Character References & Professional References of Owner/Designer Dick Wulf, MSW, LCSW to establish credibility
I put these here only so that you can trust me enough so we can work together to help families and kids and, hopefully, also reduce crime and prevent some kids being abused and molested.
I have known Dick for nearly 10 years. We first met when we served on our Neighborhood Association Board together. Dick has always proved himself to be a compassionate and dedicated family man. He works tirelessly on ways to share his communication visions to other families in hopes of improving household connections. He developed a communication game that he shared with my kids several years ago .... to this day, it is still one of the top choices of games to play at our family nights! Dick is a very trusted and appreciated friend and neighbor - I would highly recommend any tools he develops for families and groups and feel confident the recipients would benefit greatly.
I have known Dick and observed his work and benefitted from his supervision for over 32 years. I have used tools that he has created and counsel that he has given to a great benefit for the people with whom I work. I trust his insights implicitly.
Bob Johnson, M.Div. M.A., Pastor
To whom it may concern:
I have known Dick Wulf for over 40 years dating back to when he worked for me from 1970 to 1979 at the Pikes Peak Mental Health Center in Colorado Springs. He worked both as a psychotherapist and an executive-level administrator. During that time I witnessed his strong desire to find new ways to help people by boldly addressing vexing social problems in our community.
Dick was always a creative thinker, do-er and motivator of people. He could be counted on as a dynamic leader and activist who always went the extra mile to develop community awareness and involvement in designing and implementing new programs to help people have ready access to the services of key community agencies, mental health and correctional organizations.
During his tenure at the Center he designed innovative new program proposals with financing plans in the form of successful grant applications for major programs that more than doubled the size of our Center at that time. Once fully funded, he supervised the launching of those new programs including the hiring of staff, acquisition and development of program facilities and linkages with allied provider agencies.
Dick is the same man today as he has always been – creative, dynamic, hard working, a champion of the downtrodden and fearless defender of children and families. I have utmost confidence in his honesty and integrity and adherence to the highest of standards and values. Working with him should be a very positive and professional experience.
Respectfully submitted, Charles J Vorwaller, MSW, LCSW retired
I have known Dick Wulf for almost 30 years. I have found him always to be a man of high integrity with a genuine desire to help others. He has helped me and my family to grow closer to one another and to God. He has a wealth of knowledge about group therapy and has many amazing experiences that he openly shares about his group work. He has a strong God-given commitment to help families, and I am honored to be able to participate in this effort.
I have had the privilege of knowing Dick since 1982. Dick enlarged my capacity to lead my own life, helped set me free from the pressure to be strong alone, and equipped me with skills to build effective teams. I couldn't be more grateful for all the ways my personal and professional life have been so positively shaped by Dick.
Some years later I served on the Board of his Lamb's Bride Project and had the privilege of experiencing Dick's incredible, unmatched love for families and for helping communities work together to fight courageously for good and to love one another well.
But more than writing books and teaching seminars, he demonstrates his convictions in his own life. He leads and participates in all kinds of groups, opening up his home day or night, taking the initiative to go out among the difficult people (ranging from gang members to prominent wealthy families) to help them work together as groups or families to overcome adversity and grow strong. I learned from Dick to let go of the "lone ranger" and build strong teams that can achieve far more (and dream a lot bigger) than I can alone!
I've worked and traveled all over the world and been in leadership positions for over 20 years. Dick is one of the most remarkable men I have ever met anywhere. I would trust him with my life and I'd trust his judgment about the most important things. He is able to maintain confidentiality, handles money and recognition with unusual integrity, is willing to suffer for righteousness sake and can walk boldly with the unpopular and risk rejection for what is right. Dick is also one of the kindest people I have met and one of the strongest. He is remarkably intelligent, insightful and willing to step out in faith in ways I've only seen among brave missionaries and rescue workers in developing countries who face hardship daily. He loves unconditionally and steadily through the uncertainties of everyday life and challenges us to never quit.
Michele LaFleur, M.S., MBA, M.S. President, Harvest Enterprises International Inc.
I have known Dick and Jean Wulf since 1983. He organized a group of people from the church that we were attending at that time, and has been instrumental in helping the group members with their different family situations.
Sincerely, Michael R. Mulholland
For the 20 years I’ve known Dick as a friend, he has always proven to have a big heart for families near and far, and he’s full of innovative ideas on how to help them. If you decide to use any of the resources he is offering, be assured that he will do right by you!
I have known Mr. Wulf for almost 10 years now. We served on a Neighborhood Board Association together. Mr. Wulf's reputation is beyond compare. He is caring, compassionate and insightful with a great care for community. I would recommend Mr. Wulf to any of my friends and neighbors. Mr. Wulf is an asset to anyone who knows him. His calm and happy disposition makes him a pleasure to know and trust. He is a very fine man.
I have known Dick Wulf in a professional capacity for over 20 years beginnning when I rented office space from him. We became friends about 12 years ago. I can speak to his integrity both as a professional psychotherapist as well as a person. He is a man of his word and his heart is to heal families. Dick is a loyal friend and will show up to help you when you need it, as he has done many times for me. I have watched him over the years be completely committed to his own family, so his desire to see families healed truly does begin at home for Dick. He has poured both his heart and his mind into his healing tools and anyone would be blessed to use them. I highly endorse my friend, both as a person and for the quality of the products he offers.
Deborah McAdoo, LMFT
In 1991 my wife and I with our two children moved to Slovakia. At that time Dick Wulf, who we had known for several years gave us some material that would help our family while living in a foreign society. We had family communication tools that helped open up conversations for us so that we would know and understand one another.
Once a week the four of us would share a meal and we would talk through one of the conversation tools that Dick had provided us. It was fantastic. We used his resources for several years. The discussions were not threatening to us. But they allowed each of us to reveal things about us that make us unique and special.
Dick Wulf is gifted in building communication and community. National Family Communications Initiative comes with our highest appreciation.
Bill Baker, missionary to the Roma in Slovakia
I have known Dick Wulf for about five years. As a colleague, I recognize that Dick has attained the professional experience and personal insight that makes him one of the most effective and insightful of clinicians and administrators. His analytical and psychological skill-set allows him to clinically recognize beyond mere stated and recognized issues. But beyond this, an aspect that makes this gentlemen so unique is his ability to recognize community and social relations. Those who are familiar with his lifelong professional initiatives would readily attest to Dick’s heart and his compassion for family and community. If I personally had to identify or mark the man whom I feel I could implicitly trust and confide in as a professional confidant, it would be my friend and respected colleague, Dick Wulf.
Michael A. Hernandez, PhD (ABD), Restoration Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor
I have known Dick both personally and professionally for twenty-five years. Professionally, Dick is a gifted therapist who understands and uses the dynamics of groups to bring about change in both individuals and group members. Personally, Dick is a passionate individual who is moved by strong personal convictions and deep compassion for the original group all of us experience, called the family. Divorce, abuse and many other ills of our time are related to issues in the family. He has created a series of resources to help couples and families develop important practices and habits that lead to successful relationships and people. They are based on sound principles of practice makes perfect (clinically called Behavioral Rehearsal). Dick is an honest, sincere person who goes bonkers when he sees the negative impact of family problems over and over again in the people he has counseled. Dick has the drive and insight combined with practical wisdom that I believe can solve any problem. I would want his help in any problem I faced. He sees the root of the issue and actions needed to solve it. Work with him - to help you make a difference in your personal relationships, in your company, or with groups. It is simpler and more profound than you think.
Peter Philbrick MA Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado