About me

~ “In the middle of the journey of my life, I found myself in the dark wood where I had lost the right path.  Eventually, I would find the right path.”~Dante    *Excerpt from the movie: “Patch Adams”

 

Thank you for visiting Peace of Mind Space.  I am Kari Arvisais.  The most diverse multidisciplinary person you will meet. I have spent 25+ years helping people and animals. It just comes natural to me.  My mission has always been a commitment to service; to include; helping people and animals in a variety of industry sectors; corporate, private, nonprofit and government.

Empowering people has always been my focus.  My interdisciplinary experience spans across many industries, including social services, mental health, public health, nonprofit, government and private sectors.  People are people and deserve compassion, integrity and respect.  I have the keen insight to see the same problems occur no matter if it is a huge corporation, a local organization, a community, a family, an individual.  You do not have to keep repeating the same problems.  I can help.

My diverse life experiences, education, community volunteering and employment history are all vital components of becoming a positive unique authentic leader in any industry.  I have worked as a business/personal consultant, Regional Emergency Public Health Planner, an accomplished clinical Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  I have held numerous social service, civic and volunteer positions.

Whatever the job has been or will be; I bring leadership, integrity, compassion, commitment, perseverance and respect to improve the lives of people, communities, businesses and organizations.

I see problems as opportunities and I will get results, on time or better, identify and utilize resources, roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.

 

Additional discussion groups on LinkedIn:

  • Integrated Leadership and Change Management:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Integrated-Leadership-Change-Management-4210990?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
  • Healing Spaces:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Healing-Spaces-3961463?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
  • Healing Spaces for Veterans.  Sub group of Healing Spaces

4 Responses to About me

  1. Chip Etier says:

    We have several things in common among them, a love of poetry, especially Robert Frost (“Stopping by woods”) and helping people. In my past I was an instructor for the world famous Dale Carnegie Course! :-)
    http://www.examiner.com/history-in-national/mcmxii-dale-carnegie-course-observes-centennial
    Nice to connect with you!

    Chip

    • Kari Arvisais says:

      Good afternoon Chip. Indeed, we do have somethings in common, poetry, photography, probably some other points of interest too. So nice to cross paths with you.

  2. Michael Powers says:

    Hi Kari,
    I noticed your quote from Dante/Patch Adams, and it reminded me of my favorite poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

    TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same, 10

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference. 20

    Have a Blessed New Year!

    • Kari Arvisais says:

      Michael,
      Thank you for sharing that poem and reminding me how beautiful it is to revisit poems from school days gone by.

      Happy New Year.

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