Helene also has 25 years of experience in helping families and individuals plan their financial futures. Early in her financial career, Helene was responsible for setting up training for new advisers to show them how to increase their success rate in counseling families on their financial futures. While balancing motherhood and two careers, Helene went on to spearhead workshops guiding people that were considering financial careers on how to determine if their hearts and minds were in fact dedicated to this path. It was this experience that served as a wake-up-call for Helene that her oneTRUEzone is to reach out to the many young adults needing help in making college count, and in finding a career that will truly make them happy.
As a compelling public speaker, Helene has given numerous motivational talks in educational and corporate settings on topics ranging from career planning to high finance. In light of Helene’s many successes, she remains modest and down to earth, and is very well respected in her community. Her genuine concern for the well being of the individual is her ever-present guiding light and passion. Her warmth and enthusiasm enable her to unlock the yearnings of young people, and help them find their oneTRUEzone. Helene holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton University, and also a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Helene, her husband and two daughters live in northern New Jersey.
Director and Manager of Operations
April Neumann comes to oneTRUEzone with a passion for working hard and playing hard- a winning combination that has made her life truly happy.
April pursued a degree in Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, which lead to a busy summer internship at Fox News Channel in New York. After college, her love for the theatrical world inspired April to move across the country to Los Angeles, where a temporary position as an administrative assistant soon grew into a career as a wedding planner, and instantly became her new passion. After a year of west coast living, April began exploring the world of event planning back in New York. April soon undertook an event planning position with a Trump-branded company, based on Wall Street. In just a few short years, April climbed the corporate ladder into management and finally director-level positions, working with some of the most brilliant real estate and business minds in the country.
Today, April thrives on her passion for speaking with high school students, college students, and young professionals and helping them recognize their oneTRUEzone and full potential, leading to a future of happiness, success, and loving what they do!
Dr. Diane Mitchell
Diane Mitchell is the curriculum designer and consultant for oneTRUEzone. She comes to oneTRUEzone with a diverse and extensive background in education, having taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels. Diane is currently a middle school principal in the Clarkstown Central School District in New York. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta, a Master’s degree from Fordham University in Special Education, and a Doctoral degree from St. John’s University in Educational Leadership. Diane has published several articles on students’ learning styles and their implications for education. Diane resides in Rockland County, NY with her husband and three sons and enjoys running marathons.
Diane has discovered that her oneTRUEzone is creating educational alternatives, which is what brought her to oneTRUEzone.
Rena Klosk, comes to OneTRUEzone with a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Economics and Public Policy from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from Rutgers University. She also brings significant experience in human resources management and consulting for major corporations including Reliance Group Holdings, Polychrome and Sony Corporation of America.
While raising her three children, Rena has held several philanthropic and community leadership positions including serving as a Trustee for the Franklin Lakes Education Foundation, and serving as a Presidential Appointee on the Board and Executive Board for Women’s Philanthropy of the Federation of Northern New Jersey. Rena discovered her passion for working with young people through her years of volunteering for Cornell University, as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
When Rena learned that Helene Naftali was in the process of founding oneTRUEzone, the firm’s mission immediately impressed her. Rena’s experience in professional recruitment and employee counseling and relations, coupled with the many conversations she has had with young people regarding their future educational choices and potential career paths, provide her with a unique background. Her passion for connecting people to one another, and for helping young people find their true path, is realized by her work for oneTRUEzone.
Psychotherapist and Personal Coach
Alison Morris is a personal coach for oneTRUEzone. As a psychotherapist in independent practice, her passion is to provide therapy to individuals, couples and families. In her role as a personal coach for oneTRUEzone, Alison’s goal is to be an integral part of the learning experience for students. Alison enjoys researching and has co-developed the very robust curriculum that will take a pupil on the extraordinary journey of discovering his or her unique gift in life.
Through her past 10 years at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, Alison supported students to address a variety of issues. By helping students focus on their inner strengths and talents, they were able to find greater fulfillment in their personal lives and develop more meaningful relationships. Through her work on the Division of Student Affairs Programming Committee, Alison enjoyed designing psychoeducational programs that fostered personal growth and development.
Alison graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England with a pre-law degree and later was awarded a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alison is also proud to have successfully completed her first Ironman Triathlon in 2009.
Alison is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve a higher quality of life. She shares her passion through her counseling work and personal experiences. Alison is a strong believer in the philosophy and practice of oneTRUEzone as an effective tool in assisting its participants in the program to find their ideal career path, and creating fulfilling, successful lives.
Bryan Mitchell is the Videographer for oneTRUEzone. He is responsible for the creation, development, editing, and production of all audio and video projects for the firm. Working closely with oneTRUEzone founder, Helene Naftali, as well as other members of the staff, Bryan produces and manages all student coaching and instructional videos.
Bryan holds a Communications degree with a Television/Radio/Film emphasis from Marist College. In college, with the guidance and support of peers and trusted professors, Bryan was fortunate to discover his oneTRUEzone, his true calling. Bryan always had an interest in post-production editing, but when he had the opportunity to experience it first-hand, he knew he was hooked. For Bryan, there is no better feeling than condensing hours of tape reel into a work of art. Bryan becomes completely immersed in his work, a feeling we at oneTRUEzone, call “flow”. When Bryan is working, nothing else matters.
Through endless enjoyable hours of editing, and Helene Naftali’s coaching, Bryan has been able to realize his unique gift, his calling and his passion. Today, Bryan lives what oneTRUEzone aspires to give all of our students, a life where “work is play.”