A set of simple, practical and profoundly impactful principles and strategies for cultivating and constructing meaningful pathways for healing, strengthening resiliencies, optimizing growth and sustaining positive behaviour change.
The hardest job you’ll ever love, made a little bit easier with practical strategies and tools built on the latest research and practices in psychology, education and child development.
A Responsive Approach to Helping (RAH) is an individualized, relations-oriented, values-driven and strengths-based approach for working with individuals and groups across and within all human services.
We've got one priority. You and your practice, whether it's as a parent or as a professional.
With more than 50 years of combined experience working with youth and families across education, addiction, mental health and justice (not to mention our own children!), we’ve realized that there are approaches to building helping relationships that work better than others. The Responsive Approach is grounded in both understanding the basic building blocks of motivation (needs, values, goals and strengths) AND how to recognize and work with the inherent power-dynamics that exist in the parent-child, teacher-student, helper-client and leader-member relationships.
Dad's and Helping Professionals
Years of Experience
Why Responsive is Different
Being a parent, educator, helping professional or leader is hard enough. We don’t need to make it more complicated.
Principles, strategies and tools that work, and are easy to work with.
Growth, learning, healing and wellness happen in relationships that are compassionate, connected and trusting.
Needs, values, goals and strengths are the primary motivators of human behaviour, and we teach you how to use them.
Highly Qualified Team
Founder, Attainability Group
Jeff Couillard is an experienced leader in the nonprofit, education and community sectors. His vision is to help organizations build incredible teams and help people change for the better. From leading multi-disciplinary professionals to facilitating change management, keynote addresses to small group facilitation, Jeff has a knack for engaging people in the conversations that matter.
President, Myriad Consulting
An expert and authority on human behavior, performance, organizational climate, culture, development and leadership, Stephen DeGroot maintains an exceptional track record in results. He has worked with and provided services for over 200 organizations in both the human services and corporate sectors and is the author of Responsive Leadership in Social Services (2015) A SAGE publication. As an international speaker, Stephen has addressed more than 30,000 people across 7 different countries.
Clinical Lead, Attainability Group
Kelly is a registered psychologist, family therapist and seasoned trainer. His specialties include Right Use of Power, Ethical Decision Making, Client-Centered care and Non-Violent Communication. Kelly is extremely adept at helping people identify and clarify their needs, values and strengths in relation to whatever challenge is at hand.
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