Episode 173

Published on:

7th Sep 2023

Hope and Healing from Sexual Trauma

In this episode, I had the honor to interview a high school friend and author of From Within: My Path of Hope and Healing from Sexual Abuse. One in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they reach 18 years of age. Gigi Kilroe not only survived repressed sexual trauma from a very early age, she experienced dating violence, rape in college and another rape in her early 20s. How does one survive that, let alone come out the other side in a triumph position? Listen to this podcast to find out how Gigi went from abuse to a suicide attempt and more ideation to writing a book and being on the speaking circuit to help other survivors learn to find that light within and shine it brightly like she has learned to do. You can find Gigi at www.gigikilroe.com or connect with her on her on FaceBook as Gigi Kilroe. 

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About the Podcast

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.