Episode 157

Published on:

18th May 2023

Dreams Inspired by Hope

In this episode, I interview Dr. Evisha Ford, a colleague and fellow member of the Professional Women's Network in Chicago's south suburbs. Evisha has an inspiring story of seeing the need for special education for high school students and her school district decided it wasn't the right time for the program she developed. That didn't stop Dr. Evisha! She left her job and started her own non-profit to provide the desperately needed services to approximately 100 students a year. Their educational center is much more than just education, though. It's called, I Can Dream Center, and she screens her new hires for their capacity for compassion. Dr. Evisha is a magnanimous leader, who inspires those around to dream through her vision of hope. Her new book, Benches in the Bathroom, is available to preorder. To get involved with the I Can Dream Center, go to https://icandreamcenter.com or to contact Dr. Evisha Ford, go to https://drevisha.com.

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Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , 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). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; 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. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.