Episode 135

Published on:

27th Oct 2022


In this episode, I interview Deborah McNelis about her concept of Neuro-Nurturing. Deb takes the complex topic of childhood brain functioning and development and breaks it down into usable, bite-size pieces of information to assist parents and others who want to help children become all they can be. She has four areas of focus, each of which is critically important. She says that you can find others who are experts in each of these areas but she focuses on the gestalt of brain development. When parents and others have realistic, developmental expectations for children and provide them with the building blocks they need for optimum development, the stress level on the child and the caregivers is greatly reduced. Listen in if you have a child, age 1 to 6, that you are interacting with. You can check out Deb's new website at https://www.braininsightsonline.com and can email her at deb@braininsightsonline.com.  

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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.