PocketConfidant’s mission is to create a solution for self-reflection and personal growth that empowers individuals and organizations in an ethical, flexible, scalable and inexpensive way. We are choosing to be attentive listeners, life-long learners and to pioneer capacity building through A.I.
PocketConfidant uses machine learning and natural language processing to build a virtual coaching technology. The technology analyzes the user input from interactions with its intelligent agent. Natural language understanding, built on sentence classification, guides the coaching conversations, while machine learning improves user engagement.
Rita Schiano is a resilience strategist and coach, speaker, and founder of Rita Schiano ~ Live A Flourishing Life. As a personal strategic coach, Rita helps clients focus specifically on their most important goals, interests, challenges, and needs.
She is the author of several books, including Live A Flourishing Life, a stress management, and resilience-building process workbook; the critically-acclaimed, semi-autobiographical novel Painting The Invisible Man, and Sweet Bitter Love and articles for The Huffington Post / AOL Healthy Living, the Worcester Business Journal, and guest blogger for Psychology Today.
Alpha One is the driving force behind the Maine Resilience project. Since 1978, Alpha One, a Center for Independent Living, has enabled thousands of people with disabilities to live more fully and more independently in all aspects of their lives. Few Centers for Independent Living in the United States or other public or private agencies in Maine offer Alpha One’s variety and depth of independent living services. Dr. Ron Breazeale and Alpha One worked together to form Maine Resilience and to create the Daily Heroes videos, used to teach resilience through storytelling by local individuals who have survived tragedy and adversity. Our relationship with Alpha One continues. It is and has always been, mutually supportive.
Maine Resilience began in 2007 in order to assist Maine’s citizens in building resilience, readiness and response techniques needed to bounce back from tragedy – whether a natural disaster or a personal one. In an effort to give back to the people of his adopted home, Dr. Ron Breazeale and the publisher donated the use of the novel, Reaching Home, and other copyrighted materials, in support of that goal. With a grant received from Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, the project was funded to offer five workshops per year, for three years, in Cumberland County Maine.
Town of Scarborough’s Preparedness Project – The Resilience Citizen-Be a Survivor, Not a Victim
“The Town, in collaboration with Maine Resilience, implemented a train-the-trainer program for the employees and citizens of Scarborough. This program seeks to develop and train individuals and groups in skills of personal preparedness and resiliency that will enable them to respond to natural or man-made disasters, traumatic events, and other adversarial situations.”
Many thanks for the financial support over the years from: