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Speaker Profile

Bill and Irene Stafford experienced some of the greatest heartaches you could imagine and found Staffort27160-021 r (2)themselves trapped in the tornado of life. All of their unresolved life issues began surfacing, and it was negatively affecting their relationship with friends, family, and each other. They spiraled down to the core of their souls and came out with a new way of living.

Their signature program, From Heartache to Happiness presents a spiritual philosophy and a healing approach for individuals struggling with relationship, divorce, death, or any other unresolved life issue. Learn how to let go of your heartache and take active steps towards a healthier, happier life. Through their own personal experiences and over ten years working with individuals moving through life transitions, Bill and Irene provide the tools to help you release what no longer serves you and provide opportunities to move forward in a way that better serves you today. They share vivid personal examples and carefully designed exercises for easy use. These are the tools and techniques that worked for them. When you are fully committed to doing this work, they will work for you, too!

You will learn how to:

  • Bring closure to unfinished communications
  • Create healthier and happier relationships
  • Experience more joy and passion
  • Live your life with more peace, freedom, and flexibility

By integrating the philosophy and tools in From Heartache to Happiness, you too can build a foundation for living a more joyful, loving life.

Bill and Irene are transformational life coaches and hold master’s degrees in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. For over a decade, they have worked with individuals moving through life transitions in their private practice and have facilitated workshops across the country. As powerful motivators and inspirational public speakers, they have appeared on local television and public radio.

 

Selected Accomplishments

Habitat for humanity, San Gabriel Valley, CA

Tools for Successful Living Workshops (Bill and Irene)

  • Developed a four module curriculum customized specifically for Habitat for Humanity families
  • Facilitated group workshops for Habitat for Humanity homeowner associations

Bereaved Parents of America, National Conference, NY

Moving Through Grief Workshops (Bill and Irene)

  • Facilitated group workshops to conference participants on moving through grief and loss
  • Facilitated a grief support group at the conference

 

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA

Research and Cancer Center (Irene)

  • Speaker, Caregiver’s Symposium
  • President and Board Member, Interfaith Caregivers of the San Gabriel Valley

 

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL (Bill)

  • Workshop Facilitator, “Tame Your Fears: For Speaking Success”, Pasadena, CA
  • Speaker, Humorous Speaker Award

 

RIGHT MANAGEMENT, Newport Beach, CA                                           

Career Transition Consultant (Bill)

  • Facilitated 1, 2 and 3-day workshops with consistently superior client reviews
  • Experienced in using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to assist clients in assessing talents and improving communication skills
  • Assisted over 1000 individuals in bringing forward their key strengths and skills while developing a plan to succeed in their career ambitions

 

SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, Inland Empire, CA

Executive Director (Irene)

  • Speaking, outreach and education to communities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties

INLAND AGENCY, Riverside, CA

Program Director, Every Woman Counts, State of California (Irene)

  • Outreach and education to the Asian, Native America and Hispanic populations on the importance of mammograms and pap tests
  • Facilitated workshops for the Asian, Hispanic and Native American populations
  • Developed and facilitated a collaborative group of cancer research and support groups in Southern California

 

STAFFORD LIFE COACHING

Grief Recovery and Moving Through Grief Workshops (Bill and Irene)

  • Facilitated group workshops in various locations throughout California and Chicago, Illinois
  • Facilitated a weekly grief support group in various locations throughout California and Chicago, Illinois
  • Facilitated a weekly grief teleconference support group to participants worldwide

 

Caregiving, Moving Through Grief, Breast Cancer Awareness & Education;  Guest Speaker 

  • Rotary International – various locations
  • Kiwanis International – various locations
  • Senior Centers – various locations
  • Senior Living Communities – Trilogy, Del Webb

 

Women’s Weekend Makeover Workshops, Los Angeles, CA (Irene)

  • Facilitated one-day small group workshops

 

Authors,” FROM HEARTACHE TO HAPPINESS, Letting go and moving on”

  • Published by Balboa Press, 2014
  • Features the tools we developed over the last 15 years and continue to use in our classes and workshops

Education

Irene Stafford

California State University, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE, La Verne, CA

Master of Arts, Business Administration

UNIVERSITY OF SANTA MONICA,

Santa Monica, CA

Master of Arts, Spiritual Psychology

BILL STAFFORD

California state university, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Music

Master of Arts, Music Education

UNIVERSITY OF SANTA MONICA,

Santa Monica, CA

Master of Arts, Spiritual Psychology