Meet Kansas City’s answer to Dr. Phil

January 8, 2016 By upshot

Oprah discovered Dr. Phil. I have found counselor Wayne—Phil’s former partner. Wayne McKamie Jr. is a local psychologist and self-help guru. And unlike Phil McGraw, McKamie isn’t seen on TV and doesn’t have a book deal. McKamie practices the same theories and methods that have made McGraw a household name and a millionaire. And McKamie does it right here in Kansas City. Almost everyone has heard of McGraw, Oprah’s straight-talking expert on life strategies and relationships. He helps people make tough choices in their lives... View Article

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“Follow me” may be what people expect to hear from the leaders of Focus Seminars of Kansas City but they won’t hear that sentiment in the way it’s often been used. Using phrases like “Do what I’m doing” is a popular way to teach leadership but Wayne and Pam McKamie don’t ask participants to copy how they lead. They have been creating leaders in Kansas City since 1990 using a unique approach. They teach others how to get out of their own way and lead... View Article

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Play it Real this Holiday Season

December 15, 2015 By upshot

Tis the Season, Right? Well, for many people the idea of getting with family presents a challenge. “Can’t we all just get along?” Therapists love the Holidays because it is job security. When people go home it is easy to pick the old role you use to play when you were a child. It is a survival role and while it may have helped you in some way, it is not who you are today. Here are a few roles people fall into when they... View Article

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Being Who You Are

June 9, 2015 By upshot

Pam and I are leaving KC this afternoon to join the graduation at Teen Camp. It is a powerful graduation because parents arrive to see their teens after 5 days of being separated. Alot has happened in the 5 days. The teens have spent time going inward and identified barriers in their life that they need to let go of and claimed a “true self”, who they are authentically. Who they are without wounds of anger, insecurity, fears, jealousy, guilt, resentments, and victim rolls. The closing of camp... View Article

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