Important Academy Information

coaching covid-19 workshops Mar 16, 2020

Hello Friends! 

We have heard from many of you over the last week, and we know there is a lot of stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus and the closing of many businesses, events, and public services. We want you to know that we are here to support you. Unfortunately, we feel it is best to follow the lead of the Mesa County Libraries, Avalon Theatre, senior centers and other recreational programs in our community.

Therefore, until the week of April 5th, we will temporarily suspend all classes. We WILL, however, continue coaching, both in our office and at other locations. If you have a session scheduled with us, please know that we will still be meeting with you!

We try to always make the best of every situation. So, keeping that in mind, we want to take this time to evaluate our current offerings and how we may improve and expand our programs. We would sincerely appreciate YOUR INPUT. Please send us an email at [email protected]


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Our Gratitude for You

People are suffering - and they are not able to fully devote themselves to solving their problems because of the busyness in their lives.

Hello Friends!

Are you ready for another week of learning and joining at the Academy for Personal Development? We are! – And we are finally ready to offer our new week-long coaching experience: INTENSE FOCUS. We created this program for both individuals and couples.

Please see the front page of our website for details.


Beginning Next Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30PM, we will present the first of nine sessions focusing on the Enneagram. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for deeper self-understanding and connection with others.

Each session is $10 and will give you a wealth of information to apply directly to your life.


One thought that has been on our minds lately is the importance of coming together with others in a spirit of acceptance for those with whom we are joining and ourselves.

We have many...

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Don't Give Up on Yourself

change coaching time work Jan 22, 2020

Hello dear friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again this week!

Some quick reminders: Last Tuesday’s Clear Communication BASICS class at Noon was wonderful. If you missed Session One, don’t worry, there is still plenty to learn and room for more to join us. Additionally, we have our Clear Communication ADVANCED class at 6:30PM on Tuesdays as well. Grieving Together is also coming up on the first Friday of February from 6 to 8PM. We’ll keep you posted on that so you can get the word out to family and friends who might benefit from that group. 

This week, we’d like to talk with you about not giving up on yourself.

Many times in our coaching, we have the experience of new clients coming in and wanting so desperately to change their circumstances. They will do “anything” to repair their relationships or change the way they have conducted their lives.

Fortunately, many see progress within just a few...

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Welcome to Our Coaching Space!

coaching private sessions Nov 19, 2019

While many people are aware of us because of our communication classes and programs, one of the highlights of our lives is our coaching practice. We have been coaching now for a number of years, and it just gets better and better.

We love to meet our clients wherever they are in their journeys and customize our coaching to meet their needs. No two clients are alike, and no two coaching sessions are alike.

In our coaching sessions, we get very specific as to what our clients need to do to move forward in their lives.

Such as:

  • Do they need help with their communication skills?
  • Do they need to look at some of their past hurts and bring healing into their lives?
  • Are they looking for a new job?
  • Are they planning a major life change?
  • Or, are they stuck and need to bring understanding and compassion into where they have previously lived in blame and resentment?

Regardless of our clients' current struggles, we believe and know that healing is possible.

Whatever you may be facing at the...

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FREE EVENT: Stress Less During the Holidays - November 21st

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Stress Less During the Holidays, The Lodge at Grand Junction, Thursday, November 21st, 5:30-6:30PM!

The holidays can be a very stressful time. While there may be joy, we can also experience some big challenges.

If we are traveling, we might have to contend with icy roads or crowded airports. If we spend beyond our means, there will be the burden of debt. If we are hosting or attending gatherings, some of the guests may be stressful – causing us to spend the time together biting our tongues to keep the peace.

What do we do about all this? How can we manage holiday stress?

This is the topic of our presentation, Stress Less During the Holidays, at The Lodge at Grand Junction (2656 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506) on November 21st from 5:30 to 6:30PM!

We won’t be merely theorizing how to stress less during the holidays, we will be offering solutions and taking your questions.

We hope you will be able to join us. 

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New October Offerings

The first week of October will bring two new offerings to our Academy for Personal Development! We are excited! Both of these classes will be held at 216 North Avenue, Suite 1, in Grand Junction, CO.

Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, from Noon to 1:15PM, our Clear Communication BASICS Class will begin. This is an 8-week course teaching effective communication tools that are easy to start using immediately. Tuition is $80 (paid on October 1st) – advanced registration is not necessary.

Like our Clear Communication Weekly Training and Practice Group we conduct each Tuesday evening, the new BASICS Class uses Nonviolent Communication as its base and utilizes other modalities to enhance learning integration.

The new BASICS Class will serve as an introduction to the model and provide lots of opportunities to learn practical ways to incorporate it into your daily relationships – with yourself and others! You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8-weeks...

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