Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller founders Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are prolific authors, keynote speakers, seminar leaders, and media personalities that provide guidance and understanding of behavior and parenting communication issues.


Chick Moorman

Chick Moorman is a veteran educator who has invested more than 40 years working with children, parents, teachers, and care-givers.   More than 300,000 participants have attended his seminars. While writing and lecturing, he offers skill training to help parents and teachers create responsible, caring, confident young people. His seminars provide practical strategies that can be put to use immediately.  Whether on the radio, television, or live events, Chick’s motivational stories and humor help participants connect with the content and adapt it for their own use.

Chick is the founder and director of The Institute for Personal Power. A consulting firm designed to deliver high quality programs to parents and teachers. He is the author of Spirit Whisperers: Teachers Who Nourish a Child’s Spirit and Parent Talk: How to Talk to Your Children in Words That Build Self-Esteem and Encourage Responsibility. His latest book Teaching the Attraction Principle™ to Children is co-authored with Thomas Haller.

At different times in his life, Chick experienced full-time parenting, weekend parenting, and step-parenting.  He even single-parented his teen-aged son for several years. After 15 years of traveling nationwide teaching other people how to parent, without warning he became another statistic in the ever-growing number of grandparents who were raising their grandchildren.  Chick’s life changed overnight, as he became one of only 125,000 men raising children as a single grandfather.

Chick is a cancer survivor. During his treatment he successfully used the skills in Teaching The Attraction Principle™ to Children to bring himself back to health. Now, fully recovered he has set out to teach these life-saving, and live-enhancing skills to children worldwide.  He lives in the Merrill, Michigan area.

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Thomas B. Haller, MDiv., LMSW, ACSW, DST

With the top rated morning radio show in Mid-Michigan (102.5FM – WIOG) and being the chief parenting correspondent to an NBC affiliate (WEYI TV 25), Thomas Haller is a widely sought after speaker. He is a parenting and relationship expert, a co-author of five highly acclaimed books and a psychotherapist who has maintained a private practice as a child, adolescent and couples therapist; a sex therapist; and a chronic pain counselor for over eighteen years.

Thomas is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on empowering individuals with effective verbal skills for creating interpersonal change and raising confident children. Thomas has extensive training in psychotherapy with children and couples from the University of Michigan where he received his Master of Social Work degree. He also is an ordained Lutheran minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary. He is a certified EEG biofeedback technician, an AASECT certified diplomate of sex therapy, and a certified sports counselor.

Thomas is also the founder and director of the Healing Minds Institute, a center devoted to teaching others to focus and enhance the health of the mind, body, and spirit. In addition he is president of Personal Power Press, Inc. a small publishing house devoted to providing parents and educators with practical material for building responsible children and he and wife, Valerie, maintain a not-for-profit 501-(c) (3) organization, Healing Acres, an equine retirement ranch for aged horses so they can live out their lives in a low stress atmosphere.

As a father of two boys, ages 12 and 8, Thomas succeeds at home first, purposefully creating a loving and committed family life using all the skills he writes and lectures about around the world. He more than writes and lectures about this material. He lives it every day.

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Articles by Chick Moorman & Thomas Haller


Handling the Interruption Disruption
The Discipline Quiz: True of False
Ten Ways to Create Sibling Rivalry
Why Is the Teacher Giving My Kid M&M’s?
How to Say “I Love You” with Meaning
Lessons in Baseball
Tattle Tales
Spoiling Children: The Seven Myths
The Stranger in Your Child's Life
Teach Your Child the Charity Habit
Affirming Your Children's Voice
Graceful Parenting
The Seven Worst Things You Can Say to Your Child
What is So Good About Good?


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