"The greatest gift you can give to a child is to teach them that they matter."
When a child truly knows that they matter, they will be equipped with everything
they need to succeed in life. Years ago, I was coaching children in baseball and
basketball, when I found that most children do not have what they need to live
successful lives. I decided to teach children the rules of life, not simply the
rules of the game.
most significant thing that I taught children was that they matter regardless
of any circumstances in their lives. And they learned that when they know they
matter they will recognize that everyone matters as well. Then I encouraged them
to use three simple rules; to believe in themselves, have a positive attitude
and make responsible choices in everything they think say and do.
time, parents commented on the shift in their children; their grades improved,
their attitudes became more positive, and their friendships better. I realized
how easy it is to positively impact children with simple concepts that they could
use for the rest of their lives. I recognized my ability to teach, motivate, and
guide children, therefore; I created, researched, and developed the KITA Concept
and have positively impacted over 35,000 children with KITA's tools for life.
I consider myself a "life coach" with tools that positively impact children, parents
and all people.
Adrian is an accomplished author, public speaker, and "life coach". Laurelle created,
researched, and developed the KITA Concept and founded KITA Kids, Corporation
in 2001. She has worked with and has positively impacted over 35,000 children
in various settings and thousands of adults. Laurelle has produced several KITA
videos and she has been on several talk shows for local television (channel 3,
channel 5 and channel 15).
of the books Laurelle authored, "KITA and the Sames - Understand and Respect
Others' Differences" was considered for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano's
"First Grade Book Give Away" in 2004.
is a public and corporate speaker for personal inspiration and enrichment.
She has spoken for Ottawa University (continuing education for teachers),
Home Depot (employees), and is currently working with Kroger's (Fry's
Food and Drug Store) managers in Arizona and is a "life coach" for
September, 2001, Laurelle delivered the closing speech at the Memorial Service
at Phoenix Civic Plaza for Balbir Sing Sodi, (an Indian Sikh, who was shot after
the World Trade Center attack, because he wore a turban). The topic of her speech
was tolerance, titled "Love is stronger than hate". Other speakers included Governor
Janet Napolitano and the Consul General of India, H. Viswanathan.
Laurelle was a volunteer coach for youth sports, including basketball,
baseball and volleyball at YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and Little League Baseball.
She is a Diamondbacks baseball fan, and the mother of two.
Arizona State University
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