Meet our Master Trainers

Author MK Mueller

OUR HISTORY: MK Mueller spent 10 years as a high school educator and speech coach and loved it. But at the age of 34, she found herself in a domestic violence shelter. There she learned that her nearly straight A’s in high school had not taught her some of life’s most important skills. 

After leaving the shelter, she began a support group in her home called, “Taking Care of Me.” Almost overnight, word of her empowering and uplifting message for adults in all walks of life grew, and she became a highly sought after speaker and trainer for businesses, community groups, and national and international conferences.OUR 

Using the insights from teaching and speaking, she wrote the award-winning book 8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change. Soon after, she developed a 6-12 curriculum and a training course for educators. Today there are over 3,000 Certified Trainers taking the 8 High-Ways Success Skills Process into middle and high schools, colleges, workplaces, health care organizations and community groups.

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TODAY: MK is a TEDx Presenter with five books, a podcast and four original music CDs, speaking to educators, business leaders, and health care professionals around the world.

Patty Stuever

Active as a case manager, social worker and leadership coordinator in education for over 20 years, Patty’s life changed when a friend gave her a copy of 8 to Great®.

After she read it and started applying the 8 High-Ways, she realized “for the first time in my life I was truly happy!” She was so excited about how the process transformed her life that she asked to be trained to share it with others.

Subsequently, she was certified as one of our first Master Trainers, and now travels the world training coaches. Patty is clear that “As a health, wealth and dream coach, I love sharing this message of hope and inspiration that empowers us all to be the best version of ourselves.” Patty recently published her first book, Gratitude 101: The True Key to Happiness, available on Amazon. We are so proud to have Patty on our team!

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Roxie Smith

With her 32 years of experience teaching and counseling, Roxie Smith is committed to guiding students and adults to becoming and doing their best. Once she discovered the 8 to Great® Success Skills 15 years ago, she knew she had to share it.

Her passion for the process led her to create a life-changing 8 to Great® Creative Writing Semester Course and the Bullet Journal Companion that any certified trainer can implement. Today, Roxie is legendary for her heart-hitting and practically powerful presentations. We are so proud to have her on our Master Trainer Team!

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