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“One in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans experience a mental health disorder in a given year.”

– NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)

Have you ever found yourself wondering if someone in your life is just eccentric, or could there be a deeper issue? Expand your comfort zone and gain skills to deal with real world issues with Quirks and Jerks: Coping with odd Behavior. Coping with difficult behavior can be a tricky business. Licensed Social Worker Faye Kufahl demonstrates the fine line between “quirks and jerks” and someone who has deeper problems causing audience members to examine their own notions, expand their comfort zone, and deal with real world issues.

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Using props and real-life scenarios, Faye embodies characters to deftly demonstrate aberrant and quirky behaviors.

Through stories, her program enhances understanding of these behaviors, widens tolerance levels, and improves coping skill for members of your agency or organization.

Based on the needs of your group, participants will have the opportunity to

  • Analyze what is odd or quirky behavior
  • Identify coping skills
  • Strategize on how to incorporate skills in real life situations
  • Develop individual tiered plans for dealing with difficult people in their lives
  • Learn how humor works with quirks and jerks
  • Expand their comfort zone

Perfect keynote or breakout session for organizations and agencies dealing with the public including

  • women’s businesses networking associations
  • care giver programs
  • health care programs
  • police associations
  • nursing associations
  • small business networking groups
  • public employee groups

Diabetic Coach

Coaches are very popular these days. Athletes have them, gyms offer them, many actors and musicians have them as well. A diabetic coach’s role is to help an individual control their diabetes for optimal results, giving them a healthier, happier, longer life, free from the deadly results that can accompany this disease if left unchecked. So far, there is no national certification program for diabetes coaching, so pretty much any one can call themselves a coach. Seek someone who has experience in the field in which advice is being offered.

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What does Faye Offer as Your Coach?

  • Guidance, support and planning for each individual person or family
  • One-on-one consultations, group or family sessions, either in person or via phone
  • Will listen, look, and understand each person’s challenges with this disease
  • Will assist in drafting a manageable daily plan for each person
  • Will work toward understanding your questions and finding an answer so we can incorporate results into your individual life-style

What is our Common Goal?

  • Working with your physician and your diabetic nutritionist or educator, to become an integral part of your team
  • Together over the span of 6-8 months we will work toward the positive outcomes of:
    • Lowering your A1C
    • Lowering your blood pressure
    • Lowering your cholesterol
    • Healthier, happier outlook in life
    • A better you for the future.

What is the difference between a coach and an educator?

  • Payment is one factor
  • Most insurance company’s pay for limited visits with the hospital-approach of a diabetic educator
  • Diabetic coach is paid out-of-pocket
  • Benefit is if you will have the one-on-one type of listening, support and advice you need to be a more healthy you from a personal coach

Why Choose Faye?

  • Licensed Social Worker— 40 years of experience, often advising clients who have diabetes
  • Diagnosed with diabetes, type 2— 32 years ago
  • Maintained keeping her A1C under 6.7 for over 32 years
  • Life-long personal and professional reputation as an attentive listener and proactive helper
  • Adept at navigating governmental agencies, and the health and insurance industries


Faye embraces life with candor, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. This spirit is infused into her writing which approaches tough topics in a sensitive yet accessible manner.

Ms. Kufahl has written three books:

Nutterville: And Other True Stories of Coping With Mental Illness
Prisoner of God: Based on a True Story
Nigeria West Africa: Through My Eyes