Full Esteem Ahead®, Inc. has been empowering children since 2010 when Keith O’Neill, Ph.D. founded the company in Newport Beach, California. As a therapist, father, coach, and director of many youth programs and summer camps it quickly became obvious to Keith that the main thing separating the happy, well rounded, successful and socially adept children from the others, is a highly developed sense of self-worth and confidence. “Through my education, my life experiences, and having worked with children of all ages, I learned firsthand that children’s self-esteem has a direct effect on their success as adults.”
After incorporating Full Esteem Ahead®, Inc. Keith created the original self-esteem building system which consisted of a set of three interactive DVDs for parents to play with their preschool-aged children. After using the program, parents reported that their children experienced improvement in motivation, performance, responsibility, social interaction, listening, and communication.
Next, Keith developed a program for use in kindergartens, preschools, daycare centers, churches, in fact, anywhere adults are in a position of influence on young children. Parents and teachers were pleased with the program and the positive effect it had on their children and students.
“The students at California Wiz Kids recite the S-Team Motto every day with pride and enthusiasm.” ~Janelle Jones, Executive Director of California Wiz Kids”
“By 5 to Thrive” is our motto and to educate and empower is our mission. To educate society, parents, teachers and other adults who influence preschool children that self-esteem is mostly developed by 5 years old and the devastating consequences when children grow up with a poor self-image.
To empower parents, teachers and other adults who influence preschool children by helping them recognize the early warning signs of poor self-esteem and provide them with tools that will help their preschool children learn to love themselves and become resilient.