Community Programs

Community Programs

Addiction & Recovery through a Choice Theory Lens

If you are tired of going around in circles with clients who are addicted, try applying CT to the challenge. CT provides a pathway to help counselors and addicts both understand the origin of addiction and a path to living a life clean and sober

Anger: It is a Choice

Most people believe that anger is an emotion that just overcomes them and causes them to behave in ways that they later regret. This workshop helps you understand that anger is a choice that people make, often subconsciously, to help them get what they want in that moment. You can learn to choose differently by first becoming aware of the choice and then making a plan to do something more effective to get what you want in a way that doesn’t harm others and damage your relationships.

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Being the Best You, You Can Be (Keynote)

This keynote provides step by step instructions for moving from wherever you are right now to the ideal you would like to be. Kim uses inspirational stories to teach the steps along the way.

Choice Theory Certification

Was created for helping professionals and educators to help them work more effectively with their clients and students. With the addition of the relationship habits everyday people have found benefit in CT certification — parents, couples, business leaders, religious leaders, and anyone interested in creating a more effective life. Certification in CT is a five-step process: Basic Training, Basic Practicum, Advanced Training, Advanced Practicum, and Certification. Business, organization, and schools can save money by bringing Kim to their place of work to train up to 16 people at a time.

Communication: Can You Hear Me Now?

This class defines the critical components of effective communication and allows participants to self-reflect on the effectiveness of their communication skills. This class also helps participants understand how to build connections and offers tips on how to listen effectively.

Conflict Resolution series (3-part series)

1. Part I Introduction & Internal Conflict: This session introduces participants to various components of this series and their relevance, followed by discussion of common barriers to conflict resolution, the consequences of inaction when there is a conflict, and how to identify and successfully manage internal conflict.

2. Part II External Conflict: This session addresses successful management strategies for both personal and professional life experiences. This is designed to assist in acquiring resolution when we have a conflict with someone, or when someone has a conflict with us. This session allows for a discussion of ways to communicate differently for each scenario and how to best help others implement these same practices.

3. Part III Observed Conflict & Aggressive Intruder: This session has been customized to provide the audience with information to create the best outcome, should they find themselves in the presence of individuals involved in an aggressive conflict, an aggressive intruder, or an Active shooter event (ASE). This is not intended to replace a full ASE training but to highlight and discuss best practices should you find yourself in either of the above scenarios.

Crisis Intervention Strategies: S.C.R.E.A.M (What to do when all else fails)

Participants will understand specific steps to manage the emotional energy which has built up because of periods of high stress, ongoing anger or when traditional coping methods may be exhausted or ineffective. Learn multiple tools to put into practice immediately for both personal and professional benefit.

Crisis Management

If you are looking for ways to defuse crisis in the workplace, this presentation hits the mark. Understanding that crisis provides both danger and an opportunity helps people stay calm while searching for the opportunity. Learn how to prevent, intervene, and afterwards process crises. Practice using defusing anger skills in negotiating differences will be provided.

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Effective Leadership

This is a workshop that is designed for anyone who operates in a leadership capacity. We look at some common mistakes that leaders (parents, teachers, etc) make and I introduce an approach that minimizes resistance and increases compliance. The moral of staff is greatly improved after attending this workshop

Focus & Balance during Crisis

When you encounter crisises, it is often labeled a crisis because you don’t know how to handle it. There is no playbook—no protocols or tried and true methods. This presentation provides a playbook for how to manage your life through difficult situations.

Goal Setting & Attainment (1/2 day workshop)

Discover Kim’s 7 step proprietary system for setting and attaining the important goals in your life. This system is not just about left-brain activities of making a schedule and following steps; it also interweaves rightbrained activities that are creative and free. There is something for everyone.

Grief Perception & Balance

This presentation helps you look at grief from a different angle. Grief is not an inevitable part of life, but rather a behavior we engage in to help us deal with loss. Understand how grief helps. Learn to use perception to create a balance, so you are no longer held hostage by your grief.

Growth Mindset from Choice Theory Perspective

In this presentation, we talk about Carol Dweck’s concept of mindset and explain that concept within a CT framework. People can get better at pretty much anything they want to with a strong enough commitment and willingness to invest time in the area they want to improve

Leading Through Crisis

This is a time for reflective discussion on defining a crisis and includes discussion about how to distinguish between good and bad leaders and battling distractions during a crisis. We discuss things like mind wandering, negative thinking, and uncertain anxiety. We will discuss staying in constant communication with your team, delegating responsibilities to other leaders, and how to make sure that you think about and make decisions that align with your values. Participants will learn, “What is the difference between uncertain and unclear?” and “What does clarity from leadership mean during times of crisis?”.

Stress Management

Explore a new paradigm for stress. What if stress is not about what happens to you, but it is a behavior you create to get something you want? Discover how once you understand you create stress, you can choose more effective behaviors. This workshop helps you take control of your life by reducing the negative consequences of stress.

Create Comfort in Courageous Conversations

In this workshop you will be connecting our similarities while appreciating our differences between people. Participants will analyze their comfort zones while recognizing the defenses used to maintain them. Participants will be challenged to substitute curiosity for self-righteousness to move in direction of diversity & inclusion rather than segregation and exclusion.

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Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do

This workshop is for people who may have lost their passion for what they do, or have maybe never discovered their passion. Developed to boost morale during challenging economic times, this workshop helps people get in touch with the reasons they want to feel better about what they are doing right now, while developing a pathway to what they really want to be doing later. Disclaimer: You may lose some people after this workshop, but they will be the people who haven’t been engaged anyway.

Discover your EQ

Discuss the five elements of emotional intelligence: self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, selfmotivation & empathy. In this workshop learn how to regulate your emotions, as well as techniques to reduce the emotionality of others.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Participants will learn what could change in their lives if they develop as a better communicator. They will learn what effectiveness they could add to their lives, both personally and professionally, as a better communicator. By connecting better, you could make a greater impact in your relationships and in your career. The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential.

How to Balance Work, School & Life

Do you find that there is not enough time in the day? Do you feel like you are over-committed? This workshop, unfortunately, does not help you find more time in your day. We only get 24 hours in each day, but it does help you manage your priorities, so the most important things are done first

International Peace Initiatives

This training critically examines global peace building initiatives, including strategies and practices based upon restorative justice. Participants will appraise, analyze, criticize, compare and contrast problems of international conflict and criminal justice with special emphasis on peace initiatives.

Leadership Development

The goal for this training is to help participants understand how influence works and use it as a starting point for learning how to lead more effectively. Each lesson is designed to help participants acquire skills and abilities that further develop people as leaders. The target audience is general, and all are welcome to participate. People should not wait until they are in a leadership position to learn how to lead; they should be preparing in advance. Leadership is used in the workplace, in the home, and in the community and this course will be relevant to all.

Managing through Life’s Transitions: Twelve Lessons from the Airport (3-part series)

This session uses the quite common experience of a traveling through the airport to dramatize how our daily life experiences can be used to improve the success of our journey through life. We will demonstrate the connection between selecting a flight and selecting a course in life, carrying unknown baggage, and carrying unhealthy beliefs. We will look at how putting on your oxygen mask first in an emergency can help us assess the options we have in place for our daily life’s emergencies. The participants will walk away with a minimum of 12 additional tools for managing life’s transitions all attached to experiences that are already familiar.

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Pay if Forward (keynote)

This keynote teaches that knowledge is NOT power. It is the application of knowledge that brings power and once you have applied knowledge there is a responsibility to pay if forward to others.

Post Traumatic G.L.O.W.

Are you a professional who works with people who have trauma in their background? Would you like to learn some new techniques and different ways of case conceptualization around trauma? This workshop helps you understand that post-traumatic stress is not a disorder but rather a phenomenal coping skill to deal with overwhelming trauma. One way through this is to help those affected by trauma to find the G.L.O.W. – the gifts, lessons, opportunities, and wisdom – that are inherently part of every trauma.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

This is a short workshop that offers tools for making difficult decisions. Problem-solving skills are exceedingly important for business, as well as your personal life. We cover the following topics: decision-making process, pros and cons and weighted decision-making methods, complex problems and decisions and how failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail.

Restorative Justice

Restorative justice maintains that those who have a stake in a specific offense must be involved to the extent possible. When guided by evidence-based practices, they can collectively identify and address harms, needs, and obligations in order to heal and put things as right as possible.

Three point Survival Code: Building Resiliency

In order to build resiliency this workshop is designed to identify three dominant factors. The Human factor – The Balance factor – The. Choice factor. When these areas are defined in greater detail and combined, they will help the participants overcome the barriers that interferes with being resilient and provide strategies for greater personal and professional success. Participants will also be given the top five areas of life to focus on in developing the mindset and behavior of resilience.

Understanding Moral and Emotional Injury

This specialized class addresses the growing population that is having difficulty advancing personally and professionally due to previous moral or emotional injury. This class discusses the definition of moral/emotional injury, the signs, and consequences of this injury, and how to assist in the healing process.