Becoming Your Own BFF: Building Self-Esteem for a Life of Joy

There’s a huge difference between ego and self-esteem. This book gives the reader tools to build self-esteem while letting go of the destructive nature of ego. By treating yourself like your own BFF rather than your worst bully, you can gain more confidence and find more joy. You will also learn how to overcome obstacles in your life easier and stop putting so much effort into what other people think of you.


Meet Randy Haveson, MA

Hi, I’m Randy Haveson
Before becoming an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, university administrator, TEDx speaker, therapist, life coach, Disney cast member, and founder of the Club 528 community, I too struggled with feeling like I couldn’t win. I felt like I had no direction, no hope and no way out. I used drugs and alcohol to escape my self-loathing, and almost ended my life because the pain of my existence felt so unbearable.

I knew there had to be another way. And I went on a mission to find it.
I spent decades focused not only on sobriety, but my recovery. I experimented and studied everything I could find to help me rebuild my self-esteem and identity. I unlocked a formula for how to cultivate confidence, and access self-esteem. Then I made a career out of helping thousands overcome addiction, disempowerment, and their attachment to unhealthy behaviors.

Now I want to help you too.
Feeling good about yourself, your life, and what you’re capable of is not only achievable- it’s methodical. And once you learn how to implement the right system, you not only feel the weight you’ve been carrying lighten, you see how you can cultivate confidence and joy daily.

The Change Jar

THIS BOOK GOES BEYOND LEADERSHIP WITH UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING STORIES OF KINDNESS, SERVICE, EMPATHY, AND GRATITUDE.

This game changing book comes with valuable, life, leadership, and happiness lessons that will shift how you see and experience the world. Based on his research in positive psychology and the science of well-being and inspired by a Jar of Change, the author seeks to educate and encourage you to live a purpose driven life.

By the end of this book you will be able to:

  • Leverage purposeful work to build an environment that drives cultural excellence and unleashes everyone’s full potential.
  • Increase your sense of purpose and well-being.
  • Accomplish any goal.
  • Create habits that stick.
  • Learn how to find the value in others.
  • Improve your social skills and communication.

Every theory and lesson presented in this book is paired with the authors unique and vulnerable stories, giving you a more personal and relatable feeling. It is genuinely an interesting book that will offer plenty of food for thought about leadership, cultural excellence, and life in general. The authors passion shows through on every page.


Meet Justin Berrey

My name is Justin Berrey. I’m passionate about my mission to inspire others to live a grateful, healthy, and happy life free of judgement. I believe deeply that we all have something to offer the world. Not everyone shares the same opinions as me on every subject but those same people know many things that I don’t know and I love to hear other perspectives and to challenge my own thinking. I seek to understand and not to judge. I’m a career leader with nearly two decades of experience. I am an ambassador of kindness, health, and well-being. Most importantly I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend.

Becoming a New Wave Leader: Principles and Practices to Live and Lead Well

How can you live a happy, balanced life in today’s chaos and gain respect as a leader at home and work?

Becoming a New Wave Leader explains a realistic path to answer this question.

Those of us who learn to live with virtue, strive with character, and thrive for a lifetime become better at life with purpose. We become people and leaders who command respect and collaboration, model moral character, and inspire with vision and meaning. Organizations that hire for these New Wave values spare themselves liabilities, especially financial, while gaining employee and client satisfaction.

This comprehensive guide offers:

  • Blueprints for leading with character and virtue.
  • Strategies for becoming a well-rounded and resilient individual.
  • Wisdom, ancient to contemporary, on living with purpose and leading with family first.
  • Inspiring stories showing you how to continuously become your best self.
  • Practical steps you can implement right away from those who have achieved success and found happiness.

In a world moving faster every day, don’t waste time floundering. You can realize well-being, thrive personally, and positively influence your family, organization, and community, helping everyone to flourish. It’s all inside Becoming a New Wave Leader.


Meet James Klopovic

JAMES KLOPOVIC lives New Wave Leadership as the best way to learn and teach it. An Air Force instructor inspired him: Upon Jim’s graduation with honors from aircraft mechanic’s technical school, his instructor told him he’d accomplished the equivalent of three college courses. If he could achieve that, what more could he do? As it turned out—a lot.

After retiring as Major Klopovic from the United States Air Force and earning a Doctor of Public Policy (DPP), James completed 45 years of experience in the public sector, providing leadership at federal, state, and local levels. For 25 of those years, he served as a senior staffer on the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, where his responsibilities encompassed strategic planning, municipal governance, financial development, federal granting, and community and organizational development, implementation, and evaluation.

He has authored or collaborated on numerous publications regarding community policing, community development, and effective/efficient delivery of public services.