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Interpersonal Communication Consultant - MI Training, Coaching, Consulting and Coding
Business Information
Front Range - Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs
United States
Contact Information
Email address: 
Mobile number: 
720 771 8915

More About Me

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Training for Groups
Area of practice: 
Criminal Justice
Mental Health
Organisational Change
Trainer Statement

Since beginning to code and coach Motivational Interviewing (MI) in 2006, I have had the pleasure of walking alongside thousands of clients as they become proficient in their MI skills.

I enjoy designing customized, highly interactive trainings for each organization I work with, and I incorporate plenty of skill practice that is tailored to each organization's particular contex. I'll invite you and your attendees to provide me with relevant communication scenarios in advance, and then design the training around your unique needs and time constraints. I can facilitate a 1 hour Taste of MI workshop up to a 2-day Advancing the Practice training, and anything in between. And when spontaneous scenarios or applications arise during the training, I address those, too!

I specialize in small group trainings that foster deep collaboration and skill integration. My goal is for participants to gain enough confidence to go back to work after the training and actually apply what they've learned.

When budget, scheduling or location create obstacles, I can facilitate small group trainings via Zoom by breaking the relevant content down into small, easily digestible bites and delivering it over a period of weeks or months. Typically each session lasts 75 mins, and I email out a summary afterwards. Zoom's technology even supports breakouts for skill practice! Clients often find that spreading the content delivery out over time boosts skill retention and integration.

I also offer in-depth post-training coding (MITI and MICA) and coaching to help participants integrate what they've learned into their individual style and the context of their day-to-day interactions.

Individualized personal instruction in MI is available by phone, Zoom, and in person to graduate students or professionals. I will meet with you weekly or on a schedule that suits your needs and customize the curriculum and experiential exercises for your specific context and application. 

Finally, I provide training design and consultation services to independent and in-house trainers seeking to develop or refresh their MI training offerings.

I've recently trained professionals in the fields of corrections, education, management, law, social services and health care, including:

- Probation, parole, community corrections, juvenile detention, and correctional institution managers, supervisors and staff

- Faculty development in higher and secondary education, school leadership teams, deans, counselors, teachers, school nurses, security, and other staff

- Parent/family mentors, family home visitors, child protective services, special advocates

- Conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, collaborative law

- Divorce and joint custody mediation, parenting coordination

- Health educators, primary care providers, counselors, physical therapists, and rehabilitation professionals

- Food pantry, restorative justice, and other community assistance program volunteers

- Nonprofit leadership, staff, and volunteers 

Participants often tell me they find MI skills very useful with their friends and families, including their children and teenagers!

Training Interests
many and varied -- please inquire if you don't see your context or application
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Member for
6 years 11 months
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