Episode 122

Published on:

8th Jul 2022

Leaders as Self-Evaluation Facilitators

In this episode, I interview Dr. Patricia Robey about her role as an educational leader and supervisor of counselors in the field. Dr. Robey has been working in various capacities at Governors State University and a role she loves is supervising counselors. One of the tools she expertly utilizes is self-evaluation with co-verification. This is a skill few leaders possess. Most know how to provide their feedback about their subordinent's work, but few understand how to question that person to lead them to their own discoveries about their work. Listen to learn how to discriminate about the role you are playing as a leader. Is it most appropriate to be a teacher, counselor, consultant or coach? It depends. Dr. Robey will help you understand the determinants. For more on Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the US, go to www.wglasser.com. If you live in another country, go to www.wglasserinternational.org/wgi/mo-directory to find a member organization near you. Explore the International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Dr. Robey's book, Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling, can be purchased here and if you are interested in contacting Dr. Robey for coaching, counseling supervision or more information, you can reach her at patrobey@gmail.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.