Extraordinary Self® is Your Chance for Meaningful Change — Self Development e-Courses, Coaching, and Resources.
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About enjoying the benefits of extraordinary transformation
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 2005 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. Knowing this makes us happy.

Program History

In 2004, Dr. Diane Kramer, a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, technology entrepreneur and e-learning specialist, organized a team of psychologists, social workers and business leaders to study the underpinnings of people whose life habits demonstrated extraordinary success. That team included Diane Huisinga, clinical psychologist; and social workers Dee Kinder, NeuroLinguistic Programming Trainer, and Karen Bading, NeuroLinguistic Programming Trainer. By the early 2000’s, the Extraordinary Self® program was born.

In 2006, Donna Anselmo, a marketing and communications expert, success strategist, and business leader tested the in-person version of the program herself and soon 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 breakthrough success in life and work.

Interestingly, these Extraordinary individuals had learned to feel powerful and good about themselves unconditionally. This belief in themselves and their value allowed them to keep on going until they hit their targeted goals.

Others, who had not learned to feel powerful and good about themselves unconditionally, had to struggle through negative feelings, self-defeating patterns and stress reactions in order to reach their goals and feel good. Many, finding the going too difficult, gave up before reaching those goals. And if they did reach a goal, they had to go out and seek another one in the hopes of feeling good about themselves – an endless cycle.

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 in small to mid-sized face-to-face group settings and with individuals desiring an intensive experience with personal coaching. We later integrated Extraordinary Self® course lessons into college psychology courses. The results with college students were staggering! Students routinely reported better academic outcomes and more emotional resilience.

Our original offering was the Eight Key Abilities for Your Extraordinary Future course – delivered in 8 weekly in-person sessions. Over the years, we expanded our course offering to include a selection of focused skill-based courses (we call them Resource Courses) to meet the varied needs of individuals seeking to build one strength at a time.

Today, Extraordinary Self® Resource courses, and our Eight Key Abilities for Your Extraordinary Future course are available online, 24/7, so more people can learn to lead more extraordinary lives. We believe that as more and more people learn the many skills we teach – including those taught in our Extraordinary Relationships and Win/Win Communications course – people will feel more fulfilled and the world will become more extraordinary, too. That’s our vision.

Join us. Access and grow the resourceful mindset of high achievers with our Extraordinary Self Reinvention Online Courses. And stay tuned for new e-courses coming soon.

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!