Episode 123

Published on:

14th Jul 2022

Leading by Example in Restorative Justice

 In this episode, I interview Dr. Shaniqua Jones, an extremely passionate woman from humble beginnings. This interview was such a breath of fresh air. Dr, Jones, or Dr. J, as she likes to be called, is a truly incredible woman. She was born a PK (preacher's kid) and did her share of rebelling as a teenager, which saw her on the streets, coping with many things teenagers are ill-equipped to manage but manage she did. For several years she led that life--her story is incredible. She found her way back to her family and to God. Education was her way out, and along the way, she became a specialist in Restorative Justice. She is an inspiration as she opens the very first online restorative justice high school in the world in September. You can't help but root for her. Listen in to an extraordinary story of a woman who is doing extraordinary things.

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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.