Episode 115

Published on:

14th Apr 2022

Community Reintegration and Mental Freedom®

In today's episode, I speak with a man who has had some interesting life experiences, one of which was being incarcerated for 11 years at the age of 16. Tony Kitchens didn't let that stop him from living the life he wanted, though. Instead, he took that experience and is dedicating his life to transforming the reentry experience to a community reintegration one. Tony understood that when he was finished serving his time, even though he was released from the bars that restricted his physical freedom, he had further to go to experience the mental freedom needed to be able to embrace opportunities available to him. He believes that without Mental Freedom®, people can be afforded opportunities but they don't really see them or believe they are for them. Tune in to hear Tony's amazing story and what he is doing to expand reentry to community reintegration. If you would like to talk with him further about his ideas, or offer him speaking opportunities, you can email him at tkitchens@mychangemychoice.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.