Kim Olver

Kim has been involved with social service agencies since 1980, holding a variety of positions from case manager to Assistant Executive Director to Director of Training & Development, and several in between. She has also consulted with other agencies on training, leadership development, treatment programs and management styles. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a graduate degree in counseling, is a National Certified Counselor and is a licensed counselor in the states of Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Since 1987, Kim has extensively studied the work of Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management. She was certified in Reality Therapy in 1992 and continued her studies to become a certified instructor for the William Glasser Institute. Since then, she has trained hundreds of social workers, therapists, teachers, and administrators in these ideas. Choice theory is about empowering people to navigate the sometimes difficult course of life---how to get the most out of the circumstances life provides them. These are incredibly powerful ideas with equal application to one’s work and personal lives.

She has presented workshops and training for non-profits and corporations on topics such as managing diversity, working with difficult people, stress management, choice theory/reality therapy, quality schools, and relationship enhancement, among others. Kim is an approved international instructor for the William Glasser Institute in California. As an adjunct professor, she has taught Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to master’s level university students. She has maintained a private counseling practice and in 2004, decided to move into the field of coaching, where there are a greater number of individuals more highly motivated to make the changes they seek.