Episode 25

Published on:

18th Jun 2020

Does My Happiness depend on Yours? – interview with Maureen Sansom

In this episode, I interview Maureen Sansom, who has been practicing Choice Theory for several years. She has been employed by the NSW Dept. of Education for the past 25 years and for the past 13 years, is at a school for the specific purpose of assisting children who have difficulty managing their behavior. Maureen is a Reality Therapist, having been Certified in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy & Lead Management. She also has an Advanced Certification in the Clinical Practice of Reality Therapy. Maureen is a Facilitator of the Take Charge of Your Life program in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. She also serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Glasser Australia organization. Maureen will talk about how your personal happiness is not dependent on the happiness of the important people in your life. 

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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.