Infinite Possibilities: I Believe in ME!
A youth empowerment program designed to share the concepts behind living more consciously and deliberately to create the life that one wants. Created by Rebecca Psigoda, Certified Infinite PossibilitiesTrainer, this program is based on the principles outlined in the New York Times bestselling book, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley. The intention of this program is to show youth how powerful they are and that if they can use their imagination, believe in themselves, and follow a few simple steps every day, then they can create the changes and/or life that they want.
In 2015, The Homeless Families Foundation in Columbus, OH decided to expand their Youth Development Program and approached Rebecca Psigoda about modifying the adult Infinite Possibilities program for youth ages 5-14. Launched in August of that year with an intrepid group of 9 I Believe in Me! students, the program has since expanded significantly, grown to international status, and thousands of young people have participated worldwide.
Rebecca Psigoda, co-founder, believes that life plays out in a way that always offers gifts for those who are open and willing to look at it as a series of infinite opportunities. Growing up in an ‘at-risk’ youth environment, losing her mother before the age of 2, raised by an abusive father with the challenges of alcoholism, leaving home at 16, and finding herself homeless on the streets of Los Angeles as a teenager became her gifts. Rebecca speaks of these events as the foundation that built her desire, sense of purpose, and passion to reach and share with young people, a message of their own power to thrive vs just survive in life, no matter what!
Rebecca, creator of IBIM, is one of Mike Dooley’s certified trainers in the Infinite Possibilities program. After delivering the program to adults for several years, in 2015, Rebecca re-packaged Mike’s adult program for a younger audience and with empowerment as the core message, named it I Believe in ME!. Initially for middle school aged students, ages 9-14, the success witnessed in the behavior shifts of the students in the program prompted a request for a further adaptation; an elementary school version for students ages 5-8. In addition, Rebecca has published both a children’s book and coloring book to augment the program and its teachings.
I Believe in ME! is currently an international program and Rebecca continues to share her materials, experiences, and training with organizations, trainers/teachers/counselors/coaches or anyone working with or parenting children. She also continues to speak, write, and create more empowerment tools. The most recent addition to Rebecca’s programs is Infinite Possibilities for the Well-Traveled Soul, a program for adults travelling an unexpected path in life. For more information on IP for the WTS, please go to her website, rebeccapsigoda.com.
Rebecca donates all speaking income outside her IP Community to The Homeless Families Foundation, where her version of the program first began or local at-risk youth charities in a local location where she is delivering her speech.
Mike Dooley, co-founder, is a world famous professional speaker, author and ‘super-cool’ guy that created the program, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life, based on his New York Times best-selling book. Infinite Possibilities is the successful adult empowerment program that currently has thousands of certified trainers helping reach those who need to be reached all over the world sharing Mike’s message of hope and truth about life, it’s magic and our own power to create the life of our dreams.
“Immense gratitude to Mike Dooley for his creation of the Infinite Possibilities Program as the foundational work that made this program, I Believe in ME! possible!”
To learn more about Mike Dooley, his world-famous, “Notes from the Universe,” books, or current program offerings, please visit tut.com.
In addition, if interested in becoming a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer like Rebecca, Christy, and Jared, please visit https://www.tut.com/event/ip-conference/#
Christy Newlin, Director of Training, is a passionate educator and believes her true purpose is to help others harness their personal power. She encourages students to develop a greater sense of self-awareness, so they can thrive. By sharing with students how she has handled her own experiences of challenge and discovery, she demonstrate to students that having a growth mindset is not only a blessing, but a necessity. She enjoys teaching I Believe in Me! because it is based on the principles of positive psychology. Students are introduced to tools and methods that will help them align their thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions with their dreams and goals.
Christy has Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Design, and Reading. She is an Applied Positive Psychology practitioner and is certified in EFT Tapping. Christy has been working with elementary and middle school students in both public and private schools for more than 20 years. She is currently a middle school teacher and the Director of Training for I Believe in Me! www.justbrandyourself.com
Jared Schuster, Marketing & Development, was born into the world of I Believe in ME! At the tender age of 6, Jared lost his father to AIDS. Shortly after his father’s passing, his family spent the better part of a decade in AIDS outreach/education, writing essays and created an AIDS memorial quilt panel which is displayed globally to teach the need for compassion and healing. From a young age, he fostered an attitude of empathy, compassion and communication with his peers and elders and is now bringing these tools to this new generation.
He has spent time studying with yogis in India and shamans in Ecuador. Jared has a B.A. in management and marketing from Purdue University, is an international speaker, published writer, has over 300 hours of yoga teaching certification, professional life coaching certification, Infinite Possibilities® certified, Playing The Matrix® certified, and more. He is filled with excitement to be stepping into service with our future generation. www.sparksofconsciousness.com