Speaking & Training
“Kim is a true master of her craft! She connects easily with her audience, making them feel welcome and safe. Kim has presented and run trainings on Trauma, Choice Theory and Multiculturalism at Citron Hennessey Therapy. The feedback from our clinicians is they leave wanting more. Kim embodies the philosophy of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, which is what makes her such a good teacher, mentor and presenter. She is not only a colleague but has become a friend. We highly recommend her.” – Leonard Citron & Ben Hennessey
Training Solutions for Businesses, Schools and Community Organizations
All of our workshops are available as a keynote, 90-min, 2-hr, or ½ or full day options. Our topics cover a wide range of areas, including:
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Mental Freedom® is a special psychoeducational brand of coaching that helps clients take responsibility for what is theirs, while letting go of what is not, learn to trust everyone for one special thing and change the damaging stories in their head. Clients then develop the skills to pay attention to the early painful signals from their bodies and emotions. And later, to transform that pain into something neutral, and maybe even positive, by finding the GLOW in every situation. All of this is accomplished in six sessions. Learn to open your heart, free your mind and transform your life.
Choice Theory and Reality Therapy
CTRT Upcoming Training
Basic Week October 3-6, 2022-Chicago, IL
2023 schedule coming soon
Are you Interested in Becoming a Coach?
Coaching is different from therapy, counseling, mentoring, or consulting. It is a discrete skill, designed to ask a client Socratic questions that will lead them to their desired outcomes. Adding coaching to your skill set can help you improve and expand your already established expertise.
The Academy Of Choice coaching program is about training people to 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. Our revolutionary process is not just a coaching technique, it is a lens through which you learn to view the world and possibly a way you choose to live your life. Many programs casually talk about change coming from within, but our process shows you the transformation step-by-step so you can live it and then show others the way.
Our Team of Trainers
Kim Olver‘s, 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 has a wide range of experience, working in the fields of community mental health, 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.
Sylvester Baugh is the Director of Baugh Training & Consulting (BTC) in Illinois. Sylvester has assisted a variety of educational institutions in developing and sustaining a quality culture. For over 35 years, Sylvester has dedicated his life to serving and improving others. Sylvester provides trainings and workshops in the areas of, Cultural Awareness, Managing Conflict, Effective Leadership, Team Building, Diversity and much more. He co-authored the book, Leveraging Diversity at Work, How to Hire, Retain and Inspire a Diverse Workforce for Peak Performance and Profit and he is the author of the book, Puzzled, but NOT Confused. How to obtain and maintain quality relationships. Prior to the tragedy of 9/11/01, he worked with United Airlines in the area of Diversity Management. Sylvester’s a dynamic, stimulating, inspirational presenter. His message is life changing and inspiring.
Who we’ve worked with
Book Kim for speaking
Olver International has a cadre of speakers that bring excellence, excitement and expertise to your events. Whether you are looking for a keynote speaker, a workshop provider, trainer or certification, Olver International has the right speaker for you. We mostly provide educational topics in the areas of people, human capital and soft skills. Our most requested topics are: Mental Freedom®; Choice Theory; Reality Therapy; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Balanced and Restorative Justice; Leadership; Crisis Intervention; Post-Traumatic Growth; and Choosing Me Now, Stress Management, Anger Management and Addiction and Recovery.