Kim Olver

Kim Olver, MS., NCC., LCPC helps people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work. She is the award winning author of Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life, and has also contributed to Whole Living, Women’s World, Fitness Magazine, Law of Attraction Magazine and Counseling Today. She co-authored Leveraging Diversity at Work: How to Hire, Retain, and Inspire a Diverse Workforce for Peak Productivity and Performance  with Sylvester Baugh and co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen and Byron Katie, entitled 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life . She is an international speaker having worked in Europe, Australia and the continent of Africa, as well as all over the United States, who addresses schools, counselors, therapists, social workers, military veterans, coaches, couples, parents and businesses on her transformational ideas. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. As a life coach, she founded the Academy of Choice and developed the process of InsideOut Empowerment, which she employs with her clients and teaches to fellow coaches. Olver lives in Chicago and invites people to email her at




Barbara Smurzynski, LPC, NCC, BCC has a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Governor’s State University, University Park, IL and is Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified (CT/RTC). In December 2011, Barb became a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing & Education. Barb has worked with adults, teenagers, children, couples, and families. She has provided coaching with her Church since 2003. She has run workshops and support groups dealing with building a healthy relationship with your partner, blended families, divorce recovery, making friends, and transitioning into college. Barb has a passion for helping people learn how to grow and overcome life events. She believes that relationships and making good choices are key to having a healthy life. She is avid about providing a safe and comfortable coaching environment in order for her clients to grow and become successful through the coaching process.




amy_thmbAmy Henderson, MA, LPC, NCC, has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Governors State University, University Park, IL and is Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified (CTRTC).  Amy works with adults, children, couples, and families. Amy especially loves working with teenagers and parents, helping guide them to healthier, more connected relationships with themselves and each other.  She believes in creating an environment that is safe and nurturing, as well as supportive and challenging, in order to empower clients see their choices that may improve their life and relationships.






ddaubDenise Daub, Busines Owner & Coach

Over the course of the past 30 years Denise has held various positions in the  business world as a Paralegal, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for various businesses and individuals. In 2005 she left the corporate world and established her own business providing administrative support, website design & maintenance, eCommerce, marketing, desktop publishing and much more, including coaching to small business owners.