Episode 196

Published on:

14th Mar 2024


In today's episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing coach, Mary Meduna-Gross. Mary and I have reconnected after meeting several years ago through a mutual Choice Theory enthusiast. It was such a joy to talk to Mary again after all these years and find out we have so much in common. As I launch Mental Freedom, Mary is also launching a program of her own dedicated, not only to walk along her clients, but to actually teach them the skills they need to lead themselves, and then by extension, develop the skills necessary to lead others. Not a fan of the command-and-control brand of leadership, Mary offers a softer, more effective, leadership style. You can discover more about Mary on her website, Plena Vita |, particularly at her blog. She also hosts a podcast where she interviews other leaders at her Fully Alive podcast, which can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts. 

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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.