About Us

Background

We are an organization that creates and runs programs for children, youth and parents to smooth the way for young people all over the world. Kids in the Spotlight (KITS), Launch: Youth-Led Leadership Program and Personal Parenting: Window To Your Child, created and run by Denise Goldbeck, are original programs based on developmental principles. Our unique programs deliver experiential learning for people of all ages to enhance family life.

History

Combines performing arts experience and dvelopmental psychology
She has over 30 years combined experience in teaching adults and children, counselling individuals of all backgrounds, and consulting other educators and therapists.

Philosophy – holding children able – encouraging instrinsic motivation in children and their parents

Degree in experiemental psychology – focus on development – Registered Clinical Counsellor with training in narrative therapy, intergrative body psychology, lifespan integration diploma in counselling along with performing arts training in ballet, voice, acting and directing.

Denise Goldbeck

Denise Goldbeck moved from the performing arts where she was a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, singer and director of musicals into developmental psychology and counselling. She has a master’s degree in developmental psychology from S.F.U. along with a degree in counselling.

Combining the performing arts, the science of development and the application of counselling psychology she created Kids in the Spotlight, Launch: Youth-Led Leadership and Personal Parenting: Window to your Child. She has been working with children and their families for 35 years. She has taken her programs around the world – to Africa, China, Russia, the North West Territories and Brazil. She has been married to her husband Henry Goldbeck and has two grown sons aged 24 and 20. The family home is in Port Moody and is guarded by two miniature long-haired dachshunds – Smokey and Lexie.

2017 Kids in the Spotlight