Glenn Stevenson is a life
coach and psychotherapist with more than a dozen years experience.
He is known as an expert in people’s sense of self. His coaching
specialties are self-esteem enhancement, relationship improvement,
and helping clients find careers that they love. As a psychotherapist,
he specializes in reducing depression and anxiety.
Glenn is gifted at insight into people’s problems. He combines
an excellent ability to analyze with a comforting capacity to be
supportive and empowering. He sees things from many sides and in
depth, even as he makes people feel accepted, comfortable, and able
to open up to themselves.
Glenn holds a license as a clinical social worker, is certified
as a job and career transition coach, and has taught The Power of
Self-Esteem and The Power of Purpose courses in the nonprofit “More
to Life” Program. He graduated from some of the country’s
top colleges and universities—Stanford University, the University
of Wisconsin, and Smith College (graduate program).
Glenn is a career changer himself. Before becoming a therapist
and a coach, he completed a Ph.D. in natural resource economics.
He worked to solve energy and environmental problems and to foster
economic development in third-world countries for many years. He
has published articles and a book in economics (Common Property
Economics, Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has lived and worked
in Europe, Africa, and Asia, adding further to his experiences and
his understanding of people.
While working as an economist, Glenn discovered more of himself
through the “More to Life” personal growth program.
He also began to hear from others of his gifts at working with people.
People say that he “hears others,” that he is “unpretentious,
genuine, and sincere,” that he is “kind,” and
that they come away from interactions with him feeling “grounded.”
Glenn is especially thoughtful and does not have a “quick
on the draw” style.
With newfound gifts and a passion for working with people, Glenn
left behind his career as an economist. He went back to school to
get a Master’s degree at Smith College and become a therapist.
In the early 1990s, he began practicing as a therapist and eventually
became a supervisor of other therapists working with children, adolescents,
and families in Southern California. Later, in a private therapy
practice, because of his expertise in people’s sense of self,
he began specializing in reducing depression and anxiety and in
improving relationships with adults.
In 2001, Glenn added coaching to his practice. He continues to
work on relationship and sense of self issues. He has added job
and career transition, because work is also a way in which people
express themselves. Glenn wants people to be authentically, confidently,
and serenely more of who they really are. He wants people to know
their unique qualities and to apply them in joyful ways. Glenn has
coach-specific training from the Institute for Life Coach Training
and has been an officer of the International Coach Federation-Orange
Glenn is also a gifted workshop leader. He presents such workshops
- Self-Esteem: Your Springboard to Success
- Eliminating Negative Thoughts to Open
to Your Higher Self
- How to Avoid Relationships That Don’t
Work for You
- The Effects of Change on Children: Creating
A New Life with Your Children in Mind
- How to Stay Positive While Searching
for Your New Job
He has presented at such venues as the Mariposa Women’s Center,
Saddleback College, the Learning Light Foundation, and the Cordelia
Knott Center for Wellness. People say he is good at “getting
everyone on board” in a workshop setting. They say, “Glenn
does not just present or perform, but he is with you, humble, genuine,
and a really neat person to learn from.”
Glenn wants all people to know their own value, to learn how to
live with contentment and gratitude with the way things are, and
yet also to have the direction and motivation to go fowards toward
important personal goals. He has done these things for himself,
and he now brings them to others.