Author, Speaker, Co-creator of I Believe in ME!
& Infinite Possibilities for the Well-Traveled Soul
Rebecca Psigoda believes that life plays out in a way that always offers gifts for those who are open and willing to look at it as a series of infinite opportunities. Growing up in an ‘at-risk’ youth environment, losing her mother before the age of 2, raised by an abusive father with the challenges of alcoholism, leaving home at 16, and finding herself homeless on the streets of Los Angeles as a teenager became her gifts. Rebecca speaks of these events as the foundation that built her desire, sense of purpose, and passion to reach and share with young people, a message of their own power to thrive vs just survive in life, no matter what!
Rebecca, creator of IBIM, is one of Mike Dooley’s certified trainers in the Infinite Possibilities program. After delivering the program to adults for several years, in 2015, Rebecca re-packaged Mike’s adult program for a younger audience and with empowerment as the core message, named it I Believe in ME!. Initially for middle school aged students, ages 11-14, the success witnessed in the behavior shifts of the students in the program prompted a request for a further adaptation; an elementary school version for students ages 5-10. In addition, Rebecca has published both a children’s book and coloring book to augment the program and its teachings.
I Believe in ME! is currently an international program and Rebecca continues to share her materials, experiences, and training with organizations, trainers/teachers/counselors/coaches or anyone working with or parenting children. She also continues to speak, write, and create more empowerment tools. The most recent addition to Rebecca’s programs is Infinite Possibilities for the Well-Travelled Soul, a program for adults traveling an unexpected path in life.
Rebecca donates all speaking income outside her IP Community to The Home for Families Foundation, where her version of the program first began or local at-risk youth charities in a location where she is delivering her speech.
I Believe in ME!
A youth empowerment program designed to share the concepts behind living more consciously and deliberately to create the life that one wants. Created by Rebecca Psigoda, Certified Infinite PossibilitiesTrainer, this program is based on the principles outlined in the New York Times bestselling book, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley. The intention of this program is to show youth how powerful they are and that if they can use their imagination, believe in themselves, and follow a few simple steps every day, then they can create the changes and/or life that they want.
In 2015, The Home for Families Foundation in Columbus, OH decided to expand their Youth Development Program and approached Rebecca Psigoda about modifying the adult Infinite Possibilities program for youth ages 5-14. Launched in August of that year with an intrepid group of 9 I Believe in Me! students, the program has since expanded significantly, grown to international status, and thousands of young people have participated worldwide.
New to the Infinite Possibilities trilogy of program offerings is, Infinite Possibilities for the Well-Traveled Soul. For many in life, an unexpected path is suddenly the road ahead, based on aging, a traumatic accident or illness, loss of a life-long partner, dementia or Alzheimers.
For our vulnerable populations, their families and loved ones, there is a desire for permission to dream again. That is what IP’s newest program offers, along with the opportunity for facilitation of the program through a caregiver or loved one with the Caregivers Guide, and an Adventurers Guide for the participants.