Dean has a remarkable ability to connect with people and puts his heart and soul into making each session and event a life-enhancing journey. With more than 20 years’ experience in the mental health and addiction industry, Dean guides individuals in a safe, non-judgmental environment. His attitude helps create balance, provides personal development, and serves as a catalyst for success, growth, and healing. He values helping people connect with their true self, giving people the tools they need in order to move forward. Dean’s down-to-earth attitude makes him easy to identify with and his unconditional acceptance of people puts them at ease. Dean has been instrumental in the creation and success of several local treatment centers specializing in substance abuse recovery, emotional management, life coaching, and adolescent outpatient treatment. Dean’s desire to help others resulted in the creation of “The Value-Based Parenting” classes, workshops, and CDs, giving parents knowledge and tools to motivate their children by using love as a mindset; it is a positive and affirming way to teach healthy boundaries, which children will use to govern themselves as they get older. Visit the Seminars Department to learn more about the TurningLeaf Seminars he facilitates and a variety of other services offered. You can follow Dean by becoming a fan of his Facebook page. Born and raised in Utah, Dean enjoys spending time with his children, rock climbing, fishing, camping, longboarding or just hanging in a hammock.
Kate has worked in the mental health industry for 11 years. Her career has included parent coaching, helping families manage crisis in the home, facilitating youth groups and teen mentorship. She earned a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Dixie State University and loves putting her education to use in our venues, especially Monday Night Live, with her mentor Dean Nixon. Kate is a vivacious, charismatic lover of life with a big heart. She loves connection and communication and holds space for everyone she comes in contact with.