About Anne and Cal
Together Cal and Anne bring you a powerful combination of strengths. You will laugh and cry and shout for joy and everything in between as they lead you to better understand and use your own strengths so you can help your child find and use theirs. Cal draws on a lifetime of overcoming the challenges of Tourette syndrome as well as OCD and ADHD. In spite of being told he really wasn’t college material, he somehow managed to not only graduate, but to go on to complete a Masters degree in Public Health as well as a PhD. His stories are based on his personal wisdom, his experience as a beloved professor for over 30 years, and his long career in Public Health motivating people to change their lives for the better. Anne taught first and second grade and then was fortunate to stay home and raise her kids. After the kids were grown, she went back to school and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She’s spent the last 16 years as a therapist helping people heal their lives and their relationships. She will help you create small, practical steps to put into action the inspiration you get from Cal’s stories.
Together Cal and Anne have 5 kids and 10 grandkids. They’ve come through multiple bouts of cancer, infertility, the death of a spouse, divorce, combining two families into a reconstituted one, and so much more. What really excites them is to look to the present, right now, here with you, what small steps can we take to make this day a better day for you and your family, and then the next, and then the next?
They are also the authors of The Resiliency Toolkit: A Busy Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, Confident, Successful Children, available on Amazon.