ABOUT US

WE WANT TO HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE.

After spending many years working in clinical psychology, CEO, Rick Breden, shifted to organizational psychology and founded Behavioral Essentials.  The initial idea was to introduce a family therapy model to companies after realizing that all companies are made up of groups of people who function in many ways like a family, complete with all the happy and sad that brings.

At Behavioral Essentials, we want to help you manage the sad and help you and your company grow.  Using our behavioral assessment, suite of cloud-based reports and team of professional consultants, we help you get back to the table performing at a higher level and develop a customized course of action to effectively hire and develop your people.

Our Core Values

The Golden Rule

Family First

Listening

Innovation

Efficiency

Personal Growth

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Our Team

Rick Breden
CEO & Psychotherapist

Rick Breden began his professional career in counseling in 1988. After a few years working in psychiatric hospitals, he completed his Master's degree in Counseling Services and subsequently attended both Texas A&M and Purdue University for post graduate studies. Rick founded New Light Counseling centers in 1990 which were later acquired by Family Life Counseling Centers where he became the clinical director. During his time as a psychotherapist, Rick logged several thousand hours treating victims of sexual abuse and their families. In 2006, Rick shifted to organizational psychology and founded Essentials. The initial idea was to introduce a family therapy model to companies after realizing that all companies are made up of groups of people who function in many ways like a family, complete with all the happy and sad that brings. Rick also studied medical hypnosis at the Milton Erikson institute, and is a current student of John Milton, famed ecologist and founder of The Way of Nature.

Rick Breden
CEO & Psychotherapist
Bob Carilli
Co-Founder & Techno-Wizard

Bob is an entrepreneur, strategist & techno-wizard who 
has always been at the forefront of industry firsts, working as a producer on AT&T’s first Summer Olympic Games Website. Throughout Bob’s career he has helped multiple companies revolutionize and increase revenue through digital transformation and believes you can never stop learning.

Bob Carilli
Co-Founder & Techno-Wizard
Chu Shin
Senior Management Coach

Chu Shin is the Senior management coach of Behavioral Essentials. His extensive experience and leadership knowledge has put him in a position to take organizations to national prominence while impacting and developing many people along the way with his positive attitude and warmth.

Chu Shin
Senior Management Coach
Lauren Breden
The Creative

Lauren is in charge of all things creative, and is Rick’s oldest daughter. Although she got her degree in Classical Vocal Performance, she has a fresh eye for art & design and has been designing for Behavioral Essentials alongside her performance career. She loves choral music, loves being outside and can eat a lot of Mexican food.

Lauren Breden
The Creative
Sarah C. Albritton
Executive Coach

Sarah C. Albritton, MS, is known for delivering high impact coaching and leadership consulting to chief/senior executives and their teams in companies throughout the world. She is co-author of I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You!, a 23 year top-selling book on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitator since 2014, she was one of 12 Master Facilitators selected for Dr. Brené Brown’s Brave Leaders Inc and is now a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator. She received her formal coach training at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in 1999 before coaching certifications existed! She was an adjunct faculty member at CCL for 7 years.
Sarah is known for her fearless and supportive candor. Anchoring her relationships in trust, respect and a healthy dose of humor, she uses well-grounded assessment data from 360 tools, personality assessments and interviews to gain insight and offer challenge to inspire honest reflection and lasting strategic change. The integration of Brené Brown’s work over the last few years has had a powerful impact on her clients. Since 2016 she has been offering Rising Strong™ For Helping Professionals and Rising Strong™ for Leaders intensive weekends, creating a protected space for deep personal development for helping professionals and leaders. Sarah holds degrees in Economics (BA) and Educational Leadership (MS). She holds many certifications including all Center for Creative Leadership tools, Hogan personality assessment suite, and Discovery Learning/MHS assessments and simulations.

Sarah C. Albritton
Executive Coach
Arti Bagga Chopra
Management Coach

Arti Bagga Chopra thrives off of empowering individuals to take the lead in their lives. Her professional career began working in Higher Education nurturing the minds of young adults in leadership, and she later ventured into NLP coaching. Arti holds a B.S. in Psychology with a certificate in Leadership Studies as well as an M.A. in Higher Education & Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She is now a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy.

Arti Bagga Chopra
Management Coach