Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John, MA MFT
Co-Founders of Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement
Authors of Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For
As experts on relationship building and communication, Rich and Yvonne have worked for years to break down the walls of negativity, judgment, separation, isolation and loneliness replacing them with compassion, understanding and love. As co-founders of the innovative Challenge Day program and the Be the Change Movement, their experiential workshops and keynote addresses have helped to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of teenagers and adults throughout the world.
They have been interviewed on a variety of news broadcasts, and twice appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Their life changing work has also been featured in nationally and internationally televised documentaries: The Emmy Award winning Teen Files: Surviving High School, MTV’s If You Really Knew Me, Tom Brokaw’s Bridging the Divide, The Bully Solution which won the Canadian Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in broadcasting, and 5 years of KRO’sOver de Streep (Cross the Line) in Holland.
Rich and Yvonne have presented their talks and programs for companies, conferences and groups such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Million Dollar Round Table, The Kalamazoo Foundation, The Boost and Push Conferences, The Peace Alliance, Reach for the Future, TeenWork, Whole Life Expos, The DARE Officers Association, The American Association of Group Psychotherapists, Transfinder Inc. and the Girl Scouts of America. Modeling all that they teach, they were recognized as "Champions of Forgiveness" by the World Wide Forgiveness Alliance. Their inspirational message of hope, compassion and service permeates everything they do. As individuals and as a couple, Rich and Yvonne have an inspiring capacity for modeling and demonstrating what it means to live passionate, productive and effective lives. challengeday.org and bethehero.us
Challenge Day Founders, Rich and Yvonne, are available for experiential and interactive Keynotes, customized Workshops and Teambuilders, Diversity Education, Leadership Training, and Couples Workshops.
Book Rich and Yvonne for your group or join them at an upcoming event. Adults and youth ages 15+.
(Dates are subject to change – check http://bit.ly/btcworkshops for details and registration)
Jul 18-25 Why Have You Come to Earth – Belgium
Aug 28-30 Being the Change (Level 1) Workshop – Concord, CA
Sep 25-27 Being the Change (Level 1) Workshop – Denver, CO
Sep 5-7 Being the Change (Level 1) Workshop – Holland
Oct 9-10 Be the Hero Workshop – Whitehorse, Canada
Nov 6-8 Being the Change (Level 1) Workshop – Concord, CA
Nov 20-22 Being the Change (Level 1) Workshop – Belgium
To learn more about bringing Challenge Day programs to your schools, business, or community visit challengeday.org.