Language of Listening Team
Sandra “Sandy” Blackard, award-winning author, parenting expert, instructor and founder of Language of Listening®, has a unique ability to help adults see the world the way children see it and make sense of what they say and do.
Sandy has more than fifteen years of experience teaching Language of Listening® as a pathway to profound understanding of ourselves and our children. She is the author of our NAPPA gold winning handbook, SAY WHAT YOU SEE®, and co-author of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual with Dr. Sue Bratton, Dr. Theresa Kellam and her mentor, Dr. Garry Landreth, who is the Founder of the Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas.
Sandy and her husband Patrick have raised two insightful daughters and are happy to say, “You, too, can sail through any challenging moment or phase with your relationships intact! Just say what you see and the rest comes naturally.”
Ewa “Eva” Sim-Zabka, instructor, life coach and results expert, inspires clients with her enthusiasm for life. Around Eva, anything is possible! She brings her life-changing clarity to our workshops, classes and coaching with a colorful style all her own.
Eva is an accomplished professional with many years of experience in personal development training, workshops and group facilitation, content creation for classroom and online training materials, management and client support. She is a dynamic speaker, visionary and original thinker regarding lifestyle choices, happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction. Eva is an inspirational leader known for creating transformational insights for audiences of all sizes.
Eva is responsible for the rapid expansion of Language of Listening® beyond parenting into the field of personal development. Her revolutionary self-coaching For YOU (Art of No compromise) class and 3-Month Breakthrough Program provide astonishing breakthroughs in happiness and self-confidence with lasting results in only 12 sessions.
Eva earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology in her native Poland. She is also an artist, a musician, a dance instructor, a world-traveler and the mother of two delightful children – a son in high school and a grown daughter.
Learn more about Eva and her special brand of confidence coaching at her website: www.onecolorfullife.com
In his first Language of Listening® Playtime class, he quickly recognized the global potential of Language of Listening® parenting and self-coaching. He immediately joined the Language of Listening® Advisory Board and spent two years in training to become an instructor. He sees Language of Listening® as the perfect compliment to meditation. He has been meditating since 2010, has inspired his immediate and extended family members to meditate, and is on track to become a meditation teacher.
Adrian is a past president of AIESEC in Romania and Ireland. AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run non-profit present in 2,400 universities, in 113 countries with over 86,000 members and over 1,000,000 alumni. AIESEC has an exciting exchange program that allows students to grow as global leaders. He currently leads a 40-member global team in providing outsourced IT infrastructure/operations services on multimillion-dollar, multi-year contracts with top-tier Dell customers.
A force for good in his family and community and for you, Adrian is committed to making a difference in the world.
Advisory board member, Dr. Theresa Kellam, is a licensed psychologist, author and parent devoted to the well-being of children and families. She has extensive experience in helping adults, children, couples and families through a wide variety of problems.
Dr. Kellam enjoys public speaking and has spoken at many community organizations and at the University of North Texas Play Therapy Institute. She offers workshops and training for parents, teachers and therapists. She has several publications on relationship enhancement. Her most current is entitled The Parent Survival Guide: From Chaos to Harmony in 10 weeks or Less. She is also co-author of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual with Dr. Garry Landreth, Dr. Sue Bratton, and our own Sandra Blackard.
Dr. Kellam has been a visiting supervisor for graduate students at the University of North Texas and has taught psychology classes at Dallas area colleges. She has written and secured grants for non-profit organizations and has developed treatment programs for organizations who serve children and families. Follow her blog and learn more about The Parent Survival Guide at www.specialplaytime.com.
Advisory board member, Kimberly Siri Maeder, is a visionary leader and joy expert. She is the founder of UnleashingJoy.com where she serves as a powerful guide to women. Kimberly is a lover of life who values aliveness, creativity and inspiring people. Many of her clients have connected to a greater sense of freshness, power and vitality within themselves that they now bring to their relationships and all areas of their lives.
Kimberly has studied relationship and leadership principles for more than 10 years. She has received certifications in many life-enhancing techniques over the past five years. She has studied relationship-building skills with the Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI). She has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked as a professional engineer in the aerospace industry, and as a professional speaker to thousands of high school students with Monster.com. She has served as a Program Coordinator with the Executive Director of the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and as a leader to moms and female entrepreneurs.
Kimberly enjoys Kundalini yoga, abstract painting, dancing anywhere she can, organic gardening, being in nature and enjoying life to the fullest with her partner and their two children. She has rock-climbed in Australia, lived in the jungle in Costa Rica, and has gone sky-diving in Texas. She is grateful to be alive and for the opportunity to learn, listen and connect others to their greatness. She is dedicated to financially supporting women and children around the world in education and leadership development.
You can learn more about Kimberly and what she provides at UnleashingJoy.com