Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to perpetuate productive and mindful individuals, families, and organizations. We bring this vision into reality by developing diverse, internally empowered leaders who use the principles and practices of Choice Theory as taught through the Internal Empowerment Coaching program. Our goal is to teach individuals, families, and organizations to reframe, reorganize, and reallocate resources to become effective coaches and leaders. Our objectives are to:

  • Fulfill the charge and scope given to Les Triché by the late, renowned Dr. William Glasser, psychiatrist, and author
  • Equip individuals to effectively and responsibly coach oneself, then “pay it forward” by coaching others
  • Endorse and annually train responsible internal empowerment coaches to help enhance families', agencies', and corporations' transformation to effective coaching and leadership

Our Values

The following core values guide our behavior in all our endeavors and interactions:

Internal Empowerment: We trust ourselves to know that we have the answer inside us. We challenge individuals to find the answer to their own challenges. We show our happiness and excitement with the achievement of our students. We share our own personal stories that illustrate how people can change their lives for the better. We find a way to overcome obstacles to achieve what we want. We help individuals help themselves.

Connecting: We interact with a multitude of segments of society. We take advantage of any opportunities to network and cultivate relationships to support our students’ success. We take the time to create relationships and advocate on the behalf of our students. We welcome international visitors to witness what we do and participate in our activities. We stay connected with the William Glasser community to continue the legacy of Doctor William Glasser and perpetuate its standards.

Planning: We teach individuals to strategically choose personal advisors who can help them stay on course, hold them accountable, and get the resources to achieve their vision. We train others to pay it forward. We continually assess how we are doing and make adjustments to achieve better results. We continually engage in learning the latest principles and practices and maintaining and enhancing our certifications. We are resourceful in helping our students become successful.

Character: We practice what we teach; we live it in our own lives. We hold ourselves to a high level of integrity. We always strive for improvement. We hold confidential all communication between student and teacher. We fulfill our promises and commitments. We give generously of our time and attention to the needs of our students. We give credit to authors for their work and students for their creativity and contributions.

Uniqueness: We value people and encourage them to enhance their own strengths to control their response to challenges. We unite people around common concerns, but recognize, respect, and maintain individuality. We treat all individuals with respect and go out of our way to seek out people society has neglected. We accept everyone as they are without regard to language or educational limitations.

Our Leadership

Les Triché President and founder | Internal Empowerment, Inc.

Dr. Les Triché is the accomplished President and founder of Internal Empowerment, Inc. that provides education, training, and consulting services for boards, CEOs, businesses, ministries, staff, and volunteers. He has extensive experience as a high-level compliance consultant for non-profit organizations. Dr. Triché received his training and certification in "Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, Practicum Supervision" from the renowned psychiatrist Dr. William Glasser, MD, of the William Glasser Institute. Dr. Glasser charged him to create the Choice Theory® Connections-Internal Empowerment Coaching Program, which he successfully did.

Dr. Triché is a Vet2Peer Counselor, certified by Loyola Marymount University and the US Vets, as a Vet-2 Peer Counselor. He is also a Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain, certified by the Association of Clinical Educator and a certified chaplain by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

As an organizational compliance consultant, Dr. Triché has provided board fiduciary training, organization infrastructure design, implementation, and monitoring, conducted administrative compliance audits, designed organizational policies, and led recruitment, selection, and hiring processes. He has served on and represented various local and national non-profit governing boards, acted as chief HR and negotiator at community colleges and K-12 school districts, conducted executive searches, and performed Human Awareness and Equal Opportunity compliance audits and investigations for civilians and military personnel. Additionally, he conducts training and development, credential compliance reviews, and audits.

Dr. Triché's work has taken him from gang-infested areas in Los Angeles to corporate boardrooms throughout the US, South America, Mainland China, South Africa, and other countries. He has provided leadership and instruction in Diversity, Non-profit Management, Reality Therapy, Choice Theory®; Scripture Therapy® Counseling, and the study of "Why and How We Behave." His focus is to facilitate reframing, restoring, and reallocation of resources to enhance individuals, organizations, and businesses' relationships, behavior, choices, and self-trust through effective and responsible means.

Dr. Triché holds a Doctorate and MA degree in Christian Counseling; an MA in Public Administration; an MA and PhD (ABD) in Judicial Law and Public Policy from the Claremont Graduate University. He also holds a BA in Behavioral Science, with a Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections, and an AA in Sociology. He is a graduate of the John Maxwell University, where he received training as a Teacher, Coach, and Motivational Speaker. He is an author of numerous books and has an extensive track record of providing consultant services, demonstrating his commitment to excellence and results-driven approaches.

We help individuals reorganize their lives utilizing effective and responsible means that help them get what they want.

RoxAnne Triché Executive Vice President | Internal Empowerment, Inc.

RoxAnne Triché is the Executive Vice President of Internal Empowerment, Inc. She serves as a Master Facilitator and has taught Internal Empowerment Coaching, Mediation & Family Mediation and Leadership Coaching at various correctional institutions on a voluntary basis since 2013. Additionally, she provides coaching to businesses, leaders, and front-line personnel.

RoxAnne is a certified "Internal Empowerment Coach" through Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California; "Mediation, Mediation Applied and Family Mediation" through California State University, San Bernardino and a graduate of the John Maxwell University, as a Teacher, Coach, and Motivational Speaker. She is Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified through William Glasser International. She is mentored by Carleen Glasser in her monthly Practicum.

RoxAnne is co-author of the books Scripture Therapy and Choice Theory and Self-Counseling with STACT. She has served as a leader and trainer in teamwork and conflict resolution in Corporate America, for 23 years. She consults with corporations and public and private organizations regarding various business, staffing, and management needs. She has hands-on experience conducting administrative and business audits; policy design, training and professional development, marketing, and legal compliance. She has a specialization in Employee Coaching, Human Resources Acquisition, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Organizational Development, and Implementation & Assessments.

We facilitate individuals restoring, reframing, and reallocating resources to get what they want and need.

Our Facilitators

Shearon Bogdanovich Facilitator, MS, RT/CTC

Shearon Bogdanovich is a Choice Theory – Internal Empowerment Coach. She is certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and is a Basic Instructor and Advanced Practicum Supervisor for the William Glasser Institute. She facilitates the Choice Theory Connections – Internal Empowerment Coaching curriculum and sits on the Choice Theory Connections – Internal Empowerment Coaching panel to endorse Addiction Coaches.

Shearon’s area of focus is role-playing and the How the Brain Works Chart.

Shearon holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from UCLA.

Shearon served as co-editor of Take Charge of Your Life and is a certified Take Charge of Your Life Mentor by The William Glasser Institute. She is a frequent presenter at William Glasser Conferences in various countries. She co-presented with Les Triché information regarding the success of the Choice Theory Connection – Internal Empowerment Coaching Program to the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board (C-ROB).

Kristin Davis Facilitator, MA, Internal Empowerment Coach

Kristin Davis is a certified "Internal Empowerment Coach" through Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California. She earned her Master Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Kristin is the author of “The Sea Glass Hunter-Living a Productive Life as a Christian Single Parent” and has written several articles about single parenting. She maintains a blog, as The Waiting Coach, and writes about the challenges and blessing that come during a period of waiting.