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Our President

"CHANGE is your ally, not your enemy."

Meet Dr. Marci, the visionary President and CEO of the Sustainable Life Change Institute of America, bringing with her an impressive 30-year background in senior-level management, behavioral modification, curriculum development, and training.

As a CBT Certified Life Coaching Practitioner, Dr. Marci specializes in physical and substance abuse prevention, as well as trauma recovery through change management. Her dedication to applied psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and social entrepreneurship has driven her research, leading to the creation and publication of The Challenge to Change Method and Curriculum for Sustainable Life Change. With this innovative approach, change management goes beyond mere possibility, reaching the realm of true sustainability.

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Dr. Marci's profound commitment to humanitarian causes, particularly focused on women and children, is well-documented and enduring. As the Founder and Executive Director of Nine Seconds Corporation, she leads an innovative nonprofit dedicated to preventing domestic, intimate partner, and relational violence.

With a heart for youth development, she dedicated 10 years as a Youth Mentor for at-risk and disadvantaged youth, creating programs that instilled self-esteem, social etiquette, and financial literacy in children. Moreover, her appointment by the Arizona Superior Court led her to serve 6 years as a child advocate on the Foster Care Review Board of Maricopa County. In this role, she ensures that children and families in the foster care system move forward towards permanent resolutions that are in the best interest of the child(ren). Dr. Marci's remarkable advocacy continues to impact countless lives, making her a true champion for positive change in the world.

Dr. Marci's communication style is both bold and relatable, fostering voluntary transparency and embracing unbridled vulnerability. Through these qualities, she has become an inspiration to over 100,000 women and men across the globe. Empowering them to reclaim authority over their lives and circumstances, her treatment programs, workshops, and keynote messages instill applied knowledge, proactive living, and self-mastery skills. Together, we embark on a transformative journey towards sustainable life change, touching lives and making a lasting impact.

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Moreover, Dr. Marci boasts an impressive track record as a multi-best-selling author with over 17 published books and a screenplay. She is a top-rated speaker, earning recognition as a two-time Top Speaker in Arizona. Her achievements also include winning the People's Choice Award three times and receiving the 2021 iChange Nation's Healthy Competition Award. As a versatile communicator, she serves as a Podcast Host and influential blogger, touching and inspiring countless lives.

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Every 9 seconds, a woman experiences abuse or assault. I was one of those survivors. Now, a decade later, I have transformed into a passionate advocate for Domestic Violence Prevention, and this fight is deeply personal to me. I embrace my survival as a profound responsibility, dedicated to using my power, influence, and platforms as a catalyst for healing. My mission is to inspire one million women worldwide to reclaim control over their lives.

As the Founder and Executive Director of Nine Seconds Corporation, my commitment extends further. I am devoted to providing the essential support and training necessary to ignite sustainable changes, fostering safe, equitable communities, and violence-free families. Together, we can create a world where every individual thrives and feels empowered to lead a life free from abuse and violence.

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