Choice Coaching

Choice Coaches know how to help their clients become bigger than anything that happens to them.

We have a program for everyone!

Licensed Professionals

Psychologists, Therapist, Counselors and Social Workers.

Unlicensed Professionals

Want to become a coach or improve your skills as a coach?

What is Choice Coaching?

Our coaching process is about helping people to stop creating their own misery, while helping them take responsibility for their own happiness and success by putting their time and energy into the things they control, rather than the ones they don’t. This means leading people away from blame, anger, and resentment and into introspection, flexibility and proactivity. Our process does away with the victim mentality and seeks to empower clients to reach their goals, while creating the meaningful relationships in their lives that will support and encourage them along the way.

Choice Coaches:

know how to help their clients become bigger than anything that happens to them.

assists clients with taking responsibility for the solutions to their own problems, while helping them learn how to have the greatest positive influence with the important people in their lives.

assist their clients to clarify their vision, mission, values and goals.

ask more questions, than provide direct answers, with the goal of guiding the client toward options that will maximize the likelihood of goal attainment.

work from a position of strength and wellness, as opposed to deficit and pathology.

provide just the right balance of support, challenge and accountability.

BCC Requirements

Which program do you need?
30 hour, 60 hour or 120 hour?

30 Hour Program

For Licensed Professionals
In Person & Distance Learning Program available

60 Hour Program

Masters degree or higher
In Person Program available

120 Hour Program

Bachelors degree or higher
In Person Program available

The Academy of Choice offers several different Choice Coaching programs to meet a variety of needs. 

Our revolutionary coaching process is built on the foundation of the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser’s, Choice Theory®, which helps people understand the only person’s behavior they can control is their own but also teaches many effective ways to influence the behavior of others.

You qualify for a 30-hour Certification program if you meet one of the following criterion:

You are an NBCC,
You have a full professional counselor license, e.g. LCPC, LCP, LPCC, LMHC,
You have a Master’s or Ph.D. in Counseling,
You have a Doctorate in a social or behavioral science, such as social work, education, health, or business

You qualify for a 60-hour Certification program if you meet one of the following criterion:

You have a Master’s degree or higher in one of the follow areas: business, management, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, medicine, health and wellness, education and law. 

You qualify for a 120-hour Certification program if you meet one of the following criterion:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field of study

Our Coaches

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 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 

S. Nasrollah H. Navid MD, MPH, MBA, was a family physician, entrepreneur, business owner, life/business coach and motivational speaker back in his home country in Iran. Nassi, moved to the US in 2017, passed the USMLE Board Exams and became a licensed medical doctor. He has certification in Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy and also is a certified coach by Academy of Choice. He is currently doing volunteer job in Veterans Affair Medical Center in Washington DC. He wants to be a practicing psychiatrist in the US, and strives into establishing a holistic, integrative perspective to mental health and considers quality relationships and happiness, and not necessarily psychotropic medications to be the cornerstone of mental fitness, and the antidote to “mental illnesses.”


Sylvester Baugh is the Director of Baugh Training & Consulting (BTC) in Illinois. Sylvester has assisted a variety of educational institutions in developing and sustaining a quality culture. For over 35 years, Sylvester has dedicated his life to serving and improving others. Sylvester provides trainings and workshops in the areas of, Cultural Awareness, Managing Conflict, Effective Leadership, Team Building, Diversity and much more. He co-authored the book, Leveraging Diversity at Work, How to Hire, Retain and Inspire a Diverse Workforce for Peak Performance and Profit and he is the author of the book, Puzzled, but NOT Confused. How to obtain and maintain quality relationships. Prior to the tragedy of 9/11/01, he worked with United Airlines in the area of Diversity Management. Sylvester’s a dynamic, stimulating, inspirational presenter. He believes in effective communication and his message is life changing and inspiring.


Scott D’Alterio Ed.D., BCC, RYT 500, is a Board Certified Coach with a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Brain-based Leadership and Master’s Degrees in both Counseling and Human Development and Educational Leadership. He has over 20 years of international experience and has been the Director of 3 International schools where he supported the staff and parent community with extensive coaching, consulting and training. His passion is to support others to identify their underlying wants and needs and to realize their goals and develop healthier habits. Scott is also well established in the health and wellness field and understands the mind, body, and higher consciousness connection. He is a 500 RYT Certified Yoga teacher. 


Denise 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.


Shruti Tekwani is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in trauma, grief, and loss. She is also a certified coach and spends most of her time in online and in-person private practice as well as by presenting workshops & trainings. She received her masters in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and has 13 years of experience working with college students in crisis and in a counseling environment. She has also worked as a school psychologist at the International School of Curacao. Shruti is a Basic Instructor for the William Glasses Institute. She sits on the board of Directors for the William Glasser International Organization, WGI-US, and the WGI-Northeast Region.