Vic LeBouthillier CEO and Product Development Team Leader
Vic has spent the past 28 years of his 38-year career in health care product development with a focus in behavioral health. His personal vision statement best reflects his focus:
“To close the gap that exists between advances in mental, social, behavioural health sciences and individuals that need the support.”
Since 1987, Vic has been focused on program development to improve individual self-care within populations, through group work and eventually integrating interactive web-based tools. In 1987 as a Business Consultant, he developed emotional intelligence and resilience training implemented in the workplace. In 1999 as CEO of Alive publishing group, he published information on the brain’s neuroplasticity and the link between relationship and mental health with a readership of 1.4m a month.. Alive also distributed health-based accredited training courses in 3 continents.
In 2004 he founded the Alive for Wellness 30-day in-patient program for people desiring to overcome a mental health struggle and a 60-day app/telephone after care program which still operates today. In 2008 he partnered with Dr. Scott Miller and Dr. Barry Duncan and co-founded MyOutcomes (www.myoutcomes.com), a clinical tool that helps behavioral health clinicians increase their clinical effectiveness and was a recipient of the national United Kingdom’s Mental Health Innovation Of The Year award. MyOutcomes is approved by the US Joint Commission and certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; MyOutcomes is currently used in over 24 countries by private and governmental mental health clinics, the US Military, and over 28 universities in their graduate training programs. Over 13 randomized clinical trials confirm that using MyOutcomes can double the effect size of mental health clinicians.
In 2015, motivated to make advanced neural, behavioral, and social sciences more affordable and accessible to all people, Vic assembled a group of thought-leading academics, clinical professionals, and educators and founded The Resilient Mind Project that supports and trains people who exhibit a readiness to change and wish to increase their resilience. Full bio
Darcy Kuhl, M.S.W., R.S.W. Resilience Development Team
Darcy Kuhl holds a full therapy practice and applies his finding from secondary research in advanced behavioural, social and neural sciences to the resilience product development team. His clinical background provides therapeutic and case management services involved an impressive array of settings such as: Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna Mental Health, Crossroads Treatment Center, Metis Community Services and Westbank First Nations. Through this breadth of work environments, he gained expertise in providing effective treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, trauma, phobias, grief and loss, parenting, and marital/relational challenges.
Darcy was the Team Leader in the development of WISE (Weight Loss In Supportive Environments), a behavioural-based weight loss program that has been used by employees in over 60 USA and Canadian companies. WISE involves weekly teleconference phone calls and keeping individuals engaged via social media tools that help them to develop skills to ward off emotional and addictive eating.
He holds a Master of Social Work degree with a clinical focus in mental health. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers
Poe Liberado MA, MPCC, Resilience Development Team
Poe is a psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker at Hive Counselling and Consultancy. Poe holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is registered with the British Columbia College of Social Work (BCCSW) and British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW). Poe trained in mindfulness-based and trauma-based psychotherapies within both research and community-based environments. Poe’s work is informed by their values of equity, empathy and integrity. Her work as a therapist provides valuable insights towards influencing the product development team to ensure sensitivity to reaching the millennium generation in the Resilient Mind experience.
Zu Peters MA, MPCC, Resilience Development Team
Born and educated in Singapore, Zu lived in Germany for 20 years before settling in Kelowna, BC. Passionate about personal growth and how developing emotional and spiritual intelligence enables a person to more authentically and consciously engage with life and people. After completing her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology Zu continues further education in the mysteries of trauma and has developed strong competencies in facilitating hundreds of small group programs that supports participants in personal growth and awareness. Zu leads the Resilient Mind team in new Gamification initiatives, is the senior game facilitator and oversees group facilitator training.
Linda Shevkinic MA, MPCC, Resilience Development Team
Linda Shevkinic is a key participant in shaping The Resilient Mind product experience. As a master level therapist her dedication to working in the trenches with those who experience mental health struggles has been invaluable to the development team. Linda has a strong conviction that the long-term solutions to mental and emotional pain cannot be solved by medication alone. Instead of just treating the symptom, her work as a therapist addresses the results produced from ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences). In addition to her use of traditional therapy modalities, Linda has completed advanced studies and the practice of EMDR.
Andrew Lauman, B.Sc. Resilience Development Team
Andrew has spent 22 years in technology product development roles within the USA and Canada. As an innovator, he brings keen insights and challenges to the resilience product development team as to how younger generations carry out interpersonal communications and learning experiences through various social media and e-learning platforms.
When Andrew began working on The Resilient Mind Project in its 2015 inception, developments were carried out by the clinical and product development team, but now the development processes also involves Partner and user’s feedback gleaned by Andrew – a key to maintaining a posture of Kaizen in the new version releases. Additionally, Andrew researches Emerging Technologies and its’ increasing role it will play in enhancing resilience learning experiences in each new training version released annually.