Promising Horizons Counseling & Assessment

Motivational Speaking

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Gregory M. Deitchler MA, L.M.F.T., L.P.C., C.S.C.

Gregory M. Deitchler is a results-oriented professional and personal growth expert. He provides tools to organizations, individuals, and families who want to learn how to tap into internal motivation and increase productivity with clarity of focus. Greg has been described as intelligent, inspiring, and witty. His vivacious personality and charm exudes passion and inspiration that captivates audiences and helps them to move forward in their endeavors. With his inspiring background as a cancer survivor and his extensive education he not only inspires but educates his audiences.

Greg has been speaking to large and small audiences since the early 1980’s. As a motivational speaker/trainer he was named as one of the State of Idaho’s top motivators by the Idaho Statesman and was inducted into the Associated Students of Boise State University Hall of Fame for Community Service. His inspiring stories will challenge and inspire you and your organization to reach new heights of determination to turn your goals and dreams into reality.

What sets Mr. Deitchler apart is not only his story of triumph over adversity but also how he turns setbacks into comebacks. After receiving pioneering cancer treatments that followed a 1% very bleak prognosis, Greg’s purpose quickly became bigger than his own survival. He became speaker/fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the age of 10. Greg has enlightened others about the value of donating money to research-based treatments. Mr. Deitchler was instrumental in starting Camp Rainbow Gold, a camp for kids with cancer. As an extension of the camp, Greg founded the first teen support group for teens surviving cancer. Mr. Deitchler became the youngest person ever to be elected as the Vice President of the Local American Cancer Society at age 19. His unrelenting desire to help others culminated in establishing Promising Horizons, a private clinical practice in marriage and family therapy and mental health. His expertise is in treating individuals and families experiencing traumatic illness.

Greg has spoken to many groups to help them move forward in their endeavors. His extensive list of speeches and workshops includes partnerships with local cities and hospitals to bring low cost marriage and relationship education to the masses. He has given presentations to Fortune 500 Companies, Adoption, Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health and Developmental Disability Agencies as well as Chambers of Commerce, and Lyons Clubs. Greg has also presented papers and programs to the Idaho Counseling Association, SMART Marriages Conference: the Coalition for Marriage, Family & Couples Education, the National Candlelighters Association, and many others.

In addition to his private practice Greg is well known in the adolescent mental health field for his work designing school based day treatment programs for at risk/emotionally disturbed youth. He trains educators and educational officials on the complexity of issues in adolescent mental health, group dynamics, and team building. Greg is also certified to train in non-violent crisis intervention. Greg’s work has been instrumental in helping corporate America learn the dynamics of team building, goal setting, and how to become mission-driven organizations.

Gregory M. Deitchler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Minor in interpersonal communication and dispute resolution, and his Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling from Boise State University.

Upcoming & Past Presentations 2009

June 8th - How to avoid Marrying a Jerk for singles and singels again. For the Dwayne Singles Branch.

7pm Locust Grove and Franklin Chapel.
June 11th at 6pm - Boise Idaho
A NEW BEGINNING Adoption Agnency is hosting a class for couples interested in adoption and Marrital communicaition
June Classes
To Register for these classes contact Tricia Marshall at:
208-939-3865 or via e-mail at

Keeping your marriage strong during difficult times

This class will discuss how to better manage conflicts and communicate more effectively. We will also discuss how to open up and talk about Adoption specific issues without either partner wanting to explode or leave the conversation.

Presenter: Gregory M. Deitchler MA, L.M.F.T., L.P.C., C.S.C.

When: June 11, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where:ANB Boise Office

Cost is $10.00/family
June 13 It's About Couples Marriage Seminar focusing on Conflict resolution & Communication Skills

Meridian Community Center 2nd & Idaho 12-3 cost 29/pp

July 24th & 25 - Pocatello Idaho
Multiple Sclerosis Marriage Education Getaway.
Greg will be speaking on marriage education targeted at families affected by M.S.

Past presentations in 2009

March 5th - Twin Falls Idaho
American Mothers Luncheon -
Greg will be speaking about the value of a good marriage in raising a family.

March 14th - Boise Idaho
It's About Couples Relationship Seminar at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

May 5th - Meridian Idaho
Greenhill Relief Society - Marriage Education & Conflict Resolution

Franklin & Locust Grove Chapel

May 16th - Meridian Idaho
How to avoid Marying a Jerk or Jerkett
Meridian Community Center