Supervision / Coaches
The Academy of Choice offers supervision to counselors and coaches. If you are an LPC who needs supervision to qualify for your LCPC, we can help. Kim Olver is an LCPC who does supervision with counselors interested in exploring treating clients without dependence upon the medical model for medication and diagnosing disease. Kim will support you in using the principles of Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and her own, proprietary method called, Mental Freedom® when you are truly ready to help your clients stop being victims and, take control of their life and begin to live from within. Please check the rules of your state to be sure you can have a supervisor who doesn’t work at your place of employment and may be out-of-state. Academy of Choice Also offers supervision to coaches. While there is no law requiring supervision, you may want to run some cases by someone with more experience.
Individual supervision is billed at $150/hour.
Counselors: As a licensed clinical professional counselor, you can book Kim to do your counselor supervision. If you are using Choice Theory/Reality Therapy as your theory, you may want guidance for its application. If you are seeking hours for licensure, be sure your state will allow your supervisor to be in Illinois. Some states require supervisors to reside in the same state as the counselor seeking supervision. Sessions are conducted via Zoom.
Coaches: Currently, there are no requirements for coaches to seek supervision, however, as a newbie in the field, or someone who wants to be sure they are applying Choice Coaching or Mental Freedom® properly, you can hire Kim or any of her Academy of Choice coaches for supervision. Remember, what Vince Lombadi said: “It’s not practice that makes perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
Meet our coaches
Here are our certified Academy of Choice Coaches
Kim Olver, MS., NCC., LCPC – Kim’s mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She has studied Choice Theory over 30 years and has developed her process of Mental Freedom based on it. Kim is a highly sought-after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). She is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Mental Freedom. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; the producer of the podcast Life = Choices; Choices = Life; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. She is a model of what she teaches, and believes responsibility, trust and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.
Scott D’Alterio Ed.D., BCC, RYT 500, is a Board Certified Coach with a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Brain-based Leadership and Master’s Degrees in both Counseling and Human Development and Educational Leadership. He has over 20 years of international experience and has been the Director of three International schools where he supported the staff and parent community with extensive coaching, consulting and training. His passion is to support others to identify their underlying wants and needs and to realize their goals and develop healthier habits. Scott is also well established in the health and wellness field and understands the mind, body, and higher consciousness connection. He is a 500 RYT Certified Yoga teacher.
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. He believes in effective communication and his message is life-changing and inspiring.
Phil Lynn, BCC, BS, MA is a board-certified coach specializing in couples and family coaching. With thirty years of pastoral experience, Phil’s desire as a coach is to help people heal, restore and build happy, fulfilling family relationships. He has an intuitive knack for connecting with others in a matter of minutes, and his unique approach to relationships permeates everything he does as a coach. Phil is the founder and owner of The Trias Group, a relationally-based coaching organization.
Denise Daub, Business Owner & Coach, has held various positions over the past 30 years in the business world as a Paralegal, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for various businesses and individuals. In 2005 she left the corporate world and established her own business providing administrative support, website design & maintenance, eCommerce, marketing, desktop publishing and much more, including coaching to small business owners.
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