“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it, is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.”
Alfred Ricci, MBA
Founder and Director
Alfred Ricci made a conscious choice not to let his past dictate who he became. A double major in college led to an MBA from the University of California and a career in international banking.
While working in 20+ countries, Alfred experienced some very stressful business cultures. Combining his experience of releasing trauma with his knowledge of the massive stress of corporate life, Alfred's mission is to share the necessary skills to thrive in traumatic work environments.
Alfred has 10+ years of teaching personal development workshops, including methods to release severe stress. Rising from the ashes and harnessing the power of his early years — living in shelters, group homes, and a foster home while attending six high schools in four years — Alfred reveals how even the most daunting obstacles can be overcome.
D'Leene DeBoer, RN, BSN
D'Leene has been in healthcare for over twenty years. This has allowed her to work with people of all ages, social classes, nationalities, cultures, a variety of diseases and disabilities. Her experience has given her the ethical, empathetic and coping skills needed to thrive in the healthcare industry.
She graduated from Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing with honors. She has a joyous and enthusiastic drive to continue learning and growing as an individual, leader and educator. She shares her passion and knowledge, inspiring and empowering others everywhere she goes.
D'Leene holds many certifications including Community Based Care, Trauma Nursing Core Course Instructor, Neonatal Resusitation Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advance Life Support, Sexual Health Educator, Leadership Coach, System Channeling and Quantum Healer, Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching.
Karen Eusebio, M.S., LMHC
Karen has more than 20 years of experience in Behavioral Health in a variety of settings, Outdoor Behavioral Health programs, Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs, and private practice. As Program Director in Psychiatric Hospitals, Karen is quite familiar with the toll of untreated stress on staff. She has worked with her team in developing stress-reduction practices, resulting in greater job satisfaction and increased quality of care for the patients. She is also a Life, Parent, and Business Development Coach focused on her clients' increased well-being.
In addition to her training as a therapist, Karen is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Primordial Sound Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Reiki, Rising Star Healing System, and Emotional Freedom Technique. She has facilitated numerous workshops on Stress Reduction, Living Life Joyfully, Stress-less Parenting, Team Building, and Enhancing Corporate Culture.
Partner, United Kindom
For the past 30 years, Jayne Ellis has worked as a nurse in hospitals, hospice and community settings, and as a lecturer in the faculty of health at a London University. Today, she still works clinically as part of the emergency medical teams at local race courses and for a private ambulance service.
Working in a profession where you feel that you are in a position to help and make a difference isn’t just a job but becomes part of who you are. Nothing comes close to the feeling that you have touched another’s life and helped them through a difficult time.
But, I am aware that this type of work comes at a price to those of us who do it and that price can be ourselves.
My passion is to deliver training that provides those in a caring role with the skills and knowledge they need to be able to do their job to the best of their ability. My years of experience and the diverse settings of my career have shaped the way I teach, and I am a passionate, imaginative, and innovative teacher, graded as outstanding by Ofsted.
Alfred was able to set me on a journey that has changed my professional and personal life.
I can proudly say that I am well on my way to becoming that leader that I always admired.
Alfred and his team delivered an incredible presentation for us, teaching our small business community how to improve customer service skills with simple, actionable mindfulness techniques. We received exceptionally positive feedback from all of the small business owners in attendance!
Laura James, Vice President of Innovation
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP)
EQ training allowed me to take a targeted approach to increase my capacity as a leader.
I would definitely recommend the EQ training program to anyone interested in personal and professional growth.
Alfred and his team customized a seminar specific to my strategic goals. A year later, his customer service tools have proven to be an integral part of how we handle difficult customers.
Carmen Contreras, State Farm Insurance Agent
~ A top 5% agent every year for 18 years.