Professional and Business Information
William G. (Bill) DeFoore, Ph.D. is an author, counselor, coach, consultant and owner of the Halcyon Life Enterprises, LLP. In his role as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. DeFoore believes in the self-healing power of each individual, and he facilitates this healing with thirty-five years of experience in a broad variety of therapeutic approaches.
As a business consultant, his work facilitates the necessary internal processes to prepare leaders and organizations for maximum functioning in the business paradigm of high performance work teams and self-managed work systems. Through these processes, a loyal, energized work force emerges, with a common vision for sustainable organizational growth. The main thrust of Dr. DeFoore's work is to facilitate the acceptance of individual responsibility for personal, organizational and collective systems, thereby enhancing the freedom and authority that each of us possesses to effect lasting, productive change in our personal and business realms.
Dr. DeFoore incorporates humor, spiritual focus and a genuine caring for people into the fabric of his work. As the creator of the Goodfinding Newsletter, Dr. DeFoore brings a refreshing and optimistic perspective to local and world news events, which you can read in our newsletter archives. He was an adjunct faculty member of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas for twenty five years, where he taught classes on Goodfinding and Removing Barriers to Health and Happiness.
You can also view Dr. DeFoore's client list, speaking topics, or full resume.
And on a personal note, Dr. DeFoore works with his wife, Cindy Parker DeFoore, who is half owner and manager of the business. William and Cindy live happily in Aubrey, Texas, with their horses, donkey and cats.
Resume And Professional Background
William Gray DeFoore
Owner, Halcyon Life Enterprises, LLP
525 South Carroll Blvd, Suite 200 Denton, TX 76201
Ph.D. in Counseling Education, University of North Texas, 1983
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas, 1973
B.A. in Sociology, Baylor University, 1971
Licensed Professional Counselor #3317, State of Texas 1981-present
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACT WORK
-Private Practice in counseling/psychotherapy, 1973-present.
-President/Owner of the William G. DeFoore, Ph.D. Personal & Professional Development, 1986-2017.
-Owner of Halcyon Life Enterprises, LLP, 1986-2017.
-Adjunct Faculty Member of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, 1992-2016.
-Commentator on LIME Radio “Lime Spectrums,” commentaries on body, mind, spirit, earth, 1999-2007. www.lime.com (formerly www.wisdomradio.com.)
-Columnist for www.wisdommedia.com. Column entitled "Truly Speaking." 2000-2004.
-Licensed Instructor for Rapid Change Technologies, an organizational development firm in Minneapolis, 1994-1997.
-Certified to administer and interpret the EQ Map, an emotional intelligence assessment tool developed by Essi Systems in San Francisco, California, 1998-present.
-Consultant/trainer with parents and teachers of a Montessori School in Monterrey, Mexico, 1994-1995.
-Licensed Child Care Administrator of residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed adolescents and young adults, 1980-1986.
-Adjunct Faculty Member with Dallas County Community College District, 1974-1977.
CONSULTING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
-Consulting/Executive Coaching 1980-present.
-Working with middle and senior management in organizations integrating personal growth and professional development processes to maximize leadership effectiveness and business succes 1988-present.
-Facilitating Culture Change 1994-1997.
-Instructing three-day culture change courses on average of two per month for over two years in fortune 50 companies. Included training at all levels, with a coaching and team building program built in for senior executives 1994-1997.
-Professional training programs, emotional wellness seminars and anger management workshops presented to management groups in various businesses and organizations. 1990-present.
-Speaker/Facilitator 1973- present: working with schools, corporations, community service organizations and the general public on topics of emotional intelligence, effective communication, conflict resolution, anger management, healthy emotional expression, and grief/loss issues. Speaking at international conferences on business, consciousness and spirituality on topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Employee Loyalty and Gold In The Shadow Of Business.
-Cooper Aerobics Center, Dallas 1992-2016: Teaching classes twice a month as faculty with Cooper Wellness Program on Emotional Wellness, Emotional Fitness, Body/Mind Health and Healing Anger and Depression.
-Mountainview Community College , Duncanville, Texas 1974-1976: Teaching psychology and counseling on campus and off campus at Seagoville Federal Correctional Institute to federal inmates.
-Navajo Community College , Summer, 1974: Teaching psychology and counseling to Native American students on the Navajo reservation.
-National Wellness Institute
-American Counseling Association
-Renaissance Business Associates
-Association for Specialists in Group Work
-Serai: Bringing The Children Home, WingSpan Press, 2007.
-Anger Among Angels: Shedding Light on the Darkness of the Human Soul , Health Communications, Inc., 2000.
-Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It, Stop It From Killing You , Health Communications, Inc., Revised Edition, 2004.
-The New Bottom Line: Bringing Heart and Soul To Business , co-editor and contributing author, New Leaders Press, 1996.
-Rediscovering the Soul in Business: A Renaissance of Values , co-editor and contributing author, New Leaders Press, 1995.
CONSULTING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Reddy Ice, Inc.
Laser Comm, Inc.
CRC Health Group
Anderson Consulting, Inc.
International Paper Company
Cooper Aerobics Center, Dallas
Grupo Cydsa, Monterrey, Mexico
Interim Career Consulting, Dallas
Holiday Corporation, Memphis, TN
Wisdom Media Group, Bluefield, WV
HomeVestors of America, Inc., Dallas
Materias Primas de Monterrey, Mexico
Centro Proctividad de Monterrey, Mexico
Hartford Mortgage Services, Inc., Plano, TX
Share Plus Federal Credit Union, Plano, TX
PrimeCo Personal Communications, Dallas
Corporate Tax Management, Inc., Fort Worth
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, MA
Advance Global Communications, Monterrey, Mexico
Association of School Business Officials International
Community Education and Health Care
Gilda's Club, Dallas
Richland College, Dallas
Northlake College, Dallas
Houston Public Television
University of North Texas
Dedman Hospital of Dallas
Bedford Meadows Hospital
Charter Hospital of Grapevine
Catholic Renewal Center of Fort Worth
Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denton
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas
Association of School Business Officials International
Colegio Sierra Madre de Montessori of Monterey, Mexico
Unity Churches of Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston & Richmond, VA
-Searching for the Soul in Business, (keynote) Dallas, Renaissance Business Associates
-Rediscovering the Soul in Business, Boise, Renaissance Business Associates
-International Conference on Business and Spirituality, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, The Message Company
-Second Annual Fall Conference: Transforming the Organizational Shadow, (keynote) Spring Valley, New York, High Tor Alliance
-International Symposium on Spirituality and Business, Boston, Babson College
-The Second Annual Conference for Spirituality in the Workplace, Toronto, Center for Spirituality at Work
-The Many Faces of Anger: A Clinical Skills Conference Las Vegas and Nashville, US Journal Training, Inc.
-Second Annual Conference on Anger and Rage , Las Vegas, US Journal Training, Inc.
-Fourth Annual Conference on Anger, Rage, Trauma and Addiction: The Connection , (keynote) Atlantic City, US Journal Training, Inc.
-National Wellness Conference Stevens Point Wisconsin. Sponsored by the National Wellness Institute.
-Association of School Business Officials, International Leadership Conference (keynote) Boston, Massechusetts.
-National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, annual conference, Hilton Head, SC.
-Conference on Adolescence, US Journal Training, Inc. Las Vegas.
-First World Congress SER, "Spirituality, Knowledge and Integral Health." Monterrey, Mexico.
-Houston PBS sponsored Living Smart Conference, keynote address on "Sacred Sexuality." Houston, Texas.