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All About Kim - Mental Freedom

Kim Olver, LCPC, NCC, BCC, has a mission to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work. Kim is a licensed counselor, certified coach, trainer, international speaker and author. In addition to all of her work with Olver International, she serves as the Executive Director for William Glasser International. As senior faculty for Glasser, she has taught thousands of people his concepts around the globe.

Kim founded her company, Olver International, previously known as Coaching for Excellence, in 2004, and the Academy of Choice in 2010, while developing the process of Choice Coaching, which she employs with her clients and teaches to fellow coach trainees. Kim also developed a proprietary process called, Mental Freedom™, to help clients transform any painful emotions they are experiencing and turn them into something neutral or even positive. This is not a process that takes a long time. It is  taught in six sessions and can be applied to any painful situation in a person’s life.

She started this company because she had been studying and integrating William Glasser’s Choice Theory® for almost 17 years and she wanted to bring the concepts to everyday people to apply to their lives to improve general life satisfaction, since the William Glasser Institute mostly targeted counselors and educators for their programs.

Kim’s own experiences have helped her better integrate Choice Theory into her own life and have allowed her to develop a deeper sense of empathy for others managing similar challenges. From the early days, as a new graduate and newlywed, and becoming a new parent, dealing with grief and loss, to learning how to care for her own body, Kim has utilized the concepts of Choice Theory personally.

Kim claims that the 1980’s were a blur, filled with graduating college, getting married and having two children. As time went on, Kim had to deal with the death of her husband and becoming a single mother to her teenage sons. When her youngest son, Kyle, turned 18, he enrolled in the US Army and served two tours in Iraq, teaching Kim patience and adding to her resiliency. Similarly, when Kim suffered two broken ankles in a hot air balloon accident, she spent two months in a wheelchair and found more ways to apply Mental Freedom™ to her own and others’ lives

In all that she does, Kim demonstrates openness, unconditional acceptance, and unwavering hope that people can heal from anything they have experienced. She has a strong belief that people are not broken, but simply extremely skilled at adapting to the conditions of their life. Kim is particularly invitational, providing people with the information they need to decide what, if any, changes they want to make in their lives. The choice always belongs to the person Kim is speaking with, based on their assessment of what is best for their life.

Kim has a wide range of experience, working in the fields of community mental health theory, corrections, child welfare, addiction, couples, parenting, and self-discovery.

Kim is an internationally-recognized speaker having worked on six continents and 13 countries addressing schools, counselors, social workers, military veterans, coaches, couples, parents and businesses on her transformational ideas based on Choice Theory® psychology.

What is Choice Coaching?

Our coaching process is about helping people to stop creating their own misery, while helping them take responsibility for their own happiness and success by putting their time and energy into the things they control, rather than the things they don’t. This means leading people away from blame, anger, and resentment and into introspection, acceptance and proactivity. Our process demolishes the victim mentality and empowers  clients to reach their goals, while creating the meaningful relationships in their lives that will support and encourage them along the way.

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By Gigi Kilroe

“From Within is a riveting biographical work of one woman’s journey as a sexual abuse survivor, who transitioned from the physical and emotional pain and betrayal to a newly found passion to help others going through similar circumstances.”

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Grace is a cross-generational book written by thirty-five courageous women between the ages of 29-95 years old. Each contributor writes heartfelt letters to the hurt little girl or young woman they once were. As they reflected on the moments and experiences that changed the trajectory of their lives, it was clear that they would have to face past trauma and dig into wounds that had long been healed. The letters are filled with wisdom and advice they wish they had when they were younger.

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