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Date: October 30, 2017
IECAST Launches New Internal Empowerment Web Site

Laguna Hills, CA, October 31, 2017

IECAST CEO, Les Triché, announced the launch, today, of a new Internal Empowerment web site dedicated to delivering internal empowerment training to corporate America and other individuals.

The web site is dedicated to promoting IECAST’s Internal Empowerment Program, a training program that teaches the practical application of Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory® and Reality Therapy principles and practices.

“The benefits to corporations of internal empowerment training include improved working relationships and communication, increased emotional intelligence of employees and leaders” said Mr. Triché. “Additionally, IECAST strategically addresses employee morale and excessive absenteeism, decreases productivity and other human relations behavior and performance challenges that negatively impact an employer’s ‘bottom line’.”

Mr. Triché went on to say, “Our program takes pride in working closely with management to tailor make strategic plans designed to address the needs of corporations to activate solutions that will improve employer-employee relations.“

The web site is located at http://www.internalempowerment.com.

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: August 26, 2016
IECAST Conducts First Internal Empowerment Coaching Graduation in El Centro, California

El Central, California, August 26, 2016

IECAST conducted the first Choice Theory – Internal Empowerment Coaching graduation ceremony in the USA for male incarcerated persons at Centinela State Prison.

17 students completed 420 hours through Loyola Marymount University, earning University credits for having completed the following courses:

  • Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Overview
  • Basic Coaching in the Treatment of Nine Areas of Addiction
  • Choice Theory Re-Entry Studies Transition (CT-REST)
  • Human Relations Behavior and Performance
  • Effective and Responsible Role-Play
  • Relevant Issues and Ethics for Coaching
  • Old Plight New Flight – Vision Building
  • Supervised Practicum Internship

Dr. Lincoln Johnson, Centinela’s Principal, commented on his experience observing the program:

“When I first experienced the CT-Internal Empowerment Coaching program, I knew that I needed it here at Centinela.  The opportunity to watch the growth and development of the participants has enriched my experience here, and has left a mark on me.  From watching them all come in with their arms crossed, to now seeing them graduate has been a journey I am glad I got to take with them. The hours they put in, the weekends they gave up to meet, and the issues they had to dig deep to uncover and correct have all paid off with this culmination.  They are now tasked with transferring their new knowledge to others as part of their responsibility as a graduate of this program.”

Cassandra Krcmar, CTC-IEC Facilitator, provided the following explanation of the program.

“Internal Empowerment Coaching teaches us how to be happy by learning about ourselves and discovering how we are meeting our basic needs. This information is important for people from all walks of life, and I am so excited for these students to become coaches and help those around them to find what they really want in life. It is our hope that we will be able to spread this amazing program designed by Dr. Triché, and based on the work of the late William Glasser, to as many people as possible.”

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: October 15, 2015
California Board of State and Community Corrections’ Standards approved IECAST, Inc. as a “Provider”

Laguna Hills, CA, October 15, 2015

IECAST’s CEO, Les Triché (formally Johnson), announced that the California Board of State and Community Corrections’ Standards approved IECAST, Inc. as a “Provider” to teach the Internal Empowerment Coaching program to correctional staff and offenders.

Mr. Triché stated, “This approval enables IECAST to work in collaboration with local corrections systems to improve the professional competence of local corrections staff in California.”

The key responsibilities of the State Board include:

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  • Establishing minimum selection and training standards
  • Administering the Corrections Training Fund
  • Monitoring for compliance with standards
  • Developing core training curricula for entry-level staff
  • Administering a training course certification process
  • Providing program support and technical assistance to local corrections systems
  • Providing training in selected curriculum

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: August 3, 2015
IECAST Program Hosts Australian Representative

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, August 3, 2015  – Jean Still, Counselor, Coach, and Nurse working in the largest women’s prison in Australia, observed the Choice Theory: Internal Empowerment Coaching Program in action on July 18, 2015, in a women’s prison located in Southern California.

The purpose of Ms. Still’s visit was to learn more about the effectiveness of the program, which has been under the leadership of Les Triche’, Director, since 2010.

Ms. Still was afforded the opportunity to not only meet with students, but with Carleen Glasser, wife of the late, renowned Dr. William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy. Additionally, Sharon Bogdonavic, Basic Instructor, who assists Triche’ in facilitating training, was also in attendance, as well as other invited Choice Theory practitioners.

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: June 10, 2015
IECAST Incorporates as 501(c)(3) Public Benefit, Non-Profit Corporation

Sacramento, CA, June 2015

Lester Triché, Chief Executive Officer, announced the incorporation of Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: May 31, 2015
IECAST goes to South Central Los Angeles – April thru August 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, May 31, 2015 – IECAST will be conducting its third of four training sessions with the leaders of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSLA).

Noreen McClendon, CEO of Concerned Citizens retained the services of IECAST to provide training to key affiliate organizations to better serve the community. This service was requested by CEO McClendon, following the many requests she received from the students of the Self Determination Re-Entry Initiative, overseen by Melinda Williams, Director; and Skipp Townsend, Director of 2nd Call.  All organizations are affiliates of CCSLA.

The specific results of IECAST’s efforts that caused the above stated organizations to retain their services is in recognition of IECAST’s five-year track record of providing exemplary services for female offenders in California, resulting in a 2.9% recidivism as compared to 67% state wide.

 

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: January 16, 2014
LMU Research of CTC-IEC Program Effectiveness Shows 95.7% Reduction in Recidivism Rate

Los Angeles, CA January 16, 2014

The results published today by Cheryl Grills and colleagues at Loyola Marymount University of a study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Choice Theory Connections – Internal Empowerment Coaching Certification program showed a 95.7% reduction in the recidivism rate of California Female inmates.

The study examined five years of peer reviewed, evidence-based research and analysis of the assessment data. In 2014, 175 students completed a series of assessments before participating in the introductory phase of the Choice Theory Connections – Internal Empowerment Coaching Certification program. The assessments provide evidence of quantitative and qualitative improvements in self-esteem, goal-directed thinking, self-satisfaction, and behavioral changes.

The study shows the following results:

  • A 2.9% recidivism rate compared to an average of 67% in California during the same time period
  • An estimated cost savings to date of $5,773,228 to the California Institution for Women (CIW) and the State of California.

In addition to the above, the same 175 students positively impacted their family members or caretakers by:

  • Exhibiting effective and responsible lifestyles
  • Teaching fellow–incarcerated persons our principles and practices
  • Breaking generational pathways to California prisons

The study was conducted by Grills, C.; Villanueva, S.; Anderson, M.; Corsbie-Massey, C.L.; Smith, B.; Johnson (now Triché), L.; and Owens. It was published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, under the title “Effectiveness of Choice Theory Connections A Cross-Sectional and Comparative Analysis of California Female Inmates.” The full study can be viewed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X13520129.

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: December 22, 2010
Director of William Glasser Institute, Japan, Visits Internal Empowerment Training

Laguna Hills, CA, December 22, 2010

Dr. Masaki Kakitani (professor at the School of Psychology, Rissho University, Japan, and director of the William Glasser Institute, Japan, along with his family visited the Choice Theory Connections – Internal Empowerment Coaching (CTC-IEC) program to personally witness the results of the teaching and hear the testimonies of the transformation that occurs in the lives of the students.

Visit by Dr. Kakasani and family

Left to right: Dr. Lester Triché, Dr. Masaki Kakitani, Mrs. Sumiye Kakitani, and Inochi Kakitani

While visiting Southern California for a conference at LMU, Dr. Kakitani and his family chose to visit after having heard about the CTC-IEC program.  They spent the better part of the day as Dr. Triché taught over 40 students Choice Theory at the California Institution for Women (CIW), Corona, California.

The self-reflection and what appeared to be an instant transformation in the lives of the students being taught by Les Triché so moved Mrs. Kakitani that she decided to share a portion of her story. That is, after testimonies given by the students at CIW expressed how Choice Theory greatly benefited their ability to make a better decision, Mrs. Kakitani graciously explained her positive attitude as being reinforced since her diagnosis of cancer.  She moved all of those in attendance when she revealed how she lost her hair because of chemotherapy.  She wanted the students to know her unforeseen medical obstacle will not control her pursuit of happiness.

The students were shocked at the story she told and how eager Mrs. Kakitani was to share the details of her life.  Mrs. Kakitani discussed how she reorganized her behavior in response to her medical challenge.  She chose to allow her “thinking and acting” to be the dominant behavior to respond to her life-threating situation.  Her actions were consistent with Dr. William Glassers’s teaching on “Total Behavior” (how we respond to information we receive by reflecting on our thinking, acting, feeling, and psychology).

In her case, she saw thinking and acting being more critical, and as stated chose to allow her thinking and acting to dictate her feelings and physiology.  She illustrated the epitome of Dr. Glasser’s teaching as taught through the personal application of Internal Empowerment Coaching.  Furthermore, her actions were an illustration of what Choice Theory is all about—using the internal control psychology inside us to chart our course to happiness.

Professor Masaki Kakitani shared with the class his use of Choice Theory in Japan with his students and in corporate environments.  He commented on how impressed he was with the practical application of Choice Theory as noted during this class period and assured all that he would share the results of the CTC-IEC program with his students upon his return to Japan.

Dr. Kakitani’s program is The Better Plan (https://thebetterplan.org/tag/masaki-kakitani/).

 

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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Date: October 4, 2009
Dr. William Glasser Charges Les Triché to Create Choice Theory® Training Program

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, 2009 – Dr. William Glasser, MD and Carleen Glasser charged Les Triché with the responsibility to create a program to teach Choice Theory to imprisoned women.

The Choice Theory Connections Program (CTCP) is to become a nationally recognized training program for teaching Choice Theory to women in State Correctional Institutions. I propose special recognition for those completing the program by achieving competence in the understanding and application of Choice Theory in their lives.

The Director (Les Triché) will create the program design and implementation especially for a correctional institution and will be charged with the following:

  • Preparation, training, and mentoring of instructors
  • Verifying the self-evaluation process
  • Conferring credentials for the successful completion of the program by students from the inmate population
  • Conducting research and development pertinent to the efficacy of the program, using accepted standards of measurement
  • Creating a sustainable model to assure continuation of the program wherever implemented
  • Presenting the ideas and the program function to whoever would benefit as recipient of the information or show interest in replicating the program in their own setting
  • Creating documentation for public dissemination
  • Acting as liaison with the William Glasser Institute
  • Sharing information about the Choice Theory Connections Program with the William Glasser Institute membership worldwide.

 

About IECAST

Internal Empowerment Coaching and Scripture Therapy (IECAST, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to providing educational services based on Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Empowerment principles and practices.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call RoxAnne Triché at (909) 227-8152, or email info@internalempowerment.com.

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