About Us

Alicia Birong is the founder and owner of Changing the Chatter: Celebrating ChatterGirls and Guided Choices.

With a passion for improving and empowering the lives of individuals of all ages, she has worked with children and adults for over 30 years as a life coach, therapist and hypnotherapist. Alicia holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago.

Throughout her career Alicia has worked in the nonprofit arena, the business community, and Catholic Church. She teaches pediatric hypnotherapy at conferences and to therapists in the Chicagoland area, has published various articles and has presented the topic to both national and international audiences.

In 2013, Alicia started Changing the Chatter: Celebrating ChatterGirls to help young girls between the ages of 8 and 14 deal with social pressures and self-esteem. The goal of the program is to spread the message across the nation so young girls will have the tools they need to be stronger, more confident young women. In acknowledgement of Changing the Chatter: Celebrating ChatterGirls, Alicia was a recipient of the McHenry County Hero’s Award, given to residents who have made a marked contribution to their community.

In addition, the Changing the Chatter, Alicia has a Life Coaching Certification program for individuals who desire to coach children and works with organizations on empowerment issues for women.

She resides in the Chicagoland area and is a wife and mother of two successful adult children. She is also a proud grandmother.

Alicia was presented the Everyday Hero’s Award in March 2014.
You can view Alicia’s video, “I AM”

Listen to Alicia’s podcast with Linda Gullo for Mini Miracles from Minor Moments

Learn more about Alicia’s book Changing the Chatter: Help Your Daughter Look Beyond the Mirror for Better Self-Esteem.

You can contact Alicia at: [email protected] or 815-404-8343.

More Information is available at Guided Choices.