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About enjoying the benefits of extraordinary transformation
What It means to be Extraordinary

About Us

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

Our award-winning team founded Extraordinary Self® Transformation 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 good feelings and success and satisfaction in life and work, using our award-winning technology platform as a component of each Program

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, including more happiness, love, energy, and creativity. Knowing this makes us happy!

Program History

In 2004, Dr. Diane Kramer, a clinical and research psychologist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming expert, professor of psychology, author, executive coach, marriage counselor, 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 Dr. Diane Huisinga, clinical psychologist; and social workers Dee Kinder, NeuroLinguistic Programming Trainer and business coach, and Karen Bading, NeuroLinguistic Programming Trainer and social worker. David Gordon, one of the first NLP Trainers, served as mentor to the beginning of the project. By the mid-2000’s, the Extraordinary Self® Program was born.

In 2006, Donna Anselmo, a marketing and communications expert, success strategist, trainer, 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 and consistent 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 next felt compelled to seek and reach another goal in the hopes of feeling good about themselves – an endless cycle.

Further research revealed that the inner satisfaction, outer success traits and capabilities of Extraordinary Selves 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® Program lessons into college psychology courses. The results with college students were staggering! Students routinely reported better academic outcomes and more emotional resilience. In fact, we have data showing that more than 2,000 individuals and college students made significant changes by internalizing our Program teachings.

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

Today, Extraordinary Self® Resource Programs, and our transformational Eight Key Abilities for Your Extraordinary Future Program are available online, 24/7, so more people can learn to lead more extraordinary lives.

Each Program includes our getting-started Blueprint for Success, a specific e-Course for in-depth habit change, and group Success Time sessions with us to keep your transformation on track – as well as webinars, guest hosts, and workshops for more and quicker, deeper change.

We believe that as more and more people learn the many abilities we teach – including those taught in our Extraordinary Relationships and Win/Win Communications Program – people will feel more fulfilled, and the world will become more extraordinary, too. Our vision is an extraordinary win/win world, where people get their needs met in mutually satisfying ways!

Join us. Access and grow the resourceful mindset of high achievers with our Extraordinary Self Transformation Programs. And stay tuned for new Programs coming soon.

How to Benefit

On your learning journey, please explore our blogs and download our eBooks.

To internalize your learning, take our our Transformational Programs, including our getting-started Blueprint for Change, in-depth e-Courses and group Success Time with us.

Also, 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, change methodologies, 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!