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This is exciting new series for our community – Life Bites: a webinar series elevating your professional wellness!  Why Life Bites?  Challenging times require new approaches in wellness.  In this series, we will set aside all the jargon and focus on how to bring forward a consciousness that sustains you – in all the roles you manage – at home and at work.  You will learn, laugh and may cry a tear or two along the way!

Life Bites, presented in partnership with The Avery and Brian Experience, is a virtual series designed to deliver relevant and useful tools for personal and professional development for your workplace community. Each 45-minute session is purposefully structured to be engaging and interactive so attendees of the series will have a positive experience. The values of R9HSA Life Bites include the belief that each person must be acknowledged for their lived experiences, we are all leaders in organizations and self-development is the key to personal growth and professional success.


Life Bites, a product of Training West, is designed to engage a diverse staff providing Head Start and Early Head Start services.  Individuals will be enrolled in a four-session offering in the Spring/Summer of 2023.  All sessions will be held on the Zoom platform.  Sessions will be presented live and offered on-demand to registered attendees. Programs are encouraged to register multiple staff and use the series for coaching and staff development efforts.


The sessions will take place virtually utilizing the Zoom platform and an interactive learning management resource.


The Avery and Brian Experience was created in 2018 to help families and organizations focus on developing healthy relationships. What started as a conversation over dinner about helping our local community has led us to speak in front of more than 35,000 people and counting.

Our journey as motivational speakers and workshop facilitators has led us to present keynote addresses at corporate conferences, college faculty retreats, business leadership roundtables, unified school district events, commencement ceremonies, and sorority/ fraternity conventions.

Brian spent over 20 years in Executive Sales Leadership positions with AT&T and Bank of America. During that time, he coached and developed current company leaders and generated over 25 million dollars in sales revenue. In 2018, he retired from corporate America to found his own company, Respectology LLC. He is a certified social and emotional intelligence coach, a Train-the-Trainer Facilitator, and a 2015 TEDx presenter. Additionally, Brian has been honored as a Jr NBA/WNBA Coach of the Year recipient. This annual award is given to only thirty coaches out of more than 50,000 in the United States and Canada. Brian is an alumnus of San Francisco State University.

Avery is a master at the art of relationship building and has used that mastery to forge meaningful friendships with people all around the world. He is a graduate of Sacramento State University, where he graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in communications. He has studied in Sydney, Australia, and interned at the Washington, DC, public relations firm kglobal. Avery has facilitated workshops around the United States on the power of soft skills in the workplace. He has extensive work experience in collegiate athletics, social and emotional intelligence training, and mindfulness.


  • April 18th Session: The Emotional Intelligent Workplace
  • May 23rd Session: The Power of You- Developing Your Self-Awareness
  • June 27th Session: Re-imaging Workplace Connections
  • July 25th Session: The Art of Relationships


  • Four Session Series $329 Member/$359 Non-Member
  • Individual Sessions $89 Member/99 Non-Member

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