Video Gallery

Engagement Part I

The highest motivation is engagement. Using engagement to help teens sort out their confusing emotions. If we're not using engagement, we're forced into coercion or compliance--anti-motivators.

Engagement Part II

Listening for the emotions of teenagers, raising their emotional vocabulary and reducing their at-risk behaviors. Instead of counseling or advising, help teens articulate their confused and heightened feelings.

Values Based Decision Making

Maturity is the ability to make life's decisions based upon values, not circumstances or the opinions of peers. How to help adolescents identify values and live by them.

Impulse Control

Using scaffolding to help adolescents learn impulse control and to help those who have experienced trauma. Teaching adolescents to delay gratification.

Social Capital

Understanding the critical importance of building social capital for adolescence. Poverty is not just a lack of resources, but also a lack of healthy relationships. Teaching people to network out of poverty. Teaching adolescents how to build their own social networks.

What is a Value?

What are values and why are they so important to maturity? Examine the reasons why so many values fail to mature.

What is A Compelling Life?

To be compelling means to draw people to yourself. Being compelling and influential is essential to success. Living an influential life adds meaning and successful to your life. To be compelling and influential is a learned behavior. Help those you know learn how to be influential.

It’s Not About The Nail

"Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.

Trevor’s New Heart

15-year-old Trevor Sullivan had a heart transplant after suffering from heart failure. His family continues to work to promote organ donation.

Never Failed, Never Lived

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill

Can't Smile Without You

This kid has this Barry Manilow song down and even though his little sister hates it, he is not deterred.

Herding Cats

"Being a cat herder is probably about the toughest thing I've ever done."