Yvonne & Rich Dutra St John, MA MFT
Founders of Challenge Day & the Be the Change Movement
Be the Hero

Meet Yvonne & Rich, the authors of BE THE HERO

Experts on relationship building and communication, Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St. John have worked for years to break down the walls of negativity, judgment, separation, isolation and loneliness replacing them with compassion, understanding and love.

As co-founders of the innovative Challenge Day program and the Be the Change Movement, their experiential workshops and keynote addresses have helped to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of teenagers and adults throughout the United States and other parts of the world. To read their bios or to find out more about Challenge Day and the be the Change Movement go to www.challengeday.org.

Having now been interviewed on a variety of news broadcasts, and twice appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show, their life changing work has also been featured in two different nationally televised documentaries The Emmy Award winning Teen Files: Surviving High School and the Bully Solution which won the Canadian Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Speaking with groups of all sizes, Rich and Yvonne St. John-Dutra have presented their talks and programs for companies, conferences and groups such as the Coca Cola Corporation, The Million Dollar Round Table, The Kalamazoo Foundation, The Boost and Push Conferences, The Peace Alliance, Reach for the Future, TeenWork, Whole Life Expos, The DARE Officers Association, The American Association of Group Psychotherapists, Transfinder Inc. and the Girl Scouts of America.

Modeling all that they teach, their inspirational message of hope, compassion and service permeates everything they do. As individuals and as a couple Rich and Yvonne have an uncanny knack for modeling and demonstrating what it means to live passionate, productive and effective lives.

While their messages can be tailored to meet the needs of most any group, the hallmark of Rich and Yvonne's effectiveness is the way they live their lives. Drawing on a life time of experience on a variety of topics such as diversity education, gender training, addictions, couples communication, parenting, team and relationship building, their moving experiential addresses have inspired countless individuals too live, work and interact as the everyday heroes they were born to be.


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Dare to Discover the Hero Within.  Be the Change.

Dare to Discover the Hero Within.  Be the Change.

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