Choice Theory was developed by Dr William Glasser as a way of empowering individuals and improving relationships. It is based on the understanding that the only real control we have is over ourselves and everything we do is an attempt to meet one or more of our five basic needs: survival, love and belonging, fun, freedom and power.
Do you sometimes wonder why your life seems so difficult? Choice Theory can help you find the answers you are looking for? Understanding the principles of Choice Theory will unlock the puzzle of why you behave the way you do, why others behave the way they do, and what you can do to achieve better outcomes.
For the individual, this means personal freedom and better relationships leading to increased happiness.
For businesses and organisations this means high-quality outcomes through maximising human potential. William Glasser developed Lead Management to:-
- improve leadership skills
- manage change develop a self-motivated and self-evaluating workforce
- improve workplace relationships
- improve commitment to and alignment with organisational goals
- produce higher quality work through a vastly improved workplace culture.
For educational organisations this means helping educators create quality learning environments. Glasser’s vision of Quality Schools included supporting students to motivate themselves, take responsibility for their own behaviour and have personal resilience, leading to better educational outcomes.
Jeff has an early background in education having been a teacher and principal for 16 years. Using the principles of Choice Theory he has successfully conducted his own counselling and consulting practice for thirty years, offering counselling, coaching, and support to individuals, schools, business and organisations. Jeff has an exemplary record as an agent of change, a guide, and mentor. He continues to provide private counselling through Riviera Counselling Service.
Jeff is a board and faculty member of William Gasser International. He has supported international companies, school systems and government agencies in developing best practice lead management to create high quality outputs through cultural. Jeff continues this work via Choice Practice Institute.
I’m Deb, the author of this site and I also have a background in education, community services, writing and of course Choice Theory. I’ve used Choice Theory to manage my own mental health challenges and I’m passionate about offering others the same opportunity.
There are a number of ways you can do this
- Via our online learning portal
- Our online Stress and Anxiety Course
- An online, or face-to-face session with Jeff
- A 30-minute chat session with me (email me for this on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why Should You Care?
Choice Theory was developed by Dr William Glasser in the latter part of the twentieth century but unless you have studied psychology or teaching you may never heard of it. Yet Choice theory is just as applicable today as it was last century. In fact, many of the claims made by Glasser decades ago are now accepted as mainstream in personal and professional development.
My goal is to communicate Choice Theory to a wider audience in a way that’s easy to understand, fun, and valuable.
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