Our Keynote or Plenary presentations inspire audiences to shift their thinking, attitudes and behaviors.
"Your presentation was inspiring and informative, and it helped to make the conference a success. The passion of your words, the depth of your knowledge and your humor on this subject matter moved the audience."
AOD Coordinator, Berkeley, CA
Our workshops are a powerful way to deliver new concepts and knowledge to large numbers of staff or professionals.
"Quite interesting and informative presentation. Provided me with new and useful ideas. Topics covered will keep me occupied for some time to come."
Adult Learning Workshop Clinical Director, Anchorage, AK
- Curriculum Training
Our comprehensive training services help individuals and organizations effectively apply proven approaches for behavior change through the use of our Interactive Journals and facilitator resources.
"Excellent! Now I know exactly how to use journals. I believe implementation will be easy."
Probation Officer, United States Probation, District of Idaho, The Courage to Change Interactive Journaling® System
We offer cost-effective electronic media products and services that help providers enhance their skill sets through practical and engaging resources.
"I really enjoyed this course. It kept my attention and the exercises made the learning experience fun."
IOP Counselor, Lincoln, NE
- Consulting Services
Our consulting services help organizations tackle and solve complex issues, from handling a difficult client case to designing system-wide overhauls, and everything in-between.
"The Change Companies® has been an excellent partner. Their sensitivity to local provider needs, flexibility in meeting specific state requirements and their knowledge of the national landscape has been vital to the success of the new Oklahoma offender interventions."
Ray Caesar, Criminal Justice Services Manager, ODMHSAS
- ASAM Training
Coaching and consulting solutions for learning and implementing the ASAM Criteria, including webinars, one-on-one consultations with David Mee-Lee, M.D. and traditional trainings.
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Training and Consultation Services
The Change Companies®' comprehensive training, consultation and professional support services help individuals and organizations effectively apply proven approaches for behavioral change.
Our strength rests with bringing the best in research to specific audiences in a manner that is most appropriate to achieve the goals of the organization. The "one box fits all" approach doesn't work when the goal is to bring real change to an organization and to the individuals it serves. The Change Companies® takes the time to listen and collaborate with its clients so that the services rendered are tailored to meet agreed upon goals.
Facilitator certification training, training for trainers, booster trainings, telephone orientations, webinars, ASAM training, and eLearning courses are just some of what we offer. To date, we have served over 20 million individuals in their exploration and engagement in life changes.
Need a Speaker?
Tap into The Change Companies®' staff of experts. Whether you are looking for a dinner speaker, someone to set the theme for a meeting or seminar in a keynote address, to lead a class, direct a workshop or provide in-depth training on the latest change theory, our speakers will both educate and entertain your audience. We have a menu of topics from which to choose or we will customize a presentation to your specific needs. And all of our programs include printed materials, video or PowerPoint presentations.
David Mee-Lee, M.D., Senior Vice President
David's philosophy of promoting empathy, compassion, communication and flexibility is precisely aligned with The Change Companies®. He's well known for focusing on participant-centered services that uphold clinical integrity, high quality and cost-consciousness. David has long believed in empowering and engaging clients to be active participants in their own treatment. A noted expert in the field of behavioral change, David has authored numerous articles and training materials to serve a treatment-focused audience.
Kevin "Kip" Lowe, Ph.D., Vice President of Training
After 28 years of state service, Kip retired in 2005 as Chief of the Office of Victim and Survivor Services for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He began his career as a Youth Correctional Officer in the California Youth Authority and served as Deputy Director for the Office of Prevention and Victim Services, and Assistant Deputy Director for the Institutions and Camps Branch overseeing correctional treatment. He is a nationally recognized expert in adult learning and has presented workshops on training techniques in several states.
DuAne L. Young, B.S., M.S., VP of Special Projects
DuAne L. Young, M.S. serves as the Vice President of Special Projects for The Change Companies®. DuAne’s primary areas of focus are research, development and project and talent management. He brings over a decade of experience working with court-based impaired driving, substance abuse and mental health programs in both county and state administrative positions. DuAne has written several articles and given numerous presentations and workshops at state and national conference, a respected and sought out speaker and consultant. His expertise in analyzing current industry trends helps guide the development of customized Interactive Journals, e-learning modules and training curricula.
Don Kuhl, M.S., Founder of The Change Companies®
Don founded The Change Companies® in 1988 and is the developer of Interactive Journaling®. Under his leadership, The Change Companies® has remained profitable each quarter for the last 20 years while consistently growing in both clients and revenue. Earlier in his career, Don served as the VP of Business Development for a large healthcare organization, Director of Student Services for a 13 campus system of the University of Wisconsin and founder/owner of two regional publishing companies.
Frankie Lemus, M.A., L.M.F.T., L.A.D.C., Vice President of Clinical Development
Frankie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Supervisor. He is the liaison to the national research community and ensures the effective integration of evidence-based strategies in all of our programs and curricula. He has contributed his clinical oversight to more than 50 of The Change Companies®' curricula in the substance abuse, offender treatment, impaired driving and health improvement programs.
Scott Covert, National Training Director
Scott has conducted training for the United States Administrative Office of Courts – U.S. Probation, the Wyoming Dept. of Corrections, Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections, Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health, Colorado Dept. of Human Services and the Kentucky Dept. of Mental Health among others. With more than 30 years of experience, Scott has honed his ability to lead and teach group techniques, developed strong presentation and facilitation skills and effective communication and consulting skills.
We offer the most cost-efficient solutions for developing effective change agents.
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“ Excellent trainers with a wide base of experiences and information. Great group facilitation recommendations and easy to understand. ”
– Probation Officer, United States Probation District of Hawaii,
Courage To Change Interactive Journaling System Training
“ I really enjoyed the training. I learned a ton and I even feel it brought about change in myself. ”
Motivational, Educational, Experiential (MEE) Interactive Journaling® Series
Youth Intervention and Treatment
“ Very effective training. Both facilitators were very knowledgeable and did a great job of engaging the audience. ”
– Counselor, The Bridge
Keep It Direct and Simple (KIDS) Interactive Journaling Series
“ Best training in Adult Centered Learning ever. These trainers know their stuff! ”
– Impaired Driving Instructor
New Mexico DWI Education Program
“ I feel as though this training adequately prepares you to be a facilitator. The Journal and Facilitator Guide are great tools! ”
– Providence College Resident Assistant
Choices About Alcohol Curriculum
“ Very interesting and I have solid tools to take away that I feel will really enhance my coaching skills. ”
– JourneyWell Health Coach