As someone whose specialty is taking charge of change, Barbara Chase coaches from experience. She's no stranger to redefining her routine—she's raised three children and undergone major moves, both across and out of the country. Today, she calls upon lessons from her own life, as well as the training that came with earning her master's degree in psychology, to help others with similarly daunting tasks.
Her life-coaching sessions strive to identify and plan for each client's unique goals. Barbara might develop strategies for parents whose children have recently left for college, or employees struggling with a job change. She also addresses family and relationship concerns. Her services take the form of individual or group sessions, conducted in-person or over the phone.
The matchmakers of Monday at 8 take the guesswork out of dating, setting up clients whose personalities and interests align on a deeper level. Inspired by online dating but struck by the impersonality of the practice, Monday at 8 founder and matchmaker Ross Taraborelli began his company in 2011 to connect singles in the Denver area. His services take into account clients' schedules, ensuring that even the busiest of people can strike a match, and his dating candidates are all screened beforehand. In addition to dating packages that include a specific number of guaranteed dates per year, Ross and his staff host regular speed-dating events for various age groups that let people meet lots of new faces in a short amount of time.
Women's Happiness draws on Dr. Paul Dobransky's more than 15 years of expertise. Dr. Dobransky, a board-certified psychiatrist, counsels women and men through series of online videos. Relationships with men are covered in the Seventh Sense programs, and the Wired to Wealth course gives women career advice. Men learn lifelong skills, such as communicating, understanding people, and building bettering relationships, in the Quantum Psychology series. And Dr. Dobransky guides both sexes through fulfillment and personal growth in the MindOS video.
Having filmed their own skate, surf, and snowboard movies for years, Matt D’Amico and Jeff Barrett acquired a taste for digital videography. When Matt and Jeff launched Valley Home Movies, they combined their passion for video editing with their knowledge of antiquated and modern video formats. Using high-capacity computers, they transfer every frame from aging formats such as 8mm and VHS onto reliable DVDs and convert old photos and slides to digital files, ensuring prom pictures may be ridiculed by future generations.
The pair also puts their editing skills to good use, laying down beats for accompanying DVD soundtracks and crafting individualized DVD menus. Videography services and sound engineering round out the company’s offerings, though the staff also shoots still photography, repairs computers, and develops websites.
Dale Carnegie believed in the power of self-improvement so much that he started a training company. Since founding the company, his dream has expanded to encompass more than 2,700 trainers stationed in over 85 countries. These trainers have pursued an unwavering mission: to give participants the skills they need to boost job performance and professional effectiveness. Online courses cover such topics as leadership training, sales success, and personal influence and effectiveness. All webinars, courses and materials are based on Dale Carnegie's time-honored approach, outlined in How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie now offers much of its information and many of its classes online.