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What It means to be Extraordinary

About Us

Extraordinary Self® Reinvention Programs empower personal and professional transformation experiences that are nothing short of extraordinary.

Our award-winning team founded Extraordinary Self® Reinvention Programs to create a higher standard in online learning by teaching, in a profoundly different way, the beliefs, thoughts, insights, behaviors and mechanics leading to success and satisfaction in life and work—on an award-winning technology platform.

Our mission is to engage people in the truly extraordinary experience of high-level transformation. As our participants learn to integrate the mind and skill sets needed to enjoy life more fully, they consistently achieve more success and satisfaction in their lives.

Our History

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Diane Kramer, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, organized a team of psychologists, social workers and business leaders to study the underpinnings of people whose life habits demonstrated extraordinary success. By the early 2000’s, the Extraordinary Self program was born. Donna Anselmo, a business leader, communicator and success strategist, tested out the program herself. And, after implementing several extraordinary changes in her life, she joined the program development team.

Team research demonstrated that the extraordinary individuals we studied shared common traits, such as strong self-worth, resourcefulness, integrity, self-motivation, and the ability to create breakthroughs success in life and work. We also recognized that different people defined success in different ways. We defined success as learning how to consistently get what you want, in an ethical way, with great integrity, self-value and self-reliance, so that success becomes an ongoing pattern.

Further research revealed that success traits are learnable! We then set out to develop a program that would engage people in deep personal transformation that sticks. The result was our Eight Key Abilities for Your Extraordinary Future program.

We first implemented this program with small to mid-sized groups as well as individuals desiring an intensive experience with personal coaching. We later integrated course lessons into a college program. The results with college students were staggering! Students routinely reported better academic outcomes and more emotional resilience.

Over the years, we expanded our course offering to include a selection of focus courses, such as Inner Mastery for Sustainable Change and Mindfulness Training.  Our shorter, skill-based Extraordinary Self® Resource Courses  meet the varied needs of individuals seeking to build one strength at a time. And our Personal Coaching option adds another layer of support for people wanting additional help to reinforce their change efforts. Today, Extraordinary Self® Reinvention Programs, are available to you online, 24/7 so you can access and grow the resourceful mindset of high achievers—whenever you choose.

How to Benefit

On your learning journey, you may explore our blogs and download our eBooks. To internalize your learning, take our eCourses, practice what you learn, participate in our webinars and join our online community.

Bring your friends to the Extraordinary Self world, and together you’ll learn how to:

  • Improve your relationships, even the difficult ones.
  • Multiply your business success, or start a new business.
  • Feel good about yourself day in and day out.
  • Handle stressful situations with ease.
  • Bounce back from adversities.
  • Learn from every experience.
  • Live fully in the present and let go of the past.

We’ve dedicated our extensive expertise in psychology and business—and our arsenal of resources—to you because we want to make a difference in this world. And we believe you do, too. Get started today!