Helping Businesses and Educational Institutions Transform Lives Using the Groundbreaking 8 to Great Success Process
About MK Mueller
International trainer and author MK Mueller began her professional life as a high school teacher when she hit rock bottom and found herself in a domestic violence shelter. From the depths of despair, she experienced life-changing insights as she discovered that we are not victims because the power to effect change is always within us.
From this bold foundation, she began a support group with five neighbors which quickly grew to hundreds coming to hear her message each week.
Now she trains over 100,000 people each year – from homeless shelter residents to Fortune 500 executives—and is dedicated to the empowerment of our youth, sharing her 8 to Great success curriculum with elementary, middle and high schools.
About 8 to Great
8 to Great began in 1988 as “The Self-Esteem Education Association,” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students and adults reach this potential.
In 1994 the name was officially changed to F.R.E.: The Full Responsibility Education Corporation. While it was under this name, MK Mueller published her first book, Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness, and put out her first original music CD, Light-Hearted.
During this time MK would share her powerful message with the homeless at a shelter in Omaha each week she was in town. It was this kind of “giving back” effort that won her the Heartland Hero Award.
By 1998 Taking Care of Me was published in Spanish and French and MK began speaking internationally.
In 2000 MK began working on her second book, 8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change, which took the concepts from her first book and turned those “ingredients” into a “recipe for success.” The eight high-ways are:
1.) Get the Picture
3.) Full Responsibility
4.) Feel All Your Feelings
5.) Honest Communication
6.) Forgiveness of the Past
7.) Gratitude for the Present
8.) Hope for the Future
MK tested and published the Middle and High School Curriculum over a 7-year period, training 500 teachers in the process and taking it to over 100 schools in Nebraska and Iowa.
The 8 to Great book was published in 2009 and immediately won two national “Best Self-Help Book of the Year” awards. Over the next three years, MK and her Master Trainers would train over a thousand more trainers who would take the material to schools, businesses, churches and health care organizations.
Today, MK has two original music CD’s, three books and a curriculum that spans from Kindergarten through college. 8 to Great is being taught in 18 states. Their headquarters is in the Kansas City area.